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

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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.
Notification of a Public Teleconference of the Chartered Clean Air Scientific Advisory Committee (CASAC) and the CASAC Ozone Review Panel
Document Number: 2014-05530
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-03-13
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Science Advisory Board (SAB) Staff Office announces a public teleconference of the Chartered CASAC and the CASAC Ozone Review Panel to review and finalize CASAC draft letters on three EPA documents: (1) Health Risk and Exposure Assessment for OzoneSecond External Review Draft (January 2014); (2) Welfare Risk and Exposure Assessment for OzoneSecond External Review Draft (January 2014); and (3) Policy Assessment for the Review of the Ozone National Ambient Air Quality StandardsSecond External Review Draft (January 2014).
Notification of Public Teleconferences of the Clean Air Scientific Advisory Committee Air Monitoring and Methods Subcommittee
Document Number: 2014-05524
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-03-13
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Science Advisory Board (SAB) Staff Office announces three public teleconferences of the Clean Air Scientific Advisory Committee (CASAC) Air Monitoring and Methods Subcommittee (AMMS) to conduct a review of the scientific and technical aspects of a draft document that supports a recommendation to adopt the Nitric Oxide (NO)-Chemiluminescence method as a second Federal Reference Method (FRM) for measuring Ozone.
Product Cancellation Order for Certain Pesticide Registrations
Document Number: 2014-05388
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-03-13
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This notice announces EPA's order for the cancellations, voluntarily requested by the registrants and accepted by the Agency, of the products listed in Table 1 of Unit II., pursuant to the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA). This cancellation order follows a November 20, 2013 Federal Register Notice of Receipt of Requests from the registrants listed in Table 2 of Unit II. to voluntarily cancel these product registrations. In the November 20, 2013 notice, EPA indicated that it would issue an order implementing the cancellations, unless the Agency received substantive comments within the 30-day comment period that would merit its further review of these requests, or unless the registrants withdrew their requests. The Agency did not receive any comments on the notice. However, the Agency did receive notice via letter dated December 18, 2013 from the registrant Nufarm Americas Inc. to withdraw their voluntary cancellation request for products EPA Reg. Nos. 33688-2 (Nufarm S.A. Technical Butralin) and EPA Reg. No. 33688-4 (Tamex 3EC). Accordingly, EPA hereby issues in this notice a cancellation order granting the requested withdrawals and cancellations. Any distribution, sale, or use of the products subject to this cancellation order is permitted only in accordance with the terms of this order, including any existing stocks provisions. In addition, for pertinent information relating to the pesticide registrations for ME030004 and ME980001 as published in the November 20, 2013 notice, see Unit II. of this notice.
Revisions to the California State Implementation Plan; South Coast Air Quality Management District and El Dorado County Air Quality Management District
Document Number: 2014-05387
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-03-13
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is finalizing approval of revisions to the South Coast Air Quality Management District and El Dorado County Air Quality Management District portions of the California State Implementation Plan (SIP). The South Coast action was proposed in the Federal Register on September 13, 2013 and concerns carbon monoxide emissions from cement kilns. The El Dorado County action was proposed in the Federal Register on October 25, 2013 and concerns the District's demonstration that its rules met reasonably available control technology (RACT) requirements under the 1997 8-hour ozone National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS). We are approving these documents under the Clean Air Act (CAA or the Act).
Revisions to the California State Implementation Plan, Placer County Air Pollution Control District
Document Number: 2014-05233
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2014-03-13
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to approve revisions to the Placer County Air Pollution Control District (PCAPCD) portion of the California State Implementation Plan (SIP). These revisions concern volatile organic compound (VOC) emissions from graphic arts operations and from surface preparation and cleaning operations. We are proposing to approve local rules to regulate these emission sources under the Clean Air Act as amended in 1990 (CAA or the Act).
Revisions to the California State Implementation Plan, Placer County Air Pollution Control District
Document Number: 2014-05229
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-03-13
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is taking direct final action to approve revisions to the Placer County Air Pollution Control District (PCAPCD) portion of the California State Implementation Plan (SIP). These revisions concern volatile organic compound (VOC) emissions from graphic arts operations and from surface preparation and cleaning operations. We are approving local rules that regulate these emission sources under the Clean Air Act as amended in 1990 (CAA or the Act).
Fenamidone; Pesticide Tolerances
Document Number: 2014-05399
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-03-12
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This regulation establishes tolerances for residues of fenamidone in or on ginseng; bean, succulent, except cowpea; onion, blub, subgroup 3-07A; and onion, green, subgroup 3-07B. This regulation additionally removes several individual tolerances that are superseded by inclusion in crop subgroup tolerances. Interregional Research Project Number 4 (IR-4) requested these tolerances under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA).
Records Related to OSHA's Construction Standard for Lead and Renovations of Public and Commercial Buildings; TSCA Section 21 Petition; Reasons for Agency Response
Document Number: 2014-05392
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2014-03-12
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This document provides the reasons for EPA's response to a petition it received under the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA). The TSCA section 21 petition was received from the National Center for Healthy Housing, the International Union of Painters & Allied Trades, the Lead and Environmental Hazards Association, and the National Association of Lead and Healthy Homes Grantees (petitioners) on October 31, 2013. The petitioners requested EPA to promulgate a rule pursuant to TSCA section 8(d) requiring property managers, building owners, and contractors disturbing lead-based paint in public and commercial buildings (P&CBs) to submit to EPA certain records related to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration's (OSHA's) construction standard for lead. After careful consideration, EPA denied the TSCA section 21 petition by letter on January 28, 2014, for the reasons discussed in this document.
Cross-Media Electronic Reporting: Authorized Program Revision Approval, State of New Jersey
Document Number: 2014-05391
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-03-12
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This notice announces EPA's approval of the State of New Jersey's request to revise/modify certain of its EPA-authorized programs to allow electronic reporting.
Product Cancellation Order for Certain Pesticide Registrations; Correction
Document Number: 2014-05390
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-03-12
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA issued a notice in the Federal Register of August 21, 2013, and October 30, 2013, concerning receipt of requests to voluntarily cancel certain pesticide registrations and its follow-up product cancellation order, respectively. In both notices, EPA inadvertently listed the pesticide product Paraquat Dichloride Technical (EPA Reg. No. 083558-00005). The registrant did not request voluntary cancellation for this product. Therefore, EPA is not cancelling the pesticide product Paraquat Dichloride Technical (EPA Reg. No. 083558-00005). This document removes the cancellation order for Paraquat Dichloride Technical (EPA Reg. No. 083558-00005) listed in both the August 21, 2013, and October 30, 2013, Federal Register notices.
Recent Postings of Broadly Applicable Alternative Test Methods
Document Number: 2014-05386
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-03-12
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This notice announces the broadly applicable alternative test method approval decisions the EPA has made under and in support of New Source Performance Standards (NSPS), the National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants (NESHAP), and the Consolidated Federal Air Rule under the Clean Air Act (CAA) in 2013.
Approval and Promulgation of Implementation Plans; Texas; Reasonably Available Control Technology for the 1997 8-Hour Ozone National Ambient Air Quality Standard
Document Number: 2014-05384
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2014-03-12
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to approve rule revisions to the Texas State Implementation Plan (SIP) for the Volatile Organic Compound (VOC) Control Techniques Guidelines (CTG) category for Offset Lithographic Printing, including the Reasonably Available Control Technologies (RACT) requirements for this CTG category for the Houston-Galveston-Brazoria (HGB) and the Dallas-Fort- Worth (DFW) 1997 8-hour ozone nonattainment areas. This rulemaking addresses the 2006 CTG entitled, ``Lithographic Printing Materials and Letterpress Printing Materials,'' as well as the corresponding RACT analysis for both the HGB and DFW 1997 8-hour ozone nonattainment areas. This action is in accordance with sections 110, 172(c) and 182 of the federal Clean Air Act (the Act, CAA).
Extension of Public Comment Period for Proposed Action; Texas; Revisions to the New Source Review State Implementation Plan; Flexible Permit Program
Document Number: 2014-05382
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2014-03-12
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
On February 12, 2014, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) published in the Federal Register a proposed rule to conditionally approve the Texas New Source Review (NSR) State Implementation Plan (SIP) for establishing the Flexible Permit Program and requested comments by March 14, 2014. EPA is extending the original public comment period of 30 days for the proposed rule until April 4, 2014.
