Initiation of Scoping for an Environmental Assessment (EA)
Pursuant to the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) (42 U.S.C. 4321-4307h), the Council on Environmental Quality's NEPA regulations (40 CFR Part 1500-1508), and EPA's regulations for implementing NEPA (40 CFR Part 6), EPA will prepare an Environmental Assessment (EA) to analyze the potential environmental impacts related to the reissuance of the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) General Permit for Discharges from Industrial Activities, also referred to as the Multi-Sector General Permit. The EA will evaluate the potential environmental impacts from the discharge of pollutants in stormwater discharges from new sources associated with industrial facilities where EPA is the permitting authority. EPA will use the information in the EA to determine whether to prepare an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS). This notice initiates the scoping process by inviting comments from Federal, State, and local agencies, Indian tribes, and the public to help identify the environmental issues and reasonable alternatives to be examined in the EA. The scoping process will inform the preparation of the EA, which will be made available for public comment.
Pesticide Program Dialogue Committee; Notice of Public Meeting
Pursuant to the Federal Advisory Committee Act, the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA's) Office of Pesticide Programs is giving notice that a public webinar of the Pesticide Program Dialogue Committee (PPDC) is being planned for December 5-6, 2013. A draft agenda is under development and will be posted by November 21, 2013. Notice is also given that EPA has determined that, in accordance with the provisions of the Federal Advisory Committee Act, the PPDC has been renewed for an additional 2-year period, from October 25, 2013, to October 25, 2015. A copy of the current Charter is available on the PPDC Internet site.
FIFRA Scientific Advisory Panel; Notice of Rescheduled Public Meeting
The Agency is issuing this notice to reschedule the 1-day meeting of the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act Scientific Advisory Panel (FIFRA SAP) to consider and review, RNAi Technology as a Pesticide: Problem Formulation for Human Health and Ecological Risk Assessment. The meeting was announced in the Federal Register on August 15, 2013. The Agency issued a notice of cancellation in the Federal Register on October 28, 2013. The new meeting date is January 28, 2014.
National Drinking Water Advisory Council; Request for Nominations
The EPA invites nominations of qualified candidates to be considered for a three-year appointment to the National Drinking Water Advisory Council (Council). The 15 member Council was established by the Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA) to provide practical and independent advice, consultation and recommendations to the EPA Administrator on the activities, functions, policies, and regulations required by the SDWA. This notice solicits nominations to fill five new vacancies through December 15, 2016. To maintain the representation required by statute, nominees will be selected to represent: State and local agencies concerned with water hygiene and public water supply (two vacancies) and private organizations or groups demonstrating an active interest in the field of water hygiene and public water supply (three vacancies).
Tebuconazole; Pesticide Tolerances
This regulation establishes tolerances for residues of tebuconazole in or on the fruiting vegetable group 8-10 and amends the existing tolerances for barley grain and the cucurbit vegetable group 9. Interregional Research Project Number 4 (IR-4) requested this tolerance and amendment under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA).