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

Approval and Promulgation of Implementation Plans; State of Iowa
Document Number: 2014-11089
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2014-05-15
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is proposing to approve revisions to the State Implementation Plan (SIP) for the state of Iowa. This proposed rulemaking will amend the SIP to include revised permitting regulations that will allow facilities to construct or modify existing sources in areas that are not in attainment with the National Ambient Air Quality Standards. The rules being revised are Chapter 20, ``Scope of Title- Definitions-Forms-Rules of Practice,'' Chapter 22, ``Controlling Pollution,'' Chapter 31, ``Nonattainment Areas,'' and Chapter 33, ``Special Regulations and Construction Permit Requirements for Major Stationary SourcesPrevention for Significant Deterioration of Air Quality.'' The provisions from previous nonattainment permitting rules are being retained and are now relocated to Chapter 31 ``Nonattainment Areas''. EPA is also proposing SIP approval to update the rule revisions for the definition of excess emissions and conformity of general actions rule.
Approval and Promulgation of Implementation Plans; State of Iowa
Document Number: 2014-11088
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-05-15
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is approving revisions to the State Implementation Plan (SIP) for the State of Iowa. This action will amend the SIP to include revised permitting regulations to allow facilities to construct or modify existing sources in areas that are not in attainment with the National Ambient Air Quality Standards. The rule revisions incorporate Federal regulation by reference. The provisions from previous nonattainment permitting rules are being retained and are now relocated to Chapter 31 ``Nonattainment Areas''. EPA is also acting to approve the SIP to update the rule revisions for the definition of excess emissions and conformity of general actions rule.
Revisions to the California State Implementation Plan; Ventura County Air Pollution Control District; Reasonably Available Control Technology for Ozone
Document Number: 2014-11087
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-05-15
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is finalizing approval of revisions to the Ventura County Air Pollution Control District (VCAPCD) portion of the California State Implementation Plan (SIP). This action was proposed in the Federal Register on March 10, 2014 and concerns the District's reasonably available control technology (RACT) requirements under the 1997 8-hour ozone National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS). We are approving this document under the Clean Air Act (CAA or the Act).
Rescission of Determination of Attainment and Call for Attainment Plans for New York, New Jersey and Connecticut for the 1997 8-Hour Ozone National Ambient Air Quality Standard for the NY-NJ-CT 1997 Ozone Nonattainment Area
Document Number: 2014-10827
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2014-05-15
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to rescind its previously issued determination of attainment (Clean Data Determination) for the 1997 8-hour ozone standard for the New York-N. New Jersey-Long Island, (NY-NJ-CT) ozone nonattainment area because recent complete, quality-assured monitoring data show that the area has subsequently violated the 1997 8-hour ozone national ambient air quality standard (NAAQS). In addition, EPA is proposing to call for revisions to the State Implementation Plans (SIPs) for the States of New York, New Jersey and Connecticut. If finalized, this SIP call will require each of these States to submit a revised attainment SIP for the 1997 8-hour ozone NAAQS for its portion of the NY-NJ-CT moderate nonattainment area within 18 months of final action on this SIP call.
Clean Water Act; Contractor Access to Confidential Business Information
Document Number: 2014-09988
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-05-15
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) intends to transfer confidential business information (CBI) collected from numerous industries to NEK Associates (NEK), a newly retained subcontractor of Eastern Research Group (ERG). Transfer of the information will allow the contractor and subcontractor to support EPA in the planning, development, and review of effluent limitations guidelines and standards under the Clean Water Act (CWA). Interested persons may submit comments on this intended transfer of information to the address noted below.