Environmental Protection Agency February 5, 2014 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Approval and Promulgation of Implementation Plans and Designation of Areas for Air Quality Planning Purposes; Georgia; Redesignation of the Macon, Georgia, 1997 Annual Fine Particulate Matter Nonattainment Area to Attainment
Document Number: 2014-02480
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2014-02-05
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
On June 21, 2012, the Georgia Department of Natural Resources, through the Georgia Environmental Protection Division (GA EPD), submitted a request to redesignate the Macon, Georgia, fine particulate matter (PM2.5) nonattainment area (hereafter referred to as the ``Macon Area'' or ``Area'') to attainment for the 1997 annual PM2.5 national ambient air quality standards (NAAQS) and to approve a state implementation plan (SIP) revision containing a maintenance plan for the Macon Area. The Macon Area is comprised of Bibb County and a portion of Monroe County in Georgia. EPA is proposing to approve the redesignation request and the related SIP revision for Bibb County and a portion of Monroe County in Georgia, including GA EPD's plan for maintaining attainment of the PM2.5 standard in the Macon Area. EPA is also proposing to approve into the Georgia SIP the motor vehicle emission budgets (MVEBs) for nitrogen oxides (NOX) and PM2.5 for the year 2023 for the Macon Area that are included as part of Georgia's maintenance plan for the 1997 Annual PM2.5 NAAQS.
Notice of Proposed Administrative Order on Consent for Waipahu Ash Landfill, Pearl Harbor Naval Complex Superfund Site (partial), Oahu, Hawaii
Document Number: 2014-02475
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-02-05
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
In accordance with Section 122(i) of the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act of 1980, as amended (``CERCLA''), notice is hereby given of a proposed settlement, embodied in an Administrative Order on Consent (``Consent Order''), with the City and County of Honolulu (``CCH''), under Sections 104, 107 and 122 of CERCLA. The Consent Order concerns work to be done by CCH in connection with the Waipahu Ash Landfill, located in part on the Pearl Harbor Naval Complex Superfund Site, Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Oahu, Hawaii and on land owned by the State of Hawaii and CCH. Parties to the Consent Order include the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (``EPA''), the Department of the Navy (``Navy''), Hawaii Department Health (``DOH''), Hawaii Department of Land and Natural Resources and CCH. The property (the ``Site'') that is the subject of this Consent Order includes all areas to which hazardous substances from or related to the now closed Waipahu Ash Landfill have come to be located. Under this Consent Order, CCH agrees to carry out a remedial investigation and feasibility study of the Site under CERCLA. The performance of this work shall be approved and monitored by EPA in Consultation with the Navy and DOH. The settlement includes a covenant not to sue CCH pursuant to Sections 106 or 107(a) of CERCLA. Under the Consent Order, CCH also agrees to pay the Navy $63,062.00 in past response costs and, to EPA, $25,000 in prepayment of anticipated annual EPA future response costs.
Comment Request; Draft Supporting Materials for the Science Advisory Board Panel on the Role of Economy-Wide Modeling in U.S. EPA Analysis of Air Regulations
Document Number: 2014-02471
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-02-05
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is evaluating the appropriate role for economy-wide modeling in informing the regulatory process. Toward that end, EPA is developing an ``analytic blueprint'' of materials on the technical merits and challenges of using economy- wide models to evaluate the social costs, benefits and economic impacts associated with EPA's air regulations. In addition, EPA will be seeking advice from the Science Advisory Board (SAB) on economy-wide modeling and will present materials from the analytic blueprint to inform a discussion of charge questions to a new SAB panel with expertise in economy-wide modeling. In a forthcoming Federal Register Notice, EPA's Science Advisory Board Staff Office will be soliciting nominations for this panel to provide advice on the use of economy-wide models to evaluate the economic effects of air regulations. In today's Notice, EPA is soliciting public comment on both the draft charge questions and draft analytic blueprint of materials that could be presented to the SAB in order to inform how to appropriately discuss the issues with the panel.
Migratory Bird Treaty Act; Memorandum of Understanding
Document Number: 2014-02296
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-02-05
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is announcing the availability of the draft Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between the Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Pesticide Programs (OPP) and the Department of the Interior, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) regarding implementation of Executive Order 13186, ``Responsibilities of Federal Agencies to Protect Migratory Birds'' for public comment. The purpose of this MOU is to promote the conservation of migratory bird populations through enhanced collaboration between EPA's OPP and FWS regarding actions carried out by OPP. Migratory birds are an important component of biological diversity, and as such, conserving them and their habitats supports ecological integrity, contributes to public conservation education, and enhances the growing interest in outdoor recreation opportunities. This MOU is an important first step in ensuring that pesticide use is consistent with these conservation goals.
Pesticides; Satisfaction of Data Requirements; Procedures To Ensure Protection of Data Submitters' Rights
Document Number: 2014-02294
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-02-05
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is revising and updating its regulations governing the procedures for the satisfaction of data requirements under the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA). Specifically, this regulation addresses procedures for the protection of exclusive use and data compensation rights of data submitters, which have not been revised since issuance in 1984. These revisions are now needed to accommodate statutory changes and related changes in practice that have occurred since that time and to make minor changes to clarify the regulations.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: 2014-02224
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-02-05
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA), this document announces that EPA is planning to submit an Information Collection Request (ICR) to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB). The ICR, entitled: ``Submission of Unreasonable Adverse Effects Information Under FIFRA Section 6(a)(2)'' and identified by EPA ICR No. 1204.12 and OMB Control No. 2070- 0039, represents the renewal of an existing ICR that is scheduled to expire on September 30, 2014. Before submitting the ICR to OMB for review and approval, EPA is soliciting comments on specific aspects of the proposed information collection that is summarized in this document. The ICR and accompanying material are available in the docket for public review and comment.
Cyantraniliprole; Pesticide Tolerances
Document Number: 2014-02210
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-02-05
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This regulation establishes tolerances for residues of cyantraniliprole in or on multiple commodities that are identified and discussed later in this document. E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company (DuPont) requested these tolerances under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA).