Environmental Protection Agency January 14, 2014 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Notice of Availability of the Environmental Protection Agency's 2018 Emissions Modeling Platform
Document Number: 2014-00564
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-01-14
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is providing notice that the 2018 Emissions Modeling Platform data are available for public review and comment. The 2018 Emissions Modeling Platform consists of emission inventory data, supporting data used to develop the 2018 emission inventories, and methods and data that are used to process emission inventories representing the year 2018 into a form that can be used for air quality modeling. The platform, or portions of the data that make up the platform, may be used by the Office of Air and Radiation in several contexts, including the development of rules related to the transport of air pollution and the National Ambient Air Quality Standards. The EPA is requesting comment on the 2018 Emissions Modeling Platform, including the emission inventories, the supporting data, and the methods used to develop and process the 2018 emission inventories. A docket has been established to facilitate public review of the data and to track comments.
Notice of Termination of Clean Air Act Outer Continental Shelf Permits Issued to Shell for the Discoverer Drill Ship and the Kulluk Conical Drilling Unit
Document Number: 2014-00563
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-01-14
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This notice announces that the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 10 has terminated the Clean Air Act Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) Prevention of Significant Deterioration (PSD) permit for the Discoverer drill ship and the OCS permit to construct and Title V air quality operating permit for the Kulluk conical drilling rig.
Information Collection Request Submitted to OMB for Review and Approval; Comment Request; Notification of Episodic Releases of Oil and Hazardous Substances (Renewal)
Document Number: 2014-00454
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-01-14
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency has submitted an information collection request (ICR), ``Notification of Episodic Releases of Oil and Hazardous Substances (Renewal)'' to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act. This is a proposed extension of the ICR, which is currently approved through March 31, 2014. Public comments were previously requested via the Federal Register (78 FR 49265) on August 13, 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.
Revisions to the California State Implementation Plan, El Dorado County Air Quality Management District
Document Number: 2014-00399
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2014-01-14
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to approve revisions to the El Dorado County Air Quality Management District (EDAQMD) portion of the California State Implementation Plan (SIP). These revisions concern negative declarations for volatile organic compound (VOC) source categories for the EDAQMD. We are proposing to approve these negative declarations under the Clean Air Act as amended in 1990 (CAA or the Act).
Revisions to the California State Implementation Plan, El Dorado County Air Quality Management District
Document Number: 2014-00398
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-01-14
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is taking direct final action to approve revisions to the El Dorado County Air Quality Management District (EDAQMD) portion of the California State Implementation Plan (SIP). These revisions concern negative declarations for volatile organic compound (VOC) source categories for the EDAQMD. We are approving these negative declarations under the Clean Air Act as amended in 1990 (CAA or the Act).
General Permits and Permits by Rule for the Federal Minor New Source Review Program in Indian Country
Document Number: 2013-30345
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2014-01-14
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing general permits for use in Indian country pursuant to the Indian Country Minor New Source Review (NSR) rule for new or modified minor sources in the following five source categories: Hot mix asphalt (HMA) plants; stone quarrying, crushing, and screening (SQCS) facilities; auto body repair and miscellaneous surface coating operations; gasoline dispensing facilities (GDFs); and petroleum dry cleaning facilities. In the alternative, the EPA is also proposing permits by rule for use in Indian country for new or modified minor sources in three of the source categories: Auto body repair and miscellaneous surface coating operations; GDFs; and petroleum dry cleaning facilities. The EPA is also proposing certain changes to the Indian Country Minor NSR rule. The proposed changes include: Extending the deadline by when true minor sources in the oil and gas sector must receive minor source NSR permits; and allowing general permits and permits by rule for specific categories to create synthetic minor sources.