Inventory of U.S. Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Sinks: 1990-2012
The Draft Inventory of U.S. Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Sinks: 1990-2012 is available for public review. Annual U.S. emissions for the period of time from 1990 through 2012 are summarized and presented by source category and sector. The inventory contains estimates of carbon dioxide (CO2), methane (CH4), nitrous oxide (N2O), hydrofluorocarbons (HFC), perfluorocarbons (PFC), and sulfur hexafluoride (SF6) emissions. The inventory also includes estimates of carbon fluxes in U.S. agricultural and forest lands. The technical approach used in this report to estimate emissions and sinks for greenhouse gases is consistent with the methodologies recommended by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), and reported in a format consistent with the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) reporting guidelines. The Inventory of U.S. Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Sinks: 1990-2012 is the latest in a series of annual U.S. submissions to the Secretariat of the UNFCCC. EPA requests recommendations for improving the overall quality of the inventory report to be finalized in April 2014, as well as subsequent inventory reports.
Kasugamycin; Receipt of Application for Emergency Exemption for Use on Apples in Michigan; Solicitation of Public Comment
EPA has received a specific exemption request from the Michigan Department of Agriculture to use the pesticide kasugamycin to treat up to 10,000 acres of apples to control fire blight. The applicant proposes the use of a new chemical which has not been registered by EPA. EPA is soliciting public comment before making the decision whether or not to grant the exemption.
Information Collection Request Submitted to OMB for Review and Approval; Comment Request; NSPS for Sewage Sludge Incineration Units (Renewal)
The Environmental Protection Agency has submitted an information collection request (ICR), ``NSPS for Sewage Sludge Incineration Units (40 CFR Part 60, Subpart LLLL) (Renewal)'' (EPA ICR No. 2369.03, OMB Control No. 2060-0658), 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). This is a proposed extension of the ICR, which is currently approved through April 30, 2014. Public comments were previously requested via the Federal Register (78 FR 35023) on June 11, 2013 during a 60-day comment period. This notice allows for an additional 30 days for public comments. A fuller description of the ICR is given below, including its estimated burden and cost to the public. 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.