Environmental Protection Agency August 26, 2013 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Notice of Administrative Settlement Agreement Pursuant to Section 122(H) of the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act of 1980, as Amended
Document Number: 2013-20666
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-08-26
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
In accordance with the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (``CERCLA''), notice is hereby given that a proposed administrative settlement agreement for recovery of response costs (``Proposed Agreement'') associated with the Central Chemical Superfund Site, Hagerstown, Washington County, Maryland was executed by the Environmental Protection Agency (``EPA'') and is now subject to public comment, after which EPA may modify or withdraw its consent if comments received disclose facts or considerations that indicate that the Proposed Agreement is inappropriate, improper, or inadequate. The Proposed Agreement would resolve potential EPA claims under Section 107(a) of CERCLA, against Milton N. Stamper, (``Settling Party''). The Proposed Agreement would require Settling Party to reimburse EPA $15,000.00 for response costs incurred by EPA for the Site. For thirty (30) days following the date of publication of this notice, EPA will receive written comments relating to the Proposed Agreement. EPA's response to any comments received will be available for public inspection at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Region III, 1650 Arch Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103.
Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Ohio; Redesignation of the Columbus Area to Attainment of the 1997 Annual Standard for Fine Particulate Matter
Document Number: 2013-20651
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2013-08-26
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is proposing to grant, under the Clean Air Act (CAA), a redesignation request and approve a State Implementation Plan (SIP) revision request submitted by the state of Ohio on June 3, 2011, and supplemented on April 30, 2013. The Ohio Environmental Protection Agency (OEPA) has requested the redesignation of the Columbus, Ohio (OH) area to attainment of the 1997 annual fine particulate (PM2.5) National Ambient Air Quality Standard (NAAQS or standard). The Columbus, Ohio area (Columbus area) includes Coshocton, Delaware, Licking, Fairfield, and Franklin Counties. EPA is proposing to determine that the Columbus area has attained the 1997 annual PM2.5 NAAQS and to approve the state's redesignation request. EPA is proposing to approve related Ohio SIP revisions, including the state's plan for maintaining attainment of the 1997 annual PM2.5 NAAQS in the Columbus area through 2023, the state's 2022 Nitrogen Oxides (NOX) and PM2.5 Motor Vehicle Emission Budgets (MVEBs) for the Columbus area (which EPA is also proposing to find adequate), and 2005 NOX, Sulfur Dioxide (SO2), and primary PM2.5 and 2007 Volatile Organic Compound (VOC) and ammonia emission inventories for the Columbus area. In the context of this proposal to redesignate the Columbus area, EPA addresses a number of additional issues, including the effects of two decisions of the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia (D.C. Circuit or Court): The Court's August 21, 2012, decision to vacate and remand to EPA the Cross-State Air Pollution Rule (CSAPR); and the Court's January 4, 2013, decision to remand to EPA two final rules implementing the 1997 annual PM2.5 standard.
Notice of Administrative Settlement Agreement Pursuant to Section 122(H) of the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act of 1980, as Amended
Document Number: 2013-20646
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-08-26
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
In accordance with the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (``CERCLA''), notice is hereby given that a proposed administrative settlement agreement for recovery of response costs (``Proposed Agreement'') associated with the Central Chemical Superfund Site, Hagerstown, Washington County, Maryland was executed by the Environmental Protection Agency (``EPA'') and is now subject to public comment, after which EPA may modify or withdraw its consent if comments received disclose facts or considerations that indicate that the Proposed Agreement is inappropriate, improper, or inadequate. The Proposed Agreement would resolve potential EPA claims under Section 107(a) of CERCLA, against Herman F. Stamper, (``Settling Party''). The Proposed Agreement would require Settling Party to reimburse EPA $2,500.00 for response costs incurred by EPA for the Site. For thirty (30) days following the date of publication of this notice, EPA will receive written comments relating to the Proposed Agreement. EPA's response to any comments received will be available for public inspection at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Region III, 1650 Arch Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103.