Environmental Protection Agency May 5, 2016 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Sulfoxaflor; Receipt of Applications for Emergency Exemption, Solicitation of Public Comment
Document Number: 2016-10584
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-05-05
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA has received specific exemption requests from the Tennessee Department of Agriculture (TDA), the Arkansas State Plant Board (ASPB) and the Mississippi Departments of Agriculture and Commerce (MDAC) to use the pesticide sulfoxaflor (CAS No. 946578-00-3) to treat up to 168,750 acres of cotton in Tennessee, up to 320,000 of acres of cotton fields in Arkansas and up to 337,500 acres of cotton fields in Mississippi to control tarnished plant bug. The applicants propose a use of a pesticide, sulfoxaflor, which is now considered to be unregistered under the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA) owing to the vacature of sulfoxaflor registrations by the United States District court for the Central District of California. In accordance with 40 CFR 166.24(a)(7), EPA is soliciting public comment before making the decision whether or not to grant the exemption.
Chemical Safety Advisory Committee; Notice of Changes to Public Meeting on 1-bromopropane
Document Number: 2016-10583
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-05-05
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The previously announced 3-day meeting of the Chemical Safety Advisory Committee (CSAC) to consider and review the draft risk assessment for the Toxic Substance Control Act (TSCA) work plan chemical 1-bromopropane (CASRN-106-94-5) is now scheduled for 2 days. Meeting dates and location are provided in this notice and meeting information is now available through the CSAC Web site at https:// www.epa.gov/csac.
Butanedioic Acid, 2-sulfo-, C-C9-11-isoalkyl esters, C10-rich, Disodium Salts; Exemption From the Requirement of a Tolerance
Document Number: 2016-10582
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-05-05
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This regulation establishes an exemption from the requirement of a tolerance for residues of butanedioic acid, 2-sulfo-, C-C9-11- isoalkyl esters, C10-rich, disodium salts (CAS Reg. No. 815583-91-6) when used as an inert ingredient (surfactant) in pesticides applied to growing crops and raw agricultural commodities after harvest under 40 CFR 180.910 limited to maximum concentration of 10% by weight in pesticide formulations. Keller and Heckman LLP on behalf of Cytec Industries, Inc. submitted a petition to EPA under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA), requesting establishment of an exemption from the requirement of a tolerance. This regulation eliminates the need to establish a maximum permissible level for residues of butanedioic acid, 2-sulfo-, C-C9-11-isoalkyl esters, C10- rich, disodium salts.
Fluxapyroxad; Pesticide Tolerances
Document Number: 2016-10581
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-05-05
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This regulation establishes tolerances for residues of fluxapyroxad in or on multiple commodities which are identified and discussed later in this document. BASF Corporation requested these tolerances under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA).
Approval and Promulgation of Implementation Plans; Idaho: Interstate Transport Requirements for the 2010 Nitrogen Dioxide National Ambient Air Quality Standards
Document Number: 2016-10452
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-05-05
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is taking final action to approve a submittal by the Idaho Department of Environmental Quality (Idaho DEQ) demonstrating that the State Implementation Plan (SIP) meets certain interstate transport requirements of the Clean Air Act (CAA) for the National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS) promulgated for nitrogen dioxide (NO2) on January 22, 2010. Specifically, the Idaho DEQ reviewed monitoring and modeling data to show that sources within Idaho do not significantly contribute to nonattainment, or interfere with maintenance, of the NO2 NAAQS in any other state.