Environmental Protection Agency August 11, 2014 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Approval and Promulgation of Implementation Plans; State of Iowa; 2014 Iowa State Implementation Plan
Document Number: 2014-18952
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2014-08-11
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to grant full approval of Iowa's State Implementation Plan (SIP) revision for the 2006 24-hour PM2.5 National Ambient Air Quality Standard (NAAQS). Iowa completed the SIP revision in response to a SIP Call finalized by EPA on July 14, 2011, finding that the Iowa SIP was substantially inadequate to maintain the 2006 24-hour PM2.5 NAAQS in Muscatine County, Iowa. Iowa submitted its revised SIP to EPA on February 18, 2014. EPA believes that the SIP revision submitted by the state satisfies the applicable requirements of the Clean Air Act (CAA) identified in EPA's SIP Call and the 2006 24-hour PM2.5 NAAQS and will keep the Muscatine area in attainment of the 35 microgram/cubic meter (ug/m\3\)PM 2.5 NAAQS.
Notice of Meeting of the EPA's Children's Health Protection Advisory Committee (CHPAC)
Document Number: 2014-18931
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-08-11
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 September 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.
Notification of a Public Teleconference and Meeting of the Science Advisory Board Chemical Assessment Advisory Committee Augmented for the Ethylene Oxide Review
Document Number: 2014-18928
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-08-11
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Science Advisory Board (SAB) Staff Office announces two meetings of the Chemical Assessment Advisory Committee Augmented for the Ethylene Oxide Review (Augmented CAAC for EtO). A public teleconference will be held to learn about the development of the agency's draft Evaluation of the Inhalation Carcinogenicity of Ethylene Oxide (Revised External Review DraftAugust 2014) and to discuss draft charge questions for the peer review of the document. A face-to-face meeting will be held in the Washington, DC metro area to conduct a peer review of the agency's draft Evaluation of the Inhalation Carcinogenicity of Ethylene Oxide (Revised External Review DraftAugust 2014).
Good Neighbor Environmental Board; Notification of Public Advisory Committee Teleconferences
Document Number: 2014-18926
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-08-11
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Pursuant to the Federal Advisory Committee Act, Public Law 92- 463, notice is hereby given that the Good Neighbor Environmental Board (Board) will hold two separate public teleconferences. The first teleconference will take place on Wednesday, September 3, 2014 and the second on Tuesday, September 16, 2014. The teleconference held on September 3 will take place from 1:00-3:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time. The teleconference being held on September 16 will take place from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Eastern Standard Time. Both teleconferences are open to the public. For further information regarding the teleconferences and background materials, please contact Ann-Marie Gantner at the number provided below. Background: The Good Neighbor Environmental Board is a federal advisory committee chartered under the Federal Advisory Committee Act, Public Law 92-463. By statute, the Board is required to submit an annual report to the President and Congress on environmental and infrastructure issues along the U.S. border with Mexico. Purpose of Meeting: The purpose of the September 3 call will be to discuss an advice letter on the proposed merger of the Border Environment Cooperation Commission and the North American Development Bank. The purpose of the September 16 teleconference will be to continue discussion on the Board's Sixteenth Report, which focuses on ecological restoration in the U.S.-Mexico border region. General Information: The agenda and teleconference materials will be available at http://www.regulations.gov under Docket ID: EPA-HQ-OA- 2014-0001. General information about the Board can be found on its Web site at http://www2.epa.gov/faca/gneb. If you wish to make oral comments or submit written comments to the Board, please contact Ann-Marie Gantner at least five days prior to the teleconference. Written comments should be submitted at http:// www.regulations.gov under Docket ID: EPA-HQ-OA-2014-0001. Meeting Access: For information on access or services for individuals with disabilities, please contact Ann-Marie Gantner at (202) 564-4330 or email at gantner.ann-marie@epa.gov. To request accommodation of a disability, please contact Ann-Marie Gantner at least 10 days prior to the meeting to give EPA as much time as possible to process your request.
Environmental Impact Statements; Notice of Availability
Document Number: 2014-18900
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-08-11
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Indiana; Indiana PSD Increments
Document Number: 2014-18830
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-08-11
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is taking final action to approve a component of a state implementation plan (SIP) submission from Indiana addressing EPA's requirements for the prevention of significant deterioration (PSD) program. The proposed rulemaking associated with today's final action was published on August 19, 2013.
Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Wisconsin; Finding of Failure To Submit a PSD State Implementation Plan Revision for PM2.5
Document Number: 2014-18827
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-08-11
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) finds that the State of Wisconsin has not made a necessary Prevention of Significant Deterioration (PSD) State Implementation Plan (SIP) submission to address the PSD permitting of Particulate Matter of less than 2.5 micrometers (PM2.5) emissions, as required by the Clean Air Act (CAA). Specifically, EPA has determined that Wisconsin has not submitted a SIP revision to address the PM2.5 PSD increments and implementing regulations as promulgated by EPA on October 20, 2010, by the required deadline of July 20, 2012. The CAA requires EPA to promulgate a Federal Implementation Plan (FIP) to address the outstanding PSD SIP elements by no later than 24 months after the effective date of this finding. EPA is making this finding in accordance with section 110 and part C of the CAA.
Approval and Promulgation of Implementation Plans; Idaho: Infrastructure Requirements for the 2010 Nitrogen Dioxide and 2010 Sulfur Dioxide National Ambient Air Quality Standards
Document Number: 2014-18810
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-08-11
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is approving the Idaho State Implementation Plan (SIP) as meeting the infrastructure requirements of the Clean Air Act (CAA) for the National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS) promulgated for nitrogen dioxide (NO2) on January 22, 2010, and sulfur dioxide (SO2) on June 2, 2010. Whenever a new or revised NAAQS is 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 implement, maintain and enforce the standards. These elements are referred to as infrastructure requirements.
Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Virginia; Revision to the Maintenance Plans for the Richmond 1990 1-Hour and Richmond-Petersburg 1997 8-Hour Ozone Maintenance Areas To Remove the Stage II Vapor Recovery Program
Document Number: 2014-18621
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2014-08-11
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) proposes to approve the State Implementation Plan (SIP) revision submitted by the Commonwealth of Virginia (Commonwealth). The revision removes the Stage II vapor recovery program (Stage II) from the maintenance plans for the Richmond 1990 1-hour and Richmond-Petersburg 1997 8-hour ozone National Ambient Air Quality Standard (NAAQS) Maintenance Areas (Richmond Area or Area). The revision also includes an analysis that addresses the impact of the removal of Stage II from subject gasoline dispensing facilities (GDFs) in the Richmond Area. The analysis submitted by the Commonwealth satisfies the requirements of section 110(l) of the Clean Air Act (CAA). In the Final Rules section of this Federal Register, EPA is approving the State's SIP submittal as a direct final rule without prior proposal because the Agency views this as a noncontroversial submittal and anticipates no adverse comments. A detailed rationale for the approval is set forth in the direct final rule and the Technical Support Document (TSD) prepared in support of this rulemaking action. A detailed summary of EPA's review and rationale for proposing to approve this SIP revision may be found in the TSD prepared in support of this rulemaking action and is available on line at http:// www.regulations.gov, Docket number EPA-R03-OAR-2014-0142. If no adverse comments are received in response to this action, no further activity is contemplated. If EPA receives adverse comments, the direct final rule will be withdrawn and all public comments received will be addressed in a subsequent final rule based on this proposed rule. EPA will not institute a second comment period. Any parties interested in commenting on this action should do so at this time.
Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Virginia; Revision to the Maintenance Plans for the Richmond 1990 1-Hour and Richmond-Petersburg 1997 8-Hour Ozone Maintenance Areas To Remove the Stage II Vapor Recovery Program
Document Number: 2014-18620
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-08-11
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is taking direct final action to approve a revision to the Virginia State Implementation Plan (SIP). The revision removes the Stage II vapor recovery program (Stage II) from the maintenance plans for the Richmond 1990 1-hour and Richmond-Petersburg 1997 8-hour ozone National Ambient Air Quality Standard (NAAQS) Maintenance Areas (Richmond Area or Area). The revision also includes an analysis that addresses the impact of the removal of Stage II from subject gasoline dispensing facilities (GDFs) in the Richmond Area. The analysis submitted by the Commonwealth of Virginia (Commonwealth) satisfies the requirements of section 110(l) of the Clean Air Act (CAA). EPA is approving this revision in accordance with the requirements of the CAA.