Environmental Protection Agency November 10, 2016 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

2-Pyrrolidinone, 1-butyl-; Exemption From the Requirement of a Tolerance
Document Number: 2016-27212
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-11-10
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This regulation establishes an exemption from the requirement of a tolerance for residues of 2-pyrrolidinone, 1-butyl- (CAS Reg. No. 3470-98-2) when used as an inert ingredient (solvent/cosolvent) in pesticide formulations applied to growing crops only at a concentration not to exceed 30% by weight under EPA regulations. SciReg. Inc. on behalf of Taminco U.S., Inc. a subsidiary of Eastman Chemical Company submitted a petition to EPA under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA), requesting the establishment of an exemption from the requirement of a tolerance. This rule eliminates the need to establish a maximum permissible level for residues of 2-pyrrolidinone, 1-butyl- when used in accordance with the regulations.
Di-n-butyl Adipate; Exemption From the Requirement of a Tolerance
Document Number: 2016-27209
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-11-10
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This regulation establishes an exemption from the requirement of a tolerance for residues of di-n-butyl adipate (CAS Reg. No. 105-99- 7) when used as an inert ingredient (plasticizer) at a concentration of not more than 25% by weight in pesticide formulations intended for varroa mite control around bee hives. Bayer Healthcare, LLC 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 di-n-butyl adipate.
Prothioconazole; Pesticide Tolerances
Document Number: 2016-27206
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-11-10
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This regulation establishes tolerances for residues of prothioconazole in or on cotton gin byproducts and the cottonseed subgroup 20C. Bayer CropScience requested these tolerances under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA).
Trifloxystrobin; Pesticide Tolerances
Document Number: 2016-27204
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-11-10
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This regulation establishes tolerances for residues of trifloxystrobin in or on Cottonseed subgroup 20C; Cotton, gin byproducts; and amends the existing tolerance on Corn, field, forage. Bayer CropScience LP requested these tolerances under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA).
Pesticide Product Registration; Receipt of Applications for New Active Ingredients
Document Number: 2016-27202
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-11-10
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA has received applications to register pesticide products containing active ingredients not included in any currently registered pesticide products. Pursuant to the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA), EPA is hereby providing notice of receipt and opportunity to comment on these applications.
Clomazone; Pesticide Tolerances
Document Number: 2016-27201
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-11-10
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This regulation establishes tolerances for residues of clomazone in or on asparagus and soybean, vegetable, succulent. The Interregional Research Project Number 4 (IR-4) requested these tolerances under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA).
Interstate Transport of Fine Particulate Matter: Revision of Federal Implementation Plan Requirements for Texas
Document Number: 2016-27197
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2016-11-10
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to withdraw the federal implementation plan (FIP) provisions that require affected electricity generating units (EGUs) in Texas to participate in Phase 2 of the Cross-State Air Pollution Rule (CSAPR) trading programs for annual emissions of sulfur dioxide (SO2) and nitrogen oxides (NOX). Withdrawal of the FIP requirements is intended to address a decision of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit (D.C. Circuit) remanding the CSAPR Phase 2 SO2 budget for Texas to the EPA for reconsideration. The EPA is also proposing to determine that, following withdrawal of the FIP requirements, sources in Texas will not contribute significantly to nonattainment in, or interfere with maintenance by, any other state with regard to the 1997 national ambient air quality standard (NAAQS) for fine particulate matter (PM2.5), and that the EPA therefore will have no obligation to issue new FIP requirements for Texas sources to address transported PM2.5 pollution under Clean Air Act (CAA) section 110(a)(2)(D)(i)(I) with regard to that NAAQS. Finally, the proposal includes a sensitivity analysis showing that the set of actions the EPA has taken or expects to take in response to the D.C. Circuit's decision, including the removal of Texas EGUs from the two CSAPR trading programs as well as the recent removal of Florida EGUs from Phase 2 of the CSAPR trading programs for ozone- season NOX emissions, would not adversely impact the analytic demonstration for the Agency's 2012 determination that CSAPR participation meets the Regional Haze Rule's criteria to qualify as an alternative to the application of best available retrofit technology (BART). No changes to the Regional Haze Rule are proposed as part of this rulemaking.
