Environmental Protection Agency 2013 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

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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rulemaking action to approve the revised emission limitations for the R. Paul Smith Power Station contained in the withdrawn SIP revision.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 http:// www.regulations.gov under Docket ID: EPA-HQ-OA-2013-0125. General information about NAC and GAC can be found at http://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).
Registration Review; Pesticide Dockets Opened for Review and Comment
Document Number: 2013-23393
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-09-25
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
With this document, EPA is opening the public comment period for several registration reviews. Registration review is EPA's periodic review of pesticide registrations to ensure that each pesticide continues to satisfy the statutory standard for registration, that is, the pesticide can perform its intended function without unreasonable adverse effects on human health or the environment. Registration review dockets contain information that will assist the public in understanding the types of information and issues that the Agency may consider during the course of registration reviews. Through this program, EPA is ensuring that each pesticide's registration is based on current scientific and other knowledge, including its effects on human health and the environment. This document announces the Agency's intent not to open a registration review docket for dithianon (case 7048) and flufenoxuron (cast 7444). These cases do not currently have actively registered products and are not, therefore, scheduled for review under the registration review program.
Product Cancellation Order for Certain Pesticide Registrations
Document Number: 2013-23392
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-09-25
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This notice announces EPA's order for the cancellations, voluntarily requested by the registrants and accepted by the Agency, of the products listed in Table 1 of Unit II., pursuant to the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA). This cancellation order follows a February 22, 2013 Federal Register Notice of Receipt of Requests from the registrants listed in Table 2 of Unit II. to voluntarily cancel these product registrations. In the February 22, 2013 Federal Register notice, EPA indicated that it would issue an order implementing the cancellations, unless the Agency received substantive comments within the 180 day comment period that would merit its further review of these requests, or unless the registrants withdrew their requests. The Agency received one comment on the February 22, 2013 Federal Register notice but it did not merit its further review of the request. Further, the registrants did not withdraw their request. Accordingly, EPA hereby issues in this notice, a cancellation order, granting the requested cancellations. Any distribution, sale, or use of the products subject to this cancellation order is permitted only in accordance with the terms of this cancellation order, including any existing stocks provisions.
Notification of a Closed Meeting of the Science Advisory Board's Scientific and Technological Achievement Awards Committee
Document Number: 2013-23372
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-09-25
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA), Science Advisory Board (SAB) Staff Office announces a meeting of the SAB's Scientific and Technological Achievement Awards (STAA) Committee to discuss SAB recommendations regarding the Agency's 2013 STAA recipients. The SAB meeting will be closed to the public.
FD&C Blue No. 1; Exemption From the Requirement of a Tolerance
Document Number: 2013-23371
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-09-25
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This regulation establishes an exemption from the requirement of a tolerance for residues of FD&C Blue No. 1 (CAS Reg. No. 3844-45-9) when used as an inert ingredient (dye) in pesticides formulation applied to growing crops (seed treatment). Exponent on behalf of Sensient Colors, LLC 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. This regulation eliminates the need to establish a maximum permissible level for residues of FD&C Blue No. 1.
Meeting of the Mobile Sources Technical Review Subcommittee
Document Number: 2013-23369
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-09-25
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Pursuant to the Federal Advisory Committee Act, Public Law 92- 463, notice is hereby given that the Mobile Sources Technical Review Subcommittee (MSTRS) will meet on October 29, 2013. The MSTRS is a subcommittee under the Clean Air Act Advisory Committee. This is an open meeting. The meeting will include discussion of current topics and presentations about activities being conducted by EPA's Office of Transportation and Air Quality. The preliminary agenda for the meeting and any notices about change in venue will be posted on the Subcommittee's Web site: http://www.epa.gov/air/caaac/mobile_ sources.html. MSTRS listserver subscribers will receive notification when the agenda is available on the Subcommittee Web site. To subscribe to the MSTRS listserver, send an email to Etchells.elizabeth@epa.gov.
