Environmental Protection Agency May 2011 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

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Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Pennsylvania; Control of Nitrogen Oxides Emissions From Portland Cement Kilns
Document Number: 2011-12509
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2011-05-20
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is proposing to approve a State Implementation Plan (SIP) revision submitted by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. This revision pertains to the control of nitrogen oxide (NOX) emissions from Portland cement kilns. This action is being taken under the Clean Air Act (CAA).
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to OMB for Review and Approval; Comment Request; Transportation Conformity Determinations for Federally Funded and Approved Transportation Plans (Renewal)
Document Number: 2011-12496
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-05-20
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA)(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, which is abstracted below, describes the nature of the information collection and its estimated burden and cost.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to OMB for Review and Approval; Comment Request; Hazardous Waste Generator Standards (Renewal)
Document Number: 2011-12491
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-05-20
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA)(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, which is abstracted below, describes the nature of the information collection and its estimated burden and cost.
Methyl Bromide; Cancellation Order for Registration Amendments To Terminate Certain Soil Uses
Document Number: 2011-12478
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-05-20
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This notice announces EPA's order for the amendments to terminate soil uses, voluntarily requested by the registrants and accepted by the Agency, of products containing methyl bromide, pursuant to section 6(f)(1) of the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA), as amended. This cancellation order follows a February 9, 2011, Federal Register Notice of Receipt of Requests from the registrants listed in Table 2 of Unit II to voluntarily amend to terminate uses of these product registrations. These are not the last products containing this pesticide registered for use in the United States. In that notice, EPA indicated that it would issue an order implementing the amendments to terminate uses, unless the Agency received substantive comments within the 30-day comment period that would merit its further review of these requests, or unless the registrants withdrew their requests. The Agency did not receive any comments on the notice. Further, the registrants did not withdraw their requests. These amendments do not affect post-harvest fumigant uses. Any distribution, sale, or use of the products subject to this cancellation order is permitted only in accordance with the terms of this order, including any existing stocks provisions.
Environmental Impacts Statements; Notice of Availability
Document Number: 2011-12450
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-05-20
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Revisions to the California State Implementation Plan, Mojave Desert Air Quality Management District
Document Number: 2011-12364
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2011-05-20
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is proposing to approve revisions to the Mojave Desert Air Quality Management District (MDAQMD) portion of the California State Implementation Plan (SIP). These revisions concern negative declarations for volatile organic compound (VOC) source categories for the MDAQMD. We are proposing to approve these negative declarations under the Clean Air Act as amended in 1990 (CAA or the Act).
Revisions to the California State Implementation Plan, Mojave Desert Air Quality Management District
Document Number: 2011-12362
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-05-20
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is taking direct final action to approve revisions to the Mojave Desert Air Quality Management District (MDAQMD) portion of the California State Implementation Plan (SIP). These revisions concern negative declarations for volatile organic compound (VOC) source categories for the MDAQMD. We are approving these negative declarations under the Clean Air Act as amended in 1990 (CAA or the Act).
Outer Continental Shelf Air Regulations Consistency Update for California
Document Number: 2011-12211
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-05-20
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is finalizing the update of the Outer Continental Shelf (``OCS'') Air Regulations proposed in the Federal Register on January 10, 2011. Requirements applying to OCS sources located within 25 miles of States' seaward boundaries must be 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, as amended in 1990 (``the Act''). The portion of the OCS air regulations that is being updated pertains to the requirements for OCS sources for which the Santa Barbara County Air Pollution Control District (``Santa Barbara County APCD'' or ``District'') is the designated COA. The intended effect of approving the OCS requirements for the Santa Barbara County APCD is to regulate emissions from OCS sources in accordance with the requirements onshore.
Revisions to the California State Implementation Plan, Placer County Air Pollution Control District and Feather River Air Quality Management District
Document Number: 2011-12445
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2011-05-19
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is proposing a limited approval and limited disapproval of permitting rules submitted for the Placer County Air Pollution Control District (PCAPCD) and Feather River Air Quality Management District (FRAQMD) portion of the California State Implementation Plan (SIP). The districts are required under Part D of title I of the Clean Air Act (CAA) to adopt and implement a SIP-approved New Source Review (NSR) permit program. These rules update and revise the District's NSR permitting program for new and modified sources of air pollution. If EPA finalizes the limited approval and limited disapproval action, as proposed, then a sanctions clock would be triggered. We are taking comments on this proposal and plan to follow with a final action.
Revisions to the California State Implementation Plan, Sacramento Metropolitan Air Quality Management District
Document Number: 2011-12443
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2011-05-19
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is proposing both an approval and a limited approval and limited disapproval of permitting rules submitted for the Sacramento Metropolitan Air Quality Management District (SMAQMD or District) portion of the California State Implementation Plan (SIP). The District is required under Parts C and D of title I of the Clean Air Act (CAA) to adopt and implement SIP-approved New Source Review (NSR) and Prevention of Significant Deterioration (PSD) permit programs. These rules update and revise the District's NSR and PSD permitting programs for new and modified major sources of air pollution. If EPA finalizes the limited approval and limited disapproval action, as proposed, then a sanctions clock would be triggered. We are taking comments on this proposal and plan to follow with a final action.
Approval and Disapproval and Promulgation of State Implementation Plan Revisions; Infrastructure Requirements for the 1997 8-Hour Ozone National Ambient Air Quality Standards; Montana
Document Number: 2011-12357
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2011-05-19
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is proposing to partially approve and partially disapprove the State Implementation Plan (SIP) submission from the State of Montana to demonstrate that the SIP meets the requirements of sections 110(a)(1) and (2) of the Clean Air Act (CAA) for the National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS) promulgated for ozone on July 18, 1997. Section 110(a)(1) of the CAA requires that each state, after a new or revised NAAQS is promulgated, review their SIPs to ensure that they meet the requirements of the ``infrastructure elements'' of section 110(a)(2). The State of Montana submitted two certifications of their infrastructure SIP for the 1997 ozone NAAQS, dated November 28, 2007, which was determined to be complete on March 27, 2008 (73 FR 16205), and December 22, 2009. EPA does not propose to act on the State's November 28, 2007 and December 22, 2009, submissions to meet the requirements of section 110(a)(2)(D)(i) of the CAA, relating to interstate transport of air pollution, for the 1997 ozone NAAQS. EPA approved the State's interstate transport SIP submission on February 26, 2008 (73 FR 10150).
National Emissions Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants: Secondary Lead Smelting
Document Number: 2011-11220
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2011-05-19
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is proposing amendments to the national emissions standards for hazardous air pollutants for Secondary Lead Smelting to address the results of the residual risk and technology review that EPA is required to conduct by the Clean Air Act. These proposed amendments include revisions to the stack emissions limits for lead; revisions to the fugitive dust emissions control requirements; the addition of total hydrocarbons emissions limits for reverberatory, electric, and rotary furnaces; the addition of emissions limits and work practice requirements for dioxins and furans; and the modification and addition of testing and monitoring and related notification, recordkeeping, and reporting requirements. We are also proposing to revise provisions addressing periods of startup, shutdown, and malfunction to ensure that the rules are consistent with a recent court decision.
Industrial, Commercial, and Institutional Boilers and Process Heaters and Commercial and Industrial Solid Waste Incineration Units
Document Number: 2011-12308
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-05-18
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The EPA is delaying the effective dates for the final rules titled ``National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants for Major Sources: Industrial, Commercial, and Institutional Boilers and Process Heaters'' and ``Standards of Performance for New Sources and Emission Guidelines for Existing Sources: Commercial and Industrial Solid Waste Incineration Units'' under the authority of the Administrative Procedure Act (APA) until the proceedings for judicial review of these rules are completed or the EPA completes its reconsideration of the rules, whichever is earlier.
Pesticide Reregistration Performance Measures and Goals; Correction
Document Number: 2011-12231
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-05-18
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA issued a notice in the Federal Register of March 2, 2011, concerning the Agency's progress in meeting its performance measures and goals for pesticide reregistration during fiscal years 2009 and 2010. This document is being issued to correct two typographical errors.
Federal Plan for Certification of Applicators of Restricted Use Pesticides Within Indian Country; Notice of Availability
Document Number: 2011-12226
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-05-18
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is announcing its intention to implement a Federal program to certify applicators of restricted use pesticides in Indian country. The program will be administered by EPA. EPA is soliciting comments on EPA's intent to implement a Federal certification program in Indian country where no other EPA-approved or EPA-implemented plan applies and on its Proposed Federal Plan for Certification of Applicators of Restricted Use Pesticides within Indian Country (Plan). A separate proposal and public comment period for a Federal certification plan to address use of restricted use pesticides in Region 8 Indian country was recently published in the Federal Register on April 20, 2011.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to OMB for Review and Approval; Comment Request; Transition Program for Equipment Manufacturers (Renewal)
Document Number: 2011-12217
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-05-18
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) (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, which is abstracted below, describes the nature of the information collection and its estimated burden and cost.
Re-Proposal of Effluent Limits Under the NPDES General Permit for Oil and Gas Exploration, Development and Production Facilities Located in State and Federal Waters in Cook Inlet, AK (AKG-31-5000)
Document Number: 2011-12216
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-05-18
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA Region 10 today re-proposes six effluent limits for produced water under the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) General Permit for Oil and Gas Exploration, Development and Production Facilities in State and Federal Waters in Cook Inlet, Permit No. AKG-31-5000 (Permit). The effluent limits subject to the re- proposal are: mercury, copper, total aromatic hydrocarbons (TAH), total aqueous hydrocarbons (TAqH), silver, and whole effluent toxicity (WET). As proposed, the Permit would continue to authorize discharges from exploration, development, and production facilities that are included in the Coastal and Offshore Subcategory of the Oil and Gas Extraction Point Source Category as authorized by Section 402 of the Clean Water Act (CWA or ``the Act''), 33 U.S.C. 1342. State Certification: Section 401 of the Act, 33 U.S.C. 1341, requires EPA to seek a certification from the State that the conditions of the re-proposed Permit are stringent enough to comply with State water quality standards. EPA obtained a draft certification from the Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation (ADEC) on May 3, 2011. EPA intends to seek a final certification from ADEC prior to issuing the final Permit. When the State issues certification, the State may impose more stringent conditions than are currently included in the Permit re-proposal to ensure compliance with State water quality standards. EPA would then be required to include the more stringent conditions from the State certification in the Permit pursuant to Section 401(d) of the Act, 33 U.S.C. 1341(d).
Approval and Promulgation of State Implementation Plan Revisions; Infrastructure Requirements for the 1997 8-Hour Ozone National Ambient Air Quality Standards; Colorado
Document Number: 2011-12213
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2011-05-18
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is proposing to approve and conditionally approve the State Implementation Plan (SIP) submission from the State of Colorado to demonstrate that the SIP meets the requirements of Sections 110(a)(1) and (2) of the Clean Air Act (CAA) for the National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS) promulgated for ozone on July 18, 1997. Section 110(a)(1) of the CAA requires that each state, after a new or revised NAAQS is promulgated, review their SIPs to ensure that they meet the requirements of the ``infrastructure elements'' of section 110(a)(2). The State of Colorado submitted a certification of their infrastructure SIP for the 1997 ozone NAAQS, dated January 7, 2008 which was determined to be complete on March 27, 2008 (73 FR 16205). EPA does not propose to act on the State's January 7, 2008 submission to meet the requirements of section 110(a)(2)(D)(i) of the CAA, relating to interstate transport of air pollution, for the 1997 ozone NAAQS. EPA approved the State's interstate transport SIP submission at 75 FR 31306, 75 FR 71029, and 76 FR 22036.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Collection; Comment Request; Reformulated Gasoline and Conventional Gasoline: Requirements for Refiners, Oxygenate Blenders, and Importers of Gasoline; Requirements for Parties in the Gasoline Distribution Network
Document Number: 2011-12210
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-05-18
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) (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 ICR is scheduled to expire on October 31, 2011. 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.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to OMB for Review and Approval; Comment Request; Confidential Financial Disclosure Form 3110.48 for Special Government Employees (SGE) Serving on Federal Advisory Committees at the Environmental Protection Agency (Renewal)
Document Number: 2011-12209
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-05-18
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA)(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, which is abstracted below, describes the nature of the information collection and its estimated burden and cost.
Implementation of the New Source Review (NSR) Program for Particulate Matter Less Than 2.5 Micrometers (PM2.5
Document Number: 2011-12089
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-05-18
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The EPA is issuing a final rule that repeals the ``grandfather'' provision for particulate matter less than 2.5 micrometers (PM2.5) under the Federal Prevention of Significant Deterioration (PSD) permit program, which is administered by EPA in states that lack a PSD permit program in their approved state implementation plan (SIP). The grandfather provision allowed certain facilities under certain circumstances to satisfy the PSD permit program requirements for PM2.5 by meeting the requirements for controlling particulate matter less than 10 micrometers (PM10) and analyzing impacts on PM10 air quality as a surrogate approach based on an EPA policy known as the ``1997 PM10 Surrogate Policy.'' In its February 11, 2010, notice of proposed rulemaking, EPA also proposed to end early the 1997 PM10 Surrogate Policy in EPA-approved state PSD programs during the remainder of the SIP development period, which ends on May 16, 2011. EPA is taking no final action on that aspect of the proposal.
Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; California; Determination of Termination of Section 185 Fees
Document Number: 2011-12063
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2011-05-18
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The EPA is proposing to determine that the State of California is no longer required to submit or implement section 185 fee program State Implementation Plan (SIP) revisions for the Sacramento Metro 1- hour ozone nonattainment area (Sacramento Metro Area) to satisfy anti- backsliding requirements for the 1-hour ozone standard. The Sacramento Metro Area consists of both Sacramento and Yolo counties and portions of four adjacent counties (Solano, Sutter, Placer and El Dorado). This proposed determination (``Termination Determination'') is based on complete, quality-assured and certified ambient air quality monitoring data for 2007-2009, showing attainment of the 1-hour ozone National Ambient Air Quality Standard (1-hour ozone NAAQS or standard), which is due to permanent and enforceable emission reductions implemented in the area. Complete and quality-assured data for 2010 show that the area continues in attainment for the 1-hour ozone NAAQS. EPA is also proposing to exclude from use in determining attainment exceedances of the 1-hour ozone NAAQS that occurred on three days in 2008, because the exceedances are due to exceptional events (wildfires).
Interim Final Determination To Defer Sanctions, Sacramento Metro 1-Hour Ozone Nonattainment Area, California
Document Number: 2011-12062
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-05-18
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is making an interim final determination to defer imposition of sanctions based on a proposed determination, published elsewhere in this Federal Register, that the State of California is no longer required to submit or implement a Clean Air Act (CAA) Section 185 fee program (Termination Determination) for the Sacramento Metro 1- hour Ozone nonattainment area (Sacramento Metro Area) to satisfy anti- backsliding requirements for the 1-hour Ozone standard.
Method 301-Field Validation of Pollutant Measurement Methods From Various Waste Media
Document Number: 2011-12058
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-05-18
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This action amends EPA's Method 301, Field Validation of Pollutant Measurement Methods from Various Waste Media. We revised the procedures in Method 301 based on our experience in applying the method and to correct errors that were brought to our attention. The revised Method 301 is more flexible, less expensive, and easier to use. This action finalizes amendments to Method 301 after considering comments received on the proposed rule published in the Federal Register on December 22, 2004.
Spirotetramat; Pesticide Tolerances
Document Number: 2011-11937
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-05-18
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This regulation establishes tolerances for residues of spirotetramat, including its metabolites and degradates, in or on multiple commodities which are identified and discussed later in this document. Bayer CropScience requested these tolerances under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA).
National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants From the Portland Cement Manufacturing Industry and Standards of Performance for Portland Cement Plants
Document Number: 2011-12095
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-05-17
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA or Agency) is denying in part and granting in part the petitions to reconsider the final revised National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants emitted by the Portland Cement Industry and the New Source Performance Standards for Portland Cement Plants issued under sections 112(d) and 111(b) of the Clean Air Act, respectively. The EPA is also denying all requests that the EPA issue an administrative stay of the National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants and the New Source Performance Standards.
Proposed Approval of Air Quality Implementation Plan; Ohio and West Virginia; Determinations of Attainment of the 1997 Annual Fine Particle Standard for Four Nonattainment Areas
Document Number: 2011-12061
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2011-05-17
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is proposing to make two determinations regarding the fine particle (PM2.5) nonattainment areas of Cleveland-Akron, Columbus, Dayton-Springfield, and Steubenville-Weirton (hereafter referred to as ``Areas''). First, EPA is proposing to determine that these Areas have attained the 1997 annual average PM2.5 National Ambient Air Quality Standard (NAAQS) under the Clean Air Act (CAA). This proposed determination of attainment is based upon complete, quality-assured, and certified ambient air monitoring data for the 2007-2009 period showing that the areas have monitored attainment of the annual PM2.5 NAAQS. EPA also evaluated incomplete data from this period from other monitors in the Cleveland- Akron area, as well as complete preliminary quality-assured data available to date for 2010. EPA believes these data support the determination that the Areas have attained the 1997 annual PM2.5 NAAQS. If this proposed determination is made final, the requirements for these Areas to submit an attainment demonstration, associated reasonably available control measures (RACM) to include reasonably available control technology (RACT), a reasonable further progress (RFP) plan, contingency measures, and other planning State Implementation Plan (SIP) revisions related to attainment of the 1997 annual PM2.5 NAAQS shall be suspended for so long as the Areas continue to attain the 1997 annual PM2.5 NAAQS. Second, EPA is also proposing to determine, based on quality-assured and certified monitoring data for the 2007-2009 monitoring period, that these Areas have attained the 1997 annual PM2.5 NAAQS by the applicable attainment date of April 5, 2010.
