Environmental Protection Agency August 30, 2005 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Minnesota; Revised Format of 40 CFR Part 52 for Materials Being Incorporated by Reference; Correction
Document Number: 05-17203
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-08-30
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This document corrects an error in the amendatory instruction in a final rule pertaining to the Revised Format of 40 CFR part 52 for Materials Being Incorporated by Reference for Minnesota.
Adequacy Status of Submitted State Implementation Plans (SIP) for Transportation Conformity Purposes: 5 Percent Increment of Progress Motor Vehicle Emissions Budgets for the Portland Maine 8-Hour Ozone Nonattainment Area
Document Number: 05-17202
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-08-30
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
In this action, EPA is notifying the public that we have found the on-road motor vehicle emissions budgets contained in the Portland Maine marginal 8-hour ozone nonattainment area 5 Percent Increment of Progress SIP adequate for transportation conformity purposes. As a result of our finding, the motor vehicle emissions budgets from the submitted SIP revision must be used for future conformity determinations in the Portland Maine area.
Science Advisory Board Staff Office Notification of Advisory Meeting of the SAB Aquatic Life Criteria Guidelines Consultative Panel
Document Number: 05-17198
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-08-30
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The EPA Science Advisory Board (SAB) Staff Office announces a public meeting of the SAB Aquatic Life Criteria Guidelines Consultative Panel.
Science Advisory Board Staff Office; Clean Air Scientific Advisory Committee (CASAC); Notification of Advisory Meeting of the CASAC Ambient Air Monitoring and Methods (AAMM) Subcommittee
Document Number: 05-17197
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-08-30
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency Science Advisory Board (SAB) Staff Office announces a public meeting of the Clean Air Scientific Advisory Committee's (CASAC) Ambient Air Monitoring and Methods (AAMM) Subcommittee to conduct a peer review on the Federal Reference Method (FRM) for thoracic coarse particulate matter (PM10-2.5) and a consultation on various PM monitoring- related issues.
Revisions to the California State Implementation Plan, San Joaquin Valley Unified Air Pollution Control District
Document Number: 05-17196
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2005-08-30
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is proposing to approve revisions to the San Joaquin Valley Unified Air Pollution Control District portion of the California State Implementation Plan (SIP). These revisions concern particulate matter (PM-10) emissions from fugitive dust sources. We are proposing to approve amendments to local rules that regulate these emission sources under the Clean Air Act as amended in 1990 (CAA or the Act). We are taking comments on this proposal and plan to follow with a final action.
National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants: Miscellaneous Organic Chemical Manufacturing
Document Number: 05-17194
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-08-30
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
On July 1, 2005, the EPA issued direct final amendments to the national emission standards for hazardous air pollutants (NESHAP) for Miscellaneous Organic Chemical Manufacturing, along with a parallel proposal to be used as the basis for final action in the event EPA received any adverse comments on the direct final amendments. Because adverse comment was received, EPA is withdrawing the corresponding parts of the direct final rule. We stated in that direct final rule that if we received adverse comment by August 1, 2005, we would publish a timely withdrawal in the Federal Register. We will address all comments in a subsequent final rule based on the parallel proposal published on July 1, 2005. As stated in the parallel proposal, we will not institute a second comment period on this action.
National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants for Integrated Iron and Steel Manufacturing
Document Number: 05-17193
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2005-08-30
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This action proposes amendments to the national emission standards for hazardous air pollutants (NESHAP) for integrated iron and steel manufacturing. The proposed amendments would add a new compliance option, revise emission limitations, reduce the frequency of repeat performance tests for certain emissions units, add corrective action requirements, and clarify certain monitoring, recordkeeping, and reporting requirements.
Protection of Stratospheric Ozone: Process for Exempting Critical Uses of Methyl Bromide for the 2005 Supplemental Request
Document Number: 05-17191
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-08-30
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
With this action EPA is taking direct final action to authorize use of 610,665 kilograms of methyl bromide for supplemental critical uses in 2005 through the allocation of additional critical stock allowances (CSAs). This allocation supplements the critical use allowances (CUAs) and CSAs previously allocated for 2005, as published in the Federal Register on December 23, 2004 (69 FR 76982). Further, EPA is amending the list of exempted critical uses. With today's action EPA is exempting methyl bromide for critical uses beyond the phaseout under the authority of the Clean Air Act (CAA or the Act) and in accordance with the Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer (Protocol).
Protection of Stratospheric Ozone: Process for Exempting Critical Uses of Methyl Bromide for the 2005 Supplemental Request
Document Number: 05-17190
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2005-08-30
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
With this action EPA is proposing to authorize use of 610,665 kilograms of methyl bromide for supplemental critical uses in 2005 through the allocation of additional critical stock allowances (CSAs). This allocation would supplement the critical use allowances (CUAs) and CSAs previously allocated for 2005, as published in the Federal Register on December 23, 2004 (69 FR 76982). Further, EPA is proposing to amend the existing list of exempted critical uses. With today's action EPA is proposing to exempt methyl bromide for critical uses beyond the phaseout under the authority of the Clean Air Act (CAA or the Act) and in accordance with the Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer (Protocol). In the ``Rules and Regulations'' section of today's Federal Register, we are authorizing these CSAs and critical uses as a direct final rule without prior proposal because we view this as a noncontroversial action and expect no adverse comment. We have explained our reasons for this authorization in the Preamble to the direct final rule. If we receive no adverse comment, we will not take further action on this proposed rule. If we receive adverse comment, we will withdraw the direct final rule and it will not take effect. We will address all public comments in the subsequent final rule based on this proposed rule. We will not institute a second comment period on this action. Any parties interested in commenting must do so at this time.
Standards of Performance for New and Existing Stationary Sources: Electric Utility Steam Generating Units
Document Number: 05-16927
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-08-30
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This action corrects and clarifies certain text of the final rule entitled ``Standards of Performance for New and Existing Stationary Sources: Electric Utility Steam Generating Units.'' The final rule was published in the Federal Register on May 18, 2005 (70 FR 28606). This action corrects certain section designations set forth in the final rule at 70 FR 28652. In addition, this action corrects certain revisions set forth in the final rule at 70 FR 28678. These corrections do not affect the substance of the action, nor do they change the rights or obligations of any party. Rather, this action merely corrects certain section designations to eliminate duplication with other rules. Thus, it is proper to issue these final rule corrections without notice and comment. Section 553 of the Administrative Procedure Act (APA), 5 U.S.C. 553(b)(B), provides that, when an agency for good cause finds that notice and public procedure are impracticable, unnecessary, or contrary to the public interest, the agency may issue a rule without providing notice and an opportunity for public comment. We have determined that there is good cause for making this action final without prior proposal and opportunity for comment because the changes to the rule are minor technical corrections, are noncontroversial, and do not substantively change the agency actions taken in the final rule. Thus, notice and public procedure are unnecessary. We find that this constitutes good cause under 5 U.S.C. 553(b)(B).