Environmental Protection Agency January 13, 2016 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Stony Hill Road Superfund Site; Wake Forest, Wake County, North Carolina; Notice of Proposed Settlement
Document Number: 2016-00539
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-01-13
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Under 122(h) of the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act (CERCLA), the United States Environmental Protection Agency is proposing to enter into a settlement with Flextronics International USA, Inc., concerning the Stony Hill Road Superfund Site located in Wake Forest, Wake County, North Carolina. The proposed settlement addresses recovery of CERCLA costs for a cleanup action performed by the EPA at the Site.
Proposed Information Collection Request; Comment Request; Oil Pollution Prevention; Spill Prevention, Control, and Countermeasure (SPCC) Plans
Document Number: 2016-00538
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-01-13
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is planning to submit an information collection request (ICR), ``Spill Prevention, Control, and Countermeasure (SPCC) Plans'' (EPA ICR No. 0328.17, OMB Control No. 2050-0021) 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 May 31, 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.
Pesticide Product Registration; Receipt of Applications for New Uses
Document Number: 2016-00537
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-01-13
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.
Propyzamide; Pesticide Tolerances
Document Number: 2016-00534
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-01-13
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This regulation establishes a tolerance for residues of propyzamide, also known as pronamide, in or on leaf lettuce. Dow AgroSciences, LLC requested this tolerance under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA).
Methacrylate Type Copolymer, Compound With Aminomethyl Propanol; Tolerance Exemption
Document Number: 2016-00533
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-01-13
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This regulation establishes an exemption from the requirement of a tolerance for residues of 2-propenoic acid, 2-methyl-, polymers with tert-Bu acrylate, Me methacrylate, polyethylene glycol methacrylate C16-C18-alkyl ethers and vinylpyrrolidone, tert-Bu 2-ethylhexaneperoxoate-initiated, compounds with 2-amino-2-methyl-1-propanol when used as an inert ingredient in a pesticide chemical formulation. BASF Corporation 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, 2-methyl-, polymers with tert-Bu acrylate, Me methacrylate, polyethylene glycol methacrylate C16-C18-alkyl ethers and vinylpyrrolidone, tert- Bu 2-ethylhexaneperoxoate-initiated, compounds with 2-amino-2-methyl-1- propanol on food or feed commodities.
Designation of Areas for Air Quality Planning Purposes; California; South Coast; Reclassification as Serious Nonattainment for the 2006 PM2.5
Document Number: 2015-33304
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-01-13
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is taking final action to reclassify the Los Angeles-South Coast Air Basin (South Coast) Moderate PM2.5 nonattainment area, including areas of Indian country within it, as a Serious nonattainment area for the 2006 PM2.5 national ambient air quality standards (NAAQS), based on the EPA's determination that the area cannot practicably attain these NAAQS by the applicable attainment date of December 31, 2015. As a consequence of this reclassification, California must submit, no later than 18 months from the effective date of this reclassification, nonattainment new source review (NNSR) program revisions and a Serious area attainment plan including a demonstration that the plan provides for attainment of the 2006 24-hour PM2.5 standards in the South Coast area as expeditiously as practicable and no later than December 31, 2019.