Notice of Disclosure of Confidential Business Information Obtained Under the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act to EPA Contractor Toeroek Associates Inc., and Their Subcontractor, Science Applications International Corp.
Document Number: 2011-12059
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-05-17
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The U. S. Environmental Protection Agency (``EPA'') hereby complies with the requirements of 40 CFR 2.310(h) for authorization to disclose confidential business information (``CBI'') submitted to EPA Region 9 pursuant to CERCLA to EPA contractor Toeroek Associates Inc., of Lakewood, CO and their subcontractor, Science Applications International Corp., of San Diego, CA.
Delegation of Authority to the State of West Virginia To Implement and Enforce Additional or Revised National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants and New Source Performance Standards
Document Number: 2011-11826
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-05-17
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
On January 5, 2011, EPA sent West Virginia a letter acknowledging that West Virginia's delegation of authority to implement and enforce NESHAP and NSPS had been updated, as provided for under previously approved delegation mechanisms. To inform regulated facilities and the public of West Virginia's updated delegation of authority to implement and enforce NESHAP and NSPS, EPA is making available a copy of EPA's letter to West Virginia through this notice.
Science Advisory Board Staff Office; Notification of a Public Teleconference of the Science Advisory Board Panel for the Oil Spill Research Strategy Review Panel
Document Number: 2011-11951
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-05-16
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA or Agency) Science Advisory Board (SAB) Staff Office announces a public teleconference of the SAB Panel to Review EPA's Draft Oil Spill Research Strategy.
Clean Air Act Operating Permit Program; Petition for Objection to State Operating Permit for Tennessee Valley Authority-Paradise Fossil Fuel Plant; Muhlenberg County, KY
Document Number: 2011-11948
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-05-16
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Pursuant to Clean Air Act (CAA) Section 505(b)(2) and 40 CFR 70.8(d), the EPA Administrator signed an Order, dated May 2, 2011, denying a petition to object to a CAA title V operating permit issued by the Kentucky Division for Air Quality to Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) for its Paradise Fossil Fuel Plant located near Drakesboro in Muhlenberg County, Kentucky. This Order constitutes a final action on the petition submitted by Sierra Club (Petitioner) on January 9, 2010. Pursuant to sections 307(b) and 505(b)(2) of the CAA, a petition for judicial review of those parts of the Order that deny issues in the petition may be filed in the United States Court of Appeals for the appropriate circuit within 60 days from the date this notice appears in the Federal Register.
Adequacy Status of the Baton Rouge, Louisiana Maintenance Plan 8-Hour Ozone Motor Vehicle Emission Budgets for Transportation Conformity Purposes
Document Number: 2011-11944
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-05-16
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is notifying the public that it has found that the motor vehicle emissions budgets (MVEB) in the Baton Rouge, Louisiana Redesignation Request/Maintenance Plan State Implementation Plan (SIP) revision, submitted on August 31, 2010 and February 14, 2011, by the Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality (LDEQ) are adequate for transportation conformity purposes. As a result of EPA's finding, the Baton Rouge area must use these budgets for future conformity determinations for the 1997 8-hour ozone standard.
Cancellation of the Local Government Advisory Committee Meeting
Document Number: 2011-11940
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-05-16
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Office of Congressional and Intergovernmental Relations (OCIR) is issuing this notice to cancel the May 18-19, 2011 Local Government Advisory Committee (LGAC) Meeting. The notice of this meeting was previously published in the Federal Register on Thursday, April 21, 2011 (76 FR 22394).
Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; New Mexico; Sunland Park Section 110(a)(1) Maintenance Plan for the 1997 8-Hour Ozone Standard
Document Number: 2011-11813
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-05-16
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is taking direct final action approving a revision to the New Mexico State Implementation Plan (SIP). The submitted revision consists of a maintenance plan for Sunland Park, New Mexico, developed to ensure continued attainment of the 1997 8-Hour National Ambient Air Quality Standard (NAAQS or standard) through the year 2014. The Maintenance Plan meets the requirements of Section 110(a)(1) of the Federal Clean Air Act (CAA or Act), EPA's rules, and is consistent with EPA's guidance. EPA is approving the revision pursuant to section 110 of the CAA.
Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; New Mexico; Sunland Park 1-Hour Ozone Maintenance Plan
Document Number: 2011-11811
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2011-05-16
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is proposing to approve a revision to the New Mexico State Implementation Plan (SIP). The revision consists of a maintenance plan for Sunland Park, New Mexico developed to ensure continued attainment of the 8-hour ozone National Ambient Air Quality Standard (NAAQS) through the year 2014. The Maintenance Plan meets the requirements of Section 110(a)(1) of the Federal Clean Air Act (CAA), EPA's rules, and is consistent with EPA's guidance. EPA is approving the revisions pursuant to section 110 and part D of the CAA.
Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; State of Delaware; Regional Haze State Implementation Plan
Document Number: 2011-11839
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2011-05-13
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is proposing to approve a revision to the Delaware State Implementation Plan (SIP) submitted by the State of Delaware through the Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control (DNREC) on September 25, 2008 that addresses regional haze for the first implementation period. This revision addresses the requirements of the Clean Air Act (CAA) and EPA's rules that require states to prevent any future, and remedy any existing, anthropogenic impairment of visibility in mandatory Class I areas caused by emissions of air pollutants from numerous sources located over a wide geographic area (also referred to as the ``regional haze program''). States are required to assure reasonable progress toward the national goal of achieving natural visibility conditions in Class I areas. EPA is proposing to determine that the Regional Haze plan submitted by Delaware satisfies the requirements of the CAA. EPA is taking this action pursuant to those provisions of the CAA. EPA is also proposing to approve this revision as meeting the requirements of 110(a)(2)(D)(i)(II) and 110(a)(2)(J), relating to visibility protection for the 1997 8-Hour Ozone National Ambient Air Quality Standard (NAAQS) and the 1997 and 2006 fine particulate matter (PM2.5) NAAQS.
Clean Air Act Advisory Committee (CAAAC): Notice of Meeting
Document Number: 2011-11828
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-05-13
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) established the Clean Air Act Advisory Committee (CAAAC) on November 19, 1990, to provide independent advice and counsel to EPA on policy issues associated with implementation of the Clean Air Act of 1990. The Committee advises on economic, environmental, technical scientific, and enforcement policy issues. Dates & Addresses: Open meeting notice; Pursuant to 5 U.S.C. App. 2 Section 10(a)(2), notice is hereby given that the Clean Air Act Advisory Committee will hold their next open meeting on Wednesday June 8, 2011 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Almas Temple, located at 1315 K Street, NW., Washington, DC. Seating will be available on a first come, first served basis. The Economic Incentives and Regulatory Innovations subcommittee will meet on Tuesday June 7, 2011 from 8:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. The Permits, New Source Reviews and Toxics subcommittee will meet on Tuesday June 7, 2011 from approximately 1 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. The meetings will also be held at the Almas Temple in Washington, DC. In conjunction with the CAAAC meeting, the Clean Air Excellence Awards will be presenting from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. also at the Almas Temple. The awards are also open to the public. The agenda for the CAAAC full committee meeting on June 8, 2011 will be posted on the Clean Air Act Advisory Committee Web site at http://www.epa.gov/oar/caaac/. Inspection of Committee Documents: The Committee agenda and any documents prepared for the meeting will be publicly available at the meeting. Thereafter, these documents, together with CAAAC meeting minutes, will be available by contacting the Office of Air and Radiation Docket and requesting information under docket OAR-2004-0075. The Docket office can be reached by e-mail at: a-and-r-Docket@epa.gov or FAX: 202-566-9744.
