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

Approval and Promulgation of Implementation Plans; Kentucky; Stage II Requirements for the Hertz Corporation Facility at Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport in Boone County
Document Number: 2014-03328
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2014-02-14
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing 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 January 17, 2014, for the purpose of exempting a Hertz Corporation facility from the Clean Air Act (CAA or Act) Stage II vapor control requirements. The subject Hertz Corporation facility is currently being constructed at the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport in Boone County, Kentucky. EPA's proposed approval of this revision to Kentucky's SIP is based on rationale contained in 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 proposed pursuant to the CAA.
Proposed Information Collection Request; Comment Request; Federal Implementation Plans To Reduce Interstate Transport of Fine Particulate Matter and Ozone (Renewal)
Document Number: 2014-03326
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-02-14
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency published in the Federal Register of February 6, 2013, a notice for comment request for the renewal of the Information Collection Request for the Federal Implementation Plans to Reduce Interstate Transport of Fine Particulate Matter and Ozone. The notice referenced the incorrect Docket ID Number. This notice provides the correct Docket ID Number.
Approval and Promulgation of Implementation Plans; Texas; Revisions for Permitting of Particulate Matter With Diameters Less Than or Equal to 2.5 Micrometers (PM2.5
Document Number: 2014-03322
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2014-02-14
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The EPA is proposing to approve revisions to the Texas State Implementation Plan (SIP) submitted by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) on May 19, 2011. The May 19, 2011, SIP submission adopts revisions to the Texas General Air Quality Definitions and Permits by Rule (PBR) program consistent with certain federal rules implementing the 1997 and 2006 PM2.5 National Ambient Air Quality Standard (NAAQS). EPA is also proposing to find that the Texas Prevention of Significant Deterioration (PSD) New Source Review (NSR) SIP meets all EPA PM2.5 PSD SIP rules. These rules include permitting components such as the PM2.5 precursors of sulfur dioxide and nitrogen oxides, condensables, significant emissions rates (SER), and increment. EPA is proposing these actions under section 110 and part C of the Clean Air Act (CAA or the Act).
Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; West Virginia; Minor New Source Review
Document Number: 2014-03289
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2014-02-14
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to approve a State Implementation Plan (SIP) revision submitted on July 20, 2009 by the State of West Virginia. The proposed revision will expedite the processing of certain preconstruction permits issued under West Virginia's minor New Source Review (NSR) Program. Notably, the revision will allow, in certain circumstances, construction prior to obtaining a permit, and will allow equipment and materials to be delivered and stored onsite prior to permit issuance. This action is being taken under the Clean Air Act (CAA).
Approval and Promulgation of Implementation Plans; Texas; Revisions to the New Source Review (NSR) State Implementation Plan (SIP); Standard Permit for Oil and Gas Facilities and Standard Permit Applicability
Document Number: 2014-03173
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-02-14
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is approving the revisions to the Texas New Source Review (NSR) State Implementation Plan (SIP) submitted by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) on September 20, 1995; April 19, 1996; July 22, 1998; and September 11, 2000. These revisions to the Texas SIP establish the Standard Permit for Installation and/or Modification of Oil and Gas Facilities. EPA is also approving non-substantive revisions to the Texas Standard Permit SIP rules relating to applicability, submitted on February 1, 2006, and March 11, 2011. EPA is taking these actions in accordance with section 110 of the Clean Air Act (CAA).
Hazardous Waste Management and the Retail Sector: Providing and Seeking Information on Practices To Enhance Effectiveness to the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act Program
Document Number: 2014-02930
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2014-02-14
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This Notice of Data Availability (NODA) announces and invites comment on information assembled by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA or the Agency), and solicits additional information regarding the hazardous waste management practices of establishments in the retail sector (e.g., stores). The NODA also invites comment on specific issues and suggested questions that the retail industry has raised about challenges they face in complying with the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) hazardous waste policies, guidances and regulations. This NODA meets the Agency's commitment to solicit public comment on issues associated with the retail sector under Executive Order 13563: Improving Regulation and Regulatory Review to make regulatory programs more effective or less burdensome in achieving regulatory objectives.
Availability of Guidance Documents; Permit Appeals; Citizens' Guide to the Environmental Appeals Board; Superfund Program; Consent Agreements
Document Number: 2014-02693
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-02-14
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is announcing the availability of four revised guidance documents: A Citizens' Guide to EPA's Environmental Appeals Board; The Environmental Appeals Board Practice Manual; Revised Guidance on Procedures for Submission and Review of CERCLA Section 106(b) Reimbursement Petitions; and Environmental Appeals Board Consent Agreement and Final Order Procedures. EPA's Environmental Appeals Board is the final decision maker on administrative appeals under all major environmental statutes the EPA administers. The EPA issued these guidance documents to provide guidance to citizens and practitioners on procedures and practice before the Board. The EPA revised the first two documents to reflect amendments to an EPA rule governing the Agency's permit appeal procedures, which EPA published in the Federal Register on January 25, 2013, and which became effective on March 26, 2013. The EPA revised the third document in February 2012 to streamline the procedures to petition for reimbursement of response costs under section 106(b) of the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA). The EPA has removed the fourth document as an appendix to the Board's Practice Manual, and it now is available as a freestanding document with minor revisions to make it easier for stakeholders to locate it.