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Texas: Final Authorization of State-initiated Changes and Incorporation by Reference of State Hazardous Waste Management Program
Document Number: 2012-28327
Type: Rule
Date: 2012-11-30
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
During a review of Texas' regulations, the EPA identified a variety of State-initiated changes to its hazardous waste program under the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA). We have determined that these changes are minor and satisfy all requirements needed to qualify for Final authorization and are authorizing the State-initiated changes through this Direct Final action. The Solid Waste Disposal Act, as amended, commonly referred to as the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA), allows the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to authorize States to operate their hazardous waste management programs in lieu of the Federal program. The EPA uses the regulations entitled ``Approved State Hazardous Waste Management Programs'' to provide notice of the authorization status of State programs and to incorporate by reference those provisions of the State statutes and regulations that will be subject to the EPA's inspection and enforcement. The rule codifies in the regulations the prior approval of Texas' hazardous waste management program and incorporates by reference authorized provisions of the State's statutes and regulations.
Texas: Final Authorization of State-initiated Changes and Incorporation by Reference of State Hazardous Waste Management Program
Document Number: 2012-28322
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2012-11-30
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
During a review of Texas' regulations, the EPA identified a variety of State-initiated changes to Texas' hazardous waste program under the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act, as amended (RCRA), for which the State had not previously sought authorization. The EPA proposes to authorize the State for the program changes. In addition, the EPA proposes to codify in the regulations entitled ``Approved State Hazardous Waste Management Programs'', Texas' authorized hazardous waste program. The EPA will incorporate by reference into the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) those provisions of the State regulations that are authorized and that the EPA will enforce under RCRA.
Approval and Promulgation of Implementation Plans; New Mexico; New Source Review (NSR) Preconstruction Permitting Program
Document Number: 2012-28910
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2012-11-29
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is proposing to approve revisions to the applicable New Source Review (NSR) State Implementation Plan (SIP) for New Mexico. Among the changes, EPA is proposing to approve are the following: The establishment of a new minor NSR (MNSR) general construction permitting program; changes to the MNSR Public Participation requirements; the establishment of three different types of MNSR Permit Revisions; and the addition of exemptions for de minimis emission sources and activities from obtaining a MNSR permit. EPA proposes to find that these revisions to the New Mexico 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.
2012 Recreational Water Quality Criteria
Document Number: 2012-28909
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-11-29
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Pursuant to section 304(a) of the Clean Water Act (CWA), the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is announcing the availability of the 2012 Recreational Water Quality Criteria (RWQC). The document contains the EPA's recreational water quality criteria recommendations for protecting human health in ambient waters that are designated for primary contact recreation. CWA Section 304(a) water quality criteria recommendations are intended as guidance to States and authorized Tribes in developing water quality standards. The 2012 RWQC document describes the relevant scientific findings, explains how these findings were used to derive criteria for two indicators of fecal contamination (enterrococcus and E. coli) as measured by culture based test methods. On December 21, 2011, EPA made available draft national recommended recreational water quality criteria (2011 Draft RWQC) and provided the public an opportunity to provide scientific views. The 2012 RWQC differs from the current 1986 Ambient Water Quality Criteria in the following ways: the EPA recommends States use one of two sets of criteria values, and no longer recommends multiple ``use intensity'' values; the RWQC consist of both a geometric mean (GM) and a Statistical Threshold Value (STV); the RWQC are now comprised of a magnitude, a duration, and frequency of excursion for the GM and STV; the EPA introduces a rapid analytical technique for beach monitoring, quantitative polymerase chain reaction (qPCR), for the detection of enterococci in recreational water (EPA Method 1611; the EPA provides information on tools for evaluating and managing recreational waters, such as predictive modeling; the EPA is providing a beach action value for use in beach notification programs; and the EPA is providing tools for developing site-specific criteria. The CWA, as amended by the Beaches Environmental Assessment and Coastal Health (BEACH) Act of 2000, directed the EPA to conduct studies associated with pathogens and human health under section 104(v), and to publish new or revised criteria for pathogens and pathogen indicators based on those studies under section 304(a)(9). The criteria announced today are the new or revised criteria that EPA is directed to publish under section 304(a)(9) of the CWA, as amended by the BEACH Act.
Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Connecticut; NOX
Document Number: 2012-28908
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2012-11-29
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The EPA is proposing to approve a State Implementation Plan (SIP) revision submitted by the State of Connecticut. This revision allows facilities to create and/or use emission credits to comply with the NOX emission limits required by Regulations of Connecticut State Agencies (RCSA) section 22a-174-22 (Control of Nitrogen Oxides) using NOx Emission Trading Orders (trading orders). The intended effect of this action is to propose approval of the individual trading orders to allow facilities to determine the most cost-effective way to comply with the state regulation. This action is being taken in accordance with the Clean Air Act.
Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Pennsylvania; Allegheny County Incorporation by Reference of Pennsylvania's Consumer Products Regulations
Document Number: 2012-28837
Type: Rule
Date: 2012-11-29
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is taking direct final action to approve a revision to the Pennsylvania State Implementation Plan (SIP) submitted by the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (PADEP). The SIP revision adds Section 2105.88Consumer Products from Allegheny County Health Department (ACHD) Rules and Regulations, Article XXI, Air Pollution Control to incorporate by reference 25 Pa. Code sections 130.201-130.471 (Consumer Products) of the PADEP Air Pollution Control Act. EPA is approving these revisions in accordance with the requirements of the Clean Air Act (CAA).
Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Pennsylvania; Allegheny County Incorporation by Reference of Pennsylvania's Consumer Products Regulations
Document Number: 2012-28832
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2012-11-29
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA proposes to approve the State Implementation Plan (SIP) revision submitted by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. The SIP revision adds section 2105.88Consumer Products to Allegheny County Health Department (ACHD) Rules and Regulations, Article XXI, Air Pollution Control, to incorporate by reference 25 Pa. Code sections 130.201-130.471 (Consumer Products) of PADEP's Air Pollution Control Act to reduce emissions of volatile organic compounds (VOC). 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 EPA 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; Allegheny County Incorporation by Reference of Pennsylvania's Control of NOX
Document Number: 2012-28831
Type: Rule
Date: 2012-11-29
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is taking direct final action to approve a revision to the Pennsylvania State Implementation Plan (SIP) submitted by the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (PADEP). The SIP revision adds a regulation to control nitrogen oxides (NOX) emissions from glass melting furnaces to the Allegheny County Health Department (ACHD) Rules and Regulations. The ACHD regulation incorporates by reference the Pennsylvania regulations and related definitions for controlling NOX emissions from glass melting furnaces. The SIP revision is a regulation that will reduce emissions of NOX from glass melting furnaces. EPA is approving this SIP revision in accordance with the requirements of the Clean Air Act (CAA).
Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Pennsylvania; Allegheny County Incorporation by Reference of Pennsylvania's Control of NOX
Document Number: 2012-28830
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2012-11-29
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA proposes to approve a State Implementation Plan (SIP) revision submitted by the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (PADEP). The SIP revision adds a regulation controlling nitrogen oxides (NOX) emissions from glass melting furnaces to the Allegheny County Health Department (ACHD) Rules and Regulations. The ACHD regulation incorporates by reference the Pennsylvania regulations and related definitions for controlling NOX emissions from glass melting furnaces. The SIP revision is a regulation that will reduce emissions of NOX from glass melting furnaces. 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 EPA 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.
Revisions to the California State Implementation Plan, San Joaquin Valley United Air Pollution Control District (SJVUAPCD) and South Coast Air Quality Management District (SCAQMD)
Document Number: 2012-28827
Type: Rule
Date: 2012-11-29
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is finalizing approval of revisions to the SJVUAPCD and SCAQMD portion of the California State Implementation Plan (SIP). This action was proposed in the Federal Register on June 21, 2012 and concerns volatile organic compound (VOC) emissions from chipping and grinding activities, and composting operations. We are approving local rules that regulate these emission sources under the Clean Air Act (CAA or the Act).
Revisions to the California State Implementation Plan, San Joaquin Valley Unified Air Pollution Control District (SJVUAPCD)
Document Number: 2012-28826
Type: Rule
Date: 2012-11-29
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is finalizing approval of revisions to the SJVUAPCD portion of the California State Implementation Plan (SIP). This rule was proposed in the Federal Register on April 30, 2012 and concerns volatile organic compound (VOC) emissions from wine storage tanks. We are approving a local rule that regulates these emission sources under the Clean Air Act (CAA or the Act).
Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; State of Florida; Regional Haze State Implementation Plan
Document Number: 2012-28824
Type: Rule
Date: 2012-11-29
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The EPA is finalizing a full approval of the Best Available Retrofit Technology (BART) determinations addressed in the Agency's May 25, 2012, proposed rulemaking action on a regional haze state implementation plan (SIP) submitted by the State of Florida, through the Florida Department of Environmental Protection (FDEP). These BART determinations were submitted to the EPA in a draft regional haze SIP on April 13, 2012, for parallel processing, and re-submitted in final form on September 17, 2012. Specifically, the portion of Florida's September 17, 2012, regional haze SIP that is being acted upon in this final action addresses some of the requirements of the Clean Air Act (CAA or Act) and the EPA's rules that require states to prevent any future and remedy any existing anthropogenic impairment of visibility in mandatory Class I areas (national parks and wilderness areas) caused by emissions of air pollutants from numerous sources located over a wide geographic area (also referred to as the ``regional haze program''). States are required to assure reasonable progress toward the national goal of achieving natural visibility conditions in Class I areas. The EPA will take separate action at a later date to address the remainder of Florida's September 17, 2012, regional haze SIP.
Approval and Promulgation of State Implementation Plans; City of Albuquerque-Bernalillo County, New Mexico; Interstate Transport Affecting Visibility and Regional Haze Rule Requirements for Mandatory Class I Areas
Document Number: 2012-28822
Type: Rule
Date: 2012-11-29
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is approving the City of AlbuquerqueBernalillo County, New Mexico State Implementation Plan (SIP) revisions submitted by the Governor of New Mexico on July 28, 2011 addressing the regional haze requirements for the mandatory Class I areas under 40 CFR 51.309. The EPA finds that these revisions to the State Implementation Plan (SIP) and associated rules meet the requirements of the Clean Air Act (CAA) and comply with the provisions of 40 CFR 51.309, thereby meeting requirements for reasonable progress for the 16 Class I areas covered by the Grand Canyon Visibility Transport Commission Report for approval of the plan through 2018. We are also approving SIP submissions offered as companion rules to the Section 309 regional haze plan, specifically, rules for the Sulfur Dioxide Emissions Inventory Requirements and the Western Backstop Trading Program, submitted on December 26, 2003, September 10, 2008, and May 24, 2011, and rules for Open Burning, submitted on December 26, 2003 and July 28, 2011. These SIP revisions were submitted to address the requirements of the Act and our rules that require states to prevent any future and remedy any existing man- made impairment of visibility in mandatory Class I areas caused by emissions of air pollutants from numerous sources located over a wide geographic area (also referred to as the ``regional haze program''). States are required to assure reasonable progress toward the national goal of achieving natural visibility conditions in Class I areas. We are also approving a portion of the SIP revision submitted by the City of AlbuquerqueBernalillo County, New Mexico on July 30, 2007, for the purpose of addressing the ``good neighbor'' provisions of the CAA section 110(a)(2)(D)(i) for the 1997 8-hour ozone NAAQS and the PM2.5 NAAQS. We are approving the portion of the SIP submittal that addresses the CAA requirement concerning non- interference with programs to protect visibility in other states. EPA is taking this action pursuant to section 110 of the CAA.
Notice of Receipt of Requests to Voluntarily Cancel Certain Pesticide Registrations
Document Number: 2012-28726
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-11-28
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
In accordance with the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA), EPA is issuing a notice of receipt of requests by registrants to voluntarily cancel certain pesticide registrations. EPA intends to grant these requests at the close of the comment period for this announcement unless the Agency receives substantive comments within the comment period that would merit its further review of the requests, or unless the registrants withdraw its requests. If these requests are granted, any sale, distribution, or use of products listed in this notice will be permitted after the registration has been cancelled only if such sale, distribution, or use is consistent with the terms as described in the final order.
Azinphos-Methyl; Product Cancellation Order and Amendments To Terminate Uses; Amendment to Existing Stocks Provision
Document Number: 2012-28725
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-11-28
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA issued a notice in the Federal Register of February 20, 2008 concerning the cancellation of products containing azinphos-methyl (AZM). EPA corrected typographical errors to the cancellation order in the March 26, 2008 issue of the Federal Register. In the cancellation order, all sale, distribution, and use of products containing AZM was prohibited after September 30, 2012. However, due to unusual weather conditions in 2012 that prevented certain crops from developing, many growers were left with unused stocks of AZM. For this reason, on August 29, 2012, EPA amended the existing stocks provisions for only the use of AZM on apples, blueberries, cherries (tart and sweet), parsley, and pears to allow growers to use existing stocks of AZM in their possession for another year, through September 30, 2013. In this notice, EPA is publishing the August 29, 2012 amendment to the existing stocks provision of the cancellation order.
Fenpropathrin; Pesticide Tolerances
Document Number: 2012-28721
Type: Rule
Date: 2012-11-28
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This regulation establishes tolerances for residues of fenpropathrin in or on multiple commodities which are identified and discussed later in this document. Interregional Research Project Number 4 (IR-4) requested these tolerances under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA).
Dinotefuran; Pesticide Tolerances
Document Number: 2012-28472
Type: Rule
Date: 2012-11-28
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This regulation establishes tolerances for residues of dinotefuran in or on rice grain, egg, and poultry meat byproducts. Mitsui Chemicals Agro Inc., c/o Landis International, Inc., requested these tolerances under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA).
Draft Integrated Science Assessment for Lead
Document Number: 2012-28722
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-11-27
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is announcing the availability of a document titled, ``Third External Review Draft Integrated Science Assessment for Lead'' (EPA/600/R-10/075C). The 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 (Pb). EPA is releasing this draft document to seek review by the Clean Air Scientific Advisory Committee (CASAC) and the public (meeting date and location to be specified in a separate Federal Register Notice). The draft document does not represent and should not be construed to represent any final EPA policy, viewpoint, or determination. EPA will consider any public comments submitted in response to this notice when revising the document.
Information Collection Request Submitted to OMB for Review and Approval; Comment Request; Greenhouse Gas Reporting Program (Renewal)
Document Number: 2012-28653
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-11-27
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency has submitted an information collection request (ICR), Greenhouse Gas Reporting Program (Renewal) (EPA ICR No. 2300.10, OMB Control No. 2060-0629) to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.). This is a proposed extension of the ICR, which is currently approved through November 30, 2012. Public comments were previously requested via the Federal Register (77 FR 28376) on May 14, 2012 during a 60-day comment period. This notice allows for an additional 30 days for public comments. A fuller description of the ICR is given below, including its estimated burden and cost to the public. An Agency may not conduct or sponsor and a person is not required to respond to a collection of information unless it displays a currently valid OMB control number.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to OMB for Review and Approval; Comment Request; NSPS for Emission Guidelines and Compliance Times for Small Municipal Waste Combustion Units Constructed on or Before August 30, 1999 (Renewal)
Document Number: 2012-28652
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-11-27
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (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 collection and the estimated burden and cost.
Information Collection Request Submitted to OMB for Review and Approval; Comment Request; Acid Rain Program Under Title IV of the Clean Air Act Amendments (Renewal)
Document Number: 2012-28651
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-11-27
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency has submitted an information collection request (ICR), Acid Rain Program under Title IV of the Clean Air Act Amendments (Renewal) (EPA ICR No. 1633.16, OMB Control No. 2060-0258) to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.). This is a proposed extension of the ICR, which is currently approved through November 30, 2012. Public comments were previously requested via the Federal Register (77 FR 4066) on July 10, 2012 during a 60-day comment period. This notice allows for an additional 30 days for public comments. A fuller description of the ICR is given below, including its estimated burden and cost to the public. An Agency may not conduct or sponsor and a person is not required to respond to a collection of information unless it displays a currently valid OMB control number.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to OMB for Review and Approval; Comment Request; NSPS for Synthetic Fiber Production Facilities (Renewal)
Document Number: 2012-28650
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-11-27
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (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 collection and the estimated burden and cost.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to OMB for Review and Approval; Comment Request; NSPS for Surface Coating of Large Appliances (Renewal)
Document Number: 2012-28649
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-11-27
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (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 collection and the estimated burden and cost.
Approval of Air Quality Implementation Plans; California; San Joaquin Valley and South Coast; Attainment Plan for the 1997 8-hour Ozone Standards; Technical Amendments
Document Number: 2012-28598
Type: Rule
Date: 2012-11-27
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is making technical amendments to the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) to reflect the Agency's March 1, 2012 final approvals of the California State Implementation Plans for attainment of the 1997 8-hour ozone National Ambient Air Quality Standards in the San Joaquin Valley and the South Coast Air Basin. These technical amendments correct the CFR to properly codify the California Air Resources Board's commitments to propose certain defined measures.
