Environmental Protection Agency May 25, 2017 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Isopyrazam; Pesticide Tolerances
Document Number: 2017-10765
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-05-25
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This regulation establishes tolerances for residues of isopyrazam in or on pepper, bell; tomato; and vegetable, cucurbit, subgroup 9A. Syngenta Crop Protection, LLC, requested these tolerances under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA).
Flazasulfuron; Pesticide Tolerances
Document Number: 2017-10763
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-05-25
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This regulation establishes tolerances for residues of flazasulfuron in or on olives. ISK Biosciences Corporation requested these tolerances under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA).
Environmental Modeling Public Meeting; Notice of Public Meeting
Document Number: 2017-10760
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-05-25
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
An Environmental Modeling Public Meeting (EMPM) will be held on Wednesday, June 28, 2017. This Notice announces the location and time for the meeting and provides tentative agenda topics. The EMPM provides a public forum for EPA and its stakeholders to discuss current issues related to modeling pesticide fate, transport, and exposure for pesticide risk assessments in a regulatory context.
Registration Review; Neonicotinoid Risk Assessments; Summary Response to Comments, and Updated Neonicotinoid Work Schedule; Notice of Availability
Document Number: 2017-10755
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-05-25
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This notice announces the availability of the aquatic ecological assessment for imidacloprid, the combined preliminary pollinator risk assessment for clothianidin and thiamethoxam, and the draft bee assessment for dinotefuran, and opens a public comment period on these three assessment documents. This notice also announces the availability of EPA's Registration Review Update for Four Neonicotinoid Insecticides. The Registration Review Update describes the next steps and information needs for the Agency's registration review of the neonicotinoids. This notice also announces the availability of a summary document that responds to certain comments received on the Preliminary Pollinator Assessment for imidacloprid, issued in January 2016. Registration review is EPA's periodic review of pesticide registrations to ensure that each pesticide continues to satisfy the statutory standard for registration, that is, the pesticide can perform its intended function without unreasonable adverse effects on human health or the environment. Through this program, EPA is ensuring that each pesticide's registration is based on current scientific knowledge.
Registration Review; Draft Human Health and/or Ecological Risk Assessment(s), and Final Tetrachlorvinphos Occupational and Residential Exposure Risk Assessment, and the Agency's Decision To Rely on Data From Human Health Research; Notice of Availability
Document Number: 2017-10754
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-05-25
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This notice announces the availability of EPA's draft human health and ecological risk assessments for the registration review of bromacil, cyprodinil, and propamocarb; the draft human health risk assessment for the registration review of cyphenothrin; and the draft ecological risk assessment for the registration review of 2, 4-D, and opens a public comment period on these documents. This notice also announces the availability of EPA's final occupational and residential exposure assessment for the registration review of tetrachlorvinphos (TCVP) and EPA's explanation for relying on TCVP data from human research on TCVP exposure from pet collars. The TCVP draft risk assessments were published for a 60-day public comment period in the Federal Register of January 20, 2016 (81 FR 3128) (FRL-9940-81). Registration review is EPA's periodic review of pesticide registrations to ensure that each pesticide continues to satisfy the statutory standard for registration; that is, the pesticide can perform its intended function without unreasonable adverse effects on human health or the environment. As part of the registration review process, the Agency has completed comprehensive draft human health and draft ecological risk assessments for the registration review of bromacil, cyprodinil, and propamocarb; the draft human health risk assessment for the registration review of cyphenothrin; the final occupational and residential exposure assessment for TCVP; and the draft ecological risk assessment for the registration review of 2, 4-D. After reviewing comments received during the public comment period for all pesticide cases named above (excluding TCVP), EPA may issue a revised risk assessment, explain any changes to the draft risk assessment, and respond to comments and may request public input on risk mitigation before completing a proposed registration review decision for the pesticides identified above. Regarding TCVP, the EPA has published a revised human health and final occupational and residential exposure assessment in addition to response to comments and other support documents, which explain changes to the preliminary risk assessments and responds to substantive comments. Through the registration review program, the EPA is ensuring that each pesticide's registrations are based on current scientific and other knowledge, including its effects on human health and the environment.
Registration Review; Draft Human Health and/or Ecological Risk Assessments; Notice of Availability
Document Number: 2017-10753
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-05-25
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This notice announces the availability of EPA's draft human health and ecological risk assessments for the registration review of chlorethoxyfos and the draft human health risk assessments for the registration review of diazinon and phosmet, and opens a public comment period on these documents. Due a docketing error for the phosmet draft risk assessment issued in a previous Federal Register notice, this notice is announcing the availability of the phosmet in order to give the public a full opportunity for review and comment. The Agency in this Federal Register notice, is initiating a 60-day comment period for phosmet. Registration review is EPA's periodic review of pesticide registrations to ensure that each pesticide continues to satisfy the statutory standard for registration, that is, the pesticide can perform its intended function without unreasonable adverse effects on human health or the environment. As part of the registration review process, the Agency has completed comprehensive draft human health and ecological risk assessments for the registration review of chlorethoxyfos and the draft human health risk assessments for the registration review of diazinon and phosmet for all uses of these pesticides. After reviewing comments received during the public comment period, EPA may issue a revised risk assessment, explain any changes to the draft risk assessment, and respond to comments and may request public input on risk mitigation before completing a proposed registration review decision for chlorethoxyfos, diazinon, and phosmet. Through this program, EPA is ensuring that each pesticide's registration is based on current scientific and other knowledge, including its effects on human health and the environment.
Fenazaquin; Pesticide Tolerances
Document Number: 2017-10751
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-05-25
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This regulation establishes tolerances for residues of fenazaquin in or on hop, dried cones; nuts, tree, group 14-12; pineapple; and tea, dried. Gowan Company requested these tolerances under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA).
Request for Nominations of Experts to the EPA Office of Research and Development's Board of Scientific Counselors
Document Number: 2017-10672
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-05-25
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is seeking nominations for technical experts to serve on its Board of Scientific Counselors (BOSC), a federal advisory committee to the Office of Research and Development (ORD). Submission of nominations is preferred via the BOSC Web site at: https://www.epa.gov/bosc.
Registration Review Interim Decisions; Notice of Availability
Document Number: 2017-10671
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-05-25
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This notice announces the availability of EPA's interim registration review decisions for 2-(Decylthio)ethanamine Hydrochloride, DTEA-HCl; Aliphatic Alcohols, C1-C5; Bentazon; Chlorfenapyr; Propoxur; Propoxycarbazone-sodium; Sodium Acifluorfen; and Thidiazuron. The Agency is also amending the interim registration review decision for Maleic Hydrazide. Registration review is EPA's periodic review of pesticide registrations to ensure that each pesticide continues to satisfy the statutory standard for registration, that is, that the pesticide can perform its intended function without causing unreasonable adverse effects on human health or the environment. Through this program, EPA is ensuring that each pesticide's registration is based on current scientific and other knowledge, including its effects on human health and the environment.
Registration Review Proposed Decisions for Boric Acid/Sodium Salts, Clethodim, Diquat Dibromide, Ethephon, Fenitrothion, Hexazinone, Hymexazol, Methoxyfenozide, Pronamide, and Trimedlure; Notice of Availability
Document Number: 2017-10670
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-05-25
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This notice announces the availability of EPA's proposed interim registration review and opens a 60-day public comment period on the proposed interim decisions. For a list of the chemicals, please see Section II, Table 1. Registration review is EPA's periodic review of pesticide registrations to ensure that each pesticide continues to satisfy the statutory standard for registration, that is, that the pesticide can perform its intended function without unreasonable adverse effects on human health or the environment. Through this program, EPA is ensuring that each pesticide's registration is based on current scientific and other knowledge, including its effects on human health and the environment.
Registration Review Proposed Interm Decisions for Aldicarb, Azoxystrobin, Bifenazate, Chlorpyrifos-methyl, Ethalfluralin, and Pirimiphos-methyl; Notice of Availability
Document Number: 2017-10669
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-05-25
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This notice announces the availability of EPA's proposed interim registration review decisions and opens a 60-day public comment period on the proposed interim decisions. Registration review is EPA's periodic review of pesticide registrations to ensure that each pesticide continues to satisfy the statutory standard for registration, that is, that the pesticide can perform its intended function without unreasonable adverse effects on human health or the environment. Through this program, EPA is ensuring that each pesticide's registration is based on current scientific and other knowledge, including its effects on human health and the environment.
