Environmental Protection Agency April 11, 2014 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Adequacy Status of the Submitted Maintenance Plan for the West Virginia Portion of the Martinsburg-Hagerstown, WV-MD 1997 Fine Particulate Matter National Ambient Air Quality Standard Nonattainment Area for Transportation Conformity Purposes
Document Number: 2014-08248
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-04-11
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
In this notice, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is notifying the public that EPA has found that the Motor Vehicle Emissions Budgets (MVEBs) in the West Virginia Portion of the Martinsburg-Hagerstown, WV-MD 1997 Fine Particulate Matter (PM2.5) National Ambient Air Quality Standard (NAAQS) Nonattainment Area Maintenance Plan (Martinsburg Maintenance Plan), submitted as a State Implementation Plan (SIP) revision by the West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection (WVDEP), are adequate for transportation conformity purposes. As a result of EPA's finding, the State of West Virginia must use the 2017 and 2025 MVEBs from the Martinsburg Maintenance Plan for future conformity determinations for the 1997 PM2.5 NAAQS.
Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Delaware; Redesignation Requests, Associated Maintenance Plans, and Motor Vehicle Emissions Budgets for the Delaware Portion of the Philadelphia-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE Nonattainment Area for the 1997 Annual and 2006 24-Hour Fine Particulate Matter Standards, and the 2007 Comprehensive Emissions Inventory for the 2006 24-Hour Fine Particulate Matter Standard
Document Number: 2014-08246
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2014-04-11
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to approve the State of Delaware's requests to redesignate to attainment the Delaware portion of the Philadelphia-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE nonattainment area (hereafter ``the Philadelphia Area'' or ``the Area'') for both the 1997 annual and the 2006 24-hour fine particulate matter (PM2.5) National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS or standards). EPA is also proposing to approve as revisions to the Delaware State Implementation Plan (SIP), the associated maintenance plans to show maintenance of the 1997 annual and the 2006 24-hour PM2.5 NAAQS through 2025 for the Delaware portion of the Area. EPA is also proposing to approve the motor vehicle emissions budgets (MVEBs) included in Delaware's maintenance plans for the Delaware portion of the Area for both the 1997 annual and 2006 24-hour PM2.5 standards. EPA is also proposing to determine that the Delaware portion of the Philadelphia Area continues to attain both the 1997 annual and the 2006 24-hour PM2.5 NAAQS. In addition, EPA is proposing to approve the 2007 emissions inventory for the Delaware portion of the Area for the 2006 24-hour PM2.5 NAAQS. In this rulemaking action, EPA also addresses the effects of two decisions of the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia (D.C. Circuit or Court): The Court's August 21, 2012 decision to vacate and remand to EPA the Cross-State Air Pollution Control Rule (CSAPR); and the Court's January 4, 2013 decision to remand to EPA two final rules implementing the 1997 annual PM2.5 standard. This rulemaking action to propose approval of the 1997 annual and 2006 24-hour PM2.5 NAAQS redesignation requests and associated maintenance plans for the Delaware portion of the Philadelphia Area is based on EPA's determination that Delaware has met the criteria for redesignation to attainment specified in the Clean Air Act (CAA) for both the 1997 annual and 2006 24-hour PM2.5 standards. EPA has taken separate rulemaking action to approve the redesignation of the New Jersey portion of the Philadelphia Area for the 1997 annual and 2006 24-hour PM2.5 NAAQS. See 78 FR 54396.
Product Cancellation Order for Certain Pesticide Registrations
Document Number: 2014-08206
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-04-11
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 an August 28, 2013, 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 August 28, 2013 notice, EPA indicated that it would issue an order implementing the cancellations, unless the Agency received substantive comments within the 180 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 notice but it did not merit its further review of the request. Further, the registrants did not withdraw their requests. Accordingly, EPA hereby issues in this notice a 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.
Environmental Impact Statements; Notice of Availability
Document Number: 2014-08194
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-04-11
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Notice of Receipt of Requests To Voluntarily Cancel Certain Pesticide Registrations
Document Number: 2014-08035
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-04-11
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
In accordance with the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA), EPA is issuing a notice of receipt of requests by registrants to voluntarily cancel certain pesticide registrations. EPA intends to grant these requests at the close of the comment period for this announcement unless the Agency receives substantive comments within the comment period that would merit its further review of the requests, or unless the registrants withdraw their requests. If these requests are granted, any sale, distribution, or use of products listed in this notice will be permitted after the registration has been cancelled only if such sale, distribution, or use is consistent with the terms as described in the final order.
Fluoxastrobin; Pesticide Tolerances
Document Number: 2014-07820
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-04-11
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This regulation establishes tolerances for residues of fluoxastrobin in or on wheat, grain; and revises tolerances for milk; and milk, fat. Arysta LifeScience, North America, LLC, requested these tolerances under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA).
Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Connecticut; Reasonable Further Progress Plan and 2002 Base Year Emission Inventory
Document Number: 2014-07731
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-04-11
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) published a final rule regarding reasonable further progress plans and 2002 base year emission inventories for Connecticut in the Federal Register on August 22, 2012. A duplicate paragraph letter was identified and is corrected in this action.
Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; New Hampshire; Reasonably Available Control Technology for the 1997 8-Hour Ozone Standard
Document Number: 2014-07729
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-04-11
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) published a final rule for New Hampshire regarding reasonably available control technology for the 1997 8-hour ozone standard in the Federal Register on November 5, 2012. An incorrect date was identified and is corrected in this action.