Federal Register Proposed Rules, Rules and Notices for July 24,2013

July 24,2013

NOTICES

Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Collection; Comment
Request [FR DOC# 2013-17832] SUMMARY: In compliance with the Paperwork
Reduction Act (PRA), this document announces that EPA is planning to submit
an Information Collection Request (ICR) to the Office of Management and
Budget (OMB). The ICR, entitled: “EPA’s Design for the Environment (DfE)
Logo Redesign Consultations” and identified by EPA ICR No. 2487.01 and OMB
Control No. 2070-new, represents a new request. Before submitting the ICR to
OMB for review and approval, EPA is soliciting comments on specific aspects
of the proposed information collection that is summarized in this document.
The ICR and accompanying material are available in the docket for public
review and comment.

Seventy-Second Report of the TSCA Interagency Testing Committee to the
Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency; Receipt of Report and
Request for Comments [FR DOC# 2013-17545] SUMMARY: The Toxic Substances
Control Act (TSCA) Interagency Testing Committee (ITC) transmitted its 72nd
ITC Report to the Acting EPA Administrator on June 13, 2013. In the 72nd ITC
Report, which is included with this notice, the ITC is revising the TSCA
section 4(e) Priority Testing List by removing 16 chemicals with
insufficient dermal absorption rate data, 98 High Production Volume (HPV)
Challenge Program orphan chemicals, and 50 diisocyanates and related
compounds. The ITC is removing 16 chemicals with insufficient dermal
absorption rate data because information from dermal studies can be readily
obtained through the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development
(OECD) and EPA databases or other authoritative scientific resources. The
ITC is removing the 98 HPV Challenge Program orphan chemicals because they
no longer meet the <ls-thn-eq>= 1 million lb criterion for the HPV Challenge
Program. The ITC is removing the 50 diisocyanates and related compounds
because their production or importation volumes were not reported to the
2006 Inventory Update Reporting (IUR) rule or the 2012 Chemical Data
Reporting (CDR) rule.

Ortho-Phthalaldehyde; Receipt of Application for Emergency Exemption,
Solicitation of Public Comment [FR DOC# 2013-17419] SUMMARY: EPA has
received a specific exemption request from the National Aeronautics and
Space Administration (NASA) to use the pesticide ortho-phthalaldehyde (OPA)
(CAS No. 643-79-8) to treat the International Space Station internal active
thermal control system (IATCS) coolant including the United States (U.S.)
Laboratory, the Japanese Experiment Module, the Columbus and Node with a
total volume of 829 L with a maximum of 1,974 cm\3\ OPA resin/year to
control aerobic/microaerophilic water bacteria. The applicant proposes the
use of a new chemical which has not been registered by EPA. EPA is
soliciting public comment before making the decision whether or not to grant
the exemption.
PROPOSED RULES

Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; West
Virginia; Redesignation of the West Virginia Portion of the Wheeling, WV-OH
1997 Annual Fine Particulate Matter Nonattainment Area to Attainment and
Approval of the Associated Maintenance Plan [FR DOC# 2013-17704] SUMMARY:
EPA is issuing a supplement to its proposed approval of the State of West
Virginia’s request to redesignate the West Virginia portion of the Wheeling,
WV-OH fine particulate matter (PM<INF>2.5</INF>) nonattainment area
(Wheeling Area or Area) to attainment for the 1997 annual PM<INF>2.5</INF>
national ambient air quality standard (NAAQS). This supplemental proposal
revises and expands the basis for proposing approval of the State’s request
in light of developments since EPA issued its initial proposal on December
11, 2012. This supplemental proposal addresses the effects of the decision
of the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia (D.C.
Circuit Court) on January 4, 2013 to remand to EPA two final rules
implementing the PM<INF>2.5</INF> NAAQS. EPA is seeking comment only on the
issues raised in this supplemental proposal and is not reopening for comment
other issues raised in its prior proposal.