Information Collection Request Submitted to OMB for Review and Approval; Comment Request; Willingness To Pay Survey for Santa Cruz River Management Options in Southern Arizona (New)
Document Number: 2013-23351
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-09-25
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency has submitted an information collection request (ICR), ``Willingness To Pay Survey for Santa Cruz River Management Options in Southern Arizona (New)'' (EPA ICR No. 2484.01, OMB Control No. 2080-NEW) to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.). This is a request for approval of a new collection. Public comments were previously requested via the Federal Register (78 FR 26773) on May 8, 2013 during a 60-day comment period. This notice allows for an additional 30 days for public comments. A fuller description of the ICR is given below, including its estimated burden and cost to the public. 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 of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Navajo Nation; Regional Haze Requirements for Navajo Generating Station; Extension of Public Comment Period
Document Number: 2013-23246
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2013-09-25
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
On February 5, 2013, EPA proposed a Best Available Retrofit Technology (BART) determination for oxides of nitrogen (NOX) for the Navajo Generating Station (NGS), located on the Navajo Nation, and provided a three-month period to accept public comments that was scheduled to close on May 6, 2013. At the request of interested stakeholders, EPA extended the comment period on two occasions, first on March 19, 2013, and again on July 9, 2013. The comment period was scheduled to close October 4, 2013. Additionally, on June 19, 2013, EPA announced our intention to hold five public hearings to accept written and oral comment on our proposed BART determination for NGS. On July 26, 2013, a group of stakeholders, known as the Technical Work Group (TWG), submitted its recommendation for an additional BART Alternative to EPA for consideration (TWG Alternative). EPA is in the process of evaluating this alternative. Because EPA has not yet announced the schedule for the public hearings, and because EPA is still evaluating the TWG Alternative and may supplement our February 5, 2013 proposal, EPA is extending the comment period an additional three months. EPA intends to hold the public hearings prior to the close of this extended comment period and to announce the schedule shortly.
Notification of a Public Teleconference of the Great Lakes Advisory Board
Document Number: 2013-23244
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-09-25
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), on behalf of the federal Great Lakes Restoration Initiative (GLRI) Task Force agencies, announces a public teleconference of the Great Lakes Advisory Board (GLAB). The purpose of the teleconference is for the GLAB to discuss its draft recommendations that will inform the development of a draft Great Lakes Restoration Initiative FY 2015-2019 Action Plan.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Renewal of Several Currently Approved Collections; Comment Request
Document Number: 2013-23067
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-09-25
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA), this document announces that EPA is planning to submit requests to renew several currently approved Information Collection Request (ICR) to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB). The ICRs are identified in this document by their corresponding titles, EPA ICR numbers, OMB Control numbers, and related docket identification (ID) numbers. Before submitting these ICRs to OMB for review and approval, EPA is soliciting comments on specific aspects of the information collection activities that are summarized in this document. The ICRs and accompanying material are available for public review and comment in the relevant dockets identified in this document for the ICR.
Approval and Promulgation of Implementation Plans; Kentucky; Stage II Requirements for Enterprise Holdings, Inc. at Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport in Boone County
Document Number: 2013-22973
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-09-25
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is taking final action to approve a source-specific State Implementation Plan (SIP) revision submitted to EPA by the Commonwealth of Kentucky, through the Kentucky Division for Air Quality (KDAQ) on April 25, 2013, for the purpose of exempting an Enterprise Holdings, Inc., facility from the Clean Air Act (CAA or Act) Stage II vapor control requirements. The subject Enterprise Holdings, Inc., facility is currently being constructed at the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport in Boone County, Kentucky. EPA's approval of this revision to Kentucky's SIP is based on the December 12, 2006, EPA policy memorandum from Stephen D. Page, entitled ``Removal of Stage II Vapor Recovery in Situations Where Widespread Use of Onboard Refueling Vapor Recovery is Demonstrated.'' This action is being taken pursuant to the CAA.
