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

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Approval and Promulgation of Implementation Plans; State of Tennessee; Knoxville; Fine Particulate Matter 2008 Base Year Emissions Inventory
Document Number: 2014-13407
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2014-06-10
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to approve the 2006 24-hour fine particulate matter (PM2.5) 2008 base year emissions inventory portion of the State Implementation Plan (SIP) revision submitted by the State of Tennessee through the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation on October 18, 2013. The emissions inventory is part of Tennessee's October 18, 2013, attainment demonstration SIP revision that was submitted to meet Clean Air Act requirements related to the Knoxville nonattainment area for the 2006 24-hour PM2.5 national ambient air quality standards, hereafter referred to as ``the Knoxville Area'' or ``Area.'' The Knoxville nonattainment area is comprised of Anderson, Blount, Knox and Loudon Counties in their entireties and a portion of Roane County that includes the Tennessee Valley Authority's Kingston Fossil Plant.
Greenhouse Gas Reporting Program: Publication of Aggregated Greenhouse Gas Data
Document Number: 2014-13425
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-06-09
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) intends to publish aggregated versions of certain data collected under the Greenhouse Gas Reporting Program, including totals, averages, and other aggregated versions of data submitted by individual reporters. The data that we intend to aggregate were determined in previous rulemakings to be confidential business information in their original, non-aggregated form. This notice describes the criteria we plan to use to determine whether confidential data are sufficiently aggregated such that publishing them would provide useful information while protecting the data that are entitled to confidentiality. In a memorandum to the docket for this notice, we also provide a list of data elements that we have identified for possible future publication in aggregated form if they meet the final version of these criteria.
Notification of a Public Teleconference of the Great Lakes Advisory Board
Document Number: 2014-13419
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-06-09
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announces a teleconference of the Great Lakes Advisory Board (Board). The purpose of this meeting is to discuss the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative covering (GLRI) FY15-19 and other relevant matters.
Withdrawal of the Prior Determination or Presumption That Compliance With the CAIR or the NOX
Document Number: 2014-13415
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2014-06-09
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to withdraw any prior determination or presumption, for the 1997 8-hour ozone national ambient air quality standard (NAAQS) and the 1997 fine particle (PM2.5) NAAQS, that compliance with the Clean Air Interstate Rule (CAIR) or the NOX SIP Call automatically constitutes reasonably available control technology (RACT) or reasonably available control measures (RACM) for oxides of nitrogen (NOX) or sulfur dioxide (SO2) emissions from electric generating unit (EGU) sources participating in these regional cap-and-trade programs.
Certain New Chemicals; Receipt and Status Information
Document Number: 2014-13382
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-06-09
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is required under the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) to publish in the Federal Register a notice of receipt of a premanufacture notice (PMN); an application for a test marketing exemption (TME), both pending and/or expired; and a periodic status report on any new chemicals under EPA review and the receipt of notices of commencement (NOC) to manufacture those chemicals. This document covers the period from April 18, 2013 to May 22, 2013.
Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Connecticut; Reasonably Available Control Technology Update To Address Control Techniques Guidelines Issued in 2006, 2007, and 2008
Document Number: 2014-13220
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-06-09
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is approving State Implementation Plan (SIP) revisions submitted by the State of Connecticut. The revisions establish Reasonably Available Control Technology (RACT) for several categories of volatile organic compound (VOC) air emission sources. The intended effect of this action is to approve these requirements into the Connecticut SIP. This action is being taken in accordance with the Clean Air Act (CAA).
Protection of Stratospheric Ozone: Request for Applications for Essential Use Exemptions
Document Number: 2014-13235
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-06-06
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
In this notice, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is providing information about the process for submitting applications for essential use exemptions. Essential use exemptions are exceptions to the phaseout of production and import of controlled class I ozone- depleting substances (ODS). Essential use exemptions must be authorized by the Parties to the Montreal Protocol on Substances That Deplete the Ozone Layer and must be in accordance with the Clean Air Act. Applications received in accordance with this notice will be considered as the basis for submitting potential nominations for essential use exemptions to future Meetings of the Parties to the Montreal Protocol.