Release of Draft Integrated Review Plan for the Primary National Ambient Air Quality Standard for Sulfur Dioxide
Document Number: 2014-05381
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-03-12
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
On or about March 17, 2014, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is making available for public review the draft titled, Integrated Review Plan for the Primary National Ambient Air Quality Standard for Sulfur Dioxide (draft IRP). This document contains the plans for the review of the air quality criteria for sulfur oxides and the national ambient air quality standard (NAAQS) for sulfur dioxide (SO2). The primary SO2 NAAQS provides for the protection of public health from exposure to sulfur oxides in ambient air.
Approval and Promulgation of Implementation Plans; State of California; 2012 Los Angeles County State Implementation Plan for 2008 Lead Standard
Document Number: 2014-05227
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-03-12
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is approving a State implementation plan revision submitted by the State of California to provide for attainment of the 2008 lead national ambient air quality standard in the Los Angeles County nonattainment area. The submitted SIP revision is the Final 2012 Lead State Implementation PlanLos Angeles County. Specifically, EPA is approving the emissions inventory, attainment demonstration, the reasonably available control measures/ reasonably available control technology demonstration, reasonable further progress demonstration, and contingency measures as meeting the requirements of the Clean Air Act and EPA's implementing regulations for the lead NAAQS.
National Oil and Hazardous Substances Pollution Contingency Plan; National Priorities List: Deletion of the O'Connor Superfund Site
Document Number: 2014-05225
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2014-03-12
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 1 is issuing a Notice of Intent to Delete the O'Connor Superfund Site (Site) located in Augusta, Maine, from the National Priorities List (NPL) and requests public comments on this proposed action. The NPL, promulgated pursuant to section 105 of the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA) of 1980, as amended, is an appendix of the National Oil and Hazardous Substances Pollution Contingency Plan (NCP). The EPA and the State of Maine, through the Maine Department of Environmental Protection, have determined that all appropriate response actions under CERCLA, other than operation, maintenance, and five-year reviews, have been completed. However, this deletion does not preclude future actions under Superfund.
National Oil and Hazardous Substances Pollution Contingency Plan; National Priorities List: Deletion of the O'Connor Superfund Site
Document Number: 2014-05224
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-03-12
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 1 is publishing a direct final Notice of Deletion of the O'Connor Superfund Site (Site), located in Augusta, Maine, from the National Priorities List (NPL). The NPL, promulgated pursuant to section 105 of the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA) of 1980, as amended, is an appendix of the National Oil and Hazardous Substances Pollution Contingency Plan (NCP). This direct final deletion is being published by EPA with the concurrence of the State of Maine, through the Maine Department of Environmental Protection, because EPA has determined that all appropriate response actions under CERCLA, other than operation, maintenance, and five-year reviews, have been completed. However, this deletion does not preclude future actions under Superfund.
Ecusta Mill Superfund Site, Pisgah Forest, Transylvania County, North Carolina; Notice of Settlement
Document Number: 2014-05292
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-03-11
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Under 122(h) of the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act (CERCLA), the United States Environmental Protection Agency has entered into a settlement with the P.H. Glatfelter Company concerning the Ecusta Mill Superfund Site located in Pisgah Forest, Transylvania County, North Carolina. The settlement addresses remaining costs from a fund- lead Removal Action taken by the EPA at the Site.
Approval and Promulgation of Implementation Plans: Alabama: Error Correction and Disapproval of Revisions to the Visible Emissions Rule; Extension of Comment Period
Document Number: 2014-05222
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2014-03-11
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is announcing an extension of the public comment period for the proposed rule entitled ``Approval and Promulgation of Implementation Plans: Alabama: Error Correction and Disapproval of Revisions to the Visible Emissions Rule.'' The proposed rule was published in the Federal Register on February 13, 2014. Written comments on the proposed rule were to be submitted to EPA on or before March 17, 2014 (30-day comment period). As requested, EPA is extending the original public comment period by 60 days. The public comment period will now close on May 16, 2014.
