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Request for Nominations of Candidates for EPA's Science Advisory Board 2019-2021 Scientific and Technological Achievement Awards Committee
Document Number: 2018-26693
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-12-10
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Science Advisory Board (SAB) Staff Office invites nominations of scientific experts from a diverse range of disciplines to be considered for appointment to the SAB's 2019-2021 Scientific and Technological Achievement Awards (STAA) Committee described in this document.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Collection; Comment Request; Part B Permit Application, Permit Modifications, and Special Permits
Document Number: 2018-26692
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-12-10
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is planning to submit the information collection request (ICR), Part B Permit Application, Permit Modifications, and Special Permits (EPA ICR No. 1573.14, OMB Control No. 2050-0009) to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.). Before doing so, the EPA is soliciting public comments on specific aspects of the proposed information collection as described below. This is a proposed extension of the ICR, which is currently approved through May 31, 2019. 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.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Collection; Comment Request; Hazardous Waste Specific Unit Requirements, and Special Waste Processes and Types
Document Number: 2018-26691
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-12-10
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is planning to submit the information collection request (ICR), Hazardous Waste Specific Unit Requirements, and Special Waste Processes and Types (EPA ICR No. 1572.12, OMB Control No. 2050-0050) 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 proposed extension of the ICR, which is currently approved through May 31, 2019. 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.
Board of Scientific Counselors (BOSC) Chemical Safety for Sustainability Subcommittee Meeting-January 2019
Document Number: 2018-26690
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-12-10
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Pursuant to the Federal Advisory Committee Act, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Research and Development (ORD), gives notice of a meeting of the Board of Scientific Counselors (BOSC) Chemical Safety for Sustainability Subcommittee.
Board of Scientific Counselors (BOSC) Air and Energy Subcommittee Meeting-January 2019
Document Number: 2018-26689
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-12-10
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Pursuant to the Federal Advisory Committee Act, Public Law 92- 463, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Research and Development (ORD), gives notice of a meeting of the Board of Scientific Counselors (BOSC) Air and Energy Subcommittee.
Significant New Use Rules on Certain Chemical Substances; Reopening of Comment Period
Document Number: 2018-26685
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2018-12-10
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA issued a proposed significant new use rule (SNUR) in the Federal Register of September 17, 2018 (FRL-9983-14) for 28 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.
Alabama: Authorization of State Hazardous Waste Management Program Revisions
Document Number: 2018-26357
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2018-12-10
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Alabama has applied to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for final authorization of changes to its hazardous waste program under the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA), as amended. EPA has reviewed Alabama's application and is proposing to determine that these changes satisfy all requirements needed to qualify for final authorization. Therefore, we are proposing to authorize the State's changes. EPA seeks public comment prior to taking final action.
Significant New Use Rules on Certain Chemical Substances; Withdrawal
Document Number: 2018-26686
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-12-07
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is withdrawing significant new use rules (SNURs) promulgated under the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) for 28 chemical substances, which were the subject 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 the direct final rule. Therefore, the Agency is withdrawing the direct final rule SNURs identified in this document, as required under the direct final rulemaking procedures.
Environmental Impact Statements; Notice of Availability
Document Number: 2018-26577
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-12-07
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
National Oil and Hazardous Substances Pollution Contingency Plan; National Priorities List: Deletion of the Tomah Armory Landfill Superfund Site
Document Number: 2018-26492
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2018-12-07
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 5 is issuing a Notice of Intent to Delete the Tomah Armory Landfill Superfund Site (Tomah Armory Site), located in Tomah, Wisconsin, from the National Priorities List (NPL) and requests public comments on this proposed action. The NPL, promulgated pursuant to Section 105 of the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA) of 1980, as amended, is an appendix of the National Oil and Hazardous Substances Pollution Contingency Plan (NCP). EPA and the State of Wisconsin, through the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (WDNR), have determined that all appropriate response actions under CERCLA, other than operation and maintenance, monitoring and five-year reviews, have been completed. However, this deletion does not preclude future actions under Superfund.
