Environmental Protection Agency April 4, 2014 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Imazapic; Pesticide Tolerances
Document Number: 2014-07585
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-04-04
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This regulation establishes a tolerance for residues of imazapic in or on soybean, seed. BASF Corporation requested this tolerance under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA).
Environmental Impact Statements; Notice of Availability
Document Number: 2014-07584
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-04-04
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Proquinazid; Pesticide Tolerances
Document Number: 2014-07563
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-04-04
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This regulation establishes tolerances for residues of proquinazid in or on grape and raisin. DuPont Crop Protection requested these tolerances under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA).
Metaflumizone; Pesticide Tolerances
Document Number: 2014-07559
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-04-04
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This regulation establishes tolerances for residues of metaflumizone in or on eggplant, pepper, tomato, and tomato, paste. BASF Corporation requested these tolerances under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA).
Final Enforceable Consent Agreement and Testing Consent Order for Octamethylcyclotetrasiloxane (D4); Export Notification
Document Number: 2014-07557
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-04-04
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Under the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA), EPA has issued a testing consent order (Order) that incorporates an enforceable consent agreement (ECA) with Dow Corning Corporation, Evonik Corporation, Momentive Performance Materials USA Inc., Shin-Etsu Silicones of America, Inc., and Wacker Chemical Corporation (the Companies). The Companies have agreed to certain environmental testing that will be used by EPA to characterize sources and pathways of release of octamethylcyclotetrasiloxane (D4) to the environment and resulting exposures of aquatic and sediment dwelling organisms to D4, contributing to the Agency's efforts to understand potential environmental effects of D4. This document revises the listing for D4 in the table of testing consent orders for substances and mixtures with Chemical Abstract Service (CAS) Registry Numbers. This document announces the ECA and the Order that incorporates the ECA for this testing, and summarizes the terms of the ECA. As a result of this action, exporters of D4, CAS No. 556-67-2, including persons who do not sign the ECA, are subject to TSCA export notification requirements.
Thiram; Time-Limited Pesticide Tolerances
Document Number: 2014-07556
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-04-04
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This regulation establishes time-limited tolerances for residues of thiram in or on banana. Taminco US, Inc. requested these tolerances under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA). The tolerances expire on March 31, 2015.
Pesticides; Final Guidance for Pesticide Registrants on Web-Distributed Labeling
Document Number: 2014-07458
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-04-04
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Agency is announcing the availability of a Pesticide Registration Notice (PR Notice) titled ``Web-Distributed Labeling for Pesticide Products.'' This PR Notice was issued by the Agency on March 24, 2014, and is identified as PR Notice 2014-1. PR Notices are issued by the Office of Pesticide Programs (OPP) to inform pesticide registrants and other interested persons about important policies, procedures, and registration related decisions, and serve to provide guidance to pesticide registrants and OPP personnel. This particular PR Notice provides guidance to the registrant concerning the process by which registrants can make legally-valid versions of pesticide labeling available through the Internet. Web-distributed labeling would allow users to retrieve a streamlined version of the pesticide product labeling, containing the directions for use and necessary information related to the user's specific state and intended site of use.
Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Michigan; PSD Rules for PM2.5
Document Number: 2014-06827
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2014-04-04
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to approve revisions to Michigan's Prevention of Significant Deterioration Program rules and definitions, including revisions to Parts 1 and 18 of Michigan's Air Pollution Control Rules into Michigan's State Implementation Plan (SIP). The revised rules address the Federal requirements for significant emission levels, and definitions for fine particulate matter. The Michigan Department of Environmental Quality submitted these revisions to EPA on August 9, 2013, and September 19, 2013.
Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Michigan; PSD Rules for PM2.5
Document Number: 2014-06825
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-04-04
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is approving revisions to Michigan's Prevention of Significant Deterioration (PSD) Program rules and definitions, including revisions to Parts 1 and 18 of Michigan's Air Pollution Control Rules into Michigan's State Implementation Plan (SIP). The revised rules address the Federal requirements for significant emission levels, and definitions for fine particulate matter (PM2.5). The Michigan Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ) submitted these revisions to EPA on August 9, 2013, and September 19, 2013.
Kraft Pulp Mills NSPS Review
Document Number: 2014-06719
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-04-04
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This action finalizes revisions to the new source performance standards for kraft pulp mills. These revised standards include particulate matter emission limits for recovery furnaces, smelt dissolving tanks and lime kilns, and opacity limits for recovery furnaces and lime kilns equipped with electrostatic precipitators. These revised standards apply to emission units commencing construction, reconstruction or modification after May 23, 2013. This final rule removes the General Provisions exemption for periods of startup, shutdown and malfunction resulting in a standard that applies at all times. This final rule also includes additional testing requirements and updated monitoring, recordkeeping and reporting requirements for affected sources, including electronic reporting of performance test data. These revisions to the testing, monitoring, recordkeeping and reporting requirements are expected to ensure that control systems are properly maintained over time, ensure continuous compliance with standards and improve data accessibility for the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), states, tribal governments and communities.