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Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Draft Recovery Plan for Franciscan Manzanita (Arctostaphylos franciscana)
Document Number: 2018-27825
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-12-26
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, announce the availability of the Draft Recovery Plan for Franciscan Manzanita (Arctostaphylos franciscana) for public review and comment. The draft recovery plan includes objective, measurable criteria for downlisting the species to threatened, and site-specific actions necessary to reclassify the species from endangered to threatened on the Federal Lists of Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants.
Special Conditions: Airbus Model A330-200, A330-200F, A330-300 and A330-900 Series Airplanes; Electronic System Security Protection From Unauthorized Internal Access
Document Number: 2018-27818
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-12-26
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
These special conditions are issued for the Airbus Model A330- 200, A330-200F, A330-300, and A330-900 series airplanes. These airplanes will have a novel or unusual design feature when compared to the state of technology envisioned in the airworthiness standards for transport category airplanes. This design feature is airplane electronic systems and networks that allow access, from aircraft internal sources (e.g., wireless devices, internet connectivity), to the airplane's previously isolated, internal, electronic components. The applicable airworthiness regulations do not contain adequate or appropriate safety standards for this design feature. These special conditions contain the additional safety standards that the Administrator considers necessary to establish a level of safety equivalent to that established by the existing airworthiness standards.
Special Conditions: Airbus Model A330-200, A330-200F, A330-300 and A330-900 Series Airplanes; Electronic System Security Protection From Unauthorized External Access
Document Number: 2018-27817
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-12-26
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
These special conditions are issued for the Airbus Model A330- 200, A330-200F, A330-300, and A330-900 series airplanes. These airplanes will have a novel or unusual design feature when compared to the state of technology envisioned in the airworthiness standards for transport category airplanes. This design feature is airplane electronic systems and networks that allow access from external sources (e.g., wireless devices, internet connectivity) to the airplane's internal electronic components. The applicable airworthiness regulations do not contain adequate or appropriate safety standards for this design feature. These special conditions contain the additional safety standards that the Administrator considers necessary to establish a level of safety equivalent to that established by the existing airworthiness standards.
Certain Dental Ceramics, Products Thereof, and Methods of Making the Same Termination of Investigation with a Finding of No Violation of Section 337
Document Number: 2018-27815
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-12-26
Agency: International Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Notice is hereby given that the U.S. International Trade Commission has found no violation of section 337 of the Tariff Act of 1930 in the above-captioned investigation. The investigation is terminated.
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 2018-27814
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-12-26
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request; FSA Payment Vehicle Account (PVA) Program Pilot Institutions
Document Number: 2018-27813
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-12-26
Agency: Department of Education
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, ED is proposing a new information collection.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Collection; Comment Request; Medicated Feed Mill License Application
Document Number: 2018-27812
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-12-26
Agency: Food and Drug Administration, Department of Health and Human Services
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA or Agency) is announcing an opportunity for public comment on the proposed collection of certain information by the Agency. Under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA), Federal Agencies are required to publish notice in the Federal Register concerning each proposed collection of information, including each proposed extension of an existing collection of information, and to allow 60 days for public comment in response to the notice. This notice solicits comments on the medicated feed mill licensing system.
Notice of Availability of Record of Decision for the Hawaiian Islands and Southern California Training and Testing Final Environmental Impact Statement/Overseas Environmental Impact Statement
Document Number: 2018-27811
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-12-26
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Navy
The United States Department of the Navy (DoN), after carefully weighing the strategic, operational, and environmental consequences of the Proposed Action, announces its decision to conduct training and testing activities as identified in Alternative 1 of the Hawaii-Southern California Training and Testing (HSTT) Final Environmental Impact Statement (EIS)/Overseas Environmental Impact Statement (OEIS) dated October 2018. Under Alternative 1, the DoN will be able to meet current and future DoN training and testing requirements.
