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

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2016 Fall Joint Meeting of the Ozone Transport Commission and the Mid-Atlantic Northeast Visibility Union
Document Number: 2016-22969
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-09-23
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is announcing the joint 2016 Fall Meeting of the Ozone Transport Commission (OTC) and the Mid-Atlantic Northeast Visibility Union (MANE- VU). The meeting agenda will include topics regarding reducing ground- level ozone precursors and matters relative to regional haze and visibility improvement in Federal Class I areas in a multi-pollutant context.
Approval of California Air Plan Revisions, Ventura County Air Pollution Control District; Prevention of Significant Deterioration
Document Number: 2016-22883
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2016-09-23
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to approve revisions to the Ventura County Air Pollution Control District (VCAPCD or District) portion of the California State Implementation Plan (SIP). The State of California (State) is required under the Clean Air Act (CAA or Act) to adopt and implement a SIP-approved Prevention of Significant Deterioration (PSD) permit program. These proposed SIP revisions would incorporate a PSD rule for the VCAPCD into the SIP to establish a PSD permit program for pre-construction review of certain new and modified major stationary sources in attainment and unclassifiable areas within the District. We are taking public comments on this proposal and plan to follow with a final action following consideration of the public comments received.
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.
National Environmental Justice Advisory Council; Notification of Public Meeting and Public Comment
Document Number: 2016-22772
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-09-21
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Pursuant to the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA), Public Law 92-463, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) hereby provides notice that the National Environmental Justice Advisory Council (NEJAC) will meet on the dates and times described below. All meetings are open to the public. Members of the public are encouraged to provide comments relevant to the specific issues being considered by the NEJAC. For additional information about registering to attend the meeting or to provide public comment, please see ``REGISTRATION'' under SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION. Due to a limited space, seating at the NEJAC meeting will be on a first-come, first served basis. Pre-registration is highly suggested.
Notification of a Public Teleconference of the Great Lakes Advisory Board
Document Number: 2016-22771
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-09-21
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announces a teleconference of the Great Lakes Advisory Board (the Board). The purpose of this teleconference is to discuss the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative covering (GLRI) FY15-19 and other relevant matters.
Proposed Information Collection Request; Comment Request; Prevention of Significant Deterioration and Nonattainment New Source Review (Renewal)
Document Number: 2016-22770
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-09-21
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is planning to submit an information collection request (ICR), ``Prevention of Significant Deterioration and Nonattainment New Source Review'' (EPA ICR No. 1230.32, OMB Control No. 2060-0003) 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.). Before doing so, the EPA is soliciting public comments on specific aspects of the proposed information collection as described below. This is a proposed extension of the ICR, which is currently approved through April 30, 2017. 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.
Product Cancellation Order for Certain Pesticide Registrations and Amendment To Terminate a Certain Use
Document Number: 2016-22764
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-09-21
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This notice announces EPA's order for the cancellations and amendment to terminate a certain use, voluntarily requested by the registrants and accepted by the Agency, of products containing the pesticides listed in Tables 1 and 2 of Unit II, pursuant to the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA). This cancellation order follows a July 21, 2016 Federal Register Notice of Receipt of Requests from the registrants listed in Table 3 of Unit II. to voluntarily cancel these product registrations, as well as to amend a registration to terminate a certain use of a product. In the July 21, 2016 Notice, EPA indicated that it would issue an order implementing the cancellations and amendment to terminate a certain use, unless the Agency received substantive comments within the 30 day comment period that would merit its further review of these requests, or unless the registrants withdrew their requests within this period. The Agency received one comment on the notice from a registrant to withdraw one cancellation request. Accordingly, EPA hereby issues in this notice a cancellation order granting the requested cancellations and amendment to terminate a certain use. Any distribution, sale, or use of the products subject to this cancellation order is permitted only in accordance with the terms of this order, including any existing stocks provisions.
