Environmental Protection Agency May 17, 2018 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Pyroxasulfone; Pesticide Tolerances
Document Number: 2018-10582
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-05-17
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This regulation establishes tolerances for residues of pyroxasulfone and its metabolites in or on vegetable, tuberous and corm, subgroup 1C; vegetable, bulb, group 3-07; and potatoes, granules/ flakes. K-I Chemical USA, Inc. requested these tolerances under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA).
Certain New Chemicals or Significant New Uses; Statements of Findings for February and March 2018
Document Number: 2018-10579
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-05-17
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Section 5(g) of the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) requires EPA to publish in the Federal Register a statement of its findings after its review of TSCA section 5(a) notices when EPA makes a finding that a new chemical substance or significant new use is not likely to present an unreasonable risk of injury to health or the environment. Such statements apply to premanufacture notices (PMNs), microbial commercial activity notices (MCANs), and significant new use notices (SNUNs) submitted to EPA under TSCA section 5. This document presents statements of findings made by EPA on TSCA section 5(a) notices during the period from February 1, 2018 to March 31, 2018.
Pesticide Product Registration; Receipt of Applications for New Active Ingredients
Document Number: 2018-10578
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-05-17
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA has received applications to register pesticide products containing active ingredients not included in any currently registered pesticide products. Pursuant to the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA), EPA is hereby providing notice of receipt and opportunity to comment on these applications.
FIFRA Scientific Advisory Panel; Notice of 4-Day In-Person Meeting Location; Notice of Public Preparatory Webcast Meeting; Request for Comments on Prospective Candidate Ad Hoc Reviewers; Extension of Written Comment Periods
Document Number: 2018-10577
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-05-17
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The July 17-20, 2018, in-person meeting of the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act Scientific Advisory Panel (FIFRA SAP) to consider and review Resistance of Lepidopteran Pests to Bacillus thuringiensis (Bt) Plant Incorporated Plants in the U.S will be held in the Rosslyn Ballroom at the Holiday Inn Rosslyn at Key Bridge, 1900 North Fort Myer Drive, Arlington, VA 22209. For additional information on this in-person meeting, please refer to the March 5, 2018 Federal Register (FRL-9971-35). There will be a 2-hour preparatory webcast meeting on June 5, 2018 to consider and review the scope and clarity of the draft charge questions before the July 17-20, 2018 meeting. In addition, the EPA is announcing and inviting comments on the experts currently under consideration as prospective candidates for ad hoc participation in this review.
Air Plan Approval; California; San Joaquin Valley Unified Air Pollution Control District; Reasonably Available Control Technology Demonstration
Document Number: 2018-10571
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2018-05-17
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to approve revisions to the San Joaquin Valley Unified Air Pollution Control District (SJVUAPCD or ``District'') portion of the California State Implementation Plan (SIP), which applies to the San Joaquin Valley of California (``Valley''). These revisions concern the District's demonstration regarding Reasonably Available Control Technology (RACT) requirements for the 2008 8-hour ozone National Ambient Air Quality Standard (NAAQS). We are also proposing to approve a public draft version of SJVUAPCD's supplement to its 2014 RACT SIP demonstration, which contains relevant permit conditions for J.R. Simplot's Nitric Acid plant in Helm, California (CA) and negative declarations where the District concludes it has no sources subject to certain Control Techniques Guidelines (CTG) documents. We are proposing action on local SIP revisions under the Clean Air Act (CAA or ``the Act''). We are taking comments on this proposal and plan to follow with a final action.
Air Plan Approval; Oregon; Regional Haze Progress Report
Document Number: 2018-10569
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-05-17
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is approving a revision to the Oregon regional haze State Implementation Plan (SIP) submitted by the state on July 18, 2017. Oregon submitted its Regional Haze Progress Report (``progress report'' or ``report'') and a negative declaration stating that further revision of the existing regional haze SIP is not needed at this time. Oregon submitted both the progress report and the negative declaration in the form of implementation plan revisions as required by federal regulations. The progress report addresses the federal Regional Haze Rule requirements under the Clean Air Act to submit a report describing progress in achieving reasonable progress goals established for regional haze and a determination of the adequacy of the state's existing plan addressing regional haze.
Order Denying Petition To Set Aside Consent Agreement and Proposed Final Order
Document Number: 2018-10568
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-05-17
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
In accordance with section 311(b)(6)(C)(iii) of the Clean Water Act (CWA or Act), notice is hereby given that an Order Denying Petition to Set Aside Consent Agreement and Proposed Final Order has been issued in the matter styled as In the Matter of BP Products North America Inc., Docket No. CWA-05-2016-0015. This document serves to notify the public of the denial of the Petition to Set Aside Consent Agreement and Proposed Final Order filed in the matter and explain the reasons for such denial.
National Priorities List
Document Number: 2018-10466
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2018-05-17
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (``CERCLA'' or ``the Act''), as amended, requires that the National Oil and Hazardous Substances Pollution Contingency Plan (``NCP'') include a list of national priorities among the known releases or threatened releases of hazardous substances, pollutants or contaminants throughout the United States. The National Priorities List (``NPL'') constitutes this list. The NPL is intended primarily to guide the Environmental Protection Agency (``EPA'' or ``the agency'') in determining which sites warrant further investigation. These further investigations will allow the EPA to assess the nature and extent of public health and environmental risks associated with the site and to determine what CERCLA-financed remedial action(s), if any, may be appropriate. This rule proposes to add three sites to the General Superfund section of the NPL.
National Priorities List
Document Number: 2018-10464
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-05-17
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act of 1980 (``CERCLA'' or ``the Act''), as amended, requires that the National Oil and Hazardous Substances Pollution Contingency Plan (``NCP'') include a list of national priorities among the known releases or threatened releases of hazardous substances, pollutants or contaminants throughout the United States. The National Priorities List (``NPL'') constitutes this list. The NPL is intended primarily to guide the Environmental Protection Agency (``the EPA'' or ``the agency'') in determining which sites warrant further investigation. These further investigations will allow the EPA to assess the nature and extent of public health and environmental risks associated with the site and to determine what CERCLA-financed remedial action(s), if any, may be appropriate. This rule adds six sites to the General Superfund section of the NPL.
Air Plan Approval; Minnesota; PSD Infrastructure SIP Requirements
Document Number: 2018-10458
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2018-05-17
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to approve elements of a state implementation plan (SIP) submission from Minnesota regarding the infrastructure requirements of section 110 of the Clean Air Act (CAA) relating to Prevention of Significant Deterioration (PSD) for the 1997 ozone, 1997 fine particulate (PM2.5), 2006 PM2.5, 2008 lead (Pb), 2008 ozone, 2010 nitrogen dioxide (NO2), 2010 sulfur dioxide (SO2), and 2012 PM2.5 National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS). The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) submitted the SIP revision to EPA on October 4, 2016.