Notice of Meeting of the EPA's Children's Health Protection Advisory Committee (CHPAC)
Document Number: 2014-05219
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-03-11
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Pursuant to the provisions of the Federal Advisory Committee Act, Public Law 92-463, notice is hereby given that the next meeting of the Children's Health Protection Advisory Committee (CHPAC) will be held April 9 and 10, 2014 at National Archives Museum (700 Pennsylvania Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20408). The CHPAC was created to advise the Environmental Protection Agency on science, regulations, and other issues relating to children's environmental health.
Agency Information Collection Activities OMB Responses
Document Number: 2014-05218
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-03-11
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This document announces the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) responses to Agency Clearance requests, in compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.). 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. The OMB control numbers for EPA regulations are listed in 40 CFR part 9 and 48 CFR chapter 15.
Information Collection Request Submitted to OMB for Review and Approval; Comment Request; The Consolidated Air Rule (CAR) for the Synthetic Organic Chemical Manufacturing Industry (SOCMI) (Renewal)
Document Number: 2014-05217
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-03-11
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency has submitted an information collection request (ICR), ``The Consolidated Air Rule (CAR) for the Synthetic Organic Chemical Manufacturing Industry (SOCMI) (Renewal)'' (EPA ICR No. 1854.09, OMB Control No. 2060-0443), 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 Equipment Leaks of VOC in Petroleum Refineries (Renewal)
Document Number: 2014-05216
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-03-11
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency has submitted an information collection request (ICR), ``NSPS for Equipment Leaks of VOC in Petroleum Refineries (40 CFR Part 60, Subparts GGG and GGGa) (Renewal)'' (EPA ICR No. 0983.14, OMB Control No.2060-0067), 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.
Disapproval of State Implementation Plan Revisions; Clark County, Nevada
Document Number: 2014-05106
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-03-11
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is finalizing disapproval of revisions to the Clark County portion of the Nevada State Implementation Plan (SIP). This action concerns affirmative defense provisions applicable to violations related to excess emissions from sources during equipment startup, shutdown and malfunction (SSM) events. Under authority of the Clean Air Act (CAA or the Act), this action identifies deficiencies with these provisions preventing EPA's approval of them as SIP revisions.
Approval of Air Quality Implementation Plans; California; Ventura County Air Pollution Control District; Reasonably Available Control Technology for Ozone
Document Number: 2014-05102
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2014-03-10
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to approve a State Implementation Plan (SIP) revision submitted by California for the Ventura County Air Pollution Control District (VCAPCD) portion of the California SIP. The submitted SIP revision contains the District's demonstration regarding Reasonably Available Control Technology (RACT) requirements for the 1997 8-hour ozone National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS). We are proposing to approve the submitted SIP revision under Clean Air Act as amended in 1990 (CAA or the Act). We are taking comments on this proposal and plan to follow with a final action.
Meetings of the Local Government Advisory Committee and the Small Communities Advisory Subcommittee
Document Number: 2014-05099
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-03-10
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Small Communities Advisory Subcommittee (SCAS) will meet in Washington, DC, on Wednesday, March 26, 2014, 11:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m. (EST). The Subcommittee will discuss training related to decentralized wastewater treatment; affordability; and other issues and recommendations to the Administrator regarding environmental issues affecting small communities. The Local Government Advisory Committee (LGAC) will meet in Washington, DC, on Thursday, March 27, 2014, 8:00 a.m.-5:30 p.m. (EST), and Friday, March 28, 2014, 8:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m. (EST). The focus of the Committee meeting will be on issues pertaining to protecting America's waters; cleaning up our communities; air, climate and energy; and climate change resiliency and sustainability. These are open meetings, and all interested persons are invited to participate. The Subcommittee will hear comments from the public between 1:30 p.m. and 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, March 26, 2014, and the Committee will hear comments from the public between 1:30 p.m. and 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, March 27, 2014. Individuals or organizations wishing to address the Subcommittee or the Committee will be allowed a maximum of five minutes to present their point of view. Also, written comments should be submitted electronically to eargle.frances@epa.gov. Please contact the Designated Federal Officer (DFO) at the number listed below to schedule a time on the agenda. Time will be allotted on a first-come first-serve basis, and the total period for comments may be extended if the number of requests for appearances requires it.
Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; State of Colorado; Second Ten-Year PM10
Document Number: 2014-05009
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-03-10
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is taking final action partially approving and partially disapproving State Implementation Plan (SIP) revisions submitted by the State of Colorado. On March 31, 2010, the Governor of Colorado's designee submitted to EPA a revised maintenance plan for the Pagosa Springs area for the National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS) for particulate matter with an aerodynamic diameter less than or equal to 10 microns (PM10). The State adopted the revised maintenance plan on November 19, 2009. As required by Clean Air Act (CAA) section 175A(b), this revised maintenance plan addresses maintenance of the PM10 standard for a second 10-year period beyond the area's original redesignation to attainment for the PM10 NAAQS. EPA is taking final action approving the revised maintenance plan with the exception of one aspect of the plan's contingency measures. EPA's approval includes the revised maintenance plan's 2021 transportation conformity motor vehicle emissions budget (MVEB) for PM10. In taking final action to approve the revised maintenance plan, we are taking final action to exclude from use in determining whether or not Pagosa Springs continues to attain the 24-hour PM10 NAAQS, exceedances of the 24-hour PM10 NAAQS that were recorded at the Pagosa Springs PM10 monitor on March 22, 2009, April 3, 2009, April 5, 2010, April 28, 2010, April 29, 2010, May 11, 2010, and May 22, 2010 because the exceedances meet the criteria for exceptional events caused by high wind natural events. This action is being taken under sections 110 and 175A of the CAA.
Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; New Hampshire; Decommissioning of Stage II Vapor Recovery Systems
Document Number: 2014-04950
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2014-03-10
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to approve a State Implementation Plan (SIP) revision submitted by the State of New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services. This revision includes regulatory amendments that require the decommissioning of Stage II vapor recovery systems at gasoline dispensing facilities by December 22, 2015, and a demonstration that such removal is consistent with the Clean Air Act and EPA guidance. The intended effect of this action is to propose approval of New Hampshire's revised vapor recovery regulation.
Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; New Hampshire; Manchester and Nashua Carbon Monoxide Limited Maintenance Plans
Document Number: 2014-04948
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-03-10
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is approving a State Implementation Plan (SIP) revision submitted by the State of New Hampshire. This SIP revision establishes carbon monoxide (CO) limited maintenance plans for the City of Manchester, New Hampshire and the City of Nashua, New Hampshire. As part of its limited maintenance plan, New Hampshire will continue year-round CO monitoring at the Londonderry Moose Hill station in Londonderry, New Hampshire with triggers to reestablish CO monitoring sites in Manchester and Nashua if elevated CO levels are recorded in Londonderry. Future carbon monoxide transportation conformity evaluations for Manchester and Nashua will, for the length of their limited maintenance plans, be considered to satisfy the regional emissions analysis and ``budget test'' requirements. This action is being taken under the Clean Air Act.
Greenhouse Gas Reporting Rule: Revisions and Confidentiality Determinations for Petroleum and Natural Gas Systems
Document Number: 2014-04408
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2014-03-10
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The EPA is proposing revisions and confidentiality determinations for the petroleum and natural gas systems source category and the general provisions of the Greenhouse Gas Reporting Rule. In particular, the EPA is proposing to revise certain calculation methods, amend certain monitoring and data reporting requirements, clarify certain terms and definitions, and correct certain technical and editorial errors that have been identified during the course of implementation. This action also proposes confidentiality determinations for new or substantially revised data elements contained in these proposed amendments, as well as proposes a revised confidentiality determination for one existing data element.
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.
Standards of Performance for Greenhouse Gas Emissions From New Stationary Sources: Electric Utility Generating Units
Document Number: 2014-04633
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2014-03-06
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The EPA is announcing that the period for providing public comments on the January 8, 2014, proposed ``Standards of Performance for Greenhouse Gas Emissions From New Stationary Sources: Electric Utility Generating Units'' and on the February 26, 2014, notice of data availability soliciting comment on the provisions in the Energy Policy Act of 2005, is being extended by 60 days.
