Environmental Protection Agency January 22, 2014 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Approval and Promulgation of State Implementation Plans: Oregon
Document Number: 2014-01283
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-01-22
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
2013 Revisions to the Greenhouse Gas Reporting Rule and Final Confidentiality Determinations for New or Substantially Revised Data Elements
Document Number: 2014-01214
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-01-22
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) published a final rule in the Federal Register on November 29, 2013. The final rule amended the Greenhouse Gas Reporting Rule to implement technical corrections, clarifying revisions, and other amendments to improve the quality and consistency of the data collected by the EPA, including amendments to the Reporting Rule's table of global warming potentials to revise the values for certain greenhouse gases. An error in the regulatory text is identified and corrected in this action.
Acetochlor; Pesticide Tolerances
Document Number: 2014-01183
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-01-22
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This regulation establishes tolerances for residues of acetochlor in or on sugar beets and peanuts. Monsanto Company requested these tolerances under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA).
Notice of Receipt of Requests To Voluntarily Cancel Certain Pesticide Registrations
Document Number: 2014-01182
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-01-22
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
In accordance with the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA), EPA is issuing a notice of receipt of requests by registrants to voluntarily cancel certain pesticide registrations. The registrants submitting voluntary requests for cancellation are Sergeant's Pet Care Products, Inc. (Sergeant's) and Wellmark International (Wellmark). Regarding Sergeant's, EPA intends to grant this request at the close of the comment period for this announcement unless the Agency receives substantive comments within the comment period that would merit its further review of the request, or unless the registrant withdraws its request. The cancellations for the Sergeant's propoxur products will not become effective before April 1, 2015, as described in Unit II. of this document. Regarding Wellmark, EPA intends to grant this request, if appropriate, according to the terms of the request, unless the Agency receives substantive comments within the comment period that would merit its further review of the request, or unless the registrant withdraws its request. If EPA grants Wellmark's voluntary request for cancellation, the cancellations for the Wellmark propoxur products will not become effective before April 1, 2015, as described in Unit II. of this document. Regarding both Sergeant's and Wellmark, if these cancellation requests are granted, the Agency will issue cancellation orders that will prescribe conditions pertaining to the sale, distribution, and use of existing stocks of cancelled products, as discussed in Unit V. of this document. For more information regarding the specific details of these voluntary cancellation requests, please see the registrants' requests, available in docket number EPA-HQ-OPP-2009-0207.
Dinotefuran; Pesticide Tolerances for Emergency Exemptions
Document Number: 2014-01079
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-01-22
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This regulation modifies existing time-limited tolerances established at 40 CFR 180.603 under section 408 of the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA), for residues of dinotefuran in or on pome fruit and stone fruit by raising them from 1.0 ppm to 2.0 ppm. A document published in the Federal Register of November 9, 2012, which first established the tolerances in response to EPA's granting of an emergency exemption under Section 18 of the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA) authorizing use of the pesticide on pome fruit and stone fruit. The previous tolerances were supported by surrogate residue data in pears. Additional residue data has been produced on peach indicating that residues may be higher than suggested by the residue data in pears. Review of the new data has concluded that the tolerance levels for pome and stone fruits should be increased to 2.0 ppm. Therefore, this regulation modifies the maximum permissible level for residues of dinotefuran in or on these commodities by raising them from 1.0 ppm to 2.0 ppm. The time-limited tolerances expire on December 31, 2015.
Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; West Virginia; Section 110(a)(2) Infrastructure Requirements for the 2010 Nitrogen Dioxide National Ambient Air Quality Standards
Document Number: 2014-01069
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-01-22
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is approving a State Implementation Plan (SIP) revision submitted by 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. The State of West Virginia has made a submittal addressing the infrastructure requirements for the 2010 nitrogen dioxide NAAQS.
Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Delaware; Infrastructure Requirements for the 2010 Sulfur Dioxide National Ambient Air Quality Standards
Document Number: 2014-01066
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-01-22
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is approving a State Implementation Plan (SIP) revision submitted by the State of Delaware 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. The State of Delaware has made a submittal addressing the infrastructure requirements for the 2010 sulfur dioxide (SO2) NAAQS.
Standards of Performance for Greenhouse Gas Emissions for New Stationary Sources: Electric Utility Generating Units
Document Number: 2014-01065
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2014-01-22
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) published in the Federal Register on January 8, 2014, the proposed rule, ``Standards of Performance for Greenhouse Gas Emissions for New Stationary Sources: Electric Utility Generating Units.'' The EPA is announcing a change in the date for the public hearing to be held for the proposed Standards of Performance for Greenhouse Gas Emissions for New Stationary Sources: Electric Utility Generating Units.