Environmental Protection Agency May 7, 2014 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Notification of a Public Meeting of the Great Lakes Advisory Board
Document Number: 2014-10353
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-05-07
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announces a public meeting of the Great Lakes Advisory Board (Board). The purpose of this meeting is to address administrative matters and discuss further advice to strengthen the effectiveness of the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative (GLRI).
Adequacy Status of the Submitted Maintenance Plan for the Maryland Portion of the Martinsburg-Hagerstown, WV-MD 1997 Fine Particulate National Ambient Air Quality Standard Nonattainment Area for Transportation Conformity Purposes
Document Number: 2014-10348
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-05-07
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 Maryland portion of the Martinsburg- Hagerstown, WV-MD 1997 Fine Particulate (PM2.5) National Ambient Air Quality Standard (NAAQS) Nonattainment Area Maintenance Plan (Hagerstown Maintenance Plan), submitted as a State Implementation Plan (SIP) revision by Maryland Department of the Environment (MDE), are adequate for transportation conformity purposes. As a result of EPA's finding, the State of Maryland must use the 2017 and 2025 MVEBs from the Hagerstown Maintenance Plan for future conformity determinations for the 1997 PM2.5 NAAQS.
Approval and Promulgation of Implementation Plans; Region 4 States; Visibility Protection Infrastructure Requirements for the 1997 and 2006 Fine Particulate Matter National Ambient Air Quality Standards
Document Number: 2014-10347
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-05-07
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is taking final action to approve submissions from Alabama, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Tennessee for inclusion into each state's respective state implementation plan (SIP). This action pertains to Clean Air Act (CAA or Act) requirements regarding the protection of visibility in another state for the 1997 annual and 2006 24-hour fine particulate matter (PM2.5) National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS). The CAA requires that each state adopt and submit a SIP for the implementation, maintenance, and enforcement of each NAAQS promulgated by EPA. These plans are commonly referred to as ``infrastructure'' SIPs. Specifically, EPA is taking final action to approve the submissions for Alabama, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Tennessee as they relate to the 1997 annual and 2006 24-hour PM2.5 NAAQS infrastructure SIP requirements to protect visibility in other states. All other applicable infrastructure requirements for these NAAQS associated with these seven states have been addressed in separate rulemakings.
Tebuconazole; Pesticide Tolerances
Document Number: 2014-10216
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-05-07
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This regulation establishes tolerances for residues of tebuconazole in or on orange and orange, oil. Bayer CropScience, LP requested these tolerances under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA).
Fenoxaprop-ethyl; Pesticide Tolerances
Document Number: 2014-10214
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-05-07
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This regulation establishes a tolerance for residues of fenoxaprop-ethyl (FE), in or on grass hay. Interregional Research Project Number 4 (IR-4) requested this tolerance under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA).
[alpha]-Alkyl-[omega]-Hydroxypoly (Oxypropylene) and/or Poly (Oxyethylene) Polymers Where the Alkyl Chain Contains a Minimum of Six Carbons etc.; Exemption From the Requirement of a Tolerance; Technical Correction
Document Number: 2014-09885
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-05-07
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA issued a final rule in the Federal Register of February 3, 2014, establishing an exemption from the requirement of a tolerance for residues of [alpha]-alkyl-[omega]-hydroxypoly (oxypropylene) and/or poly (oxyethylene) polymers where the alkyl chain contains a minimum of six carbons, and [alpha]-alkyl-[omega]-hydroxypoly (oxypropylene) and/ or poly (oxyethylene) polymers where the alkyl chain contains a minimum of six carbons and a minimum number average molecular weight (in amu) 1,100 when used as an inert ingredient as a surfactant in pesticide formulations in growing crops without limitations. The document inadvertently omitted Chemical Abstracts Service (CAS) registry numbers from the regulatory text. This document corrects those errors.