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

Identification of Nonattainment Classification and Deadlines for Submission of State Implementation Plan (SIP) Provisions for the 1997 Fine Particle (PM2.5
Document Number: 2014-30231
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-12-24
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
On June 2, 2014, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) published a final rule in the Federal Register updating the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) concerning the designations of areas for air quality planning purposes for the 1997 and 2006 PM2.5 National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS) nonattainment areas. This correcting amendment corrects errors in the regulatory text of EPA's June 2, 2014, final rule related to the designations of the Macon, Georgia, and Rome, Georgia, areas for the 1997 Annual PM2.5 NAAQS.
Request for Nominations for Mobile Sources Technical Review Subcommittee
Document Number: 2014-30229
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-12-24
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) invites nominations from a diverse range of qualified candidates to be considered for appointment to its Mobile Sources Technical Review Subcommittee (MSTRS). Vacancies are anticipated to be filled by October 2015. Sources in addition to this Federal Register Notice may also be utilized in the solicitation of nominees.
Registration Review Final and Interim Decisions; Notice of Availability
Document Number: 2014-30214
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-12-24
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This notice announces the availability of EPA's final/interim 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.
Beauveria bassiana Strain ANT-03; Exemption From the Requirement of a Tolerance
Document Number: 2014-30212
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-12-24
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This regulation establishes an exemption from the requirement of a tolerance for residues of the microbial insecticide Beauveria bassiana strain ANT-03 in or on all food commodities when used in accordance with label directions and good agricultural practices. Technology Sciences Group, Inc., agent for Anatis Bioprotection Inc., submitted a petition to EPA under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA), requesting an exemption from the requirement of a tolerance. This regulation eliminates the need to establish a maximum permissible level for residues of Beauveria bassiana strain ANT-03.
Greenhouse Gas Reporting Program: Addition of Global Warming Potentials to the General Provisions and Amendments and Confidentiality Determinations for Fluorinated Gas Production; Correction
Document Number: 2014-30178
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-12-24
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is correcting a final rule that appeared in the Federal Register on December 11, 2014 (79 FR 73750). The final rule amends the general provisions of the Greenhouse Gas Reporting Rule to establish chemical-specific and default global warming potentials (GWPs) for a number of fluorinated greenhouse gases (F-GHGs) and fluorinated heat transfer fluids (F- HTFs). The rule also includes conforming changes to the provisions for the Electronics Manufacturing and Fluorinated Gas Production source categories.
Benefits of Neonicotinoid Seed Treatment to Soybean Production; Reopening of Comment Period
Document Number: 2014-30089
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-12-24
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA issued a notice in the Federal Register of October 22, 2014, concerning the assessment the Agency conducted as part of its ongoing re-evaluation of clothianidin, imidacloprid, and thiamethoxam under the registration review program. This assessment examines the use of clothianidin, imidacloprid, and thiamethoxam seed treatments in terms of the extent of use and the pests targeted in order to characterize overall benefits to soybean production nationwide. In response to requests, the EPA is reopening the public comment period of EPA's analysis of Benefits of Neonicotinoid Seed Treatments to Soybean Production. This document reopens the comment period for 30 days to January 23, 2015.
Registration Review Proposed Interim Decisions; Notice of Availability
Document Number: 2014-30088
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-12-24
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This notice announces the availability of EPA's proposed interim registration review decisions and opens a 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.
Registration Review; Draft Human Health and Ecological Risk Assessments; Notice of Availability
Document Number: 2014-29882
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-12-24
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This notice announces the availability of EPA's draft human health and ecological risk assessments for the registration reviews of bentazon, daminozide, and d-limonene 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 for each case, the Agency has drafted a human health and ecological risk assessment for all uses of the previously listed pesticide chemicals. The ecological risk assessment includes or will include an assessment of risks to listed species, and the human health and ecological risk assessments includes or will include a determination of endocrine disrupter effects for the case. After reviewing comments received during the public comment period, EPA may issue revised risk assessments, explain any changes to the draft risk assessments, and respond to comments. The Agency also will request public input on any proposed risk mitigation measures 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.
Zeta-cypermethrin; Pesticide Tolerances
Document Number: 2014-29788
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-12-24
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This regulation amends the tolerances for residues of zeta- cypermethrin in or on alfalfa, forage and alfalfa, hay. FMC Corporation requested the amendment of the tolerances under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA).