Environmental Protection Agency June 12, 2008 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Gulf of Mexico Program Management Committee Meeting
Document Number: E8-13231
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-06-12
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Under the Federal Advisory Committee Act (Pub. L. 92-463), EPA gives notice of a meeting of the Gulf of Mexico Program (GMP) Management Committee (MC). For information on access or services for individuals with disabilities, please contact Gloria Car, U.S. EPA, at (228) 688-2421 or car.gloria@epa.gov. To request accommodation of a disability, please contact Gloria Car, preferably at least 10 days prior to the meeting, to give EPA as much time as possible to process your request.
Adequacy Status of the Indiana and Ohio Portions of the Cincinnati-Hamilton, Ohio/Kentucky/Indiana, Submitted 8-Hour Ozone Attainment Demonstration for Transportation Conformity Purposes
Document Number: E8-13225
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-06-12
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
In this notice, EPA is notifying the public that we have found that the motor vehicle emissions budgets (MVEBs) for volatile organic compounds (VOC) and oxides of nitrogen (NOX) in the Indiana and Ohio portions of the Cincinnati-Hamilton, Ohio/Kentucky/Indiana area are adequate for use in transportation conformity determinations. Ohio submitted the Cincinnati-Hamilton budgets with an 8-hour ozone attainment demonstration on April 22, 2008. As a result of our finding, the Indiana and Ohio portions of the Cincinnati-Hamilton, Ohio/ Kentucky/Indiana area must use the MVEBs from the submitted 8-hour ozone attainment demonstration for future transportation conformity determinations.
Adequacy Status of the Connecticut 8-Hour Ozone Motor Vehicle Emissions Budgets and Out-Year Motor Vehicle Emissions Budgets for Transportation Conformity Purposes; Connecticut
Document Number: E8-13224
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-06-12
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is notifying the public that EPA has found that the 2008, 2009 and 2012 motor vehicle emissions budgets in the February 1, 2008 Connecticut 8-hour ozone State Implementation Plan revision are adequate for transportation conformity purposes. The submittal includes 2008, 2009 and 2012 motor vehicle emission budgets for the Connecticut portion of the New York-Northern New Jersey-Long Island, NY-NJ-CT (Southwest Connecticut) and the Greater Connecticut 8-hour ozone nonattainment areas. As a result of our finding, Connecticut must use these motor vehicle emission budgets for future conformity determinations.
Protection of the Stratospheric Ozone: Alternatives for the Motor Vehicle Air Conditioning Sector Under the Significant New Alternatives Policy (SNAP) Program
Document Number: E8-13086
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-06-12
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Clean Air Act provides for the review of alternatives to ozone-depleting substances and the approval of substitutes that do not present a risk more significant than other alternatives that are available. Under that authority, the Significant New Alternatives Policy (SNAP) program, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is expanding the list of acceptable substitutes for ozone-depleting substances (ODS). The substitute addressed in this final rule (i.e., R- 152a) is for the motor vehicle air conditioning (MVAC) end-use within the refrigeration and air-conditioning sector. This substitute does not pose significantly more risk than other substitutes that are available in this end use. Additionally, this substitute is a non ozone-depleting gas and consequently does not contribute to stratospheric ozone depletion.
Standards of Performance for Fossil-Fuel-Fired Steam Generators for Which Construction Is Commenced After August 17, 1971; Standards of Performance for Electric Utility Steam Generating Units for Which Construction Is Commenced After September 18, 1978; Standards of Performance for Industrial-Commercial-Institutional Steam Generating Units; and Standards of Performance for Small Industrial-Commercial-Institutional Steam Generating Units
Document Number: E8-12621
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-06-12
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is proposing to amend the new source performance standards for electric utility steam generating units and industrial-commercial- institutional steam generating units. On June 13, 2007, EPA promulgated amendments to the standards for steam generating units. Subsequently, EPA received a petition for reconsideration which it is granting to the extent specified in the proposed action. EPA is proposing to amend specific provisions in the standards for steam generating units, as amended, to resolve issues and questions raised by the petitioner for reconsideration, and to correct technical and editorial errors that have been identified since promulgation. In addition, EPA is requesting comment on the appropriate opacity standard for owners/operators of affected facilities using a particulate matter continuous emissions monitoring system to demonstrate compliance with the applicable PM limit.