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

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Adequacy Status of Motor Vehicle Emissions Budgets in Submitted 8-Hour Ozone Attainment Plan for Sacramento Metro; California
Document Number: 2014-18819
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-08-08
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is notifying the public that the Agency has found that the motor vehicle emissions budgets (MVEBs) for ozone for the years 2014, 2017, and 2018 in the Sacramento Regional 8-Hour Ozone Attainment Plan and Reasonable Further Progress Plan, 2013 SIP Revisions (``2013 Sacramento Ozone Plan'') are adequate for transportation conformity purposes. The 2013 Sacramento Ozone Plan was submitted to EPA on December 31, 2013 by the California Air Resources Board (CARB) as a revision to the California State Implementation Plan (SIP) and includes an attainment demonstration for the 1997 8-hour ozone national ambient air quality standard. Upon the effective date of this notice of adequacy, the Sacramento Area Council of Governments and the U.S. Department of Transportation must use the MVEBs for future conformity determinations.
Cross-Media Electronic Reporting: Authorized Program Revision Approval, State of California
Document Number: 2014-18816
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-08-08
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This notice announces the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA's) approval of the State of California's request to revise its EPA Administered Permit Programs: The National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System EPA-authorized program to allow electronic reporting.
Emergency Vehicle Rule-SCR Maintenance and Regulatory Flexibility for Nonroad Equipment
Document Number: 2014-18738
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-08-08
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This rule consists of three parts. First, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is adopting minimum maintenance intervals for replenishment of consumable chemical reductant (commonly known as diesel exhaust fluid, or DEF) in connection with the use of selective catalytic reduction (SCR) technologies. Second, EPA is adopting provisions allowing manufacturers of nonroad engines to give operators the means to obtain short-term relief from emission controls while operating in emergency situations, such as those where operation of a nonroad engine or equipment is needed to protect human life, and where obtaining short-term relief from emission controls enables such operation. Third, EPA is adopting minor revisions to the direct final rule for emergency vehicles that became effective August 7, 2012, in response to comments received on the parallel Notice of Proposed Rulemaking.
Commonwealth of Virginia; Infrastructure Requirements for the 1997 8-Hour Ozone and the 1997 and 2006 Fine Particulate Matter National Ambient Air Quality Standards
Document Number: 2014-18639
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-08-08
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is correcting errors in the rule language of a final rule pertaining to the infrastructure requirements for the 1997 8-hour ozone and the 1997 and 2006 fine particulate matter (PM2.5) national ambient air quality standards (NAAQS).
Regulation of Fuels and Fuel Additives: Extension of Compliance and Attest Engagement Reporting Deadlines for 2013 Renewable Fuel Standards
Document Number: 2014-18569
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2014-08-08
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to extend two reporting deadlines for the 2013 compliance period under the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) program. This proposed action would specifically affect the annual compliance and attest engagement reporting requirement deadlines for regulated parties. The annual compliance reports and attest engagement reports for the 2013 RFS compliance period would not be due until 30 days and 90 days, respectively, following publication of the final rule establishing the 2014 renewable fuel percentage standards for cellulosic biofuel, biomass-based diesel, advanced biofuel and total renewable fuel in the Federal Register. This proposed action would ensure timely amendment of existing deadlines, before compliance obligations would otherwise go into effect. In the ``Rules and Regulations'' section of this Federal Register, we are extending the annual compliance and attest engagement reporting deadlines for the 2013 RFS compliance period as a direct final rule without a prior proposed rule. If we receive no adverse comment, we will not take further action on this proposed rule.
Regulation of Fuels and Fuel Additives: Extension of Compliance and Attest Engagement Reporting Deadlines for 2013 Renewable Fuel Standards
Document Number: 2014-18568
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-08-08
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is taking direct final action to extend two reporting deadlines for the 2013 compliance period under the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) program. This action specifically affects the annual compliance and attest engagement reporting requirement deadlines for regulated parties. The annual compliance reports and attest engagement reports for the 2013 RFS compliance period will not be due until 30 days and 90 days, respectively, following publication of the final rule establishing the 2014 renewable fuel percentage standards for cellulosic biofuel, biomass-based diesel, advanced biofuel and total renewable fuel in the Federal Register. This action ensures timely amendment of existing deadlines, before compliance obligations would otherwise go into effect.