Approval and Promulgation of State Implementation Plans; State of New Mexico; Regional Haze Rule Requirements for Mandatory Class I Areas
Document Number: 2012-28591
Type: Rule
Date: 2012-11-27
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is approving New Mexico State Implementation Plan (SIP) revisions submitted on July 5, 2011, and December 1, 2003, by the Governor of New Mexico addressing the regional haze requirements for the 16 Class I areas covered by the Grand Canyon Visibility Transport Commission Report and a separate submittal for other Federal mandatory Class I areas. We are taking final approval action on all components of the State's submittals except for the submitted nitrogen oxides (NOX) Best Available Retrofit Technology (BART) determination for the San Juan Generating Station (SJGS). We are also approving several SIP submissions offered as companion rules to the regional haze plan, including submitted regulations for the Western Backstop Sulfur Dioxide Trading Program, for the inventorying of emissions, for smoke management, and open burning. These SIP revisions were submitted to address the requirements of the Clean Air Act (CAA or Act) which require states to prevent any future and remedy any existing man-made impairment of visibility in mandatory Class I areas caused by emissions of air pollutants from numerous sources located over a wide geographic area (also referred to as the ``regional haze program''). States are required to assure reasonable progress toward the national goal of achieving natural visibility conditions in Class I areas. EPA is taking this action pursuant to section 110 of the CAA.
Approval and Promulgation of Implementation Plans; Florida; Section 128 and 110(a)(2)(E)(ii) and (G) Infrastructure Requirements for the 1997 8-hour Ozone National Ambient Air Quality Standards; Correction
Document Number: 2012-28589
Type: Rule
Date: 2012-11-27
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA published in the Federal Register of July 30, 2012, a final rule approving portions of the State Implementation Plan (SIP) revision submitted by the State of Florida, through the Florida Department of Environmental Protection (FDEP) on May 24, 2012, as demonstrating that the State met the SIP requirements of the Clean Air Act (CAA or the Act) for the 1997 8-hour ozone national ambient air quality standards (NAAQS). In that final rule, EPA approved Florida's infrastructure submission, provided to EPA on May 24, 2012, which included state statues to be incorporated into the SIP to address infrastructure requirements regarding state boards and emergency powers. While EPA discussed in the final rulemaking that it was taking action to approve certain state statues into the Florida SIP to address the state board requirements and emergency powers, EPA inadvertently did not list these state statues in the regulatory text of the July 30, 2012, final rule. Accordingly, this rulemaking corrects that inadvertent regulatory text omission.
Notice of Decision Regarding Requests for a Waiver of the Renewable Fuel Standard
Document Number: 2012-28586
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-11-27
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Governors of several States requested that EPA waive the national volume requirements for the renewable fuel standard program (RFS or RFS program), pursuant to section 211(o)(7) of the Clean Air Act (the Act), based on the effects of the drought on feedstocks used to produce renewable fuel in 2012-2013. Several other parties submitted similar requests. Based on a thorough review of the record in this case, EPA finds that the evidence and information does not support a determination that implementation of the RFS program during the 2012- 2013 time period would severely harm the economy of a State, a region, or the United States. EPA is therefore denying the requests for a waiver.
Approval and Promulgation of Implementation Plans; Tennessee; Regional Haze State Implementation Plan; Best Available Retrofit Technology Requirements for Eastman Chemical Company
Document Number: 2012-27974
Type: Rule
Date: 2012-11-27
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is finalizing approval of the Best Available Retrofit Technology (BART) requirements for the Eastman Chemical Company (Eastman) that were provided in a revision to the Tennessee State Implementation Plan (SIP) submitted by the State of Tennessee, through the Tennessee Department Environment and Conservation (TDEC), on April 4, 2008, as later modified and supplemented on May 14, 2012, and May 25, 2012. EPA previously proposed action on the BART requirements for Eastman in association with action on Tennessee's April 4, 2008, regional haze SIP revision. On April 24, 2012, EPA took final action on all aspects of the April 4, 2008, SIP revision to address regional haze in the State's and other states' Class I areas except for the BART requirements for Eastman. The May 14, 2012, SIP revision (as clarified in a May 25, 2012, SIP revision) changed the compliance date for the Eastman BART determination included in Tennessee's April 4, 2008, SIP revision and provided a BART alternative determination option for Eastman. EPA is finalizing approval of the BART requirements for Eastman, as provided in Tennessee's April 4, 2008, May 14, 2012, and May 25, 2012, SIP revisions because these SIP revisions are consistent with the regional haze provisions of the Clean Air Act (CAA) and EPA's regulations.
Withdrawal of Approval of Air Quality Implementation Plans and Findings of Failure To Submit Required Plans; California; San Joaquin Valley; 1-Hour and 8-Hour Ozone Extreme Area Plan Elements
Document Number: 2012-28217
Type: Rule
Date: 2012-11-26
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is withdrawing its March 8, 2010 final action approving State Implementation Plan (SIP) revisions submitted by California to provide for attainment of the 1-hour ozone National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS) in the San Joaquin Valley extreme ozone nonattainment area. In addition, EPA is withdrawing its March 1, 2012 determination that the California SIP satisfies the requirement regarding offsetting emissions growth caused by growth in vehicle miles traveled (VMT) under the Clean Air Act (CAA) for the 1997 8-hour ozone NAAQS in the San Joaquin Valley. Finally, EPA is finding that California has failed to submit required SIP revisions to provide for attainment of the 1-hour ozone NAAQS and to address the VMT emissions offset requirement for the 1997 8-hour ozone NAAQS in the San Joaquin Valley. Under the CAA, these findings of failure to submit trigger the 18-month time clock for mandatory imposition of sanctions and the two-year time clock for EPA to promulgate federal implementation plans.
Environmental Impacts Statements; Notice of Availability
Document Number: 2012-28483
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-11-23
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Section 309(a) of the Clean Air Act requires that EPA make public its comments on EISs issued by other Federal agencies. EPA's comment letters on EISs are available at: http://www.epa.gov/ compliance/nepa/eisdata.html.
