Environmental Protection Agency April 15, 2014 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Access to Confidential Business Information by Enrollees Under the Senior Environmental Employment Program
Document Number: 2014-08502
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-04-15
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA has authorized grantee organizations under the Senior Environmental Employment (SEE) Program and their enrollees access to information which has been submitted to EPA under the environmental statutes administered by the Agency. Some of this information may be claimed or determined to be confidential business information (CBI).
Approval and Promulgation of Implementation Plans; Idaho: Infrastructure Requirements for the 1997 and 2006 Fine Particulate Matter and 2008 Ozone National Ambient Air Quality Standards; Correction
Document Number: 2014-08499
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2014-04-15
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
On March 26, 2014, the EPA published a proposed rule finding that the Idaho State Implementation Plan (SIP) meets the infrastructure requirements of the Clean Air Act (CAA) for the National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS) promulgated for fine particulate matter (PM2.5) on July 18, 1997 and October 17, 2006, and for ozone on March 12, 2008, in addition to the interstate transport requirements of the CAA related to prevention of significant deterioration and visibility for the 2006 PM2.5 and 2008 ozone NAAQS. In that publication, we supplied an incorrect docket number for commenters to use when they send us comments. The correct docket number is EPA-R10- OAR-2011-0715. If commenters have already submitted comments, they need not resubmit them, because they will be routed to the correct docket.
Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Maryland; Section 110(a)(2) Infrastructure Requirements for the 2010 Nitrogen Dioxide National Ambient Air Quality Standards
Document Number: 2014-08490
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2014-04-15
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to approve a State Implementation Plan (SIP) revision submitted by the State of Maryland 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 State of Maryland has made a submittal addressing the infrastructure requirements for the 2010 nitrogen dioxide (NO2) NAAQS.
Notice of Availability of the Framework for Human Health Risk Assessment To Inform Decision Making
Document Number: 2014-08489
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-04-15
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is announcing the release of the Framework for Human Health Risk Assessment to Inform Decision Making. This document was developed by the EPA's Risk Assessment Forum and describes a Framework for conducting human health risk assessments that are responsive to the needs of Agency decision making. The document was developed to provide information to Agency staff and managers, external stakeholders, and the public.
Meeting of the Environmental Financial Advisory Board-Public Notice
Document Number: 2014-08487
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-04-15
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) Environmental Financial Advisory Board (EFAB) will hold a public meeting on May 13- 14, 2014. EFAB is an EPA advisory committee chartered under the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA) to provide advice and recommendations to EPA on creative approaches to funding environmental programs, projects, and activities. The purpose of this meeting is to hear from informed speakers on environmental finance issues, proposed legislation, and EPA priorities; to discuss activities, progress, and preliminary recommendations with regard to current EFAB work projects; and to consider requests for assistance from EPA offices. Environmental finance discussions, and presentations are expected on the following topics: environmental infrastructure resilience and sustainability; transit-oriented development in sustainable communities; improving compliance at small water systems in Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands; brownfields clean-up and redevelopment; the interaction of technology and finance in environmental programs; and green infrastructure. The meeting is open to the public; however, seating is limited. All members of the public who wish to attend the meeting must register in advance no later than Friday May 2, 2014.
Approval and Promulgation of Implementation Plans; Louisiana; Interstate Transport of Fine Particulate Matter
Document Number: 2014-08484
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-04-15
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is approving a portion of a State Implementation Plan (SIP) submittal, and technical supplement from the State of Louisiana to address Clean Air Act (CAA) requirements in section 110(a)(2)(D)(i)(I) that prohibit air emissions which will contribute significantly to nonattainment or interfere with maintenance in any other state for the 2006 fine particulate matter (PM2.5) national ambient air quality standards (NAAQS). EPA has determined that the existing SIP for Louisiana contains adequate provisions to prohibit air pollutant emissions from significantly contributing to nonattainment or interfering with maintenance of the 2006 24-hour PM2.5 NAAQS (2006 PM2.5 NAAQS) in any other state as required by section 110(a)(2)(D)(i)(I) of the CAA.
Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Louisiana; Clean Data Determination for the Baton Rouge Area for the 2008 Ozone National Ambient Air Quality Standard
Document Number: 2014-08373
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2014-04-15
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to find that the Baton Rouge, Louisiana marginal 2008 8-hour ozone nonattainment area is currently attaining the 2008 8-hour National Ambient Air Quality Standard (NAAQS) for ozone. This proposed clean data determination is based upon complete, quality assured, certified ambient air monitoring data that show the area has monitored attainment of the 2008 8-hour ozone NAAQS during the 2011-2013 monitoring period, and continues to monitor attainment of the NAAQS based on preliminary 2014 data.
Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Louisiana; Clean Data Determination for the Baton Rouge Area for the 2008 Ozone National Ambient Air Quality Standard
Document Number: 2014-08369
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-04-15
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has determined that the Baton Rouge, Louisiana marginal 2008 8-hour ozone nonattainment area is currently attaining the 2008 8-hour National Ambient Air Quality Standard (NAAQS) for ozone. This determination is based upon complete, quality assured, certified ambient air monitoring data that show the area has monitored attainment of the 2008 8-hour ozone NAAQS during the 2011-2013 monitoring period, and continues to monitor attainment of the NAAQS based on preliminary 2014 data.
Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Texas; Control of Air Pollution From Motor Vehicles, Vehicle Inspection and Maintenance and Locally Enforced Motor Vehicle Idling Limitations
Document Number: 2014-08342
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2014-04-15
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to approve revisions to the Texas State Implementation Plan (SIP). The revisions to the Texas Administrative Code (TAC) were submitted in 2002, 2005, 2006, 2008, 2010, 2011 and 2012. These revisions are related to the implementation of the state's motor vehicle emissions Inspection and Maintenance (I/M) program and the Locally Enforced Motor Vehicle Idling Limitations. The EPA is proposing to approve these revisions pursuant to the Clean Air Act (CAA).
Approval and Promulgation of State Plans for Designated Facilities and Pollutants; Air Emissions From Existing Municipal Solid Waste Landfills; State of Missouri
Document Number: 2014-08340
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-04-15
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is taking direct final action to approve a revision to the state section 111 plan for Municipal Solid Waste (MSW) Landfills submitted by the State of Missouri Department of Natural Resources. This plan contains state rules ``Municipal Solid Waste Landfills'' and ``Restriction of Emissions from Municipal Solid Waste Landfills'' that were updated as a result of amendments to the Federal Emission Guidelines (EG) published April 10, 2000; October 17, 2000; and September 21, 2006. The plan also corrects typographical and administrative changes in the Missouri Rules. This approval means that EPA finds the State Plan meets applicable Clean Air Act (CAA) requirements.
Approval and Promulgation of Implementation Plans; State of Missouri
Document Number: 2014-08339
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2014-04-15
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is proposing action to approve a revision to the State Implementation Plan (SIP) submitted by the State of Missouri for the purpose of incorporating administrative changes to the Missouri rule entitled, ``Municipal Solid Waste Landfills''. EPA is proposing to approve this SIP revision based on EPA's finding that the rule is as stringent as the rule it replaces and fulfills the requirements of the Clean Air Act (CAA or Act) for the protection of the ozone National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS) in St. Louis.
Approval and Promulgation of Implementation Plans; State of Missouri
Document Number: 2014-08338
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-04-15
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is taking direct final action to approve a revision to the State Implementation Plan (SIP) submitted by the State of Missouri for the purpose of incorporating administrative changes to the Missouri rule entitled ``Municipal Solid Waste Landfills''. EPA is approving this SIP revision based on EPA's finding that the rule is as stringent as the rule it replaces and fulfills the requirements of the Clean Air Act (CAA or Act) for the protection of the ozone National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS) in St. Louis.
Approval and Promulgation of State Plans for Designated Facilities and Pollutants; Air Emissions From Existing Municipal Solid Waste Landfills; State of Missouri
Document Number: 2014-08337
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2014-04-15
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to approve the revision to the state section 111 plan submitted by the State of Missouri for controlling emissions from existing municipal solid waste (MSW) landfills. The revised State Plan incorporates revisions to the Emissions Guidelines (EG) for MSW landfills promulgated by EPA in 2000 and 2006. The plan also corrects typographical and administrative changes in the Missouri rules. The plan was submitted to fulfill the requirements of section 111 of the Clean Air Act (CAA).
Approval and Promulgation of Implementation Plans; Texas; Reasonably Available Control Technology for the 1997 8-Hour Ozone National Ambient Air Quality Standard
Document Number: 2014-08331
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-04-15
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is finalizing its proposal to approve revisions to the Texas State Implementation Plan (SIP) for the Houston/Galveston/Brazoria (HGB) 1997 8-Hour ozone nonattainment Area (Area). The HGB Area consists of Brazoria, Chambers, Fort Bend, Galveston, Harris, Liberty, Montgomery and Waller counties. Specifically, we are finalizing our proposed approval of portions of two revisions to the Texas SIP submitted by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) as meeting certain Reasonably Available Control Technology (RACT) requirements for Volatile Organic Compounds (VOC) in the HGB Area. This action is in accordance with section 110 of the federal Clean Air Act (the Act, CAA).