Federal Implementation Plans for Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Missouri, Oklahoma, and Wisconsin To Reduce Interstate Transport of Ozone
In this supplemental notice of proposed rulemaking (SNPR), EPA is providing an opportunity for public comment on our conclusion that emissions from Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Missouri, Oklahoma, and Wisconsin significantly contribute to downwind nonattainment or interfere with maintenance of the 1997 ozone National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS) in other states. EPA is also proposing Federal Implementation Plans (FIPs) to address (a) the emissions identified as significantly contributing to nonattainment and interference with maintenance and (b) the transport requirements with respect to the relevant NAAQS. EPA is proposing to implement the ozone season NOX program in the Transport Rule (Federal Implementation Plans to Reduce Interstate Transport of Fine Particulate Matter and Ozone in 27 States; Correction of SIP Approvals for 22 States) as the FIPs for Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Missouri, Oklahoma, and Wisconsin to address the emissions identified as significantly contributing to nonattainment or interfering with maintenance with respect to the 1997 ozone NAAQS. In addition, this notice identifies the budgets, associated variability limits, and allowance allocations that would be used for each state if EPA finalizes the FIPs proposed here.
Revisions to the California State Implementation Plan, San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District (SJVUAPCD)
EPA is proposing to approve revisions to the San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District (SJVUAPCD) portion of the California State Implementation Plan (SIP). These revisions concern volatile organic compound (VOC) and oxides of nitrogen (NOX), and particulate matter (PM) emissions from open burning. We are approving a local rule that regulates these emission sources under the Clean Air Act as amended in 1990 (CAA or the Act). We are taking comments on this proposal and plan to follow with a final action.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Collection; Comment Request; Clean Water Act State Revolving Fund Program
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 December 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.
Methyl Parathion; Rescission of Previously Issued Cancellation Orders and Issuance of Revised Cancellation Orders for Certain Pesticide Registrations
This notice announces EPA's rescission of two previously issued cancellation orders, and the issuance of a revised cancellation order, pursuant to a voluntary request by the registrant and accepted by the Agency, of products containing methyl parathion, pursuant to section 6(f)(1) of the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA), as amended. Specifically, this notice rescinds two previously issued Cancellation Orders, a February 25, 2011 Federal Register Notice and a March 23, 2011 Federal Register Notice to the extent they are applicable to methyl parathion products because the orders did not correctly reflect the terms and conditions of the registrant's 6(f)(1) voluntary cancellation request with respect to the effective date as well as conditions governing the disposition of existing stocks for the affected methyl parathion products. This revised order correctly identifies the effective date of cancellation for the affected product registrations as well as the corrected dates associated with the disposition of existing stocks. These are the last products containing methyl parathion registered for use in the United States. The rescission and revised order only applies to methyl parathion registrations. All other product registrations for all other chemicals that were included in the above mentioned cancellation orders and are not rescinded or otherwise affected by this action.
Clean Air Act Advisory Committee (CAAAC); Request for Nominations for 2011 Clean Air Excellence Awards Program
EPA established the Clean Air Excellence Awards Program in February, 2000. This is an annual awards program to recognize outstanding and innovative efforts that support progress in achieving clean air. This notice announces the competition for the Year 2011 program.
Notification of Public Teleconferences of the Science Advisory Board Radiation Advisory Committee Augmented With Additional Experts for a Consultation on Revisions to the Multi-Agency Radiation Survey and Site Investigation Manual
The EPA Science Advisory Board (SAB) Staff Office announces two teleconferences of the Radiation Advisory Committee (RAC) augmented for a consultation on the revisions to the Multi-Agency Radiation Survey and Site Investigation Manual (MARSSIM).
Approval of Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) Permit Issued to Cape Wind Associates, LLC (EPA Permit Number OCS-R1-01)
This document announces that on June 2, 2011, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued a final Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) air permit decision regarding Cape Wind Associates, LLC (Cape Wind). The OCS permit, which was issued pursuant to regulations, authorizes Cape Wind to construct and operate an offshore renewable wind energy project in federal waters off the coast of Massachusetts.
Approval and Promulgation of Implementation Plans; State of Missouri
EPA is approving the State Implementation Plan (SIP) submittal from the State of Missouri addressing the requirements of Clean Air Act (CAA or Act) sections 110(a)(1) and (2) to implement, maintain, and enforce the 1997 revisions to the National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS) for ozone. The rationale for this action is explained in this rule and in more detail in the notice of proposed rulemaking for this action. EPA received no comments on the proposal.
Approval and Promulgation of Implementation Plans; California Air Resources Board-In-Use Heavy-Duty Diesel-Fueled Truck and Bus Regulation, Drayage Truck Regulation and Ocean-Going Vessels Clean Fuels Regulation
EPA is proposing to approve revisions to the California State Implementation Plan (SIP) that EPA expects to be submitted by the California Air Resources Board (CARB or Board). These revisions concern three regulations that reduce emissions of diesel particulate matter (PM), oxides of nitrogen (NOX), sulfur dioxide (SO2) and other pollutants from in-use, heavy-duty diesel- fueled trucks and buses and from ocean-going vessels (OGV) operating within California jurisdiction. This proposed approval is based on proposed regulations submitted by CARB and an accompanying request to proceed with SIP review while the State completes its public review and agency adoption process. EPA will not take final action on the regulations until California submits the final adopted versions to EPA as a revision to the California SIP. Final EPA approval of the regulations and incorporation of them into the California SIP would make them federally enforceable. We are providing a 30-day comment period for today's proposal.
Approval and Promulgation of Implementation Plans; State of Kansas
EPA is approving the State Implementation Plan (SIP) submittal from the State of Kansas addressing the requirements of Clean Air Act (CAA or Act) sections 110(a)(1) and (2) to implement, maintain, and enforce the 1997 revisions to the National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS) for ozone. The rationale for this action is explained in this notice and in more detail in the notice of proposed rulemaking for this action. EPA received no comments on the proposal.