Registration Review; Draft Human Health and/or Ecological Risk Assessments for Several Pesticides; Notice of Availability
This notice announces the availability of EPA's draft human health and ecological risk assessments for the registration review of acephate, biobor, diflubenzuron, prohexadione calcium, pyridaben, thiobencarb, and zinc borate. It also announces the availability of EPA's draft human health risk assessment for the registration review of flumethrin.
Advance Notice of Public Meeting; Technical Issues-Formaldehyde Emission Standards for Composite Wood Products
This notice announces EPA's plan for a public meeting regarding technical issues in the Formaldehyde Emission Standards for Composite Wood Products Final Rule published on December 12, 2016. The meeting will inform EPA's potential development of a proposed rule to address these technical issues and to further align the rule requirements with the California Air Resources Board (CARB) Airborne Toxic Control Measures (ATCM) Phase II program. The primary audience for this public meeting is Third Party Certifiers (TPCs) and panel producers who contract with TPCs to certify composite wood products under the December 12, 2016 final rule; however, this meeting is open to the public.
Certain New Chemical Substances; Receipt and Status Information for January 2018
EPA is required under the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA), as amended by the Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st Century Act, to make information publicly available and to publish information in the Federal Register pertaining to submissions under TSCA Section 5, including notice of receipt of a Premanufacture notice (PMN), Significant New Use Notice (SNUN) or Microbial Commercial Activity Notice (MCAN), including an amended notice or test information; an exemption application under Biotech exemption; an application for a test marketing exemption (TME), both pending and/or concluded; a notice of commencement (NOC) of manufacture (including import) for new chemical substances; and a periodic status report on new chemical substances that are currently under EPA review or have recently concluded review. This document covers the period from January 1, 2018 to January 31, 2018.
Registration Review Proposed Interim Decisions for Several Pesticides; Notice of Availability
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 for the following pesticides: Acibenzolar, Aspergillus flavus, Asulam, Bacillus licheniformus, Chloroxylenol, Coumaphos, Dried fermentation solids and Dolubles of Myrothecium verrucaria, EPTC (S-Ethyl dipropylthiocarbamate), Ethylene, Fenhexamid, Fludioxonil, Formic acid, Methyl nonyl ketone, N\6\- Benzyladenine, Niclosamide, Potassium silicate, Propamocarb hydrochloride, Putrescent whole egg solids, Sodium carbonate, and TFM (3-trifluoromethyl-4-nitrophenol).
Pydiflumetofen; Pesticide Tolerances
This regulation establishes tolerances for residues of pydiflumetofen in or on multiple commodities which are identified and discussed later in this document. Syngenta Crop Protection requested these tolerances under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA).
Air Plan Approval; Illinois; Volatile Organic Compounds Definition
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is approving a state submission as a revision to the Illinois state implementation plan (SIP). The revision, submitted on May 30, 2017, incorporates changes to the Illinois Administrative Code (IAC) definition of ``volatile organic material'' or ``volatile organic compounds'' (VOC). The revision removes recordkeeping and emission reporting requirements related to the use of tertiary butyl acetate (also known as t-butyl acetate) as a VOC. The revision is consistent with an EPA 2016 rulemaking related to tertiary butyl acetate. In addition, Illinois' submission includes the addition of chemical identification information to the list of compounds excluded from the definition of VOC and the deletion of an unnecessary phrase in the definition of VOC. EPA proposed this action on November 2, 2017, and received one public comment in response.
Approval of California Air Plan Revisions, Antelope Valley Air Quality Management District
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is taking final action to approve a revision to the Antelope Valley Air Quality Management District (AVAQMD) portion of the California State Implementation Plan (SIP). This revision concerns the emissions of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) from motor vehicle assembly coating operations. We are approving a local rule to regulate these emission sources under the Clean Air Act (CAA or the Act).
Air Plan Approval; OR; Infrastructure Requirements for the 2010 Nitrogen Dioxide, 2010 Sulfur Dioxide, and 2012 Fine Particulate Matter Standards
Whenever a new or revised National Ambient Air Quality Standard (NAAQS) is promulgated, the Clean Air Act requires states to submit a plan for the implementation, maintenance, and enforcement of the standard, commonly referred to as infrastructure requirements. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is approving the Oregon State Implementation Plan (SIP) as meeting infrastructure requirements for the 2010 nitrogen dioxide, 2010 sulfur dioxide, and 2012 fine particulate matter NAAQS. The EPA is also approving, and incorporating by reference, rule changes made by the state to implement the fine particulate matter NAAQS, relevant to this infrastructure action, and the ozone NAAQS, unrelated to this action, but included for efficiency.