Correction; Summitec Corporation, Versar, Inc., and CDM/CSS-Dynamac Joint Venture; Transfer of Data
Document Number: 2016-22762
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-09-21
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This is a correction to the notice that published in the Federal Register of August 10, 2016, which announced that pesticide related information submitted to EPA's Office of Pesticide Programs (OPP) pursuant to the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA) and the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA), including information that may have been claimed as Confidential Business Information (CBI) by the submitter, will be transferred in accordance with the CBI regulations. That notice incorrectly identified the contractor as ``Summitec Corporation and listed its subcontractors as Versar, Inc., and CDM/CSS-Dynamac Joint Venture. In this notice, EPA is correctly listing the main contractors as Summitec Corporation, Versar, Inc. and CDM/CSS-Dynamac Joint Venture; and is also providing their respective subcontractors. This document corrects the listings in the notice of August 10, 2016.
Cross-Media Electronic Reporting: Authorized Program Revision Approval, State of Alaska
Document Number: 2016-22672
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-09-21
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This notice announces EPA's approval of the State of Alaska's request to revise/modify its EPA Administered Permit Programs: The National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System EPA-authorized program to allow electronic reporting.
Cross-Media Electronic Reporting: Authorized Program Revision Approval, State of Oregon
Document Number: 2016-22671
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-09-21
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This notice announces EPA's approval of the State of Oregon's request to revise/modify certain of its EPA-authorized programs to allow electronic reporting.
Information Collection Request Submitted to OMB for Review and Approval; Comment Request; NESHAP for Gasoline Distribution Facilities (Renewal)
Document Number: 2016-22670
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-09-21
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has submitted an information collection request (ICR), ``NESHAP for Gasoline Distribution Facilities (40 CFR part 63, subpart R) (Renewal)'' (EPA ICR No. 1659.09, OMB Control No. 2060-0325), 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 September 30, 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; NESHAP for Automobile and Light-Duty Truck Surface Coating (Renewal)
Document Number: 2016-22664
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-09-21
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has submitted an information collection request (ICR), ``NESHAP for Automobile and Light-duty Truck Surface Coating (40 CFR part 63, subpart IIII) (Renewal)'' (EPA ICR No. 2045.06, OMB Control No. 2060-0550), 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 September 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.
Information Collection Request Submitted to OMB for Review and Approval; Comment Request; NESHAP for Stationary Combustion Turbines (Renewal)
Document Number: 2016-22663
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-09-21
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has submitted an information collection request (ICR), ``NESHAP for Stationary Combustion Turbines (40 CFR part 63, subpart YYYY) (Renewal)'' (EPA ICR No. 1967.06, OMB Control No. 2060-0540), 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 September 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.
Information Collection Request Submitted to OMB for Review and Approval; Comment Request; Registration of Fuels and Fuel Additives-Health-Effects Research Requirements for Manufacturers (Renewal)
Document Number: 2016-22662
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-09-21
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has submitted an information collection request (ICR), ``Registration of Fuels and Fuel AdditivesHealth-Effects Research Requirements for Manufacturers (Renewal)'' (EPA ICR No. 1696.09, OMB Control No. 2060-0297) 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 September 30, 2016. Public comments were previously requested via the Federal Register (81 FR 22080) on April 14, 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 for information unless it displays a currently valid OMB control number.
Information Collection Request Submitted to OMB for Review and Approval; Comment Request; National Oil and Hazardous Substances Pollution Contingency Plan Regulation (Renewal)
Document Number: 2016-22661
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-09-21
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has submitted an information collection request (ICR), ``National Oil and Hazardous Substances Pollution Contingency Plan Regulation, subpart J (40 CFR 300.900) (Renewal)'' (EPA ICR No. 1664.11, OMB Control No. 2050-0141) 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 September 30, 2016. Public comments were previously requested via the Federal Register (81 FR 16174) on March 25, 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.
Meetings of the Local Government Advisory Committee and the Small Communities Advisory Subcommittee (SCAS)
Document Number: 2016-22633
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-09-20
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Small Communities Advisory Subcommittee (SCAS) will meet via teleconference on Friday, October 7, 2016 at 10:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m.. (ET). The Subcommittee will discuss recommendations for EPA's development of a national action plan on drinking water, with a focus on issues affecting agricultural, rural, and other small communities. This is an open meeting and all interested persons are invited to participate. The Subcommittee will hear comments from the public between 10:40 a.m.-10:55 a.m. on October 7, 2016. Individuals or organizations wishing to address the Subcommittee will be allowed a maximum of five minutes to present their point of view. Also, written comments should be submitted electronically to eargle.frances@epa.gov. Please contact the Designated Federal Officer (DFO) at the number listed below to schedule a time on the agenda. Time will be allotted on a first-come first-serve basis, and the total period for comments may be extended if the number of requests for presentations requires it. The Local Government Advisory Committee (LGAC) will meet via teleconference on Friday, October 7, 2016, 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. (ET). The Committee will discuss recommendations of the subcommittee and LGAC workgroups, including recommendations on EPA's development of a national action plan on drinking water. + This is an open meeting and all interested persons are invited to participate. The Committee will hear comments from the public between 11:45 a.m.-12:00 p.m. (ET) on Friday, October 7, 2016. Individuals or organizations wishing to address the Committee will be allowed a maximum of five minutes to present their point of view. Also, written comments should be submitted electronically to eargle.frances@epa.gov. Please contact the Designated Federal Officer (DFO) at the number listed below to schedule a time on the agenda. Time will be allotted on a first-come first-serve basis, and the total period for comments may be extended if the number of requests for presentations requires it.
Settlement Agreement for Recovery of Past Response Costs: Empire State Oil Co.-Refinery Superfund Site, Thermopolis, Hot Springs County, Wyoming
Document Number: 2016-22628
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-09-20
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
In accordance with the requirements of section 122(h)(1) of the Comprehensive Environmental Response Compensation, and Liability Act of 1980, as amended (``CERCLA''), 42 U.S.C. 9604, 9606(a), 9607 and 9622, notice is hereby given of the proposed settlement under section 122 (h)(1) of CERCLA, between the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (``EPA'') and Sinclair Casper Refining Company (``Settling Party''). The proposed Settlement Agreement requires the Settling Party to reimburse the EPA for past response costs. The Settling Party will pay ($655,000.00) within 30 days after the effective date of the Proposed Agreement to the EPA. The Settling Party consents to and will not contest the authority of the United States to enter into the Agreement or to implement or enforce its terms. The Settling Party recognizes that the Agreement has been negotiated in good faith and that the Agreement is entered into without the admission or adjudication of any issue of fact or law.
Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Texas; Reasonable Further Progress Plan and Motor Vehicle Emissions Budgets for the Dallas/Fort Worth 2008 Ozone Nonattainment Area
Document Number: 2016-22564
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2016-09-20
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to approve revisions to the Dallas/Fort Worth (DFW) Texas Reasonable Further Progress (RFP) State Implementation Plan (SIP) for the DFW moderate nonattainment area for the 2008 ozone National Ambient Air Quality Standard (NAAQS or standard). The SIP revision was submitted to the EPA on July 10, 2015 and supplemented on April 22, 2016. We also are proposing to approve revisions to the 2011 base year emissions inventory for the DFW moderate nonattainment area for the 2008 ozone NAAQS standard, the 2017 transportation conformity motor vehicle emissions budgets, and the required contingency measures for failure to meet RFP. This action is being taken under the Clean Air Act (CAA).
Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Oklahoma; Infrastructure for the Lead, Ozone, Nitrogen Dioxide and Sulfur Dioxide National Ambient Air Quality Standards
Document Number: 2016-22560
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2016-09-20
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Under the Federal Clean Air Act (CAA or Act), the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to approve State Implementation Plan (SIP) submissions from the State of Oklahoma regarding the 2008 Lead (Pb), 2008 Ozone, 2010 Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2), and 2010 Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS or standards). The four submittals address how the existing SIP provides for implementation, maintenance, and enforcement of these four NAAQS (infrastructure SIP or i-SIP). These i-SIPs ensure that the Oklahoma SIP is adequate to meet the State's responsibilities under the Act, including the CAA requirements for interstate transport of Pb and NO2 emissions.
Partial Approval and Partial Disapproval of Implementation Plans; State of Iowa; Infrastructure SIP Requirements for the 2008 Ozone National Ambient Air Quality Standard (NAAQS)
Document Number: 2016-22503
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-09-20
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is taking final action to partially approve and partially disapprove elements of the State Implementation Plan (SIP) submission from the State of Iowa addressing the applicable requirements of the Clean Air Act (CAA) section 110 for the 2008 ozone NAAQS. Section 110 requires that each state adopt and submit a SIP to support the implementation, maintenance, and enforcement of each new or revised NAAQS promulgated by the EPA. These SIPs are commonly referred to as ``infrastructure'' SIPs. The infrastructure requirements are designed to ensure that the structural components of each state's air quality management program are adequate to meet the state's responsibilities under the CAA.
Approval of California Air Plan Revisions, Department of Pesticide Regulations
Document Number: 2016-22499
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-09-20
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is taking final action to approve revisions to the California Department of Pesticide Regulations (CDPR) portion of the California State Implementation Plan (SIP). These revisions concern emissions of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) from pesticides. The overall purpose of the new and revised regulations is to restrict the use of certain nonfumigant pesticide products applied to certain crops in the San Joaquin Valley ozone nonattainment area when VOC emissions meet or exceed 95% of the 18.1 tons per day limit on VOC emissions, or 17.2 tons per day. The rules establish limits on the sale and use of high-VOC formulations of nonfumigant pesticide products that contain any of four specified primary active ingredients for use on seven specified crops grown in the San Joaquin Valley. We are approving these rules that regulate these emission sources under the Clean Air Act (CAA or the Act).
Approval of Iowa's Air Quality Implementation Plans; Correction
Document Number: 2016-22398
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-09-20
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) inadvertently approved and codified incorrect entries for final rule actions published in the Federal Register. This technical amendment corrects the entries.
Air Plan Approval; Tennessee; Revision and Removal of Stage I and II Gasoline Vapor Recovery Program
Document Number: 2016-22368
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-09-20
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is approving a revision to the State Implementation Plan (SIP) submitted by the State of Tennessee through the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation (TDEC), for parallel processing on February 8, 2016, and in final form on July 15, 2016. This SIP revision seeks to lower applicability thresholds for certain sources subject to Federal Stage I requirements, remove the Stage II vapor control requirements, and add requirements for decommissioning gasoline dispensing facilities, as well as requirements for new and upgraded gasoline dispensing facilities in the Nashville, Tennessee Area. EPA has determined that Tennessee's July 15, 2016, SIP revision is approvable because it is consistent with the Clean Air Act (CAA or Act).
Registration Review; Draft Ecological and/or Human Health Risk Assessments; Notice of Availability
Document Number: 2016-22506
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-09-19
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This notice announces the availability of EPA's draft human health and ecological risk assessments for the registration review of carfentrazone-ethyl, copper compounds, mineral acids, spinosad, and spinetoram and opens a public comment period on these documents. 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 comprehensive draft human health and/or ecological risk assessments for all chemicals listed in the Table of Unit III. After reviewing comments received during the public comment period, EPA will issue revised risk assessments, explain any changes to the draft risk assessments, and respond to comments and may request public input on risk mitigation before completing proposed registration review decisions for the chemicals listed in the Table of Unit III. 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.
Proposed Collection; Comment Request; Proposed Information Collection Request for the National Study of Nutrient Removal and Secondary Technologies: Publicly Owned Treatment Works (POTW) Screener Questionnaire
Document Number: 2016-22498
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-09-19
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency is planning to submit an information collection request (ICR) for a mandatory survey, ``Proposed Information Collection Request for the National Study of Nutrient Removal and Secondary Technologies: Publicly Owned Treatment Works (POTW) Screener Questionnaire'' (EPA ICR No. 2553.01, OMB Control No. 2040-NEW). Before submitting the ICR to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act, EPA is soliciting public comments on specific aspects of the proposed information collection as described below. 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.
National Advisory Council for Environmental Policy and Technology
Document Number: 2016-22479
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-09-19
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Under the Federal Advisory Committee Act, Public Law 92463, EPA gives notice of a public meeting of the National Advisory Council for Environmental Policy and Technology (NACEPT). NACEPT provides advice to the EPA Administrator on a broad range of environmental policy, technology, and management issues. NACEPT members represent academia, industry, non-governmental organizations, and state, local and tribal governments. The purpose of this meeting is for NACEPT to discuss the Council's draft report regarding actions that EPA should take in response to technological and sociological developments in the area of citizen science. A copy of the meeting agenda will be posted at http://www2.epa.gov/faca/nacept.
Partial Approval and Partial Disapproval of Air Quality Implementation Plans; NJ; Infrastructure SIP Requirements for 2008 Lead, 2008 Ozone, 2010 Nitrogen Dioxide, 2010 Sulfur Dioxide, and 2012 PM2.5
Document Number: 2016-22400
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-09-19
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is partially approving and partially disapproving elements of a New Jersey State Implementation Plan (SIP) submittal pertaining to the infrastructure requirements of section 110(a)(1) and (2) of the Clean Air Act (CAA) for the 2008 Lead, 2008 Ozone, 2010 Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2), 2010 Sulfur Dioxide (SO2), 2011 Carbon Monoxide (CO), 2006 Particulate Matter of ten microns or less (PM10), and 2012 Particulate Matter of 2.5 microns or less (PM2.5) National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS). The infrastructure requirements are designed to ensure that the structural components of each state's air quality management program are adequate to meet the state's responsibilities under the CAA. This action pertains specifically to infrastructure requirements relating to interstate transport provisions concerning the Prevention of Significant Deterioration of Air Quality (PSD) regulations, and visibility protection.
Air Plan Approval; Ohio; Infrastructure SIP Requirements for the 2012 PM2.5
Document Number: 2016-22360
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-09-19
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is approving elements of the state implementation plan (SIP) submission from Ohio regarding the infrastructure requirements of section 110 of the Clean Air Act (CAA) for the 2012 fine particulate matter (PM2.5) National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS). The infrastructure requirements are designed to ensure that the structural components of each state's air quality management program are adequate to meet the state's responsibilities under the CAA. The proposed rule associated with this final action was published on June 23, 2016, and we received no comments.
Approval of California Air Plan Revisions, South Coast Air Quality Management District
Document Number: 2016-22388
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2016-09-16
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to approve revisions to the South Coast Air Quality Management District (SCAQMD) portion of the California State Implementation Plan (SIP). These revisions concern emissions of oxides of nitrogen (NOX) from ovens, dryers, dehydrators, heaters, kilns, calciners, furnaces, crematories, incinerators, heated pots, cookers, roasters, smokers, fryers, closed and open heated tanks and evaporators, distillation units, afterburners, degassing units, vapor incinerators, catalytic or thermal oxidizers, soil and water remediation units, and other combustion equipment. We are proposing to approve local rules to regulate these emission sources under the Clean Air Act (CAA or the Act). We are taking comments on this proposal and plan to follow with a final action.
Ammonium Persulfate; Exemption From the Requirement of a Tolerance
Document Number: 2016-22366
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-09-16
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This regulation establishes an exemption from the requirement of a tolerance for residues of ammonium persulfate (CAS Reg. No.7727- 54-0) when used as an inert ingredient (preservative) in pesticide formulations applied to growing crops and raw agricultural commodities after harvest, etc.) at a concentration not to exceed 0.05% by weight. Exponent, Inc., on behalf of Becker Underwood, 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 ammonium persulfate under the approved conditions.
Environmental Impact Statements; Notice of Availability
Document Number: 2016-22362
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-09-16
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Aspergillus flavus strains TC16F, TC35C, TC38B, and TC46G; Temporary Exemptions From the Requirement of a Tolerance
Document Number: 2016-22357
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-09-16
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This regulation establishes temporary exemptions from the requirement of a tolerance for residues of Aspergillus flavus strains TC16F, TC35C, TC38B, and TC46G in or on the food and feed commodities of corn, field; corn, pop; and corn, sweet when used in accordance with the terms of Experimental Use Permit (EUP) No. 91163-EUP-1. Interregional Research Project Number 4 (IR-4) submitted a petition to EPA under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA), requesting these temporary tolerance exemptions. This regulation eliminates the need under FFDCA to establish a maximum permissible level for residues of Aspergillus flavus strains TC16F, TC35C, TC38B, and TC46G when used under the terms of EUP No. 91163-EUP-1. The temporary tolerance exemptions expire on June 30, 2020.
Air Plan Approval; SC Infrastructure Requirements for the 2010 1-Hour NO2
Document Number: 2016-22239
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-09-16
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is taking final action to approve portions of the State Implementation Plan (SIP) submission, submitted by the State of South Carolina, through the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (SC DHEC) on April 30, 2014, to demonstrate that the State meets certain infrastructure requirements of the Clean Air Act (CAA or Act) for the 2010 1-hour nitrogen dioxide (NO2) national ambient air quality standards (NAAQS). The CAA requires that each state adopt and submit a SIP for the implementation, maintenance and enforcement of each NAAQS promulgated by EPA, which is commonly referred to as an ``infrastructure'' SIP. SC DHEC certified that the South Carolina SIP contains provisions that ensure the 2010 NO2 NAAQS are implemented, enforced, and maintained in South Carolina. EPA has determined that South Carolina's SIP satisfies certain required infrastructure elements for the 2010 NO2 NAAQS.
Air Plan Approval/Disapproval; MS Infrastructure Requirements for the 2010 NO2
Document Number: 2016-22226
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-09-16
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is taking final action to approve in part, and disapprove in part, portions of the State Implementation Plan (SIP) submission, submitted by the State of Mississippi, through the Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ) on February 28, 2013, to demonstrate that the State meets the infrastructure requirements of the Clean Air Act (CAA or Act) for the 2010 1-hour nitrogen dioxide (NO2) national ambient air quality standards (NAAQS). The CAA requires that each state adopt and submit a SIP for the implementation, maintenance and enforcement of each NAAQS promulgated by EPA, which is commonly referred to as an ``infrastructure'' SIP. The MDEQ certified that the Mississippi SIP contains provisions that ensure the 2010 NO2 NAAQS are implemented, enforced, and maintained in Mississippi. With the exception of the state board majority requirements respecting significant portion of income, for which EPA is disapproving, EPA has determined portions of Mississippi's SIP submission, provided to EPA on February 28, 2013, satisfies certain required infrastructure elements for the 2010 1-hour NO2 NAAQS.
Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Maryland; Control of Volatile Organic Compounds Emissions From Fiberglass Boat Manufacturing Materials; Withdrawal of Direct Final Rule
Document Number: 2016-22225
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-09-16
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Due to the receipt of a comment, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is withdrawing the direct final rule published on August 1, 2016, to approve the State of Maryland's adoption of the requirements in EPA's control technique guidelines (CTG) for fiberglass boat manufacturing materials.
Air Plan Approval; Alabama: Volatile Organic Compounds
Document Number: 2016-22221
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-09-16
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is approving a portion of a revision to the Alabama State Implementation Plan (SIP) submitted by the Alabama Department of Environmental Management (ADEM) on May 8, 2013. The revision modifies the definition of ``volatile organic compounds'' (VOC). Specifically, the revision adds one compound to the list of those excluded from the VOC definition on the basis that this compound makes a negligible contribution to tropospheric ozone formation. This action is being taken pursuant to the Clean Air Act (CAA or Act).
Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Collection; Comment Request; Information Collection for Importation of On-Highway Vehicles and Motorcycles and Nonroad Engines, Vehicles, and Equipment; EPA ICR Number 2583.01, OMB Control Number 2060-NEW
Document Number: 2016-22219
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-09-16
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.), this document announces that EPA is planning to submit an Information Collection Request (ICR) for the information requirements for importation of on-highway vehicles and motorcycles and nonroad engines, vehicles, and equipment to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB). This new ICR is the consolidation of two individual ICRS that are currently approved by OMB. EPA currently has an approved collection that covers the information requirements for importation of on-highway vehicles which expires on October 31, 2016 (OMB Control Number 2060-0095, ICR Number 0010.14). EPA also has an approved collection for information requirements for importation of nonroad engines and recreational vehicles (OMB Control Number 2060-0320, ICR Number 1723.07), which expires February 28, 2017. Before submitting this new ICR to OMB for review and approval, EPA is soliciting comments on the proposed information collection as described below.
