Environmental Protection Agency December 10, 2014 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Request for Nominations of Candidates to the EPA's Science Advisory Board (SAB) Agricultural Science Committee
Document Number: 2014-28975
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-12-10
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) invites public nominations of scientific experts to be considered for appointment to the EPA's Science Advisory Board (SAB) Agricultural Science Committee to provide advice to the chartered SAB regarding matters referred to the SAB that will have a significant direct impact on farming and agriculture-related industries.
Diisopropanolamine; Exemption From the Requirement of a Tolerance
Document Number: 2014-28955
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-12-10
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This regulation establishes an exemption from the requirement of a tolerance for residues of diisopropanolamine when used as an inert ingredient (neutralizer or stabilizer) at no more than 10% in pesticide formulations applied to growing crops or to raw agricultural commodities after harvest. United Phosphorus, Inc. 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 diisopropanolamine.
Access to Confidential Business Information by Consultants to T.A. Consulting, Inc.
Document Number: 2014-28954
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-12-10
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA has authorized consultants, Warren Muir and John Young of contractor T.A. Consulting, Inc. of Virginia Beach, VA, to access information which has been submitted to EPA under all sections of the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA). Some of the information may be claimed or determined to be Confidential Business Information (CBI).
Certain New Chemicals; Receipt and Status Information
Document Number: 2014-28944
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-12-10
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is required under the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) to publish in the Federal Register a notice of receipt of a premanufacture notice (PMN); an application for a test marketing exemption (TME), both pending and/or expired; and a periodic status report on any new chemicals under EPA review and the receipt of notices of commencement (NOC) to manufacture those chemicals. This document covers the period from October 6, 2014 to October 30, 2014.
Pesticide Product Registration; Receipt of Applications for New Uses
Document Number: 2014-28943
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-12-10
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA has received applications to register pesticide products containing active ingredients not included in any currently registered pesticide products. Pursuant to the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA), EPA is hereby providing notice of receipt and opportunity to comment on these applications.
C.I. Pigment Yellow 1; Exemption From the Requirement of a Tolerance
Document Number: 2014-28936
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-12-10
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This regulation establishes an exemption from the requirement of a tolerance for residues of C.I. Pigment Yellow 1 (butanamide, 2- (4-methyl-2-nitrophenyl) azo -3-oxo-N-phenyl-) when used as an inert ingredient as a colorant in seed treatment formulations not to exceed 10% weight(wt)/wt under 40 CFR 180.920. Exponent Inc. on behalf of 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 Yellow 1.
Hexythiazox; Pesticide Tolerance for Emergency Exemptions
Document Number: 2014-28935
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-12-10
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This regulation establishes a time-limited tolerance for residues of hexythiazox in or on sugar beet root. This action is associated with the utilization of a crisis exemption under the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA) authorizing use of the pesticide on sugar beets. This regulation establishes a maximum permissible level for residues of hexythiazox in or on sugar beet root. The time-limited tolerance expires on December 31, 2019.
Alpha-cypermethrin; Pesticide Tolerances
Document Number: 2014-28934
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-12-10
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This regulation establishes a tolerance for residues of alpha- cypermethrin in or on food commodities/feed commodities in food/feed handling establishments. BASF on behalf of Whitmire Micro-Gen Research Laboratories requested this tolerance under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA).
NESHAP Risk and Technology Review for the Mineral Wool and Wool Fiberglass Industries; NESHAP for Wool Fiberglass Area Sources; Extension of Comment Period
Document Number: 2014-28820
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2014-12-10
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is announcing that the period for providing public comments on the November 13, 2014, supplemental proposed rule titled ``NESHAP Risk and Technology Review for the Mineral Wool and Wool Fiberglass Industries; NESHAP for Wool Fiberglass Area Sources'' is being extended for 30 days.
Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Illinois; Withdrawal of Direct Final Rule
Document Number: 2014-28803
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-12-10
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Due to the receipt of an adverse comment, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is withdrawing the October 17, 2014, direct final rule approving a revision to the Illinois State Implementation Plan (SIP) to phase out the requirements of the Stage II Vapor Recovery program.
Revisions to the California State Implementation Plan, Antelope Valley Air Quality Management District and South Coast Air Quality Management District
Document Number: 2014-28802
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-12-10
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is taking direct final action to approve revisions to the Antelope Valley Air Quality Management District (AVAQMD) and South Coast Air Quality Management District (SCAQMD) portions of the California State Implementation Plan (SIP). These revisions concern particulate matter (PM) emissions from fugitive dust and abrasive blasting. We are approving local rules that regulate these emission sources under the Clean Air Act (CAA or the Act).
Revisions to the California State Implementation Plan, Antelope Valley Air Quality Management District and South Coast Air Quality Management District
Document Number: 2014-28801
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2014-12-10
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to approve revisions to the Antelope Valley Air Quality Management District (AVAQMD) and South Coast Air Quality Management District (SCAQMD) portions of the California State Implementation Plan (SIP). These revisions concern particulate matter (PM) emissions from fugitive dust and abrasive blasting. We are proposing to approve local rules to regulate these emission sources under the Clean Air Act (CAA or the Act).
Approval and Promulgation of Implementation Plans and Designation of Areas for Air Quality Planning Purposes; Indiana; Redesignation of Lake and Porter Counties to Attainment of the 2008 Eight-Hour Ozone Standard
Document Number: 2014-28799
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-12-10
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is disapproving a December 5, 2012, request from the state of Indiana to redesignate Lake and Porter Counties to attainment of the 2008 ozone National Ambient Air Quality Standard (NAAQS or standard) because Indiana has not demonstrated that the Chicago-Naperville, Illinois-Indiana-Wisconsin (IL-IN-WI) ozone nonattainment area (Chicago nonattainment area), which includes Lake and Porter Counties, has attained this NAAQS. EPA is also disapproving Indiana's ozone maintenance plan and Motor Vehicle Emission Budgets (MVEBs) for Volatile Organic Compounds (VOC) and Nitrogen Oxides (NOX), submitted with Indiana's ozone redesignation request.
Potassium Chloride; Receipt of Application for Emergency Exemption; Solicitation of Public Comment
Document Number: 2014-28703
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-12-10
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA has received a quarantine exemption request from the Minnesota Department of Agriculture to use the chemical potassium chloride to treat Christmas Lake and Lake Independence in Hennepin County, Minnesota to control zebra mussels and quagga mussels. The applicant proposes the use of a new chemical which has not been registered by EPA. EPA is soliciting public comments about this notice and treatment program.