Environmental Protection Agency July 2014 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

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Approval and Promulgation of Implementation Plans; Idaho Franklin County Portion of the Logan Nonattainment Area; Fine Particulate Matter Emissions Inventory
Document Number: 2014-16821
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-07-18
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Idaho Department of Environmental Quality (IDEQ) submitted a revision to the State Implementation Plan (SIP) on December 19, 2012, to address Clean Air Act (CAA or the Act) requirements for the Idaho portion (hereafter referred to as ``Franklin County'') of the cross border Logan, Utah-Idaho nonattainment area for the 2006 24-hour fine particulate matter (PM2.5) national ambient air quality standards. The EPA is approving the baseline emissions inventory contained in IDEQ's submittal as meeting the requirement to submit a comprehensive, accurate, and current inventory of direct PM2.5 and PM2.5 precursor emissions in Franklin County.
Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; New Mexico; Grant County Sulfur Dioxide Limited Maintenance Plan
Document Number: 2014-16818
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-07-18
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is approving a limited maintenance plan submitted by the State of New Mexico, dated November 1, 2013, for the Grant County maintenance area for the 1971 sulfur dioxide (SO2) National Ambient Air Quality Standard (NAAQS). New Mexico submitted this limited maintenance plan to fulfill the second 10-year maintenance plan requirement, under section 175A(b) of the Clean Air Act (CAA or the Act), to ensure maintenance of the 1971 SO2 NAAQS through 2025. The EPA is approving the maintenance plan pursuant to the CAA.
Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; New Mexico; Grant County Sulfur Dioxide Limited Maintenance Plan
Document Number: 2014-16816
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2014-07-18
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to approve a limited maintenance plan submitted by the State of New Mexico, dated November 1, 2013, for the Grant County maintenance area for the 1971 sulfur dioxide (SO2) National Ambient Air Quality Standard (NAAQS). New Mexico submitted this limited maintenance plan to fulfill the second 10-year maintenance plan requirement, under section 175A(b) of the Clean Air Act (CAA), to ensure maintenance of the 1971 SO2 NAAQS through 2025. The EPA is also proposing to approve a monitoring network modification for the area. The EPA is proposing to approve these revisions pursuant to the CAA.
Zoxamide; Pesticide Tolerances
Document Number: 2014-16807
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-07-18
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This regulation establishes tolerances for residues of zoxamide in or on onion, bulb, subgroup 3-07A. Gowan Company requested these tolerances under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA).
Approval and Promulgation of Implementation Plans; State of Missouri, Auto Exhaust Emission Controls
Document Number: 2014-16806
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-07-18
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is taking direct final action to approve the State Implementation Plan (SIP) revision submitted by the state of Missouri on January 14, 2014, for the purpose of removing an outdated rule. This action amends the SIP to remove a rule that was originally approved in 1972 but has now been rescinded. The rule's purpose was to control emissions from all vehicles subject to required vehicle safety inspections in areas outside of the Kansas City, Springfield, and St. Louis metropolitan areas. Vehicle manufacturers now produce newer technology in exhaust emissions equipment in order to meet more stringent Federal motor vehicle standards.
Approval and Promulgation of Implementation Plans; State of Missouri, Auto Exhaust Emission Controls
Document Number: 2014-16701
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2014-07-18
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to take direct final action to approve the State Implementation Plan (SIP) revision submitted by the state of Missouri on January 14, 2014, for the purpose of removing an outdated rule. This action amends the SIP to remove a rule that was originally approved in 1972 but has now been rescinded. This rule refers to exhaust emission control components that are no longer manufactured. Vehicle manufacturers now produce newer technology in exhaust emissions equipment in order to meet more stringent Federal motor vehicle standards.
