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Administrative Settlement Agreement: Conroe Logistics Center, LLC
Document Number: 2020-14978
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-07-10
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Notice is hereby given by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Region 6, of a proposed bona fide prospective purchaser settlement agreement, embodied in an Administrative Settlement Agreement for Certain Response Action Activities by Bona Fide Prospective Purchaser, with Conroe Logistics Center, LLC. This agreement pertains to a portion of the Conroe Creosoting Company Superfund Site located at 1776 East Davis Street in Conroe, Montgomery County, Texas.
Environmental Impact Statements; Notice of Availability
Document Number: 2020-14939
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-07-10
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
National Oil and Hazardous Substances Pollution Contingency Plan; National Priorities List: Deletion of the Annapolis Lead Mine Superfund Site
Document Number: 2020-14912
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2020-07-10
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 7 is issuing a Notice of Intent to Delete the Annapolis Lead Mine Superfund Site (Site) located in Annapolis, Missouri, from the National Priorities List (NPL) and requests public comments on this proposed action. The NPL, promulgated pursuant to section 105 of the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA) of 1980, as amended, is an appendix of the National Oil and Hazardous Substances Pollution Contingency Plan (NCP). The EPA and the state of Missouri, through the Missouri Department of Natural Resources (MDNR), have determined that all appropriate response actions under CERCLA have been completed, other than operation and maintenance, monitoring and five-year reviews. However, this deletion does not preclude future actions under Superfund.
Receipt of Information Under the Toxic Substances Control Act (CASRN 81-33-4)
Document Number: 2020-14857
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-07-10
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.
Information Collection Request Submitted to OMB for Review and Approval; Comment Request; Filter Adoption Survey (New)
Document Number: 2020-14822
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-07-10
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has submitted an information collection request (ICR), Filter Adoption Survey (EPA ICR Number 2615.01, OMB Control Number 2008-New) to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act. This is a request for approval of a new collection. Public comments were previously requested via the Federal Register on March 12, 2020 during a 60-day comment period. This notice allows for an additional 30 days for public comments. A fuller description of the ICR is given below, including its estimated burden and cost to the public. 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.
Notice of Availability of the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill Louisiana Trustee Implementation Group Final Supplemental Restoration Plan and Environmental Assessment for the Cypremort Point State Park Improvements Project Modification and Finding of No Significant Impact
Document Number: 2020-14746
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-07-10
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
In accordance with the Oil Pollution Act of 1990 (OPA) and the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), the Federal and State natural resource trustee agencies for the Louisiana Trustee Implementation Group (Louisiana TIG) have prepared the Final Supplemental Restoration Plan and Environmental Assessment for the Cypremort Point State Park Improvements Project Modification (Final Supplemental RP/EA). The Final Supplemental RP/EA describes and, in conjunction with the associated Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI), selects the modified Cypremort Point State Park Improvements (Cypremort Improvements) project considered by the Louisiana TIG to compensate for recreational use services lost as a result of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill.
Air Plan Approval; Wisconsin; Redesignation of the Shoreline Sheboygan, WI Area to Attainment of the 2008 Ozone Standards
Document Number: 2020-14691
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-07-10
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) finds that the Shoreline Sheboygan County, Wisconsin area is attaining the 2008 primary and secondary ozone National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS), and is approving a request from the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (WDNR) to redesignate the area to attainment for the 2008 ozone NAAQS because the request meets the statutory requirements for redesignation under the Clean Air Act (CAA). EPA is approving, as a revision to the Wisconsin State Implementation Plan (SIP), the State's plan for maintaining the 2008 ozone NAAQS through 2032 in the Shoreline Sheboygan area. EPA finds adequate and is approving Wisconsin's 2025 and 2032 volatile organic compound (VOC) and oxides of nitrogen (NOX) Motor Vehicle Emission Budgets (MVEBs) for the Shoreline Sheboygan area. EPA is also approving Wisconsin's VOC reasonably available control technology (RACT) SIP revisions. Finally, EPA is approving the Wisconsin SIP as meeting the applicable base year inventory requirement, emission statement requirements, VOC RACT requirements, motor vehicle inspection and maintenance (I/M) program requirements, and NOX RACT requirements.
National Oil and Hazardous Substances Pollution Contingency Plan; National Priorities List: Deletion of the American Crossarm & Conduit Co. Superfund Site
Document Number: 2020-14650
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2020-07-10
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 10 is issuing a Notice of Intent to Delete American Crossarm & Conduit Co. Superfund Site (Site) located in Chehalis, Lewis County, Washington, from the National Priorities List (NPL) and requests public comments on this proposed action. The NPL, promulgated pursuant to section 105 of the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA) of 1980, as amended, is an appendix of the National Oil and Hazardous Substances Pollution Contingency Plan (NCP). The EPA and the State of Washington, through the Department of Ecology, have determined that all appropriate response actions under CERCLA, other than operation and maintenance and five-year reviews, have been completed. However, this deletion does not preclude future actions under Superfund.
