Environmental Protection Agency August 4, 2014 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request; Application for Reimbursement to Local Governments for Emergency Response to Hazardous Substance Releases Under CERCLA; EPA ICR No. 1425.06, OMB Control No. 2050-0077
Document Number: 2014-18354
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-08-04
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.), this document announces that Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is planning to submit a continuing Information Collection Request (ICR) to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB). This is a request to renew an existing approved collection. This ICR is scheduled to expire on January 31, 2015. Before submitting the ICR to OMB for review and approval, EPA is soliciting comments on specific aspects of the proposed information collection as described below.
Approval and Promulgation of Implementation Plans; State of Nebraska; Fine Particulate Matter New Source Review Requirements
Document Number: 2014-18257
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-08-04
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is taking direct final action to approve revisions to the State Implementation Plan (SIP) for the State of Nebraska. This action will amend the SIP to include revisions to Nebraska's Air Quality Regulations ``Definitions'', ``Construction PermitsWhen Required'', and ``Prevention of Significant Deterioration of Air Quality'' to make the state regulations consistent with the Federal regulations for the fine Particulate Matter (PM2.5) Prevention of Significant Deterioration (PSD) program. This revision will amend the state minor source construction permitting program including the addition of a minor source permitting threshold for PM2.5. These revisions are necessary to properly manage the increment requirements (maximum allowable deterioration to the air quality) of the PSD program and assure continued attainment with the PM2.5 National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS). This action also recognizes 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.
Approval and Promulgation of Implementation Plans; State of Nebraska; Fine Particulate Matter New Source Review Requirements.
Document Number: 2014-18249
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2014-08-04
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) proposes to approve the State Implementation Plan (SIP) revision submitted by the State of Nebraska. This proposed action will amend the SIP to include revisions to Nebraska's Air Quality Regulations ``Definitions'', ``Construction PermitsWhen Required'', and ``Prevention of Significant Deterioration of Air Quality'' to make the state regulations consistent with the Federal regulations for the fine Particulate Matter (PM2.5) Prevention of Significant Deterioration (PSD) program. This proposed revision will amend the state minor source construction permitting program including the addition of a minor source permitting threshold for PM2.5. These revisions are necessary to properly manage the increment requirements (maximum allowable deterioration to the air quality) of the PSD program and assure continued attainment with the PM2.5 National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS). This proposed action also recognizes 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.
Approval and Promulgation of Implementation Plans; Alaska: Interstate Transport of Pollution
Document Number: 2014-18200
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-08-04
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The EPA is approving the State Implementation Plan (SIP) submittals from Alaska to address the interstate transport provisions of the Clean Air Act (CAA) for the 2006 fine particulate matter (PM2.5), 2008 ozone, and 2008 lead (Pb) National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS). The CAA requires that each SIP contain adequate provisions prohibiting air emissions that will have certain adverse air quality effects in other states. The EPA has determined that Alaska's SIP submittals on March 29, 2011, and July 9, 2012, contain adequate provisions to ensure that air emissions in Alaska do not significantly contribute to nonattainment or interfere with maintenance of the 2006 PM2.5, 2008 ozone, and 2008 Pb NAAQS in any other state.
Approval and Promulgation of Implementation Plans; Texas; Reasonably Available Control Technology for the 1997 8-Hour Ozone National Ambient Air Quality Standard
Document Number: 2014-18182
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-08-04
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is approving revisions to the Texas State Implementation Plan (SIP) as it applies to the volatile organic compound (VOC) sources in the offset lithographic printing source category. We are approving revisions to the regulations for this source category as they apply in the Dallas/Fort Worth (DFW), El Paso and Houston/Galveston/Brazoria (HGB) areas. These revisions are based on the recommendations for Reasonably Available Control Technology (RACT) in the Control Technique Guideline (CTG) issued in 2006 entitled, ``Lithographic Printing Materials and Letterpress Printing Materials.'' We are also approving the corresponding RACT analysis for this category for both the HGB and DFW 1997 8-hour ozone nonattainment areas. The EPA is approving these revisions pursuant the federal Clean Air Act (the Act, CAA) and consistent with the EPA's guidance.