Environmental Protection Agency March 17, 2016 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Protection of Stratospheric Ozone: The 2016 Critical Use Exemption From the Phaseout of Methyl Bromide; Correction
Document Number: 2016-06065
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-03-17
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) published a final rule in the Federal Register of October 15, 2015, issuing critical use allowances for 2016 and making non-substantive corrections to the quarantine and preshipment recordkeeping and reporting requirements. This document restores provisions that were inadvertently removed by that final rule.
Approval of Iowa Air Quality Implementation Plans; Withdrawal of Direct Final Rule; Polk County Board of Health Rules and Regulations, Chapter V, Revisions
Document Number: 2016-06061
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-03-17
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Due to an adverse comment, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is withdrawing the direct final rule to approve a state implementation plan revision submitted by the State of Iowa pertaining to the ``Polk County Board of Health Rules and Regulations, Chapter V.'' In the direct final rule published on February 17, 2016, we stated that if we received adverse comment by March 18, 2016, the rule would be withdrawn and not take effect. EPA subsequently received an adverse comment. EPA will address the comment received in a subsequent final action based upon the proposed action also published on February 17, 2016. EPA will not institute a second comment period on this action.
Receipt of Test Data Under the Toxic Substances Control Act
Document Number: 2016-06053
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-03-17
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is announcing its receipt of test data submitted pursuant to a test rule issued by EPA under the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA). As required by TSCA, this document identifies each chemical substance and/or mixture for which test data have been received; the uses or intended uses of such chemical substance and/or mixture; and describes the nature of the test data received. Each chemical substance and/or mixture related to this announcement is identified in Unit I. under SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION.
Request for Applications; Third-Party Chemical/Product Profilers for the Safer Choice Program
Document Number: 2016-06052
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-03-17
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Safer Choice Program reduces pollution and potential risk at its source by setting criteria that product manufacturers must meet to qualify to use the Safer Choice label. The Safer Choice label helps consumers, businesses, and purchasers find products with ingredients that perform well and are safer for human health and the environment. To earn the Safer Choice label, products and their ingredients must meet the established Safer Choice Standard and safer chemical criteria. Third-party profilers (TPP) review the candidate's products against Safer Choice standards and criteria, collect performance information, and develop chemical profiles. EPA is seeking additional third-party profilers to help the Safer Choice Program meet the growing consumer demand for safer products carrying the Safer Choice label. Entities that are interested in serving as Safer Choice third-party profilers should submit an application for EPA consideration. Qualified applicants will be asked to sign a memorandum of understanding (MOU), formalizing their commitment to support the Safer Choice Program's human and environmental health protection mission.
Information Collection Request Submitted to OMB for Review and Approval; Comment Request; NSPS for Hospital/Medical/Infectious Waste Incinerators (Renewal)
Document Number: 2016-06046
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-03-17
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency has submitted an information collection request (ICR), ``NSPS for Hospital/Medical/ Infectious Waste Incinerators (40 CFR part 60, subpart Ec) (Renewal)'' (EPA ICR No. 1730.10, OMB Control No. 2060-0363) 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 March 31, 2016. 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.
Agency Information Collection Activities OMB Responses
Document Number: 2016-06045
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-03-17
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This document announces the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) responses to Agency clearance requests, in compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (44 U.S.C. 3501 et. seq.). 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. The OMB control numbers for EPA regulations are listed in 40 CFR part 9 and 48 CFR chapter 15.