Cancellation of Pesticides for Non-Payment of Year 2015 Registration Maintenance Fees; Summary of Orders Issued
Under the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA), the payment of an annual maintenance fee is required to keep pesticide registrations in effect. The fee due last January 15, 2015, has gone unpaid for the 236 registrations identified in this document. If the fee is not paid, the EPA Administrator may cancel these registrations by order and without a hearing; orders to cancel these registrations have been issued.
Modification of Significant New Uses of Certain Chemical Substances
EPA is amending the significant new use rules (SNURs) under section 5(a)(2) of the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) for five chemical substances which were the subject of premanufacture notices (PMNs). This action amends the SNURs to allow certain uses without requiring a significant new use notice (SNUN), and extends SNUN requirements to certain additional uses. EPA is amending these SNURs based on review of new data for each chemical substance. This action requires persons who intend to manufacture (including import) or process any of these chemical substances for an activity that is designated as a significant new use by this rule to notify EPA at least 90 days before commencing that activity. The required notification would provide EPA with the opportunity to evaluate the intended use and, if necessary, to prohibit or limit that activity before it occurs.
Certain New Chemicals; Receipt and Status Information for September 2015
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 September 1, 2015 to September 30, 2015.
Proposed CERCLA Section 122(h) Cost Recovery Settlements for the Power City Superfund Site, Niagara Falls, Niagara County, New York
In accordance with Section 122(i) of the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act of 1980, as amended (``CERCLA''), 42 U.S.C. 9622(i), notice is hereby given by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (``EPA''), Region II, of two separate proposed cost recovery settlement agreements pursuant to Section 122(h) of CERCLA, 42 U.S.C. 9622(h), with Honeywell International Inc. and RR Donnelley and Sons Company (the ``Settling Parties''), respectively, for the Power City Superfund Site (``Site''), located in Niagara Falls, Niagara County, New York. Honeywell International Inc. agrees to pay EPA $825,000 and RR Donnelley and Sons Company agrees to pay $103,200, plus interest, respectively, in reimbursement of their respective shares of EPA's past response costs paid at or in connection with the Site. Each settlement includes a covenant by EPA not to sue or to take administrative action against each respective Settling Party pursuant to Section 107(a) of CERCLA, 42 U.S.C. 9607(a), with regard to the response costs related to the work at the Site enumerated in each settlement agreement. For thirty (30) days following the date of publication of this notice, EPA will receive written comments relating to the settlement. EPA will consider all comments received and may modify or withdraw its consent to either or both settlements if comments received disclose facts or considerations that indicate that one or both of the proposed settlements is inappropriate, improper, or inadequate. EPA's response to any comments received will be available for public inspection at EPA Region II, 290 Broadway, New York, New York 10007-1866.
Proposed Information Collection Request; Comment Request; Federal Implementation Plan for Oil and Natural Gas Well Production Facilities; Fort Berthold Indian Reservation (Mandan, Hidatsa, and Arikara Nation), North Dakota
The Environmental Protection Agency is planning to submit an information collection request (ICR), ``Federal Implementation Plan for Oil and Natural Gas Well Production Facilities; Fort Berthold Indian Reservation (Mandan, Hidatsa, and Arikara Nation), North Dakota'' (EPA ICR No. 2478.02 OMB Control No. 2008-0001) 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 se.). 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 April 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.
Meetings of the Small Community Advisory Subcommittee and the Local Government Advisory Committee
The Small Community Advisory Subcommittee (SCAS) will meet via teleconference on Wednesday, December 9, 2015, 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. (EDT). The Subcommittee will discuss small community issues related to environmental issues which effect small communities. These issues include: Municipal Separate Storm Sewer Systems (MS4s) remand issue, decentralized wastewater treatment, capacity building and other environmental issues effecting small, rural and disadvantaged communities. This is an open meeting. Individuals or organizations wishing to address the Subcommittee meeting will be allowed a maximum of five minutes to present their point of view on issues pertaining to small communities. The Local Government Advisory Committee (LGAC) will meet via teleconference on Wednesday, December 9, 2015, 12:30 p.m. to 1:45 p.m. (EDT). The Committee meeting will focus on reviewing recommendations of the LGAC's subcommittee and workgroups. These issues include: MS4 remand issue, toxic algal blooms and other water issues, including decentralized wastewater treatment, pharmaceutical proposed rule, waste generator proposed rule, brownfields, capacity building and sustainability, Animas River toxic spill issues, and Plan EJ 2020. These are open meetings, and all interested persons are invited to participate. The Subcommittee will hear comments from the public between 11:15 a.m. and 11:25 a.m. on Wednesday, December 9, 2015, and the Committee will hear comments from the public between 1:00 p.m. and 1:15 p.m. on Wednesday, December 9, 2015. Individuals or organizations wishing to address the Subcommittee or the Committee will be allowed a maximum of five minutes to present their point of view. Also, written comments should be submitted electronically to email@example.com. 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 appearances requires it.
Source Determination for Certain Emission Units in the Oil and Natural Gas Sector; Oil and Natural Gas Sector: Emission Standards for New and Modified Sources; Review of New Sources and Modifications in Indian Country: Federal Implementation Plan for Managing Air Emissions From True Minor Sources Engaged in Oil and Natural Gas Production in Indian Country
On September 18, 2015, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) proposed three rules titled, ``Source Determination for Certain Emission Units in the Oil and Natural Gas Sector,'' ``Oil and Natural Gas Sector: Emission Standards for New and Modified Sources,'' and ``Review of New Sources and Modifications in Indian Country: Federal Implementation Plan for Managing Air Emissions from True Minor Sources Engaged in Oil and Natural Gas Production in Indian Country.'' The EPA is extending the comment period on the three proposed rules that was scheduled to close on November 17, 2015. The EPA has received several letters from trade and business organizations, states and tribes requesting additional time to review and comment on the three proposed rule revisions.
Revision to the Research, Development and Demonstration Permits Rule for Municipal Solid Waste Landfills
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to revise the maximum permit term for Municipal Solid Waste Landfill (MSWLF) units operating under Research, Development and Demonstration (RD&D) permits. The RD&D permit program, which began in 2004, allows landfill facilities to utilize innovative and new methods that vary from the prescribed run-on control systems, liquids restrictions, and final cover criteria if these systems are determined by the Director of states with EPA-approved RD&D programs, as defined in 40 CFR 258.2, to meet the criteria in 40 CFR 258.4. The current rule limits permits for these units to 3 years each, renewable 3 times for a total permit term of 12 years. If finalized, this rule will allow the Director of an approved State to increase the number of permit renewals to 6, for a total permit term of up to 21 years. The EPA is not proposing any other changes to the existing MSWLF RD&D permit program at this time.