Environmental Protection Agency January 17, 2008 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Approval and Promulgation of State Plans for Designated Facilities and Pollutants; Missouri; Clean Air Mercury Rule
Document Number: E8-807
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-01-17
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is taking final action to approve the State Plan submitted by Missouri on May 18, 2007, and revisions submitted on September 6, 2007. The plan addresses the requirements of EPA's Clean Air Mercury Rule (CAMR), promulgated on May 18, 2005, and subsequently revised on June 9, 2006. EPA has determined that the submitted State Plan fully meets the CAMR requirements for Missouri. CAMR requires States to regulate emissions of mercury (Hg) from large coal-fired electric generating units (EGUs). CAMR establishes State budgets for annual EGU Hg emissions and requires States to submit State Plans to ensure that annual EGU Hg emissions will not exceed the applicable State budget. States have the flexibility to choose which control measures to adopt to achieve the budgets, including participating in the EPA-administered CAMR cap-and-trade program. In the State Plan that EPA is approving today, Missouri has met the CAMR requirements by electing to participate in the EPA trading program.
Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Pennsylvania; Revisions to Stage II Requirements in Allegheny County
Document Number: E8-595
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-01-17
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA proposes to approve the State Implementation Plan (SIP) revision submitted by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania for the purpose of modifying and clarifying existing regulatory requirements for the control of volatile organic compounds from gasoline dispensing facilities in Allegheny County. 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 If EPA receives adverse comments, the direct final rule will be withdrawn and all public comments received will be addressed in a subsequent final rule based on this proposed rule.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; Pennsylvania; Revisions to Stage II Requirements in Allegheny County
Document Number: E8-583
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-01-17
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is approving revisions to the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania State Implementation Plan which were submitted on November 21, 2006 by the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (PADEP). These revisions modify and clarify the existing regulatory requirements for the control of volatile organic compounds from gasoline dispensing facilities in Allegheny County. The revisions modify the compliance dates and make other minor technical amendments to the efficiency and compliance testing portions of the Stage II regulations in Allegheny County. EPA is approving these revisions to the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania's State Implementation Plan in accordance with the requirements of the Clean Air Act (CAA).
Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Maryland; Revisions to Stage II Requirements
Document Number: E8-579
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-01-17
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is taking direct final action to approve revisions to the Maryland State Implementation Plan (SIP). The revisions will allow the Maryland Department of the Environment to utilize inspections of Stage I and Stage II systems by a certified inspector. EPA is approving these revisions to the Maryland SIP in accordance with the requirements of the Clean Air Act (CAA).
Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Maryland; Revisions to Stage II Requirements
Document Number: E8-577
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-01-17
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA proposes to approve the State Implementation Plan (SIP) revision submitted by the State of Maryland for the purpose of approving revisions and additions to the current Stage II regulations that apply to gasoline dispensing facilities. 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.
Revisions to the California State Implementation Plan, Kern County Air Pollution Control District
Document Number: E8-192
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-01-17
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is proposing to approve revisions to the Kern County Air Pollution Control District (KCAPCD) portion of the California State Implementation Plan (SIP). These revisions concern particulate matter (PM-10) emissions from ambient dust and propellant and rocket testing. We are proposing to approve local rules under the Clean Air Act as amended in 1990 (CAA or the Act).
Revisions to the California State Implementation Plan, Kern County Air Pollution Control District
Document Number: E8-161
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-01-17
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is taking direct final action to approve revisions to the Kern County Air Pollution Control District (KCAPCD) portion of the California State Implementation Plan (SIP). These revisions concern particulate matter (PM-10) emissions from ambient dust, propellant testing, and rocket testing. We are approving local rules under the Clean Air Act as amended in 1990 (CAA or the Act).