Environmental Protection Agency March 21, 2014 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Environmental Impact Statements; Notice of Availability
Document Number: 2014-06230
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-03-21
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Heat-killed Burkholderia spp. Strain A396 Cells and Spent Fermentation Media; Exemption From the Requirement of a Tolerance
Document Number: 2014-06228
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-03-21
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This regulation establishes an exemption from the requirement of a tolerance for residues of heat-killed Burkholderia spp. strain A396 cells and spent fermentation media in or on all food commodities when applied as a biological insecticide to agricultural crops and used in accordance with label directions and good agricultural practices. Marrone Bio Innovations, Inc., submitted a petition to the 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 heat-killed Burkholderia spp. strain A396 cells and spent fermentation media under FFDCA.
Meeting of the Mobile Sources Technical Review Subcommittee
Document Number: 2014-06227
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-03-21
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Pursuant to the Federal Advisory Committee Act, Public Law 92- 463, notice is hereby given that the Mobile Sources Technical Review Subcommittee (MSTRS) will meet on May 7, 2014. The MSTRS is a subcommittee under the Clean Air Act Advisory Committee. This is an open meeting. The meeting will include discussion of current topics and presentations about activities being conducted by EPA's Office of Transportation and Air Quality. The preliminary agenda for the meeting and any notices about change in venue will be posted on the Subcommittee's Web site: http://www.epa.gov/air/caaac/mobile_ sources.html. MSTRS listserver subscribers will receive notification when the agenda is available on the Subcommittee Web site. To subscribe to the MSTRS listserver, send an email to Etchells.elizabeth@epa.gov.
Approval and Promulgation of Implementation Plans; Florida; Infrastructure Requirement (Visibility) for the 1997 and 2006 PM, and 2008 8-Hour Ozone NAAQS
Document Number: 2014-06225
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2014-03-21
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
On April 18, 2008, and September 23, 2009, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) received state implementation plan (SIP) submissions from the State of Florida, through the Florida Department of Environmental Protection (FDEP), regarding the infrastructure elements for the 1997 annual Fine Particulate Matter (PM2.5) National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS) and 2006 24-hour PM2.5 NAAQS, respectively. On October 31, 2012, EPA received a SIP submission from FDEP regarding the infrastructure elements for the 2008 8-hour ozone NAAQS. Additionally, on October 22, 2013, FDEP supplemented the three aforementioned infrastructure SIP submissions. EPA is proposing to approve the elements of these infrastructure SIP submissions, as supplemented on October 22, 2013, as they relate to the protection of visibility in other states.
Clean Air Act Operating Permit Program; Petitions for Objection To State Operating Permits for Consolidated Environmental Management, Inc.-Nucor Steel Louisiana
Document Number: 2014-06224
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-03-21
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Pursuant to Clean Air Act (CAA) Section 505(b)(2) and 40 CFR 70.8(d), the EPA Administrator signed an Order, dated January 30, 2014, partially granting and partially denying three petitions asking EPA to object to operating permits (Permit Numbers 2560-00281-V0, 2560-00281- V1, and 3086-V0) issued by the Louisiana Department for Environmental Quality (LDEQ) to Consolidated Environmental Management, Inc.Nucor Steel Louisiana (Nucor) relating to a facility located near Convent, Saint James Parish, Louisiana. Pursuant to CAA Section 505(b)(2) and 40 CFR 70.8(d), the EPA Administrator also signed an Order, dated June 19, 2013, denying one issue (``Specific Objection I'') raised in two of those petitions. Together, EPA's June 19, 2013 Order and January 30, 2014 Order respond to the three petitions submitted by Louisiana Environmental Action Network and Sierra Club (collectively, the Petitioners on June 25, 2010 (the 2010 Petition), May 3, 2011 (the 2011 Petition) and October 3, 2012 (the 2012 Petition), respectively. Sections 307(b) and 505(b)(2) of the Act provide that a petitioner may ask for judicial review of those portions of the Orders that deny objections raised in the petitions by the United States Court of Appeals for the appropriate circuit. Any petition for review shall be filed within 60 days from the date this notice appears in the Federal Register, pursuant to section 307(b) of the Act.
Information Collection Request; Requirements for Certified Applicators Using 1080 Collars for Livestock Protection; Submitted to OMB for Review and Approval; Comment Request
Document Number: 2014-06221
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-03-21
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The EPA has submitted this information collection request (ICR) 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 for the renewal of an ICR that is currently approved through March 31, 2014. EPA received no comments in response to the public review opportunity issued on July 17, 2013 (78 FR 42774). This notice allows for an additional 30 days for public comments. A brief 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.
Partial Approval and Partial Disapproval of Air Quality State Implementation Plans; Nevada; Infrastructure Requirements for Lead (Pb)
Document Number: 2014-06053
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-03-21
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is approving in part and disapproving in part State Implementation Plan (SIP) revisions submitted by the State of Nevada pursuant to the requirements of the Clean Air Act (CAA) for the 2008 lead (Pb) national ambient air quality standards (NAAQS). The CAA requires that each state adopt and submit a SIP for the implementation, maintenance, and enforcement of each NAAQS promulgated by the EPA, and that EPA act on such SIPs. Nevada has met most of the applicable requirements. Where EPA is disapproving, in part, Nevada's SIP revisions, most of the deficiencies have already been addressed by a federal implementation plan (FIP). For one remaining deficiency, this final rule sets a two-year deadline for EPA to promulgate a FIP, unless EPA approves an adequate SIP revision prior to that time. EPA remains committed to working with Nevada's environmental agencies to develop such a SIP revision.
Methiocarb, Lambda-Cyhalothrin, Permethrin and Prodiamine; Cancellation Order for Pesticide Registrations and Amendments To Terminate Certain Uses
Document Number: 2014-05680
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-03-21
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This notice announces EPA's order for the amendments to terminate uses, voluntarily requested by the registrants and accepted by the Agency, of products containing methiocarb, lambda-cyhalothrin and prodiamine, pursuant to the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA). This cancellation order follows a November 29, 2013 Federal Register Notice of Receipt of Requests from the registrants listed in Table 2 of Unit II. to voluntarily amend to terminate uses of these product registrations. These are not the last products containing these pesticides registered for use in the United States. In the November 29, 2013 notice, EPA indicated that it would issue an order implementing the amendments to terminate uses, unless the Agency received substantive comments within the 30 day comment period that would merit its further review of these requests, or unless the registrants withdrew their requests. The Agency did not receive any comments on the notice. Further, the registrants did not withdraw their requests. Accordingly, EPA hereby issues in this notice a cancellation order granting the requested amendments to terminate uses. Any distribution, sale, or use of the products subject to this cancellation order is permitted only in accordance with the terms of this order, including any existing stocks provisions. In addition, for pertinent information relating to the permethrin product name Farnam Purge Plus Insecticide as published in the November 29, 2013 notice, see Unit II. of this notice.