Environmental Impacts Statements; Notice of Availability
Document Number: 2011-11810
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-05-13
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
State Program Requirements; Application for Program Revision to the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) Program; Alaska
Document Number: 2011-11728
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-05-13
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA approved Alaska's National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) program application on October 31, 2008 pursuant to section 402 of the Clean Water Act (CWA or ``the Act''). The approved State program, called the Alaska Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (APDES), includes an implementation plan that transfers the administration of specific program components from EPA to the Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation (ADEC) in four phases over a three year period from the date of program approval. Phases I-III have been transferred from EPA to ADEC. Transfer of the final phase, Phase IV, is currently scheduled for October 31, 2011. ADEC has made a submission for approval for a one year extension of the transfer of Phase IV of the APDES program, which includes oil and gas, cooling water intakes and dischargers, munitions and all other remaining facilities not previously transferred in Phases I-III. If EPA approves the APDES program revision, Phase IV will transfer to ADEC four years from the date of program approval, or October 31, 2012. Today, EPA is requesting comments on the proposed one year extension and is providing notice of a public hearing and comment period on the proposal. The EPA Region 10 Regional Administrator will either approve or disapprove the APDES program revision after considering all comments received during the public comment period.
Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Indiana
Document Number: 2011-11726
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-05-13
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is approving a request submitted by the Indiana Department of Environmental Management (IDEM) on November 24, 2010, to revise the Indiana State Implementation Plan (SIP). The submission revises the Indiana Administrative Code (IAC) by amending and updating the definition of ``References to the Code of Federal Regulations,'' to refer to the 2009 edition. The submission also makes a minor revision to the definition of ``Nonphotochemically reactive hydrocarbons'' or ``negligibly photochemically reactive compounds'' by deleting an outdated Federal Register citation.
Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Indiana
Document Number: 2011-11724
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2011-05-13
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is proposing to approve a request submitted by the Indiana Department of Environmental Management on November 24, 2010 to revise the Indiana State Implementation Plan (SIP). The submission revises the Indiana Administrative Code (IAC) by amending and updating the definition of ``References to the Code of Federal Regulations,'' to refer to the 2009 edition. The submission revision also makes a minor revision to the definition of ``Nonphotochemically reactive hydrocarbons'' or ``negligibly photochemically reactive compounds'' by deleting an outdated Federal Register citation.
Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Massachusetts; Revised Carbon Monoxide Maintenance Plan for Lowell
Document Number: 2011-11722
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-05-13
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is approving a State Implementation Plan (SIP) revision submitted by the State of Massachusetts. This SIP submittal contains revisions to the carbon monoxide (CO) maintenance plan for Lowell, Massachusetts. Specifically, Massachusetts has revised the contingency plan portion of the original maintenance plan. The intended effect of this action is to approve this revision to the Lowell CO maintenance plan. This action is being taken in accordance with the Clean Air Act.
Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Virginia; Prevention of Significant Deterioration; Greenhouse Gas Permitting Authority and Tailoring Rule Revision
Document Number: 2011-11710
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-05-13
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is approving a State Implementation Plan (SIP) revision submitted by the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality (VADEQ) on October 27, 2010. This revision pertains to EPA's greenhouse gas (GHG) Prevention of Significant Deterioration (PSD) permitting provisions as promulgated on June 3, 2010 in the Tailoring Rule. The SIP revision modifies Virginia's PSD program to establish appropriate emission thresholds for determining which new stationary sources and modifications become subject to Virginia's PSD permitting requirements for their GHG emissions. EPA is approving Virginia's SIP revision because the Agency has determined that this SIP revision is in accordance with the CAA and Federal regulations regarding PSD permitting for GHGs.
Modification of the Significant New Uses of 2-Propen-1-one, 1-(4-morpholinyl)-
Document Number: 2011-11435
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-05-13
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is finalizing an amendment to the significant new use rule (SNUR) under the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) for 2-Propen-1- one, 1-(4-morpholinyl)- (CAS No. 5117-12-4). This action requires persons who intend to manufacture, import, or process the chemical substance for a use that is designated as a significant new use by this final rule to notify EPA at least 90 days before commencing that activity. EPA believes that this action is necessary because the chemical substance may be hazardous to human health. The required notification would provide EPA with the opportunity to evaluate the intended use and, if necessary, to prohibit or limit that activity before it occurs.
