Environmental Protection Agency May 11, 2017 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Flonicamid; Pesticide Tolerances
Document Number: 2017-09592
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-05-11
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This regulation establishes tolerances for residues of flonicamid in or on multiple commodities which are identified and discussed later in this document. In addition, this regulation revokes the established tolerance for vegetable, fruiting, group 8-10 that is superseded by this action. Interregional Research Project Number 4 (IR- 4) and ISK Biosciences Corporation requested these tolerances under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA).
Notice of Approval of Underground Injection Control Program; Occidental Chemical Corporation, Wichita, Kansas
Document Number: 2017-09591
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-05-11
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is hereby giving notice of approval of the modification of an existing no migration petition (petition) by Occidental Chemical Corporation (Occidental) under the 1984 Hazardous and Solid Waste Amendments to the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act.
Fluazinam; Pesticide Tolerances
Document Number: 2017-09590
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-05-11
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This regulation establishes a tolerance for residues of fluazinam in or on tea, dried. ISK Biosciences Corporation requested this tolerance under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA).
Receipt of Information Under the Toxic Substances Control Act
Document Number: 2017-09561
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-05-11
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 Versar, Inc. and Its Identified Subcontractors
Document Number: 2017-09560
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-05-11
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA has authorized its contractor and subcontractors, Versar, Inc. of Springfield, VA; Abt Associates of Bethesda, MD; Brown Glove Consulting Group of Fairfax, VA; EnDyna, Inc. of McLean, VA; Essential Software, Inc. of Potomac, MD; Syracuse Research Corporation of North Syracuse, NY; and Wilkes Technologies, Inc. of Bethesda, MD, to access 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).
Certain New Chemicals; Receipt and Status Information for February 2017
Document Number: 2017-09559
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-05-11
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 February 1, 2017 to February 28, 2017.
Access to Confidential Business Information by Artic Slope Mission Services, LLC
Document Number: 2017-09557
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-05-11
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA has authorized its contractor, Artic Slope Mission Services, LLC (ASMS) of Beltsville, MD, to access 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 Artic Slope Mission Services, LLC
Document Number: 2017-09556
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-05-11
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA has authorized its contractor, Artic Slope Mission Services, LLC (ASMS) of Beltsville, MD, to access 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 Eastern Research Group, Inc. and Its Identified Subcontractors, Avanti Corporation and BeakerTree Corporation
Document Number: 2017-09555
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-05-11
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA has authorized its contractors and subcontractors, Eastern Research Group Inc (ERG) of Lexington, MA; Avanti Corporation of Alexandria, VA; and BeakerTree Corporation of Fairfax, VA, 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).
Public Water Supply Supervision Program; Program Revision for the State of Idaho
Document Number: 2017-09537
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-05-11
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Notice is hereby given that the State of Idaho has revised its approved State Public Water Supply Supervision Primacy Program. Idaho has adopted regulations analogous to the Environmental Protection Agency's Revised Total Coliform Rule. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has determined that these revisions are no less stringent than the corresponding federal regulations. Therefore, EPA intends to approve these State program revisions. By approving these rules, EPA does not intend to affect the rights of federally recognized Indian tribes nor does it intend to limit existing rights of the State of Idaho.
Office of Research and Development; Ambient Air Monitoring Reference and Equivalent Methods: Designation of One New Equivalent Method
Document Number: 2017-09534
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-05-11
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Notice is hereby given that the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has designated, in accordance with applicable Federal regulations, one new equivalent method for measuring concentrations of nitrogen dioxide (NO2) in ambient air.
Petition for Objection to State Operating Permit; NY; Seneca Energy II, LLC
Document Number: 2017-09509
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-05-11
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Pursuant to Clean Air Act (CAA) section 505(b)(2) and Agency regulations, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator signed an Order, dated December 9, 2016, denying a petition filed by the Concerned Citizens of Seneca County, Inc. (September 9, 2013) asking the EPA to object to the Title V operating permit issued by the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) to Seneca Energy II, LLC for the Seneca Energy Landfill Gas-to-Energy facility (Energy Facility) located in Seneca Falls, Seneca County, New York; (Permit No. 8-4532-00075-00029). Sections 307(b) and 505(b)(2) of the CAA provide that the petitioner may ask for judicial review by the United States Court of Appeals for the appropriate circuit of those portions of the Order that deny objections raised in the petition.
Notice of Proposed NPDES General Permit; Proposed NPDES General Permit for New and Existing Sources and New Dischargers in the Offshore Subcategory of the Oil and Gas Extraction Category for the Western Portion of the Outer Continental Shelf of the Gulf of Mexico (GMG290000)
Document Number: 2017-09508
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-05-11
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Water Division Director of Region 6 today proposes to reissue the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) General Permit No. GMG290000 for existing and new sources and new dischargers in the Offshore Subcategory of the Oil and Gas Extraction Point Source Category, located in and discharging to the Outer Continental Shelf offshore of Louisiana and Texas. The discharge of produced water to that portion of the Outer Continental Shelf from Offshore Subcategory facilities located in the territorial seas of Louisiana and Texas is also authorized by this permit. This draft permit proposes to retain, with certain modifications, the limitations and conditions of the existing 2012 issued permit (2012 permit). The 2012 permit limitations conform with the Oil and Gas Offshore Subcategory Guidelines and contain additional requirements to assess impacts from the discharge of produced water to the marine environment, as required by section 403(c) of the Clean Water Act.
