Environmental Protection Agency May 6, 2016 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Public Availability of Environmental Protection Agency FY 2015 Service Contract Inventory
Document Number: 2016-10756
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-05-06
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
In accordance with Section 743 of Division C of the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2010 (Public Law 111-117), the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is publishing this notice to advise the public of the availability of the FY 2015 Service Contract Inventory. This inventory provides information on service contract actions over $25,000 that were made in FY 2015. The information is organized by function to show how contracted resources are distributed throughout the Agency. The inventory has been developed in accordance with guidance issued by the Office of Management and Budget's Office of Federal Procurement Policy (OFPP), Service Contract Inventories (December 19, 2011). The Environmental Protection Agency has posted its inventory and a summary of the inventory on the EPA's homepage at the following link: http://www.epa.gov/oam/inventory/inventory.htm
Reconsideration of Standards of Performance for Greenhouse Gas Emissions From New, Modified, and Reconstructed Stationary Sources: Electric Utility Generating Units
Document Number: 2016-10754
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-05-06
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) received six petitions for reconsideration of the final Standards of Performance for Greenhouse Gas Emissions from New, Modified, and Reconstructed Stationary Sources: Electric Utility Generating Units, published in the Federal Register on October 23, 2015. The agency is providing notice that it is denying five of these petitions, and deferring action on the issue of treatment of biomass raised in the petitions of both the Biogenic CO2 Coalition and the State of Wisconsin. The basis for the EPA's action is set out fully in a separate memorandum available in the rulemaking docket.
Approval and Promulgation of Implementation Plans; Louisiana; Permitting of Greenhouse Gases
Document Number: 2016-10739
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2016-05-06
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to partially approve and partially disapprove a revision to the Louisiana State Implementation Plan (SIP) submitted by the State of Louisiana on December 21, 2011. This revision outlines the State's program to regulate and permit emissions of greenhouse gases (GHGs) in the Louisiana Prevention of Significant Deterioration (PSD) program. We are proposing to approve those provisions to the extent that they address the GHG permitting requirements for sources already subject to PSD for pollutants other than GHGs. We are proposing to disapprove those provisions to the extent they require PSD permitting for sources that emit only GHGs above the thresholds triggering the requirement to obtain a PSD permit since that is no longer consistent with federal law. The EPA is proposing this action under section 110 and part C of the Clean Air Act (CAA or Act).
Clethodim; Pesticide Tolerances
Document Number: 2016-10738
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-05-06
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This regulation establishes tolerances for residues of clethodim in or on multiple commodities which are identified and discussed later in this document. Interregional Research Project Number 4 (IR-4) requested these tolerances under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA).
Notice of Receipt of Requests To Voluntarily Cancel Pesticide Registrations and Amend Registrations To Terminate Certain Uses
Document Number: 2016-10737
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-05-06
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
In accordance with the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA), EPA is issuing a notice of receipt of requests by registrants to voluntarily cancel certain pesticide registrations and amend one pesticide registration. The amendment request would delete the following uses of MGK 264: Outdoor ground applications (tall grass, shrubbery, around lawns, corrals, feed lots, swine lots, zoos); and direct applications to beef cattle, dairy cattle, and horses. The product cancellation requests listed herein would not terminate the last products registered for these pesticides for use in the United States. EPA intends to grant these cancellation and amendment requests at the close of the comment period for this announcement unless the Agency receives substantive comments within the comment period that would merit its further review of the requests, or unless the registrants withdraw their requests. If these requests are granted, any sale, distribution, or use of products listed in this notice will be permitted after the registration has been cancelled or amended only if such sale, distribution, or use is consistent with the terms as described in the final order.
Environmental Impact Statements; Notice of Availability
Document Number: 2016-10719
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-05-06
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Air Plan Approval; Indiana; Commissioner's Orders for A.B. Brown and Clifty Creek
Document Number: 2016-10579
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-05-06
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is finalizing approval of revisions to the Indiana State Implementation Plan (SIP) submitted by the Indiana Department of Environmental Management (IDEM) to EPA in parallel process form on January 27, 2016, and February 5, 2016, and final form on March 21, 2016, and March 31, 2016. The submittals consist of orders issued by the Commissioner of IDEM that require more stringent sulfur dioxide (SO2) emissions limits than those currently contained in the SIP for Vectren's A.B. Brown Generating Station (A.B. Brown) and Indiana-Kentucky Electric Corporation's Clifty Creek Generating Station (Clifty Creek). EPA proposed approval of these revisions to the Indiana SIP on February 25, 2016 and received no adverse comments. EPA's approval of these revisions makes the Commissioner's orders' SO2 emissions limits and applicable reporting, recordkeeping, and compliance demonstration requirements federally enforceable.
Methoxyfenozide; Pesticide Tolerances for Emergency Exemptions
Document Number: 2016-09969
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-05-06
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This regulation establishes time-limited tolerances for residues of methoxyfenozide in or on rice, grain and rice, bran resulting from use of methoxyfenozide 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 California Department of Pesticide Regulation's issuance of a crisis emergency exemption under FIFRA section 18 authorizing use of the pesticide on rice, bran and rice, grain. This time-limited tolerance regulation establishes a maximum permissible level for residues of methoxyfenozide in or on these commodities. These time-limited tolerances expire on December 31, 2019.