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

Proposed Information Collection Request; Comment Request; Modification of Secondary Treatment Requirements for Discharges Into Marine Waters (Renewal)
Document Number: 2013-23509
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-09-26
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency is planning to submit an information collection request (ICR), ``Modification of Secondary Treatment Requirements for Discharges into Marine Waters (Renewal)'' (EPA ICR No. 0138.09, OMB Control No. 2040-0088) to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.). Before doing so, EPA is soliciting public comments on specific aspects of the proposed information collection as described below. This is a ``proposed extension of the Information Collection Request (ICR), which is currently approved through 01/31/2014''. An Agency may not conduct or sponsor and a person is not required to respond to a collection of information unless it displays a currently valid OMB control number.
Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Maryland; Revision to Emission Limitations for R. Paul Smith Power Station; Withdrawal of Proposed Rule
Document Number: 2013-23507
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2013-09-26
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
On June 18, 2010 (75 FR 34670), EPA published a proposed rulemaking action to approve a revision to the Maryland State Implementation Plan (SIP). The revision pertains to revised emission limitations for the R. Paul Smith Power Station located in Washington County, Maryland. On July 20, 2013, the State of Maryland requested withdrawal of this SIP revision. This SIP revision is no longer pending before EPA. Therefore, EPA is withdrawing its proposed rulemaking action to approve the revised emission limitations for the R. Paul Smith Power Station contained in the withdrawn SIP revision. This withdrawal action is being taken under section 110 of the Clean Air Act.
National and Governmental Advisory Committees to the U.S. Representative to the Commission for Environmental Cooperation
Document Number: 2013-23502
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-09-26
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Under the Federal Advisory Committee Act, Public Law 92-463, EPA gives notice of a meeting of the National Advisory Committee (NAC) and Governmental Advisory Committee (GAC) to the U.S. Representative to the North American Commission for Environmental Cooperation (CEC). The National and Governmental Advisory Committees advise the EPA Administrator in her capacity as the U.S. Representative to the CEC Council. The Committees are authorized under Articles 17 and 18 of the North American Agreement on Environmental Cooperation (NAAEC), North American Free Trade Agreement Implementation Act, Public Law 103-182, and as directed by Executive Order 12915, entitled ``Federal Implementation of the North American Agreement on Environmental Cooperation.'' The NAC is composed of 14 members representing academia, environmental non-governmental organizations, and private industry. The GAC consists of 15 members representing state, local, and Tribal governments. The Committees are responsible for providing advice to the U.S. Representative on a wide range of strategic, scientific, technological, regulatory, and economic issues related to implementation and further elaboration of the NAAEC. The purpose of this meeting is to provide advice on the 20th anniversary of the NAAEC and to discuss other trade and environment issues in North America. The meeting will also include a public comment session. The agenda and meeting materials will be available at https:// www.regulations.gov under Docket ID: EPA-HQ-OA-2013-0125. General information about NAC and GAC can be found at https://www.epa.gov/ ofacmo/nacgac-page.htm.
FD&C Yellow No. 5; Exemption From the Requirement of a Tolerance
Document Number: 2013-23391
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-09-26
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This regulation establishes an exemption from the requirement of a tolerance for residues of FD&C Yellow No. 5 (CAS Reg. No. 1934-21- 0) when used as an inert ingredient (dye) in antimicrobial pesticide formulations applied to food-contact surfaces in public eating places, dairy-processing equipment, and food-processing equipment and utensils. Exponent, Inc. on behalf of Ecolab, Inc., submitted a petition to EPA under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA), requesting establishment of an exemption from the requirement of a tolerance. These regulations eliminate the need to establish a maximum permissible level for residues of FD&C Yellow No. 5.
Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Pennsylvania; Withdrawal of Direct Final Rule for the Update of the Motor Vehicle Emissions Budgets for the Lancaster 1997 8-Hour Ozone Maintenance Area
Document Number: 2013-23384
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-09-26
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is withdrawing the direct final rule to approve revisions to the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania's State Implementation Plan (SIP). The revisions consist of an update to the SIP-approved Motor Vehicle Emissions Budgets (MVEBs) for nitrogen oxides (NOX) and volatile organic compounds (VOCs), and an updated point source inventory for NOX and VOCs for the 1997 8-Hour Ozone National Ambient Air Quality Standard SIP for Lancaster County. In the direct final rule published on August 8, 2013, the table with the revised MVEBs contained numerical errors. Therefore, EPA is withdrawing this direct final rule in its entirety. EPA will commence a separate rulemaking action for this SIP revision.
Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Pennsylvania; Withdrawal of Proposed Rule for the Update of the Motor Vehicle Emissions Budgets for the Lancaster 1997 8-Hour Ozone Maintenance Area
Document Number: 2013-23382
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2013-09-26
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is withdrawing the proposed rule proposing approval of revisions to the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania's State Implementation Plan (SIP). The revisions consist of an update to the SIP-approved Motor Vehicle Emissions Budgets (MVEBs) for nitrogen oxides (NOX) and volatile organic compounds (VOCs), and an updated point source inventory for NOX and VOCs for the 1997 8-Hour Ozone National Ambient Air Quality Standard SIP for Lancaster County. In the associated direct final rule published on August 8, 2013, the table with the revised MVEBs contained numerical errors. Therefore, EPA is withdrawing this proposed rule also published on August 8, 2013. The proposed rule is hereby withdrawn in its entirety. EPA will commence a separate rulemaking action for this SIP revision.
Approval and Promulgation of Implementation Plans; Texas; Revisions to New Source Review (NSR) State Implementation Plan (SIP); Emergency Orders
Document Number: 2013-23380
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-09-26
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is taking final action to disapprove revisions to the State Implementation Plan (SIP) for the State of Texas that relate to Emergency Orders. This includes portions of SIP revisions that relate to Emergency Orders that were submitted by Texas on August 31, 1993; December 10, 1998; February 1, 2006; and July 17, 2006. EPA is disapproving these revisions because these regulations do not meet the requirements of the Clean Air Act (the ``Act'' or ``CAA''), EPA regulations, and applicable policy and guidance. EPA is taking this action under section 110 and parts C and D of Title I of the Act.
Outer Continental Shelf Air Regulations Consistency Update for California
Document Number: 2013-23377
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-09-26
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is finalizing the update of the Outer Continental Shelf (``OCS'') Air Regulations proposed in the Federal Register on March 22, 2011. Requirements applying to OCS sources located within 25 miles of States' seaward boundaries must be updated periodically to remain consistent with the requirements of the corresponding onshore area (``COA''), as mandated by section 328(a)(1) of the Clean Air Act, as amended in 1990 (``the Act''). The portion of the OCS air regulations that is being updated pertains to the requirements for OCS sources for which the Santa Barbara County Air Pollution Control District (``Santa Barbara County APCD'' or ``District'') is the designated COA. The intended effect of approving the OCS requirements for the Santa Barbara County APCD is to regulate emissions from OCS sources in accordance with the requirements onshore.
Pesticides; Revised Fee Schedule for Registration Applications
Document Number: 2013-23368
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-09-26
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is publishing a revised list of pesticide registration service fees applicable to specified pesticide applications and tolerance actions. Under the Pesticide Registration Improvement Extension Act, the registration service fees for covered pesticide registration applications received on or after October 1, 2013, increase by 5% rounding up to the nearest dollar from the fees published for fiscal year 2012. The new fees become effective on October 1, 2013.
