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

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Reschedule-Meeting of the Local Government Advisory Committee
Document Number: 2011-25407
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-10-03
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Local Government Advisory Committee will meet via teleconference on Monday, October 24, 2011, 2:30-4 p.m. (ET). The Committee will discuss the recommendations of the Gulf Coast Restoration Workgroup on ways EPA can engage local government officials in the Gulf Coast Ecosystem restoration efforts and other issues of environmental concern to locally elected officials. This is an open meeting and all interested persons are invited to participate. The Committee will hear comments from the public between 2:45 p.m.-3 p.m. on Monday, October 24, 2011. Individuals or organizations wishing to address the Committee will be allowed a maximum of five minutes to present their point of view. Also, written comments should be submitted electronically to eargle.frances@epa.gov. Please contact the Designated Federal Officer (DFO) at the number listed below to schedule a time on the agenda. Time will be allotted on a first come first serve basis, and the total period for comments may be extended if the number of requests for appearances requires it. Dates and Addresses: The Local Government Advisory Committee meeting will be held by teleconference on Monday, October 24, 2011, at 2:30 p.m.-4 p.m. (ET). The Committee's meeting summary will be available after the meeting online at http://www.epa.gov/ocir/scas and can be obtained by written request to the DFO.
Notification of a Public Meeting of the Science Advisory Board Biogenic Carbon Emissions Panel
Document Number: 2011-25406
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-10-03
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA or Agency) Science Advisory Board (SAB) Staff Office announces a public face-to-face meeting of the SAB Biogenic Carbon Emissions Panel to review EPA's draft Accounting Framework for Biogenic CO2 Emissions from Stationary Sources (September 2011).
Guidance for 1-Hour SO2
Document Number: 2011-25400
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-10-03
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Notice is hereby given that the EPA has posted its draft non- binding guidance titled, ``Guidance for 1-Hour SO2 NAAQS SIP Submissions'' on its Web site. The EPA invites public comments on this guidance document during the comment period specified below, and plans to issue an updated version of the guidance after reviewing timely submitted comments.
California State Motor Vehicle Pollution Control Standards; Within the Scope Determination and Waiver of Preemption Decision for Amendments to California's Zero-Emission Vehicle (ZEV) Standards
Document Number: 2011-25399
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-10-03
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
By this decision the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has determined that provisions of the California Air Resources Board's (CARB's) 2008 amendments to the California Zero-Emission Vehicle (ZEV) regulations as they affect 2011 and prior model years (MYs) are within the scope of previous waivers of preemption granted to California for its ZEV regulations. In the alternative, EPA is also granting a waiver of preemption for the 2008 ZEV amendments at they affect 2011 and prior MYs. EPA is also granting California's request for a waiver of preemption to enforce the 2008 ZEV amendments as they affect 2012 and later MYs.
National and Governmental Advisory Committees to the U.S. Representative to the Commission for Environmental Cooperation
Document Number: 2011-25398
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-10-03
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Under the Federal Advisory Committee Act, Public Law 92-463, EPA gives notice of a meeting of the National Advisory Committee (NAC) and Governmental Advisory Committee (GAC) to the U.S. Representative to the North American Commission for Environmental Cooperation (CEC). The National and Governmental Advisory Committees advise the EPA Administrator in her capacity as the U.S. Representative to the CEC Council. The Committees are authorized under Articles 17 and 18 of the North American Agreement on Environmental Cooperation (NAAEC), North American Free Trade Agreement Implementation Act,Public Law 103-182, and as directed by Executive Order 12915, entitled ``Federal Implementation of the North American Agreement on Environmental Cooperation.'' The NAC is composed of 13 members representing academia, environmental non-governmental organizations, and private industry. The GAC consists of 12 members representing state, local, and Tribal governments. The Committees are responsible for providing advice to the U.S. Representative on a wide range of strategic, scientific, technological, regulatory, and economic issues related to implementation and further elaboration of the NAAEC. The purpose of the meeting is to provide advice on the CEC's Draft Communication Strategy, and discuss regional trans-boundary environmental issues. The meeting will also include a public comment session. A copy of the agenda will be posted at http://www.epa.gov/ ocem/nacgac-page.htm.
Approval and Promulgation of Implementation Plans; Arizona; Update to Stage II Gasoline Vapor Recovery Program; Change in the Definition of “Gasoline” To Exclude “E85”
Document Number: 2011-25397
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2011-10-03
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Under the Clean Air Act, EPA is proposing to approve certain revisions to the Arizona State Implementation Plan submitted by the Arizona Department of Environmental Quality. These revisions concern amendments to the statutory and regulatory provisions adopted by the State of Arizona to regulate volatile organic compound emissions from the transfer of gasoline from storage tanks to motor vehicle fuel tanks at gasoline dispensing sites, i.e., stage II vapor recovery. The revisions would also amend the definition of ``gasoline'' to explicitly exclude E85 and thereby amend the requirements for fuels available for use in the Phoenix metropolitan area as well as the requirements for vapor recovery. In proposing approval of the revisions, EPA is proposing to waive the statutory stage II vapor recovery requirements at E85 dispensing pumps within the Phoenix area. Lastly, EPA is proposing to correct an EPA rulemaking that approved a previous version of the Arizona rules regulating these sources.
Approval and Promulgation of State Implementation Plans; State of Colorado Regulation Number 3: Revisions to the Air Pollutant Emission Notice Requirements and Exemptions
Document Number: 2011-25292
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-10-03
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is partially approving and partially disapproving State Implementation Plan (SIP) revisions regarding the Air Pollutant Emission Notice (APEN) regulations submitted by the State of Colorado on September 16, 1997, June 20, 2003, July 11, 2005, August 8, 2006 and August 1, 2007. The APEN provisions in Sections II.A. through II.D., Part A of Colorado's Regulation Number 3, specify the APEN filing requirements for stationary sources and exemptions from such requirements. This action is being taken under section 110 of the Clean Air Act (CAA).
Revisions to the California State Implementation Plan, Sacramento Metropolitan Air Quality Management District, Ventura County Air Pollution Control District, and Placer County Air Pollution Control District
Document Number: 2011-25284
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-10-03
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is taking direct final action to approve revisions to the Sacramento Metropolitan Air Quality Management District (SMAQMD), Ventura County Air Pollution Control District (VCAPCD), and Placer County Air Pollution Control District (PCAPCD) portion of the California State Implementation Plan (SIP). These revisions concern volatile organic compound (VOC) emissions from organic chemical manufacturing, soil decontamination, and polyester resin operations. We are approving local rules that regulate these emission sources under the Clean Air Act as amended in 1990 (CAA or the Act).
Revisions to the California State Implementation Plan, Sacramento Metropolitan Air Quality Management District, Ventura County Air Pollution Control District, and Placer County Air Pollution Control District
Document Number: 2011-25283
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2011-10-03
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is proposing to approve revisions to the Sacramento Metropolitan Air Quality Management District (SMAQMD), Ventura County Air Pollution Control District (VCAPCD), and Placer County Air Pollution Control District (PCAPCD) portion of the California State Implementation Plan (SIP). These revisions concern volatile organic compound (VOC) emissions from organic chemical manufacturing, soil decontamination, and polyester resin operations. We are proposing to approve local rules to regulate these emission sources under the Clean Air Act as amended in 1990 (CAA or the Act).