Registration Review Interim Decisions and Case Closures; Notice of Availability
Document Number: 2017-10668
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-05-25
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This notice announces the availability of EPA's interim registration review decisions for the pesticides listed in Unit II. of this notice. In addition, this notice announces the closure of the registration review case for Disodium Cyanodithioimidocarbonate (DCDIC) (case 3065 and Docket ID Number: EPA-HQ-OPP-2009-0723) and Decyl- Isononyl Dimethyl Ammonium Chloride (DIDAC) (case 5013 and Docket ID Number: EPA-HQ-OPP-2010-0005) because all of the registrations in the U.S. have been canceled. Registration review is EPA's periodic review of pesticide registrations to ensure that each pesticide continues to satisfy the statutory standard for registration, that is, that the pesticide can perform its intended function without causing unreasonable adverse effects on human health or the environment. Through this program, EPA is ensuring that each pesticide's registration is based on current scientific and other knowledge, including its effects on human health and the environment.
Air Plan Approval; NH; Nonattainment New Source Review and Prevention of Significant Deterioration Permit Program Revisions; Public Hearing Revisions for State Permitting Programs; Withdrawal of Permit Fee Program; Infrastructure Provisions for National Ambient Air Quality Standards
Document Number: 2017-09538
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2017-05-25
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to approve several different State Implementation Plan (SIP) revisions submitted to EPA by the New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services (NHDES). New Hampshire submitted to EPA on October 26, 2016, revisions satisfying the NHDES's earlier commitment to adopt and submit provisions that meet certain requirements of the federal Prevention of Significant Deterioration (PSD) and Nonattainment New Source Review (NNSR) air permit program regulations. This proposed action will convert to full approval EPA's September 25, 2015 conditional approval of New Hampshire's PSD and NNSR permit programs. This action also will approve NHDES's SIP revisions relating to several New Hampshire infrastructure SIPs, which were conditionally approved by EPA on December 16, 2015, and July 8, 2016. Additionally, EPA is also proposing to approve: a January 31, 2017 SIP revision amending the public notice and hearing procedures for New Hampshire's NNSR, PSD, and minor NSR permit programs; a January 18, 2017 SIP revision withdrawing the State SIP's permit fee system; and a November 17, 2015 SIP revision that addresses the good neighbor provisions of New Hampshire's infrastructure SIP for the 2010 nitrogen oxide (NO2) national ambient air quality standard (NAAQS). This action is being taken in accordance with the Clean Air Act (CAA).
Air Plan Approval; NH; Nonattainment New Source Review and Prevention of Significant Deterioration Permit Program Revisions; Public Hearing Revisions for State Permitting Programs; Withdrawal of Permit Fee Program; Infrastructure Provisions for National Ambient Air Quality Standards
Document Number: 2017-09536
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-05-25
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is approving several different State Implementation Plan (SIP) revisions submitted to EPA by the New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services (NHDES). New Hampshire submitted to EPA on October 26, 2016, revisions satisfying the NHDES's earlier commitment to adopt and submit provisions that meet certain requirements of the federal Prevention of Significant Deterioration (PSD) and Nonattainment New Source Review (NNSR) air permit program regulations. This action will convert to full approval EPA's September 25, 2015 conditional approval of New Hampshire's PSD and NNSR permit programs. This action also will approve NHDES's SIP revisions relating to several New Hampshire infrastructure SIPs, which were conditionally approved by EPA on December 16, 2015 and July 8, 2016. Additionally, EPA is also approving: A January 31, 2017 SIP revision amending the public notice and hearing procedures for New Hampshire's NNSR, PSD, and minor NSR permit programs; a January 18, 2017 SIP revision withdrawing the State SIP's permit fee system; and a November 17, 2015 SIP revision that addresses the good neighbor provisions of New Hampshire's infrastructure SIP for the 2010 nitrogen oxide (NO2) national ambient air quality standard (NAAQS). This action is being taken in accordance with the Clean Air Act (CAA). Lastly, EPA issued a correcting amendment in the Federal Register on May 5, 2017. An error occurred in an amendatory instruction and the table entry for ``Infrastructure SIP for the 2010 SO2 NAAQS'' could not be incorporated into the CFR. The EPA is correcting that error.