Environmental Protection Agency July 26, 2016 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

External Peer Review Meeting for Draft Guidelines for Human Exposure Assessment
Document Number: 2016-17708
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-07-26
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA or Agency) is announcing that Versar, a contractor to the EPA, will convene an independent panel of experts to review the draft document, Guidelines for Human Exposure Assessment (draft guidelines). EPA previously announced release of the draft guidance for comment. The public comment period ended on March 22, 2016. The public may register to attend this peer review meeting and time will be set aside at the meeting for brief oral comments from the public regarding the draft document. The draft document is available: Via the internet at http://www.regulations.gov or www.epa.gov/osa/ guidelines-human-exposure-assessment; or from Dr. Michael Broder via the contact information below.
Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act Scientific Scientific Advisory Panel; Notice of Public Meeting
Document Number: 2016-17707
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-07-26
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
There will be a 4-day meeting of the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act Scientific Advisory Panel (FIFRA SAP) to consider and review a set of scientific issues being evaluated by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) regarding EPA's evaluation of the carcinogenic potential of glyphosate, a non-selective, phosphonomethyl amino acid herbicide registered to control weeds in various agricultural and non-agricultural settings.
Processes for Risk Evaluation and Chemical Prioritization for Risk Evaluation Under the Amended Toxic Substances Control Act; Notice of Public Meetings and Opportunities for Public Comment
Document Number: 2016-17706
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-07-26
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is holding two public meetings to obtain input into the Agency's development of processes for risk evaluation and chemical prioritization for risk evaluation under the Toxic Substances Control Act as amended by the Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st Century Act (TSCA). Information obtained during these meetings will be considered in the Agency's development of the proposed procedural regulations required under TSCA.
Pesticide Experimental Use Permit; Receipt of Application; Comment Request
Document Number: 2016-17533
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-07-26
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This notice announces EPA's receipt of an application (524- EUP-RNI) from Monsanto Company requesting an experimental use permit (EUP) for Bacillus thuringiensis mCry51Aa2 protein and the genetic material necessary for its production (vector PV-GHIR508523) in MON 88702 cotton (OECD Unique Identifier: MON-887[Oslash]2-4). The Agency has determined that the permit may be of regional or national significance. Therefore, because of the potential significance, EPA is seeking comments on this application.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submitted to OMB for Review and Approval; Comment Request; TSCA Section 5(a)(2) Significant New Use Rules for Existing Chemicals
Document Number: 2016-17515
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-07-26
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): ``TSCA Section 5(a)(2) Significant New Use Rules for Existing Chemicals'' (EPA ICR No. 1188.13, OMB Control No. 2070-0038). This is a request to renew the approval of an existing ICR. EPA received two comments in response to the previously provided public review opportunity issued in the Federal Register on September 2, 2015 (80 FR 53151), which are addressed in this ICR. With this submission, EPA is providing an additional 30 days for public review.
Information Collection Request Submitted to OMB for Review and Approval; Comment Request; NESHAP for Miscellaneous Coating Manufacturing (Renewal)
Document Number: 2016-17514
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-07-26
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency has submitted an information collection request (ICR), ``NESHAP for Miscellaneous Coating Manufacturing (40 CFR part 63, subpart HHHHH) (Renewal)'' (EPA ICR No. 2115.05, OMB Control No. 2060-0535), 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 July 31, 2016. Public comments were requested previously 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.
Information Collection Request Submitted to OMB for Review and Approval; Comment Request; Clean Water State Revolving Fund Program
Document Number: 2016-17513
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-07-26
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has submitted an information collection request (ICR), ``Clean Water State Revolving Fund Program'' (EPA ICR No. 1391.11, OMB Control No. 2040-0118) to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.). This is a proposed extension of the ICR, which is currently approved through July 31, 2016. Public comments were previously requested via the Federal Register (81 FR 19173) on April 4, 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 in this renewal notice, 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.
Hazardous Waste Management System; User Fees for the Electronic Hazardous Waste Manifest System and Amendments to Manifest Regulations
Document Number: 2016-15845
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2016-07-26
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA or the Agency) proposes its user fee methodology applicable to electronic and paper manifests submitted to the national electronic manifest system (or e- Manifest system) that is being established by EPA under the Hazardous Waste Electronic Manifest Establishment Act. After the implementation date for the e-Manifest system, certain users of the hazardous waste manifest would be required to pay a prescribed fee for each electronic and paper manifest they use and submit to the system in order for EPA to recover its costs of developing and operating the national e- Manifest system. The final rule that EPA develops in response to public comments on this action's proposed fee methodology will include the final fee methodology. In addition, EPA will include the initial fee schedule and the implementation date for the e-Manifest system in the preamble to the final rule. This action also proposes several amendments to the regulations governing the use of electronic hazardous waste manifests and the completion of manifests. These amendments propose: to change EPA's longstanding regulations regarding transporter changes to shipment routing information on the manifest during transportation, to specify a process by which receiving facilities may submit manifest data corrections to the e-Manifest system, and to modify a provision of the current electronic manifest use requirements that precludes the use of mixed electronic and paper manifests by those users desiring to make use of electronic manifests in settings where not all users are able to participate electronically. This action is expected to result in net cost savings amounting to $34 million per year when discounted at 7% and annualized over 6 years. Further information on the economic effects of this action can be found in section VII of this preamble.