Environmental Protection Agency July 1, 2016 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Engine-Testing Procedures; CFR Correction
Document Number: 2016-15805
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-07-01
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to OMB for Review and Approval; Comment Request; Pesticide Establishment Application, Notification of Registration and Pesticide Production Report for Pesticide-Producing and Device-Producing Establishments
Document Number: 2016-15738
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-07-01
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency has submitted an information collection request (ICR), ``Pesticide Establishment Application, Notification of Registration and Pesticide Production Report for Pesticide-Producing and Device-Producing Establishments'' (EPA ICR No. 0160.11, OMB Control No. 2070-0078) 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 June 30, 2016. Public comments were previously requested via the Federal Register (81 FR 5749) on February 3, 2016 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; Information Collection Request Submitted to OMB for Review and Approval; Comment Request; Application for New and Amended Pesticide Registration
Document Number: 2016-15737
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-07-01
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA has submitted the following information collection request (ICR) to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA): ``Application for New and Amended Pesticide Registration'' (EPA ICR No. 0277.17, OMB Control No. 2070-0060). This is a proposed extension of an existing ICR, which is currently approved through June 30, 2016. EPA received comments in response to the previously provided public review opportunity issued in the Federal Register on June 15, 2015 (80 FR 34153), which are addressed in this ICR. With this submission, EPA is providing an additional 30 days for public review.
Notice of Open Meeting of the Environmental Financial Advisory Board (EFAB)
Document Number: 2016-15727
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-07-01
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The EPA's Environmental Financial Advisory Board (EFAB) will hold a public meeting on August 9-10, 2016. EFAB is an EPA advisory committee chartered under the Federal Advisory Committee Act to provide advice and recommendations to EPA on creative approaches to funding environmental programs, projects, and activities. The purpose of this meeting is to hear from informed speakers on environmental finance issues, proposed legislation, and EPA priorities; to discuss activities, progress, and Preliminary recommendations with regard to current EFAB work projects; and to consider request for assistance from EPA offices. Environmental finance discussions and presentations are expected on, but not limited to, the following topics: Household affordability challenges; small drinking/wastewater systems; public-private partnerships; financing pre-development activities; financing operations and maintenance costs at green infrastructure sites; financing stormwater and green infrastructure programs. The meeting is open to the public; however, seating is limited. All members of the public who wish to attend the meeting must register, in advance, no later than Monday, July 25, 2016. Registration is required for all members of the public to ensure an expeditious security process.
Information Collection Request Submitted to OMB for Review and Approval; Comment Request; NSPS/NESHAP for Wool Fiberglass Insulation Manufacturing Plants (Renewal)
Document Number: 2016-15725
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-07-01
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency has submitted an information collection request (ICR), ``NSPS/NESHAP for Wool Fiberglass Insulation Manufacturing Plants (40 CFR part 60, subpart PPP and 40 CFR part 63, subpart NNN) (Renewal)'' (EPA ICR No. 1160.13, OMB Control No. 2060-0114), 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 June 30, 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 neither conduct nor sponsor, and a person is not required to respond to, a collection of information unless it displays a currently valid OMB control number.
Environmental Impact Statements; Notice of Availability
Document Number: 2016-15709
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-07-01
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
2-propenoic acid, 2-methyl-, 2-oxiranylmethyl ester, polymer With ethene, ethenyl acetate, ethenyltrimethoxysilane and sodium ethenesulfonate (1:1); Tolerance Exemption
Document Number: 2016-15614
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-07-01
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This regulation establishes an exemption from the requirement of a tolerance for residues of 2-propenoic acid, 2-methyl-, 2- oxiranylmethyl ester, polymer with ethene, ethenyl acetate, ethenyltrimethoxysilane and sodium ethenesulfonate (1:1); when used as an inert ingredient in a pesticide chemical formulation. Celanese Ltd. 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-, 2- oxiranylmethyl ester, polymer with ethene, ethenyl acetate, ethenyltrimethoxysilane and sodium ethenesulfonate (1:1) on food or feed commodities.
Approval of Air Quality Implementation Plans; New Jersey, Carbon Monoxide Maintenance Plan
Document Number: 2016-15609
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-07-01
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is approving a State Implementation Plan (SIP) revision submitted by the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection. This revision establishes an updated ten-year carbon monoxide (CO) limited maintenance plan for the New Jersey portion of the New York-Northern New Jersey-Long Island (NYNNJLI) CO area which includes the following areas: Hudson, Essex, Bergen, and Union Counties, and the municipalities of Clifton, Passaic and Paterson in Passaic County. New Jersey qualifies for a limited maintenance plan, rather than a full maintenance plan, because monitoring concentrations of CO are less than 85% of the standard. In a limited maintenance plan, future-year projection inventories and transportation conformity budgets are not required. In addition, EPA is also approving the 2007 Attainment/Base Year CO emissions inventory and the shutdown of 5 CO maintenance monitors in New Jersey. The New Jersey portion of the NYNNJLI CO area was redesignated to attainment of the CO National Ambient Air Quality Standard (NAAQS) on August 23, 2002 and a maintenance plan was also approved at that time. By this action, EPA is approving a second limited maintenance plan for this area because it provides for continued attainment of the CO NAAQS for an additional ten years. The intended effect of this rulemaking is to approve a SIP revision that will insure continued maintenance of the CO NAAQS.
Protection of Visibility: Amendments to Requirements for State Plans
Document Number: 2016-15493
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2016-07-01
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
On May 4, 2016, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) proposed a rule titled, ``Protection of Visibility: Amendments to Requirements for State Plans.'' The EPA is extending the comment period on the proposed rule that was scheduled to close on July 5, 2016. The EPA has received requests for additional time to review and comment on the proposed rule revisions.
Civil Monetary Penalty Inflation Adjustment Rule
Document Number: 2016-15411
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-07-01
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is promulgating this interim final rule to adjust the level of statutory civil monetary penalty amounts for the statutes that the agency administers. This action is mandated by the Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act of 1990, as amended through 2015 (``the 2015 Act''), which prescribes a formula for adjusting statutory civil penalties to reflect inflation, maintain the deterrent effect of statutory civil penalties, and promote compliance with the law. The rule does not necessarily revise the penalty amounts that EPA chooses to seek pursuant to its civil penalty policies in a particular case. EPA's civil penalty policies, which guide enforcement personnel in how to exercise EPA's statutory penalty authorities, take into account a number of fact- specific considerations, e.g., the seriousness of the violation, the violator's good faith efforts to comply, any economic benefit gained by the violator as a result of its noncompliance, and a violator's ability to pay.