Environmental Protection Agency August 15, 2005 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Proposed Settlement Agreement, Clean Air Act Citizen Suit
Document Number: 05-16112
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-08-15
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
In accordance with section 113(g) of the Clean Air Act, as amended (``Act''), 42 U.S.C. 7413(g), notice is hereby given of a proposed settlement agreement to address a lawsuit filed by the Interstate Natural Gas Association of America: Interstate Natural Gas Association of America v. EPA, No. 04-1296 (DC Cir.). On September 1, 2004, the Interstate Natural Gas Association of America (``Petitioner'') filed a Petition for Review of EPA's final rule pursuant to 42 U.S.C. 7607 and Rule 15 of the Federal Rules of Appellate Procedure. Petitioner challenged the EPA's final rule entitled ``Standards of Performance for Stationary Gas Turbines'' published on July 8, 2004 (69 FR 41346). The standards of performance for stationary gas turbines are set forth in 40 CFR part 60, subpart GG. Under the terms of the proposed settlement agreement, EPA will undertake rulemaking to make certain amendments to the rule at issue. No later than 60 days after the date this Agreement becomes final, EPA shall sign either a notice of proposed rulemaking or a notice of direct final rulemaking and concurrent proposal to amend certain provisions of 40 CFR 60.334 and 60.335. The amendments to these sections of subpart GG will be made in order to clarify our intent that nothing in the amendments to subpart GG was meant to impose new requirements for turbines constructed after 1977, when subpart GG was initially promulgated, that do not use water or steam injection to control NOX emissions.
Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Maryland; Amendments to the Control of VOC Emissions From AIM Coatings
Document Number: 05-16111
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2005-08-15
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is proposing to approve a State Implementation Plan (SIP) revision submitted by the State of Maryland. This revision pertains to the amendments of controlling volatile organic compound (VOC) emissions from architectural and industrial maintenance (AIM) coatings in Maryland. This action is being taken under the Clean Air Act (CAA or the Act).
Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request; Notification of Regulated Waste Activity, EPA ICR Number 0261.15, OMB Control Number 2050-0028
Document Number: 05-16110
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-08-15
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.), this document announces that EPA is planning to submit a continuing Information Collection Request (ICR) to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB). This is a request of an existing approved collection. This ICR is scheduled to expire on January 31, 2006. Before submitting the ICR to OMB for review and approval, EPA is soliciting comments on specific aspects of the proposed information collection as described below.