Notification of a Public Teleconference of the Great Lakes Advisory Board
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announces a public teleconference of the Great Lakes Advisory Board (GLAB). The purpose of the teleconference is to conclude discussions that will inform the development of a draft Great Lakes Restoration Initiative FY 2015-2019 Action Plan.
Extension of Comment Period for the Water Quality Standards Regulatory Clarifications Proposed Rule
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is extending the comment period for the proposed rule ``Water Quality Standards Regulatory Clarifications''. EPA is extending the comment period in response to stakeholder requests for a 30-day extension.
Etofenprox; Pesticide Tolerances
This regulation establishes tolerances for residues of etofenprox 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).
Notice of Availability of the Environmental Protection Agency's 2011 Emissions Modeling Platform
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is providing notice that the 2011 Emissions Modeling Platform data are available for public review and comment. The 2011 Emissions Modeling Platform consists of emissions inventory data, supporting data, and methods that are used to process the 2011 National Emissions Inventory (NEI) and related data into a form that can be used for air quality modeling. The platform, or portions of the data that make up the platform, may be used by the Office of Air and Radiation in several contexts, including the development of rules related to the transport of air pollution and the National Ambient Air Quality Standards. The platform may also be used for other studies such as the National Air Toxics Assessment. The EPA is requesting comment on the 2011 Emissions Modeling Platform, including the emissions inventories and on the supporting data and methods. A docket has been established to track the comments.
Draft Guidelines; Product Environmental Performance Standards and Ecolabels for Voluntary Use in Federal Procurement; Notice of Availability and Request for Comments
EPA is announcing for public review and comment draft Guidelines intended to provide a transparent, fair, and consistent approach to using non-governmental product environmental performance standards and ecolabels in Federal purchasing, consistent with Federal standards policy and sustainable acquisition mandates. These draft Guidelines have been developed in response to requests via a wide variety of stakeholder engagement channels from suppliers, manufacturers, environmental organizations, Federal purchasers, and other stakeholders over the last several years. Voluntary guidelines for standards and ecolabels would help agencies implement sustainable acquisition requirements of Executive Order 13514 and the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) 23.103 which requires 95% of the government's applicable contract actions to be sustainable. Specifically, the Guidelines for standards and ecolabels could provide clarity regarding the term ``environmentally preferable'' for purposes of the Executive Order. In addition to seeking input on the draft Guidelines themselves, EPA is seeking input on how standards and ecolabels should be assessed for conformance to such guidelines. The proposed draft Guidelines and supplementary information can be found in the docket and at http://www.epa.gov/epp/draftGuidelines.
Metaldehyde; Pesticide Tolerances
This regulation establishes tolerances for residues of metaldehyde in or on multiple commodities which are identified and discussed later in this document. This regulation additionally removes the established tolerances in or on berry group 13 and strawberry, as the tolerances will be superseded by tolerances established by this action. Interregional Research Project Number 4 (IR-4) requested these tolerances under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA).
Octadecanoic Acid, 12-Hydroxy-, Homopolymer, Ester With 2-Methyloxirane Polymer With Oxirane Monobutyl Ether; Tolerance Exemption
This regulation establishes an exemption from the requirement of a tolerance for residues of Octadecanoic Acid, 12-Hydroxy-, Homopolymer, Ester with 2-Methyloxirane Polymer with Oxirane Monobutyl Ether (CAS Reg. No. 1373125-59-7) when used as an inert ingredient in a pesticide formulation. Huntsman Corp. 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 Octadecanoic Acid, 12-Hydroxy-, Homopolymer, Ester with 2- Methyloxirane Polymer with Oxirane Monobutyl Ether on food or feed commodities.
Receipt of a Pesticide Petition Filed for Residues of Pesticide Chemicals in or on Various Commodities
This document announces the Agency's receipt of a revision to an initial filing of a pesticide petition requesting the establishment or modification of regulations for residues of pesticide chemicals in or on various commodities.
Notice of Receipt of Requests for Amendments To Delete Uses in Certain Pesticide Registrations
In accordance with the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA), EPA is issuing a notice of receipt of request for amendments by registrants to delete uses in certain pesticide registrations. FIFRA provides that a registrant of a pesticide product may at any time request that any of its pesticide registrations be amended to delete one or more uses. FIFRA further provides that, before acting on the request, EPA must publish a notice of receipt of any request in the Federal Register.