List of Approved Spent Fuel Storage Casks: TN Americas LLC, Standardized NUHOMS® System, Certificate of Compliance No. 1004, Renewed Amendment No. 15
Document Number: 2018-27810
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-12-26
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is confirming the effective date of January 22, 2019, for the direct final rule that was published in the Federal Register on November 7, 2018. This direct final rule amended the NRC's spent fuel storage regulations by revising the ``List of approved spent fuel storage casks'' to include Renewed Amendment No. 15 to Certificate of Compliance No. 1004 for the TN Americas LLC Standardized NUHOMS[supreg] Horizontal Modular Storage System (NUHOMS[supreg] System). Because this amendment is subsequent to the renewal of the TN Americas LLC Standardized NUHOMS[supreg] Certificate of Compliance No. 1004 system and, therefore, subject to the Aging Management Program requirements of the renewed certificate, it is referred to as ``Renewed Amendment No. 15.''
Neurological Devices; Reclassification of Electroconvulsive Therapy Devices; Effective Date of Requirement for Premarket Approval for Electroconvulsive Therapy Devices for Certain Specified Intended Uses
Document Number: 2018-27809
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-12-26
Agency: Food and Drug Administration, Department of Health and Human Services
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is issuing a final order to reclassify the electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) device for use in treating catatonia or a severe major depressive episode (MDE) associated with major depressive disorder (MDD) or bipolar disorder (BPD) in patients age 13 years and older who are treatment-resistant or who require a rapid response due to the severity of their psychiatric or medical condition, which is a preamendments class III device, into class II (special controls). FDA is also issuing this final order to require the filing of a premarket approval application (PMA) or a notice of completion of a product development protocol (PDP) for the preamendments class III ECT devices for all other uses that are not being reclassified to class II (product code GXC).
Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting
Document Number: 2018-27808
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-12-26
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council will hold a half day meeting via webinar of its Standing, Reef Fish, and Mackerel Scientific and Statistical Committees (SSC).
Modified Risk Tobacco Product Applications for IQOS System With Marlboro Heatsticks, IQOS System With Marlboro Smooth Menthol Heatsticks, and IQOS System With Marlboro Fresh Menthol Heatsticks Submitted by Philip Morris Products S.A.; Closing of Comment Period
Document Number: 2018-27807
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-12-26
Agency: Food and Drug Administration, Department of Health and Human Services
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is announcing a closing date for the period for public comment on modified risk tobacco product applications (MRTPAs) submitted by Philip Morris Products S.A. for its IQOS system products. FDA recently received amendments to these MRTPAs and has made them available for public comment.
Pacific Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting
Document Number: 2018-27806
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-12-26
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The Ecosystem and Highly Migratory Species (HMS) Subcommittees of the Pacific Fishery Management Council's (Pacific Council's) Scientific and Statistical Committee (SSC) will hold a meeting via webinar to review analyses of drivers of albacore distribution and availability to fisheries in the California Current. The webinar meeting is open to the public.
Determination of Regulatory Review Period for Purposes of Patent Extension; ADLYXIN
Document Number: 2018-27805
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-12-26
Agency: Food and Drug Administration, Department of Health and Human Services
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA or Agency) has determined the regulatory review period for ADLYXIN and is publishing this notice of that determination as required by law. FDA has made the determination because of the submission of an application to the Director of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), Department of Commerce, for the extension of a patent which claims that human drug product.
Medicare & Medicaid Programs, and Other Program Initiatives, and Priorities; Meeting of the Advisory Panel on Outreach and Education (APOE), January 16, 2019
Document Number: 2018-27804
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-12-26
Agency: Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, Department of Health and Human Services
This notice announces the next meeting of the Advisory Panel on Outreach and Education (APOE) (the Panel) in accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act. The Panel advises and makes recommendations to the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and the Administrator of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) on opportunities to enhance the effectiveness of consumer education strategies concerning CMS programs, initiatives, and priorities. This meeting is open to the public.
Paroling, Recommitting, and Supervising Federal Prisoners: Prisoners Serving Sentences Under the United States and District of Columbia Codes
Document Number: 2018-27803
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-12-26
Agency: Department of Justice
The United States Parole Commission is revising a rule that authorizes the Chairman to delegate a Commissioner to conduct parole hearings. This procedural change will permit a Commissioner to conduct parole hearings and vote on the decision resulting from the proceeding, providing for a more efficient use of agency resources.
