Environmental Protection Agency June 6, 2011 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Pennsylvania; Revision to the Inspection and Maintenance (I/M) Program-Quality Assurance Protocol for the Safety Inspection Program in Non-I/M Counties
Document Number: 2011-13879
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2011-06-06
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA proposes to approve the State Implementation Plan (SIP) revision submitted by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania for the purpose of changing the quality assurance program for its motor vehicle inspection and maintenance program (I/M program). Specifically, the Commonwealth is amending a provision of its prior SIP-approved I/M program to amend the duration of the timing of quality assurance audits performed by the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PENNDOT) as part of their program oversight. The amendment allows for these audits to be conducted within five days of vehicle inspection, instead of the two day window allowed under the prior approved SIP. In the Final Rules section of this Federal Register, EPA is approving the Commonwealth'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 If EPA receives adverse comments, the direct final rule will be withdrawn and all public comments received will be addressed in a subsequent final rule based on this proposed rule.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; Pennsylvania; Revision to the Inspection and Maintenance (I/M) Program-Quality Assurance Protocol for the Safety Inspection Program in Non-I/M Counties
Document Number: 2011-13878
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-06-06
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is taking direct final action to approve revisions to the Pennsylvania State Implementation Plan (SIP). The revision consists of a change by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania to the quality assurance program for its motor vehicle inspection and maintenance program (I/M program). Specifically, the Commonwealth is amending a provision of its prior SIP-approved I/M program to change the duration of the timing of quality assurance audits performed by the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PENNDOT) as part of their program oversight. The amendment allows for these audits to be conducted within five days of vehicle inspection, instead of the two-day window allowed under the prior approved SIP. This SIP revision affects forty-two counties in Pennsylvania where visual emissions equipment inspections are performed as part of the Commonwealth's annual vehicle safety inspection program (i.e., non-I/M counties). It does not affect the twenty-five counties where separate enhanced I/M emissions inspections are performed in addition to the annual safety inspection program (i.e., I/M counties). This SIP revision applies to PENNDOT staff overseeing stations that conduct safety inspections in non-I/M program counties. It does not impact motorists subject to the program or stations that perform emissions inspections. EPA is approving this amendment to Pennsylvania's approved I/M SIP in accordance with the requirements of the Clean Air Act (CAA).
Casmalia Disposal Site; Notice of Proposed CERCLA Administrative De Minimis Settlement
Document Number: 2011-13877
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-06-06
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
On April 4, 2011, a published notice of a proposed administrative de minimis settlement concerning the Casmalia Disposal Site in Santa Barbara County, California listed the name of one of the parties to the settlement as ``EADS North America'' rather than ``EADS North America Holdings, Inc.''
Approval and Promulgation of Implementation Plans; Texas; Revisions to the New Source Review (NSR) State Implementation Plan (SIP); Permit Renewals
Document Number: 2011-13872
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2011-06-06
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is proposing to approve revisions to the applicable State Implementation Plan (SIP) for the State of Texas that relate to the Permit Renewals. These portions of the SIP revisions proposed for approval address the following requirements related to Permit Renewals: Notification of permit holder, permit renewal application, and review schedule. EPA finds that these changes to the Texas SIP comply with the Federal Clean Air Act (the Act or CAA) and EPA regulations and are consistent with EPA policies. EPA is proposing this action under section 110 of the Act.