Approval and Promulgation of State Implementation Plan Revisions; Infrastructure Requirements for the 1997 8-Hour Ozone National Ambient Air Quality Standards; South Dakota
Document Number: 2011-11723
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2011-05-12
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is proposing to approve the State Implementation Plan (SIP) submission from the State of South Dakota to demonstrate that the SIP meets the requirements of section 110(a)(1) and (2) of the Clean Air Act (CAA) for the National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS) promulgated for ozone on July 18, 1997. Section 110(a)(1) of the CAA requires that each state, after a new or revised NAAQS is promulgated, review their SIPs to ensure that they meet the requirements of the ``infrastructure elements'' of section 110(a)(2). The State of South Dakota submitted a certification of their Infrastructure SIP for the 1997 ozone NAAQS, dated February 1, 2008, which was determined to be complete on March 27, 2008 (73 FR 16205). EPA does not propose to act on the State's February 1, 2008 submission to meet the requirements of section 110(a)(2)(D)(i) of the CAA, relating to interstate transport of air pollution, for the 1997 ozone NAAQS. EPA approved the State's interstate transport SIP submission on May 8, 2008 (73 FR 26019).
Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Maryland; Adoption of Control Techniques Guidelines for Large Appliance Coatings
Document Number: 2011-11558
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2011-05-12
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA proposes to approve the State Implementation Plan (SIP) revision submitted by the State of Maryland. This SIP revision includes amendments to Maryland's regulation for Volatile Organic Compounds from Specific Processes and meets the requirement to adopt Reasonably Available Control Technology (RACT) for sources covered by EPA's Control Techniques Guidelines (CTG) standards for large appliance coatings. These amendments will reduce emissions of volatile organic compound (VOC) emissions from large appliance coating facilities. In the Final Rules section of this Federal Register, EPA is approving the State's SIP submittal as a direct final rule without prior proposal because the Agency views this as a noncontroversial submittal and anticipates no adverse comments. A detailed rationale for the approval is set forth in the direct final rule. If no adverse comments are received in response to this action, no further activity is contemplated. If EPA receives adverse comments, the direct final rule will be withdrawn and all public comments received will be addressed in a subsequent final rule based on this proposed rule. EPA will not institute a second comment period. Any parties interested in commenting on this action should do so at this time.
Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Maryland; Adoption of Control Techniques Guidelines for Large Appliance Coatings
Document Number: 2011-11557
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-05-12
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is taking direct final action to approve a State Implementation Plan (SIP) revision submitted by the Maryland Department of the Environment (MDE). This SIP revision includes amendments to Maryland's regulation for Volatile Organic Compounds from Specific Processes and meets the requirement to adopt Reasonably Available Control Technology (RACT) for sources covered by EPA's Control Techniques Guidelines (CTG) standards for large appliance coatings. These amendments will reduce emissions of volatile organic compound (VOC) emissions from large appliance coating facilities. Therefore, this revision will help Maryland attain and maintain the national ambient air quality standard (NAAQS) for ozone. This action is being taken under the Clean Air Act (CAA).
Department of Homeland Security; Transfer of Data
Document Number: 2011-11552
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-05-12
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This notice announces that pesticide related information submitted to EPA's Office of Pesticide Programs (OPP) pursuant to the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA) and the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA), including information that may have been claimed as Confidential Business Information (CBI) by the submitter, will be transferred to the Department of Homeland Security. The Department of Homeland Security will work with OPP pursuant to the Homeland Security Presidential Directives and the 2009 National Infrastructure Protection Plan.
Revisions to the California State Implementation Plan, California Air Resources Board-Consumer Products
Document Number: 2011-11438
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-05-12
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is finalizing approval of revisions to the California Air Resources Board portion of the California State Implementation Plan (SIP). These revisions were proposed in the Federal Register on November 16, 2010 and concern volatile organic compound (VOC) emissions from consumer products. We are approving a State rule that regulates these emission sources under the Clean Air Act as amended in 1990 (CAA or the Act).
Propiconazole; Pesticide Tolerances
Document Number: 2011-11564
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-05-11
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This regulation establishes tolerances for residues of propiconazole in or on multiple commodities which are identified and discussed later in this document. Interregional Research Project 4 (IR-4) requested these tolerances under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA). In addition, this action establishes a time-limited tolerance for residues of propiconazole in or on avocado, in response to the approval of a quarantine exemption under the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA) authorizing use to control the disease, laurel wilt (caused by Raffaelea lauricola) in the state of Florida. This regulation establishes a maximum permissible level of residues of propiconazole in this food commodity. The time- limited tolerance expires and is revoked on December 31, 2013.