Medicare Program; Request for Renewal of Deeming Authority of the Utilization Review Accreditation Commission (URAC) for Health Maintenance Organizations and Preferred Provider Organizations
Document Number: 2018-27802
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-12-26
Agency: Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, Department of Health and Human Services
This proposed notice announces that CMS is considering granting approval of the Utilization Review Accreditation Commission's (URAC) renewal application for Medicare Advantage ``deeming authority'' of Health Maintenance Organizations and Preferred Provider Organizations. This new 6-year term of approval would begin on the date of publication of the final notice. This notice also announces a 30-day period for the public to submit comments on CMS' renewal of the application.
Railroad Revenue Adequacy-2017 Determination
Document Number: 2018-27799
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-12-26
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
On December 21, 2018, the Board served a decision announcing the 2017 revenue adequacy determinations for the Nation's Class I railroads. Four carriers (BNSF Railway Company, Norfolk Southern Combined Railroad Subsidiaries, Soo Line Corporation, and Union Pacific Railroad Company) were found to be revenue adequate.
Privacy Act of 1974; Implementation
Document Number: 2018-27798
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-12-26
Agency: Department of Justice
The Office of the Inspector General (OIG), a component within the United States Department of Justice (DOJ or Department), is finalizing its Privacy Act exemption regulations for the system of records titled, ``Data Analytics Program Records System,'' JUSTICE/OIG- 006, which were published as a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) on March 28, 2018. Specifically, the Department's regulations will exempt the records maintained in JUSTICE/OIG-006 from one or more provisions of the Privacy Act and implement other administrative changes. The exemptions are necessary to avoid interference with the law enforcement functions and responsibilities of OIG. The Department received 21 comments on the NPRM, none of which addressed the substance of the proposed Privacy Act exemption regulations for JUSTICE/OIG-006.
Distribution of the 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, and 2011 Digital Audio Recording Technology Royalty Funds for the Sound Recordings Funds
Document Number: 2018-27797
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-12-26
Agency: Copyright Royalty Board, Library of Congress, Library of Congress, Agencies and Commissions
The Copyright Royalty Judges announce the commencement of a proceeding to determine the distribution of the digital audio recording technology royalty fees in the 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, and 2011 Sound Recordings Funds. The Judges also announce the date by which a party who wishes to participate in this proceeding must file its Petition to Participate and the accompanying filing fee, if applicable.
Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards; Motor Vehicle Brake Fluids
Document Number: 2018-27796
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2018-12-26
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
NHTSA withdraws its notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM), published on February 3, 2010, proposing amendments to the Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) No. 116, Motor Vehicle Brake Fluids. Since publication of the NPRM and after review of the comments, the agency has determined that updates and corrections outside the scope of the notice are necessary in order to publish a final rule. Based on this, the agency has decided to withdraw the proposal to amend FMVSS No. 116.
Temporary Exemption From Motor Vehicle Safety and Bumper Standards
Document Number: 2018-27795
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-12-26
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
This document amends NHTSA's regulation on temporary exemption from the Federal motor vehicle safety standards (FMVSS) and bumper standards to expedite the publishing of notices soliciting public comment on exemption petitions. It does so by eliminating the provision calling for the Agency to determine that a petition is complete before the Agency publishes a notice summarizing the petition and soliciting public comments on it. As amended, the regulation continues to provide that the Agency will, as it does now, determine whether a petition contains adequate justification in deciding whether to grant or deny the petition. The intended effect of these changes is to enable the Agency to solicit public comments more quickly.
Louisiana: Final Authorization of State Hazardous Waste Management Program Revision
Document Number: 2018-27794
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-12-26
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
On September 5, 2018, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) published a notice of proposed rulemaking to approve a revision to the State of Louisiana hazardous waste program under the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) and provided for a thirty-day public comment period. The public comment period closed on October 5, 2018, and EPA received fifteen comments. The EPA has reviewed and analyzed all submitted comments, and now issues this final rule. After consideration of all comments, EPA confirms that the program revisions to the State of Louisiana hazardous waste program satisfy all requirements needed to qualify for final authorization.
