Environmental Protection Agency July 7, 2008 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Outer Continental Shelf Air Regulations Update To Include New Jersey State Requirements
Document Number: E8-15352
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-07-07
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is proposing to update a portion of the Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) Air Regulations. Requirements applying to OCS sources located within 25 miles of States' seaward boundaries must be promulgated into part 55 and updated periodically to remain consistent with the requirements of the corresponding onshore area (COA), as mandated by section 328(a)(1) of the Clean Air Act (CAA). The portion of the OCS air regulations that is being updated pertains to the requirements for OCS sources in the State of New Jersey. The intended effect of approving the OCS requirements for the State of New Jersey is to regulate emissions from OCS sources in accordance with the requirements onshore. The requirements discussed below are proposed to be incorporated by reference into the Code of Federal Regulations and are listed in the appendix to the OCS air regulations.
Board of Scientific Counselors, Land Research Program Mid-Cycle Review Meetings-Spring 2008
Document Number: E8-15339
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-07-07
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Pursuant to the Federal Advisory Committee Act, Public Law 92- 463, the Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Research and Development (ORD), gives notice of one meeting of the Board of Scientific Counselors (BOSC) Land Mid-Cycle Subcommittee.
Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Illinois and Indiana; Finding of Attainment for 1-Hour Ozone for the Chicago-Gary-Lake County, IL-IN Area
Document Number: E8-15331
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-07-07
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
On January 30, 2007, the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency (IEPA) requested that EPA find that the Chicago ozone nonattainment area, located within the Chicago-Gary-Lake County, Illinois-Indiana (IL-IN) area, has attained the revoked 1-hour ozone National Ambient Air Quality Standard (NAAQS). On October 25, 2007, the Indiana Department of Environmental Management (IDEM) requested that EPA find that Lake and Porter Counties, also within the Chicago-Gary- Lake County, IL-IN area, have attained the revoked 1-hour ozone NAAQS. After review of these submissions, EPA is proposing to make such findings.
Potential Revision of the Product Performance Test Guidelines, Structural Treatments; Notice of Public Meeting
Document Number: E8-15327
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-07-07
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA will conduct a public workshop on termiticide performance testing to discuss the potential revision of the OPPTS 810.3600 Product Performance Testing Guidelines and information needed to revise the testing guideline. Stakeholders have developed novel approaches to termite treatment and developed new pesticide chemistries since the adoption of the existing termiticide performance guideline. In response to these developments, EPA is holding a public workshop and requesting input on the relevance of the existing 810.3600 testing guideline scope and factors to be included in a revision, the applicability of the existing test guideline to novel product chemistries, and approaches to resolve the disparity between soil applied liquid termiticide testing guidelines and testing of other pesticides which may provide structural protection. This input will inform EPA on a possible guideline revision.
Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Illinois; Revisions to Emission Reduction Market System
Document Number: E8-15153
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-07-07
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
In 1997, Illinois adopted and submitted rules establishing a cap and trade program regulating emissions of volatile organic compounds (VOC). The program, known as the Emission Reduction Market System (ERMS), was designed to address VOC sources in the Chicago area with potential to emit at least 25 tons per year. Then, in 2004, the Chicago ozone nonattainment area was in effect reclassified from severe to moderate, which according to EPA guidance revised the applicable definition of major sources from 25 tons per year to 100 tons per year. This ``reclassification'' could have resulted in the program no longer including sources with potential to emit more than 25 but less than 100 tons per year. Instead, Illinois adopted rule revisions, submitted to EPA on January 10, 2007, which required that these sources remain part of the program. Illinois' rule revisions also addressed other potential ramifications of the ``reclassification.'' EPA is approving these rule revisions.