Environmental Protection Agency March 18, 2014 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Information Collection Request Submitted to OMB for Review and Approval; Comment Request; Land Disposal Restrictions (Renewal)
Document Number: 2014-05917
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-03-18
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency has submitted an information collection request (ICR), ``Land Disposal Restrictions (Renewal)'' (EPA ICR No. 1442.22, OMB Control No. 2050-0085) to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.). 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 74127) on December 10, 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.
Human Studies Review Board Advisory Committee
Document Number: 2014-05907
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-03-18
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) invites nominations from a diverse range of qualified candidates with expertise in bioethics to be considered for appointment to its Human Studies Review Board (HSRB) advisory committee. Anticipated vacancies will be filled by September 1, 2014. Sources in addition to this Federal Register Notice may also be utilized in the solicitation of nominees.
Clean Air Act Grant: South Coast Air Quality Management District; Opportunity for Public Hearing
Document Number: 2014-05906
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2014-03-18
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has made a proposed determination that the reduction in expenditures of non-Federal funds for the South Coast Air Quality Management District (SCAQMD) in support of its continuing air program under section 105 of the Clean Air Act (CAA), for the calendar year 2013 is a result of non-selective reductions in expenditures. This determination, when final, will permit the SCAQMD to receive grant funding for FY2014 from the EPA under section 105 of the Clean Air Act.
Michigan; Regional Haze State Implementation Plan; Petition for Reconsideration
Document Number: 2014-05905
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-03-18
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is providing notice of its response to a petition for reconsideration of a rule published in the Federal Register on December 3, 2012, addressing Clean Air Act regional haze planning requirements for the State of Michigan. The petition, submitted on January 17, 2013, on behalf of St. Marys Cement (SMC), asked EPA to reconsider its action promulgating emission limits representing best available retrofit technology for SMC's facility in Charlevoix, Michigan. EPA has denied the petition by action signed February 20, 2014, for reasons that EPA explains in the document denying SMC's petition.
Information Collection Request Submitted to OMB for Review and Approval; Comment Request; NESHAP for Clay Ceramics Manufacturing, Glass Manufacturing and Secondary Nonferrous Metals Processing Area Sources (Renewal)
Document Number: 2014-05886
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-03-18
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency has submitted an information collection request (ICR), ``NESHAP for Clay Ceramics Manufacturing, Glass Manufacturing and Secondary Nonferrous Metals Processing Area Sources (40 CFR Part 63, Subparts RRRRRR, SSSSSS, and TTTTTT)'' (EPA ICR No. 2274.04, OMB Control No. 2060-0606), to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq). This is a proposed extension of the ICR, which is currently approved through April 30, 2014. Public comments were previously requested via the Federal Register (78 FR 35023) on June 11, 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.
Information Collection Request Submitted to OMB for Review and Approval; Comment Request; NSPS for Commercial and Industrial Solid Waste Incineration (CISWI) Units (Renewal)
Document Number: 2014-05884
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-03-18
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency has submitted an information collection request (ICR), ``NSPS for Commercial and Industrial Solid Waste Incineration (CISWI) Units (40 CFR part 60, Subpart CCCC) (Renewal)'' (EPA ICR No. 2384.03, OMB Control No. 2060- 0662), to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq). This is a proposed extension of the ICR, which is currently approved through May 31, 2014. Public comments were previously requested via the Federal Register (78 FR 35023) on June 11, 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.
Approval and Promulgation of Implementation Plans; State of Missouri
Document Number: 2014-05823
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2014-03-18
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to approve revisions to the Missouri State Implementation Plan (SIP) which were submitted to EPA on July 12, 2012. This submission revises two heavy duty diesel vehicle idling rules that are applicable in Kansas City and St. Louis. This revision provides clarity to the rules in the applicability section by listing owners and operators of passenger load/unload locations where commercial, public and institutional heavy- duty vehicles load or unload passengers. The affected parties were unintentionally omitted from the applicability section of the rule even though they are required to comply with the rule in the general provisions section. These revisions do not have an adverse affect on air quality. EPA's approval of these SIP revisions is being done in accordance with the requirements of the Clean Air Act (CAA).
[EPA-R07-OAR-2013-0817; FRL-9908-02-Region 7] Approval and Promulgation of Implementation Plans; State of Missouri
Document Number: 2014-05821
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-03-18
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is taking direct final action to approve revisions to the Missouri State Implementation Plan (SIP) which were submitted to EPA on July 12, 2012. This submission revises two heavy duty diesel vehicle idling rules that are applicable in Kansas City and St. Louis. This revision provides clarity to the rules in the applicability section by listing owners and operators of passenger load/unload locations where commercial, public and institutional heavy-duty vehicles load or unload passengers. The affected parties were unintentionally omitted from the applicability section of the rule even though they are required to comply with the rule in the general provisions section. These revisions do not have an adverse affect on air quality. EPA's approval of these SIP revisions is being done in accordance with the requirements of the Clean Air Act (CAA).
Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Virginia; Section 110(a)(2) Infrastructure Requirements for the 2010 Nitrogen Dioxide National Ambient Air Quality Standards
Document Number: 2014-05808
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-03-18
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is approving a State Implementation Plan (SIP) revision submitted by the Commonwealth of Virginia pursuant to the Clean Air Act (CAA). Whenever new or revised National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS) are promulgated, the CAA requires states to submit a plan for the implementation, maintenance, and enforcement of such NAAQS. The plan is required to address basic program elements, including, but not limited to regulatory structure, monitoring, modeling, legal authority, and adequate resources necessary to assure attainment and maintenance of the standards. These elements are referred to as infrastructure requirements. The Commonwealth of Virginia has made a submittal addressing the infrastructure requirements for the 2010 nitrogen dioxide (NO2) NAAQS.
Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; West Virginia; Approval of Redesignation Requests of the West Virginia Portion of the Steubenville-Weirton, OH-WV Nonattainment Area for the 1997 Annual and 2006 24-Hour Fine Particulate Matter Standards
Document Number: 2014-05807
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-03-18
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is approving the State of West Virginia's requests to redesignate to attainment the West Virginia portion of the Steubenville-Weirton, OH-WV nonattainment area (hereafter ``the Steubenville-Weirton Area'' or ``the Area'') for both the 1997 annual and the 2006 24-hour fine particulate matter (PM2.5) National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS or standards). EPA is also approving as a revision to the West Virginia State Implementation Plan (SIP), the associated maintenance plans to show maintenance of the 1997 annual and the 2006 24-hour PM2.5 NAAQS through 2025 for the West Virginia portion of the Area. West Virginia's maintenance plans include insignificance findings for the mobile source contribution of PM2.5 and nitrogen oxides (NOX) emissions to the West Virginia portion of the Area for both the 1997 annual and 2006 24-hour PM2.5 standards, which EPA agrees with and is approving for transportation conformity purposes. In addition, EPA is approving the 2008 emissions inventory for the West Virginia portion of the Area for the 2006 24- hour PM2.5 NAAQS. EPA has taken a separate rulemaking action to approve the redesignation of the Ohio portion of the Steubenville- Weirton Area for the 1997 annual and 2006 24-hour PM2.5 NAAQS. These actions are being taken under the Clean Air Act (CAA).