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Air Plan Approval; Iowa; State Implementation Plan and Operating Permits Program
Document Number: 2020-03513
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2020-02-24
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to approve revisions to the Iowa State Implementation Plan (SIP) and the Operating Permits Program. The revisions include updating definitions, regulatory references, correcting the State's mailing address, requiring facilities to submit electronic emissions inventory information under the State's title V permitting program, and updating references for the most recent federally approved minimum specifications and quality assurance procedures for performance evaluations of continuous monitoring systems. These revisions will not impact air quality and will ensure consistency between the State and Federally approved rules.
Air Plan Approval; Indiana; Attainment Plan for Sulfur Dioxide in Southwest Indiana
Document Number: 2020-03507
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2020-02-24
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is reproposing to approve under the Clean Air Act an element of the State Implementation Plan (SIP) revision for attaining the 1-hour sulfur dioxide (SO2) primary national ambient air quality standard (NAAQS) for the Southwest Indiana nonattainment area (including parts of Daviess and Pike Counties), based on revised limits for the Indianapolis Power and Light's Petersburg facility (IP&L-Petersburg) that Indiana submitted on September 18, 2019. Indiana's revised limits are based on the same dispersion modeling and the same 1-hour average emission rates that EPA proposed to conclude would result in attainment. However, the revised limits reflect revised calculations of the degree of adjustment needed for the 30-day average limits to be comparably stringent to 1-hour limits at the modeled emission rates. EPA is soliciting additional comments that may arise from these revisions.
Air Plan Approval; Illinois; Redesignation of the Lemont and Pekin Sulfur Dioxide Nonattainment Areas
Document Number: 2020-03506
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2020-02-24
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
In accordance with the Clean Air Act (CAA), the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to redesignate the Lemont and Pekin sulfur dioxide (SO2) nonattainment areas from nonattainment to attainment. EPA is also proposing to approve Illinois' maintenance plans for these two areas. Emissions of SO2 in the areas have been reduced, and the air quality in the two areas is currently better than the SO2 national ambient air quality standard (NAAQS).
Approval and Promulgation of Implementation Plans; Infrastructure Requirements for the 2015 Ozone National Ambient Air Quality Standards; Wyoming
Document Number: 2020-03026
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-02-24
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is acting on multiple elements of State Implementation Plan (SIP) revisions from the State of Wyoming to demonstrate that the State meets infrastructure requirements of Clean Air Act (CAA) section 110(a) for the 2015 ozone National Ambient Air Quality Standard (NAAQS). Section 110(a) of the CAA requires that each state submit a SIP for the implementation, maintenance and enforcement of each NAAQS promulgated by the EPA.
Air Plan Approval; Iowa; Linn County; State Implementation Plan
Document Number: 2020-02893
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-02-24
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is approving revisions to the Iowa State Implementation Plan (SIP) to include recent changes to the Linn County Code of Ordinances. The revisions include updating definitions and references to the effective dates the Federal rules were approved into the State's SIP, revising methods and procedures for performance test/stack test and continuous monitoring systems, and updating the Linn County permits program. These revisions will not adversely impact air quality and will ensure consistency between the state and federally approved rules.
Significant New Use Rules on Certain Chemical Substances (20-2.B)
Document Number: 2020-02892
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2020-02-24
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is proposing significant new use rules (SNURs) under the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) for chemical substances which are the subject of premanufacture notices (PMNs). This action would require persons to notify EPA at least 90 days before commencing manufacture (defined by statute to include import) or processing of any of these chemical substances for an activity that is designated as a significant new use by this proposed rule. This action would further require that persons not commence manufacture or processing for the significant new use until they have submitted a Significant New Use Notice, and EPA has conducted a review of the notice, made an appropriate determination on the notice under TSCA 5(a)(3), and has taken any risk management actions as are required as a result of that determination.
