Federal Register Proposed Rules, Rules and Notices for May 31,2013

May 31,2013

NOTICES

Environmental Impacts Statements; Notice of Availability [FR DOC# 2013-12965]

Notification of a Public Teleconference of the Great Lakes Advisory Board [FR DOC# 2013-12962] SUMMARY:The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announces a public teleconference of the Great Lakes Advisory Board (GLAB). The purpose of the teleconference is to continue discussions that will inform the development of a draft Great Lakes Restoration Initiative FY 2015-2019 Action Plan.

Protection of Stratospheric Ozone: Request for Methyl Bromide Critical Use Exemption Applications for 2016 [FR DOC# 2013-12968] SUMMARY: EPA is soliciting applications for the critical use exemption from the phaseout of methyl bromide for 2016. Critical use exemptions last only one year. All entities interested in obtaining a critical use exemption for 2016 must provide EPA with technical and economic information to support a “critical use” claim and must do so by the deadline specified in this notice even if they have applied for an exemption in previous years. Today’s notice also invites interested parties to provide EPA with new data on the technical and economic feasibility of methyl bromide alternatives.

 

PROPOSED RULES

Proposed Modification of Significant New Uses of 1-Propene, 2,3,3,3-tetrafluoro- [FR DOC# 2013-12779] SUMMARY: Under section 5(a)(2) of the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA), EPA is proposing to amend the significant new use rule (SNUR) for the chemical substance identified as 1-Propene, 2,3,3,3- tetrafluoro-, which was the subject of premanufacture notice (PMN) P- 07-601. This action would amend the SNUR to allow the manufacture and processing for certain uses without requiring a significant new use notice (SNUN). EPA is proposing this amendment based on review of newly submitted exposure and toxicity data.

Disapproval of State Implementation Plan; Infrastructure Requirements for the 1997 8-Hour Ozone National Ambient Air Quality Standard; Montana [FR DOC# 2013-12970] SUMMARY: EPA is proposing to disapprove a specific portion of the State Implementation Plan (SIP) certifications submitted by the State of Montana to demonstrate that the SIP meets the infrastructure requirements of the Clean Air Act (CAA) for the National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS) promulgated for ozone on July 18, 1997. The CAA requires that each state, after a new or revised NAAQS is promulgated, review its SIP to ensure that it meets certain infrastructure requirements detailed in the CAA. The State of Montana submitted two certifications, dated November 28, 2007 and December 22, 2009, that its SIP met these requirements for the 1997 ozone NAAQS. EPA is proposing to disapprove a portion of the submitted revisions because the SIP does not meet the requirements in the CAA for state boards that approve permits or enforcement orders.

 

RULES

Expedited Approval of Alternative Test Procedures for the Analysis of Contaminants Under the Safe Drinking Water Act; Analysis and Sampling Procedures [FR DOC# 2013-12729] SUMMARY: This action announces the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA’s) approval of alternative testing methods for use in measuring the levels of contaminants in drinking water and determining compliance with national primary drinking water regulations. The Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA) authorizes EPA to approve the use of alternative testing methods through publication in the Federal Register. EPA is using this streamlined authority to make 84 additional methods available for analyzing drinking water samples. This expedited approach provides public water systems, laboratories, and primacy agencies with more timely access to new measurement techniques and greater flexibility in the selection of analytical methods, thereby reducing monitoring costs while maintaining public health protection.

Azoxystrobin; Pesticide Tolerance; Technical Correction [FR DOC# 2013-12750] SUMMARY: EPA issued a final rule in the Federal Register of April 24, 2013, establishing new and modifying existing tolerances for residues of azoxystrobin. EPA inadvertently omitted the revised tolerance for wheat, forage to the table in the regulatory text. This document corrects that omission.

 

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