Environmental Protection Agency August 20, 2014 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Notice of Intent To Suspend Certain Pesticide Registrations
Document Number: 2014-19780
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-08-20
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This notice, pursuant the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA), publishes a Notice of Intent to Suspend (NOITS) certain pesticide registrations issued by EPA. The NOITS was issued following the Agency's issuance of a Data Call-In Notice (DCI), which required the registrant of the affected pesticide products containing a certain pesticide active ingredient to take appropriate steps to secure certain data, and following the registrant's failure to submit these data or to take other appropriate steps to secure the required data. The subject data were determined to be required to maintain in effect the existing registrations of the affected products. Failure to comply with the data requirements of a DCI is a basis for suspension of the affected registrations under FIFRA.
Notice of Receipt of Requests to Voluntarily Cancel Certain Pesticide Registrations
Document Number: 2014-19779
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-08-20
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.
Office of Research and Development; Ambient Air Monitoring Reference and Equivalent Methods: Designation of One New Reference Method for PM10
Document Number: 2014-19777
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-08-20
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Notice is hereby given that the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has designated, in accordance with 40 CFR Part 53, a new reference method for measuring concentrations of PM10 in the ambient air.
Notice of Ability To Pay Settlement Agreement for the Murray Laundry Superfund Site (Site) Under the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act
Document Number: 2014-19773
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-08-20
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
As required by the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act of 1980, as amended (CERCLA), notice is hereby given that a Section 122 (h)(l) settlement for an ability to pay party is proposed by the United States, on behalf of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), and Murray Towers, L.C. (Murray Towers), a Utah limited liability company, for the payment of certain response costs incurred at the Murray Laundry Site in unincorporated Salt Lake County, Utah (Site). The Site encompasses approximately 3.5 acres in unincorporated Salt Lake County, Utah. Murray Towers owns property within the Site, located at 4220 South State Street in unincorporated Salt Lake County, Utah (Property). From 1913-1977, a laundry facility operated at the Site. All the buildings associated with the historic Murray Laundry facility were demolished in 1982. Thereafter, the Site was used as a dumping ground for waste dirt, asphalt, and concrete. In 1999, underground storage tanks and perchloroethene (PCE) contaminated water were discovered. The tanks were removed, however contaminated soils remained on-Site. The EPA conducted a time-critical removal action in 2013 to address the release or threatened release of hazardous substances. The action consisted of removing contaminated soils and replacing the excavated materials with clean backfill. The Site is currently in a mixed use area, with businesses and residences. Under the proposed settlement, Murray Towers must use best efforts to transfer the Property, and relinquish 90% of the net sales proceeds, less certain agreed upon fees, to the EPA. Should the Property not be sold within three years, the Property must be auctioned and sold to the highest bidder, with the EPA still receiving 90% of the net sales proceeds. In exchange for the proceeds, the EPA will release the CERCLA lien on the Property. The proposed settlement also contains a covenant not to sue under Sections 106 and 107(a) of CERCLA, 42 U.S.C. 9606 and 9607(a).
The National Drinking Water Advisory Council: Request for Nominations
Document Number: 2014-19772
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-08-20
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) invites nominations of qualified candidates to be considered for a three-year appointment to the National Drinking Water Advisory Council (NDWAC or Council). The 15-member Council was established by the Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA) to provide practical and independent advice, consultation and recommendations to the EPA Administrator on the activities, functions, policies and regulations required by the SDWA. This notice solicits nominations to fill six new vacancies from December 2014 through December 2017. To maintain the representation required by statute, nominees will be selected to represent: State and local agencies concerned with water hygiene and public water supply (one vacancy); private organizations or groups demonstrating an active interest in the field of water hygiene and public water supplyof which two such members shall be associated with small, rural public water systems (two vacancies); and the general public (three vacancies).
Hazardous Waste Management System; Identification and Listing of Hazardous Waste; Proposed Exclusion
Document Number: 2014-19771
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2014-08-20
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA, also, ``the Agency'' or ``we'') is proposing to grant a petition submitted by the John Deere Des Moines Works (John Deere) of Deere & Company, in Ankeny, Iowa to exclude or ``delist'' up to 600 tons per calendar year of F006/F019 wastewater treatment sludge filter cake generated by John Deere's wastewater treatment system from the list of hazardous wastes. The Agency has tentatively decided to grant the petition based on an evaluation of waste-specific information provided by John Deere. This proposed decision, if finalized, would conditionally exclude the petitioned waste from the requirements of hazardous waste regulations under the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA). This exclusion would be valid only when the wastewater treatment sludge filter cake is disposed of in a Subtitle D landfill which is permitted, licensed, or otherwise authorized by a State to manage industrial solid waste. If finalized, EPA would conclude that John Deere's petitioned waste is nonhazardous with respect to the original listing criteria and that there are no other current factors which would cause the waste to be hazardous.
Notice of Administrative Settlement Agreement for Recovery of Past Response Costs Pursuant to the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act
Document Number: 2014-19745
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-08-20
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
In accordance with the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (``CERCLA''), notice is hereby given that a proposed administrative settlement agreement for recovery of past response costs (``Proposed Agreement'') associated with Allied Terminals Ammonium Nitrate Release Site, Chesapeake, Virginia was executed by the Environmental Protection Agency (``EPA'') and is now subject to public comment, after which EPA may modify or withdraw its consent if comments received disclose facts or considerations that indicate that the Proposed Agreement is inappropriate, improper, or inadequate. The Proposed Agreement would resolve potential EPA claims under Section 107(a) of CERCLA, against Allied Terminals, Inc. (``Settling Party''). The Proposed Agreement would require Settling Party to reimburse EPA $186,000.00 for past response costs incurred by EPA for the Site. For thirty (30) days following the date of publication of this notice, EPA will receive written comments relating to the Proposed Agreement. EPA's response to any comments received will be available for public inspection at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Region III, 1650 Arch Street Philadelphia, PA 19103.
C.I. Pigment Red 112; Exemption From the Requirement of a Tolerance
Document Number: 2014-19742
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-08-20
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This regulation establishes an exemption from the requirement of a tolerance for residues of C.I. Pigment Red 112 (CAS Reg. No. 6535- 46-2) when used as an inert ingredient seed treatment pigment not to exceed 10% weight/weight (w/w) in pesticide formulations. Clariant Corporation 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 C.I. Pigment Red 112.
Approval and Promulgation of Implementation Plans; Washington: Kent, Seattle, and Tacoma Second 10-Year PM10
Document Number: 2014-19554
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-08-20
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The EPA is approving a limited maintenance plan submitted by the State of Washington on November 29, 2013, for the Kent, Seattle, and Tacoma maintenance areas for particulate matter with an aerodynamic diameter less than or equal to a nominal 10 micrometers (PM10). The EPA first identified these areas in 1987 as potentially violating the 24-hour PM10 national ambient air quality standard (NAAQS). All three areas have been attaining the NAAQS since 1990, due to State Implementation Plan (SIP) measures such as a residential wood smoke control program, a prohibition on outdoor burning, and industrial controls. The areas were redesignated to attainment for the 24[hyphen]hour PM10 NAAQS effective May 2001, when the EPA approved the first 10[hyphen]year maintenance plan. This limited maintenance plan covers the second 10-year maintenance period ending in May 2021. The EPA received one set of adverse comments focused primarily on proposed coal export terminals that may be built in the Pacific Northwest or possible expansion of coal export terminals in Canada that may impact the three maintenance areas in the future.