Environmental Protection Agency August 15, 2013 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

National Environmental Education Advisory Council
Document Number: 2013-19879
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-08-15
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Under the Federal Advisory Committee Act, EPA gives notice of a series of teleconference meetings of the National Environmental Education Advisory Council (NEEAC). The NEEAC was created by Congress to advise, consult with, and make recommendations to the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) on matters related to activities, functions and policies of EPA under the National Environmental Education Act (the Act). The purpose of these teleconference(s) is to discuss specific topics of relevance for consideration by the council in order to provide advice and insights to the Agency on environmental education.
FIFRA Scientific Advisory Panel; Notice of Public Meeting
Document Number: 2013-19873
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-08-15
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
There will be a 1-day meeting of the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act Scientific Advisory Panel (FIFRA SAP) to consider and review RNAi Technology as a Pesticide: Problem Formulation for Human Health and Ecological Risk Assessment.
Amendment to Standards and Practices for All Appropriate Inquiries
Document Number: 2013-19764
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-08-15
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is taking direct final action to amend the Standards and Practices for All Appropriate Inquiries to reference a standard practice recently made available by ASTM International, a widely recognized standards development organization. Specifically, this direct final rule amends the All Appropriate Inquiries Rule to reference ASTM International's E1527-13 ``Standard Practice for Environmental Site Assessments: Phase I Environmental Site Assessment Process'' and allow for its use to satisfy the requirements for conducting all appropriate inquiries under the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act.
Amendment to Standards and Practices for All Appropriate Inquiries
Document Number: 2013-19763
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2013-08-15
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is proposing to amend the Standards and Practices for All Appropriate Inquiries to reference a standard practice recently made available by ASTM International, a widely recognized standards development organization. Specifically, EPA is proposing to amend the All Appropriate Inquiries Final Rule to reference ASTM International's E1527-13 ``Standard Practice for Environmental Site Assessments: Phase I Environmental Site Assessment Process'' and allow for its use to satisfy the requirements for conducting all appropriate inquiries under the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act.
Approval and Disapproval of Air Quality State Implementation Plans; Arizona; Regional Haze and Interstate Transport Requirements
Document Number: 2013-19618
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-08-15
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is correcting the preamble to the final rule that appeared in the Federal Register on July 30, 2013. This final rule partially approved and partially disapproved a portion of Arizona's State Implementation Plan (SIP) to implement the regional haze program for the first planning period through 2018. The final rule preamble inadvertently misstated the effective date of the rule under the Congressional Review Act and the deadline for filing of petitions for judicial review of the rule under section 307(b)(1) of the Clean Air Act. This document corrects those errors and clarifies that the rule was signed by the Acting Regional Administrator for EPA Region 9.
Approval and Promulgation of Implementation Plans; Connecticut; Control of Visible Emissions, Record Keeping and Monitoring
Document Number: 2013-19606
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2013-08-15
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is proposing to approve State Implementation Plan (SIP) revisions submitted by the State of Connecticut on December 1, 2004. Specifically, EPA is proposing to approve revisions to Connecticut's visible and particulate-matter (PM) emissions, record keeping and monitoring regulations. These revised rules establish and require limitations on visible and PM emissions for stationary sources, and clarify reporting requirements for operation of air-pollution-control and monitoring equipment. EPA is proposing approval of this SIP revision because the state has adequately demonstrated that it will not interfere with attainment or maintenance of the national ambient air quality standards (NAAQS) in Connecticut or any other applicable requirements of the Clean Air Act. This action is being taken in accordance with the Clean Air Act (CAA).
Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; State of Wyoming; Revised General Conformity Requirements and an Associated Revision
Document Number: 2013-19603
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-08-15
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is approving a State Implementation Plan revision submitted by the State of Wyoming. On December 21, 2012, the Governor of Wyoming's designee submitted to EPA revisions to Wyoming's Air Quality Standards and Regulations Chapter 8, Nonattainment Area Regulations, involving Section 3 of Chapter 8 that addresses general conformity requirements and a new Section 5 to Chapter 8 that involves incorporation by reference. The SIP submission addresses revisions and additions to Wyoming's general conformity requirements in order to align them with the current federal general conformity regulation requirements and incorporates by reference those sections of the Code of Federal Regulations that are referred to in the State's general conformity requirements. EPA is approving the submission in accordance with the requirements of section 110 of the Clean Air Act.
Regulation of Fuels and Fuel Additives: 2013 Renewable Fuel Standards
Document Number: 2013-19557
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-08-15
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Under section 211(o) of the Clean Air Act, the Environmental Protection Agency is required to set the renewable fuel percentage standards each November for the following year. Today's action sets the annual percentage standards for cellulosic biofuel, biomass-based diesel, advanced biofuel, and renewable fuels that apply to all motor vehicle gasoline and diesel produced or imported in the year 2013. In general the standards are designed to ensure that the applicable national volumes of renewable fuel specified in the statute are used. For cellulosic biofuel, the statute specifies that EPA is to project the volume of production and must base the cellulosic biofuel standard on that projected volume if it is less than the applicable volume set forth in the Act. Today EPA is finalizing a cellulosic biofuel volume for 2013 that is below the applicable volume specified in the Act. EPA is also leaving the applicable volumes of advanced biofuel and total renewable fuel at the statutory levels for 2013 based on its assessment of the availability of renewable fuel for compliance purposes.