Environmental Protection Agency April 23, 2009 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to OMB for Review and Approval; Comment Request; NESHAP for the Surface Coating of Large Household and Commercial Appliances (Renewal), EPA ICR Number 1954.04, OMB Control Number 2060-0457
Document Number: E9-9338
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-04-23
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.), this document announces that an Information Collection Request (ICR) has been forwarded to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval. This is a request to renew an existing approved collection. The ICR that is abstracted below describes the nature of the collection and the estimated burden and cost.
Second Draft Risk and Exposure Assessment Report for Sulfur Dioxide (SO2
Document Number: E9-9336
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-04-23
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
On or about March 19, 2009, the Office of Air Quality Planning and Standards (OAQPS) of EPA is making available for public review and comment a draft document titled ``Risk and Exposure Assessment to Support the Review of the SO2 Primary National Ambient Air Quality Standards: Second Draft.'' The purpose of this draft document is to convey the approach taken to assess exposures to ambient SO2 and to characterize associated health risks, as well as to present the results of those assessments.
Approval and Promulgation of Implementation Plans; South Carolina; NOX
Document Number: E9-9223
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2009-04-23
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is proposing to approve a source-specific State Implementation Plan (SIP) revision submitted by the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control on April 14, 2005. This revision responds to EPA's regulation entitled, ``Interstate Ozone Transport: Response to Court Decisions on the Nitrogen Oxides (NOX) SIP Call, NOX SIP Call Technical Amendments, and Section 126 Rules,'' otherwise known as the ``NOX SIP Call Phase II.'' This revision meets the requirements of the NOX SIP Call Phase II, which requires South Carolina to submit NOX SIP Call Phase II revisions necessary to achieve applicable, incremental reductions of NOX, including emission reductions from large internal combustion engines. Transcontinental Gas Pipeline Corporation Station 140 (Transco) is the only facility in South Carolina affected by the NOX SIP Call Phase II. The intended effect of this SIP revision is to reduce emissions of NOX originating in the State of South Carolina to help attain and maintain the national ambient air quality standard for ozone. This action is being taken pursuant to section 110 of the Clean Air Act.
Approval and Promulgation of Implementation Plans; South Carolina; NOX
Document Number: E9-9222
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-04-23
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is taking direct final action to approve a source-specific State Implementation Plan (SIP) revision submitted by the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (SC DHEC) on April 14, 2005. The revision responds to EPA's regulation entitled, ``Interstate Ozone Transport: Response to Court Decisions on the Nitrogen Oxides (NOX) SIP Call, NOX SIP Call Technical Amendments, and Section 126 Rules,'' otherwise known as the ``NOX SIP Call Phase II.'' This revision meets the requirements of the NOX SIP Call Phase II, which requires South Carolina to submit NOX SIP Call Phase II revisions necessary to achieve applicable, incremental reductions of NOX, including emission reductions from large internal combustion (IC) engines. Transcontinental Gas Pipeline Corporation Station 140 (Transco) is the only facility in South Carolina affected by the NOX SIP Call Phase II. The intended effect of this SIP revision is to reduce emissions of NOX originating in the State of South Carolina to help attain and maintain the national ambient air quality standard (NAAQS) for ozone. This action is being taken pursuant to section 110 of the Clean Air Act (CAA).
Approval and Promulgation of Implementation Plans and Designation of Areas for Air Quality Planning Purposes; Michigan; Redesignation of the Detroit-Ann Arbor Area to Attainment for Ozone
Document Number: E9-9217
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2009-04-23
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is proposing to make a determination under the Clean Air Act (CAA) that the Detroit-Ann Arbor nonattainment area has attained the 8-hour ozone National Ambient Air Quality Standard (NAAQS). The Detroit-Ann Arbor area includes Lenawee, Livingston, Macomb, Monroe, Oakland, St. Clair, Washtenaw, and Wayne Counties. This determination is based on quality-assured ambient air quality monitoring data for the 2006-2008 ozone seasons that demonstrate that the 8-hour ozone NAAQS has been attained in the area.