Environmental Protection Agency March 4, 2014 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Revision to the Washington State Implementation Plan; Update to the Solid Fuel Burning Devices Regulations
Document Number: 2014-04783
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2014-03-04
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to approve a State Implementation Plan (SIP) revision submitted by the Washington State Department of Ecology (Ecology) received on January 30, 2014. The SIP submission contains revisions to Washington's solid fuel burning device rules to control fine particulate matter (PM2.5) from residential wood combustion. The updated regulations reflect Washington State statutory changes made in 2012, setting revised PM2.5 trigger levels for impaired air quality burn bans and setting criteria for prohibiting solid fuel burning devices that are not certified. The submission also contains updates to the regulations to improve the clarity of the language. We are proposing to approve these changes because they meet the requirements of the Clean Air Act and strengthen the Washington SIP.
Approval and Promulgation of Implementation Plans; Washington: State Implementation Plan Miscellaneous Revisions
Document Number: 2014-04615
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-03-04
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is approving changes to the Washington State Implementation Plan (SIP) submitted by the Washington Department of Ecology (Ecology) dated November 20, 2013. This SIP revision updates ambient air quality standards for carbon monoxide, lead, nitrogen dioxide, ozone, particulate matter, and sulfur dioxide.
Approval and Promulgation of Implementation Plans; New York State Ozone Implementation Plan Revision
Document Number: 2014-04324
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-03-04
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is approving a revision to the New York State Implementation Plan (SIP) for ozone concerning the control of volatile organic compounds. The SIP revision consists of amendments to Part 228, ``Surface Coating Processes, Commercial and Industrial Adhesives, Sealants and Primers.'' The intended effect of this action is to approve control techniques, required by the Clean Air Act, which will result in emission reductions that will help attain and maintain the national ambient air quality standards for ozone.
Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; State of Colorado; Revised Transportation Conformity Consultation Process
Document Number: 2014-04323
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-03-04
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is approving a State Implementation Plan (SIP) revision submitted by the State of Colorado on May 11, 2012. The May 11, 2012 submittal addresses updates to Regulation Number 10 ``Criteria for Analysis of Conformity'' of the Colorado SIP including revisions to transportation conformity requirements, transportation conformity criteria and procedures related to interagency consultation, and enforceability of certain transportation related control and mitigation measures. The submittal also removes certain provisions from the SIP so that federal rules will govern conformity of general federal actions. EPA is approving the submission in accordance with the requirements of the Clean Air Act (CAA).