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

Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Pennsylvania; Determination of Attainment of the 2006 24-Hour Fine Particulate Matter Standard for the Pittsburgh-Beaver Valley Nonattainment Area
Document Number: 2013-19760
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2013-08-14
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is proposing to make a determination of attainment for the Pittsburgh-Beaver Valley, Pennsylvania fine particulate matter (PM2.5) nonattainment area (hereafter referred to as ``the Pittsburgh Area'' or ``the Area''). EPA is proposing to determine that the Pittsburgh Area has attained the 2006 24-hour PM2.5 National Ambient Air Quality Standard (NAAQS), based upon quality- assured and certified ambient air monitoring data for 2010-2012. If EPA finalizes this proposed determination of attainment, the requirements for the Pittsburgh Area to submit an attainment demonstration and associated reasonably available control measures (RACM), a reasonable further progress (RFP) plan, contingency measures, and other planning State Implementation Plan (SIP) revisions related to the attainment of the standard shall be suspended for so long as the Area continues to attain the 2006 24-hour PM2.5 NAAQS. EPA is also proposing to approve a request submitted by the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (PADEP) dated January 17, 2013, to establish motor vehicle emission budgets for the Pittsburgh Area to meet transportation conformity requirements. This action is being taken under the Clean Air Act (CAA). This action does not constitute a redesignation to attainment under section 107(d)(3) of the CAA. The designation status of the Pittsburgh Area will remain nonattainment for the 2006 24-hour PM2.5 NAAQS until such time as EPA determines that the Pittsburgh Area meets the CAA requirements for redesignation to attainment, including an approved maintenance plan.
Clean Water Act Class II: Proposed Administrative Settlement, Penalty Assessment and Opportunity To Comment Regarding Charter Communications, Inc.
Document Number: 2013-19757
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-08-14
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The EPA has entered into a Consent Agreement with Charter Communications, Inc. (Charter or Respondent) to resolve violations of the Clean Air Act (CAA) and requirements adopted as part of State Implementation Plans (SIPs) pursuant to the CAA, the Clean Water Act (CWA), and the Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act (EPCRA), and their implementing regulations. The Administrator is hereby providing public notice of this Consent Agreement and proposed Final Order (CAFO), and providing an opportunity for interested persons to comment on the CAA, CWA, and EPCRA portions of the CAFO, pursuant to CWA Section 311(b)(6)(C), 33 U.S.C. 1321(b)(6)(C). Upon closure of the public comment period, the CAFO and any public comments will be forwarded to the Agency's Environmental Appeals Board (EAB).
Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Delaware; Infrastructure Requirements for the 2010 Nitrogen Dioxide National Ambient Air Quality Standards
Document Number: 2013-19751
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2013-08-14
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is proposing to approve a State Implementation Plan (SIP) submittal from the State of Delaware pursuant to the Clean Air Act (CAA). Whenever new or revised national ambient air quality standards (NAAQS) are promulgated, the CAA requires states to submit a plan for the implementation, maintenance, and enforcement of such NAAQS. The plan is required to address basic program elements including, but not limited to regulatory structure, monitoring, modeling, legal authority, and adequate resources necessary to assure attainment and maintenance of the standards. These elements are referred to as infrastructure requirements. Delaware has made a submittal addressing the infrastructure requirements for the 2010 nitrogen dioxide (NO2) NAAQS.
Cross-Media Electronic Reporting: Authorized Program Revision Approval, State of Montana
Document Number: 2013-19750
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-08-14
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This notice announces EPA's approval of the State of Montana's request to revise its National Primary Drinking Water Regulations Implementation EPA-authorized program to allow electronic reporting.
Clean Air Act Advisory Committee (CAAAC): Notice of Meeting
Document Number: 2013-19748
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-08-14
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announces a public meeting of the Clean Air Act Advisory Committee (CAAAC). The EPA established the CAAAC on November 19, 1990, to provide independent advice and counsel to EPA on policy issues associated with implementation of the Clean Air Act of 1990. The Committee advises on economic, environmental, technical, scientific and enforcement policy issues.
Denial of Petitions for Reconsideration of Regulation of Fuels and Fuel Additives: 2013 Biomass-Based Diesel Renewable Fuel Volume Final Rule
Document Number: 2013-19625
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2013-08-14
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA, or Agency) is denying two petitions for reconsideration of the final rule entitled Regulation of Fuels and Fuel Additives: 2013 Biomass-Based Diesel Renewable Fuel Volume.
Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Utah; Revisions to Utah Administrative Code and an Associated Plan Revision
Document Number: 2013-19597
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2013-08-14
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is proposing to partially approve and partially disapprove State Implementation Plan (SIP) revisions submitted by the State of Utah on September 20, 1999. The September 20, 1999 submittal revised the numbering and format of the Utah Administrative Code (UAC) rules within Utah's SIP. In this action, EPA is acting on those rules from the September 20, 1999 submittal that still require EPA action. Specifically, EPA is proposing to approve R307-110-16, ``Section IX, Control Measures for Area and Point Sources, Part G, Fluoride,'' and to disapprove R307-110-29, ``Section XXI, Diesel Inspection and Maintenance Program.'' In conjunction with our proposed disapproval of R307-110-29, we are also proposing to disapprove the Utah Diesel Inspection and Maintenance Program, which Utah submitted as a revision to the SIP on February 6, 1996, and which was incorporated by reference in R307-110-29 as part of the September 20, 1999 submittal. This action is being taken under section 110 of the CAA.