Environmental Protection Agency March 25, 2014 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Approval and Promulgation of Implementation Plans; Carbon Monoxide Maintenance Plan, Conformity Budgets, Emissions Inventories; State of New York
Document Number: 2014-06585
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2014-03-25
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to approve a State Implementation Plan (SIP) revision submitted by the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation. This revision will establish an updated ten-year carbon monoxide (CO) maintenance plan for the New York portion of the New York-Northern New Jersey-Long Island (NYCMA) CO area which includes the following seven counties: Bronx, Kings, Nassau, New York, Queens, Richmond and Westchester. In addition, EPA proposes to approve a revision to the CO motor vehicle emissions budgets for New York and revisions to the 2007 Attainment/Base Year emissions inventory. The New York portion of the NYCMA CO area was redesignated to attainment of the CO National Ambient Air Quality Standard (NAAQS) on April 19, 2002 and maintenance plans were also approved at that time. By this action, EPA is proposing to approve the second maintenance plan for this area because it provides for continued attainment for an additional ten years of the CO NAAQS.
Approval and Promulgation of State Plans for Designated Facilities; New York
Document Number: 2014-06579
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2014-03-25
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to approve the State plan submitted by New York State to implement and enforce the Emission Guidelines (EG) for existing sewage sludge incineration (SSI) units. The State plan is consistent with the EG promulgated by EPA on March 21, 2011. New York's plan establishes emission limits and other requirements for the purpose of reducing toxic air emissions and other air pollutants from SSI units throughout the State. New York submitted its plan to fulfill the requirements of sections 111(d) and 129 of the Clean Air Act.
Notification of a Public Teleconference and Meeting of the Science Advisory Board Chemical Assessment Advisory Committee Augmented for the Review of EPA's Draft Trimethylbenzenes Assessment
Document Number: 2014-06551
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-03-25
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Science Advisory Board (SAB) Staff Office announces two meetings of the Chemical Assessment Advisory Committee Augmented for the Review of the Draft Trimethylbenzenes Assessment (CAAC-TMB Panel). A public teleconference will be held to discuss the charge questions, to learn about the development of the agency's draft Integrated Risk Information System (IRIS) Toxicological Review of Trimethylbenzenes (August 2013 Revised External Review Draft), and to learn about the Health and Environment Research Online (HERO) database prior to a face-to-face meeting that will be held in Arlington, VA. The purpose of the face-to-face meeting is to receive a briefing on the EPA's enhancements to the IRIS Program, including the process for developing IRIS assessments, and to conduct a peer review of the Agency's draft IRIS Toxicological Review of Trimethylbenzenes (August 2013 Revised External Review Draft).
Notification of a Public Teleconference of the Clean Air Scientific Advisory Committee Augmented for the Sulfur Oxides Review
Document Number: 2014-06550
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-03-25
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The EPA Science Advisory Board (SAB) Staff Office announces a public teleconference of the Clean Air Scientific Advisory Committee (CASAC) Augmented for the Sulfur Oxides Review to review the EPA's Integrated Review Plan for the Primary National Ambient Air Quality Standard for Sulfur Dioxide (External Review DraftMarch 2014).
EPA Science Advisory Board; Notification of a Public Teleconference and Meeting of the Science Advisory Board Chemical Assessment Advisory Committee Augmented for the Review of EPA's Draft Ammonia Assessment
Document Number: 2014-06548
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-03-25
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Science Advisory Board (SAB) Staff Office announces two meetings of the Chemical Assessment Advisory Committee Augmented for the Review of the Draft Ammonia Assessment (CAAC-Ammonia Panel). A public teleconference will be held to discuss the charge questions, to learn about the development of the agency's draft Integrated Risk Information System (IRIS) Toxicological Review of Ammonia (August 2013 Revised External Review Draft), and to learn about the Health and Environment Research Online (HERO) database prior to a face-to-face meeting that will be held in Arlington, VA. The purpose of the face-to-face meeting is to receive a briefing on the EPA's enhancements to the IRIS Program, including the process for developing IRIS assessments, and to conduct a peer review of the Agency's draft IRIS Toxicological Review of Ammonia (August 2013 Revised External Review Draft).
Approval and Promulgation of State Plans (Negative Declarations) for Designated Facilities and Pollutants: Connecticut, Maine, New Hampshire, and Vermont; Withdrawal of State Plan for Designated Facilities and Pollutants: New Hampshire; Technical Corrections to Approved State Plans (Negative Declarations): Rhode Island and Vermont
Document Number: 2014-06380
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2014-03-25
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to approve negative declarations for hospital/medical/infectious waste incinerators (HMIWI) for the State of Connecticut and the State of New Hampshire and negative declarations for sewage sludge incinerators (SSI) for the State of Maine and the State of Vermont. EPA is also proposing to approve the withdrawal of a previously-approved State Plan for HMIWI in the State of New Hampshire. Lastly, EPA is proposing technical corrections to Clean Air Act Sections 111(d) and 129 State Plan (Negative Declaration) approvals for Other Solid Waste Incinerators (OSWI) for the State of Rhode Island and the State of Vermont.
Approval and Promulgation of State Plans (Negative Declarations) for Designated Facilities and Pollutants: Connecticut, Maine, New Hampshire, and Vermont; Withdrawal of State Plan for Designated Facilities and Pollutants: New Hampshire; Technical Corrections to Approved State Plans (Negative Declarations): Rhode Island and Vermont
Document Number: 2014-06375
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-03-25
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is approving negative declarations for hospital/medical/infectious waste incinerators (HMIWI) for the State of Connecticut and the State of New Hampshire and negative declarations for sewage sludge incinerators (SSI) for the State of Maine and the State of Vermont. EPA is also approving the withdrawal of a previously-approved State Plan for HMIWI in the State of New Hampshire. Lastly, EPA is making technical corrections to Clean Air Act Sections 111(d) and 129 State Plan (Negative Declaration) approvals for Other Solid Waste Incinerators (OSWI) for the State of Rhode Island and the State of Vermont.
Revision to the Idaho State Implementation Plan; Approval of Fine Particulate Matter Control Measures; Franklin County
Document Number: 2014-06352
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-03-25
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
On December 14, 2012, the Idaho Department of Environmental Quality (IDEQ) submitted a revision to the State Implementation Plan (SIP) to address Clean Air Act (CAA) requirements for the Idaho portion (hereafter referred to as ``Franklin County'') of the cross border Logan, Utah-Idaho fine particulate matter (PM2.5) nonattainment area (Logan UT-ID). The EPA is finalizing a limited approval of PM2.5 control measures contained in the December 2012 submittal because incorporation of these measures strengthen the Idaho SIP and reduce sources of PM2.5 emissions in Franklin County that contribute to violations of the 2006 PM2.5 standard in the Logan UT-ID nonattainment area. We will address the remainder of the December 2012 SIP submission revision in a separate action.