RFS Renewable Identification Number (RIN) Quality Assurance Program
Document Number: 2014-16487
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-07-18
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Under the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) program, producers and importers of renewable fuel generate Renewable Identification Numbers (RINs) that are used by petroleum refiners and importers to demonstrate compliance with their renewable fuel volume obligations. Several cases of fraudulently generated RINs, however, led to inefficiencies and a significant reduction in the overall liquidity in the RIN market, resulting in greater difficulty for smaller renewable fuel producers to sell their RINs. Today's action finalizes additional regulatory provisions that are intended to assure reasonable oversight of RIN generation and promote greater liquidity in the RIN market, which in turn helps ensure the use of the required renewable fuel volumes. The rule includes a voluntary quality assurance program and related provisions intended to meet these goals. The program also includes elements designed to make it possible to verify the validity of RINs from the beginning of 2013. Additionally, we are finalizing a number of new regulatory provisions to ensure that RINs are retired for all renewable fuel that is exported and to address RINs that become invalid downstream of a renewable fuel producer.
Regulation of Fuels and Fuel Additives: RFS Pathways II, and Technical Amendments to the RFS Standards and E15 Misfueling Mitigation Requirements
Document Number: 2014-16413
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-07-18
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
In this final rulemaking, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is amending three separate sets of regulations relating to fuels. In amendments to the renewable fuels standard (RFS) program regulations, EPA is clarifying the number of cellulosic biofuel renewable identification numbers that may be generated for fuel made with feedstocks of varying cellulosic content, is specifying new and amended pathways for the production of renewable fuels made from biogas, and is clarifying or amending a number of RFS program regulations that define terms or address registration, recordkeeping, and reporting requirements. EPA is also making various changes to the misfueling mitigation regulations for gasoline that contains greater than 10 volume percent ethanol and no more than 15 volume percent ethanol (E15) and to the survey requirements associated with the ultra- low sulfur diesel program.
EPAAR Clause for Work Assignments
Document Number: 2014-15824
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2014-07-18
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) amends the EPA Acquisition Regulation (EPAAR) to update policy, procedures, and contract clauses. The proposed rule updates EPAAR clause 1552.211-74, Work Assignments.
General Permits and Permits by Rule for the Federal Minor New Source Review Program in Indian Country
Document Number: 2014-16814
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2014-07-17
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency is proposing general permits for use in Indian country pursuant to the Indian Country Minor New Source Review (NSR) rule for new or modified true minor sources in the following six source categories: Concrete batch plants, boilers, stationary spark ignition engines, stationary compression ignition engines, graphic arts and printing operations, and sawmills. In the alternative, the EPA is also proposing a permit by rule for use in Indian country for new or modified true minor sources in one of the six source categories: Graphic arts and printing operations.
Managing Emissions From Oil and Natural Gas Production in Indian Country
Document Number: 2014-16812
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2014-07-17
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency is announcing that the period for providing public comments on the June 5, 2014, advanced notice of proposed rulemaking for ``Managing Emissions from Oil and Natural Gas Production in Indian Country'' is being extended by 30 days.
Notice of Availability of Draft NPDES General Permits MAG07000 and NHG07000 for Discharges From Dewatering Activities in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and the State of New Hampshire: The Dewatering General Permit (DGP)
Document Number: 2014-16809
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-07-17
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Director of the Office of Ecosystem Protection, EPA-New England, is providing a notice of availability of draft National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) general permits for dewatering activity discharges to certain waters of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and the State of New Hampshire. These General Permits replace the Dewatering General Permits, which expired on September 30, 2013.
Administrative Wage Garnishment
Document Number: 2014-16808
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-07-17
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Due to the receipt of adverse comments, EPA is withdrawing the direct final rule for Administrative Wage Garnishment published in the Federal Register on July 2, 2014.
Approval and Promulgation of State Implementation Plans; Idaho: Portneuf Valley PM10
Document Number: 2014-16760
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-07-17
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is taking direct final action to approve a State Implementation Plan (SIP) revision submitted by the State of Idaho (Idaho or the State) on April 21, 2014, to amend the Portneuf Valley maintenance plan for particulate matter with an aerodynamic diameter less than or equal to a nominal 10 micrometers (PM10). The SIP revision updates the on-road motor vehicle emissions inventory and motor vehicle emissions budgets (MVEBs) using the EPA's Motor Vehicle Emissions Simulator (MOVES2010b) and the most recent road dust emission factors. This rulemaking action approves the SIP revision and thereby makes the MVEBs available for transportation conformity purposes. The EPA is approving this SIP revision because it is consistent with the Clean Cir Act (CAA).
Approval and Promulgation of State Implementation Plans; Idaho: Portneuf Valley PM10
Document Number: 2014-16759
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2014-07-17
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is taking direct final action to approve a State Implementation Plan (SIP) revision submitted by the State of Idaho (Idaho or the State) on April 21, 2014, to amend the Portneuf Valley maintenance plan for particulate matter with an aerodynamic diameter less than or equal to a nominal 10 micrometers (PM10). The SIP revision updates the on-road motor vehicle emissions inventory and motor vehicle emissions budgets (MVEBs) using the EPA's Motor Vehicle Emissions Simulator (MOVES2010b) and the most recent road dust emission factors. This rulemaking action approves the SIP revision and thereby makes the MVEBs available for transportation conformity purposes. The EPA is approving this SIP revision because it is consistent with the Clean Cir Act (CAA).
Oil and Natural Gas Sector: Reconsideration of Additional Provisions of New Source Performance Standards
Document Number: 2014-16576
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2014-07-17
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
On August 16, 2012, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) published final new source performance standards for the oil and natural gas sector. The Administrator received petitions for administrative reconsideration of certain aspects of the standards. Among issues raised in the petitions were time-critical issues related to certain storage vessel provisions and well completion provisions. On September 23, 2013, the EPA published final amendments as a result of reconsideration of issues related to implementation of the storage vessel provisions. Following that action, the Administrator again received petitions for administrative reconsideration pertaining to the storage vessel provisions. In this notice, the EPA is announcing proposed amendments and clarifications as a result of reconsideration of certain issues related to well completions and additional issues pertaining to storage vessels. The proposed amendments also address other issues raised for reconsideration and make technical corrections and amendments to further clarify the rule.
Standards of Performance for Municipal Solid Waste Landfills
Document Number: 2014-16405
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2014-07-17
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing a new subpart, 40 CFR part 60, subpart XXX that updates the Standards of Performance for Municipal Solid Waste Landfills. Under section 111 of the Clean Air Act, the EPA must review, and, if appropriate, revise standards of performance at least every 8 years. The EPA's review of the standards for municipal solid waste landfills applies to landfills that commence construction, reconstruction, or modification after July 17, 2014. The proposed standards reflect changes to the population of landfills and an analysis of the timing and methods for reducing emissions. The proposed standards also address other regulatory issues including the definition of landfill gas treatment systems, among other topics. The new subpart will reduce emissions of landfill gas, which contains both nonmethane organic compounds and methane. These avoided emissions will improve air quality and reduce public health and welfare effects associated with exposure to landfill gas emissions.
Emission Guidelines and Compliance Times for Municipal Solid Waste Landfills
Document Number: 2014-16404
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2014-07-17
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The purpose of this Advanced Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (ANPRM) is to request public input on methods to reduce emissions from existing municipal solid waste (MSW) landfills. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) intends to consider the information received in response to the ANPRM in evaluating whether additional changes beyond those in the proposed revisions for new sources are warranted. MSW landfill emissions are commonly referred to as ``landfill gas'' or ``LFG'' and contain methane, carbon dioxide (CO2), and nonmethane organic compounds (NMOC). Some existing landfills are currently subject to control requirements in either the landfill new source performance standards (NSPS) or the federal or state plans implementing the landfill emission guidelines; both the NSPS and emission guidelines were promulgated in 1996. The EPA believes that these guidelines merit review to determine the potential for additional reductions in emissions of LFG. Such reductions would reduce air pollution and the resulting harm to public health and welfare. Significant changes have occurred in the landfill industry over time, including changes to the size and number of existing landfills, industry practices, and gas control methods and technologies. The ANPRM recognizes changes in the population of landfills and presents preliminary analysis regarding methods for reducing emissions of LFG. In determining whether changes to the emission guidelines are appropriate, the EPA will, in addition to evaluating the effectiveness of various methods for reducing emissions of LFG, consider the total methane emission reductions that can be achieved in addition to the reductions of NMOC emissions. The EPA is also seeking input on whether it should regulate methane directly. The ANPRM also addresses other regulatory issues including the definition of LFG treatment systems and requirements for closed areas of landfills, among other topics.