Pentachloronitrobenzene (PCNB); Notice of Receipt of Requests To Voluntarily Amend Registrations To Terminate Certain Uses
Document Number: 2014-13232
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-06-06
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
In accordance with the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA), EPA is issuing a notice of receipt of requests by the registrant to voluntarily amend PCNB registrations for one manufacturing-use product and two end-use products to terminate or delete a number of uses. The requests would delete the use of Technical Grade PCNB (EPA Registration 5481-197) for formulation into products for use as seed treatments (except for the treatment of cloves of garlic) and products for use on certain non-residential terrestrial non-food crops. The requests also would terminate the use of the PCNB product with EPA Registration 5481-8988 on bedding plants, flowering plants, foliage plants, and bulb crops, and the use of the PCNB product with EPA Registration 5481-8992 on bedding plants, flowering plants, foliage plants, azaleas, camellias, gladiolus (broadcast), and cut flowers. These use deletion requests are detailed in Table 1 in Unit III. The requests would not terminate the last PCNB products registered for use in the United States. EPA intends to grant these requests at the close of the comment period for this announcement unless the Agency receives substantive comments within the comment period that would merit its further review of the requests, or unless the registrant withdraws its request(s). If these requests are granted, any sale, distribution, or use of products listed in this notice will be permitted after the uses are deleted only if such sale, distribution, or use is consistent with the terms as described in the final order.
Environmental Impact Statements; Notice of Availability
Document Number: 2014-13231
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-06-06
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Sodium Bisulfate; Exemption From the Requirement of a Tolerance
Document Number: 2014-13229
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-06-06
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This regulation establishes an exemption from the requirement of a tolerance for residues of sodium bisulfate when used as an inert ingredient in antimicrobial formulations on food contact surfaces in public eating places, dairy processing equipment and food processing equipment and utensils at no more than 2,000 ppm in final formulation. Exponent on behalf of Ecolab, Inc. submitted a petition to EPA under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA), requesting establishment of an exemption from the requirement of a tolerance. This regulation eliminates the need to establish a maximum permissible level for residues of sodium bisulfate.
Flutriafol; Pesticide Tolerances
Document Number: 2014-13223
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-06-06
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This regulation establishes, amends, and removes tolerances for residues of flutriafol in or on multiple commodities which are identified and discussed later in this document. Cheminova A/S c/o Cheminova, Inc. requested these tolerances under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA).
Request for Public Comment on Proposed Stipulated Injunction Involving Five Pesticides and Pacific Salmonid Species Listed as Threatened or Endangered Under the Endangered Species Act; Notice of Availability
Document Number: 2014-13212
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-06-06
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is requesting comments on a proposed stipulated injunction that, among other things, would reinstitute streamside no-spray buffer zones to protect endangered or threatened Pacific salmon and steelhead in California, Oregon, and Washington. The stipulated injunction would settle litigation brought against EPA by the Northwest Center for Alternatives to Pesticides (NCAP) and others in U.S. District Court in Washington State. These buffers were originally established by the same court in prior litigation brought against EPA by the Washington Toxics Coalition (WTC) and others. Like the original buffer zones, the limitations in this proposed stipulated injunction would be part of a court order but would not be enforceable as labeling requirements under the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA). The no- spray buffer zones will apply to the pesticides carbaryl, chlorpyrifos, diazinon, malathion, and methomyl. These buffers would remain in place until EPA implements any necessary protections for Pacific salmon and steelhead based on reinitiated consultations with the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS). EPA is reevaluating these pesticides in connection with its current FIFRA registration review process and the proposed stipulated injunction would reinstitute the buffers in the interim. EPA will evaluate all comments received during the 30-day public comment period to determine whether all or part of the proposed stipulated injunction warrants reconsideration or revision.
National Oil and Hazardous Substances Pollution Contingency Plan; National Priorities List: Deletion of the B&B Chemical Co., Inc.
Document Number: 2014-13210
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-06-06
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 4 is publishing this direct final Notice of Deletion for the B&B Chemical Co., Inc. Superfund Site (Site), located in Miami-Dade County, Florida, from the National Priorities List (NPL) and requests public comments on this 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 Florida, through the Florida Department of Environmental Protection (FDEP), 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 B&B Chemical Co., Inc Superfund Site
Document Number: 2014-13209
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2014-06-06
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 4 is issuing a Notice of Intent to Delete the B&B Chemical Co., Inc. Superfund Site (Site) located in Miami-Dade County, Florida, 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 Florida, through the Florida Department of Environmental Protection (FDEP), have determined that all appropriate response actions under CERCLA, other than pavement maintenance and five-year reviews, have been completed. However, this deletion does not preclude future actions under Superfund.
Agency Information Collection Activities; OMB Responses
Document Number: 2014-12462
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-06-06
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.
National Oil and Hazardous Substances Pollution Contingency Plan; National Priorities List: Deletion of the Harbor Oil Superfund Site
Document Number: 2014-13059
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-06-05
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 10 announces the deletion of the Harbor Oil Superfund Site (Site) located at 11535 North Force Avenue in Portland, Oregon, 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). The EPA and the State of Oregon, through the Department of Environmental Quality have determined that all appropriate response actions under CERCLA have been completed. However, this deletion does not preclude future actions under Superfund.
Amendment of PeoplePlus (EPA-1)
Document Number: 2014-13058
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-06-05
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Pursuant to the provisions of the Privacy Act of 1974 (5 U.S.C. 552a), the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is giving notice that it is amending the PeoplePlus (EPA-1) system of records to reflect that the Agency is transferring its human resources and payroll processing services to the Department of the Interior's (DOI) Federal Personnel and Payroll System (FPPS).
Environmental Radiation Protection Standards for Nuclear Power Operations
Document Number: 2014-12953
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2014-06-05
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is announcing an extension of the public comment period for the Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (ANPR) requesting public comment and information on potential approaches to updating the EPA's ``Environmental Radiation Protection Standards for Nuclear Power Operations''. The EPA published the ANPR on February 4, 2014 in the Federal Register, which included a request for comments on or before June 4, 2014. The purpose of this action is to extend the public comment period an additional 60 days.
Managing Emissions From Oil and Natural Gas Production in Indian Country
Document Number: 2014-12951
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2014-06-05
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The purpose of this Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (ANPR) is to solicit broad feedback on the most effective and efficient means of implementing the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) Indian Country Minor New Source Review program for sources in the oil and natural gas production segment of the oil and natural gas sector. In particular, this ANPR discusses potential new source permitting approaches to address emissions from proposed new and modified oil and natural gas production activities. One approach is a general permit, which could serve as a streamlined permitting approach for addressing emissions from new and modified minor sources and minor modifications at major sources under the Indian Country Minor NSR rule. Another approach is a Federal Implementation Plan, which could address emissions from new and modified minor sources and minor modifications at major sources. Other possible approaches include a permit by rule, which is another streamlined permitting approach. The EPA is requesting comments on all available new source permitting approaches and will take this feedback into consideration in developing a notice of proposed rulemaking for this sector under the Indian Country Minor NSR program. In addition, while the focus of this ANPR is on permitting approaches for proposed new oil and natural gas production activities, the EPA believes that managing emissions from existing oil and natural gas sources in Indian country would result in greater consistency with surrounding state requirements. Addressing existing sources may be particularly important given the significant activity associated with the sector in Indian country and the resultant need to protect public health, balanced with tribes' inherent sovereignty and interest in promoting economic development. If the EPA decides to address existing oil and natural gas production sources, then we will be interested in considering comments regarding whether a FIP should be the mechanism used to establish permitting requirements for new and existing sources, especially in areas where surrounding states regulate existing sources.