Air Plan Approval; Missouri; Control of Emissions From Industrial Surface Coating Operations
Document Number: 2020-14444
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2020-07-10
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to approve revisions to the Missouri State Implementation Plan (SIP) received on March 7, 2019. The submission revises Missouri's regulation that restricts the emissions of volatile organic compounds from industrial surface coating operations in St. Louis City and Jefferson, St. Charles, Franklin, and St. Louis Counties. Specifically, the revisions to the rule adds a new surface coating category for the decorative coating of foam products, establishes an appropriate emission limit for this type of surface coating operation, removes obsolete provisions that were applicable prior to March 1, 2012, removes a reference to a rule that is being rescinded, removes the unnecessary use of restrictive words, adds definitions specific to this rule, changes rule language to be consistent with defined terms, and updates incorporations by reference. The new emission limit for decorative coating of foam products is a SIP strengthening and will not adversely impact the air quality in the St. Louis area. The remaining revisions are administrative in nature 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.
Approval and Promulgation of State Air Quality Plans for Designated Facilities and Pollutants; Arkansas, Louisiana, Oklahoma, New Mexico, and Albuquerque-Bernalillo County, New Mexico; Control of Emissions From Existing Hospital/Medical/Infectious Waste Incinerator Units
Document Number: 2020-14361
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2020-07-10
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Pursuant to the Federal Clean Air Act (CAA or the Act), the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is notifying the public that we have received CAA section 111(d)/129 negative declarations from Arkansas, Louisiana, Oklahoma, New Mexico, and Albuquerque-Bernalillo County, New Mexico, for existing Hospital/Medical/Infectious Waste Incinerator (HMIWI) units. These negative declarations certify that HMIWI subject to the requirements of sections 111(d) and 129 of the CAA do not exist within the jurisdictions of Arkansas, Louisiana, Oklahoma, New Mexico, and Albuquerque-Bernalillo County. The EPA is proposing to accept the negative declarations and amend the CFR in accordance with the requirements of the CAA.
Finding of Failure To Attain the 2006 24-Hour Fine Particulate Matter Standards; California; Los Angeles-South Coast Air Basin
Document Number: 2020-14299
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2020-07-10
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to determine that the Los Angeles-South Coast Air Basin nonattainment area failed to attain the 2006 24-hour fine particulate matter (``PM2.5'') national ambient air quality standards by the December 31, 2019 ``Serious'' area attainment date. This proposed determination is based on ambient air quality monitoring data from 2017 through 2019. If the EPA finalizes this determination as proposed, the State of California will be required to submit a revision to the California State Implementation Plan that, among other elements, provides for expeditious attainment within the time limits prescribed by regulation and provides for a five percent annual reduction in the emissions of direct PM2.5 or a PM2.5 plan precursor pollutant. We are also proposing to correct an error in the table of California area designations for the 2006 PM2.5 national ambient air quality standards.
Air Plan Approval; Air Plan Approval; KY: Jefferson County Performance Tests
Document Number: 2020-13734
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-07-10
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is taking final action to approve changes to the Jefferson County portion of the Kentucky State Implementation Plan (SIP), submitted by the Commonwealth of Kentucky, through the Energy and Environment Cabinet (Cabinet), Division of Air Quality, through a letter dated September 5, 2019. The changes were submitted by the Cabinet on behalf of the Louisville Metro Air Pollution Control District (District, also referred to herein as Jefferson County). The SIP revision includes changes to Jefferson County Regulations regarding performance tests.
Air Quality State Implementation Plan Approval; Nevada; Infrastructure Requirements for the 2010 Sulfur Dioxide National Ambient Air Quality Standard
Document Number: 2020-13561
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-07-10
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is approving the remaining portion of a state implementation plan (SIP) revision submitted by the State of Nevada. This revision addresses the interstate transport requirements of the Clean Air Act (CAA) with respect to the 2010 1-hour sulfur dioxide (SO2) primary national ambient air quality standard (NAAQS). In this action, the EPA has determined that Nevada will not contribute significantly to nonattainment or interfere with maintenance of the 2010 1-hour SO2 NAAQS in any other state.
Air Plan Approval; Wisconsin; Redesignation of the Inland Sheboygan, WI Area to Attainment of the 2008 Ozone Standards
Document Number: 2020-13468
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-07-10
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) finds that the Inland Sheboygan County, Wisconsin area is attaining the 2008 primary and secondary ozone National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS), and is approving a request from the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (WDNR) to redesignate the area to attainment for the 2008 ozone NAAQS because the request meets the statutory requirements for redesignation under the Clean Air Act (CAA). WDNR submitted this request on October 9, 2019. EPA is approving, as a revision to the Wisconsin State Implementation Plan (SIP), the State's plan for maintaining the 2008 ozone NAAQS through 2030 in the Inland Sheboygan area. EPA finds adequate and is approving Wisconsin's 2020 and 2030 volatile organic compound (VOC) and oxides of nitrogen (NOX) Motor Vehicle Emission Budgets (MVEBs) for the Inland Sheboygan. Finally, EPA is approving the Wisconsin SIP submission as meeting the applicable base year inventory requirement, emission statement requirements, VOC Reasonably Available Control Technology (RACT) requirements, motor vehicle inspection and maintenance (I/M) program requirements, and NOX RACT requirements.
Tetraethyl Orthosilicate; Exemption From the Requirement of a Tolerance
Document Number: 2020-13012
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-07-10
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This regulation establishes an exemption from the requirement of a tolerance for residues of tetraethyl orthosilicate when used as an inert ingredient (binder) in pesticides applied to growing crops and raw agricultural commodities after harvest and pesticides applied to animals. Exponent on behalf of LNouvel, Inc. 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 tetraethyl orthosilicate when used in accordance with the terms of this exemption.
Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality State Implementation Plans; State of Utah; Revisions to the Utah Division of Administrative Rules; R307-101-3
Document Number: 2020-12061
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-07-10
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is approving revisions to the Utah Divison of Administrative Rules, specifically R307-101-3 submitted by the State of Utah on August 19, 2019, and R307- 405-02 and R307-410-03 submitted by the State of Utah on December 16, 2019. The submittal for R307-101-3 requests a State Implementation Plan (SIP) revision to change the date incorporated by reference from the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) to July 1, 2016 to July 1, 2017. Amendments to R307-405-02 and R307-410-03 update the part of the CFR incorporated by reference in the rules to the July 1, 2018 version. This action is being taken under the Clean Air Act (CAA or Act).
National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants: Site Remediation Residual Risk and Technology Review
Document Number: 2020-05896
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-07-10
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This action finalizes the residual risk and technology review (RTR) conducted for the Site Remediation source category regulated under national emission standards for hazardous air pollutants (NESHAP). The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is finalizing the proposed determination that risks due to emissions of air toxics from site remediation sources are acceptable and that no revision to the standards is required to provide an ample margin of safety to protect public health. Based on the results of our technology review, we are promulgating the proposed changes to the leak detection and repair (LDAR) program. In addition, the EPA is finalizing amendments to revise regulatory provisions pertaining to emissions during periods of startup, shutdown and malfunction (SSM), including finalizing work practice requirements for pressure relief devices (PRDs) and the 240- hour maintenance period for control devices on tanks. We are finalizing requirements for electronic submittal of semiannual reports and performance test results. Finally, we are making minor clarifications and corrections. The final revisions to the rule will increase the level of emissions control and environmental protection provided by the Site Remediation NESHAP.
Air Plan Approval; Missouri and Kansas; Determination of Attainment for the Jackson County, Missouri 1-Hour Sulfur Dioxide Nonattainment Area and Redesignation of the Wyandotte County, Kansas Unclassifiable Area to Attainment/Unclassifiable
Document Number: 2020-13376
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-07-09
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is taking final action to determine that the Jackson County, Missouri 1-hour (1-hr) Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) National Ambient Air Quality Standard (NAAQS) Nonattainment Area has attained the NAAQS and to redesignate the Wyandotte County, Kansas 1-hr SO2 NAAQS Unclassifiable Area as Attainment/Unclassifiable. Both final action decisions are based on air quality monitoring and modeling data.
National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants: Paper and Other Web Coating Residual Risk and Technology Review
Document Number: 2020-05854
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-07-09
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This action finalizes the residual risk and technology review (RTR) conducted for the Paper and Other Web Coating (POWC) source category regulated under national emission standards for hazardous air pollutants (NESHAP). The Agency is finalizing the proposed determination that risks due to emissions of air toxics are acceptable from this source category and that the current NESHAP provides an ample margin of safety to protect public health. Further, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) identified no new cost-effective controls under the technology review that would achieve significant further emissions reductions, and, thus, is finalizing the proposed determination that no revisions to the standards are necessary based on developments in practices, processes, or control technologies. In addition, the Agency is taking final action addressing startup, shutdown, and malfunction (SSM). These final amendments address emissions during SSM events, add a compliance demonstration equation that accounts for retained volatiles in the coated web; add repeat testing and electronic reporting requirements; and make technical and editorial changes. The EPA is making these amendments to improve the effectiveness of the NESHAP, and although these amendments are not expected to reduce emissions of hazardous air pollutants (HAP), they will improve monitoring, compliance, and implementation of the rule.