Approval and Promulgation of Implementation Plans; State of Kansas; Infrastructure SIP Requirements for the 2008 Lead National Ambient Air Quality Standard
Document Number: 2014-16750
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2014-07-16
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to approve elements of a State Implementation Plan (SIP) submission from the State of Kansas addressing the applicable requirements of Clean Air Act (CAA) section 110 for the 2008 National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS) for Lead (Pb), which requires that each state adopt and submit a SIP to support implementation, maintenance, and enforcement of each new or revised NAAQS promulgated by EPA. These SIPs are commonly referred to as ``infrastructure'' SIPs. The infrastructure requirements are designed to ensure that the structural components of each state's air quality management program are adequate to meet the state's responsibilities under the CAA.
Approval and Promulgation of Implementation Plans; State of Kansas; Infrastructure SIP Requirements for the 2008 Ozone National Ambient Air Quality Standard
Document Number: 2014-16741
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2014-07-16
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to approve elements of a State Implementation Plan (SIP) submission from the State of Kansas addressing the applicable requirements of Clean Air Act (CAA) sections 110 for the 2008 National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS) for Ozone (O3), which requires that each state adopt and submit a SIP to support implementation, maintenance, and enforcement of each new or revised NAAQS promulgated by EPA. These SIPs are commonly referred to as ``infrastructure'' SIPs. The infrastructure requirements are designed to ensure that the structural components of each state's air quality management program are adequate to meet the state's responsibilities under the CAA.
Approval and Promulgation of Implementation Plans; Wyoming; Revisions to the Air Quality Standards and Regulations
Document Number: 2014-16740
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2014-07-16
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is proposing to approve changes to Wyoming's State Implementation Plan (SIP). On February 10, 2014, the Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality (WDEQ) submitted to EPA revisions to the Wyoming SIP. These revisions included edits to Wyoming Air Quality Standards and Regulations (WAQSR) Chapter 3, section 2(d). In this action, EPA is proposing to approve the revisions of this provision into the SIP because the revisions are consistent with Clean Air Act (CAA) requirements. The revisions will correct certain deficiencies related to the correct treatment of excess emissions from sources. EPA will address the remaining revisions from Wyoming's February 10, 2014 submission in separate actions.
Approval and Promulgation of Implementation Plans; North Dakota; Revisions to the Air Pollution Control Rules
Document Number: 2014-16739
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2014-07-16
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is proposing to approve changes to North Dakota's State Implementation Plan (SIP). On January 23, 2013, the Governor of North Dakota submitted to EPA revisions to several chapters of the North Dakota SIP. These revisions included the removal of subsections 33-15- 03-04.4 and 33-15-05-01.2.a(l) of the North Dakota Administrative Code (NDAC). In this action, EPA is proposing to approve the removal of these subsections from the SIP because such removal is consistent with Clean Air Act (CAA) requirements. The removal will correct certain deficiencies related to the correct treatment of excess emissions from sources. EPA will address the remaining revisions from North Dakota's January 23, 2013 submission in other actions.
Proposed Information Collection Request; Comment Request: Title IV of the Public Health Security and Bioterrorism Preparedness and Response Act of 2002: Drinking Water Security and Safety (Act)
Document Number: 2014-16738
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-07-16
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency is planning to submit an information collection request (ICR), ``Title IV of the Public Health Security and Bioterrorism Preparedness and Response Act of 2002: Drinking Water Security and Safety (Act) Renewal'' (EPA ICR No. 2103.05, OMB Control No. 2040-0253) 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 November 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.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Collection; Comment Request; National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) Permits for Point Source Discharges From the Application of Pesticides to Waters of the United States; EPA ICR No. 2397.02, OMB Control No. 2040-0284
Document Number: 2014-16737
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-07-16
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA), this document announces that EPA is planning to submit a request to renew an existing approved Information Collection Request (ICR) to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB). This ICR is scheduled to expire on 11/30/ 2014. Before submitting the draft ICR to OMB for review and approval, EPA is soliciting comments on specific aspects of the proposed information collection as described below.
