Environmental Protection Agency May 22, 2008 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Approval and Promulgation of Implementation Plans; Mississippi
Document Number: E8-11526
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-05-22
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Collection; Comment Request; Requirements for Control Technology Determinations for Constructed and Reconstructed Major Sources of Hazardous Air Pollutants; EPA ICR No. 1658.05, OMB Control No. 2060-0373
Document Number: E8-11489
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-05-22
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 request to renew an existing approved Information Collection Request (ICR) to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB). This is a request to renew an existing approved collection. This ICR is scheduled to expire on October 31, 2008. 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.
Notice of Receipt of a Request From the State of Texas for a Waiver of a Portion of the Renewable Fuel Standard
Document Number: E8-11486
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-05-22
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
In accordance with section 211(o)(7) of the Clean Air Act (the Act), 42 U.S.C. 7545(o)(7), EPA is issuing a notice of receipt of a request for a waiver of 50 percent of the renewable fuel standard (RFS) ``mandate for the production of ethanol derived from grain.'' The request has been made by the Governor of the State of Texas. Section 211(o)(7)(A) of the Act allows the Administrator of the EPA to grant the waiver if implementation of the national RFS requirements would severely harm the economy or environment of a state, a region, or the United States, or if EPA determines that there is inadequate domestic supply of renewable fuel. EPA is required by the Act to provide public notice and opportunity for comment on this request.
Massachusetts Marine Sanitation Device Standard-Notice of Determination
Document Number: E8-11485
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-05-22
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Regional Administrator of the Environmental Protection AgencyNew England Region, has determined that adequate facilities for the safe and sanitary removal and treatment of sewage from all vessels are reasonably available for the state waters of Scituate, Marshfield, Cohasset, and the tidal portions of the North and South Rivers.
Approval and Promulgation of Implementation Plans South Carolina: Interstate Transport of Pollution
Document Number: E8-11484
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-05-22
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is proposing to approve a State Implementation Plan (SIP) revision submitted by the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (SC DHEC), on June 25, 2007, pursuant to the requirements of section 110(a)(2)(D)(i) of the Clean Air Act (CAA). Section 110(a)(2)(D)(i) of the CAA requires each state to submit a SIP revision within three years of a revision to the national ambient air quality standards (NAAQS). The SIP revision must include provisions adequate to address emissions that may adversely affect another state's air quality through interstate transport of the revised NAAQS pursuant to the CAA. On July 18, 1997, EPA published revisions to the NAAQS for ozone and fine particulate matter (PM2.5). SC DHEC's June 25, 2007, SIP revision addresses the elements required by section 110(a)(2)(D)(i) of the CAA with regard to ozone and PM2.5, and as a result, it is approvable.
Update of Continuous Instrumental Test Methods: Technical Amendments
Document Number: E8-11398
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-05-22
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is taking final action to correct errors in a final rule published May 15, 2006, that updated five continuous instrumental test methods. As published, the rule contained inadvertent errors and provisions that needed to be clarified. We published a direct final rule with a parallel proposed rule on September 7, 2007 to correct the errors and to add clarifying language. However, we received an adverse comment on the direct final rule, and it was subsequently withdrawn on November 5, 2007. This action finalizes the parallel proposal. In this final rule, EPA corrects errors, clarifies certain provisions, and responds to the adverse comment received on the direct final rule published on September 7, 2007.