Air Plan Approval; Alabama: Volatile Organic Compounds
Document Number: 2016-22218
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2016-09-16
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to approve a portion of a revision to the Alabama State Implementation Plan submitted by the Alabama Department of Environmental Management on May 8, 2013. The revision modifies the definition of ``volatile organic compounds'' (VOC). Specifically, the revision adds one compound to the list of those excluded from the VOC definition on the basis that this compound makes a negligible contribution to tropospheric ozone formation. This action is being taken pursuant to the Clean Air Act.
Approval and Promulgation of Implementation Plans; New York Prevention of Significant Deterioration of Air Quality and Nonattainment New Source Review; Infrastructure State Implementation Plan Requirements
Document Number: 2016-22238
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2016-09-15
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to approve revisions to the New York State Implementation Plan (SIP) amending existing nonattainment New Source Review (NNSR) and attainment New Source Review (Prevention of Significant Deterioration of Air Quality, PSD) program requirements. Specifically, the SIP revision includes new requirements pertaining to the regulation of particulate matter with an aerodynamic diameter less than or equal to 2.5 micrometer (PM2.5) and the regulation of Greenhouse Gases (GHGs) under New York's Part 231, ``New Source Review for New and Modified Facilities;'' Part 201, ``Permits and Registrations;'' and amendments to Part 200, ``General Provisions,'' of Title 6 of the Official Compilation of Codes, Rules and Regulations of the State of New York (6 NYCRR) which will make the SIP consistent with existing federal requirements. The EPA is also proposing to approve certain elements of New York SIP revisions submitted to demonstrate that the State meets the requirements of section 110(a)(1) and (2) of the Clean Air Act (CAA) for the 2008 lead (Pb), 2008 ozone, and 2010 sulfur dioxide (SO2) national ambient air quality standards (NAAQS).
Public Water System Supervision Program Revision for the State of New Mexico
Document Number: 2016-22237
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-09-15
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Notice is hereby given that the State of New Mexico is revising its approved Public Water System Supervision (PWSS) program. New Mexico has adopted the Revised Total Coliform Rule (RTCR) by reference under 20.7.10.100 of the New Mexico Administrative Code and Regulations Pertaining to Public Water Systems. EPA has determined that the RTCR primacy application submitted by New Mexico is no less stringent than the corresponding federal regulations. Therefore, EPA intends to approve this PWSS program revision package.
Notification of a Closed Teleconference of the Chartered Science Advisory Board
Document Number: 2016-22231
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-09-15
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA), Science Advisory Board (SAB) Staff Office is announcing a teleconference of the Chartered SAB to conduct a review of a draft report of recommendations regarding the agency's 2016 Scientific and Technological Achievement Awards (STAA). The Chartered SAB teleconference will be closed to the public.
National Environmental Justice Advisory Council; Notice of Charter Renewal
Document Number: 2016-22220
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-09-15
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Children's Health Protection Advisory Committee
Document Number: 2016-22124
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-09-15
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) invites nominations from a range of qualified candidates for consideration for appointment to its Children's Health Protection Advisory Committee (CHPAC). The EPA anticipates filling vacancies by March 1, 2017. The EPA may also use sources in addition to this Federal Register Notice to solicit nominees. Background: The Children's Health Protection Advisory Committee is chartered under the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA), Public Law 92-463. EPA established this Committee in 1997 to provide independent advice to the EPA Administrator on a broad range of environmental issues affecting children's health. The EPA Administrator appoints members for three-year terms with a cap on service at six years. The Committee meets 2-3 times annually and the average workload is approximately 10 to 15 hours per month. EPA provides reimbursement for travel and other incidental expenses associated with official government business, but members must be able to cover expenses prior to reimbursement. The CHPAC is looking for representatives from the private sector, academia non-governmental organizations, public-health practitioners, pediatricians, obstetric professionals, occupational medicine practitioners and community nurses. We are also seeking representatives from environmental groups, health groups, health research, the fields of epidemiology and toxicology, and tribal, state, county and local government. We are looking for experience in children's environmental health policy, research, and in specific issues such as lead poisoning and asthma, prenatal environmental exposures, chemical exposures, public health information tracking, knowledge of EPA regulation development, risk assessment, exposure assessment, tribal children's environmental health and children's environmental health disparities. The EPA encourages nominations from all racial and ethnic groups. The EPA will use the following criteria to evaluate nominees: