Environmental Protection Agency March 26, 2014 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Product Cancellation Order for Certain Pesticide Registrations
Document Number: 2014-06687
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-03-26
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This notice announces EPA's order for the cancellations, voluntarily requested by the registrants and accepted by the Agency, of the products listed in Table 1 of Unit II., pursuant to the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA). This cancellation order follows a January 22, 2014 Federal Register notice of receipt of requests from the registrants listed in Table 2 of Unit II. to voluntarily cancel these product registrations. In the January 22, 2014 Federal Register notice, EPA indicated that it would issue an order implementing the cancellations, if appropriate according to the terms of the requests, 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 received one comment on the January 22, 2014 Federal Register notice which is addressed in Unit III., the registrants did not withdraw their requests, and cancellation is appropriate according to the terms of the requests. Accordingly, EPA hereby issues this cancellation order granting the requested cancellations. 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.
Approval and Promulgation of Implementation Plans; Idaho: Infrastructure Requirements for the 2008 Lead National Ambient Air Quality Standards
Document Number: 2014-06666
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2014-03-26
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to approve the February 14, 2012, State Implementation Plan (SIP) submittal from Idaho demonstrating that the SIP meets the infrastructure requirements of the Clean Air Act (CAA) for the National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS) promulgated for lead (Pb) on October 15, 2008. The CAA requires that each state, after a new or revised NAAQS is promulgated, review their SIP to ensure that it meets the infrastructure requirements necessary to implement the new or revised NAAQS. The EPA is proposing to find that the Idaho SIP meets the CAA infrastructure requirements for the 2008 Pb NAAQS.
Approval and Promulgation of Implementation Plans; Idaho: Infrastructure Requirements for the 1997 and 2006 Fine Particulate Matter and 2008 Ozone National Ambient Air Quality Standards
Document Number: 2014-06664
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2014-03-26
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to find that the Idaho SIP meets the infrastructure requirements of the Clean Air Act (CAA) for the National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS) promulgated for fine particulate matter (PM2.5) on July 18, 1997 and October 17, 2006, and for ozone on March 12, 2008. The EPA is also proposing to find that the Idaho SIP meets the interstate transport requirements of the CAA related to prevention of significant deterioration and visibility for the 2006 PM2.5 and 2008 ozone NAAQS.
Approval and Promulgation of Implementation Plans and Designation of Areas for Air Quality Planning Purposes; State of Arizona; Redesignation of the Phoenix-Mesa Nonattainment Area to Attainment for the 1997 8-Hour Ozone Standard
Document Number: 2014-06661
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2014-03-26
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Under the Clean Air Act, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to approve, as a revision of the Arizona State Implementation Plan, the State's plan for maintaining the 1997 National Ambient Air Quality Standard for ozone averaged over eight hours (8- hour ozone standard) in the Phoenix-Mesa nonattainment area for ten years beyond redesignation, and the related motor vehicle emission budgets, because they meet the applicable requirements for such plans and budgets. EPA is also proposing to approve a request from the Arizona Department of Environmental Quality to redesignate the Phoenix- Mesa nonattainment area to attainment of the 1997 8-hour ozone standard because the request meets the statutory requirements for redesignation under the Clean Air Act.
Significant New Use Rules on Certain Chemical Substances; Withdrawal
Document Number: 2014-06573
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2014-03-26
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is withdrawing a significant new use rule (SNUR) proposed under the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) for chemical substances generically identified as vinylidene esters, which were the subject of premanufacture notices (PMNs) P-12-298 and P-12-299. The Agency is taking this action in response to public comments received on the proposed rule.
Pesticides; Consideration of Volatilization in Pesticide Risk Assessment: Notice of Availability and Request for Comment
Document Number: 2014-06545
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-03-26
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is announcing the availability of several draft guidance documents for public comment. These documents detail EPA's approach in developing a pesticide volatilization screening methodology for human health. Once final, these guidance documents will be posted on EPA's Web site, to promote consistent risk assessment practices and provide transparency for pesticide registrants and other interested stakeholders.
Pesticides; Consideration of Spray Drift in Pesticide Risk Assessment: Extension of Comment Period
Document Number: 2014-06542
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-03-26
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA issued a notice in the Federal Register of January 29, 2014, concerning the availability of two draft guidance documents for public comment. This document extends the comment period for 30 days, from March 31, 2014 to April 30, 2014. The comment period is being extended to provide additional time for commenters to prepare their responses.
Protection of Stratospheric Ozone: Updates to HCFC Trade Language as Applied to Article 5 Countries; Ratification Status of Parties to the Montreal Protocol; and Harmonized Tariff Schedule Commodity Codes
Document Number: 2014-05818
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-03-26
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is issuing this direct final rule to update: Regulations governing trade of HCFCs to reflect that HCFC control measures have now taken effect for Parties operating under Article 5 of the Montreal Protocol; references to Party ratification status; commodity codes for ozone depleting substances to address changes made in 2012 by the U.S. International Trade Commission; and other minor provisions. We are making these revisions to ensure that EPA regulations are consistent with the United States obligations under Montreal Protocol and the Clean Air Act, to ensure that companies importing ozone-depleting substances refer to accurate commodity codes, and to streamline and clarify regulatory content.
Protection of Stratospheric Ozone: Updates to HCFC Trade Language As Applied to Article 5 Countries; Ratification Status of Parties to the Montreal Protocol; and Harmonized Tariff Schedule Commodity Codes
Document Number: 2014-05817
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2014-03-26
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to update: regulations governing trade of HCFCs to reflect that HCFC control measures have now taken effect for Parties operating under Article 5 of the Montreal Protocol; references to Party ratification status; tariff codes for ozone depleting substances to address changes made in 2012 by the U.S. International Trade Commission; and other minor provisions. In the ``Rules and Regulations'' section of this Federal Register, we are making these conforming edits as a direct final rule without a prior proposed rule. If we receive no adverse comment, we will not take further action on this proposed rule.