Environmental Protection Agency July 1, 2011 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Sikes Oil Service; Arcade, Jackson County, GA; Notice of Settlement
Document Number: 2011-16631
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-07-01
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 Sikes Oil Service Superfund Site located in Arcade, Jackson County, Georgia for publication.
Draft Integrated Science Assessment for Lead
Document Number: 2011-16624
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-07-01
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is announcing a two week extension of the public comment period for the first external review draft of a document titled, ``First External Review Draft Integrated Science Assessment for Lead'' (EPA/600/R-10/075A). The original Federal Register notice announcing the public comment period was published on May 6, 2011 (76 FR 26284). This assessment document was prepared by the National Center for Environmental Assessment (NCEA) within EPA's Office of Research and Development as part of the review of the National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS) for Lead.
Phosphorus Water Quality Standards for Florida Everglades
Document Number: 2011-16616
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2011-07-01
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is proposing a rule that would identify provisions of Florida's Water Quality Standards for Phosphorus in the Everglades Protection Area (Phosphorus Rule) and Florida's Amended Everglades Forever Act (EFA) that EPA has disapproved and that therefore are not applicable water quality standards for purposes of the Clean Water Act. EPA is proposing today's rule following EPA's disapproval of these provisions and EPA's specific directions to the State of Florida to correct these deficiencies in the Phosphorus Rule and EFA. EPA's disapproval, specific directions to the State, and today's proposed rule implement two orders by the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida. The intended effect of today's proposed rule is to identify only those provisions of Florida law that EPA has disapproved and that therefore are not applicable water quality standards for purposes of the Clean Water Act.
Environmental Impacts Statements; Notice of Availability
Document Number: 2011-16585
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-07-01
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants: Secondary Lead Smelting; Extension of Comment Period
Document Number: 2011-16496
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2011-07-01
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
On May 19, 2011, the EPA proposed amendments to the National Emissions Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants for Secondary Lead Smelting (76 FR 29032). The EPA is extending the deadline for written comments on the proposed amendments by 21 days to July 26, 2011. The EPA received a request for an extension from the Association of Battery Recyclers (ABR). The ABR requested an extension in order to analyze data and review the proposed amendments. The EPA finds this request to be reasonable due to the significant changes the proposal would make to the current rule.
Proposed National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants From Coal- and Oil-Fired Electric Utility Steam Generating Units and Standards of Performance for Fossil-Fuel-Fired Electric Utility, Industrial-Commercial-Institutional, and Small Industrial-Commercial-Institutional Steam Generating Units; Extension of Comment Period
Document Number: 2011-16493
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2011-07-01
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The EPA is announcing that the period for providing public comments on the May 3, 2011, Proposed National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants from Coal- and Oil-fired Electric Utility Steam Generating Units and Standards of Performance for Fossil-Fuel- Fired Electric Utility, Industrial-Commercial-Institutional, and Small Industrial-Commercial-Institutional Steam Generating Units is being extended for 30 days.
Revisions to the California State Implementation Plan, Antelope Valley Air Quality Management District
Document Number: 2011-16482
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2011-07-01
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is proposing to approve revisions to the Antelope Valley Air Quality Management District (AVAQMD) portion of the California State Implementation Plan (SIP). These revisions concern negative declarations for volatile organic compound (VOC) source categories for the AVAQMD. 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, Antelope Valley Air Quality Management District
Document Number: 2011-16481
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-07-01
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is taking direct final action to approve revisions to the Antelope Valley Air Quality Management District (AVAQMD) portion of the California State Implementation Plan (SIP). These revisions concern negative declarations for volatile organic compound (VOC) source categories for the AVAQMD. We are approving these negative declarations under the Clean Air Act as amended in 1990 (CAA or the Act).
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to OMB for Review and Approval; Comment Request; Fuels and Fuel Additives: Detergent Gasoline (Renewal)
Document Number: 2011-16036
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-07-01
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.
Regulation of Fuels and Fuel Additives: 2012 Renewable Fuel Standards
Document Number: 2011-16018
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2011-07-01
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Under the Clean Air Act Section 211(o), the Environmental Protection Agency is required to set the renewable fuel standards each November for the following year. In general the standards are designed to ensure that the applicable volumes of renewable fuel specified in the statute are used. However, the statue specifies that EPA is to project the volume of cellulosic biofuel production for the upcoming year and must base the cellulosic biofuel standard on that projected volume if it is less than the applicable volume set forth in the Act. EPA is today proposing a projected cellulosic biofuel volume for 2012 and annual standards for cellulosic biofuel, biomass-based diesel, advanced biofuel, and renewable fuels that would apply to all gasoline and diesel produced or imported in year 2012. In addition, today's action proposes an applicable volume of biomass-based diesel that would apply in 2013. This action also presents a number of proposed changes to the RFS2 regulations that are designed to clarify existing provisions and to address several unique circumstances that have come to light since the RFS2 program became effective on July 1, 2010. Finally, today's rule also proposes to make a minor amendment to the gasoline benzene regulations regarding inclusion of transferred blendstocks in a refinery's early benzene credit generation calculations.
Review of New Sources and Modifications in Indian Country
Document Number: 2011-14981
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-07-01
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The EPA is finalizing a Federal Implementation Plan (FIP) under the Clean Air Act (CAA or Act) for Indian country. The FIP includes two New Source Review (NSR) regulations for the protection of air resources in Indian country. The first rule applies to new and modified minor stationary sources (minor sources) and to minor modifications at existing major stationary sources (major sources) throughout Indian country. The second rule (nonattainment major NSR rule) applies to new and modified major sources in areas of Indian country that are designated as not attaining the National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS). These rules will be implemented by EPA or a delegate Tribal agency assisting EPA with administration of the rules, until replaced by an EPA-approved implementation plan.