Environmental Protection Agency January 14, 2013 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Approval and Promulgation of Implementation Plans; Georgia: New Source Review-Prevention of Significant Deterioration
Document Number: 2013-00582
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2013-01-14
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is withdrawing a proposed rulemaking published in the Federal Register on January 2, 2013, to approve changes to the Georgia State Implementation Plan (SIP) New Source Review Prevention of Significant Deterioration program for the fine particulate matter standards as a result of the inadvertent publication of an incorrect version of the proposed rulemaking.
Approval and Promulgation of Implementation Plans; Georgia: New Source Review-Prevention of Significant Deterioration
Document Number: 2013-00581
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2013-01-14
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is proposing to approve portions of two SIP revisions to the Georgia State Implementation Plan (SIP) submitted by the State of Georgia, through the Georgia Department of Natural Resources'' Environmental Protection Division (EPD), on September 26, 2006(with a clarifying revision submitted on November 6, 2006) and July 26, 2012. The September 26, 2006, SIP submission makes multiple changes to the Georgia SIP including the State's permit exemption provisions. The July 26, 2012, submission includes changes to Georgia's New Source Review (NSR), Prevention of Significant Deterioration (PSD) program to incorporate by reference (IBR) federal PSD requirements regarding fine particulate matter (PM2.5) increments, significant impact levels (SILs), significant monitoring concentration (SMC) and the deferral of, until July 21, 2014, PSD applicability to biogenic carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions from bioenergy and other biogenic stationary sources as well as additional air quality rule revisions. EPA is proposing to approve portions of both SIP revisions because the Agency has preliminarily determined that they are consistent with section 110 of the Clean Air Act (CAA or Act) and EPA regulations regarding NSR permitting.
Waste Import and Export; Inquiry To Learn Whether Businesses Assert Business Confidentiality Claims
Document Number: 2013-00575
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-01-14
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) receives from time to time Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests for documentation received or issued by EPA or data contained in EPA database systems pertaining to the export and import of Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) hazardous waste from/to the United States, the export of cathode ray tubes (CRTs) and spent lead acid batteries (SLABs) from the United States, and the export and import of RCRA universal waste from/to the United States. These documents and data may identify or reference multiple parties, and describe transactions involving the movement of specified materials in which the parties propose to participate or have participated. The purpose of this notice is to inform ``affected businesses'' about the documents or data sought by these types of FOIA requests in order to provide the businesses with the opportunity to assert claims that any of the information sought that pertains to them is entitled to treatment as confidential business information (CBI), and to send comments to EPA supporting their claims for such treatment. Certain businesses, however, do not meet the definition of ``affected business,'' and are not covered by today's notice. They consist of any business that actually submitted to EPA any document at issue pursuant to applicable RCRA regulatory requirements and did not assert a CBI claim as to information that pertains to that business in connection with the document at the time of its submission; they have waived their right to do so at a later time. Nevertheless, other businesses identified or referenced in the documents that were submitted to EPA by the submitting business may have a right to assert a CBI claim concerning information that pertains to them and may do so in response to this notice.