Environmental Protection Agency March 18, 2011 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Delegation of National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants for Source Categories; State of Arizona, Maricopa County Air Quality Department; State of California, Santa Barbara County Air Pollution Control District
Document Number: 2011-6425
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-03-18
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is amending certain regulations to reflect the current delegation status of national emission standards for hazardous air pollutants (NESHAP) in Arizona and California. Several NESHAP were delegated to the Maricopa County Air Quality Department and the Santa Barbara County Air Pollution Control District within the past 12 months. The purpose of this action is to update the listing in the Code of Federal Regulations.
Delegation of National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants for Source Categories; State of Arizona, Maricopa County Air Quality Department; State of California, Santa Barbara County Air Pollution Control District
Document Number: 2011-6424
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2011-03-18
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Pursuant to section 112(l) of the 1990 Clean Air Act, EPA granted delegation of specific national emission standards for hazardous air pollutants (NESHAP) to the Maricopa County Air Quality Department on May 6, 2010, and December 14, 2010, and to the Santa Barbara County Air Pollution Control District on July 30, 2010. EPA is proposing to revise the Code of Federal Regulations to reflect the current delegation status of NESHAP in Arizona and California.
Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plan; Missouri; Proposed Disapproval of Interstate Transport State Implementation Plan Revision for the 2006 24-Hour PM2.5
Document Number: 2011-6418
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2011-03-18
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Pursuant to our authority under the Clean Air Act (CAA or Act), EPA is proposing to disapprove the portion of the Missouri CAA Section 110(a)(2) ``Infrastructure'' State Implementation Plan (SIP) submittal addressing significant contribution to nonattainment or interference with maintenance in another state with respect to the 2006 24-hour fine particle (PM2.5) National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS). On December 18, 2009, Missouri submitted a State Implementation Plan (SIP) intended to address the infrastructure SIP requirements of CAA Section 110(a)(2) for ``infrastructure.'' In this action, EPA is proposing to disapprove the portion of the Missouri SIP revision intended to address Section 110(a)(2)(D)(i)(I) requirements prohibiting a state's emissions from significantly contributing to nonattainment or interfering with maintenance of the NAAQS in any other state. The rationale for the proposed action is described in this proposal.
Final Regulation Extending the Reporting Deadline for Year 2010 Data Elements Required Under the Mandatory Reporting of Greenhouse Gases Rule
Document Number: 2011-6417
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-03-18
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is promulgating this final rule to extend until September 30, 2011 the reporting deadline for year 2010 data required under the Mandatory Reporting of Greenhouse Gases Rule. This deadline extension will, in the first year of the Greenhouse Gas Reporting Program, allow time for needed refinement of the electronic data reporting system, stakeholder testing of the reporting system and feedback to EPA, and reporter access to the reporting system in advance of the reporting deadline. This rule changes only the deadline for reporting for 2011; it does not change the reporting deadline for future years and does not change what data must be reported.
Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plan; Kansas; Proposed Disapproval of Interstate Transport State Implementation Plan Revision for the 2006 24-Hour PM2.5
Document Number: 2011-6416
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2011-03-18
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Pursuant to our authority under the Clean Air Act (CAA or Act), EPA is proposing to disapprove the portion of the Kansas CAA ``Infrastructure'' State Implementation Plan (SIP) submittal addressing significant contribution to nonattainment or interference with maintenance in another State with respect to the 2006 24-hour fine particle (PM2.5) National Ambient Air Quality Standards NAAQS). On April 12, 2010, Kansas submitted a State Implementation Plan (SIP) intended to address the infrastructure SIP requirements for ``infrastructure.'' The submittal also included language to address the interstate transport requirements under the CAA. In this action, EPA is proposing to disapprove the portion of the Kansas SIP revision intended to address requirements prohibiting a State's emissions from significantly contributing to nonattainment or interfering with maintenance of the NAAQS in any other State. The rationale for the proposed action is described in this proposal.
Proposed CERCLA Administrative Cost Recovery Settlement; Eugenio Painting Company
Document Number: 2011-6415
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-03-18
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
In accordance with Section 122(i) of the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act, as amended (``CERCLA''), 42 U.S.C. 9622(i), notice is hereby given of a proposed administrative settlement for recovery of past response costs concerning the Industrial Street Drum Site in Dearborn, Michigan with the following settling party: Eugenio Painting Company. The settlement requires the settling party to pay $20,000 to the Hazardous Substance Superfund. The settlement includes a covenant not to sue the settling party pursuant to Section 107(a) of CERCLA, 42 U.S.C. 9607(a). For thirty (30) days following the date of publication of this notice, the Agency will receive written comments relating to the settlement. The Agency will consider all such comments received and may modify or withdraw its consent to the settlement if comments received disclose facts or considerations which indicate that the settlement is inappropriate, improper, or inadequate.