Louisiana: Final Authorization of State-Initiated Changes and Incorporation by Reference of Approved State Hazardous Waste Management Program
Document Number: 2013-22972
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-09-25
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
During a review of Louisiana's regulations, the EPA identified a variety of State-initiated changes to its hazardous waste program under the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA). We have determined that these changes are minor and satisfy all requirements needed to qualify for Final authorization and are authorizing the State-initiated changes through this direct Final action. In addition, this document corrects technical errors made in the June 28, 2012 Federal Register authorization document for Louisiana. The Solid Waste Disposal Act, as amended, commonly referred to as the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA), allows the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to authorize States to operate their hazardous waste management programs in lieu of the Federal program. The EPA uses the regulations entitled ``Approved State Hazardous Waste Management Programs'' to provide notice of the authorization status of State programs and to incorporate by reference those provisions of the State statutes and regulations that will be subject to the EPA's inspection and enforcement. The rule codifies in the regulations the prior approval of Louisiana's hazardous waste management program and incorporates by reference authorized provisions of the State's statutes and regulations.
Louisiana: Final Authorization of State-initiated Changes and Incorporation by Reference of State Hazardous Waste Management Program
Document Number: 2013-22969
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2013-09-25
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
During a review of Louisiana's regulations, EPA identified a variety of State-initiated changes to Louisiana's hazardous waste program under the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA), as amended, for which the State had not previously sought authorization. EPA proposes to authorize the State for the program changes. In addition, EPA proposes to codify in the regulations entitled ``Approved State Hazardous Waste Management Programs'', Louisiana's authorized hazardous waste program. The EPA will incorporate by reference into the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) those provisions of the State regulations that are authorized and that EPA will enforce under RCRA.
Notification of a Public Meeting of the Science Advisory Board Panel for the Review of the EPA Water Body Connectivity Report
Document Number: 2013-23198
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-09-24
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The EPA Science Advisory Board (SAB) Staff Office announces a public meeting of the SAB Panel to conduct a review of the EPA draft report, Connectivity of Streams and Wetlands to Downstream Waters: A Review and Synthesis of the Scientific Evidence (September, 2013 External Review Draft, EPA/600/R-11/098B).
Water Quality Standards Regulatory Clarifications Proposed Rule; Public Meeting and Public Webinars
Document Number: 2013-23103
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2013-09-24
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is announcing one public meeting and two public webinars to be held for the proposed rule ``Water Quality Standards Regulatory Clarifications,'' which was published separately in the Federal Register (September 4, 2013).
Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Connecticut; Redesignation of Connecticut Portion of the New York-New Jersey-Connecticut Nonattainment Area to Attainment of the 1997 Annual and 2006 24-Hour Standards for Fine Particulate Matter
Document Number: 2013-23098
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-09-24
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is approving the State of Connecticut's June 22, 2012 request to redesignate the Connecticut portion of the New York-N. New Jersey-Long Island, NY-NJ-CT fine particle (PM2.5) area (i.e., New Haven and Fairfield Counties; herein called the ``Southwestern CT Area'' or ``the Area'') from nonattainment to attainment for the 1997 annual National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS or standards), as well as for the 2006 24-hour PM2.5 NAAQS. As part of these approvals, EPA is approving: A State Implementation Plan (SIP) revision containing a 10-year maintenance plan for the Area; a 2007 base-year emissions inventory for the Area; and new motor vehicle emissions budgets (MVEBs) for the years 2017 and 2025 that are contained in the 10-year PM2.5 maintenance plan for the Area. This action is being taken in accordance with the Clean Air Act.
Revision of Air Quality Implementation Plan; California; Placer County Air Pollution Control District and Feather River Air Quality Management District; Stationary Source Permits
Document Number: 2013-23096
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-09-24
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is finalizing a limited approval and limited disapproval of two permitting rules submitted by California as a revision to the Placer County Air Pollution Control District (PCAPCD) and Feather River Air Quality Management District (FRAQMD) portion of the California State Implementation Plan (SIP). These revisions were proposed in the Federal Register on February 22, 2013 and concern construction and modification of stationary sources of air pollution within each District. We are approving local rules that regulate these emission sources under the Clean Air Act as amended in 1990 (CAA). Final approval of these rules makes the rules federally enforceable and corrects program deficiencies identified in a previous EPA rulemaking (76 FR 44809, July 27, 2011). EPA is also making a technical amendment to the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) to reflect this previous rulemaking, which removed an obsolete provision from the California SIP.
Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Delaware; Update to Materials Incorporated by Reference
Document Number: 2013-23095
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-09-24
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is updating the materials that are incorporated by reference (IBR) into the Delaware State Implementation Plan (SIP). The regulations affected by this update have been previously submitted by the Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control (DNREC) and approved by EPA. This update affects the SIP materials that are available for public inspection at the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA), the Air and Radiation Docket and Information Center located at EPA Headquarters in Washington, DC, and the EPA Regional Office.
Revisions to the California State Implementation Plan, Antelope Valley Air Quality Management District, Santa Barbara County Air Pollution Control District, South Coast Air Quality Management District and Ventura County Air Pollution Control District
Document Number: 2013-23062
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-09-24
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is finalizing approval of revisions to the Antelope Valley Air Quality Management District (AVAQMD), Santa Barbara County Air Pollution Control District (SBCAPCD), South Coast Air Quality Management District (SCAQMD) and Ventura County Air Pollution Control District (VCAPCD) portions of the California State Implementation Plan (SIP). This action was proposed in the Federal Register on April 29, 2013 and concerns volatile organic compound (VOC) from motor vehicle and mobile equipment coating operations and from graphic arts operations. 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; Virginia; Section 110(a)(2) Infrastructure Requirements for the 2008 Lead National Ambient Air Quality Standards
Document Number: 2013-22974
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-09-24
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is approving a State Implementation Plan (SIP) revision submitted by the Commonwealth of Virginia 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. Virginia has made a submittal addressing the infrastructure requirements for the 2008 lead (Pb) NAAQS.
Approval and Promulgation of State Implementation Plan Revisions; Infrastructure Requirements for the 1997 and 2006 PM2.5
Document Number: 2013-22967
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-09-23
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is approving State Implementation Plan (SIP) submissions from the State of Colorado to demonstrate that the SIP meets the infrastructure requirements of the Clean Air Act (CAA) for the National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS) promulgated for PM2.5 on July 18, 1997 and on October 17, 2006. The CAA requires that each state, after a new or revised NAAQS is promulgated, review their SIPs to ensure that they meet infrastructure requirements. The State of Colorado provided infrastructure SIP submissions on April 4, 2008 and June 4, 2010 for the 1997 and 2006 PM2.5 NAAQS, respectively. In addition, EPA is approving portions of SIP revisions submitted by the State of Colorado on May 11, 2012 and May 13, 2013. The revisions update Regulation 3 of the Air Quality Control Commission permitting requirements for the Prevention of Significant Deterioration (PSD) program to incorporate the required elements of the 2008 PM2.5 NSR Implementation Rule and the 2010 PM2.5 Increment Rule.
Approval and Promulgation of Implementation Plans; North Carolina; Removal of Stage II Gasoline Vapor Recovery Program
Document Number: 2013-22965
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-09-23
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is taking final action to approve changes to the North Carolina State Implementation Plan (SIP) submitted by the State of North Carolina Department of Environment and Natural Resources (NC DENR), Division of Air Quality on September 18, 2009, for the purpose of removing Stage II vapor control requirement contingency measures for new and upgraded gasoline dispensing facilities in the State. The September 18, 2009, SIP revision also addresses several non-Stage II related rule changes. However, action on the other portions for the September 18, 2009, SIP revision is being addressed in a separate rulemaking action. EPA has determined that North Carolina's September 18, 2009, SIP revision regarding the Stage II vapor control requirements is approvable because it is consistent with the Clean Air Act (CAA or Act).
Designation of Areas for Air Quality Planning Purposes; California; Morongo Band of Mission Indians
Document Number: 2013-22873
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-09-23
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is taking final action to correct an error in a previous rulemaking that revised the boundaries between nonattainment areas in Southern California designated under the Clean Air Act for the national ambient air quality standard for one-hour ozone. EPA is also taking final action to revise the boundaries of certain Southern California air quality planning areas to designate the Indian country of the Morongo Band of Mission Indians, California as a separate air quality planning area for the one-hour and 1997 eight-hour ozone standards.
Designation of Areas for Air Quality Planning Purposes; California; San Joaquin Valley, South Coast Air Basin, Coachella Valley, and Sacramento Metro Ozone Nonattainment Areas; Reclassification
Document Number: 2013-22871
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2013-09-23
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is withdrawing a proposed action to reclassify the Indian country pertaining to the Morongo Band of Mission Indians (Morongo Reservation) from ``severe-17'' to ``extreme'' for the 1997 eight-hour ozone standard.
Oil and Natural Gas Sector: Reconsideration of Certain Provisions of New Source Performance Standards
Document Number: 2013-22010
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-09-23
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This action finalizes the amendments to new source performance standards for the oil and natural gas sector. The Administrator received petitions for reconsideration of certain aspects of the August 12, 2012, final standards. These amendments are a result of reconsideration of certain issues raised by petitioners related to implementation of storage vessel provisions. The final amendments provide clarity of notification and compliance dates, ensure control of all storage vessel affected facilities and update key definitions. This action also corrects technical errors that were inadvertently included in the final standards.
Environmental Impacts Statements; Notice of Availability
Document Number: 2013-22963
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-09-20
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
California State Nonroad Engine Pollution Control Standards; Off-Road Compression Ignition Engines-In-Use Fleets; Notice of Decision
Document Number: 2013-22930
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-09-20
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is granting the California Air Resources Board's (CARB's) request for authorization of California regulations applicable to in-use fleets that operate off- road (nonroad or NR), diesel-fueled (compression-ignition or CI) vehicles with engines 25 horsepower and greater. The regulations require such fleets to meet fleet average emissions standards for oxides of nitrogen (NOX) and particulate matter (PM), or, alternatively, to comply with best available control technology (BACT) requirements for the vehicles in those fleets. This decision is issued under the authority of the Clean Air Act (CAA or Act).
Warrior Rosin Spill Superfund Site, Holt, Tuscaloosa County, Alabama ; Notice of Settlement
Document Number: 2013-22928
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-09-20
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Under 122(h) of the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act (CERCLA), the United States Environmental Protection Agency has entered into a settlement with the Warrior Asphalt Company of Alabama, Inc. addressing past costs concerning the Warrior Rosin Spill Superfund Site located in Holt, Tuscaloosa County, Alabama. The settlement addresses costs from a fund- lead Removal Action taken by EPA at the Site.
Proposed Information Collection Request; Comment Request; Environmental Impact Assessment of Nongovernmental Activities in Antarctica (Renewal)
Document Number: 2013-22927
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-09-20
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency is planning to submit an information collection request (ICR), ``Final Rule at 40 CFR Part 8: Environmental Impact Assessment of Nongovernmental Activities in Antarctica'' (EPA ICR No. 1808.07, OMB Control No. 2020-0007) to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (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 ICR, which is currently approved through March 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.
National Oil and Hazardous Substances Pollution Contingency Plan National Priorities List
Document Number: 2013-22851
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-09-20
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
On July 24, 2013, EPA published a Notice of Intent to Delete and a direct final Notice of Deletion for the Sola Optical U.S.A., Inc. Superfund Site from the National Priorities List. The EPA is withdrawing the Final Notice of Deletion due to adverse comments that were received during the public comment period. After consideration of the comments received, if appropriate, EPA will publish a Notice of Deletion in the Federal Register based on the parallel Notice of Intent to Delete and place a copy of the final deletion package, including a Responsiveness Summary, if prepared, in the Site repositories.