Air Plan Approval; Washington; Revised Public Notice Provisions and Other Miscellaneous Revisions
Document Number: 2020-02890
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-02-24
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is approving revisions to the general air quality regulations submitted by the Washington Department of Ecology (Ecology). The four categories of revisions to the State Implementation Plan (SIP) approved in this action are: revising the adoption by reference date for Federal regulations cross referenced in the State regulations; revising the definition of volatile organic compounds (VOC) to match changes to the Federal definition; updating public involvement procedures for the new source review air permitting program to reflect changes to the Federal requirements, allowing greater use of electronic notice and electronic access to information; and correcting typographical errors and minor wording changes for clarity.
Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; District of Columbia; Reasonably Available Control Technology State Implementation Plan for Nitrogen Oxides Under the 2008 Ozone National Ambient Air Quality Standard
Document Number: 2020-02006
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-02-24
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is approving a state implementation plan (SIP) revision submitted by the District of Columbia. This revision satisfies the nitrogen oxides (NOX) reasonably available control technology (RACT) requirements under the 2008 8-hour ozone national ambient air quality standard (2008 ozone NAAQS). The District of Columbia's NOX RACT submittal for the 2008 ozone NAAQS: Amends existing regulatory provisions to add new or more stringent regulations or controls that represent RACT control levels for combustion turbines and associated heat recovery steam generators and duct burners, amends the applicability provisions of these regulations to include all combustion turbines and associated heat recovery steam generators and duct burners, and adds conforming definitions; includes a source specific NOX RACT determination for four specific emissions units at one major stationary source of NOX; includes a certification that, for other categories of sources, controls already approved by EPA into the District of Columbia's SIP to meet NOX RACT for previous ozone NAAQS are based on technically and economically feasible controls and continue to represent NOX RACT for 2008 8-hour ozone NAAQS implementation purposes; and in an effort to clean-up its SIP, removes carbon monoxide (CO) emissions limits for combustion turbines that no longer exist in the District of Columbia. This action is being taken under the Clean Air Act (CAA).
Alternative Methods for Calculating Off-Cycle Credits Under the Light-Duty Vehicle Greenhouse Gas Emissions Program: Applications From Hyundai Motor Company and Kia Motors Corporation
Document Number: 2020-03510
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-02-21
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is requesting comment on applications from Hyundai Motor Company (``Hyundai'') and Kia Motors Corporation (``Kia'') for off- cycle carbon dioxide (CO2) credits under EPA's light-duty vehicle greenhouse gas emissions standards. ``Off-cycle'' emission reductions can be achieved by employing technologies that result in real-world benefits, but where that benefit is not adequately captured on the test procedures used by manufacturers to demonstrate compliance with emission standards. EPA's light-duty vehicle greenhouse gas program acknowledges these benefits by giving automobile manufacturers several options for generating ``off-cycle'' CO2 credits. Under the regulations, a manufacturer may apply for CO2 credits for off-cycle technologies that result in off-cycle benefits. In these cases, a manufacturer must provide EPA with a proposed methodology for determining the real-world off-cycle benefit. Hyundai and Kia have submitted applications that describe methodologies for determining off-cycle credits from technologies described in their applications. Pursuant to applicable regulations, EPA is making these off-cycle credit calculation methodologies available for public comment.
Environmental Impact Statements; Notice of Availability
Document Number: 2020-03495
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-02-21
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Financial Responsibility Requirements Under CERCLA Section 108(b) for Facilities in the Chemical Manufacturing Industry
Document Number: 2020-03401
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2020-02-21
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA or the Agency) is proposing to not impose financial responsibility requirements for facilities in the Chemical Manufacturing industry under Section 108(b) of the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA). Section 108(b) addresses the promulgation of regulations that require classes of facilities to establish and maintain evidence of financial responsibility consistent with the degree and duration of risk associated with the production, transportation, treatment, storage, or disposal of hazardous substances.