National Oil and Hazardous Substances Pollution Contingency Plan; National Priorities List: Deletion of the Tomah Armory Landfill Superfund Site
Document Number: 2018-26486
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-12-07
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 5 is publishing a direct final Notice of Deletion of the Tomah Armory Landfill Superfund Site (Tomah Armory Site), located in Tomah, Wisconsin, from the National Priorities List (NPL). The NPL, promulgated pursuant to Section 105 of the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA) of 1980, as amended, is an appendix of the National Oil and Hazardous Substances Pollution Contingency Plan (NCP). This direct final deletion is being published by EPA with the concurrence of the State of Wisconsin, through the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (WDNR), because EPA has determined that all appropriate response actions under CERCLA, other than operation and maintenance, monitoring and five-year reviews, have been completed. However, this deletion does not preclude future actions under Superfund.
National Oil and Hazardous Substances Pollution Contingency Plan; National Priorities List: Partial Deletion of the Beloit Corporation Superfund Site
Document Number: 2018-26480
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-12-07
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 5 announces the partial deletion of all media at the 20-acre Former Research Center Property of the Beloit Corporation Superfund Site (Site), in Rockton, Illinois from the National Priorities List (NPL). The NPL, promulgated pursuant to Section 105 of the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA) of 1980, as amended, is an appendix of the National Oil and Hazardous Substances Pollution Contingency Plan (NCP). The remainder of the Site will remain on the NPL and is not being considered for deletion as part of this action. EPA and the State of Illinois through the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency (IEPA), have determined that all appropriate response actions under CERCLA, other than operation and maintenance, monitoring and five-year reviews, have been completed. However, the deletion of this parcel does not preclude future actions under Superfund.
Settlement Agreement for Recovery of Past Response Costs: ACM Smelter and Refinery Site, Great Falls, Cascade County, Montana
Document Number: 2018-26484
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-12-06
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
In accordance with the requirements of section 122(h)(1) of the Comprehensive Environmental Response Compensation, and Liability Act of 1980, as amended (``CERCLA'') notice is hereby given of the proposed settlement under section 122 (h)(1) of CERCLA, between the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Atlantic Richfield Company and ARCO Environmental Remediation, LLC (Settling Parties). The proposed Settlement Agreement requires the Settling Parties to reimburse the EPA for past response costs. The Settling Parties will pay ($851,393.17) within 30 days after the effective date of the Proposed Agreement to the EPA. The Settling Parties consent to and will not contest the authority of the United States to enter into the Agreement or to implement or enforce its terms. The Settling Parties recognize that the Agreement has been negotiated in good faith and that the Agreement is entered into without the admission or adjudication of any issue of fact or law.
Clean Air Act Operating Permit Program; Petition for Objection To State Operating Permit for the U.S. Department of Energy-Hanford Operations, Benton County, Washington
Document Number: 2018-26482
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-12-06
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator signed an Order, dated October 15, 2018, granting a petition dated September 1, 2016, filed by Bill Green of Richland, Washington. The Petition requested that the EPA object to a Clean Air Act (CAA) title V operating permit (Permit No. 00-05-006, Renewal 2, Revision B) issued by the Washington State Department of Ecology (Ecology) to the U.S. Department of Energy-Hanford Operations (DOE) for the Hanford site located in Benton County, Washington.
Allocations of Cross-State Air Pollution Rule Allowances From New Unit Set-Asides for 2018 Control Periods
Document Number: 2018-26481
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-12-06
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is providing notice of the availability of preliminary lists of units eligible for second- round allocations of emission allowances for the 2018 control periods from the new unit set-asides (NUSAs) established under the Cross-State Air Pollution Rule (CSAPR) trading programs. EPA has posted spreadsheets containing the lists on EPA's website. EPA will consider timely objections to the lists before determining the amounts of the second-round allocations.
Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Pennsylvania; Nonattainment New Source Review Requirements for 2008 8-Hour Ozone Standard
Document Number: 2018-26479
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2018-12-06
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to approve a revision to the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania's state implementation plan (SIP). The revision is in response to EPA's February 3, 2017 Findings of Failure to Submit for various requirements relating to the 2008 8-hour ozone national ambient air quality standards (NAAQS). This SIP revision is specific to nonattainment new source review (NNSR) requirements. EPA is approving this revision in accordance with the requirements of the Clean Air Act (CAA).
Approval and Promulgation of Implementation Plans: New York Ozone Section 185
Document Number: 2018-26475
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2018-12-06
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to approve the State of New York's Low Emissions Vehicle program as an alternative program to fulfill the Clean Air Act Section 185 requirement for the New York portion of the New York-Northern New Jersey-Long Island, NY-NJ-CT nonattainment area for the revoked 1979 1- hour ozone National Ambient Air Quality Standard. Clean Air Act Section 185 requires fees to be paid, per ton of emissions, by major sources located in ozone nonattainment areas classified as Severe or Extreme that have failed to attain the National Ambient Air Quality Standard by the required attainment date. The EPA is proposing to find that New York's Low Emissions Vehicle program is no less stringent than a Clean Air Act Section 185 fee program because the emissions reductions achieved by the Low Emissions Vehicle program are at least equivalent to reductions associated with a 185 fee program.
Findings of Failure To Submit Complete State Implementation Plans Required for the 1997, 2006, and 2012 PM2.5
Document Number: 2018-26359
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-12-06
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is taking final action to find that California has failed to submit complete state implementation plans (SIPs) required under the Clean Air Act (CAA or ``Act'') to implement the 1997, 2006, and 2012 national ambient air quality standards (NAAQS or ``standards'') for fine particulate matter (PM2.5) in the San Joaquin Valley. For the 1997 annual and 24-hour PM2.5 NAAQS, California was required to submit by December 31, 2016, a SIP submission that provides for, among other things, annual reductions in emissions of direct PM2.5 or a PM2.5 plan precursor pollutant within the area of not less than five percent of the amount of such emissions as reported in the most recent inventory for the area. For the 2006 24-hour PM2.5 NAAQS, California was required to submit by August 21, 2017, a SIP submission that meets the requirements for Serious PM2.5 nonattainment areas, including the requirement for best available control measures (BACM). For the 2012 annual PM2.5 NAAQS, California was required to submit by October 15, 2016, a SIP submission that meets the requirements for Moderate PM2.5 nonattainment areas, including the requirement for reasonably available control measures (RACM). California submitted substantial portions of each of these required SIP submissions as part of an integrated plan on November 16, 2018, but each of these submissions fails to meet the EPA's minimum criteria for completeness. If the EPA has not affirmatively found that the State has submitted complete SIPs that correct the deficiencies in each of these SIP submissions within 18 months of this finding, the offset sanction will apply in the area. If within 6 additional months the EPA still has not affirmatively determined that the State has submitted complete SIPs that correct the deficiencies, the highway funding sanction will apply in the area. No later than 2 years after the EPA makes these findings, if the State has not submitted, and the EPA has not approved, each of the required SIP submissions, the EPA must promulgate a federal implementation plan (FIP) to address any remaining requirements.
Revision of the Agency's Privacy Act Regulations for EPA-63
Document Number: 2018-26355
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-12-06
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is taking direct final action on revisions to the Agency's Privacy Act regulations in order to exempt a new system of records, EPA-63, the eDiscovery Enterprise Tool Suite, from certain requirements of the Privacy Act because records in EPA's eDiscovery Enterprise Tool Suite are maintained for use in civil and criminal actions. A notice has been published in the Federal Register on July 27, 2018 for the creation of this new system of records that will contain information collected using the Agency's suite of tools that search and preserve electronically stored information (ESI) in support of the Agency's eDiscovery (electronic discovery) and Freedom of Information Act processes.
Extension of Tolerances for Emergency Exemptions (Multiple Chemicals)
Document Number: 2018-26346
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-12-06
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This regulation extends time-limited tolerances for the pesticides listed in this document. These actions are in response to EPA's granting of emergency exemptions under the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA) authorizing use of these pesticides. In addition, the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA) requires EPA to establish a time-limited tolerance or exemption from the requirement for a tolerance for pesticide chemical residues in food that will result from the use of a pesticide under an emergency exemption granted by EPA.
Clomazone; Pesticide Tolerances
Document Number: 2018-26345
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-12-06
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This regulation establishes tolerances for residues of clomazone in or on multiple commodities which are identified and discussed later in this document. Interregional Research Project No. 4 (IR-4) requested these tolerances under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA).
Air Plan Approval; Texas; Interstate Transport Requirements for the 1997 Ozone National Ambient Air Quality Standards
Document Number: 2018-26287
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-12-06
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Pursuant to the Federal Clean Air Act (CAA or the Act), the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is approving portions of two Texas State Implementation Plan (SIP) submittals that pertain to the good neighbor and interstate transport requirements of the CAA with respect to the 1997 ozone National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS). The good neighbor provision requires each state, in its SIP, to prohibit emissions that will significantly contribute to nonattainment, or interfere with maintenance, of a NAAQS in other states. In this action, EPA is approving the Texas SIP submittals as having met the requirements of the good neighbor provision for the 1997 ozone NAAQS in accordance with section 110 of the CAA.
Protection of Human Research Subjects
Document Number: 2018-26228
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2018-12-06
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
On January 19, 2017, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), acting in concert with other agencies, promulgated revisions to the ``Common Rule,'' which is based on regulations for the protection of human research subjects originally promulgated by the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) that were then revised and jointly adopted by multiple departments and agencies that conduct or support research involving human subjects. EPA's codification of these revisions is in 40 CFR part 26, subpart A. These revisions will go into effect on January 21, 2019. In addition to the core protections found in the Common Rule, EPA has promulgated regulations that are specific to research involving human subjects conducted or sponsored by EPA or submitted to EPA for regulatory purposes. The revisions to the Common Rule create a discrepancy within some of these EPA-specific regulations. This proposed action is to harmonize the EPA-specific regulations with revisions to the Common Rule in order to resolve those discrepancies.
Revision of the Agency's Privacy Act Regulations for EPA-63
Document Number: 2018-26214
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2018-12-06
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing revisions to the Agency's Privacy Act regulations in order to exempt a new system of records, EPA-63, the eDiscovery Enterprise Tool Suite, from certain requirements of the Privacy Act because records in EPA's eDiscovery Enterprise Tool Suite are maintained for use in civil and criminal actions. A notice has been published in the Federal Register on July 27, 2018 for the creation of this new system of records that will contain information collected using the Agency's suite of tools that search and preserve electronically stored information (ESI) in support of the Agency's eDiscovery (electronic discovery) and Freedom of Information Act processes. In the ``Rules and Regulations'' section of this Federal Register, we are simultaneously publishing the Revision of the Agency's Privacy Act Regulations for EPA-63 as a direct final rule without a prior proposed rule. If we receive no adverse comment, we will not take further action on this proposed rule.
Implementation of the 2015 National Ambient Air Quality Standards for Ozone: Nonattainment Area State Implementation Plan Requirements
Document Number: 2018-25424
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-12-06
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is finalizing nonattainment area and ozone transport region (OTR) implementation requirements for the 2015 ozone national ambient air quality standards (NAAQS) (2015 ozone NAAQS) that were promulgated on October 1, 2015. This final rule is largely an update to the implementing regulations previously promulgated for the 2008 ozone NAAQS, and we are retaining without significant revision the majority of those provisions to implement the 2015 ozone NAAQS. This final rule addresses a range of nonattainment area and OTR state implementation plan (SIP) requirements for the 2015 ozone NAAQS, including attainment demonstrations, reasonable further progress (RFP) and associated milestone demonstrations, reasonably available control technology (RACT), reasonably available control measures (RACM), major nonattainment new source review, emissions inventories, the timing of required SIP submissions and compliance with emission control measures in the SIP. The EPA is not taking any final action regarding our proposed approach for revoking a prior ozone NAAQS and establishing anti-backsliding requirements; the agency intends to address any revocation of the 2008 ozone NAAQS and any potential anti-backsliding requirements in a separate future rulemaking.
Significant New Use Rules on Certain Chemical Substances; Withdrawal
Document Number: 2018-26358
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-12-04
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is withdrawing significant new use rules (SNURs) promulgated under the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) for 26 chemical substances, which were the subject 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 the direct final rule. Therefore, the Agency is withdrawing the direct final rule SNURs identified in this document, as required under the direct final rulemaking procedures.
Interim Registration Review Decisions and Case Closures for Several Pesticides; Notice of Availability
Document Number: 2018-26354
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-12-04
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This notice announces the availability of EPA's interim registration review decision for the following chemicals: Acibenzolar- s-methyl, Aspergillus flavus, Asulam, Bacillus licheniformis strain SB3086, Chloroxylenol, Copper compounds, Dried Fermentation Solids and Solubles of Myrothecium verrucaria, EPTC, Ethylene, Fludioxonil, Formic Acid, Methyl Nonyl Ketone, Niclosamide, N\6\-Benzyladenine, Potassium Silicate, Propamocarb hydrochloride, Putrescent Whole Egg Solids, Sodium carbonate and TFM. It also announces the case closure for Bis (bromoacetoxy)-2-butene (BBAB) (Case 3030, Docket ID Number EPA-HQ-OPP- 2014-0799) because the last U.S. registrations for these pesticides have been canceled.
Calcium Formate; Exemption From the Requirement of a Tolerance
Document Number: 2018-26353
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-12-04
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This regulation establishes an exemption from the requirement of a tolerance for residues of calcium formate (CAS Reg. No. 544-17-2) when used as an inert ingredient (carrier) in pesticide formulations applied to growing crops only. ADAMA Agan, Ltd. c/o Makhteshim Agan of North America, Inc. submitted a petition to EPA under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA), requesting establishment of an exemption from the requirement of a tolerance. This regulation eliminates the need to establish a maximum permissible level for residues of calcium formate.
Bixafen; Pesticide Tolerances
Document Number: 2018-26348
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-12-04
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This regulation establishes tolerances for residues of bixafen in or on multiple commodities which are identified and discussed later in this document. FMC Corporation requested these tolerances under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA).
1-Propanesulfonic acid, 2-methyl-2-[(1-oxo-2-propen-1-y1)amino]-, homopolymer, sodium salt and 1-Propanesulfonic acid, 2-methyl-2-[(1-oxo-2-propen-1-y1)amino]-, sodium salt (1:1), homopolymer; Tolerance Exemption
Document Number: 2018-26347
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-12-04
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This regulation establishes an exemption from the requirement of a tolerance for residues of 1-propanesulfonic acid, 2-methyl-2-[(1- oxo-2-propen-1-y1)amino]-, homopolymer, sodium salt (CAS Reg. No. 55141-01-0), and 1-propanesulfonic acid, 2-methyl-2-[(1-oxo-2-propen-1- y1)amino]-, sodium salt (1:1), homopolymer (CAS Reg. No. 35641-59-9); when used as inert ingredients in a pesticide chemical formulation. 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 1-propanesulfonic acid, 2-methyl-2-[(1-oxo-2-propen-1-y1)amino]-, homopolymer, sodium salt) and 1-propanesulfonic acid, 2-methyl-2[(1oxo-2propen-1-y1)amino]- , sodium salt (1:1), homopolymer on food or feed commodities.
Registration Review Proposed Interim Decisions for Several Pesticides; Notice of Availability
Document Number: 2018-26344
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-12-04
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This notice announces the availability of EPA's proposed interim registration review decisions and opens a 60-day public comment period on the proposed interim decisions for the following pesticides: 2,4-xylenol, Abamectin, Ametryn, Bacteriophage active against Xanthomonas campestris pv. vesicatoria, Bacteriophage active against Pseudomonas syringae pv. tomato, Barium metaborate, Bicarbonates, Biobor, Butralin, Chondrostereum Purpureum, Corn glutens, Cyhalofop- butyl, Diphenylamine, Indole-3-acetic acid, L-glutamic acid and gamma aminobutyric acid, Lysophosphatidylethanolamine, Meta-cresol, Methiocarb, Methyl anthranilate, Oil of black pepper, Oryzalin, Phosphoric acid and its salts, Potato leaf roll virus resistance gene, Predator urines, Prodiamine, Pyrithiobac-sodium, Sodium cyanide, Sodium fluoroacetate, Straight chain lepidopteran pheromones, Verticillium isolate WCS850, Yeast extract hydrolysate, and Zinc borate.
Oxytetracycline; Pesticide Tolerances
Document Number: 2018-26343
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-12-04
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This regulation establishes tolerances for residues of oxytetracycline in or on fruit, citrus, crop group 10-10. Geo Logic Corporation requested these tolerances under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA).