Organization, Functions, and Delegations of Authority; Part G; Indian Health Service
Document Number: 2018-27793
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-12-26
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Indian Health Service
Safety Zone; Mathai Fireworks, Detroit River, Detroit, MI
Document Number: 2018-27790
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-12-26
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone for navigable waters within a 420-foot radius of a portion of the Detroit River, Detroit, MI. This zone is necessary to protect spectators and vessels from potential hazards associated with the Mathai marriage proposal fireworks.
2019 Privately Owned Vehicle (POV) Mileage Reimbursement Rates; 2019 Standard Mileage Rate for Moving Purposes
Document Number: 2018-27789
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-12-26
Agency: General Services Administration, Agencies and Commissions
GSA is updating the mileage reimbursement rate for privately owned vehicles (POV) as required by statute. This information will be available in FTR Bulletin 19-03, which can be found on GSA's website at www.gsa.gov/mileage.
Taking and Importing Marine Mammals; Taking Marine Mammals Incidental to the U.S. Navy Training and Testing Activities in the Atlantic Fleet Training and Testing Study Area
Document Number: 2018-27788
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-12-26
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS has received a request from the U.S. Navy (Navy) to amend NMFS' Marine Mammal Protection Act (MMPA) regulations authorizing the take of marine mammals incidental to Navy training and testing activities conducted in the Atlantic Fleet Training and Testing (AFTT) Study Area from November 2018 to November 2023 to cover seven years of the Navy's activities, instead of five. Section 316 of the John S. McCain National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2019 (2019 NDAA), signed into law on August 13, 2018, amended the MMPA to extend the maximum period for MMPA incidental take regulations under section 101(a)(5)(A) from five to seven years for military readiness activities. The Navy's activities qualify as military readiness activities pursuant to the MMPA, as amended by the NDAA for Fiscal Year 2004. The Navy proposes no changes to their specified activities, mitigation measures, monitoring, or reporting and requests that NMFS amend the final rule issued on November 14, 2018, to authorize incidental take of marine mammals for the two additional years now allowed under the statute. NMFS invites the public to provide information, suggestions, and comments on the Navy's application.
Regulatory Capital Treatment for High Volatility Commercial Real Estate (HVCRE) Exposures
Document Number: 2018-27786
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2018-12-26
Agency: Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury
This document corrects OCC's Regulatory Flexibility Act certification for the proposed rule that was published in the Federal Register on September 28, 2018, entitled ``Regulatory Capital Treatment for High Volatility Commercial Real Estate (HVCRE) Exposures.''
Notice of Request for Comments: V2X Communications
Document Number: 2018-27785
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-12-26
Agency: Department of Transportation, Office of the Secretary
Over the past several years, the Department of Transportation and its operating administrations have engaged in numerous activities related to connected vehicles, including vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V), vehicle-to-infrastructure (V2I), and vehicle-to-pedestrian (V2P) communications, collectively referred to as ``V2X'' communications. Recently, there have been developments in core aspects of the communication technologies that could be associated with V2X. This notice requests comment on how these developments impact both V2X in general and the Department's role in encouraging the integration of V2X.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request; Application for Extension of Time for Payment of Tax Due to Undue Hardship
Document Number: 2018-27783
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-12-26
Agency: Department of the Treasury
The Department of the Treasury will submit the following information collection requests to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and clearance in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, on or after the date of publication of this notice. The public is invited to submit comments on these requests.
Arts Advisory Panel Meetings
Document Number: 2018-27782
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-12-26
Agency: National Foundation on the Arts and the Humanities, Agencies and Commissions, National Endowment for the Arts
Pursuant to the Federal Advisory Committee Act, as amended, notice is hereby given that 1 meeting of the Arts Advisory Panel to the National Council on the Arts will be held by teleconference or videoconference.
Pesticides; Petition Seeking Rulemaking or a Formal Agency Interpretation for Planted Seeds Treated With Systemic Insecticides; Request for Comment
Document Number: 2018-27780
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-12-26
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is seeking public comment on a petition from the Center for Food Safety (CSF) requesting that the Agency either initiate a rulemaking or issue a formal Agency interpretation for planted seeds treated with systemic insecticides. CSF believes that the Agency has improperly applied the treated article exemption in exempting these products from registration and labeling requirements under the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA).
30-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Request To Change End User, End Use and/or Destination of Hardware
Document Number: 2018-27778
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-12-26
Agency: Department of State
The Department of State has submitted the information collection described below to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for approval. In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 we are requesting comments on this collection from all interested individuals and organizations. The purpose of this Notice is to allow 30 days for public comment.
Air Plan Approval; Ohio; Open Burning Rules
Document Number: 2018-27777
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2018-12-26
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to approve revisions to the open burning standards in the Ohio State Implementation Plan (SIP) under the Clean Air Act (CAA). On June 4, 2018, Ohio Environmental Protection Agency (Ohio) requested the approval of its revised open burning rules, which include adding requirements for air curtain burners, allowing law enforcement to burn seized drugs, further restricting the materials that may burned, and updating definitions and references.
Air Plan Approval; Maine; Infrastructure State Implementation Plan Requirements for the 2010 Sulfur Dioxide NAAQS
Document Number: 2018-27773
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2018-12-26
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to approve elements of the State Implementation Plan (SIP) submission from Maine that addresses the infrastructure and interstate transport requirements of the Clean Air Act (CAA or Act) for the 2010 sulfur dioxide (SO2) National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS). The infrastructure requirements are designed to ensure that the structural components of each state's air quality management program are adequate to meet the state's responsibilities under the CAA. This action is being taken under the Clean Air Act.
Special Local Regulations; Marine Events in the Coast Guard Sector Detroit Captain of the Port Zone
Document Number: 2018-27772
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-12-26
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is updating its recurring special local regulations in the Captain of the Port Detroit. This rule updates fifteen special local regulation locations, dates, and sizes, adds six special local regulations, removes six established special local regulations, and reformats the regulations into an easier to read table format. These amendments will ensure safety of life on navigable waters to be used for a various events immediately prior to, during, and immediately after these events.
Rules Relating to the Submission and Consideration of Petitions for Duty Suspensions and Reductions
Document Number: 2018-27768
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-12-26
Agency: International Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The United States International Trade Commission (Commission) is adopting as a final rule the interim rule published on September 30, 2016. The rule concerns the submission and consideration of petitions for duty suspensions and reductions under the American Manufacturing and Competitiveness Act of 2016.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Request and Comment Request
Document Number: 2018-27767
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-12-26
Agency: Social Security Administration, Agencies and Commissions
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request; Labeling and Advertising Requirements Under the Federal Alcohol Administration Act
Document Number: 2018-27766
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-12-26
Agency: Department of the Treasury
The Department of the Treasury will submit the following information collection requests to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and clearance in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, on or after the date of publication of this notice. The public is invited to submit comments on these requests.
Bump-Stock-Type Devices
Document Number: 2018-27763
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-12-26
Agency: Department of Justice, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives
The Department of Justice is amending the regulations of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF) to clarify that bump-stock-type devicesmeaning ``bump fire'' stocks, slide-fire devices, and devices with certain similar characteristicsare ``machineguns'' as defined by the National Firearms Act of 1934 and the Gun Control Act of 1968 because such devices allow a shooter of a semiautomatic firearm to initiate a continuous firing cycle with a single pull of the trigger. Specifically, these devices convert an otherwise semiautomatic firearm into a machinegun by functioning as a self-acting or self-regulating mechanism that harnesses the recoil energy of the semiautomatic firearm in a manner that allows the trigger to reset and continue firing without additional physical manipulation of the trigger by the shooter. Hence, a semiautomatic firearm to which a bump-stock-type device is attached is able to produce automatic fire with a single pull of the trigger. With limited exceptions, the Gun Control Act, as amended, makes it unlawful for any person to transfer or possess a machinegun unless it was lawfully possessed prior to the effective date of the statute. The bump-stock-type devices covered by this final rule were not in existence prior to the effective date of the statute, and therefore will be prohibited when this rule becomes effective. Consequently, under the final rule, current possessors of these devices will be required to destroy the devices or abandon them at an ATF office prior to the effective date of the rule.
