Environmental Protection Agency August 16, 2013 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Approval and Promulgation of Implementation Plans; Tennessee; Revisions to the Knox County Portion of the Tennessee State Implementation Plan
Document Number: 2013-20022
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2013-08-16
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is proposing to approve a revision 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 December 13, 2012. The SIP submittal revises the definition of ``Modification'' in Knox County Air Quality Management Regulation Section 13 Definitions. TDEC considers Knox County's SIP revision to be as or more stringent than the Tennessee SIP requirements. EPA is approving the Knox County SIP revision because the State has demonstrated that it is consistent with the Clean Air Act (CAA or Act).
Environmental Impacts Statements; Notice of Availability
Document Number: 2013-20019
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-08-16
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Heavy-Duty Engine and Vehicle and Nonroad Technical Amendments
Document Number: 2013-19880
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-08-16
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
Because EPA and NHTSA, on behalf of the Department of Transportation, received adverse comment on certain elements of the Heavy-Duty Engine and Vehicle and Nonroad Technical Amendments direct final rule published on June 17, 2013, we are withdrawing those elements of the direct final rule and republishing the affected sections without those elements.
Revisions to the California State Implementation Plan, Antelope Valley Air Quality Management District and Ventura County Air Pollution Control District
Document Number: 2013-19874
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2013-08-16
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is proposing to approve revisions to the Antelope Valley Air Quality Management District (AVAQMD) and Ventura County Air Pollution Control District (VCAPCD) portions of the California State Implementation Plan (SIP). These revisions concern sulfur oxide emissions from lead smelters and volatile organic compounds (VOC) emissions from the data storage and vacuum producing device industries. We are proposing to rescind local rules that regulate emission sources under the Clean Air Act as amended in 1990 (CAA or the Act).
Revisions to California State Implementation Plan, Antelope Valley Air Quality Management District and Ventura County Air Pollution Control District
Document Number: 2013-19872
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-08-16
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is taking direct final action to approve revisions to the Antelope Valley Air Quality Air Management District (AVAQMD) and Ventura County Air Pollution Control District (VCAPCD) portions of the California State Implementation Plan (SIP). Under authority of the Clean Air Act (CAA or the Act), we are rescinding local rules that concern sulfur oxide emissions from lead smelters for AVAQMD and volatile organic compounds (VOC) emissions from the data storage for VCAPCD and vacuum producing device industries for VCAPCD.
Imazapic; Pesticide Tolerances
Document Number: 2013-19867
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-08-16
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This regulation establishes a tolerance for residues of imazapic in or on sugarcane, cane. BASF Corporation requested this tolerance under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA).
Emamectin; Pesticide Tolerance
Document Number: 2013-19863
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-08-16
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This regulation establishes a tolerance for residues of emamectin benzoate in or on wine grapes. Syngenta Crop Protection, LLC, requested this tolerance under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA). This document also makes a technical correction to the tolerance expression in the section.
National Oil and Hazardous Substances Pollution Contingency Plan; National Priorities List: Partial Deletion of the Torch Lake Superfund Site
Document Number: 2013-19759
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-08-16
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Region 5 is publishing a direct final Notice of Deletion of the Quincy Smelter and Calumet Lake parcels of Operable Unit 3 (OU3) of the Torch Lake Superfund Site (Site), located in Houghton County, Michigan, from the National Priorities List (NPL). The NPL, promulgated pursuant to Section 105 of the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA) of 1980, as amended, is an appendix of the National Oil and Hazardous Substances Pollution Contingency Plan (NCP). This direct final partial deletion is being published by EPA with the concurrence of the State of Michigan, through the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ), because EPA has determined that all appropriate response actions at these identified parcels under CERCLA, other than operation, maintenance, and five-year reviews, have been completed. However, this partial deletion does not preclude future actions under Superfund. This partial deletion pertains to the surface tailings and slag deposits of the Quincy Smelter and Calumet Lake parcels of OU3. The following parcels or areas will remain on the NPL and are not being considered for deletion as part of this action: Dollar Bay, Point Mills, Boston Pond, and North Entry.
National Oil and Hazardous Substances Pollution Contingency Plan; National Priorities List: Partial Deletion of the Torch Lake Superfund Site
Document Number: 2013-19758
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2013-08-16
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Region 5 is issuing a Notice of Intent to Delete the Quincy Smelter and Calumet Lake parcels of OU3 of the Torch Lake Superfund Site (Site), located in Houghton County, Michigan, from the National Priorities List (NPL) and requests public comments on this proposed action. The NPL, promulgated pursuant to Section 105 of the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA) of 1980, as amended, is an appendix of the National Oil and Hazardous Substances Pollution Contingency Plan (NCP). EPA with the concurrence of the State of Michigan, through the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ), has determined that all appropriate response actions under CERCLA, other than operation, maintenance, and five year reviews, at these identified parcels have been completed. However, this deletion does not preclude future actions under Superfund. This partial deletion pertains to the surface tailings and slag deposits of the Quincy Smelter and Calumet Lake parcels of OU3. The following parcels or areas will remain on the NPL and are not being considered for deletion as part of this action: Dollar Bay, Point Mills, Boston Pond, and North Entry.