Federal Register Proposed Rules, Rules and Notices for June 26,2013

June 26,2013

NOTICES

Integrated Science Assessment for Lead [FR DOC# 2013-15144] SUMMARY: EPA is announcing the availability of a final document titled, “Integrated Science Assessment for Lead” (EPA/600/R-10/075F). The document was prepared by the National Center for Environmental Assessment (NCEA) within EPA’s Office of Research and Development as part of the review of the national ambient air quality standards (NAAQS) for lead (Pb).

Product Cancellation Order for Certain Pesticide Registrations [FR DOC# 2013-15320] SUMMARY: 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 1a and 1b of Unit II. pursuant to the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA). This cancellation order follows a November 28, 2012 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 November 28, 2013 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 received one comment on the notice but it did not merit its further review of the request. Further, the registrants did not withdraw their requests. Accordingly, EPA hereby issues in this notice a cancellation order granting the requested cancellations. This order includes the last resmethrin product registrations in the United States. 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.

Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to OMB for Review and Approval; Comment Request; Emission Guidelines for Commercial and Industrial Solid Waste Incineration Units (Renewal) [FR DOC# 2013-15180] SUMMARY: In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.), this document announces that an Information Collection Request (ICR) has been forwarded to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval. This is a request to renew an existing approved collection. The ICR which is abstracted below describes the nature of the collection and the estimated burden and cost.

Registration Review; Draft Human Health and Ecological Risk Assessments; Notice of Availability [FR DOC# 2013-15304] SUMMARY: This notice announces the availability of EPA’s draft human health and ecological risk assessments for the registration review of acetaminophen, clofentezine, fluazinam, hexythiazox, quinclorac, sulfur, and triflumizole and opens a public comment period on these documents. Registration review is EPA’s periodic review of pesticide registrations to ensure that each pesticide continues to satisfy the statutory standard for registration, that is, the pesticide can perform its intended function without unreasonable adverse effects on human health or the environment. As part of the registration review process, the Agency has completed comprehensive draft risk assessments for each of the subject chemicals and is making them available for public comment. After reviewing comments received during the public comment period, EPA will issue revised risk assessments, if appropriate, explain any changes to the draft risk assessments, and respond to comments and may request public input on risk mitigation before completing a proposed registration review decision for each of the chemicals. Through this program, EPA is ensuring that each pesticide’s registration is based on current scientific and other knowledge, including its effects on human health and the environment.

Pesticide Maintenance Fee: Notice of Receipt of Requests to Voluntarily Cancel Certain Pesticide Registrations [FR DOC# 2013-15034] SUMMARY: 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 its 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 only if such sale, distribution, or use is consistent with the terms as described in the final order.

Registration Review; Pesticide Dockets Opened for Review and Comment; Announcement of Registration Review Case Closures [FR DOC# 2013-15325] SUMMARY: With this document, EPA is opening the public comment period for several registration reviews. Registration review is EPA’s periodic review of pesticide registrations to ensure that each pesticide continues to satisfy the statutory standard for registration, that is, the pesticide can perform its intended function without unreasonable adverse effects on human health or the environment. Registration review dockets contain information that will assist the public in understanding the types of information and issues that the Agency may consider during the course of registration reviews. Through this program, EPA is ensuring that each pesticide’s registration is based on current scientific and other knowledge, including its effects on human health and the environment. This document also announces the registration review case closures for the pesticides oxydemeton-methyl (ODM) (case <greek-i>0258) and resmethrin (case <greek-i>0421), and the availability of their respective Case Closure Documents. The cancellation of all ODM registrations will become effective on December 31, 2014. The cancellation of all resmethrin registrations will become effective December 31, 2015. These case closures are being announced herein with no comment period.
PROPOSED RULES

Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Ohio; Redesignation of the Ohio Portion of the Wheeling Area to Attainment of the 1997 Annual Standard for Fine Particulate Matter [FR DOC# 2013-15295] SUMMARY: EPA is issuing a supplement to its proposed approval of Ohio’s request to redesignate the Ohio portion of the Wheeling, West Virginia- Ohio, area to attainment for the 1997 annual National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS or standard) for fine particulate matter (PM<INF>2.5</INF>). 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 November 30, 2012. This supplemental proposal addresses the effects of a January 4, 2013, decision of the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia (DC Circuit or Court) to remand to EPA two final rules implementing the 1997 PM<INF>2.5</INF> standard. In this supplemental proposal, EPA is also proposing to approve a supplement to the emission inventories previously submitted by Ohio. EPA is proposing that the inventories for ammonia and volatile organic compounds (VOC), in conjunction with the inventories for nitrogen oxides (NO<INF>X</INF>), direct PM<INF>2.5,</INF> and sulfur dioxide (SO<INF>2</INF>) that EPA previously proposed to approve, meet the comprehensive emissions inventory requirements of the Clean Air Act (CAA or Act). EPA is seeking comment only on the issues raised in its supplemental proposal, and is not re-opening for comment other issues raised in its prior proposal.

Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Ohio; Redesignation of the Ohio Portion of the Parkersburg-Marietta Area to Attainment of the 1997 Annual Standard for Fine Particulate Matter [FR DOC# 2013-15301] SUMMARY: EPA is issuing a supplement to its proposed approval of Ohio’s request to redesignate the Ohio portion of the Parkersburg-Marietta, West Virginia-Ohio, area to attainment for the 1997 annual National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS or standard) for fine particulate matter (PM<INF>2.5</INF>). 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 November 30, 2012. This supplemental proposal addresses the effects of a January 4, 2013, decision of the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia (D.C. Circuit or Court) to remand to EPA two final rules implementing the 1997 PM<INF>2.5</INF> standard. In this supplemental proposal, EPA is also proposing to approve a supplement to the emission inventories previously submitted by Ohio. EPA is proposing that the inventories for ammonia and volatile organic compounds (VOC), in conjunction with the inventories for nitrogen oxides (NO<INF>X</INF>), direct PM<INF>2.5</INF>, and sulfur dioxide (SO<INF>2</INF>) that EPA previously proposed to approve, meet the comprehensive emissions inventory requirements of the Clean Air Act (CAA or Act). EPA is seeking comment only on the issues raised in its supplemental proposal, and is not re-opening for comment other issues raised in its prior proposal.

 

RULES

Significant New Use Rules on Certain Chemical Substances [FR DOC# 2013-15032] SUMMARY: EPA is finalizing significant new use rules (SNURs) under section 5(a)(2) of the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) for 17 chemical substances which were the subject of premanufacture notices (PMNs). Fifteen of these chemical substances are subject to TSCA section 5(e) consent orders issued by EPA. This action would require persons who intend to manufacture, or process any of these 17 chemical substances for an activity that is designated as a significant new use by this proposed rule to notify EPA at least 90 days before commencing that activity. The required notification would provide EPA with the opportunity to evaluate the intended use and, if necessary, to prohibit or limit that activity before it occurs.

Approval and Promulgation of Implementation Plans; Designation of Areas for Air Quality Planning Purposes; California; South Coast Air Basin; Approval of PM10 [FR DOC# 2013-15145] SUMMARY: EPA is approving, as a revision to the California State implementation plan (SIP), the State’s request to redesignate the Los Angeles-South Coast Air Basin (South Coast) 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 approving the PM<INF>10</INF> maintenance plan and the associated PM<INF>10</INF> motor vehicle emissions budgets for use in transportation conformity determinations necessary for the South Coast PM<INF>10</INF> area. Finally, EPA is approving the attainment year emissions inventory. EPA is taking these actions because the SIP revision meets the requirements of the Clean Air Act (CAA) and EPA guidance for such plans and motor vehicle emissions budgets.

Sulfoxaflor; Pesticide Tolerances; Technical Correction [FR DOC# 2013-15306] SUMMARY: EPA issued a final rule in the Federal Register of May 17, 2013, concerning the establishment of tolerances for the insecticide sulfoxaflor on multiple commodities. This document corrects an inadvertent error by moving the tolerances established under 40 CFR 180.670 to 40 CFR 180.668 and removing Sec. 180.670. This document additionally removes the time-limited tolerances for cotton, undelinted seed; cotton, gin byproducts; and cotton, hulls as the tolerances have been superseded by permanent tolerances.

 

 

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