Environmental Protection Agency December 20, 2013 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Proposed Information Collection Request; Comment Request; Regulation of Fuels and Fuel Additives: 2011 Renewable Fuel Standards-Petition for International Aggregate Compliance Approach
Document Number: 2013-30428
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-12-20
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency is planning to submit an information collection request (ICR), ``Regulation of Fuels and Fuel Additives: 2011 Renewable Fuel StandardsPetition for International Aggregate Compliance Approach'' (EPA ICR No. 2398.03, OMB Control No. 2060-0655 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 February 28, 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.
Proposed Information Collection Request; Comment Request; Motor Vehicle Emissions: Revisions to Certification of Alternative Fuels Conversions
Document Number: 2013-30427
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-12-20
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency is planning to submit an information collection request (ICR), ``Motor Vehicle Emissions: Revisions to Certification of Alternative Fuels Conversions'' (EPA ICR No. 0783.64, OMB Control No. 2060-0104) 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 May 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.
Proposed Modification of a General NPDES Permit for Small Suction Dredging-Permit Number IDG-37-0000
Document Number: 2013-30425
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-12-20
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA proposes to modify a National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) General Permit for placer mining operations in Idaho using small suction dredges (intake nozzle size of 5 inches in diameter or less and with equipment rated at 15 horsepower or less). When the 2013 GP was issued, the language of the GP contained a discrepancy with the total maximum daily load (TMDL) that was issued for Mores Creek. The GP did not include any reference to the tributaries of Mores, Elk or Grimes creeks that were included in the loading allocations of the TMDL. This modification proposes to rectify that discrepancy by including a reference to the tributaries within the GP requirements for Mores, Grimes and Elk creeks and listing the tributaries in Appendix F to the GP. Other parts of the GP are not open for public comment at this time.
Cross-Media Electronic Reporting: Authorized Program Revision Approval, State of New York
Document Number: 2013-30418
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-12-20
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This notice announces EPA's approval of the State of New York's request to modify its State Operating Permit Programs EPA- authorized program to allow electronic reporting.
Environmental Laboratory Advisory Board (ELAB) Meeting Dates and Agenda
Document Number: 2013-30374
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-12-20
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency's Environmental Laboratory Advisory Board (ELAB), as previously announced, holds teleconference meetings the third Wednesday of each month at 1:00 p.m. ET and two face-to-face meetings each calendar year. For 2014, teleconference only meetings will be February 19, 2014; March 19, 2014; April 16, 2014; May 21, 2014; June 18, 2014; July 16, 2014; September 17, 2014; October 15, 2014; November 19, 2014; and December 17, 2014 at 1:00 p.m. ET to discuss the ideas and views presented at the previous ELAB meetings, as well as new business. Items to be discussed by ELAB over these coming meetings include: (1) Issues in continuing the expansion of national environmental accreditation; (2) ELAB support to the Agency on issues relating to measurement and monitoring for all programs; and (3) follow-up on some of ELAB's past recommendations and issues. In addition to these teleconferences, ELAB will be hosting their two face- to-face meetings with teleconference line also available on January 27, 2014 at the Hyatt Regency Louisville in Louisville, KY at 8:00 a.m. (CT) and on August 4, 2014 at the Hyatt Regency on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC at 8:00 a.m. (ET). Written comments on laboratory accreditation issues and/or environmental monitoring or measurement issues are encouraged and should be sent to Ms. Lara P. Phelps, DFO, US EPA (E243-05), 109 T. W. Alexander Drive, Research Triangle Park, NC 27709 or emailed to phelps.lara@epa.gov. Members of the public are invited to listen to the teleconference calls, and time permitting, will be allowed to comment on issues discussed during this and previous ELAB meetings. Those persons interested in attending should call Lara P. Phelps at (919) 541-5544 to obtain teleconference information. For information on access or services for individuals with disabilities, please contact Lara P. Phelps at the number above. To request accommodation of a disability, please contact Lara P. Phelps, preferably at least 10 days prior to the meeting, to give EPA as much time as possible to process your request.
Environmental Impact Statements; Notice of Availability
Document Number: 2013-30349
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-12-20
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Mandipropamid; Pesticide Tolerances
Document Number: 2013-30348
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-12-20
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This regulation establishes tolerances in or on multiple commodities and removes several established tolerances for residues of mandipropamid, 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).
Senior Executive Service Performance Review Board; Membership
Document Number: 2013-30330
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-12-20
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Notice is hereby given of the membership of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Performance Review Board for 2013.
Coastal Nonpoint Pollution Control Program: Intent To Find That Oregon Has Failed To Submit an Approvable Coastal Nonpoint Pollution Control Program
Document Number: 2013-30297
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-12-20
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Environmental Protection Agency
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) invite public comment on the intent of the two agencies to find that Oregon has failed to submit an approvable Coastal Nonpoint Pollution Control Program. The Coastal Zone Act Reauthorization Amendments (CZARA) directs states and territories with coastal zone management programs previously approved under Section 306 of the Coastal Zone Management Act to develop and implement coastal nonpoint programs, which must be submitted to NOAA and EPA for approval. Prior to making such a finding, NOAA and EPA invite public input on the two federal agencies' reasoning particularly because, among other things, a finding that a state has failed to submit an approvable program would lead to adverse financial consequences for the State in terms of federal grant funding.
Registration Review; Pesticide Dockets Opened for Review and Comment
Document Number: 2013-30253
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-12-20
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
With this document, EPA is opening the public comment period for several registration reviews. Registration review is EPA's periodic review of pesticide registrations to ensure that each pesticide continues to satisfy the statutory standard for registration, that is, the pesticide can perform its intended function without unreasonable adverse effects on human health or the environment. Registration review dockets contain information that will assist the public in understanding the types of information and issues that the Agency may consider during the course of registration reviews. Through this program, EPA is ensuring that each pesticide's registration is based on current scientific and other knowledge, including its effects on human health and the environment. This document also announces the Agency's intent not to open registration review dockets for Pseudozyma flocculosa (case 6049), Pseudomonas chlororaphis (case 6011), and PXTS (case 5108). These pesticides do not currently have any registered pesticide products and are not, therefore, scheduled for review under the registration review program. This document also announces the registration review case closure for the pesticide tralkoxydim (case 7237), and the availability of the tralkoxydim registration review case closure document. The cancellation of the last remaining tralkoxydim registrations became effective October 30, 2013. The case closure for tralkoxydim is being announced herein with no comment period.