Environmental Protection Agency July 23, 2018 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Certain New Chemical Substances; Receipt and Status Information for April 2018
Document Number: 2018-15720
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-07-23
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
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 40 CFR part 725 (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 April 1, 2018 to April 30, 2018.
Proposed Modification of Significant New Uses of a Certain Chemical Substance
Document Number: 2018-15714
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2018-07-23
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This action is a notification that additional data has been added to the docket for the proposal to amend the significant new use rule (SNUR) under section 5(a)(2) of the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) for oxazolidine, 3,3'-methylenebis [5-methyl-. This action also reopens the comment period for an additional 30 days for public comments based on the additional data added to the docket. The proposal would amend the SNUR to allow certain new uses reported in the significant new use notice (SNUN) without requiring additional SNUNs and make the lack of certain worker protections a new use.
Air Plan Approval; Washington; Interstate Transport Requirements for the 2015 Ozone NAAQS
Document Number: 2018-15625
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2018-07-23
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Clean Air Act (CAA) requires each State Implementation Plan (SIP) to contain adequate provisions prohibiting emissions that will have certain adverse air quality effects in other states. On February 7, 2018, the State of Washington made a submittal to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to address these requirements for the 2015 ozone National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS). The EPA is proposing to approve the submittal as meeting the requirement that each SIP contain adequate provisions to prohibit emissions that will significantly contribute to nonattainment or interfere with maintenance of the 2015 ozone NAAQS in any other state.
Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Wyoming; Incorporation by Reference Updates
Document Number: 2018-15481
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2018-07-23
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to approve eight State Implementation Plan (SIP) revisions submitted by the State of Wyoming, four submitted on March 27, 2017, and four submitted on March 28, 2018. The revisions include updates to incorporation by reference within several parts of the Wyoming Air Quality Standards and Regulations that are part of the SIP. Additional revisions are proposed that: (1) Correct an inconsistency regarding internal combustion engine nitrogen oxide requirements; (2) amend three state regulations to maintain consistency with federal regulations; and (3) update a state internet address.
Approval and Promulgation of State Implementation Plan Revisions; Infrastructure Monitoring Requirements for the 2008 Pb, 2010 SO2
Document Number: 2018-15480
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2018-07-23
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to approve elements of State Implementation Plan (SIP) revisions from the State of Utah to demonstrate the State meets infrastructure monitoring requirements of the Clean Air Act (Act or CAA) for the National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS) promulgated for lead (Pb) on October 15, 2008, nitrogen dioxide (NO2) on January 22, 2010, sulfur dioxide (SO2) on June 2, 2010, and fine particulate matter (PM2.5) on December 14, 2012. Section 110(a) of the CAA requires that each state submit a SIP for the implementation, maintenance and enforcement of each NAAQS promulgated by the EPA.
Flonicamid; Pesticide Tolerances
Document Number: 2018-15449
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-07-23
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This regulation establishes tolerances for residues of flonicamid in or on multiple commodities that are identified and discussed later in this document as well as tolerances with regional registrations on clover, forage and clover, hay. In addition, this regulation removes certain previously established tolerances that are superseded by this final rule. Interregional Research Project Number 4 (IR-4) requested these tolerances under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA).