Environmental Protection Agency March 10, 2008 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Energy Policy Act of 2005 Diesel Emissions Reduction Program; State Clean Diesel Grant Program Funding Fiscal Year 2008
Document Number: E8-4702
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-03-10
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Energy Policy Act of 2005 (H.R. 6) signed into law on August 8, 2005 (Pub. L. 109-58) incorporates provisions to achieve significant reductions in diesel emissions. Section 793 of the Energy Policy Act of 2005 authorizes the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to support grant and loan programs administered by States that are designed to achieve significant reductions in diesel emissions. This program authorized in Section 793 is referred to as the State Clean Diesel Grant Program for this Notice. EPA expects to have approximately $14.8 million available in fiscal year 2008 in the form of assistance agreements to issue under the State Clean Diesel Grant Program.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Collection; Comment Request; Protection of Stratospheric Ozone: Critical Use Exemption From the Phaseout of Methyl Bromide (Applications, Recordkeeping, and Periodic Reporting) (Renewal); EPA ICR No. 2031.03, OMB Control No. 2060-0482
Document Number: E8-4697
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-03-10
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.), this document announces that EPA is planning to submit a request to renew an existing approved Information Collection Request (ICR) to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB). This ICR, 2031.02, is scheduled to expire on August 31, 2008. In addition, EPA is also planning to renew and transfer the burden from EPA ICRs 2179.02 and 2179.03 into this ICR. Those ICRs are scheduled to expire on August 31, 2008, and November 30, 2008, respectively. Thus, EPA seeks to create a single comprehensive ICR for the methyl bromide CUE program. 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.
Revisions to the California State Implementation Plan, South Coast Air Quality Management District
Document Number: E8-4147
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-03-10
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is finalizing approval of revisions to the South Coast Air Quality Management District (SCAQMD) portion of the California State Implementation Plan (SIP). These revisions were proposed in the Federal Register on November 20, 2007, and concern particulate matter (PM) emissions from fugitive dust sources and cement manufacturing plants. We are approving local rules that regulate these emission sources under the Clean Air Act as amended in 1990 (CAA or the Act).