Environmental Protection Agency September 24, 2014 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Meetings of the Local Government Advisory Committee and the Small Communities Advisory Subcommittee (SCAS)
Document Number: 2014-22761
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-09-24
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Small Communities Advisory Subcommittee (SCAS) will meet via teleconference on Friday, October 10, 2014 at 11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. (ET). The Subcommittee will discuss recommendations regarding environmental issues affecting small communities, specifically agricultural issues and recommendations on Clean Water Act Waters of the U.S. Proposed Rule, as well as other environmental issues such as Clean Air Act Section 111(d), and other air quality issues. This is an open meeting and all interested persons are invited to participate. The Subcommittee will hear comments from the public between 11:05 a.m.- 11:15 a.m. on October 10, 2014. Individuals or organizations wishing to address the Subcommittee will be allowed a maximum of five minutes to present their point of view. Also, written comments should be submitted electronically to eargle.frances@epa.gov. Please contact the Designated Federal Officer (DFO) at the number listed below to schedule a time on the agenda. Time will be allotted on a first-come first-serve basis, and the total period for comments may be extended if the number of requests for presentations requires it. The Local Government Advisory Committee (LGAC) will meet via teleconference on Friday, October 10, 2014, 12:00 p.m.-1:30 p.m. (ET). The Committee will discuss recommendations of the subcommittee and LGAC workgroups including recommendations on Clean Water Act Waters of the U.S. and Clean Air Act Section 111(d) recommendations, as well as other issues important to local governments. This is an open meeting and all interested persons are invited to participate. The Committee will hear comments from the public between 12:00 p.m.-12:15 p.m. (ET) on Friday, October 10, 2014. Individuals or organizations wishing to address the Committee will be allowed a maximum of five minutes to present their point of view. Also, written comments should be submitted electronically to eargle.frances@epa.gov. Please contact the Designated Federal Officer (DFO) at the number listed below to schedule a time on the agenda. Time will be allotted on a first-come first-serve basis, and the total period for comments may be extended if the number of requests for presentations requires it.
National and Governmental Advisory Committees to the U.S. Representative to the Commission for Environmental Cooperation
Document Number: 2014-22751
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-09-24
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Under the Federal Advisory Committee Act, Public Law 92-463, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) gives notice of a meeting of the National Advisory Committee (NAC) and Governmental Advisory Committee (GAC) to the U.S. Representative to the North American Commission for Environmental Cooperation (CEC). The National and Governmental Advisory Committees advise the EPA Administrator in her capacity as the U.S. Representative to the CEC Council. The Committees are authorized under Articles 17 and 18 of the North American Agreement on Environmental Cooperation (NAAEC), North American Free Trade Agreement Implementation Act, Public Law 103-182, and as directed by Executive Order 12915, entitled ``Federal Implementation of the North American Agreement on Environmental Cooperation.'' The NAC is composed of 14 members representing academia, environmental non-governmental organizations, and private industry. The GAC consists of 15 members representing state, local, and Tribal governments. The Committees are responsible for providing advice to the U.S. Representative on a wide range of strategic, scientific, technological, regulatory, and economic issues related to implementation and further elaboration of the NAAEC. The purpose of this meeting is to provide advice on the Operational Plan of the Commission for Environmental Cooperation, traditional ecological knowledge, and to discuss other trade and environment issues in North America. The meeting will also include a public comment session. The agenda, meeting materials, and general information about NAC and GAC will be available at http://www2.epa.gov/faca/nac-gac.
Cross-Media Electronic Reporting: Authorized Program Revision Approval, State of New York
Document Number: 2014-22750
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-09-24
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This notice announces EPA's approval of the State of New York's request to revise its EPA Administered Permit Programs: The National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System EPA-authorized program to allow electronic reporting.
Pentachloronitrobenzene (PCNB); Cancellation Order for Amendments To Terminate Uses
Document Number: 2014-22748
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-09-24
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This notice announces EPA's order for amendments to terminate uses, voluntarily requested by the registrant and accepted by the Agency, of products containing pentachloronitrobenzene (PCNB), pursuant to the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA). This cancellation order follows a June 6, 2014 Federal Register Notice of Receipt of Requests from the registrant listed in Table 2 of Unit II. to voluntarily amend to terminate certain uses of these product registrations. These are not the last products containing this pesticide registered for use in the United States. In the June 6, 2014 notice, EPA indicated that it would issue an order implementing the amendments to terminate uses, unless the Agency received substantive comments within the 30-day comment period that would merit its further review of these requests, or unless the registrant withdrew its requests. The Agency did not receive any comments on the notice. Further, the registrant did not withdraw its requests. Accordingly, EPA hereby issues in this notice a cancellation order granting the requested amendments to terminate uses. 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.
Registration Review; Pesticide Dockets Opened for Review and Comment
Document Number: 2014-22747
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-09-24
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
With this document, EPA is opening the public comment period for several registration reviews. Registration review is EPA's periodic review of pesticide registrations to ensure that each pesticide continues to satisfy the statutory standard for registration, that is, the pesticide can perform its intended function without unreasonable adverse effects on human health or the environment. Registration review dockets contain information that will assist the public in understanding the types of information and issues that the Agency may consider during the course of registration reviews. Through this program, EPA is ensuring that each pesticide's registration is based on current scientific and other knowledge, including its effects on human health and the environment. This document also announces registration review case closures for 3 H-1,2 Dithiol-3-one,4,5,-dichloro- (RHY-86) (case 5033) and tepraloxydim (case 7257). In addition, this document announces the Agency's intent not to open registration review cases for mepanipyrim (case 7042) and vinclozolin (case 2740) because there are no longer any active registrations containing either of these chemicals. The two case closures and the Agency's intent not to open two registration review cases being announced herein are not open for public comment.