Information Collection Request Submitted to OMB for Review and Approval; Comment Request; The SunWise Program (Renewal)
Document Number: 2014-12965
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-06-04
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has submitted an information collection request (ICR), ``The SunWise Program (Renewal)'' (EPA ICR No. 1904.08, OMB Control No. 2060-0439) 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 June 30, 2014. Public comments were previously requested via the Federal Register on December 31, 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; NESHAP for Beryllium Rocket Motor Fuel Firing (Renewal)
Document Number: 2014-12957
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-06-04
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency has submitted an information collection request (ICR), ``NESHAP for Beryllium Rocket Motor Fuel Firing (Renewal)'' (EPA ICR No. 1125.07, OMB Control No. 2060-0394), 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 June 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.
Registration Review Proposed and Proposed Interim Decisions; Notice of Availability
Document Number: 2014-12943
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-06-04
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This notice announces the availability of EPA's proposed registration review decisions and opens a public comment period on the proposed and proposed interim decisions. Registration review is EPA's periodic review of pesticide registrations to ensure that each pesticide continues to satisfy the statutory standard for registration, that is, that the pesticide can perform its intended function without unreasonable adverse effects on human health or the environment. Through this program, EPA is ensuring that each pesticide's registration is based on current scientific and other knowledge, including its effects on human health and the environment. This document also announces the registration review case closure for the pesticide amitrole (case 0095) and the availability of the amitrole case closure document. The cancellation of all amitrole product registrations became effective on April 11, 2014. This case closure for amitrole is being announced herein with no comment period.
Imazapic; Pesticide Tolerances; Technical Correction
Document Number: 2014-12939
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-06-04
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA issued a final rule in the Federal Register of August 16, 2013, concerning the establishment of a tolerance for imazapic in or on sugarcane, cane. This document is being issued to correct the codified section by including a footnote under the table in paragraph (a)(1) to denote that there are no U.S. registrations for the commodity sugarcane, cane.
Notice of Decision To Issue Clean Air Act Greenhouse Gas PSD Permit for the ExxonMobil Chemical Company Baytown Olefins Plant
Document Number: 2014-12930
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-06-04
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This notice announces that EPA Region 6 issued a final permit decision for a Clean Air Act Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Prevention of Significant Deterioration (PSD) permit (PSD-TX-102982-GHG) for the ExxonMobil Chemical Company (ExxonMobil) to authorize a construction project at ExxonMobil's existing Baytown Olefins Plant (BOP).
Notice of Receipt of Requests to Voluntarily Cancel Certain Pesticide Registrations
Document Number: 2014-12922
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-06-04
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
In accordance with the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA), EPA is issuing a notice of receipt of requests by registrants to voluntarily cancel certain pesticide registrations. EPA intends to grant these requests at the close of the comment period for this announcement unless the Agency receives substantive comments within the comment period that would merit its further review of the requests, or unless the registrants withdraw their requests. If these requests are granted, any sale, distribution, or use of products listed in this notice will be permitted after the registration has been cancelled only if such sale, distribution, or use is consistent with the terms as described in the final order.
Fipronil; Receipt of Application for Emergency Exemptions, Solicitation of Public Comment
Document Number: 2014-12918
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-06-04
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA has received specific exemption requests from the Oregon Department of Agriculture to use the pesticide Fipronil (CAS No. 120068-37-3) to treat up to 600 acres of rutabaga and turnips to control the cabbage maggot. The applicant proposes uses which are supported by the Interregional (IR)-4 program and has been requested in 5 or more previous years, and a petition for tolerance has not yet been submitted to the Agency. In accordance with 40 CFR 166.24(a)(7), EPA is soliciting public comment before making the decision whether or not to grant the exemption.
Approval and Promulgation of Implementation Plans; State of Missouri; Infrastructure SIP Requirements for the 2008 Lead National Ambient Air Quality Standard
Document Number: 2014-12912
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2014-06-04
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to approve elements of a State Implementation Plan (SIP) submission from the State of Missouri addressing the applicable requirements of Clean Air Act (CAA) section 110 for the 2008 National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS) for Lead (Pb), which requires that each state adopt and submit a SIP to support implementation, maintenance, and enforcement of each new or revised NAAQS promulgated by EPA. These SIPs are commonly referred to as ``infrastructure'' SIPs. The infrastructure requirements are designed to ensure that the structural components of each state's air quality management program are adequate to meet the state's responsibilities under the CAA.
Information Collection Request Submitted to OMB for Review and Approval; Comment Request; NESHAP for Pharmaceuticals Production (Renewal)
Document Number: 2014-12911
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-06-04
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has submitted an information collection request (ICR), ``NESHAP for Pharmaceuticals Production (Renewal)'' (EPA ICR No. 1781.07, OMB Control No. 2060- 0358), 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 June 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.
Performance Specification 18-Specifications and Test Procedures for Gaseous HCl Continuous Emission Monitoring Systems at Stationary Sources
Document Number: 2014-12798
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2014-06-03
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is announcing that the period for providing public comments on the May 14, 2014, proposed ``Performance Specification 18Specifications and Test Procedures for Gaseous HCl Continuous Emission Monitoring Systems at Stationary Sources'' is being extended by 30 days.
Proposed Consent Decree, Clean Air Act Citizen Suit
Document Number: 2014-12693
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-06-02
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
In accordance with section 113(g) of the Clean Air Act, as amended (``CAA'' or the ``Act''), notice is hereby given of a proposed consent decree to address a lawsuit filed by the Sierra Club and the Natural Resources Defense Council in the United States District Court for the Northern District of California, in which several states have intervened as plaintiff-interveners: Sierra Club et al. v. McCarthy, Civil Action No. 3:13-cv-3953-SI (N.D. Cal.). On August 26, 2013, Plaintiffs filed a complaint alleging that Gina McCarthy, in her official capacity as Administrator of the United States Environmental Protection Agency (``EPA''), failed to take timely nondiscretionary action to promulgate and publish the remaining area designations for the 2010 revised primary national ambient air quality standard (``NAAQS'') for sulfur dioxide (``SO2''). The proposed consent decree would establish deadlines for EPA to take such action.
Identification of Nonattainment Classification and Deadlines for Submission of State Implementation Plan (SIP) Provisions for the 1997 Fine Particle (PM2.5
Document Number: 2014-10395
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-06-02
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
On January 4, 2013, in Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) v. EPA, the D.C. Circuit Court remanded to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) the ``Final Clean Air Fine Particle Implementation Rule'' (April 25, 2007) (the ``2007 PM2.5 Implementation Rule'') and the ``Implementation of the New Source Review (NSR) Program for Particulate Matter Less than 2.5 Micrometers (PM2.5)'' final rule (May 16, 2008) (the ``2008 PM2.5 NSR Rule''). The Court found that the EPA erred in implementing the 1997 PM2.5 National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS) pursuant solely to the general implementation provisions of subpart 1 of Part D of Title I of the Clean Air Act (CAA or Act), without also considering the particulate matter-specific provisions of subpart 4 of Part D. The Court's ruling remanded the rules to the EPA to address implementation of the 1997 PM2.5 NAAQS under subpart 4. This final rulemaking identifies the classification under subpart 4 for areas currently designated nonattainment for the 1997 and/or 2006 PM2.5 standards, the deadlines for states to submit attainment-related and nonattainment new source review (NNSR) state implementation plan (SIP) elements required for these areas pursuant to subpart 4, and the EPA guidance that is currently available regarding subpart 4 requirements. The final deadlines for 1997 and 2006 PM2.5 NAAQS attainment-related SIP submissions and NNSR requirements for nonattainment areas would replace previous deadlines that were set solely pursuant to subpart 1. Specifically, the EPA is identifying the initial classification of current 1997 and/or 2006 PM2.5 NAAQS nonattainment areas as ``Moderate,'' and the EPA is setting a deadline of December 31, 2014, for submission of remaining required SIP submissions for these areas, pursuant to and considering the application of subpart 4. This rulemaking affects 1997 and 2006 PM2.5 NAAQS nonattainment areas. After the careful consideration of the comments received on the proposal, the EPA is planning to finalize the rule as it was proposed. As part of the final rulemaking, the EPA is also updating 40 CFR part 81, ``Designation of Areas for Air Quality Planning Purposes'' for the 1997 and 2006 PM2.5 NAAQS nonattainment areas.