Environmental Protection Agency March 28, 2014 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Clethodim, Hydrogen Cyanamide, Flutolanil, Fosetyl-Aluminum, Hexaflumuron, and Piperalin Registration Review; Draft Human Health and Ecological Risk Assessments; Notice of Availability
Document Number: 2014-07096
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-03-28
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This notice announces the availability of EPA's draft human health and ecological risk assessments for the registration review of clethodim, hydrogen cyanamide, flutolanil, fosetyl-aluminum, hexaflumuron, and piperalin, and opens a public comment period on these documents. Registration review is EPA's periodic review of pesticide registrations to ensure that each pesticide continues to satisfy the statutory standard for registration, that is, the pesticide can perform its intended function without unreasonable adverse effects on human health or the environment. As part of the registration review process, the Agency has completed draft risk assessments for each of the subject chemicals and is making them available for public comment. After reviewing comments received during the public comment period, EPA will issue a revised risk assessment, explain any changes to the draft risk assessment, and respond to comments and may request public input on risk mitigation. Through this program, EPA is ensuring that each pesticide's registration is based on current scientific and other knowledge, including its effects on human health and the environment.
S-metolachlor; Pesticide Tolerances
Document Number: 2014-07006
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-03-28
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This regulation amends tolerances for residues of S- metolachlor in or on corn, field, forage; corn, field, stover; corn, pop, stover; corn, sweet, forage; and corn, sweet, stover. Syngenta Crop Protection, LLC, requested these tolerances under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA).
Environmental Impact Statements; Notice of Availability
Document Number: 2014-06968
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-03-28
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Notification of a Public Teleconference of the Chartered Clean Air Scientific Advisory Committee (CASAC) and the CASAC Oxides of Nitrogen Primary NAAQS Review Panel
Document Number: 2014-06958
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-03-28
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Science Advisory Board (SAB) Staff Office announces a public teleconference of the Chartered Clean Air Scientific Advisory Committee (CASAC) and the CASAC Oxides of Nitrogen Primary National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS) Review Panel to discuss its draft reviews of EPA's Integrated Review Plan for the Primary National Ambient Air Quality Standards for Nitrogen Dioxide (External Review Draft) and Integrated Science Assessment (ISA) for Oxides of NitrogenHealth Criteria (External Review DraftNovember 2013).
National Oil and Hazardous Substances Pollution Contingency Plan; National Priorities List: Deletion of the Eau Claire Municipal Well Field Superfund Site
Document Number: 2014-06818
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2014-03-28
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 5 is issuing a notice of intent to delete the Eau Claire Municipal Well Field Superfund Site located in Eau Claire, Wisconsin from the National Priorities List (NPL) and requests public comments on this proposed action. The NPL, promulgated pursuant to Section 105 of the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA) of 1980, as amended, is an appendix of the National Oil and Hazardous Substances Pollution Contingency Plan (NCP). EPA and the State of Wisconsin, through the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (WDNR), have determined that all appropriate response actions under CERCLA have been completed. However, this deletion does not preclude future actions under Superfund.
National Oil and Hazardous Substance Pollution Contingency Plan; National Priorities List: Deletion of the Eau Claire Municipal Well Field Superfund Site
Document Number: 2014-06817
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-03-28
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 5 is publishing a direct final notice of deletion of the Eau Claire Municipal Well Field Superfund Site (Site) located in Eau Claire, Wisconsin, from the National Priorities List (NPL). The NPL, promulgated pursuant to Section 105 of the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA) of 1980, as amended, is an appendix to the National Oil and Hazardous Substances Pollution Contingency Plan (NCP). This direct final deletion is being published by EPA with the concurrence of the State of Wisconsin, through the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (WDNR), because EPA has determined that all appropriate response actions under CERCLA have been completed. However, this deletion does not preclude future actions under Superfund.
Registration Review; Pesticide Dockets Opened for Review and Comment
Document Number: 2014-06814
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-03-28
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
With this document, EPA is opening the public comment period for several registration reviews. Registration review is EPA's periodic review of pesticide registrations to ensure that each pesticide continues to satisfy the statutory standard for registration, that is, the pesticide can perform its intended function without unreasonable adverse effects on human health or the environment. Registration review dockets contain information that will assist the public in understanding the types of information and issues that the Agency may consider during the course of registration reviews. Through this program, EPA is ensuring that each pesticide's registration is based on current scientific and other knowledge, including its effects on human health and the environment. This document also announces the Agency's intent not to open registration review dockets for endosulfan, tall oil fatty acids and K salts, thiophanate-ethyl, and thiazopyr. The registrants have decided not to support continued registration of these pesticides and, therefore, EPA is not planning to open dockets for these pesticides under the registration review program. EPA is also announcing the availability of an amended final work plan (FWP) for chlorinated isocyanurates.