Meeting of the National Environmental Education Advisory Council
Document Number: 2012-28474
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-11-23
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The National Environmental Education Advisory Council will meet on December 13-14th, 2012 in Washington, DC. The focus of the meeting will be to convene the new members of the Council, form work groups and develop plans for the report to congress. This is an open meeting and all interested persons are invited to attend. The Council will hear comments from the public between 4:30 p.m. and 5:00 p.m. on Thursday December 13th, 2012. Each individual or organization wishing to address the NEEAC meeting will be allowed a maximum of five minutes to present their point of view. Also, written comments should be submitted electronically to araujo.javier@epa.gov. Please contact the Designated Federal Officer (DFO) at the number listed below to schedule agenda time. 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.
Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Ohio; PBR and PTIO
Document Number: 2012-28329
Type: Rule
Date: 2012-11-23
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Due to the approval of certain terms that were not meant to be approved, EPA is withdrawing the October 1, 2012 direct final rule approving a revision to the Ohio State Implementation Plan (SIP). EPA will address the revision in a subsequent final action based upon the proposed rulemaking action, which was also published on October 1, 2012. EPA does not expect to institute a second comment period on this action.
Colorado: Final Authorization of State Hazardous Waste Management Program Revisions
Document Number: 2012-28338
Type: Rule
Date: 2012-11-21
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Solid Waste Disposal Act, as amended, commonly referred to as the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA), allows the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to authorize states to operate their hazardous waste management programs in lieu of the federal program. Colorado has applied to the EPA for final authorization of changes to its hazardous waste program under RCRA. The EPA has determined that these changes satisfy all requirements needed to qualify for final authorization, and is authorizing the state's changes through this final action.
Colorado: Final Authorization of State Hazardous Waste Management Program Revisions
Document Number: 2012-28337
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2012-11-21
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The state of Colorado has applied to the EPA for final authorization of changes to its hazardous waste program under the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA). The EPA proposes to grant final authorization to the hazardous waste program changes submitted by the state of Colorado. In the ``Rules and Regulations'' section of this Federal Register, the EPA is authorizing the changes in a final rule. The EPA did not propose the rule prior to issuing the final rule because the Agency believes this action is not controversial and does not expect comments that oppose it. We have explained the reasons for this authorization in the preamble to the final rule. Unless we receive written comments that oppose this authorization during the comment period, the final rule will become effective on the date it establishes, and the EPA will not take further action on this proposal. If the Agency receives comments that oppose this action, the EPA will publish a document in the Federal Register withdrawing this rule before it takes effect. The EPA will then address public comments in a later, final rule, based on this proposal. Any parties interested in commenting on this action must do so at this time. The EPA may not provide further opportunity for comment.
Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act (CERCLA) or Superfund; Notice of Grant Funding Guidance for State and Tribal Response Programs for FY2013
Document Number: 2012-28330
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-11-21
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will begin to accept requests, from December 1, 2012 through January 31, 2013, for grants to supplement State and Tribal Response Programs. This notice provides guidance on eligibility for funding, use of funding, grant mechanisms and process for awarding funding, the allocation system for distribution of funding, and terms and reporting under these grants. EPA has consulted with state and tribal officials in developing this guidance. The primary goal of this funding is to ensure that state and tribal response programs include, or are taking reasonable steps to include, certain elements and a public record. Another goal is to provide funding for other activities that increase the number of response actions conducted or overseen by a state or tribal response program. This funding is not intended to supplant current state or tribal funding for their response programs. Instead, it is to supplement their funding to increase their response capacity. For fiscal year 2013, EPA will consider funding requests up to a maximum of $1.1 million per state or tribe. Subject to the availability of funds, EPA regional personnel will be available to provide technical assistance to states and tribes as they apply for and carry out these grants.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Renewal of Several Currently Approved Collections; Comment Request
Document Number: 2012-28315
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-11-21
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA), this document announces that EPA is planning to submit requests to renew several currently approved Information Collection Request (ICR) to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB). The ICRs are identified in this document by their corresponding titles, EPA ICR numbers, OMB Control numbers, and related docket identification (ID) numbers. Before submitting these ICRs to OMB for review and approval, EPA is soliciting comments on specific aspects of the information collection activities that are summarized in this document. The ICRs and accompanying material are available for public review and comment in the relevant dockets identified in this document for the ICR.
MON 87410 and MON 87411 Pesticide-Incorporated Protectant Corn Events: Pesticide Experimental Use Permit; Receipt of Application; Comment Request
Document Number: 2012-28215
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-11-21
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This notice announces EPA's receipt of an application 524-EUP- RNU from Monsanto Company requesting an experimental use permit (EUP) for the plant-incorporated protectants (PIPs) corn events with a double stranded RNA (dsRNA) transcript comprising a Dv49 inverted repeat sequence derived from Diabrotica virgifera, and the genetic material necessary for its production (vector PV-ZMIR10871). These events are proposed for experimental use in combination with single and combined traits against lepidoptera and corn rootworm (CRW). The Agency has determined that the permit may be of regional and national significance. Therefore, because of the potential significance, EPA is seeking comments on this application.
Tralomethrin and Fenarimol Registration Review Final Decisions; Notice of Availability
Document Number: 2012-28213
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-11-21
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This notice announces the availability of EPA's final registration review decision for the pesticides tralomethrin and fenarimol. Registration review is EPA's periodic review of pesticide registrations to ensure that each pesticide continues to satisfy the statutory standard for registration, that is, that the pesticide can perform its intended function without causing unreasonable adverse effects on human health or the environment. Through this program, EPA is ensuring that each pesticide's registration is based on current scientific and other knowledge, including its effects on human health and the environment.
