Environmental Protection Agency May 31, 2018 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Proposed Information Collection Request; Comment Request on Two Proposed Information Collection Requests
Document Number: 2018-11756
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-05-31
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is planning to submit the two information collection requests (ICRs) listed in this notice to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act. Before doing so, EPA is soliciting public comments on specific aspects of the proposed information collections as described below. This is a proposed extension of the two ICRs, which are currently approved through July 31, 2018 and August 31, 2018, as specified for each item in the text below. An Agency may not conduct or sponsor and a person is not required to respond to a collection of information unless it displays a currently valid OMB control number.
Approval of TN Plan for Control of Emissions From Commercial and Industrial Solid Waste Incineration Units
Document Number: 2018-11754
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2018-05-31
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to approve a state plan submitted by the State of Tennessee, through the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation (TDEC) on May 12, 2017, and supplemented on February 9, 2018, for implementing and enforcing the Emissions Guidelines (EG) applicable to existing Commercial and Industrial Solid Waste Incineration (CISWI) units. The state plan provides for implementation and enforcement of the EG, as finalized by EPA on June 23, 2016, applicable to existing CISWI units for which construction commenced on or before June 4, 2010, or for which modification or reconstruction commenced after June 4, 2010, but no later than August 7, 2013. The state plan establishes emission limits, monitoring, operating, recordkeeping, and reporting requirements for affected CISWI units. Since all the CISWI units in the State are located at the Eastman Chemical Company in Kingsport, Tennessee, the State has issued the facility an operating permit the terms of which are the relevant provisions of the EG and has submitted the permit as part of its state plan.
Public Water System Supervision Program Revision for the Commonwealth of Kentucky
Document Number: 2018-11753
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-05-31
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Notice is hereby given that the Commonwealth of Kentucky is revising its approved Public Water System Supervision Program. Kentucky has revised its drinking water regulation defining a public water system. EPA has determined that Kentucky's regulation is no less stringent than the corresponding federal regulation. Therefore, EPA is tentatively approving this revision to the Commonwealth of Kentucky's Public Water System Supervision Program.
Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Nevada; Rescission of Regional Haze Federal Implementation Plan for the Reid Gardner Generating Station
Document Number: 2018-11752
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2018-05-31
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to rescind the Regional Haze Federal Implementation Plan (FIP) that we promulgated on August 23, 2012, to regulate air pollutant emissions from Reid Gardner Generating Station Units 1, 2, and 3 (RGGS), previously located in Clark County, Nevada. The EPA is proposing this action in response to the Nevada Division of Environmental Protection's (NDEP) request dated January 16, 2018. The request seeks rescission of the FIP because RGGS Units 1-3 have been permanently decommissioned and are being dismantled and demolished, as demonstrated by the supporting documentation provided by NDEP.
Pesticide Emergency Exemptions; Agency Decisions and State and Federal Agency Crisis Declarations
Document Number: 2018-11751
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-05-31
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA has granted emergency exemptions, and State agencies have declared crisis exemptions, under the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA) for the use of pesticides as listed in this notice. The exemptions were granted or declared during the period of October 1, 2017 to March 31, 2018 to control emergency pest outbreaks.
Defensin Proteins Derived From Spinach in Citrus Plants; Temporary Exemption From the Requirement of a Tolerance
Document Number: 2018-11750
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-05-31
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This regulation establishes a temporary exemption from the requirement of a tolerance for residues of the spinach defensin proteins SoD2, SoD2*, SoD7, and SoD8 in or on citrus when used as plant-incorporated-protectants in accordance with the terms of Experimental Use Permit (EUP) No. 88232-EUP-1. Southern Gardens Citrus Nursery, LLC, submitted a petition to EPA under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA), requesting the temporary tolerance exemption. This regulation eliminates the need to establish a maximum permissible level for residues of spinach defensin proteins SoD2, SoD2*, SoD7, and SoD8. The temporary tolerance exemption expires on May 31, 2021.
Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Maryland; Continuous Opacity Monitoring Requirements for Municipal Waste Combustors
Document Number: 2018-11746
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-05-31
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is taking final action to approve a revision to the State of Maryland's Clean Air Act (CAA) sections 111(d) and 129 State Plan for municipal waste combustors (MWCs). The revision reflects amendments to Code of Maryland Regulations (COMAR) 26.11.08.08, which update the MWC opacity compliance provisions. The Maryland Department of the Environment (MDE)'s revised regulations provide that quality assurance (QA) and quality control (QC) requirements for continuous opacity monitors (COMs) are found in COMAR 26.11.31, rather than the now discontinued Technical Memorandum (TM 90-01). EPA is approving this revision to Maryland's CAA sections 111(d) and 129 State Plan in accordance with the requirements of the CAA.
Product Cancellation Order for Certain Pesticide Registrations and Amendments To Terminate Uses
Document Number: 2018-11731
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-05-31
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This notice announces EPA's order for the cancellations and amendments to terminate uses, voluntarily requested by the registrants and accepted by the Agency, of the products listed in Table 1 and Table 2 of Unit II, pursuant to the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA). This cancellation order follows an March 6, 2018 Federal Register Notice of Receipt of Requests from the registrants listed in Table 3 of Unit II to voluntarily cancel and amend to terminate uses of these product registrations. In the March 6, 2018 notice, EPA indicated that it would issue an order implementing the cancellations and amendments to terminate uses, unless the Agency received substantive comments within the 30-day comment period that would merit its further review of these requests, or unless the registrants withdrew their requests. The Agency received 5 anonymous public comments on the notice but none merited its further review of the requests. Further, the registrants did not withdraw their requests. Accordingly, EPA hereby issues in this notice a cancellation order granting the requested cancellations and amendments to terminate uses. Any distribution, sale, or use of the products subject to this cancellation order is permitted only in accordance with the terms of this order, including any existing stocks provisions.
Approval and Promulgation of Implementation Plans
Document Number: 2018-11702
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-05-31
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Air Plan Approval; Washington; Regional Haze Progress Report
Document Number: 2018-11572
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2018-05-31
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to approve a revision to the regional haze State Implementation Plan (SIP), submitted by Washington on November 6, 2017. Washington submitted its Regional Haze 5-Year Progress Report (progress report or report) and a negative declaration stating that further revision of the existing regional haze implementation plan is not needed at this time. Washington 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 existing plan addressing regional haze.
Public Water System Supervision Program; Supplemental Primary Enforcement Responsibility Approval for the Navajo Nation
Document Number: 2018-11320
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-05-31
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Notice is hereby given that the Environmental Protection Agency (``EPA'') has determined that the Navajo Nation meets the requirements under Section 1451 of the Safe Drinking Water Act (``SDWA'') and the corresponding regulations for the purpose of the Navajo Nation being eligible to administer its previously approved Public Water System Supervision (``PWSS'') Program under the SDWA in an additional area of the Navajo Reservation and for additional public water systems on tribal trust land in the Eastern Navajo Agency. Notice is also hereby given that the EPA has determined that the Navajo Nation has met the requirements under the SDWA regulations for primary enforcement responsibility (``primacy'') and therefore intends to approve the Navajo Nation's revision to its PWSS Program to include the new area and water systems.