Revisions to Appendix P to 40 CFR Part 51, Concerning Minimum Emission Reporting Requirements in SIPs
Document Number: 2020-03154
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2020-02-21
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to update a regulation, Appendix P to 40 CFR part 51 (Appendix P), that specifies what State Implementation Plans (SIPs) must require of sources among four categories with respect to continuous emission monitoring, recording, and reporting. Those four Appendix P source categories are: Fossil fuel-fired steam generators; fluid bed catalytic cracking unit catalyst regenerators at petroleum refineries; sulfuric acid plants; and nitric acid plants. In particular, proposed amendments to Appendix P would revise the minimum frequency for submitting reports of excess emissions from ``each calendar quarter'' to ``twice per year at 6-month intervals.'' As a result, states may, in their SIPs, establish a semiannual reporting frequency for excess emissions at affected sources that aligns with what the EPA has generally established as the reporting frequency applicable to the Appendix P source categories under more recently updated regulations, such as New Source Performance Standards (NSPS) under 40 CFR part 60. Proposed amendments also include correction of an erroneous cross-reference in Appendix P.
Air Plan Approval; Indiana; Revisions to NOX
Document Number: 2020-02818
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2020-02-21
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to approve under the Clean Air Act (CAA) a request from the Indiana Department of Environmental Management to revise the Indiana State Implementation Plan (SIP) to incorporate the following: A new rule concerning nitrogen oxide (NOX) emissions for the ozone season from Electric Generating Units (EGUs) and large non-EGUs; revisions concerning NOX emission rate limits for specific source categories; the repeal of the NOX Budget Trading Program; and the repeal of the Clean Air Interstate Rule NOX ozone season trading program. This SIP revision would ensure continued compliance by EGUs and large non-EGUs with the requirements of the NOX SIP Call.
Air Plan Approval; Indiana; Revisions to NOX
Document Number: 2020-02817
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-02-21
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is approving under the Clean Air Act (CAA) a request from the Indiana Department of Environmental Management (IDEM) to revise the Indiana State Implementation Plan (SIP) to incorporate the following: A new rule concerning nitrogen oxide (NOX) emissions for the ozone season from Electric Generating Units (EGUs) and large non-EGUs; revisions concerning NOX emission rate limits for specific source categories; the repeal of the NOX Budget Trading Program; and the repeal of the Clean Air Interstate Rule (CAIR) NOX ozone season trading program. This SIP revision will ensure continued compliance by EGUs and large non-EGUs with the requirements of the NOX SIP Call.
Air Plan Approval; MS; Revisions to the State Implementation Plan Approved by EPA Through Letter
Document Number: 2020-02612
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-02-21
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is taking final action on administrative changes to the Mississippi State Implementation Plan (SIP). The changes consist of recodification of Mississippi's regulations, which EPA previously approved through Letter Notices. EPA has determined that this action falls under the ``good cause'' exemption in the Administrative Procedure Act (APA). This exemption in the APA authorizes agencies to dispense with public participation and to make an action effective immediately, thereby avoiding the 30-day delayed effective date otherwise provided for in the APA.
Hazardous Waste Electronic Manifest System (“e-Manifest”) Advisory Board; Notice of Public Meeting
Document Number: 2020-03402
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-02-20
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will convene the Hazardous Waste Electronic System (``e-Manifest'') Advisory Board for a three (3) day public meeting to seek the Board's consultation and recommendations regarding the e-Manifest system (Meeting Theme: ``Reengineering Electronic Signatures for Generators and Transporters to Increase Adoption of Electronic Manifests'').
Certain New Chemicals; Receipt and Status Information for October 2019
Document Number: 2020-03352
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-02-20
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is required under the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA), as amended by the Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st Century Act, to make information publicly available and to publish information in the Federal Register pertaining to submissions under TSCA Section 5, including notice of receipt of a Premanufacture notice (PMN), Significant New Use Notice (SNUN) or Microbial Commercial Activity Notice (MCAN), including an amended notice or test information; an exemption application (Biotech exemption); an application for a test marketing exemption (TME), both pending and/or concluded; a notice of commencement (NOC) of manufacture (including import) for new chemical substances; and a periodic status report on new chemical substances that are currently under EPA review or have recently concluded review. This document covers the period from 10/01/ 2019 to 10/31/2019.
