Environmental Protection Agency July 8, 2015 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Notification of a Public Teleconference of the Science Advisory Board; Drinking Water Committee
Document Number: 2015-16721
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-07-08
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Science Advisory Board (SAB) Staff Office announces a public teleconference of the Drinking Water Committee (DWC) to review its draft report regarding the EPA's Draft Fourth Contaminant Candidate List (CCL4).
Revisions to the California State Implementation Plan, Butte County Air Quality Management District
Document Number: 2015-16715
Type: Rule
Date: 2015-07-08
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is finalizing a limited approval and limited disapproval of revisions to the Butte County Air Quality Management District (BCAQMD) portion of the California State Implementation Plan (SIP). These revisions concern volatile organic compound (VOC), oxides of nitrogen (NOX) and particulate matter (PM) emissions from open burning. Under authority of the Clean Air Act (CAA or the Act), this action simultaneously approves a local rule that regulates these emission sources and directs BCAQMD to correct rule deficiencies.
Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Nebraska; Update to Materials Incorporated by Reference
Document Number: 2015-16632
Type: Rule
Date: 2015-07-08
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is updating the materials submitted by Nebraska that are incorporated by reference (IBR) into the state implementation plan (SIP). EPA is also notifying the public of the correction of certain typographical errors within the IBR table. The regulations affected by this update have been previously submitted by the state agency and approved by EPA. This update affects the SIP materials that are available for public inspection at the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA), and the Regional Office.
Revisions to the California State Implementation Plan, Feather River Air Quality Management District
Document Number: 2015-16629
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2015-07-08
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to approve revisions to the Feather River Air Quality Management District (FRAQMD) portion of the California State Implementation Plan (SIP). Included in this approval are the following three SIP demonstrations from FRAQMD: 2006 Reasonably Available Control Technology (RACT) Analysis for State Implementation Plan (SIP), November 2006; Reasonably Available Control Technology State Implementation Plan Revision Negative Declaration for Control Techniques Guidelines Issued 2006- 2008, June 1, 2009; and Reasonably Available Control Technology Analysis and Negative Declarations, July 3, 2014. The first two demonstrations address the 1997 8-hour National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS) for ozone, and the third demonstration addresses the 2008 8-hour NAAQS for ozone. The submitted SIPs also contain negative declarations for volatile organic compound (VOC) source categories for the years 2006, 2009 and 2014. We are proposing to approve the submitted SIP revisions under the Clean Air Act as amended in 1990 (CAA or the Act). We are also proposing to approve a local rule that regulates gasoline dispending facilities.
Revisions to the California State Implementation Plan, Feather River Air Quality Management District
Document Number: 2015-16627
Type: Rule
Date: 2015-07-08
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is taking direct final action to approve revisions to the Feather River Air Quality Management District (FRAQMD or the District) portion of the California State Implementation Plan (SIP). Included in this approval are the following three SIP demonstrations from FRAQMD: 2006 Reasonably Available Control Technology (RACT) Analysis for State Implementation Plan (SIP), November 2006; Reasonably Available Control Technology State Implementation Plan Revision Negative Declaration for Control Techniques Guidelines Issued 2006-2008, June 1, 2009 and; Reasonably Available Control Technology Analysis and Negative Declarations, July 3, 2014. The first two demonstrations address the 1997 8-hour National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS) for ozone, and the third demonstration addresses the 2008 8-hour NAAQS for ozone. These submitted SIP revisions contain FRAQMD's negative declarations for volatile organic compound (VOC) source categories. We are approving the submitted SIP revisions under the Clean Air Act as amended in 1990 (CAA or the Act). We are also approving a local rule to regulate VOC emissions from gasoline dispensing facilities.
Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Kansas; Update to Materials Incorporated by Reference
Document Number: 2015-16626
Type: Rule
Date: 2015-07-08
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is updating the materials submitted by Kansas that are incorporated by reference (IBR) into the state implementation plan (SIP). EPA is also notifying the public of the correction of certain typographical errors within the IBR table. The regulations affected by this update have been previously submitted by the state agency and approved by EPA. This update affects the SIP materials that are available for public inspection at the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA), and the Regional Office.
S-metolachlor; Pesticide Tolerances
Document Number: 2015-16523
Type: Rule
Date: 2015-07-08
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This regulation establishes tolerances for residues of S- metolachlor 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 Product Registration; Receipt of Applications for New Uses; Correction and Reopening of Comment Period
Document Number: 2015-16519
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-07-08
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA issued a notice in the Federal Register of May 6, 2015, concerning Pesticide Product Registration; Receipt of Applications for New Uses. The notice inadvertently identified the applications listed as being new active ingredients rather than new uses. This document corrects that error and also reopens the comment period for an additional 30 days. EPA has received applications 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 these applications.
Registration Review; Draft Human Health and Ecological Risk Assessments; Notice of Availability
Document Number: 2015-16422
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-07-08
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This notice announces the availability of EPA's draft human health and ecological risk assessments for the registration reviews of flufenacet, flurprimidol, propoxur, and sodium acifluorfen, and opens a public comment period on these documents. In addition, this notice announces both the opening of the registration review docket for thidiazuron and the availability of the registration review draft human health and ecological risk assessments for thidiazuron. The Agency is opening a public comment period on both the Preliminary Work Plan and the draft risk assessments for thidiazuron. 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.
Prohexadione Calcium; Pesticide Tolerances
Document Number: 2015-16419
Type: Rule
Date: 2015-07-08
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This regulation establishes tolerances for residues of prohexadione calcium in or on strawberry and watercress. Inter-Regional Research Project Number 4 (IR-4) requested these tolerances under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA).
Registration Review Interim Decisions; Notice of Availability
Document Number: 2015-16406
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-07-08
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This notice announces the availability of EPA's interim registration review decisions for the pesticides listed in the table in Unit II of this notice. 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. This document also announces the Agency's closure of the registration review docket diclofop-methyl. All pesticide products containing diclofop- methyl have been cancelled.
Notice of Receipt of Requests To Voluntarily Cancel Certain Pesticide Registrations and Amend Registrations To Terminate Certain Uses
Document Number: 2015-16405
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-07-08
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 the registrants to voluntarily cancel their registrations of certain products containing the pesticides carfentrazone-ethyl, chlorsulfuron, dichlorprop-p, flufenpyr-ethyl, flutolanil, glyphosate, metsulfuron, MGK 264, paraquat dichloride, piperonyl butoxide, propoxur, pyrethrins, quizalofop, thifensulfuron-methyl, and tribenuron-methyl and to amend their malathion, propoxur, and sulfur dioxide product registrations to terminate one or more uses. The requests are to terminate the malathion use in or on cull fruits and vegetable dumps and terminate the sulfur dioxide use in or on grapes. The request would also terminate all indoor aerosol, spray, and liquid formulations of propoxur, terminate its use in food handling establishments, and terminate indoor crack and crevice use. The requests do not seek to cancel the last carfentrazone- ethyl, chlorsulfuron, dichlorprop-p, flutolanil, glyphosate, metsulfuron, MGK 264, paraquat dichloride, piperonyl butoxide, propoxur, pyrethrins, quizalofop, thifensulfuron-methyl, and tribenuron-methyl products registered for use in the United States. The requests, if granted, would terminate the last flufenpyr-ethyl products registered in the United States. 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 these 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 affected registrations have been cancelled or uses terminated only if such sale, distribution, or use is consistent with the terms described in the final cancellation order.