Pesticide Emergency Exemptions; Agency Decisions and State and Federal Agency Crisis Declarations
Document Number: 2014-22746
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-09-24
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA has granted emergency exemptions under the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA) for use of pesticides as listed in this notice. The exemptions were granted during the period April 1, 2014 to June 30, 2014 to control unforeseen pest outbreaks.
Registration Review Final and Interim Decisions; Notice of Availability
Document Number: 2014-22740
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-09-24
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This notice announces the availability of EPA's final registration review decisions. Registration review is EPA's periodic review of pesticide registrations to ensure that each pesticide continues to satisfy the statutory standard for registration, that is, that the pesticide can perform its intended function without causing unreasonable adverse effects on human health or the environment. Through this program, EPA is ensuring that each pesticide's registration is based on current scientific and other knowledge, including its effects on human health and the environment.
Registration Review Proposed Interim Decision; Notice of Availability
Document Number: 2014-22739
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-09-24
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This notice announces the availability of EPA's proposed interim registration review decisions for public comment. Registration review is EPA's periodic review of pesticide registrations to ensure that each pesticide continues to satisfy the statutory standard for registration, that is, that the pesticide can perform its intended function without unreasonable adverse effects on human health or the environment. Through this program, EPA is ensuring that each pesticide's registration is based on current scientific and other knowledge, including its effects on human health and the environment.
Designation of Areas for Air Quality Planning Purposes; State of Arizona; Pinal County and Gila County; Pb; Correction
Document Number: 2014-22738
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-09-24
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is correcting a final rule that appeared in the Federal Register of September 3, 2014 (79 FR 52205). The rule redesignated the Hayden area, which encompasses portions of southern Gila and eastern Pinal counties, Arizona, from ``unclassifiable'' to ``nonattainment'' for the 2008 national ambient air quality standards (``NAAQS'' or ``standards'') for lead (Pb). We are making several corrections to the table entitled ``Arizona2008 Lead NAAQS.'' In the Gila County portion of the boundary description, we are adding township T4S, R14E. Although most of this township lies in Pinal County and is listed in that portion of the table, a small area in the northeast corner of T4S, R14E lies within Gila County. Also in the Gila County portion of the boundary description, we are removing the phrase, ``except those portions in the San Carlos Indian Reservation'' because there are no tribal lands within the Gila County portions of T4S, R16E and T5S, R16E. Finally, in the Pinal County portion of the boundary description, we are adding T4S, R15E. This township, which was part of the area that was initially designated as unclassifiable for the 2008 Pb NAAQS, was inadvertently omitted from the boundary description when the area was redesignated to nonattainment.
Final Decision To Grant Warner-Lambert Company a Modification of Its Land-Ban Exemption
Document Number: 2014-22735
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-09-24
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Notice is hereby given by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA or Agency) that modification of an exemption to the land disposal restrictions under the 1984 Hazardous and Solid Waste Amendments to the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) has been granted to Warner-Lambert Company (Warner-Lambert), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Pfizer, Inc., of Holland, Michigan.
Pesticide Chemicals; Registration Review; Draft Human Health and Ecological Risk Assessment; Notice of Availability
Document Number: 2014-22584
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-09-24
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This notice announces the availability of EPA's draft human health and ecological risk assessments for the registration review of 2-EEEBC (debacarb) and isoxaben, and opens a public comment period on these documents. Registration review is EPA's periodic review of pesticide registrations to ensure that each pesticide continues to satisfy the statutory standard for registration, that is, the pesticide can perform its intended function without unreasonable adverse effects on human health or the environment. As part of the registration review process, the Agency has completed draft human health and ecological risk assessments, including an endangered species assessment, for all uses of the previously listed pesticide chemicals. After reviewing comments received during the public comment period, EPA will issue revised risk assessments, explain any changes to the draft risk assessments, and respond to comments and may request public input on risk mitigation before completing proposed registration review decisions for the previously listed pesticide chemicals. Through this program, EPA is ensuring that each pesticide's registration is based on current scientific and other knowledge, including its effects on human health and the environment.
Product Cancellation Order for Certain Pesticide Registrations; Correction
Document Number: 2014-22583
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-09-24
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA issued a notice in the Federal Register of August 13, 2014, and June 4, 2014, concerning receipt of requests to voluntarily cancel certain pesticide registrations and its follow-up cancellation order, respectively. In both notices, EPA inadvertently listed the incorrect existing stocks language for products Ronilan Manufacturer's Concentrate (EPA Reg. No. 007969-00057), Ronilan EG Fungicide (EPA Reg. No. 007969-00085), and Curalan EG Fungicide (EPA Reg. No. 007969- 00224). This document corrects the existing stocks language listed in both the August 13, 2014, and June 4, 2014, Federal Register notices.
Product Cancellation Order for Certain Pesticide Registrations
Document Number: 2014-22579
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-09-24
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 an August 6, 2014 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 August 6, 2014 notice, EPA indicated that it would issue an order implementing the cancellations, unless the Agency received substantive comments within the 30 day comment period that would merit its further review of these requests, or unless the registrants withdrew their requests. The Agency did not receive any comments on the notice. 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.
Fluensulfone; Pesticide Tolerances
Document Number: 2014-22466
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-09-24
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This regulation establishes tolerances for residues of fluensulfone in or on cucurbit vegetables and fruiting vegetables. Makhteshim Agan of North American Inc. (MANA), doing business as (dba) ADAMA, requested these tolerances under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA).