Environmental Protection Agency 2021 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

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Request for Nominations for the Science Advisory Board IRIS Chloroform (Noncancer; Inhalation) Review Panel
Document Number: 2021-19150
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-09-07
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Science Advisory Board (SAB) Staff Office requests public nominations of scientific experts to form a Panel to review the draft EPA Integrated Risk Information System (IRIS) Toxicological Review of Chloroform (Noncancer; Inhalation). The draft assessment includes a hazard identification analysis, which summarizes the chemical properties, pharmacokinetics, and health effects associated with environmental or occupational exposure, and dose-response analysis, which characterizes the quantitative relationship between chemical exposure and each credible health hazard. The SAB Chloroform Review Panel will consider whether the conclusions found in the EPA's draft assessment are clearly presented and scientifically supported. The Panel will also be asked to provide recommendations on how the assessment may be strengthened.
Product Cancellation Order for Certain Pesticide Registrations
Document Number: 2021-19119
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-09-07
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This notice announces EPA's order for the cancellations, voluntarily requested by the registrants and accepted by the Agency, of the products listed in Table 1 of Unit II, pursuant to the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA). This cancellation order follows a February 17, 2021 Federal Register Notice of Receipt of Requests from the registrants listed in Table 2 of Unit II to voluntarily cancel these product registrations. In the February 17, 2021 notice, EPA indicated that it would issue an order implementing the cancellations, unless the Agency received substantive comments within the 180-day comment period that would merit its further review of these requests, or unless the registrants withdrew their requests. The Agency did not receive any comments on the notice. Further, the registrants did not withdraw their requests. Accordingly, EPA hereby issues in this notice a cancellation order granting the requested cancellations. Any distribution, sale, or use of the products subject to this cancellation order is permitted only in accordance with the terms of this order, including any existing stocks provisions.
Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Maryland; Emissions Statement Requirement for the 2015 Ozone National Ambient Air Quality Standard
Document Number: 2021-19084
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-09-07
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is approving a state implementation plan (SIP) revision formally submitted by the Maryland Department of the Environment (MDE) on behalf of the State of Maryland. The revision provides the State of Maryland's certification that its existing emissions statement program satisfies the emissions statement requirements of the Clean Air Act (CAA) for the 2015 ozone National Ambient Air Quality Standard (NAAQS). EPA is approving the State of Maryland's emissions statement program certification for the 2015 ozone NAAQS as a SIP revision in accordance with the requirements of the CAA.
United States Department of Justice and Parties to Certain Litigation; Transfer of Data
Document Number: 2021-19130
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-09-03
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This notice announces that pesticide related information submitted to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) pursuant to the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA) and the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA), including information that may have been claimed as Confidential Business Information (CBI) by the submitter, will be transferred to the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) and parties to certain litigation. This transfer of data is in accordance with the CBI regulations governing the disclosure of potential CBI in litigation.
Environmental Impact Statements; Notice of Availability
Document Number: 2021-19063
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-09-03
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Proposed Settlement Agreement, Enforcement Action Alleging Air Pollution Violations
Document Number: 2021-19047
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-09-03
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
In accordance with the Clean Air Act, as amended (CAA or the Act), notice is given of a proposed settlement agreement in the administrative enforcement action brought by the State of New Jersey, Department of Environmental Protection, Division of Air Enforcement (New Jersey), against the Edison facility owned and operated by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 2. In November 2019, New Jersey conducted an inspection of EPA's Edison facility and found several state law violations related to its boilers and emergency generators. EPA worked with New Jersey to bring the boilers and generators back into full compliance by the end of 2020. A draft administrative settlement agreement between EPA and New Jersey that would fully resolve the matter through EPA paying a $8,600 penalty is here proposed and is ready for public notice and comment.
Approval and Promulgation of Implementation Plans; North Dakota; Revisions To Permitting Regulations Unrelated to Regional Haze; Correction
Document Number: 2021-19039
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2021-09-03
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) published a proposed rule in the Federal Register on August 2, 2021. The revisions contain amendments to the State of North Dakota's Air Pollution Control Regulations and to the State's Legal Authority. The August 2, 2021 published rule had the incorrect docket number. This published rule corrects the docket number for the August 2, 2021 rulemaking.
Air Plan Approval; California; San Diego County Air Pollution Control District
Document Number: 2021-19031
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-09-03
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is taking final action to approve a revision to the San Diego County Air Pollution Control District (SDCAPCD or ``District'') portion of the California State Implementation Plan (SIP). This revision concerns emissions of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) from gasoline transfers into underground stationary storage tanks at gasoline dispensing facilities. We are approving a local rule that regulates these emission sources under the Clean Air Act (CAA or ``Act'').
Air Plan Approval; Pennsylvania; Allegheny County Area Fine Particulate Matter Clean Data Determination
Document Number: 2021-19019
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2021-09-03
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to determine that the Allegheny County, Pennsylvania nonattainment area has clean data for the 2012 annual fine particulate matter (PM2.5) National Ambient Air Quality Standard (NAAQS). This proposed clean data determination (CDD) under EPA's Clean Data Policy is based upon quality-assured, quality-controlled, and certified ambient air quality monitoring data showing that the area has attained the 2012 PM2.5 NAAQS based on 2018-2020 data available in EPA's Air Quality System (AQS) database. Based on the proposed clean data determination, EPA is also proposing to determine that the requirements for Pennsylvania to make submissions to meet certain Clean Air Act (CAA or the Act) requirements related to attainment of the NAAQS for this area are not applicable for as long as the area continues to attain the 2012 annual PM2.5 NAAQS. This action is being taken under the CAA.
Approval and Promulgation of State Plans for Designated Facilities; New York
Document Number: 2021-19005
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-09-03
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is approving the state plan submitted by New York State to implement and enforce Emission Guidelines (EG) for existing large municipal waste combustor (MWC) units. The state plan is consistent with the amended EG promulgated by the EPA on May 10, 2006. New York's plan establishes emission limits and other requirements for the purpose of reducing emissions of lead, mercury, cadmium, organics, hydrogen chloride, and other air pollutants from large MWC units throughout the state. New York submitted its plan to fulfill the requirements of certain sections of the Clean Air Act.
Approval and Promulgation of State Plan for Designated Facilities and Pollutants: New Hampshire; 111(d)/129 Revised State Plan for Existing Large and Small Municipal Waste Combustors
Document Number: 2021-15903
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2021-09-03
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to approve the Clean Air Act (CAA) state plan revision for existing large and small municipal waste combustors (MWCs) submitted by the New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services (NHDES) on October 1, 2018. The revised state plan incorporates wood residue combustion fuel quality standards and test methods at MWC facilities that process and combust construction and demolition debris.
Significant New Use Rules on Certain Chemical Substances (19-2.F)
Document Number: C1-2021-17388
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-09-02
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Air Plan Approval; Pennsylvania; 1997 8-Hour Ozone National Ambient Air Quality Standards Second Maintenance Plan for the Greene County Area
Document Number: 2021-19016
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-09-02
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is approving a state implementation plan (SIP) revision submitted by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. The revision pertains to the Commonwealth's plan, submitted by the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (PADEP), for maintaining the 1997 8-hour ozone national ambient air quality standard (NAAQS) (referred to as the ``1997 ozone NAAQS'') in the Greene County, Pennsylvania area (Greene County Area). EPA is approving these revisions to the Pennsylvania SIP in accordance with the requirements of the Clean Air Act (CAA).
Notice of Receipt of Requests To Voluntarily Cancel Certain Pesticide Registrations and Amend Registrations To Terminate Certain Uses
Document Number: 2021-19002
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-09-02
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
In accordance with the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA), EPA is issuing a notice of receipt of requests by the registrants to voluntarily cancel their registrations of certain products and to amend certain product registrations to terminate uses. EPA intends to grant these requests at the close of the comment period for this announcement unless the Agency receives substantive comments within the comment period that would merit its further review of the requests, or unless the registrants withdrew their requests. If these requests are granted, any sale, distribution, or use of products listed in this notice will be permitted after the registration has been cancelled and uses terminated only if such sale, distribution, or use is consistent with the terms as described in the final order.
Approval and Promulgation of Implementation Plans; New York; Infrastructure Requirements for the 2015 Ozone National Air Quality Standards
Document Number: 2021-18989
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-09-02
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is approving elements of a State Implementation Plan (SIP) submitted by the State of New York to demonstrate that the State meets the requirements of certain sections of the Clean Air Act (CAA) for the 2015 ozone National Ambient Air Standards (NAAQS).
Approval and Promulgation of Implementation Plans; New Jersey and New York; 1997 Ozone Attainment Demonstrations for the NY-NJ-CT Nonattainment Area
Document Number: 2021-18983
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-09-02
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is approving revisions to the ozone attainment portions of the State Implementation Plan (SIP) submitted by the states of New Jersey and New York to meet the Clean Air Act (CAA) requirements for attaining the 1997 8-hour ozone national ambient air quality standard (NAAQS). Specifically, the EPA is approving New Jersey's and New York's demonstrations of attainment of the 1997 8-hour ozone NAAQS for their portions of the New York-Northern New Jersey-Long Island NY-NJ-CT Moderate 1997 8-hour ozone nonattainment area (hereafter, the NY-NJ-CT area or the NY-NJ-CT nonattainment area). This action is being taken under the Clean Air Act.
Clean Air Act Operating Permit Program; Petitions for Objection to State Operating Permit for Blanchard Refining Company, Galveston Bay Refinery, Galveston County, Texas
Document Number: 2021-18933
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-09-02
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator signed an Order dated August 9, 2021, granting in part and denying in part a Petition dated April 11, 2017 from the Environmental Integrity Project and Sierra Club. The Petition requested that the EPA object to a Clean Air Act (CAA) title V operating permit issued by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) to Blanchard Refining Company (Blanchard) for its Galveston Bay Refinery located in Galveston County, Texas.
Kansas: Final Approval of State Underground Storage Tank Program Revisions, Codification, and Incorporation by Reference
Document Number: 2021-18914
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-09-02
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Pursuant to the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA or Act), the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is taking direct final action to approve revisions to the State of Kansas's Underground Storage Tank (UST) program submitted by the Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE). This action also codifies EPA's approval of Kansas's State program and incorporates by reference those provisions of the State regulations that we have determined meet the requirements for approval. The provisions will be subject to EPA's inspection and enforcement authorities under sections 9005 and 9006 of RCRA Subtitle I and other applicable statutory and regulatory provisions.
Kansas: Final Approval of State Underground Storage Tank Program Revisions, Codification, and Incorporation by Reference
Document Number: 2021-18913
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2021-09-02
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Pursuant to the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA or Act), the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to approve revisions to the State of Kansas's Underground Storage Tank (UST) program submitted by the Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE). This action is based on the EPA's determination that these revisions satisfy all requirements needed for program approval. This action also proposes to codify EPA's approval of Kansas's State program and incorporate by reference those provisions of the State regulations that we have determined meet the requirements for approval. The provisions will be subject to EPA's inspection and enforcement authorities under sections 9005 and 9006 of RCRA Subtitle I and other applicable statutory and regulatory provisions.
Air Plan Approval; California; Imperial County Air Pollution Control District
Document Number: 2021-18887
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-09-02
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is taking final action to approve a revision to the Imperial County Air Pollution Control District (ICAPCD or ``District'') portion of the California State Implementation Plan (SIP). The revision concerns emissions of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) from gasoline transfers at bulk gasoline terminals storage. We are approving a local rule to regulate these emission sources under the Clean Air Act (CAA or the Act).
Air Plan Approval; AK; Eagle River Second 10-Year PM10
Document Number: 2021-18844
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2021-09-02
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to approve the Eagle River, Alaska (AK) limited maintenance plan (LMP) submitted on November 10, 2020, by the Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation (ADEC or ``the State''). This plan addresses the second 10-year maintenance period after redesignation for particulate matter with an aerodynamic diameter less than or equal to a nominal 10 micrometers (PM10). An LMP is used to meet Clean Air Act (CAA) requirements for formerly designated nonattainment areas that meet certain qualification criteria. The EPA is proposing to determine that Alaska's submittal meets the CAA requirements. The plan relies upon control measures contained in the first 10-year maintenance plan and the determination that the Eagle River area currently monitors PM10 levels well below the PM10 National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS or ``the standard'').
Notice of Receipt of Requests To Voluntarily Cancel Certain Pesticide Registrations
Document Number: 2021-18911
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-09-01
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
In accordance with the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA), EPA is issuing a notice of receipt of requests by registrants to voluntarily cancel certain pesticide registrations. EPA intends to grant these requests at the close of the comment period for this announcement unless the Agency receives substantive comments within the comment period that would merit its further review of the requests, or unless the registrants withdraw their requests. If these requests are granted, any sale, distribution, or use of products listed in this notice will be permitted after the registrations have been cancelled only if such sale, distribution, or use is consistent with the terms as described in the final order.
Proposed Information Collection Request; Comment Request: Information Collection Request Submitted to OMB for Review and Approval; Trade Secrets Claims for Community Right-To-Know and Emergency Planning (EPCRA Section 322), EPA ICR Number 1428.12, OMB Control Number 2050-0078
Document Number: 2021-18857
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-09-01
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency is planning to submit an information collection request (ICR), ``Trade Secrets Claims for Community Right-To-Know and Emergency Planning (EPCRA section 322)'' (EPA ICR No. 1428.12, OMB Control No. 2050-0078) 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 in SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION. This is a proposed extension of the ICR, which is currently approved through April 30, 2022. 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) Executive Committee Meeting-September 2021
Document Number: 2021-18842
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-09-01
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Office of Research and Development (ORD), gives notice of a series of virtual meetings of the Board of Scientific Counselors (BOSC) Executive Committee (EC) to review the draft reports of the Homeland Security (HS) and Safe and Sustainable Water Resources (SSWR) subcommittees and discuss Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances (PFAS).
Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Renewal of an Existing Collection and Request for Comment; Submission of Protocols and Study Reports for Environmental Research Involving Human Subjects
Document Number: 2021-18836
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-09-01
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA), this document announces the availability of and solicits public comment on an Information Collection Request (ICR) that EPA is planning to submit to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB). The ICR, entitled: ``Submission of Protocols and Study Reports for Environmental Research Involving Human Subjects'' and identified by EPA ICR No. 2195.06 and OMB Control No. 2070-0169, represents the renewal of an existing ICR that is scheduled to expire on April 30, 2022. Before submitting the ICR to OMB for review and approval under the PRA, 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.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Renewal of an Existing Collection and Request for Comment; Asbestos-Containing Materials in Schools and Asbestos Model Accreditation Plans
Document Number: 2021-18835
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-09-01
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA), this document announces the availability of and solicits public comment on an Information Collection Request (ICR) that EPA is planning to submit to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB). The ICR, entitled: ``Asbestos-Containing Materials in Schools and Asbestos Model Accreditation Plans'' and identified by EPA ICR No. 1365.12 and OMB Control No. 2070-0091, represents the renewal of an existing ICR that is scheduled to expire on May 31, 2022. Before submitting the ICR to OMB for review and approval under the PRA, 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.
Request for Nominations to the Science Advisory Board Biosolids Chemical Risk Assessment Panel
Document Number: 2021-18807
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-09-01
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Science Advisory Board (SAB) Staff Office requests public nominations of scientific experts to form a panel to review the EPA White Paper: A Standardized Approach to Biosolids Chemical Risk Assessment and a Biosolids Screening Tool with an accompanying User Guide. The White Paper, which includes a prioritization method, deterministic screening model, and a probabilistic risk assessment modeling framework will be used to modernize, standardize, and streamline the risk assessment process to efficiently and thoroughly assess risk to chemical pollutants found in biosolids.
Clean Air Plans; California; San Joaquin Valley Moderate Area Plan and Reclassification as Serious Nonattainment for the 2012 PM2.5
Document Number: 2021-18764
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2021-09-01
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) proposes to take action on portions of four state implementation plan (SIP) revisions submitted by California to address Clean Air Act (CAA or ``Act'') requirements for the 2012 fine particulate matter (PM2.5) national ambient air quality standards (NAAQS or ``standards'') and for the 2006 PM2.5 NAAQS in the San Joaquin Valley (SJV) PM2.5 nonattainment area. Specifically, the EPA proposes to approve all but the contingency measure element of the submitted Moderate area plan for the 2012 PM2.5 NAAQS, as updated by the submitted Serious area plan and related Valley State SIP Strategy, as meeting all applicable Moderate area plan requirements for the 2012 PM2.5 NAAQS and to approve 2022 motor vehicle emissions budgets for use in transportation conformity analyses for the 2012 PM2.5 NAAQS. The EPA proposes to disapprove the contingency measure element with respect to the ``Moderate'' area requirements for the 2012 PM2.5 NAAQS. The EPA also proposes to reclassify the SJV PM2.5 nonattainment area, including reservation areas of Indian country and any other area of Indian country within it where the EPA or a tribe has demonstrated that the tribe has jurisdiction, as a ``Serious'' nonattainment area for the 2012 PM2.5 NAAQS based on the EPA's determination that the area cannot practicably attain the standard by the applicable Moderate area attainment date of December 31, 2021. Upon final reclassification of the SJV as a Serious area for this NAAQS, California would be required to submit a Serious area plan for the area that includes a demonstration of attainment by the applicable Serious area attainment date, which is no later than December 31, 2025, or by the most expeditious alternative date practicable. However, we note that California has already submitted such Serious area plan that the EPA will address in a separate rulemaking. Lastly, the EPA is proposing to disapprove the contingency measure element in the Serious area plan for the 2006 PM2.5 NAAQS.
Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Pennsylvania; Reasonably Available Control Technology Determinations for Case-by-Case Sources Under the 1997 and 2008 8-Hour Ozone National Ambient Air Quality Standards
Document Number: 2021-18752
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-09-01
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is approving multiple state implementation plan (SIP) revisions submitted by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. These revisions were submitted by the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (PADEP) to establish and require reasonably available control technology (RACT) for nine major sources of volatile organic compounds (VOC) and/or nitrogen oxides (NOX) pursuant to the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania's conditionally approved RACT regulations. In this rulemaking action, EPA is only approving source-specific (also referred to as ``case-by-case'') RACT determinations or alternative NOX emissions limits for sources at eight major NOX and VOC emitting facilities within the Commonwealth submitted by PADEP. These RACT evaluations were submitted to meet RACT requirements for the 1997 and 2008 8-hour ozone national ambient air quality standards (NAAQS). EPA is approving these revisions to the Pennsylvania SIP in accordance with the requirements of the Clean Air Act (CAA) and EPA's implementing regulations.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Renewal of an Existing Collection and Request for Comment; Methylene Chloride; Regulation of Paint and Coating Removal for Consumer Use Under TSCA Section 6(a)
Document Number: 2021-18784
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-08-31
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA), this document announces the availability of and solicits public comment on an Information Collection Request (ICR) that EPA is planning to submit to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB). The ICR, entitled: ``Methylene Chloride; Regulation of Paint and Coating Removal for Consumer Use Under TSCA Section 6(a)'' and identified by EPA ICR No. 2556.03 and OMB Control No. 2070-0204, represents the renewal of an existing ICR that is scheduled to expire on May 31, 2022. Before submitting the ICR to OMB for review and approval under the PRA, EPA is soliciting comments on specific aspects of the proposed information collection summarized in this document. The ICR and accompanying material are available in the docket for public review and comment.
Access to Confidential Business Information by Eastern Research Group and PG Environmental
Document Number: 2021-18778
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-08-31
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA has authorized its contractors, Eastern Research Group (ERG) of Lexington, MA, to access information which has been submitted to EPA under all sections of the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA). Some of the information may be claimed or determined to be Confidential Business Information (CBI).
Pesticide Experimental Use Permit; Receipt of Application; Comment Request
Document Number: 2021-18776
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-08-31
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This notice announces EPA's receipt of an application 93167- EUP-2 from Oxitec, Ltd. requesting an amendment and extension to the experimental use permit (EUP) for the OX5034 Aedes aegypti mosquitoes expressing tetracycline Trans-Activator Variant (tTAV-OX5034) protein. The Agency has determined that the permit may be of regional and national significance. Therefore, because of the potential significance, EPA is seeking comments on this application.
Di-isodecyl Phthalate (DIDP); Final Scope of the Risk Evaluation To Be Conducted Under the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA); Notice of Availability
Document Number: 2021-18773
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-08-31
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
In accordance with the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) and implementing regulations, EPA is announcing the availability of the final scope of the risk evaluation to be conducted for di-isodecyl phthalate (DIDP) (1,2-benzenedicarboxylic acid, 1,2-diisodecyl ester and 1,2-benzenedicarboxylic acid, di-C9-11-branched alkyl esters, C10- rich; Chemical Abstracts Service Registry Number (CASRN) 26761-40-0 and CASRN 68515-49-1), a category of chemical substances for which EPA received a manufacturer request for risk evaluation. The scope document includes the conditions of use, hazards, exposures, and the potentially exposed or susceptible subpopulations that EPA plans to consider in conducting the risk evaluation for this category of chemical substances.
Di-isononyl Phthalate (DINP); Final Scope of the Risk Evaluation To Be Conducted Under the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA); Notice of Availability
Document Number: 2021-18772
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-08-31
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
In accordance with the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) and implementing regulations, EPA is announcing the availability of the final scope of the risk evaluation to be conducted for di-isononyl phthalate (DINP) (1,2-benzene-dicarboxylic acid, 1,2-diisononyl ester, and 1,2-benzenedicarboxylic acid, di-C8-10-branched alkyl esters, C9- rich; Chemical Abstracts Service Registry Number (CASRN) 28553-12-0 and CASRN 68515-48-0), a category of chemical substances for which EPA received a manufacturer request for risk evaluation. The scope document includes the conditions of use, hazards, exposures, and the potentially exposed or susceptible subpopulations that EPA plans to consider in conducting the risk evaluation for this category of chemical substances.
Proposed Information Collection Request; Comment Request; Part 70 State Operating Permit Program (Renewal)
Document Number: 2021-18762
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-08-31
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency is planning to submit an information collection request (ICR), ``Part 70 State Operating Permit Program (Renewal)'' (EPA ICR No. 1587.15, OMB Control No. 2060-0243) 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. This is a proposed extension of the ICR, which is currently approved through April 30, 2022. 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.
Pesticide Product Registration; Receipt of Applications for New Uses-August 2021
Document Number: 2021-18719
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-08-31
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA has received applications to register new uses for pesticide products containing currently registered active ingredients. Pursuant to the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA), EPA is hereby providing notice of receipt and opportunity to comment on these applications.
Acequinocyl; Pesticide Tolerances
Document Number: 2021-18716
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-08-31
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This regulation establishes tolerances for residues of acequinocyl in or on tropical and subtropical, medium to large fruit, smooth, inedible peel subgroup 24B. The Interregional Project Number 4 (IR-4) requested this tolerance under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA).
Proposed CERCLA Cost Recovery Settlement for the Apple Valley Shopping Center Superfund Site, Town of LaGrange, Dutchess County, New York
Document Number: 2021-18701
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-08-31
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
In accordance with the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act of 1980, as amended (``CERCLA''), notice is hereby given by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Region 2, of a proposed cost recovery settlement agreement (Agreement) pursuant to CERCLA, with Apple Valley Corp. and the Estate of James A. Klein (Settling Parties) for the Apple Valley Shopping Center Superfund Site (Site), LaGrange, Dutchess County, New York.
Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; District of Columbia; Regional Haze State Implementation Plan for the Second Implementation Period and Reasonably Available Control Technology for Major Stationary Sources of Nitrogen Oxides; Technical Amendment
Document Number: 2021-17952
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-08-31
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is approving a regional haze state implementation plan (SIP) revision submitted by the District of Columbia (``the District'' or ``DC'') through the Department of Energy and Environment (DOEE) on November 8, 2019, as satisfying applicable requirements under the Clean Air Act (CAA) and EPA's Regional Haze Rule (RHR) for the program's second implementation period. The District's SIP submission addressed the requirement that states must periodically revise their long-term strategies for making reasonable progress towards the national goal of preventing any future, and remedying any existing, anthropogenic impairment of visibility in mandatory Class I Federal Areas, including regional haze. EPA is taking this action pursuant to sections 110 and 169A of the CAA. EPA is also correcting an error in the citations in our previous final approval of the District's revision to the Reasonably Available Control Technology for Major Stationary Sources of Nitrogen Oxides Rule (``DC NOx RACT rule'') according to our authority under section 110(k)(6) of the CAA.
Air Plan Approval; Connecticut; 2015 Ozone NAAQS Interstate Transport Requirements
Document Number: 2021-18516
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2021-08-30
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Clean Air Act (CAA) requires each State Implementation Plan (SIP) to contain adequate provisions prohibiting emissions that will have certain adverse air quality effects in other states. The State of Connecticut made a submission to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to address these requirements for the 2015 ozone National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS). EPA is proposing to approve the submission as meeting the requirement that each SIP contain adequate provisions to prohibit emissions that will significantly contribute to nonattainment or interfere with maintenance of the 2015 ozone NAAQS in any other state.
Thiabendazole; Pesticide Tolerances
Document Number: 2021-18390
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-08-30
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This regulation establishes tolerances for residues of thiabendazole in or on multiple commodities that 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).
National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants; Delegation of Authority to Oklahoma
Document Number: 2021-18164
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2021-08-30
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Oklahoma Department of Environmental Quality (ODEQ) has submitted updated regulations for receiving delegation and approval of its program for the implementation and enforcement of certain National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants (NESHAP), as provided for under previously approved delegation mechanisms. The updated state regulations incorporate by reference certain NESHAP promulgated by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) as they existed through June 30, 2019. The EPA is proposing to approve ODEQ's requested delegation update. The proposed delegation of authority under this action applies to sources located in certain areas of Indian country as discussed herein.
Chlorpyrifos; Tolerance Revocations
Document Number: 2021-18091
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-08-30
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
On April 29, 2021, the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit ordered EPA to issue a final rule concerning the chlorpyrifos tolerances by August 20, 2021. Based on the currently available data and taking into consideration the currently registered uses for chlorpyrifos, EPA is unable to conclude that the risk from aggregate exposure from the use of chlorpyrifos meets the safety standard of the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA). Accordingly, EPA is revoking all tolerances for chlorpyrifos.
Product Cancellation Order for Certain Pesticide Registrations
Document Number: 2021-18530
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-08-27
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This notice announces EPA's order for the cancellations, voluntarily requested by the registrants and accepted by the Agency, of the products listed in Table 1 and Table 2 of Unit II, pursuant to the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA). This cancellation order follows a February 9, 2021 Federal Register Notice of Receipt of Requests from the registrants listed in Table 3 of Unit II to voluntarily cancel these product registrations. In the February 9, 2021 notice, EPA indicated that it would issue an order implementing the cancellations, unless the Agency received substantive comments within the 180-day comment period that would merit its further review of these requests, or unless the registrants withdrew their requests. The Agency did not receive any comments on the notice. Further, the registrants did not withdraw their requests. Accordingly, EPA hereby issues in this notice a cancellation order granting the requested cancellations. Any distribution, sale, or use of the products subject to this cancellation order is permitted only in accordance with the terms of this order, including any existing stocks provisions.
[alpha]-Alkyl-[omega]-hydroxypoly(oxypropylene) and/or poly (oxyethylene) Polymers Where the Alkyl Chain Contains a Minimum of 6 Carbons; Exemptions From the Requirement of a Tolerance
Document Number: 2021-18527
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-08-27
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This regulation establishes exemptions from the requirement of a tolerance for [alpha]-alkyl-[omega]-hydroxypoly (oxypropylene) and/or poly (oxyethylene) polymers where the alkyl chain contains a minimum of six carbons when used as inert ingredients in certain pesticide formulations. Spring Regulatory Sciences, on behalf of Sasol Chemicals (USA) LLC, 12120 Wickchester Ln., Houston, Texas 77224, submitted a petition to EPA under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA), requesting amendments to existing exemptions from the requirement of a tolerance when used in accordance with these exemptions.
Oxirane, 2-methyl-, polymer with oxirane, mono-(9Z)-9-octadecanoate, methyl ether; Exemption From the Requirement of a Tolerance
Document Number: 2021-18518
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-08-27
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This regulation establishes an exemption from the requirement of a tolerance for residues of oxirane, 2-methyl-, polymer with oxirane, mono-(9Z)-9-octadecanoate, methyl ether (CAS Reg. No. 72283- 36-4) when used as an inert ingredient in a pesticide chemical formulation. Ethox Chemicals, 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 oxirane, 2-methyl-, polymer with oxirane, mono-(9Z)-9- octadecanoate, methyl ether on food or feed commodities when used in accordance with these exemptions.
Product Cancellation Order for Certain Pesticide Registrations
Document Number: 2021-18490
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-08-27
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This notice announces EPA's order for the cancellations, voluntarily requested by the registrants and accepted by the Agency, of the products listed in Table 1 of Unit II, pursuant to the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA). This cancellation order follows a June 17, 2021 Federal Register Notice of Receipt of Requests from the registrants listed in Table 2 of Unit II to voluntarily cancel these product registrations. In the June 17, 2021 notice, EPA indicated that it would issue an order implementing the cancellations, unless the Agency received substantive comments within the 30-day comment period that would merit its further review of these requests, or unless the registrants withdrew their requests. The Agency did not receive any comments on the notice. Further, the registrants did not withdraw their requests. Accordingly, EPA hereby issues in this notice a cancellation order granting the requested cancellations. Any distribution, sale, or use of the products subject to this cancellation order is permitted only in accordance with the terms of this order, including any existing stocks provisions.
Pesticide Product Registration; Receipt of Applications for New Active Ingredients-August 2021
Document Number: 2021-18488
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-08-27
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.
Environmental Impact Statements; Notice of Availability
Document Number: 2021-18478
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-08-27
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Severe Area Submission Requirements for the 2008 Ozone NAAQS; California; Eastern Kern Nonattainment Area
Document Number: 2021-18344
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-08-26
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Under the Clean Air Act, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is establishing a schedule for the the California Air Resources Board (CARB) to submit revisions to the state implementation plan (SIP) addressing ``Severe'' area requirements for the 2008 8-hour ozone national ambient air quality standards (NAAQS) for the Eastern Kern nonattainment area (``Eastern Kern''). CARB will be required to submit SIP revisions addressing Severe area requirements for Eastern Kern, including revisions to new source review (NSR) rules, no later than January 7, 2023. Submittal of any necessary revisions to the title V rules that apply in Eastern Kern are due no later than January 7, 2022. Lastly, the EPA is establishing a deadline for implementation of new reasonably available control technology (RACT) rules as expeditiously as practicable but no later than July 7, 2024.