Approval and Promulgation of Implementation Plans; Alaska: Infrastructure Requirements for the 1997 and 2006 Fine Particulate Matter and 2008 Ozone National Ambient Air Quality Standards
Document Number: 2014-16729
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2014-07-16
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to approve the Alaska State Implementation Plan (SIP) as meeting specific infrastructure requirements of the Clean Air Act (CAA) for the National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS) promulgated for fine particulate matter (PM2.5) on July 18, 1997, and October 17, 2006, and for ozone on March 12, 2008. Whenever a new or revised NAAQS is promulgated, the CAA requires states to submit a plan for the implementation, maintenance and enforcement of such NAAQS. The plan is required to address basic program elements, including but not limited to regulatory structure, monitoring, modeling, legal authority, and adequate resources necessary to implement, maintain, and enforce the standards. These elements are referred to as infrastructure requirements. As discussed further below, final action is contingent upon the EPA first taking final action on separately- submitted revisions to the Alaska SIP to reflect changes to the NAAQS and associated Federal prevention of significant deterioration permitting requirements. Final action on those SIP revisions will be addressed in a separate action.
Registration Review; Pesticide Dockets Opened for Review and Comment; Correction
Document Number: 2014-16570
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-07-16
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA issued a notice in the Federal Register of June 25, 2014, concerning the opening for public comment period for several registration reviews. This document corrects the docket identification (ID) number for imazamethabenz to be EPA-HQ-OPP-2014-0394, the docket ID number for propargite to be EPA-HQ-OPP-2014-0131, and an email address error listed in the table of the document. It also corrects the docket ID number for cresol to be EPA-HQ-OPP-2010-0244 in a subsequent paragraph.
EPA's Design for the Environment Program Logo Redesign; Notice of Public Meeting
Document Number: 2014-16567
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-07-16
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is interested in soliciting input regarding the Agency's Design for the Environment (DfE) Program's logo redesign. The Agency will consider the information gathered from this notice and other sources as it selects a logo for the DfE Program that accurately communicates the program's efforts to advance human and environmental health protection through safer products. The Agency will hold two listening sessions via webinars on this topic to give the public the opportunity to provide feedback on draft logo designs.
Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Maryland; Section 110(9)(2) Infrastructure Requirements for the 2008 Lead National Ambient Air Quality Standards
Document Number: 2014-16556
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-07-16
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is approving two State Implementation Plan (SIP) revisions submitted by the State of Maryland pursuant to the Clean Air Act (CAA). Whenever new or revised National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS) are promulgated, the CAA requires states to submit a plan for the implementation, maintenance, and enforcement of such NAAQS. The plan is required to address basic program elements, including, but not limited to regulatory structure, monitoring, modeling, legal authority, and adequate resources necessary to assure attainment and maintenance of the standards. These elements are referred to as infrastructure requirements. The State of Maryland has made submittals addressing the infrastructure requirements for the 2008 lead (Pb) NAAQS.
Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Illinois, Michigan, Minnesota, Wisconsin; Infrastructure SIP Requirements for the 2008 Lead NAAQS
Document Number: 2014-16553
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-07-16
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is taking final action to approve elements of state implementation plan (SIP) submissions from Michigan and Wisconsin while taking final action to approve some elements and disapprove other elements of SIP submissions from Illinois and Minnesota regarding the infrastructure requirements of section 110 of the Clean Air Act (CAA) for the 2008 lead National Ambient Air Quality Standards (2008 Pb NAAQS). The infrastructure requirements are designed to ensure that the structural components of each state's air quality management program are adequate to meet the state's responsibilities under the CAA. Illinois and Minnesota already administer federally promulgated regulations that address the final disapprovals described in today's rulemaking. Therefore, these two states are not obligated to submit new or additional regulations to EPA.
