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

Approval and Promulgation of Implementation Plans; West Virginia; Regional Haze Five-Year Progress Report State Implementation Plan
Document Number: 2014-05743
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2014-03-14
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing approval of a revision to the West Virginia State Implementation Plan (SIP) submitted by the State of West Virginia (West Virginia) through the West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection (WVDEP). West Virginia's SIP revision addresses requirements of the Clean Air Act (CAA) and EPA's rules that require states to submit periodic reports describing progress towards reasonable progress goals (RPGs) established for regional haze and a determination of the adequacy of the state's existing SIP addressing regional haze (regional haze SIP). EPA is proposing approval of West Virginia's SIP revision on the basis that it addresses the progress report and adequacy determination requirements for the first implementation period for regional haze.
Notice of Decision To Issue Clean Air Act PSD Permit for the Pio Pico Energy Center
Document Number: 2014-05740
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-03-14
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This notice announces that EPA Region 9 issued a final permit decision for a Clean Air Act Prevention of Significant Deterioration (PSD) permit to Pio Pico Energy Center, LLC (PPLLC) for the construction of the Pio Pico Energy Center (PPEC).
Notice of Issuance of Final Air Permits for Statoil Gulf Services, LLC, Florida Power & Light-Port Everglades Next Generation Clean Energy Center, and Tampa Electric Company.
Document Number: 2014-05737
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-03-14
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This notice is to announce that on October 28, 2013, the EPA issued final Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) air quality permit numbered OCS-EPA-R4012 for Statoil Gulf Services, LLC (Statoil); and on November 25, 2013 and December 18, 2013, the EPA issued final Prevention of Significant Deterioration (PSD) air quality permits numbered PSD-EPA- R4010 and PSD-EPA-R4014 for the Florida Power & Light (FPL)Port Everglades Next Generation Clean Energy Center (PEEC) and Tampa Electric Company (TECO), respectively.
Final Modification of the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) General Permit (GP) for Small Suction Dredges in Idaho, IDG370000
Document Number: 2014-05724
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-03-14
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
When the 2013 General Permit (GP) was issued, the language of the GP contained a discrepancy with the total maximum daily load (TMDL) that was issued for Mores Creek. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) proposed to modify the permit on December 18, 2013, and provided a 45 day comment period. EPA prepared a Response to Comments and modified the GP so it now includes the tributaries of Mores, Elk or Grimes creeks in the loading allocations of the TMDL and a list of these tributaries in Appendix F.
Regulation of Fuel and Fuel Additives: Reformulated Gasoline Requirements for the Atlanta Covered Area
Document Number: 2014-05697
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-03-14
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
In this final rule, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has determined that the Atlanta metro area is not a federal reformulated gasoline (RFG) covered area and, therefore, that there is no requirement to use RFG in the Atlanta area. Atlanta is the only RFG covered area formerly classified as a severe ozone nonattainment area under the 1-hour ozone National Ambient Air Quality Standard that was redesignated to attainment for that standard before its revocation, and at a time when it was designated as nonattainment for the 8-hour ozone standard with a classification less than severe. EPA has determined that the statute is ambiguous as to whether RFG is required in this situation. EPA believes that the comprehensive planning conducted by the State through the SIP process, the array of regulatory tools at the State's disposal, and the current limited emissions benefits of RFG in Atlanta as compared to the current state fuel (as explained elsewhere in the document) indicate that it would be appropriate to interpret the relevant statutory language to not require RFG use in Atlanta.
LWD, Inc. Superfund Site; Calverty City, Marshall County, Kentucky; Notice of Settlement
Document Number: 2014-05695
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-03-14
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Under 122(h) of the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act (CERCLA), the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has entered into a settlement with the approximately fifty (50) parties concerning the LWD, Inc. Superfund Site located in Calvert City, Marshall County, Kentucky. The settlement addresses remaining costs from a fund- lead Removal Action taken by the EPA at the Site.
Environmental Impact Statements; Notice Of Availability
Document Number: 2014-05674
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-03-14
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Approval and Promulgation of Implementation Plans; California San Francisco Bay Area and Chico Nonattainment Areas; Fine Particulate Matter Emissions Inventories
Document Number: 2014-05527
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-03-14
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is taking direct final action to approve revisions to the California State Implementation Plan (SIP) concerning emissions inventories for the 2006 24-hour fine particle National Ambient Air Quality Standard (NAAQS) for the San Francisco Bay Area and Chico PM2.5 nonattainment areas. We are approving these emissions inventories under the Clean Air Act (CAA or the Act).
Approval and Promulgation of Implementation Plans; California; San Francisco Bay Area and Chico Nonattainment Areas; Fine Particulate Matter Emission Inventories
Document Number: 2014-05525
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2014-03-14
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to approve revisions to the California State Implementation Plan (SIP) concerning emission inventories for the 2006 24-hour fine particle National Ambient Air Quality Standard (NAAQS) for the San Francisco Bay Area and Chico PM2.5 nonattainment areas. We are approving these emissions inventories under the Clean Air Act (CAA or the Act).
Approval and Promulgation of Implementation Plans; State of Iowa
Document Number: 2014-05523
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2014-03-14
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to approve revisions to the State Implementation Plan (SIP) for the state of Iowa. These revisions will amend the SIP to include revisions to Iowa air quality rule, Chapter 33, ``Special Regulations and Construction Permit Requirements for Major Stationary Sources Prevention of Significant Deterioration (PSD) of Air Quality.'' This rule amendment will make state regulation consistent with Federal regulation for fine Particulate Matter (PM2.5) PSD program. This revision will also amend source obligation provisions as they apply to recordkeeping and will provide a mechanism to allow industry to request rescission of a PSD permit, both of which will match the Federal regulations. This action is also consistent with the state's request to not include, into the SIP, provisions relating to Significant Impact Levels and Significant Monitoring Concentrations. These provisions were vacated and remanded by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia on January 22, 2013.
Approval and Promulgation of Implementation Plans; State of Iowa
Document Number: 2014-05512
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-03-14
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is approving revisions to the State Implementation Plan (SIP) for the State of Iowa. These revisions will amend the SIP to include revisions to Iowa air quality rule, Chapter 33, ``Special Regulations and Construction Permit Requirements for Major Stationary SourcesPrevention of Significant Deterioration (PSD) of Air Quality.'' This rule amendment makes the state regulation consistent with the Federal regulation for the fine Particulate Matter (PM2.5) PSD program. This revision will amend source obligation provisions as they apply to recordkeeping and will provide a mechanism to allow industry to request rescission of a PSD permit, both of which match the Federal regulations. This action is also consistent with the state's request to not include, into the SIP, provisions relating to Significant Impact Levels (SILs) and Significant Monitoring Concentrations (SMCs). These provisions were vacated and remanded by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia on January 22, 2013.