Iodomethane; Notice of Receipt of Request to Voluntarily Cancel Iodomethane Pesticide Registrations and Amend a Registration
Document Number: 2012-28210
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-11-21
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
In accordance with the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA), EPA is issuing a notice of receipt of a request by the registrant to voluntarily cancel the registrations of products containing the pesticide iodomethane. In addition, the registrant has amended the terms and conditions of registration for their iodomethane technical product so that as of January 1, 2013, Arysta LifeScience North America, LLC (Arysta) will not sell or distribute this product unless it bears a label statement. The registrant's request would terminate the last iodomethane products registered for use in the United States. EPA intends to grant this request at the close of the comment period for this announcement unless the Agency receives substantive comments within the comment period that would merit its further review of the request. If EPA issues a final order granting this request, the sale, distribution, or use of the products listed in this notice will be permitted only in accordance with the terms as described in the final order.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: 2012-28208
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-11-21
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA), this document announces that EPA is planning to submit a request for a new Information Collection Request (ICR) to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB). This ICR is entitled: ``Pesticide Spray Drift Reduction Technologies,'' and identified by EPA ICR No. 2472.01 and OMB Control No. 2070-NEW. Before submitting the ICR to OMB for review and approval, EPA is soliciting comments on specific aspects of the proposed information collection that is summarized in this document. The ICR and accompanying material are available in the docket for public review and comment.
Certain New Chemicals; Receipt and Status Information
Document Number: 2012-28206
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-11-21
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) requires any person who intends to manufacture (defined by statute to include import) a new chemical (i.e., a chemical not on the TSCA Chemical Substances Inventory (TSCA Inventory)) to notify EPA and comply with the statutory provisions pertaining to the manufacture of new chemicals. In addition under TSCA, EPA is required to publish in the Federal Register a notice of receipt of a premanufacture notice (PMN) or an application for a test marketing exemption (TME), and to publish in the Federal Register periodic status reports on the new chemicals under review and the receipt of notices of commencement (NOC) to manufacture those chemicals. This document, which covers the period from October 1, 2012 to October 12, 2012, and provides the required notice and status report, consists of the PMNs pending or expired, and the NOC to manufacture a new chemical that the Agency has received under TSCA section 5 during this time period.
Access to Confidential Business Information by Electronic Consulting Services, Inc., and Its Identified Subcontractors, Cherokee Services Group and Dell Services Federal Government
Document Number: 2012-28096
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-11-21
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA has authorized its contractor, Electronic Consulting Services, Inc. (ECS) of Fairfax, VA and its identified subcontractors, Cherokee Services Group of Catoosa, OK and Dell Services Federal Government of Fairfax, VA to access information which has been submitted to EPA under all sections of the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA). Some of the information may be claimed or determined to be Confidential Business Information (CBI).
SFIREG Full Committee; Notice of Public Meeting
Document Number: 2012-28085
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-11-21
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Association of American Pesticide Control Officials (AAPCO)/State FIFRA Issues Research and Evaluation Group (SFIREG) Full Committee, will hold a 2-day meeting, beginning on December 10, 2012, and ending December 11, 2012. This notice announces the location and times for the meeting and sets forth the tentative agenda topics.
Casmalia Disposal Site; Notice of Proposed CERCLA Administrative De Minimis Settlement
Document Number: 2012-28223
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-11-20
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
In accordance with section 122(i) of the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act, as amended (CERCLA) and section 7003 of the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA), EPA is hereby providing notice of a proposed administrative de minimis settlement concerning the Casmalia Disposal Site in Santa Barbara County, California (the Casmalia Disposal Site). Section 122(g) of CERCLA provides EPA with the authority to enter into administrative de minimis settlements. This settlement is intended to resolve the liabilities of 290 settling parties for the Casmalia Disposal Site under sections 106 and 107 of CERCLA and section 7003 of RCRA. These parties are identified below. These parties have also elected to resolve their liability for response costs and potential natural resource damage claims by the United States Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). These 290 parties sent 22,841,618 lbs. of waste to the Casmalia Disposal Site, which represents 0.004 (0.4%) of the total Site waste of 5.6 billion pounds. This settlement requires these parties to pay over $2 million to EPA. Settling Parties: Parties that have elected to settle their liability with EPA at this time are as follows: A Finkl & Sons Co., AAMCO Transmissions Incorporated, Abbott Laboratories, Ace Orthopedic Manufacturing, Inc., Active Magnetic Inspection, Inc., Acton-Agua Dulce Unified School District, Adventist Health, All Diameter Grinding Inc., Allied Pacific Metal Stamping, Alloys Cleaning Inc., Alzeta Corporation, Ambassador Auto, Amercom-Atlantic Research Corp, American Chemical Etching, American Magnetics Corporation, American Rubber Manufacturing, American Security Products Co., Anacapa Marine Services, Analogy Devices, Inc as Successor to Precision Monolithics, Analytical