Environmental Protection Agency October 15, 2018 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Proposed Information Collection Request; Comment Request; NESHAP for Pulp and Paper Production (Renewal)
Document Number: 2018-22404
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-10-15
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is planning to submit an information collection request (ICR), NESHAP for Pulp and Paper Production (EPA ICR Number 1657.08, OMB Control Number 2060- 0387), 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 collection as described below. This is a proposed extension of the ICR. 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.
Significant New Use Rules on Certain Chemical Substances; Reopening of Comment Period
Document Number: 2018-22400
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2018-10-15
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA issued a proposed rule in the Federal Register of August 17, 2018 for significant new use rules (SNURs) for 27 chemical substances. EPA is reopening the comment period because it received a request to extend the comment period but the request was received too late to publish an extension of the comment period before the comment period expired.
Significant New Use Rules on Certain Chemical Substances; Reopening of Comment Period
Document Number: 2018-22399
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2018-10-15
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA issued a proposed rule in the Federal Register of August 1, 2018 (FRL-9981-16) for significant new use rules (SNURs) for 145 chemical substances. This document reopens the comment period for the proposed rule until November 14, 2018. EPA is reopening the comment period because it received a request to extend the comment period but the request was received too late to publish an extension of the comment period before the comment period expired.
National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants: Manufacture of Amino/Phenolic Resins Risk and Technology Review Reconsideration
Document Number: 2018-22395
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-10-15
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This action finalizes amendments to the National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants (NESHAP) for the Manufacture of Amino/Phenolic Resins (APR). These final amendments are in response to petitions for reconsideration regarding the APR NESHAP rule revisions that were promulgated on October 8, 2014. In this action, we are revising the maximum achievable control technology (MACT) standard for continuous process vents (CPVs) at existing affected sources. In addition, we are extending the compliance date for CPVs at existing sources. We also are revising the requirements for storage vessels at new and existing sources during periods when an emission control system used to control vents on fixed roof storage vessels is undergoing planned routine maintenance. To improve the clarity of the APR NESHAP, we are also finalizing five minor technical rule corrections. In this action, we have not reopened any other aspects of the October 2014 final amendments to the NESHAP for the Manufacture of APR, including other issues raised in petitions for reconsideration of the October 2014 rule.
Certain New Chemicals or Significant New Uses; Statements of Findings for August 2018
Document Number: 2018-22394
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-10-15
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Section 5(g) of the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) requires EPA to publish in the Federal Register a statement of its findings after its review of TSCA section 5(a) notices when EPA makes a finding that a new chemical substance or significant new use is not likely to present an unreasonable risk of injury to health or the environment. Such statements apply to premanufacture notices (PMNs), microbial commercial activity notices (MCANs), and significant new use notices (SNUNs) submitted to EPA under TSCA section 5. This document presents statements of findings made by EPA on TSCA section 5(a) notices during the period from August 1, 2018 to August 31, 2018.
Pesticide Product Registration; Receipt of Applications for New Active Ingredients
Document Number: 2018-22392
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-10-15
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA has received applications to register pesticide products containing active ingredients not included in any currently registered pesticide products. Pursuant to the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA), EPA is hereby providing notice of receipt and opportunity to comment on these applications.
Pyraclostrobin; Pesticide Tolerances
Document Number: 2018-22282
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-10-15
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This regulation establishes tolerances for residues of pyraclostrobin in or on multiple commodities which are identified and discussed later in this document. Interregional Research Project Number 4 (IR-4) requested these tolerances under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA).
Etoxazole; Pesticide Tolerances
Document Number: 2018-22279
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-10-15
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This regulation establishes tolerances for residues of etoxazole in or on multiple commodities which are identified and discussed later in this document. In addition, it 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).
Oil and Natural Gas Sector: Emission Standards for New, Reconstructed, and Modified Sources Reconsideration
Document Number: 2018-20961
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2018-10-15
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This action proposes reconsideration amendments to the new source performance standards (NSPS) at 40 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) part 60, subpart OOOOa (2016 NSPS OOOOa). The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) received petitions for reconsideration on the 2016 NSPS OOOOa. In 2017, the EPA granted reconsideration on the fugitive emissions requirements, well site pneumatic pump standards, and the requirements for certification of closed vent systems by a professional engineer based on specific objections to these requirements. This action proposes amendments and clarifications as a result of reconsideration of these issues. The proposed amendments also address other issues raised for reconsideration and make technical corrections and amendments to further clarify the rule.