Environmental Protection Agency August 28, 2014 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Approval and Promulgation of Implementation Plans; State of Kansas; Infrastructure SIP Requirements for the 2010 Nitrogen Dioxide National Ambient Air Quality Standard
Document Number: 2014-20513
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2014-08-28
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 Kansas addressing the applicable requirements of Clean Air Act (CAA) section 110 for the 2010 National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS) for Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2). Section 110 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.
Revisions to the California State Implementation Plan, Imperial County Air Pollution Control District and Shasta County Air Quality Management District
Document Number: 2014-20505
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2014-08-28
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to approve revisions to the Imperial County Air Pollution Control District (ICAPCD) and the Shasta County Air Quality Management District (SHAQMD) portion of the California State Implementation Plan (SIP). We are proposing to approve local rules regarding enhanced monitoring under the Clean Air Act (CAA or the Act).
Revisions to the California State Implementation Plan, Imperial County Air Pollution Control District and Shasta County Air Quality Management District
Document Number: 2014-20504
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-08-28
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is taking direct final action to approve a revision to the Imperial County Air Pollution Control District (ICAPCD) and the Shasta County Air Quality Management District (SHAQMD) portions of the California State Implementation Plan (SIP). We are approving local rules regarding enhanced monitoring under the Clean Air Act (CAA or the Act).
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to OMB for Review and Approval; Comment Request; Clean Air Act Tribal Authority (Renewal)
Document Number: 2014-20501
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-08-28
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA)(44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.), this document announces that an Information Collection Request (ICR) has been forwarded to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB)for review and approval. This is a request to renew an existing approved collection. The ICR, which is abstracted below, describes the nature of the collection and the estimated burden and cost.
Announcement of a Workshop on Ecotoxicity Testing of Difficult-to-Test Substances in the Aquatic Environment; Evaluation and Testing of Poorly Water Soluble Substances
Document Number: 2014-20500
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-08-28
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is holding a workshop entitled, ``Ecotoxicity Testing of Difficult-to-Test Substances in the Aquatic Environment: Evaluation and Testing of Poorly Water Soluble Substances,'' on September 10-11, 2014. The objective of this workshop is to better understand the state of the science for evaluating chemical substances which are difficult-to-test in aquatic test systems. The workshop will include a limited number of invited experts and observers, and will also provide web connection and teleconference capabilities for others to participate remotely. Due to space limitations, the Agency anticipates that approximately 50 invited experts and 40 observers will be able to attend the workshop in person. EPA invites the public to register to attend the meetings as observers and to provide comments during the meeting as discussed in this notice.
Regulation of Fuels and Fuel Additives: Extension of the Reformulated Gasoline Program to Maine's Southern Counties
Document Number: 2014-20177
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2014-08-28
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to extend the Clean Air Act's (CAA) prohibition against the sale of conventional gasoline in reformulated gasoline (RFG) areas to the southern Maine counties of York, Cumberland, Sagadahoc, Androscoggin, Kennebec, Knox, and Lincoln. This proposal is based on a request from the Governor of the State of Maine for areas within the ozone transport region established under the CAA. The CAA does not give the EPA discretion to deny a Governor's request on this matter. The scope of the EPA's discretion is limited to establishing the date that the prohibition commences. Consistent with the Governor's request, the EPA proposes that this prohibition commence on May 1, 2015 for all refiners, importers, and distributors in the Maine counties referenced in the Governor's request, and on June 1, 2015 for all retailers and wholesale purchaser-consumers in those counties. The EPA is also adding in its RFG opt-out rules a provision to reflect that there is a four- year minimum opt-in period for areas that opt into the RFG program on the basis of their location within the ozone transport region. This clarification will align the federal regulation for RFG opt-out requirements with the CAA.