Air Plan Approval; ID: Idaho Portion of the Logan UT-ID 2006 24-Hour PM2.5
Document Number: 2020-02744
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-02-20
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is taking final action to approve revisions to the Idaho State Implementation Plan (SIP) submitted on July 31, 2018. The submission includes Reasonable Further Progress and Quantitative Milestone attainment plan elements, along with updated Motor Vehicle Emissions Budgets, for the Idaho portion of the Logan, Utah-Idaho fine particulate matter (PM2.5) nonattainment area (Logan UT-ID area). The EPA's prior conditional approval for these elements will be removed and these elements are now fully approved.
Air Plan Approval and Designation of Areas; FL; Source-Specific SO2
Document Number: 2020-02606
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-02-20
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is taking final action to approve state implementation plan (SIP) revisions and two redesignation requests provided by the State of Florida, through the Florida Department of Environmental Protection (FDEP), related to the 2010 1-hour sulfur dioxide (SO2) primary national ambient air quality standard (NAAQS or standard). Specifically, EPA is approving a December 1, 2017, SIP revision (as supplemented through an October 9, 2019, SIP revision discussed below) that includes SO2 multi-unit permit limits and associated compliance and monitoring parameters for Mosaic Fertilizer LLC's New Wales facility (Mosaic New Wales) and Bartow facility (Mosaic Bartow), both located in Polk County, Florida. The December 1, 2017, SIP revision also includes a modeling analysis to demonstrate that the Hillsborough-Polk SO2 nonattainment area (hereinafter referred to as the ``Hillsborough-Polk Area'') attains the SO2 NAAQS with these permit limits. EPA is also approving an October 9, 2019, request to redesignate the Hillsborough-Polk Area to attainment for the 1-hour SO2 NAAQS and associated SIP revision containing the State's plan for maintaining attainment of the standard in the Hillsborough- Polk Area. The October 9, 2019, SIP submittal also revises the modeling analysis and some permit conditions in the 2017 SIP revision, contains a base-year emissions inventory for the Hillsborough-Polk Area, and certifies that the Hillsborough-Polk Area meets nonattainment new source review (NNSR) requirements. In addition, EPA is approving an October 9, 2019, request to redesignate the Mulberry Unclassifiable Area (hereinafter referred to as the ``Mulberry Area'') to attainment/ unclassifiable for the 2010 1-hour SO2 NAAQS. FDEP submitted a draft version of the October 9, 2019, redesignation requests and SIP revisions on February 15, 2019, and EPA proposed to approve those requests and revisions through parallel processing at the State's request.
Approval and Promulgation of State Plans for Designated Facilities and Pollutants; Delaware; Control of Emissions From Existing Municipal Solid Waste Landfills
Document Number: 2020-02507
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-02-20
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is approving a Clean Air Act (CAA) section 111(d) plan submitted by the Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control (DNREC). This plan was submitted to fulfill the requirements of the CAA and in response to EPA's promulgation of Emissions Guidelines and Compliance Times for municipal solid waste (MSW) landfills. The Delaware plan establishes emission limits for existing MSW landfills, and provides for the implementation and enforcement of those limits.
Hazardous and Solid Waste Management System: Disposal of Coal Combustion Residuals From Electric Utilities; Federal CCR Permit Program
Document Number: 2019-28440
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2020-02-20
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
In December 2016, Congress passed, and the President signed the Water Infrastructure Improvements for the Nation (WIIN) Act, amending section 4005 of the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA). The WIIN Act, among other things, requires the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA or the Agency) to implement a federal coal combustion residuals (CCR) permit program in Indian country and, subject to the availability of appropriations specifically provided to carry out a program, to implement a federal CCR permit program in nonparticipating states. The Fiscal Year 2018 and 2019 Omnibus Appropriations Acts provided appropriations to EPA to develop and implement a federal permit program for the regulation of CCR in nonparticipating states. In this action, the Agency is proposing to establish a federal CCR permit program in accordance with the requirements of the WIIN Act.
