Environmental Protection Agency March 7, 2014 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Environmental Impact Statements; Notice of Availability
Document Number: 2014-05011
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-03-07
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Protection of Stratospheric Ozone: The 2014 and 2015 Critical Use Exemption from the Phaseout of Methyl Bromide
Document Number: 2014-04882
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2014-03-07
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing uses that qualify for the critical use exemption (CUE) and the amount of methyl bromide that may be produced or imported for those uses for both the 2014 and 2015 control periods. EPA is proposing this action under the authority of the Clean Air Act to reflect consensus decisions taken by the Parties to the Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer at the Twenty-Fourth and Twenty-Fifth Meetings of the Parties. EPA is also proposing to amend the regulatory framework to remove provisions related to sale of pre-phaseout inventory for critical uses. EPA is seeking comment on the list of critical uses, on EPA's determination of the specific amounts of methyl bromide that may be produced and imported for those uses, and on the amendments to the regulatory framework.
Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Oklahoma; Regional Haze and Interstate Transport Affecting Visibility State Implementation Plan Revisions; Withdrawal of Federal Implementation Plan for American Electric Power/Public Service Company of Oklahoma
Document Number: 2014-03857
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-03-07
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is taking final action to amend a Federal Implementation Plan (FIP) for Oklahoma that became effective on January 27, 2012, as it applies to Units 3 and 4 of the Northeastern Power Station in Rogers County, Oklahoma, which is operated by the American Electric Power/Public Service Company of Oklahoma (AEP/PSO). We are removing the FIP requirements for AEP/PSO because, in a separate action being published in today's Federal Register, we are taking final action to approve revisions to the Oklahoma State Implementation Plan (SIP), submitted by the Oklahoma Department of Environmental Quality (ODEQ) to EPA on June 20, 2013, which address revised Best Available Retrofit Technology (BART) requirements for sulfur dioxide (SO2) and oxides of nitrogen (NOX) for Units 3 and 4 of AEP/PSO's Northeastern Power Station in Rogers County, Oklahoma. The revisions (collectively, the ``Oklahoma SIP revisions'') also address the requirements of the Clean Air Act (CAA) concerning non-interference with programs to protect visibility in other states.
Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Oklahoma; Regional Haze and Interstate Transport Affecting Visibility; State Implementation Plan Revisions; Revised BART Determination for American Electric Power/Public Service Company of Oklahoma Northeastern Power Station Units 3 and 4
Document Number: 2014-03854
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-03-07
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is taking final action to approve revisions to the Oklahoma State Implementation Plan (SIP), submitted by the Oklahoma Department of Environmental Quality (ODEQ) to EPA on June 20, 2013, which address revised Best Available Retrofit Technology (BART) requirements for sulfur dioxide (SO2) and oxides of nitrogen (NOX) for Units 3 and 4 of the American Electric Power/Public Service Company of Oklahoma (AEP/PSO) Northeastern Power Station in Rogers County, Oklahoma. The revisions also address the requirements of the Clean Air Act (CAA) concerning non-interference with programs to protect visibility in other states.