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Notice of Meeting of the EPA Children's Health Protection Advisory Committee (CHPAC)
Document Number: 2017-22498
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-10-17
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Pursuant to the provisions of the Federal Advisory Committee Act, notice is hereby given that the next meeting of the Children's Health Protection Advisory Committee (CHPAC) will be held November 29 and 30 at The George Washington University Milken Institute School of Public Health 950 New Hampshire Ave. NW., Washington, DC 20052. The CHPAC advises the Environmental Protection Agency on science, regulations, and other issues relating to children's environmental health.
Notification of a Public Teleconference of the Science Advisory Board Risk and Technology Review (RTR) Methods Review Panel
Document Number: 2017-22496
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-10-17
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The EPA Science Advisory Board (SAB) Staff Office announces a public teleconference meeting of the Science Advisory Board (SAB) Risk and Technology Review (RTR) Methods Panel to discuss the draft Panel report in response to the Agency request to peer review EPA's draft Screening Methodologies to Support Risk and Technology Reviews (RTR) (External Review Draft May, 2017).
Notification of Partial Delegation of Authority; Vermont; New Source Performance Standards for New Residential Wood Heaters, New Residential Hydronic Heaters, and Forced-Air Furnaces
Document Number: 2017-22364
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-10-17
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
On September 19, 2017, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) sent the State of Vermont a letter approving Vermont's request for partial delegation of the New Source Performance Standards for New Residential Wood Heaters, New Residential Hydronic Heaters, and Forced- Air Furnaces (NSPS). To inform regulated facilities and the public of EPA's approval of Vermont's request for partial delegation of authority to implement and enforce the NSPS, the EPA is making available a copy of EPA's letter to Vermont through this document.
Environmental Impact Statements; Notice of Availability
Document Number: 2017-22165
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-10-17
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; State of Texas; Regional Haze and Interstate Visibility Transport Federal Implementation Plan
Document Number: 2017-21947
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-10-17
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Pursuant to the Federal Clean Air Act (CAA or Act), the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is finalizing a partial approval of the 2009 Texas Regional Haze State Implementation Plan (SIP) submission and a Federal Implementation Plan (FIP) for Texas to address certain outstanding requirements. Specifically, the EPA is finalizing determinations regarding best available retrofit technology (BART) for electric generating units (EGUs) in the State of Texas. To address the BART requirement for sulfur dioxide (SO2), the EPA is finalizing an alternative to BART that consists of an intrastate trading program addressing the SO2 emissions from certain EGUs. To address the BART requirement for oxides of nitrogen (NOX), we are finalizing our proposed determination that Texas' participation in the Cross-State Air Pollution Rule's (CSAPR) trading program for ozone-season NOX qualifies as an alternative to BART. We are approving Texas' determination that its EGUs are not subject to BART for particulate matter (PM). Finally, we are disapproving portions of several SIP revisions submitted to satisfy the CAA requirement to address interstate visibility transport for six national ambient air quality standards (NAAQS): 1997 8-hour ozone, 1997 fine particulate matter (PM2.5) (annual and 24-hour), 2006 PM2.5 (24-hour), 2008 8-hour ozone, 2010 1-hour nitrogen dioxide (NO2) and 2010 1-hour SO2. We are finding that the BART alternatives to address SO2 and NOX BART at Texas' EGUs meet the interstate visibility transport requirements for these NAAQS.
Receipt of Information Under the Toxic Substances Control Act
Document Number: 2017-22369
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-10-16
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is announcing its receipt of information submitted pursuant to a rule, order, or consent agreement issued under the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA). As required by TSCA, this document identifies each chemical substance and/or mixture for which information has been received; the uses or intended uses of such chemical substance and/or mixture; and describes the nature of the information received. Each chemical substance and/or mixture related to this announcement is identified in Unit I. under SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION.
Access to Confidential Business Information by Patriot L.L.C. and Its Identified Subcontractor, Vision Technologies, Inc.
Document Number: 2017-22366
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-10-16
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA has authorized its contractor, Patriot L.L.C. of Columbia, MD, and Vision Technologies, Inc. (VTI) of Glen Burnie, MD, its identified subcontractor to access information which has been submitted to EPA under all sections of the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA). Some of the information may be claimed or determined to be Confidential Business Information (CBI).
Fenpicoxamid; Pesticide Tolerances
Document Number: 2017-22357
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-10-16
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This regulation establishes tolerances for residues of fenpicoxamid (XDE 777) in or on banana, rye, and wheat. Dow AgroSciences LLC requested these tolerances under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA).
Triflumezopyrim; Pesticide Tolerances
Document Number: 2017-22356
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-10-16
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This regulation establishes tolerances for residues of triflumezopyrim in or on rice, grain and rice, hulls. E.I. Dupont de Nemours and Company requested these tolerances under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA).
Proposed Information Collection Request; Comment Request; Aircraft Engines-Supplemental Information Related to Exhaust Emissions (Renewal)
Document Number: 2017-22355
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-10-16
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The EPA is planning to submit an information collection request (ICR), ``Aircraft EnginesSupplemental Information Related to Exhaust Emissions (Renewal)'' (EPA ICR No. 2427.04, OMB Control No. 2060-0680), to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA). As the first step in the process, the EPA is soliciting public comments on specific aspects of the proposed renewal of, and amendment to, an existing information collection as described below. The current ICR is approved through September 30, 2018. 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.
Proposed Information Collection Request; Comment Request; Laboratory Quality Assurance Evaluation Program for Analysis of Cryptosporidium Under the Safe Drinking Water Act (Renewal)
Document Number: 2017-22350
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-10-16
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency is planning to submit an information collection request (ICR), ``Laboratory Quality Assurance Evaluation Program for Analysis of Cryptosporidium Under the Safe Drinking Water Act'' (EPA ICR No. 2067.06, OMB Control No. 2040-0246) to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act. Before doing so, EPA is soliciting public comments on specific aspects of the proposed information collection request as described below. This is a proposed extension of the ICR, which is currently approved through March 31, 2018. 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.
Repeal of Carbon Pollution Emission Guidelines for Existing Stationary Sources: Electric Utility Generating Units
Document Number: 2017-22349
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2017-10-16
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
In this action, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to repeal the Carbon Pollution Emission Guidelines for Existing Stationary Sources: Electric Utility Generating Units (EGUs), commonly referred to as the Clean Power Plan (CPP), as promulgated on October 23, 2015.
Proposed Information Collection Request; Comment Request; National Volatile Organic Compound Emission Standards for Architectural Coatings (Renewal)
Document Number: 2017-22330
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-10-16
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is planning to submit an information collection request (ICR), ``National Volatile Organic Compound Emission Standards for Architectural Coatings,'' (EPA ICR No. 1750.08, OMB Control No. 2060-0393) to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act. Before doing so, the EPA is soliciting public comments on specific aspects of the proposed information collection as described below. This is a proposed extension of the ICR, which is currently approved through April 30, 2018. 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.
Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; West Virginia; 2015 Ozone National Ambient Air Quality Standards
Document Number: 2017-22255
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2017-10-16
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) proposes to approve the state implementation plan (SIP) revision submitted by the State of West Virginia for the purpose of updating the effective date by which the State regulations incorporate by reference the national ambient air quality standards (NAAQS), additional monitoring methods, and additional equivalent monitoring methods. This update will effectively add the following to the West Virginia SIP: The 2015 ozone NAAQS, monitoring reference and equivalent methods pertaining to fine particulate matter (PM2.5), carbon monoxide (CO), and course particulate matter (PM10), and it will revise the ozone monitoring season to March 1st through October 31st, the Federal Reference Method (FRM), the Federal Equivalent Method (FEM), and the Photochemical Assessment Monitoring Stations (PAMS) network. The SIP revision will also change a reference from the ``West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection,'' to the ``Division of Air Quality.'' In the Final Rules section of this Federal Register, EPA is approving the State's SIP submittal as a direct final rule without prior proposal because the Agency views this as a noncontroversial submittal and anticipates no adverse comments. A detailed rationale for the approval is set forth in the direct final rule. If no adverse comments are received in response to this action, no further activity is contemplated. If EPA receives adverse comments, the direct final rule will be withdrawn and all public comments received will be addressed in a subsequent final rule based on this proposed rule. EPA will not institute a second comment period. Any parties interested in commenting on this action should do so at this time.
Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; West Virginia; 2015 Ozone National Ambient Air Quality Standards
Document Number: 2017-22254
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-10-16
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is taking direct final action to approve revisions to the State of West Virginia state implementation plan (SIP). The revisions update the effective date by which the West Virginia regulations incorporate by reference the national ambient air quality standards (NAAQS), additional monitoring methods, and additional equivalent monitoring methods. This update will effectively add the following to the West Virginia SIP: The 2015 ozone NAAQS, monitoring reference and equivalent methods pertaining to fine particulate matter (PM2.5), Carbon Monoxide (CO), and course particulate matter (PM10), and it will revise the ozone monitoring season, the Federal Reference Method (FRM), the Federal Equivalent Method (FEM), and the Photochemical Assessment Monitoring Stations (PAMS) network. The SIP revision will also change a reference from the ``West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection,'' to the ``Division of Air Quality.'' EPA is approving these revisions in accordance with the requirements of the Clean Air Act (CAA).
Air Plan Approval: Georgia; New Source Review and Permitting Updates
Document Number: 2017-22251
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-10-16
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Due to the receipt of an adverse comment, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is withdrawing the August 15, 2017, direct final rule that approves changes to Georgia's state implementation plan (SIP) related to new source review (NSR) permitting for prevention of significant deterioration (PSD). EPA will address the comment in a separate final action based upon the proposed rulemaking action, also published on August 15, 2017. EPA will not institute a second comment period on this action.
Air Plan Approval; Georgia: New Source Review Updates
Document Number: 2017-22250
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-10-16
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is taking final action to approve changes to the Georgia State Implementation Plan (SIP) to revise new source review (NSR) permitting regulations. EPA is approving a SIP revision submitted by the State of Georgia, through the Georgia Department of Natural Resources' Environmental Protection Division (GA EPD), on December 15, 2011, July 25, 2014, and November 12, 2014. This action is being taken pursuant to the Clean Air Act (CAA or Act).
Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Virginia; Amendment to Ambient Air Quality Standard for Ozone
Document Number: 2017-22243
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-10-16
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is taking direct final action to approve a revision to the Commonwealth of Virginia state implementation plan (SIP). This revision consists of an amendment to Virginia's SIP to incorporate by reference, the most recent federal ambient air quality standard for ozone. EPA is approving this revision in accordance with the requirements of the Clean Air Act (CAA).
Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Virginia; Amendment to Ambient Air Quality Standard for Ozone
Document Number: 2017-22242
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2017-10-16
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) proposes to approve the state implementation plan (SIP) revision submitted by the Commonwealth of Virginia for the purpose of adding a revised 8-hour ozone standard of 0.070 parts per million (ppm) to the Virginia SIP. This revision incorporates the 2015 ozone national ambient air quality standards (NAAQS) as promulgated by EPA and is consistent with the NAAQS set out in our regulations. In the Final Rules section of this Federal Register, EPA is approving Virginia's SIP submittal as a direct final rule without prior proposal because the Agency views this as a noncontroversial submittal and anticipates no adverse comments. A detailed rationale for the approval is set forth in the direct final rule. If no adverse comments are received in response to this action, no further activity is contemplated. If EPA receives adverse comments, the direct final rule will be withdrawn and all public comments received will be addressed in a subsequent final rule based on this proposed rule. EPA will not institute a second comment period. Any parties interested in commenting on this action should do so at this time.
Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Pennsylvania; Adoption of Control Techniques Guidelines for Control of Volatile Organic Compound Emissions from Miscellaneous Metal Parts Surface Coating, Miscellaneous Plastic Parts Surface Coating, and Pleasure Craft Surface Coatings
Document Number: 2017-22241
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-10-16
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is taking direct final action to approve a revision to the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania's state implementation plan (SIP). The revision includes amendments to the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection's (PADEP) regulations and addresses the requirement to adopt reasonably available control technology (RACT) for sources covered by EPA's control techniques guidelines (CTG) standards for the following categories: Miscellaneous metal parts surface coating, miscellaneous plastic parts surface coating, and pleasure craft surface coatings, as well as related cleaning activities. The SIP revision also amends regulations for graphic arts systems and mobile equipment repair and refinishing as well as making general administrative changes. This action is being taken under the Clean Air Act (CAA).
Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Pennsylvania; Adoption of Control Techniques Guidelines for Control of Volatile Organic Compound Emissions From Miscellaneous Metal Parts Surface Coating, Miscellaneous Plastic Parts Surface Coating, and Pleasure Craft Surface Coatings
Document Number: 2017-22240
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2017-10-16
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) proposes to approve the state implementation plan (SIP) revision submitted by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. The revision includes amendments to the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection's (PADEP) regulations and addresses the requirement to adopt reasonably available control technology (RACT) for sources covered by EPA's control techniques guidelines (CTG) standards for the following categories: Miscellaneous metal parts surface coating, miscellaneous plastic parts surface coating, and pleasure craft surface coatings, as well as related cleaning activities. The SIP revision also amends regulations for graphic arts systems and mobile equipment repair and refinishing and includes related general administrative amendments. In the Final Rules section of this Federal Register, EPA is approving Pennsylvania's SIP submittal as a direct final rule without prior proposal because the Agency views this as a noncontroversial submittal and anticipates no adverse comments. If no adverse comments are received in response to this action, no further activity is contemplated. If EPA receives adverse comments, the direct final rule will be withdrawn and all public comments received will be addressed in a subsequent final rule based on this proposed rule. EPA will not institute a second comment period. Any parties interested in commenting on this action should do so at this time.
Air Plan Approval; Ohio; Regional Haze Five-Year Progress Report State Implementation Plan
Document Number: 2017-22230
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2017-10-16
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing approval of a revision to the Ohio State Implementation Plan (SIP) submitted by the State of Ohio (Ohio) through the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency (OEPA). Ohio's SIP revision addresses the requirements of the Clean Air Act (CAA) and EPA's rules that require states to submit periodic reports describing progress towards reasonable progress goals (RPGs) established for regional haze, and a determination of the adequacy of the state's existing implementation plan addressing regional haze (regional haze SIP). EPA is proposing approval of the Ohio SIP revision on the basis that it addresses the progress report and adequacy determination requirements for the first implementation period for regional haze.
Air Plan Approval; Florida; Interstate Transport (Prongs 1 and 2) for the 2010 1-hour NO2
Document Number: 2017-22229
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-10-16
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is taking final action to approve a revision to the Florida State Implementation Plan (SIP), submitted by the Florida Department of Environmental Protection, on February 3, 2017, addressing the Clean Air Act (CAA or Act) interstate transport (prongs 1 and 2) infrastructure SIP requirements for the 2010 1-hour Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) National Ambient Air Quality Standard (NAAQS). The CAA requires that each state adopt and submit a SIP for the implementation, maintenance, and enforcement of each NAAQS promulgated by EPA, commonly referred to as an ``infrastructure SIP.'' Specifically, EPA is taking final action to approve Florida's February 3, 2017, SIP submission addressing prongs 1 and 2 to ensure that air emissions in the State do not significantly contribute to nonattainment or interfere with maintenance of the 2010 1-hour NO2 NAAQS in any other state.
National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants: Nutritional Yeast Manufacturing Residual Risk and Technology Review
Document Number: 2017-21937
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-10-16
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This action finalizes the residual risk and technology review (RTR) conducted for the Manufacturing of Nutritional Yeast source category regulated under national emission standards for hazardous air pollutants (NESHAP). In addition, we are finalizing other amendments, including revisions to the form of the volatile organic compounds (VOC) standards for fermenters, removal of the option to monitor brew ethanol, inclusion of ongoing relative accuracy test audit (RATA), and revisions to other monitoring, reporting, and recordkeeping requirements.
Certain New Chemicals or Significant New Uses; Statements of Findings for July 2017
Document Number: 2017-22249
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-10-13
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Section 5(g) of the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) requires EPA to publish in the Federal Register a statement of its findings after its review of TSCA section 5(a) notices when EPA makes a finding that a new chemical substance or significant new use is not likely to present an unreasonable risk of injury to health or the environment. Such statements apply to premanufacture notices (PMNs), microbial commercial activity notices (MCANs), and significant new use notices (SNUNs) submitted to EPA under TSCA section 5. This document presents statements of findings made by EPA on TSCA section 5(a) notices during the period from July 1, 2017 to July 31, 2017.
Pesticide Program Dialogue Committee; Notice of Public Meeting
Document Number: 2017-22237
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-10-13
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Pursuant to the Federal Advisory Committee Act, the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA's) Office of Pesticide Programs is announcing a public meeting of the Pesticide Program Dialogue Committee (PPDC) on November 1-2, 2017. This meeting provides advice and recommendations to the EPA Administrator on issues associated with pesticide regulatory development and reform initiatives, evolving public policy and program implementation issues, and science issues associated with evaluating and reducing risks from use of pesticides.
Air Plan Approval; South Carolina; Cross-State Air Pollution Rule
Document Number: 2017-22128
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-10-13
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is taking final action to approve portions of a revision to the South Carolina State Implementation Plan (SIP) concerning the Cross-State Air Pollution Rule (CSAPR). South Carolina submitted a draft version of this SIP revision for parallel processing on May 26, 2017, and a final version on September 5, 2017. Under CSAPR, large electricity generating units (EGUs) in South Carolina are subject to Federal Implementation Plans (FIPs) requiring the units to participate in CSAPR's federal trading program for annual emissions of nitrogen oxides (NOX) and one of CSAPR's two federal trading programs for annual emissions of sulfur dioxide (SO2). This action approves the State's regulations requiring large South Carolina EGUs to participate in new CSAPR state trading programs for annual NOX and SO2 emissions integrated with the CSAPR federal trading programs and incorporates them into South Carolina's SIP, replacing the corresponding FIP requirements. These CSAPR state trading programs are substantively identical to the CSAPR federal trading programs, with the State retaining EPA's default allowance allocation methodology and EPA remaining the implementing authority for administration of the trading program. Under the CSAPR regulations, approval of these portions of the SIP revision automatically eliminates South Carolina units' obligations to participate in CSAPR's federal trading programs for annual NOX and SO2 emissions under the corresponding CSAPR FIPs addressing interstate transport requirements for the 1997 Annual Fine Particulate Matter (PM2.5) national ambient air quality standards (NAAQS). Approval of these portions of the SIP revision satisfies South Carolina's good neighbor obligation for the 1997 Annual PM2.5 NAAQS. EPA is not acting on any other portion of the September 5, 2017 submittal.
Air Plan Approval; Georgia; Cross-State Air Pollution Rule
Document Number: 2017-22126
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-10-13
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is approving portions of a revision to the Georgia State Implementation Plan (SIP) concerning the Cross-State Air Pollution Rule (CSAPR) and the Clean Air Interstate Rule (CAIR) that was submitted by Georgia on July 26, 2017. Under CSAPR, large electricity generating units (EGUs) in Georgia are subject to Federal Implementation Plans (FIPs) requiring the units to participate in CSAPR's federal trading program for annual emissions of nitrogen oxides (NOX), one of CSAPR's two federal trading programs for annual emissions of sulfur dioxide (SO2), and one of CSAPR's two federal trading programs for ozone season emissions of NOX. This action approves the State's regulations requiring large Georgia EGUs to participate in new CSAPR state trading programs for annual NOX, annual SO2, and ozone season NOX emissions integrated with the CSAPR federal trading programs, replacing the corresponding FIP requirements. Under the CSAPR regulations, approval of these portions of the SIP revision automatically eliminates Georgia's units' obligations under the corresponding CSAPR FIPs addressing interstate transport requirements for the 1997 Annual Fine Particulate Matter (PM2.5) National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS), the 2006 24-hour PM2.5 NAAQS, and the 1997 8-hour Ozone NAAQS. Approval of these portions of the SIP revision satisfies Georgia's good neighbor obligation for the 1997 Annual PM2.5 NAAQS, the 2006 24-hour PM2.5 NAAQS, and the 1997 8-hour Ozone NAAQS. In addition, approval of this revision removes from Georgia's SIP those state trading program rules adopted to comply with CAIR.
Air Plan Approval; Connecticut; Nonattainment New Source Review Permit Requirements for the 2008 8-Hour Ozone Standard
Document Number: 2017-22125
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-10-13
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Due to the receipt of an adverse comment, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is withdrawing the August 14, 2017, direct final rule approving a State Implementation Plan (SIP) revision submitted by the State of Connecticut. The revision addresses the nonattainment new source review (NNSR) requirements for the 2008 8-hour ozone National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS). This action is being taken in accordance with the Clean Air Act.
Air Plan Approval; Vermont; Regional Haze Five-Year Progress Report; Withdrawal of Direct Final Rule
Document Number: 2017-22123
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-10-13
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Due to the receipt of an adverse comment, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is withdrawing the August 16, 2017, direct final rule approving a State Implementation Plan (SIP) revision submitted by the State of Vermont. Vermont's SIP revision addresses requirements of the Clean Air Act (CAA) and EPA's rules that require states to submit periodic reports describing the progress toward reasonable progress goals (RPGs) established for regional haze and a determination of adequacy of the State's existing regional haze SIP. This action is being taken in accordance with the Clean Air Act.
Air Plan Approval: South Carolina; Standards for Volatile Organic Compounds and Oxides of Nitrogen
Document Number: 2017-22122
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-10-13
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Due to the receipt of an adverse comment, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is withdrawing a portion of the August 16, 2017, direct final rule that approves changes to South Carolina's state implementation plan (SIP) related to the regulation of volatile organic compounds (VOC) and oxides of nitrogen (NOX). EPA will address the comment in a separate final action based upon the proposed rulemaking action, also published on August 16, 2017. EPA will not institute a second comment period on this action.
Air Plan Approval: South Carolina; Miscellaneous Revisions to Multiple Rules
Document Number: 2017-22120
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-10-13
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Due to the receipt of an adverse comment, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is withdrawing portions of the August 21, 2017, direct final rule that approves changes to South Carolina's state implementation plan (SIP) related to definitions and open burning. EPA will address the comment in a separate final action based upon the proposed rulemaking action, also published on August 21, 2017. EPA will not institute a second comment period on this action.
Air Plan Approval; Florida; Stationary Sources Emissions Monitoring
Document Number: 2017-22116
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2017-10-13
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to approve a portion of a State Implementation Plan (SIP) revision submitted by the State of Florida, through the Florida Department of Environmental Protection on February 1, 2017, for the purpose of revising Florida's requirements and procedures for emissions monitoring at stationary sources. Florida's February 1, 2017, SIP submittal includes amendments to three Florida Administrative Code (F.A.C.) rule sections as well as the removal of one F.A.C. rule section from the Florida SIP in order to eliminate redundant language and makes updates to the requirements for emissions monitoring at stationary sources. Additionally, this action includes a correction to remove an additional F.A.C. rule that was previously approved for removal from the SIP in a separate action but was never removed. This action is being taken pursuant to the Clean Air Act (CAA).
Air Plan Approval; Florida; Stationary Sources Emissions Monitoring
Document Number: 2017-22114
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-10-13
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is taking direct final action to approve a portion of a State Implementation Plan (SIP) revision submitted by the State of Florida, through the Florida Department of Environmental Protection (FDEP) on February 1, 2017, for the purpose of revising Florida's requirements and procedures for emissions monitoring at stationary sources. Florida's February 1, 2017, SIP submittal includes amendments to three Florida Administrative Code (F.A.C.) rule sections, as well as the removal of one F.A.C. rule section from the Florida SIP in order to eliminate redundant language and make updates to the requirements for emissions monitoring at stationary sources. Additionally, this action includes a correction to remove an additional F.A.C. rule that was previously approved for removal from the SIP in a separate action but was never removed. EPA is taking action on Florida's February 1, 2017, SIP submittal as a direct final rule without prior proposal because the Agency views this as a noncontroversial submittal and anticipates no adverse comments. This action is being taken pursuant to the Clean Air Act (CAA or Act).
Air Plan Approval: SC: Multiple Revisions to Air Pollution Control Standards
Document Number: 2017-22103
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-10-13
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Due to the receipt of an adverse comment, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is withdrawing the August 16, 2017, direct final rule that approves portions of the South Carolina state implementation plan (SIP) revisions for miscellaneous rules covering air pollution control standards. EPA will address the comment in a subsequent final action based upon the proposed rulemaking action, also published on August 16, 2017. EPA will not institute a second comment period on this action.
Disapproval of Pesticide Product Registrations for Special Local Needs
Document Number: 2017-22102
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-10-13
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
As provided under Section 24(c) of the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA), State-designated lead agencies may register pesticides, within their respective States, to meet special local needs. EPA's regulations require the State lead agencies to notify EPA of such special local need registrations. EPA may disapprove any such State registration. EPA's regulations require that notice of these actions be published in the Federal Register; this notice identifies special local need registrations which were disapproved by EPA on July 3, 2017.
Air Plan Approval; North Carolina; Air Curtain Burners
Document Number: 2017-22101
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-10-13
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Due to receipt of an adverse comment, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is withdrawing the August 17, 2017, direct final rule that approves portions of North Carolina State Implementation Plan (SIP) revisions related to changes to an air curtain burner regulation. EPA stated in the direct final rules that if EPA received adverse comments by the close of the public comment period, the rules would be withdrawn and not take effect. EPA will address the comment in a subsequent final action based upon the proposed rulemaking action, also published on August 17, 2017.
Air Plan Approval; AL; VOC Definitions and Particulate Emissions
Document Number: 2017-22099
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-10-13
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is taking final action to approve changes to the Alabama State Implementation Plan (SIP) to revise the definition of ``volatile organic compounds'' (VOCs), correct a typographical error, and remove control of particulate emissions and opacity limits for Talladega County. EPA is approving the SIP revisions submitted by the State of Alabama, through the Alabama Department of Environmental Management (ADEM), on May 19, 2017. This action is being taken pursuant to the Clean Air Act (CAA or Act).
Air Plan Approval; AL; VOC Definitions and Particulate Emissions
Document Number: 2017-22098
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-10-13
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Due to the receipt of an adverse comment, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is withdrawing the August 16, 2017, direct final rule that approves an Alabama state implementation plan (SIP) revision related to ``volatile organic compounds'' (VOCs) and particulate emissions. EPA will address the comment in a subsequent final action based upon the proposed rulemaking action, also published on August 16, 2017. EPA will not institute a second comment period on this action.
Air Plan Approval: North Carolina; Transportation Conformity
Document Number: 2017-22094
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-10-13
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Due to the receipt of an adverse comment, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is withdrawing the August 16, 2017, direct final rule that approves a North Carolina state implementation plan (SIP) revision related to transportation conformity requirements. EPA will address the comment in a subsequent final action based upon the proposed rulemaking action, also published on August 16, 2017. EPA will not institute a second comment period on this action.
Approval and Promulgation of State Air Quality Plans for Designated Facilities and Pollutants; City of Philadelphia; Control of Emissions From Existing Hospital/Medical/Infectious Waste Incinerator Units
Document Number: 2017-22131
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2017-10-12
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is proposing to notify the public that it has received a negative declaration for the City of Philadelphia Air Management Services (Philadelphia AMS) for hospital/medical/infectious waste incinerator (HMIWI) units. This negative declaration certifies that HMIWI units subject to the requirements of sections 111(d) and 129 of the Clean Air Act (CAA) do not exist within the City of Philadelphia in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. EPA is accepting the negative declaration in accordance with the requirements of the CAA. In the Final Rules section of this Federal Register, EPA is accepting the negative declaration as a direct final rule without prior proposal because the Agency views this as a noncontroversial submittal and anticipates no adverse comments. If no adverse comments are received in response to this action, no further activity is contemplated. If EPA receives adverse comments, the direct final rule will be withdrawn and all public comments received will be addressed in a subsequent final rule based on this proposed rule. EPA will not institute a second comment period. Any parties interested in commenting on this action should do so at this time.
Approval and Promulgation of State Air Quality Plans for Designated Facilities and Pollutants; City of Philadelphia; Control of Emissions From Existing Hospital/Medical/Infectious Waste Incinerator Units
Document Number: 2017-22129
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-10-12
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is taking direct final action to notify the public that it has received a negative declaration for hospital/medical/infectious waste incinerator (HMIWI) units within the City of Philadelphia. This negative declaration certifies that HMIWI units subject to the requirements of sections 111(d) and 129 of the Clean Air Act (CAA) do not exist within the jurisdictional boundaries of the Philadelphia Air Management Service (AMS). EPA is accepting the negative declaration in accordance with the requirements of the Clean Air Act (CAA).
Pesticide Product Registration; Receipt of Applications for New Active Ingredients
Document Number: 2017-22117
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-10-12
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA has received applications to register pesticide products containing active ingredients not included in any currently registered pesticide products. Pursuant to the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA), EPA is hereby providing notice of receipt and opportunity to comment on these applications.
Receipt of a Pesticide Petition Filed for Residues of Pesticide Chemicals in or on Various Commodities
Document Number: 2017-22115
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2017-10-12
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This document announces the Agency's receipt of an initial filing of a pesticide petition requesting the establishment or modification of regulations for residues of pesticide chemicals in or on various commodities.
Chemical Data Reporting; Requirements for Inorganic Byproduct Chemical Substances; Notice of Public Meeting; Cancellation and Public Input Opportunity
Document Number: 2017-22113
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2017-10-12
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA published a document in the Federal Register of August 18, 2017 (82 FR 39402) concerning meetings of the Negotiated Rulemaking Committee (Committee). This document cancels the meeting scheduled for October 25-26, 2017. The Committee decided at the September 13-14, 2017, meeting that it could not reach consensus, has concluded its discussions, and that the fourth meeting, scheduled for October 25-26, 2017, is not needed. Though the Committee has concluded its discussions, EPA is providing an opportunity for the public to offer input about approaches that would reduce burden associated with the reporting of inorganic byproducts while maintaining the Agency's ability to receive the information it needs to understand exposure. The docket established for the negotiated rulemaking public meetings will be open to receive public input for 60 days following publication of this document.
Notice of Extension to Comment Period on the Request for Public Comments To Be Sent to EPA on Peer Review Materials To Inform the Safe Drinking Water Act Decision Making on Perchlorate
Document Number: 2017-22112
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-10-12
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is extending the comment period for the notice, ``Request for Public Comments To Be Sent to EPA on Peer Review Materials To Inform the Safe Drinking Water Act Decision Making on Perchlorate.'' In response to stakeholder requests, EPA is extending the comment period for the ``Draft Report: Proposed Approaches To Inform the Derivation of a Maximum Contaminant Level Goal for Perchlorate in Drinking Water'' (draft MCLG Approaches Report)'' an additional 21 days, from October 30, 2017, to November 20, 2017.
Pesticide Program Dialogue Committee; Notice of Charter Renewal
Document Number: 2017-22100
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-10-12
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Notice is hereby given that the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has determined that in accordance with the provisions of the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA), the Pesticide Program Dialogue Committee (PPDC) is in the public interest and is necessary in connection with the performance of EPA's duties. Accordingly, PPDC will be renewed for an additional two-year period. The purpose of PPDC is to provide advice and recommendations to the EPA Administrator on issues associated with regulatory development and reform initiatives, evolving public policy and program implementation issues, and science issues, associated with evaluating and reducing risks from use of pesticides.
Air Plan Approval; Alabama; Regional Haze Plan and Prong 4 (Visibility) for the 2012 PM2.5
Document Number: 2017-21954
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-10-12
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is taking the following four actions regarding the Alabama State Implementation Plan (SIP): Approving the portion of Alabama's October 26, 2015, SIP submittal seeking to change reliance from the Clean Air Interstate Rule (CAIR) to the Cross-State Air Pollution Rule (CSAPR) for certain regional haze requirements; converting EPA's limited approval/limited disapproval of Alabama's July 15, 2008, regional haze SIP to a full approval; approving the visibility prong of Alabama's infrastructure SIP submittals for the 2012 Fine Particulate Matter (PM2.5), 2010 Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2), and 2010 Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS); and converting EPA's disapproval of the visibility portion of Alabama's infrastructure SIP submittal for the 2008 Ozone NAAQS to an approval.
Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Colorado; Revisions to Regulation Number 3
Document Number: 2017-21952
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-10-12
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is taking final action to approve a portion of the State Implementation Plan (SIP) revisions submitted by the State of Colorado on February 25, 2015. The revisions are to Colorado Air Quality Control Commission (Commission) Regulation Number 3, Parts A, B and D. The amendments the EPA is taking final action on include: Revisions to provisions for permitting emissions for particulate matter less than 2.5 micrograms (PM2.5) in Part D, modifications to the provisions for filing revised Air Pollution Emission Notices (APEN) in Part A and updates to public notice publication requirements in Part B. This action is being taken under section 110 of the Clean Air Act (CAA).
Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; State of South Carolina; Regional Haze State Implementation Plan
Document Number: 2017-21948
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-10-12
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is approving a South Carolina State Implementation Plan (SIP) revision, submitted by the State of South Carolina through the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (SC DHEC) on December 28, 2012. South Carolina's December 28, 2012, SIP revision (``Progress Report'') addresses requirements of the Clean Air Act (CAA or ``Act'') and EPA's rules that require states to submit periodic reports describing progress towards reasonable progress goals (RPGs) established for regional haze and a determination of the adequacy of the State's existing SIP addressing regional haze (``regional haze plan''). EPA is finalizing approval of South Carolina's Progress Report on the basis that it addresses the progress report and adequacy determination requirements for the first implementation period for regional haze.