Approval and Promulgation of State Plans for Designated Facilities and Pollutants; Pinal County Air Quality Control District; Control of Emissions From Existing Municipal Solid Waste Landfills
Document Number: 2020-02506
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-02-19
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is taking final action to approve a state plan submitted by the Pinal County Air Quality Control District (PCAQCD). For the purposes of this Section 111(d) plan, the PCAQCD is considered a ``State'' as defined in EPA's regulations. This state plan submittal pertains to the regulation of landfill gas and its components, including methane, from existing municipal solid waste (MSW) landfills. This state plan was submitted in response to the EPA's promulgation of Emissions Guidelines and Compliance Times for MSW landfills. This action is being taken under the Clean Air Act (CAA).
Environmental Protection Agency Acquisition Regulation (EPAAR) Clause Update for Submission of Invoices
Document Number: 2020-02269
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-02-19
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is revising its Submission of Invoices clause to add electronic invoicing requirements. In 2019 the EPA will begin using the Invoice Processing Platform (IPP), which is a secure web-based service provided by the U.S. Treasury that efficiently manages government invoicing. This republication is necessary because the wrong Code of Federal Regulations number appeared in the document header, the List of Subjects, and the words of issuance.
Public Water System Supervision Program Revision for the State of South Dakota
Document Number: 2020-03155
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-02-18
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Public notice is hereby given that the state of South Dakota has revised its Public Water System Supervision (PWSS) Program by adopting federal regulations for the Revised Total Coliform Rule (RTCR) that correspond to the National Primary Drinking Water Regulations (NPDWR). The EPA has reviewed South Dakota's regulations and determined they are no less stringent than the federal regulations. The EPA is proposing to approve South Dakota's primacy revision for the RTCR. This approval action does not extend to public water systems in Indian country. Please see SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION, section B.
Certain New Chemicals; Receipt and Status Information for November 2019
Document Number: 2020-03146
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-02-18
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is required under the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA), as amended by the Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st Century Act, to make information publicly available and to publish information in the Federal Register pertaining to submissions under TSCA Section 5, including notice of receipt of a Premanufacture notice (PMN), Significant New Use Notice (SNUN) or Microbial Commercial Activity Notice (MCAN), including an amended notice or test information; an exemption application (Biotech exemption); an application for a test marketing exemption (TME), both pending and/or concluded; a notice of commencement (NOC) of manufacture (including import) for new chemical substances; and a periodic status report on new chemical substances that are currently under EPA review or have recently concluded review. This document covers the period from 11/01/ 2019 to 11/30/2019.
Certain New Chemicals; Receipt and Status Information for December 2019
Document Number: 2020-03105
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-02-18
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is required under the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA), as amended by the Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st Century Act, to make information publicly available and to publish information in the Federal Register pertaining to submissions under TSCA Section 5, including notice of receipt of a Premanufacture notice (PMN), Significant New Use Notice (SNUN) or Microbial Commercial Activity Notice (MCAN), including an amended notice or test information; an exemption application (Biotech exemption); an application for a test marketing exemption (TME), both pending and/or concluded; a notice of commencement (NOC) of manufacture (including import) for new chemical substances; and a periodic status report on new chemical substances that are currently under EPA review or have recently concluded review. This document covers the period from 12/01/ 2019 to 12/31/2019.
Air Plan Approval; Missouri; Control of Nitrogen Oxide Emissions From Portland Cement Kilns
Document Number: 2020-03073
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2020-02-18
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to approve revisions to the Missouri State Implementation Plan (SIP) received on February 15, 2019. The submission revises a Missouri regulation that establishes nitrogen oxide (NOX) control equipment and NOX emission levels for Portland cement kilns. Specifically, the revisions add a definition, remove obsolete dates, update references to test methods, clarify rule language, remove unnecessary words, and make other minor edits. These revisions do not impact the stringency of the SIP and do not impact air quality. Approval of these revisions will ensure consistency between State and federally-approved rules.
