Environmental Protection Agency 2015 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

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Environmental Impact Statements; Notice of Availability
Document Number: 2015-32971
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-12-31
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Treatment of Data Influenced by Exceptional Events
Document Number: 2015-32899
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2015-12-30
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
On November 20, 2015, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) proposed a rule titled, ``Treatment of Data Influenced by Exceptional Events.'' The EPA is extending the comment period on the proposed rule and the notice of availability of the related draft guidance that was scheduled to close on January 19, 2016. The new comment closing date will be February 3, 2016. We are extending the comment period at the request of several stakeholders to allow interested parties additional time to thoroughly review and analyze the noted documents and provide meaningful comments.
Information Collection Request Submitted to OMB for Review and Approval; Comment Request; National Water Quality Inventory Reports (Reinstatement)
Document Number: 2015-32860
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-12-30
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency has submitted an information collection request (ICR), ``National Water Quality Inventory Reports (Renewal)'' (EPA ICR No. 1560.11, OMB Control No. 2040-0071) 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.). This is a request for reinstatement of a previously discontinued collection. Public comments were previously requested via the Federal Register (80 FR 38684) on July 7, 2015 during a 60-day comment period. This notice allows for an additional 30 days for public comments. A fuller description of the ICR is given below, including its estimated burden and cost to the public. 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.
Determination of Attainment; Texas; Houston-Galveston-Brazoria 1997 Ozone Nonattainment Area; Determination of Attainment of the 1997 Ozone Standard
Document Number: 2015-32752
Type: Rule
Date: 2015-12-30
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has determined that the Houston-Galveston-Brazoria (HGB) 8-hour ozone nonattainment area is currently attaining the 1997 ozone National Ambient Air Quality Standard (NAAQS). This determination is based upon certified ambient air monitoring data that show the area has monitored attainment of the 1997 ozone NAAQS for the 2012-2014 monitoring period and continues to monitor attainment of the NAAQS based on preliminary 2015 data. Thus, the requirements for this area to submit an attainment demonstration, a reasonable further progress (RFP) plan, contingency measures, and other State Implementation Plan (SIP) documents related to attainment of the 1997 ozone NAAQS shall be suspended for so long as the area continues to attain the 1997 ozone NAAQS.
Alpha-Chlorohydrin, Registration Review Proposed Interim Decision; Notice of Availability
Document Number: 2015-32751
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-12-29
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This notice announces the availability of EPA's proposed interim registration review decision for alpha-chlorohydrin and opens a public comment period on this proposed interim decision. 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.
Pesticide Product Registration; Receipt of an Application for New Uses
Document Number: 2015-32750
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-12-29
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA has received an application to register new uses for pesticide products containing currently registered active ingredients. Pursuant to the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA), EPA is hereby providing notice of receipt and opportunity to comment on this application.
Notification of Teleconferences of the Science Advisory Board; Hydraulic Fracturing Research Advisory Panel
Document Number: 2015-32738
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-12-29
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The EPA Science Advisory Board (SAB) Staff Office announces four public teleconferences of the SAB Hydraulic Fracturing Research Advisory Panel as part of the peer review of the EPA draft report, Assessment of the Potential Impacts of Hydraulic Fracturing for Oil and Gas on Drinking Water Resources, (May, 2015 External Review Draft, EPA/ 600/R-15/047).
Information Collection Request Submitted to OMB for Review and Approval; Comment Request; NESHAP for Pulp and Paper Production (Renewal)
Document Number: 2015-32733
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-12-29
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency has submitted an information collection request (ICR), ``NESHAP for Pulp and Paper Production (40 CFR part 63, subpart S) (Renewal)'' (EPA ICR No. 2452.03, OMB Control No. 2060-0681) 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.). This is a proposed extension of the ICR, which is currently approved through December 31, 2015. Public comments were previously requested via the Federal Register (80 FR 32116) on June 5, 2015 during a 60-day comment period. This notice allows for an additional 30 days for public comments. A fuller description of the ICR is given below, including its estimated burden and cost to the public. 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.
