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

Muscodor albus Strain SA-13 and the Volatiles Produced on Rehydration; Exemption From the Requirement of a Tolerance
Document Number: 2016-28884
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-12-01
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This regulation establishes an exemption from the requirement of a tolerance for residues of Muscodor albus strain SA-13 and the volatiles produced on rehydration in and on all food commodities when used in accordance with label directions and good agricultural practices. Marrone Bio Innovations, Inc. 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 Muscodor albus strain SA-13 and the volatiles produced on rehydration under FFDCA.
Comment Period Extended: General Permit Under the Federal Indian Country Minor NSR Program
Document Number: 2016-28883
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-12-01
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) previously provided notice of, and requested public comment on, the EPA's draft general permit for gasoline dispensing facilities for use in Indian country within California pursuant to the Clean Air Act (CAA) Federal Indian Country Minor New Source Review (NSR) program for new and modified minor sources. The EPA is extending the deadline for submitting comments on this action until January 31, 2017. Any person may submit written comments on the draft permit during the public comment period.
Information Collection Request Submitted to OMB for Review and Approval; Comment Request; Notice of Supplemental Distribution of a Registered Pesticide Product
Document Number: 2016-28882
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-12-01
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency has submitted an information collection request (ICR), ``Notice of Supplemental Distribution of a Registered Pesticide Product'' (EPA ICR No. 0278.12, OMB Control No. 2070-0044) 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 November 30, 2016. Public comments were previously requested via the Federal Register (81 FR 19172) 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 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.
Clean Air Act Operating Permit Program; Action on Petition for Objection to State Operating Permit for Appleton Coated LLC
Document Number: 2016-28880
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-12-01
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This document announces that the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator has denied two petitions asking EPA to object to a Title V operating permit issued by the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (WDNR) to Appleton Coated LLC (Appleton Coated). The first petition was submitted by the Sierra Club, the Clean Water Action Council, and the Midwest Environmental Defense Center (Sierra Club Petition). The second petition was submitted by Appleton Coated and the Wisconsin Paper Council (Appleton Coated/WPC Petition). Sections 307(b) and 505(b)(32) of the Clean Air Act (Act) provide that a petitioner may ask for judicial review of those portions of the petition that EPA denies in the United States Court of Appeals for the appropriate circuit. Any petition for review shall be filed within 60 days from the date this notice appears in the Federal Register, pursuant to section 307 of the Act.
New Chemicals Review Program Under the Amended Toxic Substances Control Act; Notice of Public Meeting and Opportunity for Public Comment
Document Number: 2016-28878
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-12-01
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is holding a meeting to update the public on changes to the New Chemicals Review Program under the Toxic Substances Control Act as amended by the Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st Century Act (TSCA). EPA will describe its review process for new chemicals under the amended statute, as well as discuss issues, challenges, and opportunities that the Agency has identified in the first few months of implementation. The meeting will provide interested parties with an opportunity to provide input on their experiences with the New Chemicals Review Program, including submittal of pre- manufacture notices (PMNs), microbial commercial activities notices (MCANs), and significant new use notices (SNUNs) under section 5 of the law. Information obtained during these meetings will be considered as the Agency works to implement the new requirements and increase efficiency in its review process under TSCA.
Quizalofop Ethyl; Pesticide Tolerances
Document Number: 2016-28873
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-12-01
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This regulation establishes tolerances for residues of quizalofop ethyl in or on crayfish and rice grain. Nissan Chemical Industries, Ltd. requested these tolerances under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA).
Air Plan Approval and Designation of Areas; KY; Redesignation of the Campbell County, 2010 1-Hour Sulfur Dioxide Nonattainment Area to Attainment
Document Number: 2016-28821
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2016-12-01
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to approve two separate but related submissions (one of which includes multiple components) provided by the Commonwealth of Kentucky, through the Kentucky Division of Air Quality (KDAQ), in relation to attainment of the 2010 Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) national ambient air quality standards (NAAQS) for the Kentucky portion of the Campbell- Clermont, Kentucky-Ohio 2010 1-hour SO2 nonattainment area (hereafter referred to as the ``Campbell-Clermont, KY-OH Area'' or ``Area''). On March 31, 2015, KDAQ submitted a request for EPA to determine that the Campbell-Clermont, KY-OH Area attained the 2010 1- hour SO2 NAAQS per EPA's ``Clean Data Policy.'' Subsequently, on February 22, 2016, KDAQ submitted a request for EPA to redesignate the Campbell County portion of Kentucky that is within the Campbell-Clermont, KY-OH Area to attainment for the 2010 1-hour SO2 NAAQS, and to approve a State Implementation Plan (SIP) revision containing a maintenance plan, base year inventory, and reasonably available control measures (RACM) determination for the Kentucky portion of the Area. EPA is proposing to approve the Commonwealth's RACM determination and incorporate it into the SIP; to approve the base year emissions inventory for the Kentucky portion of the Area and incorporate it into the SIP; to approve the Commonwealth's request for a clean data determination; to approve the Commonwealth's plan for maintaining attainment of the 2010 1-hour SO2 NAAQS and incorporate it into the SIP; and to redesignate the Kentucky portion of the Area to attainment for the 2010 1-hour SO2 NAAQS.
Approval of California Air Plan Revisions, Yolo-Solano Air Quality Management District
Document Number: 2016-28741
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2016-12-01
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to approve a revision to the Yolo-Solano Air Quality Management District (YSAQMD) portion of the California State Implementation Plan (SIP). This revision concerns emissions of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) and particulate matter (PM) from confined animal facilities (CAFs). We are proposing to approve a local rule 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.
Protection of Stratospheric Ozone: New Listings of Substitutes; Changes of Listing Status; and Reinterpretation of Unacceptability for Closed Cell Foam Products Under the Significant New Alternatives Policy Program; and Revision of Clean Air Act Section 608 Venting Prohibition for Propane
Document Number: 2016-25167
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-12-01
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Pursuant to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) Significant New Alternatives Policy program, this action lists certain substances as acceptable, subject to use conditions; lists several substances as unacceptable; and changes the listing status for certain substances from acceptable to acceptable, subject to narrowed use limits, or to unacceptable. This action also exempts propane in certain refrigeration end-uses from the Clean Air Act section 608 prohibition on venting, release, or disposal. In addition, this action applies unacceptability determinations for foam-blowing agents to closed cell foam products and products containing closed cell foam that are manufactured or imported using these foam blowing agents.