Air Plan Approval; Georgia: Revisions to Cross-State Air Pollution Rule
Document Number: 2020-02605
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-02-18
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is approving a State Implementation Plan (SIP) revision submitted by the State of Georgia, through the Georgia Environmental Protection Division (GA EPD) of the Department of Natural Resources, via a letter dated July 31, 2018. Specifically, EPA is approving typographical changes to Georgia's SIP- approved regulations regarding its Cross-State Air Pollution Rule (CSAPR) state trading programs. This action is being approved pursuant to the Clean Air Act (CAA or Act) and its implementing regulations.
Delegation of New Source Performance Standards and National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants for the States of Arizona and Nevada
Document Number: 2020-01730
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-02-18
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is taking direct final action to update the Code of Federal Regulations delegation tables to reflect the current delegation status of New Source Performance Standards and National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants in Arizona and Nevada.
Delegation of New Source Performance Standards and National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants for the States of Arizona and Nevada
Document Number: 2020-01729
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2020-02-18
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to approve updates to the Code of Federal Regulations delegation tables to reflect the current delegation status of New Source Performance Standards and National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants in Arizona and Nevada.
Environmental Impact Statements; Notice of Availability
Document Number: 2020-03027
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-02-14
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Proposed Information Collection Request; Comment Request; Prevention of Significant Deterioration and Nonattainment New Source Review (Renewal)
Document Number: 2020-02983
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-02-14
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is planning to submit an information collection request (ICR), ``Prevention of Significant Deterioration and Nonattainment New Source Review'' (EPA ICR No. 1230.33, OMB Control No. 2060-0003) to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA). Before doing so, the EPA is soliciting public comments on specific aspects of the proposed information collection as described below. This is a proposed renewal of the ICR, which is currently approved through October 31, 2020. An Agency may not conduct or sponsor, and a person is not required to respond to, a collection of information unless it displays a currently valid OMB control number.
Air Plan Approval; Ohio; Prevention of Significant Deterioration Greenhouse Gas Tailoring Rule
Document Number: 2020-02267
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-02-14
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is approving, under the Clean Air Act (CAA), a revision to Ohio's State Implementation Plan (SIP) as requested by the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency (OEPA) on March 30, 2011, and amended on August 22, 2019 and December 10, 2019. The revision to Ohio's SIP modifies Ohio's Prevention of Significant Deterioration (PSD) program to establish emission thresholds for determining when stationary source projects are potentially subject to Ohio's PSD permitting requirements for greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. Consistent with Ohio's requests, EPA is taking no action on paragraphs (B), (C), and (D) of Ohio's GHG rule.
Georgia: Final Approval and Incorporation by Reference of State Underground Storage Tank Program Revisions
Document Number: 2020-02254
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-02-14
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is granting the State of Georgia (Georgia or State) final approval of revisions to its underground storage tank (UST) program pursuant to the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA). In addition, the EPA is codifying EPA's approval of Georgia's revised UST program and incorporating by reference those provisions of the State statutes and regulations that the EPA has determined meet the requirements for approval. EPA published a proposed rule on September 16, 2019 and provided for public comment. No comments were received on the EPA's proposed approval of Georgia's UST program revisions. No further opportunity for comment will be provided.
Difenoconazole; Pesticide Tolerances
Document Number: 2020-02241
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-02-14
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This regulation establishes tolerances for residues of difenoconazole in or on vegetable, root, subgroup 1A, except ginseng; vegetable, leaves of root and tuber, group 2; and tea, dried. In addition, this regulation amends the tolerances for residues of difenoconazole in or ginseng; cattle, liver; goat, liver; horse, liver; and sheep, liver. Syngenta Crop Protection, LLC requested these tolerances under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA).
Cyantraniliprole; Pesticide Tolerances
Document Number: 2020-02238
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-02-14
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This regulation establishes a tolerance for residues of cyantraniliprole in or on strawberry. The Interregional Research Project No. 4 (IR-4) requested this tolerance under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA).
Air Plan Approval; New Hampshire; Approval of a Single Source Order
Document Number: 2020-02227
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-02-14
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is approving a State Implementation Plan (SIP) revision submitted by the State of New Hampshire. The revision approves a single source order for PSI Molded Plastics. The intended effect of this action is to approve this item into the New Hampshire SIP. This action is being taken in accordance with the Clean Air Act (CAA).
Air Plan Approval; New Hampshire; Approval of Single Source Order
Document Number: 2020-02226
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2020-02-14
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to approve a State Implementation Plan (SIP) revision submitted by the State of New Hampshire. The revision approves a single source order for PSI Molded Plastics. The intended effect of this action is to propose approval of this item into the New Hampshire SIP. This action is being taken in accordance with the Clean Air Act.
Air Plan Approval; Texas; Houston-Galveston-Brazoria Area Redesignation and Maintenance Plan for Revoked Ozone National Ambient Air Quality Standards; Section 185 Fee Program
Document Number: 2020-02053
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-02-14
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Pursuant to the Federal Clean Air Act (CAA or the Act), the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA or Agency) is approving revisions to the Texas State Implementation Plan (SIP) that pertain to the Houston-Galveston-Brazoria (HGB) area and the 1979 1-hour and 1997 8- hour ozone National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS or standard). The EPA is approving the plan for maintaining the 1-hour and 1997 ozone NAAQS through the year 2032 in the HGB area. The EPA is determining that the HGB area continues to attain the 1979 1-hour and 1997 8-hour ozone NAAQS and has met the five CAA criteria for redesignation. Therefore, the EPA is terminating all anti-backsliding obligations for the HGB area for the 1-hour and 1997 ozone NAAQS. The EPA is also approving the Texas Severe Ozone Nonattainment Area Failure to Attain Fee regulations for the HGB area as an equivalent alternative program to address section 185 of the CAA for the 1-hour ozone NAAQS.
Ethylenebis(oxyethylene) bis[3-(5-tert-butyl-4-hydroxy-m-tolyl) propionate]; Exemption From the Requirement of a Tolerance
Document Number: 2020-02043
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-02-14
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This regulation establishes an exemption from the requirement of a tolerance for residues of ethylenebis(oxyethylene) bis[3-(5-tert- butyl-4-hydroxy-m-tolyl) propionate] when used as an inert ingredient (stabilizer) limited to 1% (by weight) in pesticide formulations applied to growing crops, and raw agricultural commodities after harvest. Syngenta Crop Protection, LLC submitted a petition to EPA under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA), requesting establishment of an exemption from the requirement of a tolerance. This regulation eliminates the need to establish a maximum permissible level for residues of ethylenebis(oxyethylene) bis[3-(5-tert-butyl-4-hydroxy- m-tolyl) propionate] when used in accordance with the terms of this exemption.
Propanamide, 2-hydroxy-N, N-dimethyl-; Exemption From the Requirement of a Tolerance
Document Number: 2020-02042
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-02-14
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This regulation established exemptions from the requirement of a tolerance for residues of propanamide, 2-hydroxy-N, N-dimethyl-, when used as an inert ingredient (solvent/co-solvent) in pesticides applied to growing crops and raw agricultural commodities after harvest, or in pesticides applied to animals, limited to 50% by weight in the pesticide formulations. Spring Trading Company, LLC on behalf of BASF Corporation submitted a petition to EPA under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA), requesting an amendment to an existing requirement of a tolerance. This regulation eliminates the need to establish a maximum permissible level for residues of propanamide, 2-hydroxy-N, N-dimethyl-, when used in accordance with the terms of these exemptions.
Acetamiprid; Pesticide Tolerances
Document Number: 2020-02038
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-02-14
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This regulation establishes tolerances for residues of acetamiprid in or on multiple commodities that are identified and discussed later in this document. Interregional Research Project Number 4 (IR-4) requested these tolerances under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA).