Information Collection Request Submitted to OMB for Review and Approval; Comment Request; NESHAP for Aluminum, Copper and Other Non-Ferrous Metals Foundries (Renewal)
Document Number: 2015-32731
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-12-29
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency has submitted an information collection request (ICR), ``NESHAP for Aluminum, Copper and Other Non-ferrous Metals Foundries (40 CFR part 63, subpart ZZZZZZ) (Renewal)'' (EPA ICR No. 2332.04, OMB Control No. 2060-0630) 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.). This is a proposed extension of the ICR, which is currently approved through December 31, 2015. Public comments were previously requested via the Federal Register (80 FR 32116) on June 5, 2015 during a 60-day comment period. This notice allows for an additional 30 days for public comments. A fuller description of the ICR is given below, including its estimated burden and cost to the public. 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.
Information Collection Request Submitted to OMB for Review and Approval; Comment Request; NSPS for Petroleum Refineries for Which Construction, Reconstruction, or Modification Commenced After May 14, 2007 (Renewal)
Document Number: 2015-32730
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-12-29
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency has submitted an information collection request (ICR), ``NSPS for Petroleum Refineries for which Construction, Reconstruction, or Modification Commenced after May 14, 2007 (40 CFR part 60, subpart Ja) (Renewal)'' (EPA ICR No. 2263.05, OMB Control No. 2060-0602) 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.). This is a proposed extension of the ICR, which is currently approved through December 31, 2015. Public comments were previously requested via the Federal Register (80 FR 32116) on June 5, 2015 during a 60-day comment period. This notice allows for an additional 30 days for public comments. A fuller description of the ICR is given below, including its estimated burden and cost to the public. 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.
Information Collection Request Submitted to OMB for Review and Approval; Comment Request; NESHAP for the Wood Building Products Surface Coating Industry (Renewal)
Document Number: 2015-32729
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-12-29
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency has submitted an information collection request (ICR), ``NESHAP for the Wood Building Products Surface Coating Industry (40 CFR part 63, subpart QQQQ) (Renewal)'' (EPA ICR No. 2034.06, OMB Control No. 2060-0510) 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.). This is a proposed extension of the ICR, which is currently approved through December 31, 2015. Public comments were previously requested via the Federal Register (80 FR 32116) on June 5, 2015 during a 60-day comment period. This notice allows for an additional 30 days for public comments. A fuller description of the ICR is given below, including its estimated burden and cost to the public. 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.
Information Collection Request Submitted to OMB for Review and Approval; Comment Request; NESHAP for Hydrochloric Acid Production (Renewal)
Document Number: 2015-32728
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-12-29
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency has submitted an information collection request (ICR), ``NESHAP for Hydrochloric Acid Production (40 CFR part 63, subpart NNNNN) (Renewal)'' (EPA ICR No. 2032.08, OMB Control No. 2060-0529) 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.). This is a proposed extension of the ICR, which is currently approved through December 31, 2015. Public comments were previously requested via the Federal Register (80 FR 32116) on June 5, 2015 during a 60-day comment period. This notice allows for an additional 30 days for public comments. A fuller description of the ICR is given below, including its estimated burden and cost to the public. 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.
Information Collection Request Submitted to OMB for Review and Approval; Comment Request; NESHAP for Secondary Aluminum Production (Renewal)
Document Number: 2015-32683
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-12-29
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency has submitted an information collection request (ICR), ``NESHAP for Secondary Aluminum Production (40 CFR part 63, subpart RRR) (Renewal)'' (EPA ICR No. 1894.08, OMB Control No. 2060-0433) 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.). This is a proposed extension of the ICR, which is currently approved through December 31, 2015. Public comments were previously requested via the Federal Register (80 FR 32116) on June 5, 2015 during a 60-day comment period. This notice allows for an additional 30 days for public comments. A fuller description of the ICR is given below, including its estimated burden and cost to the public. 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.
Information Collection Request Submitted to OMB for Review and Approval; Comment Request; NSPS for Synthetic Fiber Production Facilities (Renewal)
Document Number: 2015-32682
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-12-29
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency has submitted an information collection request (ICR), ``NSPS for Synthetic Fiber Production Facilities (40 CFR part 60, subpart HHH) (Renewal)'' (EPA ICR No. 1156.13, OMB Control No. 2060-0059) 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.). This is a proposed extension of the ICR, which is currently approved through December 31, 2015. Public comments were previously requested via the Federal Register (80 FR 32116) on June 5, 2015 during a 60-day comment period. This notice allows for an additional 30 days for public comments. A fuller description of the ICR is given below, including its estimated burden and cost to the public. 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.
Revisions to the Public Notice Provisions in Clean Air Act Permitting Programs
Document Number: 2015-32639
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2015-12-29
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) proposes to revise the public notice rule provisions for the New Source Review (NSR), title V and Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) permit programs of the Clean Air Act (CAA) and the corresponding onshore area (COA) determinations for implementation of the OCS air quality regulations. This action would remove the mandatory requirement to provide public notice of a draft air permit, as well as certain other program actions, through publication in a newspaper and would instead allow for electronic noticing (e-notice) of these actions. The proposed rule revisions would apply to major source air permits issued by the EPA, by EPA-delegated air agencies, and by air agencies with EPA-approved programs (with the exception of permits that are issued pursuant to the Tribal NSR Rule, which already allows for e-notice methods).
Cross-State Air Pollution Rule Update for the 2008 Ozone NAAQS
Document Number: 2015-32507
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2015-12-29
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is extending the comment period for the proposed rule titled ``Cross-State Air Pollution Rule Update for the 2008 Ozone NAAQS'' that was published in the Federal Register on December 3, 2015. The proposal provided for a public comment period ending January 19, 2016. The EPA received several requests from the public to extend this comment period. The EPA is extending the comment period to a 60-day public comment period ending February 1, 2016.
Information Collection Request Submitted to OMB for Review and Approval; Comment Request; Safe Drinking Water Act State Revolving Fund Program
Document Number: 2015-32614
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-12-28
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has submitted an information collection request (ICR), ``Safe Drinking Water Act State Revolving Fund Program'' (EPA ICR No. 1803.07, OMB Control No. 2040-0185) to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA, 44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.). This is a proposed extension of the ICR, which is currently approved through December 31, 2015. Public comments were previously requested via the Federal Register (80 FR 57605) on September 24, 2015, during a 60-day comment period. This notice allows for an additional 30 days for public comments. A fuller description of the ICR is given in this renewal notice, including its estimated burden and cost to the public. 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.
Information Collection Request Submitted to OMB for Review and Approval; Comment Request; Establishing No-Discharge Zones (NDZs) Under Clean Water Act Section 312 (Renewal)
Document Number: 2015-32613
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-12-28
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency has submitted an information collection request (ICR), ``Establishing No-Discharge Zones (NDZs) Under Clean Water Act Sec. 312 (Renewal)'' (EPA ICR No. 1791.07, OMB Control No. 2040-0187) 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.). This is a proposed extension of the ICR, which is currently approved through December 31, 2015. Public comments were previously requested via the Federal Register (80 FR 50276) on August 19, 2015 during a 60-day comment period. This notice allows for an additional 30 days for public comments. A fuller description of the ICR is given below, including its estimated burden and cost to the public. 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.
Information Collection Request Submitted to OMB for Review and Approval; Comment Request; BEACH Act Grants (Renewal)
Document Number: 2015-32612
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-12-28
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency has submitted an information collection request (ICR), ``BEACH Act Grants (Renewal)'' (EPA ICR No. 2048.05, OMB Control No. 2040-0244) 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.). This is a proposed extension of the ICR which is currently approved through December 31, 2015. Public comments were previously requested via the Federal Register (80 FR 61419) on October 13, 2015, during a 60-day comment period. This notice allows for an additional 30 days for public comments. A fuller description of the ICR is given below, including its estimated burden and cost to the public. 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.
Information Collection Request Submitted to OMB for Review and Approval; Comment Request; Cooling Water Intake Structures New Facility Final Rule (Renewal)
Document Number: 2015-32611
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-12-28
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency has submitted an information collection request (ICR), ``Cooling Water Intake Structures New Facility Final Rule (Renewal)'' (EPA ICR No. 1973.06, OMB Control No. 2040-0241) 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.). This is a proposed extension of the ICR, which is currently approved through December 31, 2015. Public comments were previously requested via the Federal Register (80 FR 60142) on October 5, 2015 during a 60-day comment period. This notice allows for an additional 30 days for public comments. A fuller description of the ICR is given below, including its estimated burden and cost to the public. 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.
Information Collection Request Submitted to OMB for Review and Approval; Comment Request; National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) Program (Renewal)
Document Number: 2015-32610
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-12-28
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency has submitted an information collection request (ICR), ``National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) Program (Renewal)'' (EPA ICR No. 0229.21, OMB Control No. 2040-0004) 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.). This is a proposed extension of the ICR, which is currently approved through December 31, 2015. Public comments were previously requested via the Federal Register (80 FR 60142) on October 5, 2015 during a 60-day comment period. This notice allows for an additional 30 days for public comments. A fuller description of the ICR is given below, including its estimated burden and cost to the public. 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.
Information Collection Request Submitted to OMB for Review and Approval; Comment Request; National Pretreatment Program (Renewal)
Document Number: 2015-32609
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-12-28
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency has submitted an information collection request (ICR), ``National Pretreatment Program'' (EPA ICR No. 0002.16, OMB Control No. 2040-0009) 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.). This is a proposed extension of the ICR, which is currently approved through December 31, 2015. Public comments were previously requested via the Federal Register (80 FR 60142) on October 5, 2015 during a 60-day comment period. This notice allows for an additional 30 days for public comments. A fuller description of the ICR is given below, including its estimated burden and cost to the public. 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.
Air Plan Approval; Indiana; Temporary Alternate Opacity Limits for American Electric Power, Rockport
Document Number: 2015-32509
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2015-12-28
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to approve a revision to the Indiana State Implementation Plan (SIP), authorizing temporary alternate opacity limits (TAOLs) at the American Electric Power, Rockport (AEP Rockport) facility during periods of unit startup and shutdown. This action is consistent with the Clean Air Act (CAA) and EPA policy regarding emissions during periods of startup and shutdown. Indiana has provided an air quality analysis demonstrating that this revision will continue to protect the applicable National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS) for fine particulate matter (PM2.5) in Spencer County.
Pesticides; Revisions to Minimum Risk Exemption
Document Number: 2015-32325
Type: Rule
Date: 2015-12-28
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is revising its regulations to more clearly describe the active and inert ingredients that are permitted in products eligible for the minimum risk pesticide exemption. EPA is improving the clarity and transparency of the minimum risk exemption by codifying the inert ingredients list and by adding specific chemical identifiers, where available, for all eligible active and inert ingredients. These specific identifiers will make it easier for manufacturers, the public, and Federal, state, and tribal inspectors to determine the specific chemical substances that are permitted in minimum risk pesticide products. EPA is also modifying the labeling requirements in the exemption to require products to list ingredients on the label with a designated label display name and to provide the producer's contact information on the product's label. These changes will provide more consistent information for consumers and clearer regulations for producers, and will simplify compliance determination by states, tribes, and EPA.
Spinosad; Pesticide Tolerances
Document Number: 2015-32168
Type: Rule
Date: 2015-12-28
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This regulation establishes tolerances for residues of spinosad in or on multiple commodities that are identified and discussed later in this document. In addition, this regulation removes a number of existing tolerances for residues of spinosad that are superseded by tolerances being established in this action. Interregional Research Project #4 (IR-4) requested these tolerances under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA).
Texas: Final Authorization of State-Initiated Changes and Incorporation by Reference of State Hazardous Waste Management Program
Document Number: 2015-31881
Type: Rule
Date: 2015-12-28
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
During a review of Texas' regulations, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) identified a variety of State-initiated changes to its hazardous waste program under the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA). We have determined that these changes are minor and satisfy all requirements needed to qualify for Final authorization and are authorizing the State-initiated changes through this direct Final action. In addition, this document corrects technical errors made in the September 3, 2014, Federal Register authorization document for Texas. The Solid Waste Disposal Act, as amended, commonly referred to as the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA), allows the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to authorize States to operate their hazardous waste management programs in lieu of the Federal program. The EPA uses the regulations entitled ``Approved State Hazardous Waste Management Programs'' to provide notice of the authorization status of State programs and to incorporate by reference those provisions of the State statutes and regulations that will be subject to the EPA's inspection and enforcement. The rule codifies in the regulations the prior approval of Texas' hazardous waste management program and incorporates by reference authorized provisions of the State's statutes and regulations.
Texas: Final Authorization of State-initiated Changes and Incorporation by Reference of State Hazardous Waste Management Program
Document Number: 2015-31876
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2015-12-28
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
During a review of Texas' regulations, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) identified a variety of State-initiated changes to Texas' hazardous waste program under the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act, as amended (RCRA), for which the State had not previously sought authorization. The EPA proposes to authorize the State for the program changes. In addition, the EPA proposes to codify in the regulations entitled ``Approved State Hazardous Waste Management Programs, ``Texas' authorized hazardous waste program''. The EPA will incorporate by reference into the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) those provisions of the State regulations that are authorized and that the EPA will enforce under RCRA.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Renewal of Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: 2015-32516
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-12-24
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA), this document announces that EPA is planning to submit an Information Collection Request (ICR) to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB). The ICR, entitled: ``Submission of Protocols and Study Reports for Environmental Research Involving Human Subjects''; identified by EPA ICR No. 2195.05 and OMB Control No. 2070-0169, represents the renewal of an existing ICR that is scheduled to expire on August 31, 2016. Before submitting the ICR to OMB for review and approval, EPA is soliciting comments on specific aspects of the proposed information collection that is summarized in this document. The ICR and accompanying material are available in the docket for public review and comment.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Renewal of Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: 2015-32515
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-12-24
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA), this document announces that EPA is planning to submit an Information Collection Request (ICR) to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB). The ICR, entitled: ``Tolerance Petitions for Pesticides on Food/Feed Crops and New Food Use Inert Ingredients'' and identified by EPA ICR No. 0597.12 and OMB Control No. 2070-0024, represents the renewal of an existing ICR that is scheduled to expire on August, 31, 2016. Before submitting the ICR to OMB for review and approval, EPA is soliciting comments on specific aspects of the proposed information collection that is summarized in this document. The ICR and accompanying material are available in the docket for public review and comment.
Draft Integrated Science Assessment for Sulfur Oxides-Health Criteria
Document Number: 2015-32511
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-12-24
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is announcing a 30- day extension of the public comment period for the draft document titled, ``External Review Draft Integrated Science Assessment for Sulfur OxidesHealth Criteria'' (EPA/600/R-15/066). The original Federal Register notice announcement provides a 60-day public comment period and was published on November 24, 2015. The EPA subsequently received a request to extend this comment period. With the 30-day extension announced in this notice, the comment period ends on February 24, 2016. The draft document was prepared by the National Center for Environmental Assessment (NCEA) within the EPA's Office of Research and Development as part of the review of the primary (health-based) National Ambient Air Quality Standards for sulfur dioxide.
Notice of Availability of Electronic Reporting; Federal Air Rules for Reservations Online Reporting System
Document Number: 2015-32510
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-12-24
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is notifying the public that electronic emissions reporting is now available for sources covered by the Federal Air Rules for Reservations (FARR). The FARR requires certain sources of air pollution on Indian Reservations in Idaho, Oregon, and Washington to register and report emissions to the EPA. Any person who owns or operates a source of air pollution with the potential to emit two or more tons per year of an air pollutant, with certain exceptions, must register annually and report those emissions. Registration and emissions reports are due within 90 days of commencing operations, and annually thereafter. The EPA created the FARR Online Reporting System (FORS) to help make registration and emissions reporting easier. The FORS, operated through the agency's Central Data Exchange (CDX), is CROMERR compliant, which means the electronic signature meets the EPA's regulatory electronic signature requirements.
Environmental Impact Statements; Notice of Availability
Document Number: 2015-32418
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-12-24
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Spinetoram; Pesticide Tolerances
Document Number: 2015-32329
Type: Rule
Date: 2015-12-24
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This regulation establishes tolerances for residues of spinetoram in or on multiple commodities that are identified and discussed later in this document. In addition, this regulation removes a number of existing tolerances for residues of spinetoram that are superseded by this action. Interregional Research Project # 4 (IR-4) requested these tolerances under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA).
Propiconazole on Tea; Pesticide Tolerance
Document Number: 2015-32328
Type: Rule
Date: 2015-12-24
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This regulation establishes a tolerance for residues of propiconazole in or on tea. The Tea Association of the U.S.A., Inc. requested these tolerances under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA).
Pesticides; Certification of Pesticide Applicators; Second Extension of the Comment Period
Document Number: 2015-32457
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2015-12-23
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA issued a proposed rule in the Federal Register of August 24, 2015, concerning certification of applicators of restricted use pesticides. This document extends the comment period to January 22, 2016. The comment period is being extended to provide additional time for commenters to prepare their responses.
Riverside Chrome Plating Superfund Site; Notice of Proposed CERCLA Administrative Cost Recovery Settlement
Document Number: 2015-32345
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-12-23
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is hereby providing notice of a proposed administrative settlement with two parties for recovery of response costs concerning the Riverside Chrome Plating Superfund Site in Riverside County, California (the Site). The proposed settlement requires Settling Parties Cleon Benson and SP Group, who own the Site property, to pay $86,388.99 to reimburse EPA for funds expended in performing and overseeing response actions at the Site. For thirty (30) days following the date of publication of this Notice in the Federal Register, EPA will receive written comments relating to the proposed settlement. EPA will consider all comments received and may modify or withdraw its consent to the settlement if comments received disclose facts or considerations which indicate the proposed settlement is inappropriate, improper, or inadequate. EPA's response to any comments received will be available for public inspection at 75 Hawthorne Street, San Francisco, CA 94105.
Propiconazole; Pesticide Tolerances
Document Number: 2015-32327
Type: Rule
Date: 2015-12-23
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This regulation establishes tolerances for residues of propiconazole in or on multiple commodities which are identified and discussed later in this document. Interregional Research Project Number 4 (IR-4) requested these tolerances under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA).
Pesticide Registration Review; Draft Human Health and Ecological Risk Assessments for Certain Organophosphates; Extension of Comment Period
Document Number: 2015-32326
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-12-23
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA issued a notice in the Federal Register of September 25, 2015, opening a comment period on draft human health and ecological risk assessments for certain organophosphate pesticides listed in Table 1, along with additional chemicals. Following this, EPA issued a notice in the Federal Register of November 20, 2015, extending the comment period for an additional 45 days, until January 8, 2016. This document extends the close of the comment period for an additional 45 days for only the chemicals listed in Table 1, from January 8, 2016 to February 23, 2016. This comment period is being extended in response to comments received by the Agency. The Agency is also taking comments on the document entitled, ``Literature Review on Neurodevelopment Effects & FQPA Safety Factor Determination for the Organophosphate Pesticides'' in conjunction with this comment period and not through a separate comment period.
Proposed Information Collection Request; Comment Request; Distribution of Offsite Consequence Analysis Information Under Section 112(r)(7)(H) of the Clean Air Act (CAA)
Document Number: 2015-32220
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-12-23
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is planning to submit an information collection request (ICR), ``Distribution of Offsite Consequence Analysis Information under Section 112(r)(7)(H) of the Clean Air Act (CAA),'' (EPA ICR No. 1981.06, OMB Control No. 2050- 0172) 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 June 30, 2016. 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.
