Environmental Protection Agency January 11, 2013 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Environmental Impacts Statements; Notice of Availability
Document Number: 2013-00461
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-01-11
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Release of Draft Document Related to the Review of the National Ambient Air Quality Standards for Lead
Document Number: 2013-00430
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-01-11
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
On or about January 8, 2013, the Office of Air Quality Planning and Standards (OAQPS) will make available for public review the draft document titled, Policy Assessment for the Review of the Lead National Ambient Air Quality Standards, External Review Draft (PA). This document was prepared as part of the current review of the national ambient air quality standards (NAAQS) for lead (Pb).
Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Arkansas; Prevention of Significant Deterioration; Greenhouse Gas Tailoring Rule Revisions
Document Number: 2013-00429
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2013-01-11
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The EPA is proposing to approve two revisions to the Arkansas State Implementation Plan (SIP) submitted by the Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality (ADEQ) to EPA on February 17, 2010 and November 6, 2012. The February 17, 2010 proposed SIP revision to the Arkansas New Source Review (NSR) Prevention of Significant Deterioration (PSD) program updates the Arkansas SIP to incorporate by reference (IBR) requirements for the Federal PSD permitting program under EPA's November 29, 2005 Phase 2 8-hour Ozone Implementation rule. The November 6, 2012 proposed SIP revision to the Arkansas NSR PSD program provides the state of Arkansas with the authority to issue PSD permits governing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and establishes appropriate emission thresholds for determining which new stationary sources and modifications to existing stationary sources become subject to Arkansas's PSD permitting requirements for their GHG emissions. The November 6, 2012 proposed SIP revision also defers until July 21, 2014 application of the PSD permitting requirements to biogenic carbon dioxide emissions from bioenergy and other biogenic stationary sources. EPA is proposing to approve the February 17, 2010, and November 6, 2012 SIP revisions to the Arkansas NSR PSD permitting program as consistent with Federal requirements for PSD permitting. EPA is also proposing to rescind the GHG PSD Federal Implementation Plan (FIP) for Arkansas that was put in place to ensure the availability of a permitting authority for GHG permitting in Arkansas, upon final approval of the November 6, 2012 PSD SIP revisions. EPA is proposing this action under the Clean Air Act (the Act).
Approval and Promulgation of State Implementation Plans: Idaho
Document Number: 2013-00428
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2013-01-11
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The EPA is proposing to approve revisions to Idaho's State Implementation Plan (SIP) submitted by the Director of the Idaho Department of Environmental Quality (IDEQ) on July 13, 2011, for approval into the Idaho SIP. The submitted revisions relate to Idaho's open burning and crop residue disposal requirements and establish a streamlined permitting process for spot burns, baled agricultural residue burns, and propane flaming. The submitted revisions also make minor changes to the existing crop residue disposal rules to update cross references and clarify certain administrative information. This action is being taken under the Clean Air Act (the Act or CAA).
Draft Research Report: Investigation of Ground Water Contamination Near Pavillion, WY
Document Number: 2013-00358
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-01-11
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is announcing an extension to the public comment period for the external review of the draft research report titled, ``Investigation of Ground Water Contamination near Pavillion, Wyoming.'' The draft research report was prepared by the National Risk Management Research Laboratory, within the EPA Office of Research and Development, and EPA Region 8. This draft research report is not final as described in EPA's Information Quality Guidelines, and does not represent and should not be construed to represent Agency policy or views. During the extended public comment period, the EPA will post additional technical information on the web. This will include additional details on how the study was conducted, recent information from Phase V sampling, and responses to issues commonly raised by stakeholders. The EPA also intends to meet with key stakeholders during this period. The Agency will continue to review the status of its work on Pavillion in light of the additional information posted in the record and public comments that are received, and will examine a number of options going forward.
Approval of the Clean Air Act, Section 112(l), Authority for Hazardous Air Pollutants: Asbestos Management and Control; State of New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services
Document Number: 2013-00184
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-01-11
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Under the Clean Air Act (``CAA'') and Federal regulations promulgated there under, the New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services (``NH DES'') submitted a request for approval to implement and enforce the readopted and re-codified ``Env-Sw 2100: Management and Control of Asbestos Disposal Sites Not Operated after July 9, 1981,'' and the amended ``Env-A 1801-1807.01: Asbestos Management and Control,'' (amended Asbestos Management Rules) in place of the National Emission Standard for Asbestos (``Asbestos NESHAP''). EPA has reviewed this request and has determined that the amended Asbestos Management Rules satisfy the requirements necessary for approval. Thus, EPA is hereby granting NH DES the authority to implement and enforce the amended Asbestos Management Rules in place of the Asbestos NESHAP. This approval makes NH DES's amended Asbestos Management Rules federally enforceable.
Approval of the Clean Air Act, Section 112(l), Authority for Hazardous Air Pollutants: Asbestos Management and Control; State of New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services
Document Number: 2013-00183
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2013-01-11
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA proposes to approve the New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services (``NH DES'') request to implement and enforce the readopted and re-codified ``Env-Sw 2100: Management and Control of Asbestos Disposal Sites not Operated after July 9, 1981,'' and the amended ``Env-A 1801-1807.01: Asbestos Management and Control'' (amended Asbestos Management Rules), in place of National Emission Standard for Asbestos (``Asbestos NESHAP''). This approval would make the NH DES's amended Asbestos Management Rules federally enforceable.