Approval of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Navajo Nation; Regional Haze Requirements for Navajo Generating Station
Document Number: 2014-18228
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-08-08
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is promulgating a source-specific Federal Implementation Plan (FIP) requiring the Navajo Generating Station (NGS), a coal-fired power plant located on the Navajo Nation near Page, Arizona, to achieve reductions in oxides of nitrogen (NOX) required under the Best Available Retrofit Technology (BART) provisions of the Clean Air Act (CAA) and the Regional Haze Rule (RHR). On February 5, 2013, EPA issued a proposed BART determination for NGS and an alternative to BART. In a supplemental proposal on October 22, 2013, EPA proposed to approve a new alternative plan, based on an agreement developed by a group of stakeholders known as the Technical Work Group (TWG). EPA is finalizing the alternative to BART described in our supplemental proposal. This rule is consistent with the TWG Agreement, including a lifetime cap in total emissions of NOX from NGS over 2009-2044 (2009-2044 NOX Cap). Our final action will achieve greater emissions reductions than BART and is expected to significantly reduce the impact of NGS on visibility at 11 mandatory Class I Federal areas. The operator of NGS must implement one of several alternative operating scenarios to achieve the necessary emission reductions to comply with the 2009-2044 NOX Cap.
California State Motor Vehicle Pollution Control Standards; Heavy-Duty Tractor-Trailer Greenhouse Gas Regulations; Notice of Decision
Document Number: 2014-18742
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-08-07
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is granting the California Air Resources Board's (CARB) request for a waiver of Clean Air Act preemption to enforce provisions of its Heavy-Duty Tractor- Trailer Greenhouse Gas Regulations (``HD GHG Regulations'') applicable to new 2011 through 2013 model year (MY) Class 8 tractors equipped with integrated sleeper berths (sleeper-cab tractors) and to new 2011 and subsequent MY dry-van and refrigerated-van trailers that are pulled by such tractors on California highways. This decision is issued under the authority of the Clean Air Act (``CAA'' or ``the Act'').
Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Pennsylvania; Determination of Attainment for the 2008 Lead National Ambient Air Quality Standard for the Lyons Nonattainment Area
Document Number: 2014-18740
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2014-08-07
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to determine that the Lyons, Pennsylvania (PA) nonattainment area (hereafter also referred to as the ``Lyons Area'' or ``Area'') has attained the 2008 lead (Pb) national ambient air quality standard (NAAQS). This proposed determination of attainment is based upon certified, quality-assured, and quality-controlled ambient air monitoring data from 2011-2013 which shows that the Area has monitored attainment for the 2008 Pb NAAQS. If EPA finalizes this proposed determination of attainment, the requirements for the Lyons Area to submit an attainment demonstration, associated reasonably available control measures (RACM), a reasonable further progress (RFP) plan, contingency measures, and other planning requirements related to attainment of the standard shall be suspended for so long as the Lyons Area continues to attain the 2008 Pb NAAQS.
Information Collection Request Submitted to OMB for Review and Approval; Comment Request; Contractor Conflicts of Interest (Renewal)
Document Number: 2014-18585
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-08-07
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency is planning to submit an information collection request (ICR), ``Contractor Conflicts of Interest (Renewal)'' (EPA ICR No. 1550.10, OMB Control No. 2030-0023) 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 (79 FR 11783) on March 3, 2014, during a 60-day comment period. This notice allows for an additional 30 days for public comments. A more comprehensive 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 Air Quality Implementation Plans; Virginia; Revisions to the Definition of Volatile Organic Compounds
Document Number: 2014-18479
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2014-08-07
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) proposes to approve the State Implementation Plan (SIP) revisions submitted by the Commonwealth of Virginia for the purpose of revising the definition of volatile organic compounds. In the Final Rules section of this Federal Register, EPA is approving the Commonwealth's SIP submittals 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. 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; Revisions to the Definition of Volatile Organic Compounds
Document Number: 2014-18478
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-08-07
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is taking direct final action to approve revisions to the Commonwealth of Virginia's State Implementation Plan (SIP). The revisions add five compounds to the list of substances not considered to be volatile organic compounds (VOC). EPA is approving these revisions in accordance with the requirements of the Clean Air Act (CAA).
Approval and Promulgation of Implementation Plans; Mississippi: New Source Review (NSR)-Prevention of Significant Deterioration (PSD)
Document Number: 2014-18625
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2014-08-06
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to approve portions of a revision to the Mississippi State Implementation Plan (SIP) submitted by the State of Mississippi, through the Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ), on February 10, 2012. The SIP revision modifies Mississippi's New Source Review (NSR) Prevention of Significant Deterioration (PSD) program to incorporate by reference (IBR) certain Federal PSD regulations. EPA is proposing to approve these portions of Mississippi's SIP revision because the Agency has preliminarily determined that they are consistent with the Clean Air Act (CAA or Act) and EPA's NSR permitting regulations.
Ocean Dumping: Cancellation and Modification of Final Site Designations
Document Number: 2014-18619
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-08-06
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) today cancels the final designation of two Ocean Dredged Material Disposal Sites (ODMDSs) located in the Gulf of Mexico near the Houma Navigational Canal (HNC) and near the Mississippi River Gulf Outlet (MRGO) Canal, Louisiana. Both sites are EPA-approved ocean dumping sites for the disposal of suitable dredged material. This final action is being taken because there is no clear future need for the sites. Additionally, EPA is modifying the period of use, use restriction, and name of the Homeport Project ODMDS located in the Gulf of Mexico offshore of Port Aransas, Texas.