Approval and Promulgation of Implementation Plans; Connecticut; Control of Visible Emissions, Recordkeeping and Monitoring
Document Number: 2014-16469
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-07-16
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is approving State Implementation Plan (SIP) revisions submitted by the State of Connecticut on December 1, 2004. Specifically, EPA is approving revisions to Connecticut's visible and particulate matter (PM) emissions, recordkeeping and monitoring regulations. These revised rules establish and require limitations on visible and PM emissions for stationary sources, and clarify reporting requirements for operation of air-pollution-control and monitoring equipment. EPA is approving this SIP revision because EPA has determined that it will not interfere with attainment or maintenance of the national ambient air quality standards (NAAQS) in Connecticut or with any other applicable requirements of the Clean Air Act (CAA). This action is being taken in accordance with the CAA.
Coco alkyl dimethyl amines; Exemption From the Requirement of a Tolerance
Document Number: 2014-16463
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-07-16
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This regulation establishes an exemption from the requirement of a tolerance for residues of coco alkyl dimethyl amines (CAS Reg. No. 61788-93-0) when used as an inert ingredient (emulsifier) in pesticide formulations applied to crops preharvest at a concentration not to exceed 0.5% by weight. Technology Sciences Group Inc., 1150 18th St. NW., Suite 1000, Washington, DC 20036, submitted a petition to EPA under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA), requesting establishment of an exemption from the requirement of a tolerance. This regulation eliminates the need to establish a maximum permissible level for residues of coco alkyl dimethyl amines.
Product Cancellation Order for Certain Pesticide Registrations
Document Number: 2014-16458
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-07-16
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 a December 4, 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 December 4, 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 comments on the notice but none merited its further review of the requests. 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. In addition, for pertinent information relating to EPA Reg. No. 000241-00379 as published in the December 4, 2014 notice, see Unit II. of this notice.
Notice of Receipt of Requests to Voluntarily Cancel Certain Pesticide Registrations; Correction
Document Number: 2014-16457
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-07-16
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA issued a notice in the Federal Register of June 11, 2014, concerning receipt of requests to voluntarily cancel certain pesticide registrations. In this notice, EPA inadvertently listed the pesticide products AC 801, 757 Miticide-Insecticide (EPA Reg. No. 071711-00022) and AC 801, 757 3EC Miticide-Insecticide (EPA Reg. No. 071711-00023). The registrant did not request a 180-day comment period. The registrant had requested the Agency to waive the 180-day comment period for a 30-day comment period, instead. Therefore, EPA is removing EPA Reg. Nos. 071711-00022 and 071711-00023. This document removes EPA Reg. Nos. 071711-00022 and 071711-00023 from the June 11, 2014, Federal Register notice.
Contractor Access to Vehicle and Engine Information Claimed as Confidential Business Information (CBI) Submitted Under Title II of the Clean Air Act
Document Number: 2014-16574
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-07-15
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA's) Office of Transportation and Air Quality (OTAQ) has authorized various contractors to access information which has been submitted to EPA under Title II of the Clean Air Act and that is claimed to be, or has been determined to be, confidential business information (CBI). EPA is providing notice of past disclosure and of ongoing and contemplated future disclosure.
Information Session; Stakeholder Input on Implementation of the Water Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act of 2014
Document Number: 2014-16573
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-07-15
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency is announcing plans to hold an information and stakeholder input session on July 22, 2014 in Chicago, Illinois to discuss implementation of the ``Water Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act of 2014'' (WIFIA). Additional information and stakeholder input sessions will be held in locations around the country through November 2014. Locations and dates for the additional sessions will be announced when they become available. WIFIA is an innovative financing mechanism for water-related infrastructure of national or regional significance. It was signed into law on June 11, 2014 as Public Law 113-121. EPA will be providing an overview of the statute, assistance options and terms, and ideas for implementing the program. EPA would like participants to discuss project ideas and potential selection criteria; opportunities, challenges, and questions about implementation; and future stakeholder engagement. The intended audience is municipal, state, and regional utility decision makers; private finance sector representatives; and other interested organizations and parties.
Notification of a Public Teleconference of the Great Lakes Advisory Board
Document Number: 2014-16572
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-07-15
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announces a teleconference of the Great Lakes Advisory Board (Board). The purpose of this teleconference is to discuss the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative covering (GLRI) FY15-19 and other relevant matters.
Withdrawal of the Prior Determination or Presumption That Compliance With the CAIR or the NOX
Document Number: 2014-16571
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2014-07-15
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is announcing the reopening of the public comment period for its proposed rule titled, ``Withdrawal of the Prior Determination or Presumption that Compliance with the CAIR or the NOX SIP Call Constitutes RACT or RACM for the 1997 8-Hour Ozone and 1997 Fine Particle NAAQS,'' which published in the Federal Register on June 9, 2014. The EPA has received a request to extend the comment period beyond July 9, 2014, and in response to that request, the EPA is reopening the comment period for an additional 30 days.
Cross-Media Electronic Reporting: Authorized Program Revision Approval, State of Colorado
Document Number: 2014-16480
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-07-14
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This notice announces the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA's) approval of the State of Colorado's request to revise its National Primary Drinking Water Regulations Implementation EPA- authorized program to allow electronic reporting.
Proposed Information Collection Request; Comment Request; The National Refrigerant Recycling and Emissions Reduction Program
Document Number: 2014-16479
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-07-14
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is planning to submit an information collection request (ICR) for ``The National Refrigerant Recycling and Emissions Reduction Program'' (EPA ICR No. 1626.12, OMB Control No. 2060-0256) 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 November 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.
Hydraulic Fracturing Chemicals and Mixtures; Extension of Comment Period
Document Number: 2014-16460
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2014-07-14
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA issued an advance notice of proposed rulemaking in the Federal Register of May 19, 2014, concerning hydraulic fracturing chemicals and mixtures. This document extends the comment period for 30 days, from August 18, 2014, to September 18, 2014. EPA is taking this action in response to requests for an extension to allow interested persons additional time to submit comments.
Cross-Media Electronic Reporting: Authorized Program Revision Approval, Commonwealth of Kentucky
Document Number: 2014-16410
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-07-14
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This notice announces the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA's) approval of the Commonwealth of Kentucky's request to revise/ modify certain of its EPA-authorized programs to allow electronic reporting.
Approval and Promulgation of Implementation Plans; Texas; Revisions to the New Source Review State Implementation Plan; Flexible Permit Program
Document Number: 2014-16328
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-07-14
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is conditionally approving revisions to the Texas New Source Review (NSR) State Implementation Plan (SIP) to establish the Texas Minor NSR Flexible Permits Program, submitted by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ). The conditional approval is predicated on a commitment from TCEQ in a letter dated December 9, 2013, to adopt certain minor clarifications to the Flexible Permit Program by November 30, 2014. The EPA is finalizing this action under section 110 of the Clean Air Act (CAA).
Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Maryland; Section 110(a)(2) Infrastructure Requirements for the 2010 Nitrogen Dioxide National Ambient Air Quality Standards
Document Number: 2014-16301
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-07-14
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is approving a State Implementation Plan (SIP) revision submitted by the State of Maryland pursuant to the Clean Air Act (CAA). Whenever new or revised National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS) are promulgated, the CAA requires states to submit a plan for the implementation, maintenance, and enforcement of such NAAQS. The plan is required to address basic program elements, including, but not limited to regulatory structure, monitoring, modeling, legal authority, and adequate resources necessary to assure attainment and maintenance of the standards. These elements are referred to as infrastructure requirements. The State of Maryland has made a submittal addressing the infrastructure requirements for the 2010 nitrogen dioxide (NO2) NAAQS.
Approval and Promulgation of Implementation Plans; Idaho: Infrastructure Requirements for the 1997 and 2006 Fine Particulate Matter and 2008 Ozone National Ambient Air Quality Standards
Document Number: 2014-16299
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-07-14
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Clean Air Act (CAA) requires that each state, after a new or revised National Ambient Air Quality Standard (NAAQS) is promulgated, review their State Implementation Plan (SIP) to ensure that it meets the infrastructure requirements necessary to implement the new or revised standard. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) finds that the Idaho SIP meets the infrastructure requirements of the CAA for the NAAQS promulgated for fine particulate matter (PM2.5) on July 18, 1997 and October 17, 2006, and for ozone on March 12, 2008. The EPA also finds that the Idaho SIP meets the interstate transport requirements of the CAA related to prevention of significant deterioration and visibility for the 2006 PM2.5 and 2008 ozone NAAQS.