Revisions to the California State Implementation Plan, South Coast Air Quality Management District
Document Number: 2013-23252
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-09-26
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is finalizing approval of revisions to the South Coast Air Quality Management District (SCAQMD) portion of the California State Implementation Plan (SIP). This action was proposed in the Federal Register on June 24, 2013 and concerns volatile organic compound (VOC), oxides of nitrogen (NOX), and particulate matter (PM) emissions from open burning and wood-burning devices. We are approving local rules that regulate these emission sources under the Clean Air Act (CAA or the Act).
Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Utah; Maintenance Plan for the 1997 8-Hour Ozone Standard for Salt Lake County and Davis County
Document Number: 2013-23248
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-09-26
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is partially approving and partially disapproving State Implementation Plan (SIP) revisions submitted by the Governor of Utah on March 22, 2007. The SIP revision is the State of Utah's maintenance plan for the 1997 8-hour ozone standard for Salt Lake County and Davis County, along with associated rules: R307-101-2, ``Definitions;'' R307- 110-13, ``Section IX, Control Measures for Area and Point Sources, Part D, Ozone;'' R307-320, ``Ozone Maintenance Areas and Ogden City: Employer-Based Trip Reduction Program;'' R307-325, ``Ozone Nonattainment and Maintenance Areas: General Requirements;'' R307-326, ``Ozone Nonattainment and Maintenance Areas: Control of Hydrocarbon Emissions in Petroleum Refineries;'' R307-327, ``Ozone Nonattainment and Maintenance Areas: Petroleum Liquid Storage;'' R307-328, ``Ozone Nonattainment and Maintenance Areas and Utah and Weber Counties: Gasoline Transfer and Storage;'' R307-335, ``Ozone Nonattainment and Maintenance Areas: Degreasing and Solvent Cleaning Operations;'' R307- 340, ``Ozone Nonattainment and Maintenance Areas: Surface Coating Processes;'' R307-341, ``Ozone Nonattainment and Maintenance Areas: Cutback Asphalt;'' and R307-342, ``Ozone Nonattainment and Maintenance Areas: Qualification of Contractors and Test Procedures for Vapor Recovery Systems for Gasoline Delivery Tanks.'' This action is being taken under sections 107 and 110 of the Clean Air Act (Act or CAA).
Approval and Promulgation of Implementation Plans; Designation of Areas for Air Quality Planning Purposes; State of California; PM10
Document Number: 2013-23245
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-09-26
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is approving the State of California's request to redesignate the Sacramento nonattainment area to attainment for the 24- hour particulate matter of ten microns or less (PM10) National Ambient Air Quality Standard (NAAQS). EPA is also approving the PM10 maintenance plan and the associated motor vehicle emissions budgets for use in transportation conformity determinations necessary for the Sacramento area, and the attainment year emissions inventory submitted with the plan.
Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Ohio; Redesignation of the Dayton-Springfield Area to Attainment of the 1997 Annual Standard for Fine Particulate Matter
Document Number: 2013-23242
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-09-26
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is granting, under the Clean Air Act (CAA), the State of Ohio's June 1, 2011, request to redesignate the Dayton-Springfield (Dayton) nonattainment area (Clark, Greene, and Montgomery Counties) to attainment for the 1997 annual national ambient air quality standard (NAAQS or standard) for fine particulate matter (PM2.5). EPA is approving the related state implementation plan (SIP) elements including comprehensive emissions inventories, the maintenance plan, and the motor vehicle emissions budgets (MVEBs). EPA has determined that the area has attained the standard and proposed to approve Ohio's request on July 26, 2013.
Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Maryland; Adoption of Control Techniques Guidelines for Miscellaneous Metal and Plastic Parts Which Includes Pleasure Craft Coating Operations
Document Number: 2013-23100
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-09-26
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is approving a State Implementation Plan (SIP) revision submitted by the State of Maryland. The revision consists of a new regulation pertaining to control of volatile organic compound (VOC) emissions from pleasure craft coating operations. EPA is approving the revision to reduce further VOC emissions from pleasure craft coating operations in accordance with the requirements of the Clean Air Act (CAA).