Environmental Protection Agency August 9, 2018 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Interim Registration Review Decisions for Several Pesticides; Notice of Availability
Document Number: 2018-17083
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-08-09
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This notice announces the availability of EPA's interim registration review decisions for the chemicals listed in the Table in Unit IV of this Notice.
Registration Review; Draft Human Health and/or Ecological Risk Assessments for Several Pesticides; Notice of Availability
Document Number: 2018-17082
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-08-09
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This notice announces the availability of EPA's draft human health and ecological risk assessments for the registration reviews of dithiopyr, fluthiacet-methyl, hydramethylnon (pyrimidinone), and trifluralin.
Cerevisane (Cell Walls of Saccharomyces cerevisiae Strain LAS117); Exemption From the Requirement of a Tolerance
Document Number: 2018-17081
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-08-09
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This regulation establishes an exemption from the requirement of a tolerance for cerevisane (cell walls of Saccharomyces cerevisiae strain LAS117) in or on all food commodities when used in accordance with label directions and good agricultural practices. Lesaffre Yeast Corporation submitted a petition to EPA under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA) requesting an exemption from the requirement of a tolerance. This regulation eliminates the need to establish a maximum permissible level for residues of cerevisane (cell walls of Saccharomyces cerevisiae strain LAS117) under FFDCA.
Air Quality Designations for the 2012 Primary Annual Fine Particle (PM2.5
Document Number: 2018-17080
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-08-09
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is establishing initial air quality designations for the 2012 primary annual fine particle (PM2.5) National Ambient Air Quality Standard (NAAQS) for the remaining undesignated areas in the state of Florida. When the EPA designated the majority of areas in the country for this NAAQS in December 2014 and March 2015, the EPA deferred initial area designations for certain areas, including all of the Florida, because the EPA could not determine using available data whether the areas were meeting or not meeting the NAAQS. In August 2016, the EPA designated most of the state of Florida (62 of 67 counties). Following the August 2016 designation action, two areas (five counties) in Florida remained undesignated. The EPA could not determine at that time whether the areas were meeting or not meeting the NAAQS. Florida has now submitted complete, quality-assured, and certified air quality monitoring data for the period 2015-2017 for the areas identified in this action. Based on these data, the EPA is designating the remaining five counties as unclassifiable/attainment for the 2012 primary annual PM2.5 NAAQS.
Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Maryland; 2011 Base Year Inventory for the 2008 8-Hour Ozone National Ambient Air Quality Standard for the Baltimore, Maryland Nonattainment Area
Document Number: 2018-16992
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-08-09
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is approving a state implementation plan (SIP) revision for the 2011 base year inventory for the Baltimore, Maryland moderate nonattainment area for the 2008 8-hour ozone national ambient air quality standard (NAAQS). The State of Maryland submitted the emission inventory through the Maryland Department of the Environment (MDE) to meet the nonattainment requirements for moderate ozone nonattainment areas for the 2008 8-hour ozone NAAQS. EPA is approving the 2011 base year emissions inventory for the 2008 8-hour ozone NAAQS as a revision to the Maryland state implementation plan (SIP) in accordance with the requirements of the Clean Air Act (CAA).
Air Plan Approval; AL, FL, GA, KY, MS, NC, SC, TN; Interstate Transport for the 2012 PM2.5
Document Number: 2018-16991
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2018-08-09
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to approve portions of State Implementation Plan (SIP) submissions from Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Tennessee addressing the Clean Air Act (CAA or Act) interstate transport infrastructure SIP requirements for the 2012 Fine Particulate Matter (PM2.5) National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS). The CAA requires that each state adopt and submit a SIP for the implementation, maintenance, and enforcement of each NAAQS promulgated by EPA, commonly referred to as an ``infrastructure SIP.'' EPA is proposing to approve the interstate transport portions of these infrastructure SIPs for the aforementioned states as demonstrating that air emissions in the states do not significantly contribute to nonattainment or interfere with maintenance of the 2012 PM2.5 NAAQS in any other state.