Environmental Protection Agency December 5, 2016 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Notification of Submission to the Secretary of Agriculture; Pesticides; Removal of Obsolete Information
Document Number: 2016-29113
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2016-12-05
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This document notifies the public as required by the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA) that the EPA Administrator has forwarded to the Secretary of the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) a draft regulatory document concerning removal of obsolete information. The draft regulatory document is not available to the public until after it has been signed and made available by EPA.
Tau-Fluvalinate; Pesticide Tolerance
Document Number: 2016-29111
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-12-05
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This regulation establishes a tolerance for residues of tau- fluvalinate in or on wine grapes. Makhteshim Agan of North America, Inc., d/b/a ADAMA requested this tolerance under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA).
Oxathiapiprolin; Pesticide Tolerances
Document Number: 2016-29109
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-12-05
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This regulation establishes tolerances for residues of oxathiapiprolin in or on multiple commodities which are identified and discussed later in this document. In addition, this regulation amends the established tolerance for vegetable, tuberous and corm, subgroup 1C; and removes existing tolerances for Brassica, head and stem, subgroup 5A, and leafy greens subgroup 4A that are superseded by this action. Interregional Research Project Number 4 (IR-4), E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company (DuPont), and Syngenta Crop Protection, LLC (Syngenta) requested these tolerances under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA).
Peer Review of EPA's Biologically Based Dose-Response (BBDR) Model for Perchlorate in Drinking Water-Final List of Peer Reviewers, Notice of the Public Peer Review Meeting and Final Peer Review Charge Questions
Document Number: 2016-29108
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-12-05
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is announcing the final peer reviewers assembled by Versar, Inc., an EPA contractor, for the external peer review of EPA's draft Biologically Based Dose- Response (BBDR) Model for perchlorate in drinking water and an accompanying draft model report. The draft model report is entitled ``Biologically Based Dose-Response Models for the Effect of Perchlorate on Thyroid Hormones in the Infant, Breast Feeding Mother, Pregnant Mother, and Fetus: Model Development, Revision, and Preliminary Dose- Response Analyses.'' EPA is also announcing availability of the final peer review charge. The charge provides the purpose and context for the assessment and will guide the peer review experts by identifying the key scientific issues associated with the review of the model and report. EPA is also announcing that Versar, Inc., will organize and conduct the public peer review meeting for the draft BBDR model and draft model report on January 10 and 11, 2017, in Arlington, Virginia. The meeting will be devoted to discussion and deliberation of major issues identified by the peer reviewers regarding EPA's draft BBDR model and draft model report and will be guided by the final charge questions. Versar, Inc., invites the public to register to attend this two-day meeting as observers, either in-person or via teleconference. Time will be set aside at the meeting for brief oral statements from the public regarding the draft BBDR model and model report.
Air Plan Disapproval; AL; Prong 4 Visibility for the 2008 8-Hour Ozone Standard
Document Number: 2016-28871
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2016-12-05
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to disapprove the visibility transport (prong 4) portion of a revision to the Alabama State Implementation Plan (SIP), submitted by the Alabama Department of Environmental Management (ADEM), addressing the Clean Air Act (CAA or Act) infrastructure SIP requirements for the 2008 8-hour ozone 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, commonly referred to as an ``infrastructure SIP.'' Specifically, EPA is proposing to disapprove the prong 4 portion of Alabama's August 20, 2012, 2008 8-hour ozone infrastructure SIP submission. All other applicable infrastructure requirements for this SIP submission have been addressed in separate rulemakings.