Environmental Protection Agency February 28, 2013 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Declaration of Prion as a Pest Under FIFRA; Related Amendments; and Availability of Final Test Guidelines
Document Number: 2013-04613
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-02-28
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
With this final rule EPA declares a prion (i.e., proteinaceous infectious particle) to be a ``pest'' under the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA) and amends the regulations to expressly include prion within the regulatory definition of pest. This final rule also amends existing pesticide product performance data requirements to clarify that efficacy data are required for pesticide products with prion-related claims. In addition, EPA is announcing the availability of final test guidelines on generating the product performance data for prion-related pesticide products.
Approval and Promulgation of Implementation Plans; Tennessee; Revisions to the Knox County Portion of the Tennessee State Implementation Plan
Document Number: 2013-04415
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2013-02-28
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is proposing to approve revisions to the Knox County portion of the Tennessee State Implementation Plan (SIP), submitted by the State of Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation (TDEC) on August 19, 2009, August 22, 2012, and October 12, 2012. The SIP submittals include changes to Knox County Air Quality Management Regulations concerning Open Burning, Permits and Regulation of Volatile Organic Compounds. TDEC considers Knox County's SIP revisions to be as or more stringent than the Tennessee SIP requirements. EPA is proposing to approve the Knox County SIP revisions because the State has demonstrated that they are consistent with the Clean Air Act. In the Final Rules Section of this Federal Register, EPA is approving the State's implementation plan revision as a direct final rule without prior proposal because the Agency 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 rule, 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 If EPA receives adverse comments, the direct final rule will be withdrawn and all public comments received will be addressed in a subsequent final rule based on this proposed rule.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 on this document. Any parties interested in commenting on this document should do so at this time.
Approval and Promulgation of Implementation Plans; Tennessee; Revisions to the Knox County Portion of the Tennessee State Implementation Plan
Document Number: 2013-04412
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-02-28
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is taking direct final action to approve revisions to the Knox County portion of the Tennessee State Implementation Plan (SIP), submitted by the State of Tennessee, through the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation (TDEC) on August 19, 2009, August 22, 2012, and October 12, 2012. The SIP submittals include changes to Knox County Air Quality Management Regulations concerning open burning, permits and regulation of volatile organic compounds (VOCs). TDEC considers Knox County's SIP revisions to be as or more stringent than the Tennessee SIP requirements. EPA is approving the Knox County SIP revisions because the State has demonstrated that they are consistent with the Clean Air Act (CAA or Act).
Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Pennsylvania; Revision to Allegheny County Regulations for Prevention of Significant Deterioration
Document Number: 2013-04291
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-02-28
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is approving a State Implementation Plan (SIP) revision submitted by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. This revision pertains to the Air Pollution Control portion of the Allegheny County Health Department (ACHD) Rules and Regulations, relating to ACHD's Prevention of Significant Deterioration (PSD) program. Additionally, EPA is also approving this revision for the purpose of determining that ACHD has met its statutory obligations with respect to the infrastructure requirements of the Clean Air Act (CAA) which relate to ACHD's PSD permitting program and are necessary to implement, maintain, and enforce the 1997 ozone National Ambient Air Quality Standard (NAAQS) as well as the 1997 and 2006 NAAQS for particulate matter less than 2.5 microns (PM2.5). EPA is approving these revisions that incorporate by reference the Federal PSD program in its entirety in accordance with the requirements of the CAA.
Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Maryland; Deferral for CO2
Document Number: 2013-04145
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-02-28
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is approving a State Implementation Plan (SIP) revision submitted by the Maryland Department of the Environmental (MDE) on April 4, 2012. This revision defers until July 21, 2014 the application of the Prevention of Significant Deterioration (PSD) permitting requirements to biogenic carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions from bioenergy and other biogenic stationary sources in the State of Maryland. This action is being taken under the Clean Air Act (CAA).
Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Delaware; Prevention of Significant Deterioration; Greenhouse Gas Permitting Authority and Tailoring Rule Revision
Document Number: 2013-04143
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-02-28
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is approving a State Implementation Plan (SIP) revision submitted by the Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control (DNREC). This revision pertains to EPA's greenhouse gas (GHG) permitting provisions as promulgated on June 3, 2010. This action is being taken under the Clean Air Act (CAA).