Approval and Promulgation of Implementation Plans; Designation of Areas for
Air Quality Planning Purposes; State of California; PM10 [FR DOC# 2013-
17825] SUMMARY: EPA is proposing to approve, as a revision of the California
state implementation plan, the State’s request to redesignate the Sacramento
nonattainment area to attainment for the 24-hour particulate matter of ten
microns or less (PM<INF>10</INF>) National Ambient Air Quality Standard
(NAAQS). EPA is also proposing to approve the PM<INF>10</INF> maintenance
plan and the associated motor vehicle emissions budgets for use in
transportation conformity determinations necessary for the Sacramento area.
Finally, EPA is proposing to approve the attainment year emissions
inventory. EPA is proposing these actions because the SIP revision meets the
requirements of the Clean Air Act and EPA guidance for such plans and motor
vehicle emissions budgets.

National Oil and Hazardous Substances Pollution Contingency Plan; National
Priorities List: Deletion of the Sola Optical U.S.A., Inc. Superfund Site
[FR DOC# 2013-17826] SUMMARY: The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
Region 9 is issuing a Notice of Intent to Delete the Sola Optical U.S.A.,
Inc. Superfund Site (Site) located in Petaluma, California, 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). The EPA and the State of California,
through the Regional Water Quality Control Board– San Francisco Bay Region,
have determined that all appropriate response actions under CERCLA have been
completed. However, this deletion does not preclude future actions under
Superfund.

Implementation of the 2008 National Ambient Air Quality Standards for Ozone:
State Implementation Plan Requirements [FR DOC# 2013-17830] SUMMARY: The EPA
is announcing an extension of the public comment period on the Proposed Rule
Regarding “Implementation of the 2008 National Ambient Air Quality
Standards for Ozone: State Implementation Plan Requirements” (June 6,
2013). The EPA is extending the comment period that originally was scheduled
to end on August 5, 2013. The extended comment period will close on
September 4, 2013. The EPA is extending the comment period because of a
request we received in a timely manner.
RULES

Approval and Promulgation of Implementation Plans: Atlanta, Georgia 1997 8-
Hour Ozone Nonattainment Area; Reasonable Further Progress Plan [FR DOC#
2013-17689] SUMMARY: Due to the receipt of an adverse comment, EPA is
withdrawing the May 29, 2013, direct final rule to approve Georgia’s October
21, 2009, state implementation plan (SIP) submission to address the
reasonable further progress (RFP) plan requirements for the Atlanta, Georgia
1997 8-hour ozone national ambient air quality standards (NAAQS)
nonattainment area. EPA is considering this comment and will address the
comment in a subsequent action. EPA will not institute a second comment
period on this action.

National Oil and Hazardous Substances Pollution Contingency Plan; National
Priorities List: Deletion of the Sola Optical U.S.A., Inc. Superfund Site
[FR DOC# 2013-17828] SUMMARY: The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
Region 9 is publishing a direct final Notice of Deletion of the Sola Optical
U.S.A., Inc. Superfund Site (Site), located in Petaluma, California, 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
California, through the California Regional Water Quality Control Board–San
Francisco Bay Region, because EPA has determined that all appropriate
response actions under CERCLA have been completed. However, this deletion
does not preclude future actions under Superfund.

Imazosulfuron; Pesticide Tolerances [FR DOC# 2013-17823] SUMMARY: This
regulation establishes tolerances for residues of imazosulfuron in or on the
melon subgroup 9A and the tuberous and corm subgroup 1C. Interregional
Research Project Number 4 (IR-4) requested these tolerances under the
Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA).

Mancozeb; Pesticide Tolerances [FR DOC# 2013-17869] SUMMARY: This regulation
establishes tolerances for residues of mancozeb in or on walnuts and
tangerines. United Phosphorus requested the tolerance for walnuts and Dow
AgroSciences requested the tolerance for tangerines under the Federal Food,
Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA)

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