Environmental Protection Agency December 8, 2016 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Interstate Transport of Fine Particulate Matter: Revision of Federal Implementation Plan Requirements for Texas
Document Number: 2016-29442
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2016-12-08
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is extending the public comment period for the proposed rule titled ``Interstate Transport of Fine Particulate Matter: Revision of Federal Implementation Plan Requirements for Texas'' published in the Federal Register on November 10, 2016.
National Lakes Assessment 2012 Final Report
Document Number: 2016-29440
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-12-08
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This notice announces the availability of the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) final report on the National Lakes Assessment 2012. The NLA describes the results of the nationwide probabilistic survey that was conducted in the summer of 2012 by EPA and its state, tribal, and federal partners. The NLA report includes information on how the survey was implemented, what the findings are on a national scale, and future actions and challenges. The NLA Web site also includes findings at the ecoregional scale and allows users to explore additional results using a new interactive dashboard.
Final Revision to the PAG Manual: Protective Action Guides and Planning Guidance for Radiological Incidents
Document Number: 2016-29439
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-12-08
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
As part of its mission to protect human health and the environment, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) publishes protective action guides to help federal, state, local and tribal emergency response officials make radiation protection decisions during emergencies. The EPA, in coordination with a multi-agency working group within the Federal Radiological Preparedness Coordinating Committee (FRPCC), has made final updates to the 1992 Manual of Protective Action Guides and Protective Actions for Nuclear Incidents, referred to as ``The 1992 PAG Manual'' (EPA 400-R-92-001, May 1992). The updated guidance in the revised PAG Manual: Protective Action Guides and Planning Guidance for Radiological Incidents (``PAG Manual'' hereafter) applies the protective action guides (PAGs) to incidents other than nuclear power plant accidents, updates the radiation dosimetry and dose calculations based on current science and incorporates late phase guidance. The final revisions incorporate input from public comments received in 2013 and include clarifications based on those comments. The Agency plans to finalize drinking water guidance after incorporating public comments on a proposal published in June 2016. The intention is to add it as a section in the Intermediate Phase chapter of the PAG Manual and reissue the PAG Manual once complete. The final revision of the PAG Manual is available at www.regulations.gov.
Dicamba; Pesticide Tolerances
Document Number: 2016-29245
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-12-08
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This regulation establishes tolerances for residues of dicamba in or on cotton, gin byproducts; cotton, undelinted seed; soybean, forage; and soybean, hay. Monsanto Company requested these tolerances under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA).