Environmental Protection Agency August 21, 2014 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Proposed Windfall Lien Settlement Agreement, Eaton Sugar Beet Factory Superfund Site, Eaton, Colorado
Document Number: 2014-19877
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-08-21
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
In accordance with the requirements of section 122(h)(1) of the Comprehensive Environmental Response Compensation, and Liability Act of 1980, as amended (``CERCLA''), 42 U.S.C. 9622(h)(1), notice is hereby given of the proposed administrative settlement under section 107(r) of CERCLA, 42 U.S.C. 9607(r) between the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (``EPA'') and the Town of Eaton, Colorado, (``Settling Party''). The Settling Party consents to and will not contest the authority of the United States to enter into this Agreement or to implement or enforce its terms. The Settling Party, qualifying as a bona fide prospective purchaser as provided for under CERCLA section 107(r)(1), 42 U.S.C. 9607(4)(1), took title to the site of the abandoned Eaton Sugar Beet Factory in 2009 through the purchase of tax liens. The EPA conducted a time critical removal action to address asbestos contamination at the factory site from November of 2011 through April of 2013. EPA now seeks to enter into a settlement agreement for the release of the windfall lien that arose as a result of the asbestos removal action. The value of a windfall lien is limited to the increase in the fair market value of the land that was cleaned up by EPA and is limited also by the amount of the EPA's unrecovered response costs. The increased value of the land owned by the Settling Parties is $226,283.14. The Settling Parties recognize that this Agreement has been negotiated in good faith and that this Agreement is entered into without the admission or adjudication of any issue of fact or law.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Collection; Comment Request; Air Stationary Source Compliance and Enforcement Information Reporting
Document Number: 2014-19876
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-08-21
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA), this document announces that EPA is planning to submit a request to renew an existing approved Information Collection Request (ICR) to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB). This ICR is scheduled to expire on Jan 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 Air Quality Implementation Plans; Maryland; Redesignation Request and Associated Maintenance Plan for the Maryland Portion of the Martinsburg-Hagerstown, WV-MD Nonattainment Area for the 1997 Annual Fine Particulate Matter Standard
Document Number: 2014-19869
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2014-08-21
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to approve the State of Maryland's request to redesignate to attainment the Maryland portion of the Martinsburg-Hagerstown, WV-MD Nonattainment Area (Martinsburg Area or Area) for the 1997 annual fine particulate matter (PM2.5) national ambient air quality standard (NAAQS). The Maryland portion of the Martinsburg Area is comprised of Washington County, Maryland. EPA has determined that the Martinsburg Area attained the standard and continues to attain the standard. In addition, EPA is proposing to approve, as a revision to the Maryland State Implementation Plan (SIP), the Washington County maintenance plan to show maintenance of the 1997 annual PM2.5 NAAQS through 2025 for the Maryland portion of the Area. The maintenance plan includes the 2017 and 2025 PM2.5 and nitrogen oxides (NOX) mobile vehicle emissions budgets (MVEBs) for Washington County, Maryland for the 1997 annual PM2.5 NAAQS, which EPA is proposing to approve for transportation conformity purposes. These actions are being taken under the Clean Air Act (CAA).
Information Collection Request Submitted to OMB for Review and Approval; Comment Request; NESHAP for Area Sources: Electric Arc Furnace Steelmaking Facilities (Renewal)
Document Number: 2014-19850
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-08-21
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency has submitted an information collection request (ICR), ``NESHAP for Area Sources: Electric Arc Furnace Steelmaking Facilities (Renewal)'' (EPA ICR No. 2277.04, OMB Control No. 2060-0608) 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 August 31, 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.
Approval and Promulgation of State Implementation Plans; Hawaii; Infrastructure Requirements for the 2008 8-Hour Ozone and the 2010 Nitrogen Dioxide National Ambient Air Quality Standards
Document Number: 2014-19688
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-08-21
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is approving elements of a State Implementation Plan (SIP) revision submitted by the State of Hawaii on April 4, 2014, pursuant to the requirements of the Clean Air Act (CAA or the Act) for the 8-Hour Ozone and the 2010 Nitrogen Dioxide national ambient air quality standards (NAAQS). Section 110(a) of the CAA requires that each state adopt and submit a SIP for the implementation, maintenance, and enforcement of each NAAQS promulgated by EPA.
Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Colorado; Revisions to Regulation Number 1; Correction
Document Number: 2014-19686
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-08-21
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This document contains a correction to the direct final rule, which published on May 10, 2010. Errors in the amendatory instruction are identified and corrected in this action.
Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; New Hampshire; Reasonably Available Control Technology for Nitrogen Oxides and Volatile Organic Compounds
Document Number: 2014-19517
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2014-08-21
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to approve State Implementation Plan (SIP) revisions submitted by the State of New Hampshire. These revisions contain an updated New Hampshire regulation establishing reasonably available control technology (RACT) for sources of nitrogen oxides (NOX), RACT orders for four facilities, and a request to withdraw a previously approved NOX RACT order from the SIP. The intended effect of this action is to propose approval of this updated regulation and four RACT orders into the New Hampshire SIP, and to propose to withdraw from the SIP a previously approved NOX RACT order. This action is being taken in accordance with the Clean Air Act.
Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; New Hampshire; Reasonably Available Control Technology for Nitrogen Oxides and Volatile Organic Compounds
Document Number: 2014-19516
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-08-21
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is approving State Implementation Plan (SIP) revisions submitted by the State of New Hampshire. These revisions contain an updated regulation establishing reasonably available control technology (RACT) for sources of nitrogen oxides (NOX), four updated source-specific orders for either volatile organic compound (VOC) or NOX RACT, and a request to withdraw from the SIP a previously approved NOX RACT order. The intended effect of this action is to approve the updated NOX RACT regulation and updated VOC and NOX RACT orders into the New Hampshire SIP, and to also approve New Hampshire's request to remove one NOX RACT order from the SIP. This action is being taken in accordance with the Clean Air Act.