Environmental Protection Agency September 26, 2018 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Information Session; Implementation of the Water Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act of 2014
Document Number: 2018-20970
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-09-26
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency is announcing plans to hold an information session on Thursday, October 11, 2018 in Seattle, Washington. The purpose of this session is to provide prospective borrowers with a better understanding of the Water Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act (WIFIA) program requirements, application process, and to hear from WIFIA's first borrower, King County, about their experience. More information sessions and webinars will be announced soon.
2-Propenoic Acid, 2-Methyl-, Polymer With Butyl 2-Methyl-2-Propenoate, Butyl 2-Propenoate, N-(1,1-Dimethyl-3-Oxobutyl)-2-Propenamide, Ethenylbenzene, 2-Ethylhexyl 2-Propenoate and Methyl 2-Methyl-2-Propenoate; Tolerance Exemption
Document Number: 2018-20969
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-09-26
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This regulation establishes an exemption from the requirement of a tolerance for residues of 2-propenoic acid, 2-methyl-, polymer with butyl 2-methyl-2-propenoate, butyl 2-propenoate, N-(1,1-dimethyl- 3-oxobutyl)-2-propenamide, ethenylbenzene, 2-ethylhexyl 2-propenoate and methyl 2-methyl-2-propenoate; when used as an inert ingredient in a pesticide chemical formulation. Spring Trading Company on behalf of BASF 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 2-propenoic acid, 2-methyl-, polymer with butyl 2-methyl-2-propenoate, butyl 2- propenoate, N-(1,1-dimethyl-3-oxobutyl)-2-propenamide, ethenylbenzene, 2-ethylhexyl 2-propenoate and methyl 2-methyl-2-propenoate on food or feed commodities.
Maltodextrin-Vinyl Pyrrolidinone Copolymer; Exemption From the Requirement of a Tolerance
Document Number: 2018-20968
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-09-26
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This regulation establishes an exemption from the requirement of a tolerance for residues of maltodextrin-vinyl pyrrolidinone copolymer (CAS Reg. No. 1323833-56-2) when used as an inert ingredient in a pesticide chemical formulation. Akzo Nobel Surface Chemistry, LLC 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 maltodextrin-vinyl pyrrolidinone copolymer on food or feed commodities.
The Safer Affordable Fuel-Efficient (SAFE) Vehicles Rule for Model Years 2021-2026 Passenger Cars and Light Trucks; Extension of Comment Period
Document Number: 2018-20962
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2018-09-26
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
This document extends the comment period for a proposed rule published in the August 24, 2018 issue of the Federal Register entitled The Safer Affordable Fuel-Efficient (SAFE) Vehicles Rule for Model Years 2021-2026 Passenger Cars and Light Trucks and also extends the comment period for NHTSA's Draft Environmental Impact Statement that accompanies it. This extension is shorter than that requested by several parties, and those requests are accordingly denied.
Significant New Use Rules on Certain Chemical Substances; Withdrawal
Document Number: 2018-20959
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-09-26
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is withdrawing significant new use rules (SNURs) promulgated under the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) for 145 chemical substances, which were the subjects of premanufacture notices (PMNs). EPA published these SNURs using direct final rulemaking procedures, which requires EPA to take certain actions if an adverse comment is received. EPA received adverse comments regarding the SNURs identified in this document. Therefore, the Agency is withdrawing the direct final rule SNURs identified in this document, as required under the direct final rulemaking procedures.
2-Propenoic Acid, Polymer With Butyl 2-Propenoate, Ethenylbenzene and (1-Methylethenyl) Benzene, Ammonium Salt; Tolerance Exemption
Document Number: 2018-20958
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-09-26
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This regulation establishes an exemption from the requirement of a tolerance for residues of 2-propenoic acid, polymer with butyl 2- propenoate, ethenylbenzene and (1-methylethenyl) benzene, ammonium salt; when used as an inert ingredient in a pesticide chemical formulation. Spring Trading Company on behalf of BASF 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 2-propenoic acid, polymer with butyl 2-propenoate, ethenylbenzene and (1-methylethenyl) benzene, ammonium salt on food or feed commodities.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Renewal of an Existing Collection (EPA ICR No. 2451.02); Comment Request
Document Number: 2018-20957
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-09-26
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA), this document announces that EPA is planning to submit an Information Collection Request (ICR) to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB). The ICR, entitled: ``Soil and Non-Soil Fumigant Risk Mitigation'' and identified by EPA ICR No. 2451.02 and OMB Control No. 2070-0197, represents the renewal of an existing ICR that is scheduled to expire on April 30, 2019. Before submitting the ICR to OMB for review and approval, EPA is soliciting comments on specific aspects of the proposed information collection that is summarized in this document. The ICR and accompanying material are available in the docket for public review and comment.
Proposed Information Collection Request; Comment Request; National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants for Asbestos (40 CFR Part 61, Subpart M) (Renewal)
Document Number: 2018-20879
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-09-26
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is planning to submit an information collection request (ICR), ``National Emission Standard for Hazardous Air Pollutants (NESHAP) for Asbestos (40 CFR part 61, subpart M) (Renewal)'' (EPA ICR No. 0111.15, OMB Control No. 2060-0101) to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA). Before doing so, the EPA is soliciting public comments on specific aspects of the proposed information collection as described below. This is a second notice requesting comment on the proposed extension of the ICR, which is currently approved through March 31, 2019. The burden in this notice includes changes in reporting and recordkeeping resulting from a recent action on an alternative work practice and a planned change to allow electronic reporting for notifications. 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.
Air Plan Approval; Tennessee: Volatile Organic Compounds
Document Number: 2018-20860
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-09-26
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is taking final action to approve a portion of a revision to the Chattanooga-Hamilton County portion of the Tennessee State Implementation Plan (SIP) submitted by the State of Tennessee through the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation (TDEC) on behalf of the Chattanooga- Hamilton County Air Pollution Control Bureau (Chattanooga-Hamilton County) on June 25, 2008. The revision amends the definition of ``volatile organic compounds'' (VOC) to be consistent with state and Federal regulations. The portion of the SIP revision that EPA is approving is consistent with the requirements of the Clean Air Act (CAA or Act). EPA will act on the other portions of the June 25, 2008, submittal in a separate action.
Environmental Protection Agency Acquisition Regulation (EPAAR); Scientific Integrity
Document Number: 2018-20857
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2018-09-26
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is issuing a proposed rule to address scientific integrity requirements in the creation of a contract clause for inclusion in solicitations and contracts when the contractor may be required to perform, communicate, or supervise scientific activities or use scientific information to perform advisory and assistance services. This clause will complement the EPA scientific integrity policy to ensure all scientific work developed and used by the Government is accomplished with scientific integrity.
Amendment of the NEPA Official Under Procedures for Implementing the National Environmental Policy Act
Document Number: 2018-20856
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-09-26
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This final rule amends the Environmental Protection Agency's (``EPA'') responsibility of the NEPA Official under its existing regulations for ``Implementing the National Environmental Policy Act and Assessing the Environmental Effects Abroad of EPA Actions.'' This amendment is a result of an agency reorganization that only impacts a title change of the designated NEPA Official under the existing regulations. This amendment is procedural in nature and none of these changes are intended to substantively alter the Agency's compliance with the National Environmental Policy Act for the EPA's actions.