Chlorfenapyr; Pesticide Tolerances
Document Number: 2020-02037
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-02-14
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This regulation establishes tolerances for residues of chlorfenapyr in or on basil, fresh leaves; chive, fresh leaves; and cucumber and increases the established tolerance on vegetable, fruiting, group 8-10. Interregional Research Project Number 4 (IR-4) requested these tolerances under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA).
Prohexadione Calcium; Pesticide Tolerances
Document Number: 2020-02036
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-02-14
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This regulation establishes tolerances with a regional registration for residues of prohexadione calcium in or on alfalfa forage, alfalfa hay, and field corn forage, grain, and stover. Interregional Research Project Number 4 (IR-4) requested these tolerances under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA).
Flutriafol; Pesticide Tolerances
Document Number: 2020-02035
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-02-14
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This regulation establishes tolerances for residues of flutriafol in or on multiple commodities which are identified and discussed later in this document. Cheminova A/S on behalf of FMC Corporation requested these tolerances under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA).
Air Plan Approval; Connecticut; Transport State Implementation Plan for the 2008 Ozone Standard
Document Number: 2020-02011
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-02-14
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is approving State Implementation Plan (SIP) revisions submitted by the State of Connecticut that address the interstate transport of air pollution requirements of section 110(a)(2)(D)(i)(I) of the Clean Air Act for the 2008 ozone national ambient air quality standard (NAAQS) (i.e., ozone transport SIP). The EPA is approving the submission as meeting the requirement that each SIP contain adequate provisions to prohibit emissions that will significantly contribute to nonattainment or interfere with maintenance of the 2008 ozone NAAQS in any other state. This action is being taken in accordance with the Clean Air Act.
Proposed CERCLA Cost Recovery Settlement for the Mariners Marsh Site on Staten Island, Richmond County, New York
Document Number: 2020-02917
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-02-13
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
In accordance with the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act of 1980, as amended (``CERCLA''), notice is hereby given by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (``EPA''), Region 2, of a proposed cost recovery settlement agreement pursuant to CERCLA, with the City of New York (``Settling Party'') for the Mariners Marsh Site (``Site''), located on Staten Island, Richmond County, New York.
Privacy Act of 1974; System of Records
Document Number: 2020-02891
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-02-13
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) Office of Air and Radiation, Office of Transportation and Air Quality (OTAQ), is giving notice that it proposes to modify the Engines and Vehicles Compliance Information System (EV-CIS), EPA-65 system of records pursuant to the provisions of the Privacy Act of 1974. Engines and VehiclesCompliance Information System (EV-CIS) is being modified to change the location of the electronic files. This system of records contains personally identifiable information (PII) collected from owners of motor vehicles who wish to temporarily import their vehicle into the United States for personal use and who are not residents of the United States.
Air Plan Approval; Missouri; Control of Emissions From Batch Process Operations
Document Number: 2020-02830
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2020-02-13
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing approval of a State Implementation Plan (SIP) revision submitted by Missouri on February 15, 2019. The submission revises a Missouri regulation which limits the volatile organic compound (VOC) emissions from batch process operations by incorporating reasonably available control technology (RACT) as required by the Clean Air Act Amendments of 1990. The revisions to this rule include adding incorporations by reference to other state rules, including definitions specific to the rule, revising unnecessarily restrictive language, making other administrative wording changes, and do not impact the stringency of the SIP or air quality. Approval of these revisions will ensure consistency between state and federally-approved rules.
Air Plan Approval; Missouri; Removal of Control of Emissions From the Application of Automotive Underbody Deadeners
Document Number: 2020-02829
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2020-02-13
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing approval of a State Implementation Plan (SIP) revision submitted by the State of Missouri on December 3, 2018, and supplemented by letter on May 22, 2019. Missouri requests that the EPA remove a rule related to control of emissions from the application of automotive underbody deadeners in the Kansas City, Missouri area from its SIP. This removal does not have an adverse effect on air quality. The EPA's proposed approval of this rule revision is in accordance with the requirements of the Clean Air Act (CAA).