The Safer Affordable Fuel-Efficient (SAFE) Vehicles Rule for Model Years 2021-2026 Passenger Cars and Light Trucks; Correction
Document Number: 2020-14642
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-07-08
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
This document corrects technical errors in the final rule that appeared in the Federal Register on April 30, 2020, entitled ``The Safer Affordable Fuel-Efficient (SAFE) Vehicles Rule for Model Years 2021-2026 Passenger Cars and Light Trucks.'' That document promulgated final standards for Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) and carbon dioxide emissions for passenger cars and light trucks (collectively, light-duty vehicles) to be manufactured in model years 2021-2026.
National Oil and Hazardous Substances Pollution Contingency Plan; National Priorities List: Deletion of the DuPage County Landfill/Blackwell Forest Superfund Site
Document Number: 2020-14588
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-07-08
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 5 is publishing a direct final Notice of Deletion of the DuPage County Landfill/Blackwell Forest Superfund Site (DuPage County Landfill Site), located in Warrenville, Illinois, from the National Priorities List (NPL). The NPL, promulgated pursuant to Section 105 of the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA) of 1980, as amended, is an appendix of the National Oil and Hazardous Substances Pollution Contingency Plan (NCP). This direct final deletion is being published by EPA with the concurrence of the State of Illinois, through the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency (IEPA), because EPA has determined that all appropriate response actions under CERCLA, other than operation and maintenance, monitoring, and five-year reviews, have been completed. However, this deletion does not preclude future actions under Superfund.
National Oil and Hazardous Substances Pollution Contingency Plan; National Priorities List: Deletion of the DuPage County Landfill/Blackwell Forest Superfund Site
Document Number: 2020-14586
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2020-07-08
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 5 is issuing a Notice of Intent to Delete the DuPage County Landfill/Blackwell Forest Superfund Site (DuPage County Landfill Site) located in Warrenville, Illinois, from the National Priorities List (NPL) and requests public comments on this proposed action. The NPL, promulgated pursuant to Section 105 of the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA) of 1980, as amended, is an appendix of the National Oil and Hazardous Substances Pollution Contingency Plan (NCP). The EPA and the State of Illinois, through the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency (IEPA), have determined that all appropriate response actions under CERCLA, other than operation and maintenance, monitoring and five-year reviews, have been completed at the DuPage County Landfill Site. However, this deletion does not preclude future actions under Superfund.
National Oil and Hazardous Substances Pollution Contingency Plan; National Priorities List: Partial Deletion of the U.S. Smelter and Lead Refinery, Inc. Superfund Site
Document Number: 2020-14476
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2020-07-08
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 5 is issuing a Notice of Intent to Delete 671 properties located in Zones 2 and 3 of Operable Unit 1 (OU1) of the U.S. Smelter and Lead Refinery, Inc. Superfund Site (USS Lead Site or Site) in East Chicago, Indiana, from the National Priorities List (NPL) and requests public comments on this proposed action. The NPL, promulgated pursuant to Section 105 of the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA) of 1980, as amended, is an appendix of the National Oil and Hazardous Substances Pollution Contingency Plan (NCP). The EPA and the State of Indiana, through the Indiana Department of Environmental Management (IDEM), have determined that all appropriate response actions under CERCLA have been completed for the identified properties. However, this deletion does not preclude future actions under Superfund.
Air Plan Approval; New Mexico; Repeal of State Regulations for Particulate Matter for Lime Manufacturing Plants
Document Number: 2020-14360
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2020-07-08
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Pursuant to the Federal Clean Air Act (CAA or the Act), the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to approve a New Mexico State Implementation Plan (SIP) revision for the repeal of State regulations titled 20.2.20 NMAC (Title 20: Environmental Protection, Chapter 2: Air Quality (Statewide), Part 20: Lime Manufacturing PlantsParticulate Matter of the New Mexico Administrative Code) that cover particulate matter emission standards for lime manufacturing plants and lime hydrators in the State of New Mexico. EPA is proposing to approve the repeal of the regulations based on the CAA section 110(l) demonstration contained in the New Mexico submittal, which provides that the SIP revision will not interfere with attainment and maintenance of the NAAQS or any other CAA requirement.
NESHAP: Surface Coating of Automobiles and Light-Duty Trucks; Miscellaneous Metal Parts and Products; Plastic Parts and Products; Large Appliances; Printing, Coating, and Dyeing of Fabrics and Other Textiles; and Metal Furniture Residual Risk and Technology Reviews
Document Number: 2020-05908
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-07-08
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is taking final action on the residual risk and technology reviews (RTRs) conducted for the Surface Coating of Automobiles and Light-Duty Trucks (ALDT); Surface Coating of Miscellaneous Metal Parts and Products (MMPP); and the Surface Coating of Plastic Parts and Products (PPP) source categories regulated under national emission standards for hazardous air pollutants (NESHAP). These final amendments also address emissions during periods of startup, shutdown, and malfunction (SSM); electronic reporting of performance test results and compliance reports; the addition of EPA Method 18 and updates to several measurement methods; and the addition of requirements for periodic performance testing. Several miscellaneous technical amendments were also made to improve the clarity of the rule requirements. We are making no revisions to the numerical emission limits based on these risk analyses or technology reviews. This notice also finalizes technical corrections to the NESHAP for Surface Coating of Large Appliances; NESHAP for Printing, Coating, and Dyeing of Fabrics and Other Textiles; and NESHAP for Surface Coating of Metal Furniture.
Call for Information on the Integrated Science Assessment for Lead
Document Number: 2020-14575
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-07-07
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is preparing an Integrated Science Assessment (ISA) as part of the review of the primary and secondary National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS) for Lead (Pb). The ISA will be completed by EPA's Office of Research and Development's Center for Public Health and Environmental Assessment (CPHEA). When final, the ISA is intended to update the previous Pb ISA (EPA/600/R-10/075F), published on June 26, 2013. Interested parties are invited to assist EPA in developing and refining the scientific information base for the review of the Pb NAAQS by submitting research studies and data that have been published, accepted for publication, or presented at a public scientific meeting since January 1, 2011.
Public Workshop; Laminated Products-Formaldehyde Emission Standards for Composite Wood Products
Document Number: 2020-14515
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-07-07
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is announcing a public workshop to discuss the laminated product provisions and the rulemaking petition for exemption from the definition of hardwood plywood in the formaldehyde emission standards for composite wood products final rule of 2016. The workshop will aid with informing potential development of future guidance for petitioning EPA for an exemption under the 2016 final rule. The primary audience for this public workshop is Third Party Certifiers (TPCs), panel producers, and fabricators or laminated product producers who contract with TPCs to certify composite wood products under the 2016 final rule. This workshop is also open to the general public.
Determination of Attainment by the Attainment Date for the Salt Lake City, Utah and Provo, Utah 2006 24-Hour PM2.5
Document Number: 2020-14462
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2020-07-07
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) published a proposed rule in the Federal Register on June 8 2020, determining that the Salt Lake City, Utah and Provo, Utah Serious PM2.5 nonattainment areas had attained the 2006 24-hour National Ambient Air Quality Standard (NAAQS) for PM2.5 and this document corrects information displayed in a Table within that proposed rule.
Modernizing Ignitable Liquids Determinations
Document Number: 2020-12695
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-07-07
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is finalizing updates to the regulations for the identification of ignitable hazardous waste under the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) and to modernize the RCRA test methods that currently require the use of mercury thermometers. These revisions provide greater clarity to hazardous waste identification, provide flexibility in testing requirements, improve environmental compliance, and, thereby, enhance protection of human health and the environment.
National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants: Organic Liquids Distribution (Non-Gasoline) Residual Risk and Technology Review
Document Number: 2020-05900
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-07-07
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This action finalizes the residual risk and technology review (RTR) conducted for the Organic Liquids Distribution (Non-Gasoline) (OLD) source category regulated under National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants (NESHAP). The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is finalizing amendments to the storage tank requirements as a result of the RTR. In addition, we are taking final action to correct and clarify regulatory provisions related to emissions during periods of startup, shutdown, and malfunction (SSM); add requirements for electronic reporting of performance test results and reports, performance evaluation reports, compliance reports, and Notification of Compliance Status (NOCS) reports; add operational requirements for flares; and make other minor technical improvements. We estimate that these amendments will reduce emissions of hazardous air pollutants (HAP) from this source category by 186 tons per year (tpy), which represents an approximate 8 percent reduction of HAP emissions from the source category.
Proposed CERCLA Cost Recovery Settlement for the Old Roosevelt Field Contaminated Groundwater Area Superfund Site, Town of Hempstead, Nassau County, New York
Document Number: 2020-14459
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-07-06
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 Johnson & Hoffman, LLC, Ansaco Properties One, LLC, and Ansaco, LLC (``Settling Parties'') for the Old Roosevelt Field Contaminated Groundwater Area Superfund Site (``Site''), Town of Hempstead, Nassau County, New York.
Notice of Meeting of the EPA Children's Health Protection Advisory Committee (CHPAC)
Document Number: 2020-14455
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-07-06
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 virtually July 24 and 27, 2020. The CHPAC advises the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) on science, regulations and other issues relating to children's environmental health.
Petition for Partial Reconsideration of Interstate Transport of Fine Particulate Matter: Revision of Federal Implementation Plan Requirements for Texas
Document Number: 2020-14409
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-07-06
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is providing notice that it has responded to a petition for partial reconsideration of a final rule under the Clean Air Act (CAA) published in the Federal Register on September 29, 2017, titled, ``Interstate Transport of Fine Particulate Matter: Revision of Federal Implementation Plan Requirements for Texas.'' This rule removed Texas from the Cross-State Air Pollution Rule (CSAPR) trading programs for annual emissions of sulfur dioxide (SO2) and nitrogen oxides (NOX), and affirmed the continued validity of the EPA's 2012 determination that participation in CSAPR meets the Regional Haze Rule's criteria for an alternative to the application of source-specific best available retrofit technology (BART). The November 28, 2018, petition, submitted by Sierra Club and the National Parks Conservation Association, requested that the EPA reconsider the latter aspect of the rule. The EPA has denied the petition in a letter to the petitioners for reasons the EPA explains in that document.
S-metolachlor; Pesticide Tolerances
Document Number: 2020-14393
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-07-06
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This regulation establishes tolerances for residues of S- metolachlor in or on multiple commodities which are identified and discussed later in this document. The Interregional Project Number 4 (IR-4) and Syngenta Crop Protection, LLC requested these tolerances under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA).
Air Plan Approval; West Virginia; 1997 8-Hour Ozone Standard Second Maintenance Plan for the West Virginia Portion of the Parkersburg-Marietta, WV-OH Area Comprising Wood County
Document Number: 2020-14220
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2020-07-06
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to approve a state implementation plan (SIP) revision submitted by the State of West Virginia. This revision pertains to the West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection's (WVDEP) plan for maintaining the 1997 8-hour ozone national ambient air quality standards (NAAQS) for the West Virginia portion of the Parkersburg-Marietta, WV-OH area (Parkersburg Area), comprising Wood County. This action is being taken under the Clean Air Act (CAA).
Air Plan Approval; Kentucky: Revisions to Jefferson County VOC Definition
Document Number: 2020-14093
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2020-07-06
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to approve a SIP revision to the Jefferson County portion of the Kentucky State Implementation Plan (SIP), submitted by the Commonwealth of Kentucky (Commonwealth), through the Energy and Environment Cabinet (Cabinet) on September 5, 2019. The revision was submitted by the Cabinet on behalf of the Louisville Metro Air Pollution Control District (LMAPCD) and makes changes to the definition of ``volatile organic compound'' (VOC). EPA is proposing to approve the changes amending the definition of VOC because the Commonwealth has demonstrated that the changes are consistent with the Clean Air Act (CAA or Act).
Air Plan Approval; California; Butte County; El Dorado County; Mojave Desert Air Quality Management District; San Diego County; Ventura County
Document Number: 2020-13998
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2020-07-06
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to approve revisions to the Butte County Air Quality Management District (BCAQMD), El Dorado County Air Quality Management District (EDCAQMD), Mojave Desert Air Quality Management District (MDAQMD), San Diego County Air Pollution Control District (SDCAPCD) and Ventura County Air Pollution Control District (VCAPCD) portions of the California State Implementation Plan (SIP). These revisions concern rules that include definitions for certain terms that are necessary for the implementation of local rules that regulate sources of air pollution. We are proposing to approve the definitions rules under the Clean Air Act (CAA or the Act). We are taking comments on this proposal and plan to follow with a final action.
Air Plan Approvals; KY; Prevention of Significant Deterioration and Modeling Infrastructure Requirements for 2015 Ozone NAAQS
Document Number: 2020-13893
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2020-07-06
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to approve portions of the Kentucky infrastructure State Implementation Plan (SIP) submission for the 2015 8-hour ozone National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS) submitted to EPA on January 11, 2019. Whenever EPA promulgates a new or revised NAAQS, the Clean Air Act (CAA or Act) requires that states adopt and submit a SIP submission to establish that the state's implementation plan meets infrastructure requirements for the implementation, maintenance, and enforcement of each such NAAQS. Specifically, EPA is proposing to approve portions of the Kentucky infrastructure SIP submission that address the prevention of significant deterioration (PSD) and modeling requirements for the 2015 8-hour ozone NAAQS. EPA is proposing to approve these portions of the submission as they are consistent with the CAA.
2-Propenoic acid, homopolymer, ester with α-methyl-ω-hydroxypoly(oxy-1,2-ethanediyl) and α-[2,4,6-tris(1-phenylethyl)phenyl]-ω-hydroxypoly(oxy-1,2-ethanediyl), graft, sodium salt; Tolerance Exemption
Document Number: 2020-13011
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-07-06
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This regulation establishes an exemption from the requirement of a tolerance for residues of 2-propenoic acid, homopolymer, ester with [alpha]-methyl-[omega]-hydroxypoly(oxy-1,2-ethanediyl) and [alpha]-[2,4,6-tris(1-phenylethyl)phenyl]-[omega]-hydroxypoly (oxy-1,2- ethanediyl), graft, sodium salt; when used as an inert ingredient in a pesticide chemical formulation. Lamberti USA, Incorporated submitted a petition to EPA under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA), requesting an exemption from the requirement of a tolerance. This regulation eliminates the need to establish a maximum permissible level for residues of 2-propenoic acid, homopolymer, ester with [alpha]- methyl-[omega]-hydroxypoly(oxy-1,2-ethanediyl) and [alpha]-[2,4,6- tris(1-phenylethyl)phenyl]-[omega]-hydroxypoly(oxy-1,2-ethane diyl), graft, sodium salt on food or feed commodities.
1-Aminocyclopropane-1-carboxylic Acid (ACC); Temporary Exemption From the Requirement of a Tolerance
Document Number: 2020-12143
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-07-06
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This regulation establishes a temporary exemption from the requirement of a tolerance for residues of 1-aminocyclopropane-1- carboxylic acid (ACC) in or on apples and stone fruits when used in accordance with the terms of the Experimental Use Permit (EUP) under EPA Number 73049-EUP-12. Valent BioSciences, LLC., submitted a petition to EPA under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA), requesting a temporary exemption from the requirement of a tolerance for the use of ACC for a period of three years. This regulation eliminates the need to establish a maximum permissible level for residues of ACC resulting from use in accordance with the EUP No. 73049-EUP-12 under FFDCA. The temporary exemption from the requirement of a tolerance expires on July 6, 2023.
Oxathiapiprolin; Pesticide Tolerances
Document Number: 2020-12126
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-07-06
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This regulation establishes tolerances for residues of oxathiapiprolin in or on multiple commodities which are identified and discussed later in this document. The Interregional Project Number 4 (IR-4) and the registrant, Syngenta Crop Protection requested these tolerances under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA).
National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants: Generic Maximum Achievable Control Technology Standards Residual Risk and Technology Review for Ethylene Production
Document Number: 2020-05898
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-07-06
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This action finalizes the residual risk and technology review (RTR) conducted for the Ethylene Production source category regulated under National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants (NESHAP). In addition, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is taking final action to correct and clarify regulatory provisions related to emissions during periods of startup, shutdown, and malfunction (SSM), including removing general exemptions for periods of SSM, adding work practice standards for periods of SSM where appropriate, and clarifying regulatory provisions for certain vent control bypasses. The EPA is also taking final action to revise requirements for heat exchange systems; add monitoring and operational requirements for flares; add provisions for electronic reporting of performance test results and other reports; and include other technical corrections to improve consistency and clarity. We estimate that these final amendments will reduce hazardous air pollutants (HAP) emissions from this source category by 29 tons per year (tpy) and reduce excess emissions of HAP from flares by an additional 1,430 tpy.
Environmental Impact Statements; Notice of Availability
Document Number: 2020-14301
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-07-02
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Public Hearing for Vehicle Test Procedure Adjustments for Tier 3 Certification Test Fuel
Document Number: 2020-14268
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2020-07-02
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is announcing a virtual public hearing to be held July 13, 2020, on its proposed Vehicle Test Procedure Adjustments for Tier 3 Certification Test Fuel rule, which was published on May 13, 2020. EPA is proposing adjustment factors to apply to vehicle GHG and fuel economy test results for the GHG and CAFE programs and the Fuel Economy and Environment Label as EPA separately implements changes in light-duty vehicle gasoline test fuel properties.
Approval and Promulgation of Implementation Plans; Designation of Areas for Air Quality Planning Purposes; California; South Coast Moderate Area Plan and Reclassification as Serious Nonattainment for the 2012 PM2.5
Document Number: 2020-12690
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2020-07-02
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to approve or conditionally approve portions of a state implementation plan (SIP) revision submitted by California to address Clean Air Act (CAA or ``Act'') requirements for the 2006 and 2012 fine particulate matter (PM2.5) national ambient air quality standards (NAAQS or ``standards'') in the Los Angeles-South Coast Air Basin (``South Coast'') PM2.5 nonattainment area. Specifically, the EPA is proposing to approve all but the contingency measure element of the submitted SIP revision as meeting all applicable Moderate area requirements for the 2012 annual PM2.5 NAAQS, and to conditionally approve the contingency measure element as meeting both the Moderate area contingency measure requirement for the 2012 annual PM2.5 NAAQS and the Serious area contingency measure requirement for the 2006 24-hour PM2.5 NAAQS. In addition, the EPA is proposing to approve 2019 and 2022 motor vehicle emissions budgets for use in transportation conformity analyses for the 2012 annual PM2.5 NAAQS. The EPA is also proposing to reclassify the South Coast PM2.5 nonattainment area, including reservation areas of Indian country and any other area of Indian country within it where the EPA or a tribe has demonstrated that the tribe has jurisdiction, as a Serious nonattainment area for the 2012 annual PM2.5 NAAQS based on the EPA's determination that the area cannot practicably attain the standard by the applicable Moderate area attainment date of December 31, 2021. Upon final reclassification of the South Coast as a Serious area for this NAAQS, California will be required to submit a Serious area plan for the area that includes a demonstration of attainment by the applicable Serious area attainment date, which is no later than December 31, 2025, or by the most expeditious alternative date practicable, in accordance with the requirements of part D of title I of the CAA.
National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants: Cellulose Products Manufacturing Residual Risk and Technology Review
Document Number: 2020-05901
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-07-02
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This action finalizes the residual risk and technology review (RTR) conducted for the Miscellaneous Viscose Processes and Cellulose Ether Production source categories regulated under the National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants (NESHAP) for Cellulose Products Manufacturing. The EPA is finalizing the proposed determination that the risks from both source categories are acceptable and that the current NESHAP provides an ample margin of safety to protect public health. The EPA identified no new cost-effective controls under the technology review to achieve further emissions reductions. These final amendments address emissions during startup, shutdown, and malfunction (SSM) events; add electronic reporting requirements; add provisions for periodic emissions performance testing for facilities using non-recovery control devices; add a provision allowing more flexibility for monitoring of biofilter control devices; and make technical and editorial changes. Although these amendments are not expected to reduce emissions of hazardous air pollutants (HAP), they will improve monitoring, compliance, and implementation of the rule.
Determinations of Light-Duty Vehicle Alternative Greenhouse Gas Emissions Standards for Small Volume Manufacturers
Document Number: 2020-14099
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-07-01
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is finalizing determinations of light-duty vehicle greenhouse gas emissions alternative standards for four small volume manufacturers: Aston Martin, Ferrari, Lotus and McLaren. The alternative standards in these determinations cover model years 2017-2021 and are established pursuant to small volume manufacturer provisions in EPA's light-duty vehicle greenhouse gas regulations.
Commonwealth of Kentucky: Tentative Approval of State Underground Storage Tank Program
Document Number: 2020-13763
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2020-07-01
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Commonwealth of Kentucky (Commonwealth or State) has applied for final approval of its Underground Storage Tank (UST) Program under Subtitle I of the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA or Act). The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has reviewed the Commonwealth's application and made the tentative decision that the State's UST Program application satisfies all the requirements necessary to qualify for final approval. The State's UST Program application is available for public review and comment. A public hearing will be held to solicit comments on the application if sufficient public interest is expressed. This Federal Register notice solicits requests for a public hearing and comments on the State's application.
Air Plan Approval; West Virginia; Redesignation of the Marshall Sulfur Dioxide Nonattainment Area to Attainment and Approval of the Area's Maintenance Plan
Document Number: 2020-13585
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2020-07-01
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to approve a redesignation request and state implementation plan (SIP) revisions submitted by the State of West Virginia related to the national ambient air quality standard (NAAQS or Standard) for the 2010 1-hour sulfur dioxide (SO2) NAAQS (2010 SO2 NAAQS). On March 18, 2020, West Virginia, through the West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection (WVDEP), submitted a redesignation request for the Marshall, West Virginia SO2 Nonattainment Area (Marshall Area or Area). In conjunction with its request, WVDEP submitted SIP revisions comprised of a maintenance plan providing for continued attainment of the SO2 NAAQS for a period of ten years following redesignation of the Area, SO2 emissions limits for the Mitchell Power Plant (Mitchell), and a modeling analysis demonstrating that the Mitchell limits provide for attainment in the Area. The effect of this proposal, if finalized, would change the designation of the Marshall Area from nonattainment to attainment of the 2010 SO2 NAAQS. This action is being taken under the Clean Air Act (CAA).