Federal Register Proposed Rules, Rules and Notices for September 11,2013

September 11,2013

NOTICES

Draft Research Report: Investigation of Ground Water Contamination Near Pavillion, Wyoming [FR DOC#
2013-22114] SUMMARY: Following the June 20, 2013, press release, the EPA is discontinuing the public
comment period for the external review of the draft research report titled, “Investigation of Ground Water
Contamination near Pavillion, Wyoming.” The draft research report was prepared by the National Risk
Management Research Laboratory, within the EPA Office of Research and Development, and EPA Region 8.
The EPA does not plan to finalize or seek peer review of this draft report.

SFIREG Full Committee; Notice of Public Meeting [FR DOC# 2013-21907] SUMMARY: The Association of
American Pesticide Control Officials (AAPCO)/State FIFRA Issues Research and Evaluation Group
(SFIREG), Environmental Quality Issues (EQI) Committee will hold a 2-day meeting, beginning on October
21, 2013, and ending October 22, 2013. This notice announces the location and times for the meeting and
sets the tentative agenda topics.

Notice of Receipt of Pesticide Products; Registration Applications To Register New Uses [FR DOC# 2013-
22081] SUMMARY: This notice announces receipt of applications to register new uses for pesticide products
containing currently registered active ingredients pursuant to the provisions of section 3(c) of the Federal
Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA), as amended. This notice provides the public with an
opportunity to comment on the applications.

 
PROPOSED RULES

Revisions to Reporting and Recordkeeping Requirements, and Proposed Confidentiality Determinations
Under the Greenhouse Gas Reporting Program [FR DOC# 2013-21773] SUMMARY: The EPA is proposing
amendments to reporting and recordkeeping requirements and an alternative verification approach for the
Greenhouse Gas Reporting Program. This action addresses concerns about the potential release of certain
data that are inputs to emission equations for which the reporting deadline was deferred until March 31, 2015
while maintaining the EPA’s ability to verify emissions and ensure compliance with the Greenhouse Gas
Reporting Program. In addition, the EPA is proposing confidentiality determinations for the newly proposed
data elements in this action.

 
RULES

Significant New Use Rule on Certain Chemical Substances [FR DOC# 2013-22112] SUMMARY: Under the
Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA), EPA is finalizing the significant new use rule (SNUR) for three
chemical substances which were the subject of premanufacture notices (PMNs) and subject to a TSCA
section 5(e) consent order issued by EPA. This action requires persons who intend to manufacture (including
import) or process any of these three chemical substances for an activity that is designated as a significant
new use by this final rule to notify EPA at least 90 days before commencing that activity. The required
notification will provide EPA with the opportunity to evaluate the intended use and, if necessary, to prohibit or
limit that activity before it occurs.

Prometryn; Pesticide Tolerances [FR DOC# 2013-22107] SUMMARY: This regulation establishes tolerances
for residues of prometryn in or on succulent snap bean, dill oil, fresh dillweed leaves, and dried dillweed
leaves. This regulation additionally removes the established tolerance with regional restrictions on dill, since it
is superseded by the tolerance on fresh dillweed leaves. Interregional Research Project Number 4 (IR-4)
requested these tolerances under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA).

Polyurethane-Type Polymers; Tolerance Exemption [FR DOC# 2013-22104] SUMMARY: This regulation
establishes an exemption from the requirement of a tolerance for residues of polymers produced by the
reaction of either 1,6-hexanediisocyanate; 2,4,4-trimethyl-1,6-hexanediisocyanate; 5-isocyanato-1-
(isocyanatomethyl)-1,3,3-trimethyIcyclohexane (isophoronediisocyanate); 4,4′-methylene-bis-1,1′-
cyclohexanediisocyanate; 4,4′-methylene-bis-1,1′ benzyldiisocyanate; or 1,3-bis-(2-isocyanatopropan-2-
yl)benzene with polyethyleneglycol and end-capped with one or a mixture of more than one of octanol,
decanol, dodecanol, tetradecanol, hexadecanol, octadecanol, and octadec-9-enol or polyethyleneglycol
ethers of octanol, decanol, dodecanol, tetradecanol, hexadecanol, octadecanol, and octadec-9-enol (also
known as polyurethane-type polymers), when used as an inert ingredient in a pesticide chemical formulation.
Syngenta Crop Protection, 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 polyurethane-type polymers on food or feed
commodities.

Styrene, Copolymers with Acrylic Acid and/or Methacrylic Acid; Tolerance Exemption [FR DOC# 2013-21919]
SUMMARY: This regulation revises an exemption from the requirement of a tolerance for residues of styrene,
copolymers with acrylic acid and/or methacrylic acid, with none and/or one or more of the following
monomers: Acrylamidopropyl methyl sulfonic acid, methallyl sulfonic acid, 3-sulfopropyl acrylate, 3-
sulfopropyl methacrylate, hydroxypropyl methacrylate, hydroxypropyl acrylate, hydroxyethyl methacrylate,
and/or hydroxyethyl acrylate; and its sodium, potassium, ammonium, monoethanolamine, and
triethanolamine salts; the resulting polymer having a minimum number average molecular weight (in amu),
1,200 when used as an inert ingredient in a pesticide chemical formulation to include the monomer lauryl
methacrylate. Toxcel, (7140 Heritage Village Plaza, Gainesville, VA 20156) on behalf of Akzo Nobel Surface
Chemistry, (909 Mueller Ave., Chattanooga, TN 37406) submitted a petition to EPA under the Federal Food,
Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA), requesting an exemption from the requirement of a tolerance.

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