Air Plan Approval; Ohio; Volatile Organic Compound Control Rules
Document Number: 2017-09506
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2017-05-11
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) proposes to approve, under the Clean Air Act (CAA), a November 18, 2015, State Implementation Plan (SIP) submittal from the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency consisting of adjustments and additions to volatile organic compound (VOC) rules in the Ohio Administrative Code (OAC). The changes to these rules are based on an Ohio-initiated five-year periodic review of its VOC rules and a new rule to update the VOC reasonably available control technology (RACT) requirements for the miscellaneous metal and plastic parts coatings source category for the Cleveland-Akron-Lorain area (``Cleveland area'') consisting of Ashtabula, Cuyahoga, Geauga, Lake, Lorain, Medina, Portage, and Summit counties. Additionally, EPA proposes to approve into the Ohio SIP an oxides of nitrogen (NOX) emission limit for Arcelor-Mittal Cleveland that Ohio is using as an offset in its CAA section 110(l) anti-backsliding demonstration for architectural aluminum coatings.
Delegation of New Source Performance Standards and National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants for the States of Arizona and Nevada
Document Number: 2017-09496
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2017-05-11
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to approve updates to the Code of Federal Regulations delegation tables to reflect the current delegation status of New Source Performance Standards and National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants in Arizona and Nevada.
Delegation of New Source Performance Standards and National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants for the States of Arizona and Nevada
Document Number: 2017-09495
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-05-11
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is taking direct final action to update the Code of Federal Regulations delegation tables to reflect the current delegation status of New Source Performance Standards and National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants in Arizona and Nevada.
Air Plan Approval; TN: Non-Interference Demonstration for Federal Low-Reid Vapor Pressure Requirement in Shelby County
Document Number: 2017-09491
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2017-05-11
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to approve a noninterference demonstration that evaluates whether the change for the Federal Reid Vapor Pressure (RVP) requirements in Shelby County (hereinafter referred to as the ``Area'') would interfere with the Area's ability to meet the requirements of the Clean Air Act (CAA or Act). Tennessee submitted through the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation (TDEC), on April 12, 2017, a noninterference demonstration on behalf of the Shelby County Health Department requesting that EPA change the RVP requirements for Shelby County. Specifically, Tennessee's noninterference demonstration concludes that relaxing the federal RVP requirement from 7.8 pounds per square inch (psi) to 9.0 psi for gasoline sold between June 1 and September 15 of each year in Shelby County would not interfere with attainment or maintenance of the national ambient air quality standards (NAAQS or standards) or with any other CAA requirement.
Approval and Promulgation of Implementation Plans; Texas; Revisions to Emissions Banking and Trading Programs and Compliance Flexibility
Document Number: 2017-09472
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-05-11
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Pursuant to the Federal Clean Air Act (CAA or Act), the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is approving revisions to the Texas State Implementation Plan (SIP) Emissions Banking and Trading Programs submitted on July 15, 2002; December 22, 2008; April 6, 2010; May 14, 2013; and August 14, 2015. Specifically, we are approving revisions to the Texas Emission Credit, Mass Emissions Cap and Trade, Discrete Emission Credit, and Highly Reactive Volatile Organic Compound Emissions Cap and Trade Programs such that the Texas SIP will include the current state program regulations promulgated and implemented in Texas. We are also approving compliance flexibility provisions for stationary sources using the Texas Emission Reduction Plan submitted on July 15, 2002; May 30, 2007; and July 10, 2015.
Approval and Promulgation of Implementation Plans; Texas; Revisions to Emissions Banking and Trading Programs and Compliance Flexibility
Document Number: 2017-09471
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2017-05-11
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Pursuant to the Federal Clean Air Act (CAA or the Act), the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to approve revisions to the Texas State Implementation Plan (SIP) Emissions Banking and Trading Programs submitted on July 15, 2002; December 22, 2008; April 6, 2010; May 14, 2013; and August 14, 2015. Specifically, we are proposing to approve revisions to the Texas Emission Credit, Mass Emissions Cap and Trade, Discrete Emission Credit, and Highly Reactive Volatile Organic Compound Emissions Cap and Trade Programs such that the Texas SIP will include the current state program regulations promulgated and implemented in Texas. We are also proposing to approve compliance flexibility provisions for stationary sources using the Texas Emission Reduction Plan submitted on July 15, 2002; May 30, 2007; and July 10, 2015.