Certain New Chemicals; Receipt and Status Information for September 2016
Document Number: 2016-27195
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-11-10
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is required under the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) to publish in the Federal Register a notice of receipt of a premanufacture notice (PMN); an application for a test marketing exemption (TME), both pending and/or expired; and a periodic status report on any new chemicals under EPA review and the receipt of notices of commencement (NOC) to manufacture those chemicals. This document covers the period from September 1, 2016 to September 30, 2016.
Certain New Chemicals; Receipt and Status Information for August 2016
Document Number: 2016-27193
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-11-10
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is required under the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) to publish in the Federal Register a notice of receipt of a premanufacture notice (PMN); an application for a test marketing exemption (TME), both pending and/or expired; and a periodic status report on any new chemicals under EPA review and the receipt of notices of commencement (NOC) to manufacture those chemicals. This document covers the period from August 1, 2016 to August 31, 2016. This document also corrects the docket number of the previously published second Certain New Chemicals; Receipt and Status Information for June 2016 in the Federal Register of October 27, 2016.
Pesticide Product Registration; Receipt of Applications for New Uses
Document Number: 2016-27192
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-11-10
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA has received applications to register new uses for pesticide products containing currently registered active ingredients. Pursuant to the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA), EPA is hereby providing notice of receipt and opportunity to comment on these applications.
Iron Oxide Yellow; Exemption From the Requirement of a Tolerance
Document Number: 2016-27191
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-11-10
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This regulation establishes an exemption from the requirement of a tolerance for residues of iron oxide yellow (CAS Reg. No. 20344- 49-4) when used as an inert ingredient (colorant) in pesticide formulations intended for varroa mite control around bee hives at a maximum concentration not to exceed 0.15% by weight in the pesticide formulation. Technology Sciences Group, Inc. on behalf of Bayer HealthCare LLC submitted a petition to EPA under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA), requesting the establishment of an exemption from the requirement of a tolerance. This regulation eliminates the need to establish a maximum permissible level for residues of iron oxide yellow.
Receipt of Information Under the Toxic Substances Control Act
Document Number: 2016-27190
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-11-10
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is announcing its receipt of information submitted pursuant to a rule, order, or consent agreement issued under the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA). As required by TSCA, this document identifies each chemical substance and/or mixture for which information has been received; the uses or intended uses of such chemical substance and/or mixture; and describes the nature of the information received. Each chemical substance and/or mixture related to this announcement is identified in Unit I. under SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION.
Access to Confidential Business Information by Eastern Research Group, Inc.
Document Number: 2016-27189
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-11-10
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA has authorized its contractor, Eastern Research Group, Inc. (ERG) of Lexington, MA, access to information which has been submitted to EPA under all sections of the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA). Some of the information may be claimed or determined to be Confidential Business Information (CBI).
Access to Confidential Business Information by Battelle Memorial Institute and Its Identified Subcontractor, Avanti Corporation
Document Number: 2016-27188
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-11-10
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA has authorized its contractors, Battelle Memorial Institute (BMI) of Columbus, OH and Avanti Corporation of Alexandria, VA, to access information which has been submitted to EPA under sections 4, 5, 6, 8(a), 11 and 21 of the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA). Some of the information may be claimed or determined to be Confidential Business Information (CBI).
Board of Scientific Counselors (BOSC) Air, Climate, and Energy Subcommittee Meeting-December 2016
Document Number: 2016-27187
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-11-10
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Pursuant to the Federal Advisory Committee Act, Public Law 92- 463, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Office of Research and Development (ORD), gives notice of a meeting (via conference call) of the Board of Scientific Counselors (BOSC) Air, Climate, and Energy Subcommittee.
Environmental Impact Statements; Notice of Availability
Document Number: 2016-27186
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-11-10
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Public Hearing for the Renewables Enhancement and Growth Support Rule
Document Number: 2016-26965
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2016-11-10
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is announcing a public hearing to be held in Chicago, Illinois on December 6, 2016, on its proposal for the ``Renewables Enhancement and Growth Support (REGS) Rule.'' The public can view the proposal at https://www.epa.gov/ renewable-fuel-standard-program/proposed-renewables-enhanceme nt-and- growth-support-regs-rule. Comments submitted at the public hearing will contribute to the REGS Rule proposal that the EPA will publish at a later date in the Federal Register.