Environmental Protection Agency June 2, 2011 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Approval and Promulgation of Implementation Plans and Designations of Areas for Air Quality Planning Purposes; Alabama, Georgia, and Tennessee: Chattanooga and Macon; Determination of Attainment by Applicable Attainment Date for the 1997 Annual Fine Particulate Standards
Document Number: 2011-13670
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2011-06-02
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is proposing to determine pursuant to Clean Air Act (CAA), that the Chattanooga, Tennessee-Georgia, fine particulate (PM2.5) nonattainment area (hereafter referred to as ``the Chattanooga Area'') and the Macon, Georgia PM2.5 nonattainment area (hereafter referred to as ``the Macon Area'') attained the 1997 annual PM2.5 national ambient air quality standards (NAAQS) by the applicable attainment date of April 5, 2010. The determinations of attainment were previously proposed by EPA on March 22, 2011, and were based on quality-assured and certified monitoring data for the 20072009 monitoring period. The Chattanooga Area is comprised of Hamilton County in Tennessee, Catoosa and Walker Counties in Georgia, and a portion of Jackson County in Alabama. The Macon Area is comprised of Bibb County in its entirety and a portion of Monroe County in Georgia. EPA is now proposing to find that both of the above-identified areas attained the 1997 annual PM2.5 NAAQS by their applicable attainment dates. EPA is proposing these actions because they are consistent with the CAA and its implementing regulations.
Approval and Promulgation of Implementation Plans and Designations of Areas for Air Quality Planning Purposes; Georgia: Rome; Determination of Attainment by Applicable Attainment Date for the 1997 Annual Fine Particulate Standards
Document Number: 2011-13668
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2011-06-02
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is proposing to determine pursuant to the Clean Air Act (CAA), that the Rome, Georgia fine particulate (PM2.5) nonattainment area (hereafter referred to as ``the Rome Area'' or ``the Area'') attained the 1997 annual PM2.5 national ambient air quality standards (NAAQS) by the applicable attainment date of April 5, 2010. The determination of attainment was previously made by EPA on April 5, 2011, based on quality-assured and certified monitoring data for the 2007-2009 monitoring period, that Rome, Georgia had attained the 1997 annual PM2.5 NAAQS. The Rome Area is comprised of Floyd County, Georgia in its entirety. EPA is now proposing to find that the Rome Area attained the 1997 annual PM2.5 NAAQS by its applicable attainment date. EPA is proposing this action because it is consistent with the CAA and its implementing regulations.
Approval and Promulgation of Implementation Plans and Designations of Areas for Air Quality Planning Purposes; Georgia: Macon; Determination of Attaining Data for the 1997 Annual Fine Particulate Standard
Document Number: 2011-13567
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-06-02
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA has determined that the Macon, Georgia, fine particulate (PM2.5) nonattainment area (hereafter referred to as ``the Macon Area'' or ``Area'') has attained the 1997 annual average PM2.5 national ambient air quality standard (NAAQS). The Macon Area is comprised of Bibb County in its entirety and a portion of Monroe County. This determination of attainment is based upon complete, quality-assured and certified ambient air monitoring data for the 2007- 2009 period showing that the Area has monitored attainment of the 1997 annual PM2.5 NAAQS. The requirements for the Area to submit an attainment demonstration and associated reasonably available control measures (RACM), a reasonable further progress (RFP) plan, contingency measures, and other planning State Implementation Plan (SIP) revisions related to attainment of the standard shall be suspended so long as the Area continues to attain the 1997 annual PM2.5 NAAQS.
Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Pennsylvania; Adoption of Control Techniques Guidelines for Flat Wood Paneling Surface Coating Processes
Document Number: 2011-13267
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-06-02
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is approving a State Implementation Plan (SIP) revision submitted by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania (Pennsylvania). This SIP revision includes amendments to Chapter 121General Provisions and Chapter 129Standards for Sources, of Title 25 of the Pennsylvania Code. Pennsylvania's SIP revision meets the requirement to adopt Reasonably Available Control Technology (RACT) for sources covered by EPA's Control Techniques Guidelines (CTG) standards for flat wood paneling surface coating processes. EPA is approving this revision concerning the adoption of the EPA CTG requirements for flat wood paneling surface coating processes in accordance with the requirements of the Clean Air Act (CAA).