Air Plan Approval; SD; Update to Materials Incorporated by Reference
Document Number: 2015-32216
Type: Rule
Date: 2015-12-23
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is updating the materials that are incorporated by reference (IBR) into the South Dakota State Implementation Plan (SIP). The Regulations affected by this update have been previously submitted by the South Dakota Department of Environment and Natural Resources (SD DENR) and approved by the EPA. In this action, the EPA is also notifying the public of corrections to typographical errors and minor formatting changes to the IBR tables. This update affects the SIP materials that are available for public inspection at the EPA Regional Office.
Information Collection Request Submitted to OMB for Review and Approval; Comment Request; EPA Strategic Plan Information on Source Water Protection
Document Number: 2015-32198
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-12-23
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has submitted an information collection request (ICR), ``EPA Strategic Plan Information on Source Water Protection'' (EPA ICR No. 1816.06, OMB Control No. 2040-0197) 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.). This is a proposed extension of the ICR, which is currently approved through December 31, 2015. Public comments were previously requested via the Federal Register (80 FR 56465) on September 18, 2015, during a 60-day comment period. This notice allows for an additional 30 days for public comments. A fuller description of the ICR is given in this renewal notice, including its estimated burden and cost to the public. 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.
Information Collection Request Submitted to OMB for Review and Approval; Comment Request; NESHAP for Metal Furniture Surface Coating (Renewal)
Document Number: 2015-32197
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-12-23
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency has submitted an information collection request (ICR), ``NESHAP for Metal Furniture Surface Coating (40 CFR part 63, subpart RRRR) (Renewal)'' (EPA ICR No. 1952.06, OMB Control No. 2060-0518), 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.). This is a proposed extension of the ICR, which is currently approved through December 31, 2015. Public comments were previously requested via the Federal Register (80 FR 32116) on June 5, 2015 during a 60-day comment period. This notice allows for an additional 30 days for public comments. A fuller description of the ICR is given below, including its estimated burden and cost to the public. An Agency may neither conduct nor sponsor, and a person is not required to respond to, a collection of information unless it displays a currently valid OMB control number.
Information Collection Request Submitted to OMB for Review and Approval; Comment Request; NESHAP for Chromium Emissions From Hard and Decorative Chromium Electroplating and Chromium Anodizing Tanks (Renewal)
Document Number: 2015-32196
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-12-23
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency has submitted an information collection request (ICR), ``NESHAP for Chromium Emissions from Hard and Decorative Chromium Electroplating and Chromium Anodizing Tanks (40 CFR part 63, subpart N) (Renewal)'' (EPA ICR No. 1611.11, OMB Control No. 2060-0327) 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.). This is a proposed extension of the ICR, which is currently approved through December 31, 2015. Public comments were previously requested via the Federal Register (80 FR 32116) on June 5, 2015 during a 60-day comment period. This notice allows for an additional 30 days for public comments. A fuller description of the ICR is given below, including its estimated burden and cost to the public. 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.
Information Collection Request Submitted to OMB for Review and Approval; Comment Request; NSPS for Beverage Can Surface Coating (Renewal)
Document Number: 2015-32195
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-12-23
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency has submitted an information collection request (ICR), ``NSPS for Beverage Can Surface Coating (40 CFR part 60, subpart WW) (Renewal)'' (EPA ICR No. 0663.12, OMB Control No. 2060-0001), 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.). This is a proposed extension of the ICR, which is currently approved through December 31, 2015. Public comments were previously requested via the Federal Register (80 FR 32116) on June 5, 2015 during a 60-day comment period. This notice allows for an additional 30 days for public comments. A fuller description of the ICR is given below, including its estimated burden and cost to the public. An Agency may neither conduct nor sponsor, and a person is not required to respond to, a collection of information unless it displays a currently valid OMB control number.
Information Collection Request Submitted to OMB for Review and Approval; Comment Request; NSPS for Surface Coating of Large Appliances (Renewal)
Document Number: 2015-32194
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-12-23
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency has submitted an information collection request (ICR), ``NSPS for Surface Coating of Large Appliances (40 CFR part 60, subpart SS)'' (EPA ICR No. 0659.13, OMB Control No. 2060-0108), 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.). This is a proposed extension of the ICR, which is currently approved through December 31, 2015. Public comments were previously requested via the Federal Register (80 FR 32116) on June 5, 2015 during a 60-day comment period. This notice allows for an additional 30 days for public comments. A fuller description of the ICR is given below, including its estimated burden and cost to the public. An Agency may neither conduct nor sponsor, and a person is not required to respond to, a collection of information unless it displays a currently valid OMB control number.
Information Collection Request Submitted to OMB for Review and Approval; Comment Request; NSPS for Metal Furniture Coating (Renewal)
Document Number: 2015-32180
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-12-23
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency has submitted an information collection request (ICR), ``NSPS for Metal Furniture Coating (40 CFR part 60, subpart EE) (Renewal)'' (EPA ICR No. 0649.12, OMB Control No. 2060-0106) 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.). This is a proposed extension of the ICR, which is currently approved through December 31, 2015. Public comments were previously requested via the Federal Register (80 FR 32116) on June 5, 2015 during a 60-day comment period. This notice allows for an additional 30 days for public comments. A fuller description of the ICR is given below, including its estimated burden and cost to the public. 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.
Information Collection Request Submitted to OMB for Review and Approval; Comment Request; NESHAP for Mercury (Renewal)
Document Number: 2015-32179
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-12-23
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency has submitted an information collection request (ICR), ``NESHAP for Mercury (40 CFR part 61, subpart E) (Renewal)'' (EPA ICR No. 0113.12, OMB Control No. 2060- 0097), 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.). This is a proposed extension of the ICR, which is currently approved through December 31, 2015. Public comments were previously requested via the Federal Register (80 FR 32116) on June 5, 2015 during a 60-day comment period. This notice allows for an additional 30 days for public comments. A fuller description of the ICR is given below, including its estimated burden and cost to the public. 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.
2-Propenoic Acid, Homopolymer, Ester With α-[2,4,6-Tris(1-Phenylethyl)Phenyl]-ω-Hydroxypoly(Oxy-1,2-Ethanediyl), Compd. With 2,2′,2″-Nitrilotris[Ethanol]; Tolerance Exemption
Document Number: 2015-32176
Type: Rule
Date: 2015-12-23
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This regulation establishes an exemption from the requirement of a tolerance for residues of 2-propenoic acid, homopolymer, ester with [alpha]-[2,4,6-tris(1-phenylethyl)phenyl]-[omega]-hydroxypoly (oxy- 1,2-ethanediyl), compd. with 2,2',2''-nitrilotris[ethanol] (CAS Reg. No. 1477613-46-9) when used as an inert ingredient in a pesticide chemical formulation. Spring Trading Company on behalf of Lamberti USA, Incorporated 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 2-propenoic acid, homopolymer, ester with [alpha]-[2,4,6-tris(1-phenylethyl)phenyl]- [omega]-hydroxypoly(oxy-1,2-ethanediyl), compd. with 2,2',2''- nitrilotris[ethanol] on food or feed commodities.
Chlorinated Paraffins; Request for Available Information on PMN Risk Assessments
Document Number: 2015-32175
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-12-23
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is requesting new available data on certain chlorinated paraffins in different industries and for different uses, to inform the risk assessments for chlorinated paraffins submitted as Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) Premanufacture Notices (PMNs). The risk assessments have been placed in a public docket. Any comments on the assessments or data to inform the assessments will be placed in the docket subject to Confidential Business Information considerations.
Ammonium Acetate; Exemption From the Requirement of a Tolerance
Document Number: 2015-32170
Type: Rule
Date: 2015-12-23
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This regulation establishes an exemption from the requirement of a tolerance for residues of ammonium acetate (CAS No. 631-61-8) when used as an inert ingredient (buffering agent) limited to 15% in pesticide formulations applied to pre-harvested crops. Exponent Inc., 1150 Connecticut Ave., Suite 1100, Washington, DC 20036 on behalf of the Gowan Company LLC., 370 South Main Street, Yuma, AZ 85364 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 ammonium acetate.