Revisions to the California State Implementation Plan, Placer County Air Pollution Control District (PCAPCD) and South Coast Air Quality Management District (SCAQMD)
Document Number: 2014-16295
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2014-07-14
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to approve revisions to the Placer County Air Pollution Control District (PCAPCD) and South Coast Air Quality Management District (SCAQMD) portions of the California State Implementation Plan (SIP). These revisions concern volatile organic compound (VOC) emissions from the manufacture of medium density fiberboard, melamine and phenol resins used in plasticizing paper and oxides of nitrogen (NOX) emissions from stationary internal combustion engines. We are proposing to rescind local rules that regulate these emission sources under the Clean Air Act (CAA or the Act).
Revisions to the California State Implementation Plan, Placer County Air Pollution Control District and South Coast Air Quality Management District
Document Number: 2014-16293
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-07-14
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is taking direct final action to approve revisions to the Placer County Air Pollution Control District (PCAPCD) and South Coast Air Quality Management District (SCAQMD) portions of the California State Implementation Plan (SIP). Under the Clean Air Act (CAA or the Act), we are rescinding local rules that concern volatile organic compound (VOC) emissions from the manufacture of medium density fiberboard, melamine and phenol resins used in plasticizing paper and oxides of nitrogen (NOX) emissions from stationary internal combustion engines.
Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Illinois; Latham Pool Adjusted Standard
Document Number: 2014-16291
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2014-07-14
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is approving a request submitted by the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency on January 8, 2014, to revise the Illinois State Implementation Plan (SIP) for volatile organic matter (VOM). The approval revises the Illinois SIP by substituting a new party as the holder of the adjusted standard for VOM granted to Royal Fiberglass Pools, Inc. (Royal), for the facility located in Dix, Illinois. EPA approved the adjusted standard for Royal on June 27, 2011. Due to a change in ownership, the facility is now owned by Latham Pool Products, Inc., d/b/a Viking Pools. The revision amends the adjusted standard for VOM currently approved in the SIP for the facility to reflect the change in ownership. This revision does not change any of the VOM control requirements and will not result in an increase in VOM emissions at the facility.
Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Illinois; Latham Pool Adjusted Standard
Document Number: 2014-16290
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-07-14
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is approving a request submitted by the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency on January 8, 2014, to revise the Illinois State Implementation Plan (SIP) for volatile organic matter (VOM). The approval revises the Illinois SIP by substituting a new party as the holder of the adjusted standard for VOM granted to Royal Fiberglass Pools, Inc. (Royal), for the facility located in Dix, Illinois. EPA approved the adjusted standard for Royal on June 27, 2011. Due to a change in ownership, the facility is now owned by Latham Pool Products, Inc., d/b/a Viking Pools. The revision amends the adjusted standard for VOM currently approved in the SIP for the facility to reflect the change in ownership. This revision does not change any of the VOM control requirements and will not result in an increase in VOM emissions at the facility.
Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Illinois; Infrastructure SIP Requirements for the 2008 Ozone, 2010 NO2
Document Number: 2014-16287
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2014-07-14
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to approve some elements and disapprove other elements of a state implementation plan (SIP) submission from Illinois regarding the infrastructure requirements of section 110 of the Clean Air Act (CAA) for the 2008 8-hour ground level ozone, 2010 nitrogen dioxide (NO2), and 2010 sulfur dioxide (SO2) National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS). The infrastructure requirements are designed to ensure that the structural components of each state's air quality management program are adequate to meet the state's responsibilities under the CAA. Illinois already administers Federally promulgated regulations that address the proposed disapprovals described in today's rulemaking. Therefore, the state will not be obligated to submit any new or additional regulations as a result of a future final disapproval.
Notification of Two Public Teleconferences of the Science Advisory Board Panel for the Review of the EPA Water Body Connectivity Report
Document Number: 2014-16308
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-07-11
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The EPA Science Advisory Board (SAB) Staff Office announces two public teleconferences of the SAB Panel to provide comments to the chartered SAB on the adequacy of the scientific and technical basis of the proposed rule titled Definition of Waters of the United States under the Clean Water Act.