Product Cancellation Order for Certain Pesticide Registrations
Document Number: 2013-22847
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-09-20
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This notice announces EPA's order for the cancellations, voluntarily requested by the registrants and accepted by the Agency, of the products listed in Table 1 of Unit II., pursuant to the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA). This cancellation order follows a June 12, 2013 Federal Register Notice of Receipt of Requests from the registrants listed in Table 2 of Unit II. to voluntarily cancel these product registrations. In the June 12, 2013 Federal Register notice, EPA indicated that it would issue an order implementing the cancellations, unless the Agency received substantive comments within the 30-day comment period that would merit its further review of these requests, or unless the registrants withdrew their requests. The Agency received two comments on the June 12, 2013 Federal Register notice but only one merited its further review of the requests. Further, the registrants did not withdraw their requests. Accordingly, EPA hereby issues in this notice a cancellation order granting the requested cancellations. Any distribution, sale, or use of the products subject to this cancellation order is permitted only in accordance with the terms of this order, including any existing stocks provisions.
Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Delaware; Attainment Plan for the Philadelphia-Wilmington, Pennsylvania-New Jersey-Delaware Nonattainment Area for the 1997 Annual Fine Particulate Matter Standard
Document Number: 2013-22829
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2013-09-19
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is issuing a supplement to its proposed approval of Delaware's state implementation plan (SIP) published in the Federal Register on November 19, 2012. The SIP revision demonstrates Delaware's attainment of the 1997 annual fine particulate matter (PM2.5) national ambient air quality standard (NAAQS) for the Philadelphia-Wilmington, Pennsylvania-New Jersey-Delaware (PA-NJ- DE) PM2.5 nonattainment area. This supplemental proposal addresses the potential effects of a January 4, 2013 decision of the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit (DC Circuit Court) remanding to EPA two final rules implementing the 1997 PM2.5 NAAQS on EPA's proposed action. In addition, EPA is revising its proposed approval of Delaware's attainment plan for the 1997 annual PM2.5 NAAQS to not rely upon regulations which were part of the plan submitted by Delaware because they are not necessary to demonstrate attainment. Finally, EPA is proposing to approve the 2009 and 2012 motor vehicle emissions budgets (MVEBs) used for transportation conformity purposes for New Castle County in Delaware. EPA is seeking comment only on the issues raised in this supplemental proposal and is not reopening for comment other issues addressed in its prior proposal.
Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Wisconsin; Amendments to Vehicle Inspection and Maintenance Program for Wisconsin
Document Number: 2013-22744
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-09-19
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is approving a state implementation plan (SIP) revision submitted by the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources on June 7, 2012, concerning the state's vehicle inspection and maintenance (I/M) program in southeast Wisconsin. The revision amends I/M program requirements in the active control measures portion of the ozone SIP to reflect changes that have been implemented at the state level since EPA fully approved the I/M program on August 16, 2001. The submittal also includes a demonstration under section 110(l) of the Clean Air Act (CAA) addressing lost emission reductions associated with the program changes.
Information Collection Request Submitted to OMB for Review and Approval; Comment Request; Information Requirements for Importation of Nonconforming Vehicles (Renewal)
Document Number: 2013-22741
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-09-19
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency has submitted an information collection request (ICR), Information Requirements for Importation of Nonconforming Vehicles (EPA ICR No.0010.13, OMB Control No. 2060-0095) to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.). This is a proposed extension of the ICR, which is currently approved through September 30, 2013. Public comments were previously requested via the Federal Register (78 FR 15010) on March 8, 2013 during a 60-day comment period. This notice allows for an additional 30 days for public comments. A fuller description of the ICR is given below, including its estimated burden and cost to the public. 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.
Information Collection Request Submitted to OMB for Review and Approval; Comment Request; Ambient Air Quality Surveillance (Renewal)
Document Number: 2013-22740
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-09-19
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency has submitted an information collection request (ICR), Ambient Air Quality Surveillance (Renewal) (EPA ICR No. 0940.27, OMB Control No. 2060-0084) to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.). This is a proposed extension of the ICR, which is currently approved through January 31, 2015. This ICR renewal also addresses and incorporates requirements and burden currently approved under the Nitrogen Oxides Ambient Monitoring ICR (OMB 2060-0638, EPA ICR Number 2358.03) and the Sulfur Dioxides Ambient Monitoring ICR (OMB 2060-0642, EPA ICR Number 2370.02). Public comments were previously requested via the Federal Register (78 FR 12052) on February 21, 2013 during a 60-day comment period. This notice allows for an additional 30 days for public comments. A fuller description of the ICR is given below, including its estimated burden and cost to the public. 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.