Public Availability of Environmental Protection Agency FY 2010 Service Contract Inventory
Document Number: 2011-6414
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-03-18
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
In accordance with Section 743 of Division C of the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2010 (Pub. L. 111-117), Environmental Protection Agency is publishing this notice to advise the public of the availability of the FY 2010 Service Contract inventory. This inventory provides information on service contract actions over $25,000 that were made in FY 2010. The information is organized by function to show how contracted resources are distributed throughout the agency. The inventory has been developed in accordance with guidance issued on November 5, 2010 by the Office of Management and Budget's Office of Federal Procurement Policy (OFPP). OFPP's guidance is available at http://www.whitehouse.gov/sites/default/files/omb/ procurement/memo/service-contract-inventories-guidance-110520 10.pdf. Environmental Protection Agency has posted its inventory and a summary of the inventory on the EPA's homepage at the following link: http:// www.epa.gov/oam/inventories/inventories.htm.
Extension of Comment Period: EPA's Plan for Retrospective Review Under Executive Order 13563
Document Number: 2011-6413
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2011-03-18
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
On February 23, 2011, EPA published in the Federal Register a document seeking public input on the design of a plan to use for periodic retrospective review of its regulations (76 FR 9988). This input is being solicited in response to Executive Order 13563, ``Improving Regulation and Regulatory Review,'' wherein all federal agencies are directed to conduct a ``retrospective analysis of rules that may be outmoded, ineffective, insufficient, or excessively burdensome and to modify, streamline, expand, or repeal them in accordance with what has been learned.''
Environmental Impacts Statements; Notice of Availability
Document Number: 2011-6405
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-03-18
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
National Starch and Chemical Company, Salisbury, Rowan County, NC; Notice of Settlement
Document Number: 2011-6404
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-03-18
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Under Section 122(h)(1) of the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act (CERCLA), the United States Environmental Protection Agency has entered into a settlement for reimbursement of past response costs concerning the National Starch and Chemical Company Site located in Mobile, Mobile County, Alabama for publication.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to OMB for Review and Approval; Comment Request; NESHAP for Primary Aluminum Reduction Plants (Renewal)
Document Number: 2011-6309
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-03-18
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 theOffice of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval. This is a request to renew an existing approved collection. The ICR which is abstracted below describes the nature of the collection and the estimated burden and cost.
Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; New Hampshire; Determination of Attainment of the 1997 Ozone Standard
Document Number: 2011-6306
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-03-18
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The EPA is taking final action to determine that the Boston- Manchester-Portsmouth (SE), New Hampshire moderate 1997 8-hour ozone nonattainment area has attained the 1997 8-hour National Ambient Air Quality Standard (NAAQS) for ozone. This determination is based upon complete, quality-assured, certified ambient air monitoring data that show the area has monitored attainment of the 1997 8-hour ozone NAAQS for the 2007-2009 monitoring period. Preliminary data available for the 2010 ozone season is consistent with continued attainment. Under the provisions of EPA's ozone implementation rule, the requirements for this area to submit an attainment demonstration, a reasonable further progress plan, contingency measures, and other planning State Implementation Plans related to attainment of the 1997 8-hour ozone NAAQS shall be suspended for so long as the area continues to attain the 1997 ozone NAAQS. In addition, EPA is taking final action to determine that this area has attained the 1997 ozone NAAQS as of June 15, 2010, its applicable attainment date.
Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Virginia; Adoption of the Revised Lead Standards and Related Reference Conditions and Update of Appendices; Withdrawal of Direct Final Rule
Document Number: 2011-6227
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-03-18
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Due to an adverse comment, EPA is withdrawing the direct final rule to approve revisions to Virginia's State Implementation Plan (SIP). These SIP revisions add the primary and secondary lead standards of 0.15 micrograms per cubic meter ([mu]g/m3), related reference conditions, and update the list of appendices under ``Documents Incorporated by Reference.'' In the direct final rule published on January 26, 2011 (76 FR 4537), we stated that if we received any adverse comments by February 25, 2011, the rule would be withdrawn and would not take effect. EPA received an adverse comment within the comment period. EPA will address the comment received in a subsequent final action based upon the proposed action also published on January 26, 2011 (76 FR 4579). EPA will not institute a second comment period on this action.