Environmental Protection Agency November 16, 2017 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Repeal of Emission Requirements for Glider Vehicles, Glider Engines, and Glider Kits
Document Number: 2017-24884
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2017-11-16
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to repeal the emission standards and other requirements for heavy-duty glider vehicles, glider engines, and glider kits based on a proposed interpretation of the Clean Air Act (CAA) under which glider vehicles would be found not to constitute ``new motor vehicles'' within the meaning of CAA section 216(3), glider engines would be found not to constitute ``new motor vehicle engines'' within the meaning of CAA section 216(3), and glider kits would not be treated as ``incomplete'' new motor vehicles. Under this proposed interpretation, EPA would lack authority to regulate glider vehicles, glider engines, and glider kits under CAA section 202(a)(1).
Tebufenozide; Pesticide Tolerance Actions
Document Number: 2017-24881
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-11-16
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is establishing tolerances for residues of tebufenozide in or on multiple commodities, which are identified and discussed later in this document. In addition, EPA is correcting commodity definitions, updating crop group tolerances, and harmonizing U.S. tolerances with Codex. EPA is also removing tolerances for residues of tebufenozide that are no longer needed due to the changes listed. EPA is also amending the existing tolerance for almond, hulls under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA).
Air Quality Designations for the 2015 Ozone National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS)
Document Number: 2017-24640
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-11-16
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This rule establishes initial air quality designations for most areas in the United States, including most areas of Indian country, for the 2015 primary and secondary national ambient air quality standards (NAAQS) for ozone. In this action, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is designating 2,646 counties, including Indian Country located in those counties, two separate areas of Indian Country, and five territories as Attainment/Unclassifiable and three counties as Unclassifiable.