Receipt of Several Pesticide Petitions Filed for Residues of Pesticide Chemicals in or on Various Commodities
This document announces the Agency's receipt of several initial filings of pesticide petitions requesting the establishment or modification of regulations for residues of pesticide chemicals in or on various commodities.
Public Water System Supervision Program Approval for the State of Ohio
Notice is hereby given that the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has tentatively approved revisions to the State of Ohio's public water system supervision program. Ohio EPA has revised two of its rules to comply with the National Primary Drinking Water Regulations, including the Long-Term 1 Enhanced Surface Water Treatment Rule (LT1ESWTR) and the Lead and Copper Rule Short-Term Revisions and Clarifications. EPA has determined that these revisions are consistent with and no less stringent than the corresponding federal regulations. Therefore, EPA intends to approve these revisions to the State of Ohio's public water system supervision program, thereby giving Ohio EPA primary enforcement responsibility for these regulations. Ohio EPA has been implementing the LT1ESWTR since August 3, 2004, and Ohio EPA has been administering the revised lead and copper requirements since July 24, 2009. Any interested party may request a public hearing. A request for a public hearing must be submitted by May 23, 2014 to the Regional Administrator at the EPA Region 5 address shown below. The Regional Administrator may deny frivolous or insubstantial requests for a hearing. However, if a substantial request for a public hearing is made by May 23, 2014 EPA Region 5 will hold a public hearing, and a notice of such hearing will be given in the Federal Register and a newspaper of general circulation. If EPA Region 5 does not receive a timely and appropriate request for a hearing and the Regional Administrator does not elect to hold a hearing on her own motion, this determination shall become final and effective on May 23, 2014. Any request for a public hearing shall include the following information: The name, address, and telephone number of the individual, organization, or other entity requesting a hearing; a brief statement of the requesting person's interest in the Regional Administrator's determination and a brief statement of the information that the requesting person intends to submit at such hearing; and the signature of the individual making the request, or, if the request is made on behalf of an organization or other entity, the signature of a responsible official of the organization or other entity.
SFIREG POM and EQI Committees; Notice of Public Meeting
The Association of American Pesticide Control Officials (AAPCO)/State FIFRA Issues Research and Evaluation Group (SFIREG), Environmental Quality Issues (EQI) Committee) and the Pesticide Operations and Management (POM) Committee will hold 2-day meetings, beginning on May 12, 2014 and ending May 13, 2014. This notice announces the location and times for the meeting and sets forth the tentative agenda topics.
Methyl Bromide; Cancellation Order for Certain Pesticide Registrations and Amendment To Terminate a Certain Use; Amendment to Existing Stocks Provision
EPA issued a cancellation order in the Federal Register of May 20, 2011 to, among other things, terminate use of products containing methyl bromide on golf courses. The effective date of cancellation for that use was December 31, 2013. The order provided that existing stocks of methyl bromide products that include the use on golf courses could be sold and distributed for 120 days after the effective date of cancellation, that is, until April 30, 2014. Two registrants have requested that EPA revise the cancellation order for the pesticide product registrations identified in Table 1 of Unit II to extend the last allowable date for sale and distribution of existing stocks of those products from April 30, 2014 to November 30, 2014 to allow sale and distribution of those existing stocks for golf course resurfacing during the 2014 use season. In this notice, EPA is amending the existing stocks provisions in the May 20, 2011 order to allow the sale or distribution of existing stocks of the identified methyl bromide products only for use on golf courses through November 30, 2014, and to limit the use of existing stocks of those products that are purchased after April 30, 2014 to use only on golf courses.