Environmental Protection Agency March 3, 2016 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Fluensulfone; Pesticide Tolerance for Emergency Exemption
Document Number: 2016-04757
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-03-03
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This regulation establishes a time-limited tolerance for residues of fluensulfone, measured as 3,4,4-trifluoro-but-3-ene-1- sulfonic acid, resulting from use of fluensulfone in or on carrots in accordance with the terms of an emergency exemption issued under section 18 of the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA). This action is in response to the issuance of a crisis emergency exemption under FIFRA section 18 authorizing use of the pesticide on carrots. This regulation establishes a maximum permissible level for residues of fluensulfone in or on carrots. The time-limited tolerance expires on December 31, 2017.
Notice of Final Decision To Reissue the Ineos Nitriles USA LLC Land-Ban Exemption
Document Number: 2016-04756
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-03-03
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Notice is hereby given by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (U.S. EPA or Agency) that an exemption to the land disposal restrictions under the 1984 Hazardous and Solid Waste Amendments to the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) has been granted to Ineos Nitriles USA LLC (formerly known as Ineos USA LLC) (Ineos) of Lima, Ohio for four Class I injection wells located in Lima, Ohio. As required by 40 CFR part 148, Ineos has demonstrated, to a reasonable degree of certainty, that there will be no migration of hazardous constituents out of the injection zone or into an underground source of drinking water for at least 10,000 years. This final decision allows the continued underground injection by Ineos of those hazardous wastes designated by the codes in Table 1 through its four Class I hazardous waste injection wells identified as #1, #2, #3, and #4. This decision constitutes a final U.S. EPA action for which there is no administrative appeal.
Clean Air Act Operating Permit Program; Petition for Objection to State Operating Permit for Southwestern Electric Power Company H.W. Pirkey Power Plant in Texas
Document Number: 2016-04752
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-03-03
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Pursuant to Clean Air Act (CAA) Section 505(b)(2) and 40 CFR 70.8(d), the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator signed an Order, dated February 3, 2016, granting in part and denying in part the petition asking EPA to object to an operating permit issued by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality for the Southwestern Electric Power Company (SWEPCO) H.W. Pirkey Power Plant (Title V operating permit number O31). The EPA's February 3, 2016 Order responds to the petition, dated October 30, 2014, submitted by the Environmental Integrity Project (EIP) and Sierra Club. Sections 307(b) and 505(b)(2) of the CAA provide that a petitioner may ask for judicial review by the United States Court of Appeals for the appropriate circuit of those portions of the Order that deny issues raised in the petition. Any petition for review shall be filed within 60 days from the date this notice appears in the Federal Register, pursuant to section 307(b) of the CAA.
Twenty-Ninth Update of the Federal Agency Hazardous Waste Compliance Docket
Document Number: 2016-04692
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-03-03
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Since 1988, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has maintained a Federal Agency Hazardous Waste Compliance Docket (``Docket'') under Section 120(c) of the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA). Section 120(c) requires EPA to establish a Docket that contains certain information reported to EPA by Federal facilities that manage hazardous waste or from which a reportable quantity of hazardous substances has been released. As explained further below, the Docket is used to identify Federal facilities that should be evaluated to determine if they pose a threat to public health or welfare and the environment and to provide a mechanism to make this information available to the public. This notice includes the complete list of Federal facilities on the Docket and also identifies Federal facilities reported to EPA since the last update of the Docket on August 17, 2015. In addition to the list of additions to the Docket, this notice includes a section with revisions of the previous Docket list. Thus, the revisions in this update include 7 additions, 22 corrections, and 42 deletions to the Docket since the previous update. At the time of publication of this notice, the new total number of Federal facilities listed on the Docket is 2,326. Since the last update, EPA has identified a discrepancy in the total number of facilities published in the Federal Register. The number of Docket sites in the Federal Register did not match the number of sites on EPA's Master Docket List. EPA has reconciled the discrepancies and the list is now and both lists are now matching a current. This publication contains the entire Docket list to clarify the number of sites.
Approval of Arizona Air Plan Revisions; Phoenix, Arizona; Second 10-Year Carbon Monoxide Maintenance Plan
Document Number: 2016-04614
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-03-03
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is taking final action to approve a revision to the Arizona State Implementation Plan (SIP). This revision is the second ten-year maintenance plan for carbon monoxide (CO) for the Phoenix metropolitan area in Maricopa County, Arizona. We are also finding adequate and approving transportation conformity motor vehicle emissions budgets (MVEB) for the year 2025 and beyond. We are taking these actions under the Clean Air Act (CAA or the Act).