Environmental Protection Agency September 22, 2016 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Air Quality Designations for the 2012 Primary Annual Fine Particle (PM2.5
Document Number: C1-2016-21338
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-09-22
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Registration Review; Draft Malathion Human Health Risk Assessment; Notice of Availability
Document Number: 2016-22881
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-09-22
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This notice announces the availability of EPA's draft human health risk assessment for the registration review of malathion (case 0248) for public review and comment. Registration review is EPA's periodic review of pesticide registrations to ensure that each pesticide continues to satisfy the statutory standard for registration, that is, the pesticide can perform its intended function without unreasonable adverse effects on human health or the environment. As part of the registration review process, the Agency has completed a comprehensive draft human health risk assessment for malathion. After reviewing comments received during the public comment period, EPA may issue a revised human health risk assessment, explain any changes to the draft risk assessment, respond to comments, and may request public input on risk mitigation before completing its proposed registration review decision for malathion. Through this program, EPA is ensuring that each pesticide's registration is based on current scientific and other knowledge, including its effects on human health and the environment.
National Oil and Hazardous Substances Pollution Contingency Plan; National Priorities List: Partial Deletion of the Omaha Lead Superfund Site
Document Number: 2016-22877
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2016-09-22
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 7 is issuing a Notice of Intent to Delete 294 residential parcels of the Omaha Lead, Superfund Site (Site) located in Omaha, Nebraska, from the National Priorities List (NPL) and requests public comments on this proposed action. The NPL, promulgated pursuant to section 105 of the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA) of 1980, as amended, is an appendix of the National Oil and Hazardous Substances Pollution Contingency Plan (NCP). The EPA and the State of Nebraska, through the Nebraska Department of Environmental Quality, determined that all appropriate Response actions under CERCLA were completed at the identified parcels. However, this deletion does not preclude future actions under Superfund. This partial deletion pertains to 294 residential parcels. The remaining parcels will remain on the NPL and are not being considered for deletion as part of this action.
Notice of Availability of Three Updated Chapters in the Environmental Protection Agency's Air Pollution Control Cost Manual
Document Number: 2016-22846
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-09-22
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is providing notice that three chapters of the current EPA Air Pollution Control Cost Manual (Control Cost Manual) have been updated. The EPA is requesting comment on Section 1, Chapter 2, ``Cost Estimation: Concepts and Methodology''; Section 3.1, Chapter 1, ``Refrigerated Condensers''; and Section 3.2, Chapter 2, ``Incinerators/Oxidizers.''
Air Plan Approval; TN; Revisions to the Knox County Portion of the TN SIP
Document Number: 2016-22761
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2016-09-22
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to approve a State Implementation Plan (SIP) revision submitted by the State of Tennessee, through the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation (TDEC), on January 11, 2016. The proposed revision was submitted by TDEC on behalf of the Knox County Department of Air Quality Management, which has jurisdiction over Knox County, Tennessee. The revision that EPA is proposing for approval amends the Knox County Air Quality Management Department's regulations, which are part of the Tennessee SIP, to address EPA's startup, shutdown, and malfunction (SSM) SIP call for Knox County. EPA is proposing approval of the January 11, 2016, SIP revision because the Agency has determined that it is in accordance with the requirements for SIP provisions under the Clean Air Act (CAA or Act).
Air Plan Approval; Alabama and North Carolina; Interstate Transport-2010 NO2
Document Number: 2016-22760
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-09-22
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is approving a revision to the North Carolina SIP, submitted by the North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality (NC DEQ) on March 24, 2016, and the portions of a revision to the Alabama State Implementation Plan (SIP), submitted by the Alabama Department of Environmental Management (ADEM) on December 9, 2015, addressing the Clean Air Act (CAA or Act) interstate transport (prongs 1 and 2) infrastructure SIP requirements for the 2010 1-hour Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) National Ambient Air Quality Standard (NAAQS). The CAA requires that each state adopt and submit a SIP for the implementation, maintenance, and enforcement of each NAAQS promulgated by EPA, commonly referred to as an ``infrastructure SIP.'' Specifically, EPA is approving North Carolina's March 24, 2016, SIP submission and the portions of Alabama's December 9, 2015, SIP submission addressing interstate transport requirements for the 2010 NO2 NAAQS.
Release of Draft Policy Assessment for the Review of the Primary National Ambient Air Quality Standards for Nitrogen Dioxide
Document Number: 2016-22681
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-09-22
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is reviewing the primary National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS) for Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2). On or about September 23, 2016, the EPA will make available for public review the document titled Policy Assessment for the Review of the Primary National Ambient Air Quality Standards for Nitrogen DioxideExternal Review Draft (draft PA). This draft PA is intended to facilitate the Clean Air Scientific Advisory Committee's (CASAC's) advice and public input as part of the ongoing review of the primary NAAQS for NO2.
Thiabendazole; Pesticide Tolerances
Document Number: 2016-21753
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-09-22
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This regulation establishes tolerances for residues of thiabendazole in or on the legume vegetable group 6 and foliage of legume vegetable group 7. Syngenta Crop Protection requested these tolerances under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA). This regulation also assigns an expiration date to existing tolerances for bean, dry, seed at 0.1 part per million (ppm) and soybean at 0.1 ppm as well as removes a threshold of regulation determination for seed treatment use of thiabendazole on dry pea (including field pea, pigeon pea, chickpea or lentil). Lastly, this regulation establishes a time- limited tolerance on sweet potato. The time-limited tolerance is in response to EPA's granting of an emergency exemption under the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA). The time-limited tolerance will expire and be revoked on December 31, 2019.