Environmental Protection Agency April 30, 2014 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Notification of a Request for Nominations of Experts for a Science Advisory Board Panel on Economy-Wide Modeling
Document Number: 2014-09902
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-04-30
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The EPA Science Advisory Board (SAB) Staff Office requests public nominations of scientific experts to form an SAB panel to provide advice through the chartered SAB on the appropriate role of economy-wide modeling of the costs and benefits of air regulations in informing the regulatory process.
Peer Review of the Draft Health Effects Documents for Perfluorooctanoic Acid and Perfluorooctane Sulfonate-Interim List of Potential Peer Reviewers
Document Number: 2014-09888
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-04-30
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) requests public comments on the interim list of candidates being considered as peer reviewers for the contractor-managed external peer review of the draft documents entitled, ``Health Effects Document for Perfluorooctanoic Acid'' and ``Health Effects Document for Perfluorooctane Sulfonate.'' This notice provides the names, professional affiliations, expertise, education, and professional experience of the candidate reviewers. The public is requested to provide relevant information or documentation on the candidates who are being evaluated by the contractor (Versar, Inc.). Once the public comments on the interim list of candidates have been reviewed and considered, Versar will select the final six to seven peer reviewers who, collectively, best provide expertise spanning the multiple subject matter areas covered by the draft documents and, to the extent feasible, best provide a balance of perspectives.
Proposed Information Collection Request; Comment Request; Regulation of Fuels and Fuel Additives: Detergent Gasoline (Renewal)
Document Number: 2014-09856
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-04-30
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is planning to submit an information collection request (ICR), ``Regulation of Fuels and Fuel Additives: Detergent Gasoline'' (EPA ICR No. 1655.09, OMB Control No. 2060-0275 to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.). Before doing so, EPA is soliciting public comments on specific aspects of the proposed information collection as described below. This is a proposed extension of the ICR, which is currently approved through September 30, 2014. An Agency may not conduct or sponsor and a person is not required to respond to a collection of information unless it displays a currently valid OMB control number.
Labeling of Pesticide Products and Devices for Export
Document Number: 2014-09843
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-04-30
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is amending the regulations that pertain to labeling of pesticide products and devices intended solely for export. This action will allow placement of the required information on collateral labeling attached to the shipping container of such products rather than on the immediate package of each individual product in such a shipment. This restores provisions that previously allowed exporters to use labeling attached to, or accompanying, the product shipping container of the export pesticide at all times when shipped or held for shipment in the United States.
Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Pennsylvania; Regional Haze State Implementation Plan
Document Number: 2014-09726
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-04-30
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is reissuing its final limited approval of the Pennsylvania State Implementation Plan (SIP) to implement the regional haze program for the first planning period through 2018. EPA originally finalized a limited approval of the Pennsylvania regional haze SIP on July 13, 2012. In response to a petition for review of that final action in the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit, EPA successfully moved for a voluntary remand, without vacatur, to more adequately respond to certain public comments. EPA is providing new responses to those comments in this rulemaking notice.
Approval and Promulgation of Implementation Plans; Wisconsin; Nitrogen Oxide Combustion Turbine Alternative Control Requirements for the Milwaukee-Racine Former Nonattainment Area
Document Number: 2014-09724
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-04-30
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
On February 24, 2014, the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (WDNR) submitted revisions to its nitrogen oxide (NOX) combustion turbine rule for the Milwaukee-Racine former nonattainment area. This revision is contained in ``2013 Wisconsin Act 91Senate Bill 371'' which allows alternative NOX emission requirements for simple cycle combustion turbines that undergo a modification on or after February 1, 2001, if dry low NOX combustion is not technically or economically feasible. This revision is approvable because it provides for alternative NOX requirements subject to Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) approval on a case-by-case basis and therefore satisfies the reasonably available control technology (RACT) requirements of the Clean Air Act (CAA).
Approval and Promulgation of Implementation Plans; Wisconsin; Nitrogen Oxide Combustion Turbine Alternative Control Requirements for the Milwaukee-Racine Area
Document Number: 2014-09723
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2014-04-30
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
On February 24, 2014, the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (WDNR) submitted revisions to its nitrogen oxide (NOX) combustion turbine rule for the Milwaukee-Racine area. This revision is contained in ``2013 Wisconsin Act 91Senate Bill 371'' which allows alternative NOX emission requirements for simple cycle combustion turbines that undergo a modification on or after February 1, 2001, if dry low NOX combustion is not technically or economically feasible. This revision is approvable because it provides for alternative NOX requirements subject to Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) approval on a case-by-case basis and therefore satisfies the reasonably available control technology (RACT) requirements of the Clean Air Act.
Amendment of a Pesticide Experimental Use Permit; Notice of Receipt of Application; Comment Request
Document Number: 2014-09668
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-04-30
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This notice announces EPA's receipt of an application from Robert I. Rose, Ph.D., on behalf of James Mains, Ph.D., Mosquito Mate, Inc., requesting to amend 89668-EUP-1 experimental use permit (EUP) to allow the applicant to add release and monitoring sites in California for Aedes albopictus male mosquitoes with Wolbachia pipientis ZAP strain bacteria and to extend the permit for the currently approved sites. The Agency has determined that the amendment request for the permit may be of regional and national significance. Therefore, because of the potential significance, and pursuant to the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA), EPA is hereby providing notice of receipt and is seeking comments on this application.
Diflubenzuron; Receipt of Application for Emergency Exemption, Solicitation of Public Comment
Document Number: 2014-09667
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-04-30
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA has received a specific exemption request from the Wyoming Department of Agriculture to use the pesticide diflubenzuron (CAS No. 35367-38-5) to treat up to 26,000 acres of alfalfa to control grasshoppers and Mormon crickets. The applicant proposes a use which is supported by the Interregional (IR)-4 program and has been requested in 5 or more previous years, and a petition for tolerance has not yet been submitted to the Agency. EPA is soliciting public comment before making the decision whether or not to grant the exemption.