Effluent Limitations Guidelines and Standards for the Construction and Development Point Source Category
Document Number: 2014-04612
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-03-06
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is finalizing changes to the effluent limitations guidelines and standards for the Construction and Development point source category. EPA is promulgating these changes pursuant to a settlement agreement to resolve litigation. This final rule withdraws the numeric discharge standards, which are currently stayed, and changes several of the non-numeric provisions of the existing rule.
Notice of a Public Meeting: The National Drinking Water Advisory Council (NDWAC) Lead and Copper Rule Working Group Meeting
Document Number: 2014-04891
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-03-05
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is announcing a public meeting of the National Drinking Water Advisory Council (NDWC) Lead and Copper Rule Working Group (LCRWG). The meeting is scheduled for March 25 and 26, 2014, in Arlington, VA. During this meeting, the LCRWG and the EPA will focus discussions on the Lead and Copper Rule revision issues associated with Optimal Corrosion Control Treatment.
Adequacy Determination for the St. Louis Area Ozone Early Progress State Implementation Plan Motor Vehicle Emissions Budgets for Transportation Conformity Purposes; State of Missouri
Document Number: 2014-04888
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-03-05
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is notifying the public that we have found that the motor vehicle emissions budgets (MVEB) contained in the 8-hour Ozone Early Progress Plan submitted as a State Implementation Plan (SIP) revision on August 16, 2013, by the Missouri Department of Natural Resources (MDNR), are adequate for transportation conformity purposes. Emissions estimates for 2015 were included in the 8-hour Ozone Early Progress plan based on projected emission inventories for that year which established the MVEBs. This notice formalizes the 2015 mobile emissions estimates as adequate MVEBs for future conformity determinations related to the ozone NAAQS.
National Oil and Hazardous Substance Pollution Contingency Plan National Priorities List: Deletion of the Federal Creosote Superfund Site
Document Number: 2014-04885
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2014-03-05
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region II is issuing a Notice of Intent to Delete the Federal Creosote Superfund Site located in Manville, New Jersey, from the National Priorities List (NPL) and requests public comments on this proposed action. The NPL, promulgated pursuant to section 105 of the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA) of 1980, as amended, is an appendix of the National Oil and Hazardous Substances Pollution Contingency Plan (NCP). EPA and the State of New Jersey, through the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection, have determined that all appropriate response actions under CERCLA, other than long-term groundwater monitoring and five-year reviews, have been completed. However, this deletion does not preclude future actions under Superfund.
Metconazole; Pesticide Tolerances
Document Number: 2014-04865
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-03-05
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This regulation amends the current tolerances for residues of metconazole in or on corn, field, stover and corn, pop, stover. BASF Corporation, requested these tolerance amendments under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA).
Triflumizole; Pesticide Tolerances
Document Number: 2014-04862
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-03-05
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This regulation establishes tolerances for residues of triflumizole in or on multiple commodities which are identified and discussed later in this document. Interregional Research Project Number 4 (IR-4) requested these tolerances under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA).
Fluopicolide; Pesticide Tolerances
Document Number: 2014-04832
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-03-05
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This regulation establishes tolerances for indirect or inadvertent residues of fluopicolide in or on corn, field, forage; corn, field, grain; corn, field, stover. Valent U.S.A. Corporation requested these tolerances under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA).
Approval and Promulgation of Implementation Plans; State of Missouri
Document Number: 2014-04779
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-03-05
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is approving a revision to the State Implementation Plan (SIP) submitted by the State of Missouri which revises the written reporting requirements for maintenance, start-up, or shutdown activities; updates the information a source operator must provide to the department when a notice of excess emissions is received; and corrects references in the reporting and record keeping section.
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).
Cross-Media Electronic Reporting: Authorized Program Revision Approval, State of Rhode Island
Document Number: 2014-04618
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-03-03
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This notice announces EPA's approval of the State of Rhode Island's request to revise/modify its EPA Administered Permit Programs: The National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System EPA-authorized program to allow electronic reporting.