Environmental Protection Agency September 13, 2018 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Pepino Mosaic Virus, Strain CH2, Isolate 1906; Exemption From the Requirement of a Tolerance
Document Number: 2018-19959
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-09-13
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This regulation establishes an exemption from the requirement of a tolerance for residues of Pepino mosaic virus, strain CH2, isolate 1906 in or on tomato when this pesticide chemical is used in accordance with label directions and good agricultural practices. Interregional Research Project Number 4 submitted a petition to EPA under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA), requesting an exemption from a requirement of a tolerance. This regulation eliminates the need to establish a maximum permissible level for residues of Pepino mosaic virus, strain CH2, isolate 1906 in or on tomato under FFDCA.
Bacteriophage Active Against Xanthomonas citri subsp. citri; Exemption From the Requirement of a Tolerance
Document Number: 2018-19958
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-09-13
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This regulation establishes an exemption from the requirement of a tolerance for residues of lytic bacteriophage active against Xanthomonas citri subsp. citri that are produced in Xanthomonas citri subsp. citri in or on food commodities included in the fruit, citrus groups 10 and 10-10, when used in accordance with label directions and good agricultural practices. OmniLytics, Inc. 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 bacteriophage active against Xanthomonas citri subsp. citri in or on food commodities of the fruit, citrus groups 10 and 10-10 under FFDCA.
Bacteriophage Active Against Erwinia amylovora; Exemption from the Requirement of a Tolerance
Document Number: 2018-19954
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-09-13
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This regulation establishes an exemption from the requirement of a tolerance for residues of lytic bacteriophage active against Erwinia amylovora that are produced in Erwinia amylovora in or on apple and pear, when used in accordance with label directions and good agricultural practices. OmniLytics, Inc. 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 bacteriophage active against Erwinia amylovora in or on apple and pear under FFDCA.
Request for Nominations of Experts To Consider for ad hoc
Document Number: 2018-19952
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-09-13
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The EPA requests public nominations of scientific experts to be considered for ad hoc participation and possible membership on the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) Science Advisory Committee on Chemicals (SACC). All nominees will be considered for ad hoc participation in the TSCA SACC's peer reviews of the EPA's risk evaluations for the first 10 chemical substances addressed under the TSCA. In addition, all nominees may be considered for TSCA SACC membership to fulfill short term needs when a vacancy occurs on the chartered Committee.
Afidopyropen; Pesticide Tolerances
Document Number: 2018-19951
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-09-13
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This regulation establishes tolerances for residues of afidopyropen, [(3S,4R,4aR,6S,6aS,12R,12aS,12bS)-3- [(cyclopropylcarbonyl)oxy]-1,3,4,4a,5,6,6a,12,12a,12b-decahyd ro- 6,12-dihydroxy-4,6a,12b-trimethyl-11-oxo-9-(3-pyridinyl)-2H,1 1H- naphtho[2,1-b]pyrano[3,4-e]pyran-4-yl]methyl cyclopropanecarboxylate, including its metabolites and degradates, in or on multiple commodities which are identified and discussed later in this document. BASF Corporation requested these tolerances under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA).
National Priorities List
Document Number: 2018-19878
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-09-13
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 five sites to the General Superfund section of the NPL, clarifies a site name, and withdraws a previous addition to the NPL.
National Priorities List
Document Number: 2018-19876
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2018-09-13
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 six sites to the General Superfund section of the NPL and proposes to change the name of a site previously added to the NPL.
Acquisition Regulation: Update to Clauses Pertaining to Release of Contractor Confidential Business Information, Submission of Invoices, and the “Authorized or Required by Statute” Exception for Other Than Full and Open Competition
Document Number: 2018-19769
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-09-13
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is taking direct final action to amend the EPA Acquisition Regulation (EPAAR). The clause pertaining to ``Release of Contractor Confidential Business'' is updated to incorporate the existing class deviation and make a minor addition. The ``Submission of Invoices'' clause is revised to incorporate the existing class deviation and updated with minor administrative edits. The clause ``Authorized or Required by Statute'' is clarified regarding the applicability of written justification requirements for the exception for other than full and open competition.