Systems, Division of Marion Labs, Anja Engineering Corporation, Antioch Unified School District, Apex Drum Company, Inc., APL Limited, Aratex Services, Inc., ARB, Inc., Architectural Plywood Inc., Arlon Products, Arnco, Asbury Oil Co., Associated Spring Corporation, Astro Plating, Atlas Radiator Service, Autologic Inc., Avantek,Babcock Inc., BASF Corporation, Bausch & Lomb, Beauman Trust/John L. Hunter & Associates, Better Bilt Aluminum, Big Creek Lumber Company, Blount International, Bonita Packing Co., Brown and Caldwell, Brunswick Corporation, Cal Doran, California Acrylic Industries, California Oil Recyclers, Calnap Tanning Co, Calstar Motors, Inc., Cal-Tron Plating, Caputo Associates, Cargill, Inc., Carter Precision Parts, Inc., Carter-Wallace Inc., Cascade Die Casting Group, Inc., Cate School, Certified Grocers, Chase Packaging Corporation, Chemrex Coatings Corporation, Children's Hospital of Los Angeles, CHM Manufacturing West, Inc., Chrome Nickel Plating, Circle Seal, City of Barstow, City of Buena Park, City of Chino, City of Costa Mesa, City of Glendale, City of Hope National Medical Center, City of Manteca, City of Ontario, City of Port Hueneme, City of San Rafael, City of Santa Fe Springs, Commercial Plating and Engineering Corporation, Inc., Concorde Interstate Battery Co., Connor Spring Manufacturing, Continental Heat Treating, Continental Manufacturing Co., Cook Paint Company, Cool Transports, Inc., Coral Chemical Company, Costco, County of Nevada, Crest Beverage, LLC, Crossfield Products Corporation, Crown Disposal Inc., Custom Chemical Formulators, Inc., Dayton-Granger, Inc., Del Mar Window Coverings, DeVincenci Metal Products, Inc., Disk Media, Inc., Downey Grinding, DuBois Chemicals, Dunn School, DV Industries, Inc., Dynacast Inc., Dynatech Corporation, Dynatem/R C Circuits, Eaz-Lift Spring Corporation, El Paso Electric Co., Electrolurgy, Inc., Electron Plating III, Inc., Electronic Chrome Co., Inc., Entenmann's/Orowheat, Eva Fkiaras, Evans Tank Lines, Exel Corp./Exel Microelectronics, Inc., Fabri Cote, Farmers Insurance Company, Feather River Forest Products Company, Federal Manufacturing Corporation, Fibre Container Corporation, Fifield Land Company, Film Salvage Company, Fontana Wood Preserving, Inc., Formica Corporation, Frito-Lay, Inc, Fritz Burns Foundation, FUJI Hunt USA, Future Foam, Gaehwiler M. Construction Inc., Garner Glass Company, GCG Corporation, General Chemical Corporation, Geophysical Service, Inc., Glenair, Inc., Gold Fields Operating Company, Golden State Foods Corporation, H.A. Luallen, Inc., H.G. Fenton Company, Hannibal Industries, Harbor Diesel and Equipment,Inc, Hartson's Ambulance Service, Hermetic Seal Corporation, Hill Refrigeration Corporation, Hi-Rel Connectors, Inc., Holt Inc., Hosokawa Micron International, Inc., House of Packaging, Humana, Inc., Hyundai Electronics America, International Rectifier Corporation, Irv Guinn, J.B. Dewar, Inc., James Jones Company, Johnson Controls, Inc, Kern High School District, Kern Oil & Refining Company, Keystone Automotive Industries, Inc., Kingsbacher-Murphy, Wesco Division, Lamsco West Inc., Layne Western, Leisure Village Association, Inc., Libby Owens Ford Co, Liquid Investment, Inc., Loctite Corporation, Lompoc Unified School District, Los Angeles Trade-Technical College, Lucas Valley Properties, Inc., Macklanburg-Duncan Company, MAPO, Maruichi America Corp, McDermott, Inc., MDT Biologic Company, Meggitt-USA, Mestek, Inc., MH Golden, Micro Metallics Corp, Micro Power Systems, Mid-State Industrial Insulation, Inc., Moshe Silagi, NCR Corporation, Neal Feay Company, Nelson Name Plate Company, NH3 Service Company, Inc., Norac Company, Nor-Cal Frozen Foods, Nortek Inc, Northern California Power Agency, Norton & Son of California, Nova Transportation Corp, Ojai Oil Company, O'Neil Data Systems, Inc., Orange Heights Orange Association, Oregon State University, Pacific Southwest Mortgage, Pacific Holding Company, Packaging Industries, Park Engineering and Manufacturing Co., Pebble Beach Company, Petaluma Joint Union High School District, Peterson Tractor Company, Pictsweet Company, Plastic Dress-Up Company, Polycore Electronics, Inc., Polymetrics Inc., Precision Tube Bending, Quest Diagnostics, Ramona's Mexican Food Products, RBC Bearings, Redman Equipment & Manufacturing Co, Redwood General Tire, Regillus Homeowners Association, Relton Corporation, Replacement Parts Manufacturing, Republic Fasteners Mfg. Corp, Reuland Electric Company, Reynolds & Reynolds Company, Richmond Honda, Rolls Scaffold & Equipment Inc., Rose Hills Memorial Park, Royal Paper Box Company, Royal Rubber & Manufacturing Company, S&K Plating, Inc., S. J. Amoroso Construction Co., Inc., SAE International, San Francisco Newspaper Agency, San Ysidro Ranch, Sandberg Furniture Mfg, Inc., Santa Barbara Metropolitan, Santa Clara Unified School District, Santa Clara Valley Water District, Santa Maria Ford, Santa Maria Valley Warehouse, Sav-On Plating, Schlumberger Well Service, Sealright Co., Inc., Sepulveda Building Materials, Sheller-Globe Corporation, Sierra Aluminum Company, Sierra Circuits, Inc., Signet Armorlite, Inc., Smith Brothers Crane Rental, Inc., Snap-on Industrial, Southern California Gardeners' Federation, Inc., Speedy Circuits, Inc., Stabile Plating Co. Inc., State of Hawaii, State of Oregon Department of Corrections, State of Oregon Department of Environmental Quality, Steiny and Company, Inc, Suburban Motel, Sullivan Standard, Sumiden Wire Products, Tailored Masonry of California, TCR Industries, Inc., Tension Envelope Corporation, Terminal Freezers, Inc., Textile Rubber, Textured Coatings of America, The Gainey Vineyard, The Kingsfords Product Company, Thomas Printing Ink, Thomson-CSF Components Corporation, Three D Service Company, Toby's Automotive, Trailer Train Co., Cal Pro Divison, Trident Plating Inc, Tri-Ex Tower Corporation, Trimm Industries, Truck Rail Handling, Inc., U.S. Chrome Corporation of California, U.S. Circuit, Inc., Universal Punch Corporation, University of Oregon, V&M Plating Company, Valley Circuits,Van Nuys Plating, Inc., Ventura County Star Free Press, Votaw Precision Technologies, Inc., W.A. Kruger Co., W.M. Lyles Co., W.R. Hatch Company, Wallenius Lines, Waltco, Wareham Development Corporation, Wells Fargo Bank, Western Digital Corporation, Western Metal Lath, William S. Hart Union High, School District, Wilsey Foods, Inc., Windowmaster Products, Inc., Woodward & Clyde Consultants, World Airways, Zep Manufacturing Co., Zephyr Mfg. Company.