Negotiated Rulemaking Committee; Location of Negotiations and Subcommittee Meetings-Accreditation and Innovation
Document Number: 2018-27761
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2018-12-26
Agency: Department of Education
On October 15, 2018, we announced our intention to establish a negotiated rulemaking committee to prepare proposed regulations for the Federal Student Aid programs authorized under title IV of the Higher Education Act of 1965, as amended (HEA). In this notice, we announce the locations of each committee and subcommittee meeting.
Air Plan Approval; California; Feather River Air Quality Management District
Document Number: 2018-27756
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-12-26
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is taking final action to approve a revision to the Feather River Air Quality Management District (FRAQMD) portion of the California State Implementation Plan (SIP). This revision concerns emissions of oxides of nitrogen (NOX) from natural gas-fired water heaters, small boilers, and process heaters. We are approving a local rule that regulates these emission sources under the Clean Air Act (CAA or the Act).
Revisions to the Criteria for Municipal Solid Waste Landfills To Address Advances in Liquids Management
Document Number: 2018-27748
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2018-12-26
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is considering whether to propose revisions to the criteria for Municipal Solid Waste Landfills (MSWLFs) to support advances in effective liquids management. To this end, EPA is seeking information relating to: Removing the prohibition on the addition of bulk liquids to MSWLFs; defining a particular class of MSWLF units (i.e., bioreactor landfill units) to operate with increased moisture content; and establishing revised MSWLF criteria to address additional technical considerations associated with liquids management, including waste stability, subsurface reactions, and other important safety and operational issues. This Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (ANPRM) also discusses the results of related research conducted to date, describes EPA's preliminary analysis of that research, and seeks additional scientific studies, data, and public input on issues that may inform a future proposed rule. The EPA is not reopening any existing regulations through this ANPRM.
Air Plan Approval; North Carolina: NOX
Document Number: 2018-27747
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-12-26
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is approving portions of a State Implementation Plan (SIP) revision submitted by the State of North Carolina, through the North Carolina Division of Air Quality (NCDAQ) on June 5, 2017, as supplemented on June 28, 2018. This submittal seeks to revise the State's SIP-approved rules regarding nitrogen oxides (NOX) emissions from large stationary combustion sources. This action is being taken pursuant to section 110 of the Clean Air Act (CAA or Act).
Air Plan Approval; Ohio; Redesignation of the Cleveland Area to Attainment of the 2012 Annual Standard for Fine Particulate Matter
Document Number: 2018-27746
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2018-12-26
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
On July 24, 2018, the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency (Ohio) submitted a request for the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to redesignate the Cleveland area to attainment of the 2012 annual national ambient air quality standards (NAAQS or standards) for fine particulate matter (PM2.5) under the Clean Air Act (CAA). EPA is proposing to grant Ohio's request. EPA is proposing to determine that the Cleveland area has attained the 2012 annual PM2.5 standard, based on the most recent three years of certified air quality data. EPA is proposing to approve a revision to the Ohio state implementation plan (SIP) that the Cleveland area meets the requirements for redesignation under the CAA and for the state's maintenance plan for the 2012 annual PM2.5 NAAQS through 2030. Ohio's maintenance plan submission includes motor vehicle emission budgets (MVEBs) for the mobile source contribution of PM2.5 and nitrogen oxides (NOX) to the Cleveland area for transportation conformity purposes; EPA is proposing to approve the MVEBs for 2022 and 2030 into the Ohio SIP. EPA is taking these actions in accordance with the CAA and EPA's implementation regulations regarding the 2012 annual PM2.5 NAAQS.