Environmental Protection Agency January 3, 2014 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Petition To Add the Oil and Gas Extraction Industry, Standard Industrial Classification Code 13, to the List of Facilities Required To Report Under the Toxics Release Inventory; Notice of Receipt of Petition
Document Number: 2013-31484
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-01-03
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Integrity Project (EIP) and sixteen other organizations submitted a petition to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), dated October 24, 2012, requesting that EPA add the Oil and Gas Extraction sector, Standard Industrial Classification (SIC) code 13, to the scope of sectors covered by the Toxics Release Inventory (TRI) under section 313 of the Emergency Planning and Community Right-To-Know Act (EPCRA). The petition also requests that EPA publish the petition in the Federal Register. This Federal Register Notice provides notice of receipt of this petition, along with the Docket Identification Number that can be used to view the petition and related documents. EPA is not soliciting public comment regarding this notice.
Environmental Impact Statements; Notice of Availability
Document Number: 2013-31448
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-01-03
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
National Emissions Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants from Secondary Lead Smelting
Document Number: 2013-31267
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-01-03
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is taking direct final action to promulgate amendments to a final rule that revised national emission standards for hazardous air pollutants for existing and new secondary lead smelters. The final rule was published on January 5, 2012. This direct final action amends certain regulatory text to clarify compliance dates. Additionally, we are making amendments to clarify certain provisions in the 2012 final rule related to monitoring of negative pressure in total enclosures. This action also corrects typographical errors in a table listing congeners of dioxins and furans and the testing requirements for total hydrocarbons.
National Emissions Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants From Secondary Lead Smelting
Document Number: 2013-31266
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2014-01-03
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing amendments to a final rule that revised national emission standards for hazardous air pollutants for existing and new secondary lead smelters. The final rule was published on January 5, 2012. This action proposes amendments to clarify certain regulatory text related to compliance dates. Additionally, we are proposing amendments to clarify certain provisions in the 2012 final rule relating to monitoring of negative pressure in total enclosures. This action also proposes corrections of typographical errors in a table listing congeners of dioxins and furans and testing requirements for total hydrocarbons.
Ocean Dumping Regulations: Atchafalaya-West Ocean Dredged Material Disposal Site Designation; Calcasieu, Sabine Neches, and Atchafalaya-East Site Corrections
Document Number: 2013-31263
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-01-03
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Pursuant to section 102(c) of the Marine Protection, Research and Sanctuaries Act of 1972 (MPRSA), the EPA today designates the Atchafalaya-West Ocean Disposal Site (ODMDS-West), located adjacent to and west of the Atchafalaya River Bar Channel (ARBC) of Louisiana as a permanent ocean dredged material disposal site (ODMDS). This designation will allow continued use of the site, which was previously designated a temporary site pursuant to MPRSA section 103(b). In addition to the designation, the EPA now issues a technical amendment to correct seven typographical errors. The designation of the Atchafalaya ODMDS-West disposal site does not by itself authorize the disposal of dredged material, but makes the site available for use for dredged material from the ARBC if no environmentally preferable, practicable alternative for managing that dredged material exists, and if analysis of the dredged material indicates that it is suitable for open-water disposal. This action is to designate adequate, environmentally-acceptable ocean disposal site capacity for suitable dredged material from the ARBC.
Hazardous Waste Management System: Conditional Exclusion for Carbon Dioxide (CO2
Document Number: 2013-31246
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-01-03
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA or the Agency) is revising the regulations for hazardous waste management under the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) to conditionally exclude carbon dioxide (CO2) streams that are hazardous from the definition of hazardous waste, provided these hazardous CO2 streams are captured from emission sources, are injected into Underground Injection Control (UIC) Class VI wells for purposes of geologic sequestration (GS), and meet certain other conditions. EPA is taking this action because the Agency believes that the management of these CO2 streams, when meeting certain conditions, does not present a substantial risk to human health or the environment, and therefore additional regulation pursuant to RCRA's hazardous waste regulations is unnecessary. EPA expects that this amendment will substantially reduce the uncertainty associated with identifying these CO2 streams under RCRA subtitle C, and will also facilitate the deployment of GS by providing additional regulatory certainty.
Revisions to the California State Implementation Plan, Antelope Valley Air Quality Management District, Mojave Desert Air Quality Management District, Monterey Bay Unified Air Pollution Control District, and South Coast Air Quality Management District
Document Number: 2013-30872
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2014-01-03
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection EPA is proposing to approve revisions to the Antelope Valley Air Quality Management District, Mojave Desert AQMD, Monterey Bay Unified Air Pollution Control District, and South Coast AQMD portion of the California State Implementation Plan (SIP). These revisions concern volatile organic compound (VOC) emissions from architectural coatings, liquefied petroleum gas transfer, and ignition of barbecue charcoal. We are approving three local rules and rescinding one local rule that regulate these emission sources under the Clean Air Act (CAA or the Act).
Revisions to the California State Implementation Plan, Antelope Valley Air Quality Management District, Mojave Desert Air Quality Management District, Monterey Bay Unified Air Pollution Control District, and South Coast Air Quality Management District
Document Number: 2013-30861
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-01-03
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is taking direct final action to approve revisions to the Antelope Valley Air Quality Management District (AVAQMD), Mojave Desert Air Quality Management District (MDAQMD), Monterey Bay Unified Air Pollution Control District (MBUAPCD), and South Coast Air Quality Management District (SCAQMD) portion of the California State Implementation Plan (SIP). These revisions concern volatile organic compound (VOC) emissions from architectural coatings, liquefied petroleum gas transfer, and ignition of barbecue charcoal. We are approving three local rules and rescinding one local rule that regulate these emission sources under the Clean Air Act (CAA or the Act).