Greenhouse Gas Reporting Program: Proposed Amendments and Confidentiality Determinations for Subpart I
Document Number: 2012-28220
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2012-11-20
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The EPA is announcing an extension of the public comment period for the proposed rule titled ``Greenhouse Gas Reporting Program: Proposed Amendments and Confidentiality Determinations for Subpart I.'' In addition, the EPA is notifying the public that additional documentation related to this proposed rule was entered into the docket on November 8, 2012.
Proposed Information Collection Request; Comment Request; Renewable Fuels Standard (RFS2) Program
Document Number: 2012-28218
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-11-20
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency is planning to submit an information collection request (ICR), ``Renewable Fuels Standard (RFS2) Program'' (EPA ICR No. 2380.20, OMB Control No. 2060-0637) to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.). Before doing so, EPA is soliciting public comments on specific aspects of the proposed information collection as described below. This is a ``RENEWAL'' of the ICR, which is currently approved through March 31, 2013. An Agency may not conduct or sponsor and a person is not required to respond to a collection of information unless it displays a currently valid OMB control number.
Proposed Information Collection Request; Comment Request; Tips and Complaints Regarding Environmental Violations
Document Number: 2012-28095
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-11-19
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency is planning to submit an information collection request (ICR), ``Tips and Complaints Regarding Environmental Violations'' (EPA ICR No. 2219.04, OMB Control No. 2020- 0032) to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.). Before doing so, EPA is soliciting public comments on specific aspects of the proposed information collection as described below. This is a proposed extension of the ICR, which is currently approved through March 31, 2013. An Agency may not conduct or sponsor and a person is not required to respond to a collection of information unless it displays a currently valid OMB control number.
Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Delaware; Attainment Plan for the Philadelphia-Wilmington, Pennsylvania-New Jersey-Delaware 1997 Fine Particulate Matter Nonattainment Area
Document Number: 2012-28091
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2012-11-19
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is proposing to approve a State Implementation Plan (SIP) revision submitted by Delaware on April 3, 2008, as amended on April 25, 2012. The SIP revision demonstrates attainment of the 1997 annual fine particulate matter (PM2.5) national ambient air quality standard (NAAQS) for the Philadelphia-Wilmington, Pennsylvania-New Jersey-Delaware (PA-NJ-DE) nonattainment area (Philadelphia Area). This Delaware SIP revision (herein called the ``attainment plan'') includes the Philadelphia Area's attainment demonstration and motor vehicle emission budgets (MVEBs) used for transportation conformity purposes for New Castle County in Delaware. The attainment plan also includes an analysis of reasonably available control measures (RACM) and reasonably available control technology (RACT), a base year emissions inventory, and contingency measures. The April 25, 2012 submittal is a SIP revision that replaces the MVEBs in the April 3, 2008 submittal with a budget that is based on the Motor Vehicle Emissions Simulator (MOVES) model. In a separate and concurrent process, EPA is conducting a procedure to find adequate the MVEBs for New Castle County. Furthermore, EPA has determined that a reasonable further progress (RFP) plan is not required because Delaware projected that attainment of the 1997 annual PM2.5 NAAQS occurred in the Philadelphia Area by the attainment date of April 2010. This action is being taken in accordance with the Clean Air Act (CAA) and the Clean Air Fine Particulate Implementation Rule (PM2.5 Implementation Rule) published on April 25, 2007.
Approval and Promulgation of Implementation Plans and Designation of Areas for Air Quality Planning Purposes; Kentucky; Redesignation of the Kentucky Portion of the Huntington-Ashland 1997 Annual Fine Particulate Matter Nonattainment Area to Attainment
Document Number: 2012-28090
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2012-11-19
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
On February 12, 2012, the Commonwealth of Kentucky, through the Kentucky Energy and Environment Cabinet, Division for Air Quality (DAQ), submitted a request to redesignate the Kentucky portion of the tri-state Huntington-Ashland, West Virginia-Kentucky-Ohio fine particulate matter (PM2.5) nonattainment area (hereafter referred to as the ``Huntington-Ashland Area'' or ``Area'') to attainment for the 1997 Annual PM2.5 National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS) and to approve a State Implementation Plan (SIP) revision containing a maintenance plan for the Kentucky portion of the Huntington-Ashland Area. The Huntington-Ashland Area is comprised of Boyd County and a portion of Lawrence County in Kentucky; Lawrence and Scioto Counties and portions of Adams and Gallia Counties in Ohio; and Cabell and Wayne Counties and a portion of Mason County in West Virginia. EPA is proposing to approve the redesignation request and the related SIP revision for Boyd and Lawrence Counties in Kentucky, including the Commonwealth's plan for maintaining attainment of the PM2.5 standard in the Kentucky portion of the Huntington-Ashland Area. EPA is also proposing to approve the on-road motor vehicle insignificance finding for direct PM2.5 and nitrogen oxides (NOX) for the Kentucky portion of the Huntington-Ashland Area. On May 4, 2011, and June 30, 2011, respectively, Ohio and West Virginia submitted requests to redesignate their portions of the Area to attainment for the 1997 Annual PM2.5 NAAQS. EPA is taking action on the requests from Ohio and West Virginia separately from these proposed actions.
Proposed Information Collection Request; Comment Request; Emissions Certification and Compliance Requirements for Locomotives and Locomotive Engines (Renewal)
Document Number: 2012-28087
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-11-19
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency is planning to submit an information collection request (ICR), ``Emissions Certification and Compliance Requirements for Locomotives and Locomotive Engines (Renewal).'' (EPA ICR No. 1800-07, OMB Control No. 2060-0392) to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.). Before doing so, EPA is soliciting public comments on specific aspects of the proposed information collection as described below. This is a proposed extension of the ICR, which is currently approved through February 28, 2013. An Agency may not conduct or sponsor and a person is not required to respond to a collection of information unless it displays a currently valid OMB control number.