Air Plan Approval; Texas; Emission Statements
Document Number: 2018-26297
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2018-12-04
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Pursuant to the Federal Clean Air Act (CAA or the Act), the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to approve a portion of a State Implementation Plan (SIP) revision submitted by the State of Texas for the 2008 8-hour ozone national ambient air quality standards (NAAQS). The portion of the SIP revision being approved pertains to CAA 2008 ozone NAAQS requirement for emission statements in the Dallas/Fort Worth ozone nonattainment area (DFW area).
Air Plan Approval; Texas; Emission Statements
Document Number: 2018-26294
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-12-04
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Pursuant to the Federal Clean Air Act (CAA or the Act), the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is approving a portion of a State Implementation Plan (SIP) revision submitted by the State of Texas for the 2008 8-hour ozone national ambient air quality standards (NAAQS). The portion of the SIP revision being approved pertains to CAA 2008 ozone NAAQS requirement for emission statements in the Dallas/Fort Worth ozone nonattainment area (DFW area).
Air Plan Approval; Connecticut; Volatile Organic Compound Emissions From Consumer Products and Architectural and Industrial Maintenance Coatings; Correction
Document Number: 2018-26286
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-12-04
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This document corrects the preamble in the DATES section to a final rule published in the Federal Register on November 19, 2018. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) published a final rule approving Connecticut's State Implementation Plan (SIP) revision that amended requirements for controlling volatile organic compound (VOC) emissions from consumer products and architectural and industrial maintenance (AIM) coatings by revising Regulations of Connecticut State Agencies (RCSA) sections 22a-174-40, 22a-174-41, and adding section 22a-174-41a.
Air Plan Approval; New Hampshire; Infrastructure State Implementation Plan Requirements for the 2012 PM2.5
Document Number: 2018-26284
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-12-04
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is approving two State Implementation Plan (SIP) submissions from New Hampshire that address the infrastructure SIP requirements, including the interstate transport requirements, of the Clean Air Act (CAA or Act) for the 2012 fine particle (PM2.5) National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS). The approval does not address CAA section 110(a)(2)(K) (regarding air quality modeling and data), which EPA will address in a later rulemaking. The infrastructure SIP requirements are designed to ensure that the structural components of each state's air quality management program are adequate to meet the state's responsibilities with respect to this NAAQS under the CAA, including the obligations related to transport. The EPA is taking this action under the Clean Air Act.
Air Plan Approval; Massachusetts; Air Emissions Inventory, Emissions Statements, Source Registration, and Emergency Episode Planning Provisions
Document Number: 2018-26283
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2018-12-04
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to approve State Implementation Plan (SIP) revisions submitted by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. The revisions establish a 2011 base year emissions inventory, an emissions statement certification, revisions to an existing stationary source registration program, and requirements to be undertaken during air pollution emergencies. This action is being taken under the Clean Air Act.
Air Plan Approval; Georgia; Revisions To VOC Definitions and Ambient Air Quality Standards
Document Number: 2018-26245
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-12-04
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
On November 13, 2017, the State of Georgia through the Georgia Environmental Protection Division (EPD), submitted a revision to the Georgia State Implementation Plan (SIP). The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is approving changes to several portions of the revision that modifies the State's air quality regulations as incorporated into the SIP. Specifically, the revision pertains to definition changes, including the modification of the definition of ``volatile organic compounds'' (VOC) and changes to the State's air quality standards for sulfur dioxide, particulate matter, carbon monoxide, ozone, lead and nitrogen dioxide to be consistent with the National Ambient Air Quality Standard (NAAQS). EPA is approving these provisions of the SIP revision because the State has demonstrated that the changes are consistent with the Clean Air Act (CAA or Act).
Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; West Virginia; Revisions to Regulation for Control of Ozone Season Nitrogen Oxide Emissions
Document Number: 2018-26243
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-12-04
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is approving two state implementation plan (SIP) revisions submitted by the State of West Virginia. The revisions pertain to a West Virginia regulation that established the nitrogen oxides (NOX) ozone season trading program under the Clean Air Interstate Rule (CAIR), which implemented requirements for NOX reductions necessary to reduce interstate transport of pollution. The EPA-administered trading programs under CAIR were discontinued upon the implementation of the Cross-State Air Pollution Rule (CSAPR), which was promulgated by EPA to replace CAIR. CSAPR established Federal implementation plans (FIPs) for 28 states, including West Virginia, and applied to electric generating units (EGUs). The SIP submittals are comprised of revisions to the West Virginia regulation that implemented the CAIR ozone season NOX trading program that had previously been included in the West Virginia SIP. The revised West Virginia regulation removed the CAIR ozone season NOX trading program provisions, which also addressed certain large non-electric generating units (non-EGUs), established new requirements for these large non-EGUs, included a state-wide NOX emissions cap, and recodified certain other provisions that address the NOX emission reductions required for cement kilns and internal combustion engines. EPA is approving these SIP revisions to West Virginia's ozone season NOX regulation in accordance with the requirements of the Clean Air Act (CAA).
State of North Dakota Underground Injection Control Program; Class I, III, IV, and V Primacy Revisions
Document Number: 2018-25893
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2018-12-04
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) proposes to approve an application from the State of North Dakota under the Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA) to revise the State's existing Underground Injection Control (UIC) program for Class I, III, IV, and V injection wells located within the State, except those in Indian country. North Dakota is revising its UIC Class I, III, IV, and V program regulations to transfer primary enforcement authority from the North Dakota Department of Health to the North Dakota Department of Environmental Quality.
Proposed CERCLA Administrative Settlement Agreement; A&L Iron and Metal Company, Inc.
Document Number: 2018-26230
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-12-03
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) hereby gives notice of a proposed Administrative Settlement Agreement (Settlement) pertaining to collection of Past Response Costs for a Fund-lead Removal Action occurring between 2014 and 2015, at an approximately 16-acre former industrial equipment manufacturing facility in Saginaw (Saginaw County), Michigan, the Baker Perkins Superfund Site (``Site''). The Settlement requires A&L Iron and Metal Company, Inc. (``A&L'') to pay $1,611,788.29 (plus an additional sum for interest on that amount calculated from March 31, 2018 through the date of payment to EPA) for EPA's Past Response Costs within 45 days of the Effective Date of the Settlement, in return for a covenant against any and all liability for EPA Response Costs at the Site, and contribution protection against any and all other liable parties.
Accidental Release Prevention Requirements: Risk Management Programs Under the Clean Air Act
Document Number: 2018-26224
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-12-03
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is announcing that the amendments to the Risk Management Program under the Clean Air Act put forward in a final rule published in the Federal Register on January 13, 2017 are in effect.
Approval and Promulgation of Implementation Plans; South Dakota; Regional Haze 5-Year Progress Report State Implementation Plan
Document Number: 2018-26179
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-12-03
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is finalizing approval of a State Implementation Plan (SIP) revision submitted by the State of South Dakota through the South Dakota Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) on January 27, 2016. South Dakota's January 27, 2016 SIP revision (Progress Report) addresses requirements of the Clean Air Act (CAA or Act) and the EPA's rules that require each state to submit periodic reports describing progress towards reasonable progress goals (RPGs) established for regional haze and a determination of the adequacy of the state's existing SIP addressing regional haze (regional haze plan). The EPA is finalizing approval of South Dakota's determination that the State's regional haze plan is adequate to meet these RPGs for the first implementation period covering through 2018 and requires no substantive revision at this time.
Outer Continental Shelf Air Regulations; Consistency Update for Delaware
Document Number: 2018-25886
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2018-12-03
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to update a portion of the Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) Air Regulations. Requirements applying to OCS sources located within 25 miles of states' seaward boundaries must be updated periodically to remain consistent with the requirements of the corresponding onshore area (COA), as mandated by section 328(a)(1) of the Clean Air Act (CAA). The portion of the OCS air regulations that is being updated pertains to the requirements for OCS sources for which Delaware is the designated COA. The State of Delaware's requirements discussed in this document are proposed to be incorporated by reference into the Code of Federal Regulations and listed in the appendix to the OCS air regulations.
Registration Review; Draft Human Health and/or Ecological Risk Assessments for Several Pesticides; Notice of Availability
Document Number: 2018-26086
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-11-30
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This notice announces the availability of EPA's draft human health and ecological risk assessments for the registration review of amitraz, bispyribac-sodium, bromoxynil, captan, chloropicrin, dazomet, diclosulam, florasulam, flucarbazone-sodium, fluroxypyr, formetanate, imazalil, imazamox, imazapic, imazaquin, imazethapyr, MCPA, metam sodium, metam potassium, methyl isothiocyanate (MITC), o-benzyl-p- chlorophenol, starlicide, tri-n butyl tetradecyl phosphonium chloride (TTPC), triphenyltin hydroxide (TPTH), and zinc salts. This notice also announces the availability of EPA's draft human health risk assessments for the registration review of para-dichlorobenzene and penoxsulam.
TSCA Science Advisory Committee on Chemicals (SACC); Notice of Public Meetings
Document Number: 2018-26084
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-11-30
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This notice announces the peer review of the draft Risk Evaluation for Colour Index (C.I.) Pigment Violet 29 (PV29) and associated documents developed under EPA's existing chemical substance process under the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA). The peer review panel deliberations will be conducted during a 4-day, in-person, public meeting of the TSCA Science Advisory Committee on Chemicals (SACC). This in-person meeting will also include a general TSCA orientation for the TSCA SACC. A portion of the in-person meeting will be closed to the public for the committee's discussion of information claimed as confidential business information (CBI). Prior to the in-person meeting, there will be a public, 2-hour preparatory virtual meeting to consider the scope and clarity of the draft charge questions for this peer review. During these upcoming meetings, the public is invited to provide oral comments for the peer review on the draft risk evaluation for PV29 and related documents. Comments on the draft charge questions will be accepted prior to and during the 2-hour preparatory virtual meeting. The TSCA SACC peer review panel will consider these comments during their discussions.
Standards of Performance for New Residential Wood Heaters, New Residential Hydronic Heaters and Forced-Air Furnaces
Document Number: 2018-26083
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2018-11-30
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
In this action, the EPA proposes to amend the 2015 New Source Performance Standards (NSPS) for new residential hydronic heaters and new forced-air furnaces by adding a two-year ``sell-through'' period for all affected new hydronic heaters and forced-air furnaces that are manufactured or imported before the May 2020 compliance date to be sold at retail through May 2022. This will allow retailers additional time, after the May 2020 effective date of the ``Step 2'' standards, for the sale of ``Step 1'' compliant hydronic heaters and forced-air furnaces remaining in inventory. The EPA is also taking comment on whether a sell-through period for all affected new residential wood heaters is appropriate following the May 2020 compliance date and, if so, how long a sell-through period is needed and why. In addition, this action is taking comment on whether the current minimum pellet fuel requirements should be retained and, if so, whether they should be revised.
Standards of Performance for New Residential Wood Heaters, New Residential Hydronic Heaters and Forced-Air Furnaces
Document Number: 2018-26082
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2018-11-30
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
In this action, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is soliciting comment on several aspects of the 2015 Standards of Performance for New Residential Wood Heaters, New Residential Hydronic Heaters and Forced-Air Furnaces (2015 NSPS) in order to inform future rulemaking to improve these standards and related test methods. This action does not propose any changes to the 2015 NSPS, but does take comment on a number of aspects of the rule, including the compliance date for the Step 2 emission limits, Step 2 emission limits for forced- air furnaces, hydronic heaters and wood heaters, Step 2 emission limits based on weighted averages versus individual burn rates, transitioning to cord wood certification test methods, compliance audit testing, third-party review, electronic reporting tool, and warranty requirements.
Information Collection Request Submitted To OMB for Review and Approval; Comment Request; NESHAP for Industrial, Commercial, and Institutional Boilers and Process Heaters (Renewal)
Document Number: 2018-26081
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-11-30
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has submitted an information collection request (ICR), NESHAP for Industrial, Commercial, and Institutional Boilers and Process Heaters (EPA ICR No. 2028.09, OMB Control No. 2060-0551), to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act. This is a proposed extension of the ICR, which is currently approved through November 30, 2018. Public comments were previously requested, via the Federal Register, on June 29, 2017, during a 60-day comment period. This notice allows for an additional 30 days for public comments. A fuller description of the ICR is given below, including its estimated burden and cost to the public. An agency may neither conduct nor sponsor, and a person is not required to respond to, a collection of information unless it displays a currently valid OMB control number.