Information Collection Request Submitted to OMB for Review and Approval; Comment Request; NSPS for Secondary Brass and Bronze Production, Primary Copper Smelters, Primary Zinc Smelters, Primary Lead Smelters, Primary Aluminum Reduction Plants, and Ferroalloy Production Facilities (Renewal)
Document Number: 2013-22739
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-09-19
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency has submitted an information collection request (ICR) for: ``NSPS for Secondary Brass and Bronze Production (40 CFR Part 60, Subpart M), Primary Copper Smelters (40 CFR Part 60, Subpart P), Primary Zinc Smelters (40 CFR Part 60, Subpart Q), Primary Lead Smelters (40 CFR Part 60, Subpart R), Primary Aluminum Reduction Plants (40 CFR Part 60, Subpart S) and Ferroalloy Production Facilities (40 CFR Part 60, Subpart Z) (Renewal)'', (EPA ICR No. 1604.10, OMB Control No. 2060-0110) to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq). This is a proposed extension of the ICR, which is currently approved through October 31, 2013. Public comments were previously requested via the Federal Register (78 FR 33409) on June 4, 2013, during a 60-day comment period. This notice allows for an additional 30 days for public comments. A fuller description of the ICR is given below, including its estimated burden and cost to the public. 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.
Revision to the Washington State Implementation Plan; Approval of Motor Vehicle Emission Budgets and Determination of Attainment for the 2006 24-Hour Fine Particulate Standard; Tacoma-Pierce County Nonattainment Area
Document Number: 2013-22738
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-09-19
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The EPA is approving a request submitted by the Washington Department of Ecology (Ecology) dated November 28, 2012, to establish motor vehicle emission budgets for the Tacoma-Pierce County fine particulate matter (PM2.5) nonattainment area to meet transportation conformity requirements. Under the Clean Air Act (CAA), new transportation plans, programs, and projects, such as the construction of new highways, must ``conform'' to (i.e., be consistent with) the State Implementation Plan (SIP). The CAA requires federal actions in nonattainment and maintenance areas to ``conform to'' the goals of the SIP. This means that such actions will not cause or contribute to violations of the National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS), worsen the severity of an existing violation, or delay timely attainment of any NAAQS or any interim milestone. Under the Transportation Conformity Rule, the EPA can approve motor vehicle emission budgets based on the most recent year of clean data if the EPA approves the request in the rulemaking that determines that the area has attained the NAAQS for which the area is designated nonattainment. In September 2012, the EPA finalized an attainment finding for the Tacoma-Pierce County PM2.5 nonattainment area (hereafter referred to as ``Tacoma-Pierce County Area'' or ``the area''). This finding, also called a clean data determination, was based upon quality-assured, quality-controlled, and certified ambient air monitoring data showing that the area had monitored attainment of the 2006 PM2.5 NAAQS based on the 2009-2011 data available in the EPA's Air Quality System. This action updates the previous finding of attainment with more recent 2010-2012 data and approves motor vehicle emission budgets under the Transportation Conformity Rule.
Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; State of Colorado Second Ten-Year PM10
Document Number: 2013-22735
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2013-09-19
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is proposing approval of the State Implementation Plan (SIP) revisions submitted by the State of Colorado. On May 25, 2011, the Governor of Colorado's designee submitted to EPA a revised maintenance plan for the Aspen area for the National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS) for particulate matter with an aerodynamic diameter less than or equal to 10 microns (PM10), which was adopted by the State on December 16, 2010. As required by Clean Air Act (CAA) section 175A(b), this revised maintenance plan addresses maintenance of the PM10 standard for a second 10-year period beyond the area's original redesignation to attainment for the PM10 NAAQS. In addition, EPA is proposing approval of the revised maintenance plan's 2023 transportation conformity motor vehicle emissions budget for PM10. This action is being taken under sections 110 and 175A of the CAA.