Protection of Stratospheric Ozone: Change of Listing Status for Certain Substitutes Under the Significant New Alternatives Policy Program
Document Number: 2014-18494
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2014-08-06
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Pursuant to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's Significant New Alternatives Policy program, this action proposes to change the status of a number of substitutes that were previously listed as acceptable, based on information showing that other substitutes are available for the same uses that pose lower risk overall to human health and/or the environment. Specifically, this action proposes to modify the listings for certain hydrofluorocarbons in various end-uses in the aerosols, refrigeration and air conditioning, and foam blowing sectors. This action also proposes use conditions that would restrict the use of hydrofluorocarbons to those uses where there are not substitutes available or potentially available that reduce overall risk to human health and/or the environment. This action also proposes to change the status from acceptable to unacceptable for certain hydrochlorofluorocarbons being phased out of production under the Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer and Section 605(a) of the Clean Air Act.
Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; District of Columbia, Maryland, and Virginia; Approval of the Redesignation Requests and Maintenance Plan of the Washington, DC-MD-VA Nonattainment Area for the 1997 Annual Fine Particulate Matter Standard
Document Number: 2014-18482
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2014-08-06
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to approve the requests from the District of Columbia (the District), the State of Maryland (Maryland), and the Commonwealth of Virginia (Virginia) (collectively ``the States'') to redesignate to attainment their respective portions of the Washington, DC-MD-VA nonattainment area (hereafter ``the Washington Area'' or ``the Area'') for the 1997 annual fine particulate matter (PM2.5) National Ambient Air Quality Standard (NAAQS or standard). EPA is also proposing to approve as a revision to their respective State Implementation Plans (SIPs) the common maintenance plan submitted by the States to show maintenance of the 1997 annual PM2.5 NAAQS through 2025 for the Washington Area. The Washington Area maintenance plan includes motor vehicle emissions budgets (MVEBs) for PM2.5 and nitrogen oxides (NOX) for the Area for the 1997 annual PM2.5 standard, which EPA is proposing to approve for transportation conformity purposes. These actions are being taken under the Clean Air Act (CAA).
Notice of Receipt of Requests to Voluntarily Cancel Certain Pesticide Registrations
Document Number: 2014-18477
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-08-06
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 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.
Fluopicolide; Pesticide Tolerances
Document Number: 2014-18458
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-08-06
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This regulation amends tolerances for residues of fluopicolide in or on potato, processed potato waste; and vegetable, tuberous and corm, subgroup 1C. Valent U.S.A. Corporation requested these tolerances under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA).
Product Cancellation Order for Certain Rodenticide Registrations
Document Number: 2014-18361
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-08-06
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This notice announces EPA's order for the cancellations, voluntarily requested by the registrant and accepted by the Agency, of certain rodenticide products containing the pesticide active ingredients brodifacoum, difethialone and warfarin, pursuant to section 6(f) of the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA). These cancellations are effective January 1, 2015. This cancellation order follows a June 18, 2014, Federal Register Notice of Receipt of a Request from the registrant to voluntarily cancel these product registrations. These are not the last products containing these pesticide active ingredients registered for use in the United States. In the June 18, 2014, Notice, EPA indicated that it would issue an order cancelling these products unless the Agency received substantive comments within the 30-day comment period that would merit its further review of these requests. The Agency did not receive any comments on the notice. Further, the registrant has not withdrawn its request. Accordingly, EPA hereby issues in this notice a cancellation order granting the requested cancellations effective January 1, 2015. Any distribution, sale, or use of products cancelled by this order is permitted only in accordance with the provisions of this order concerning existing stocks of the cancelled products.
Approach for Estimating Exposures and Incremental Health Effects From Lead Due to Renovation, Repair, and Painting Activities in Public and Commercial Buildings; Notice of Availability and Request for Comment
Document Number: 2014-18357
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-08-06
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is currently in the process of determining whether or not lead-based paint hazards are created by renovation, repair, and painting (RRP) activities in public and commercial buildings (P&CBs), as required under the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA). EPA is making the following documents available for public review and comment before they undergo external peer review: ``Approach for Estimating Exposures and Incremental Health Effects from Lead Due to Renovation, Repair, and Painting Activities in Public and Commercial Buildings'' (the Approach); the detailed appendices for the Approach; and a supplementary report, entitled ``Developing a Concentration-Response Function for Pb Exposure and Cardiovascular Disease-Related Mortality.'' Together, these documents describe a methodology for estimating exposures and incremental health effects created by renovations of P&CBs. This methodology could be used to identify and evaluate hazards from RRP in P&CBs. Also available for public review and comment is a list of charge questions that will be directed to the external peer reviewers for the Approach.
Product Cancellation Order for Certain Pesticide Registrations
Document Number: 2014-18222
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-08-06
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This notice announces EPA's order for the cancellations, voluntarily requested by the registrants and accepted by the Agency, of the products listed in Table 1 of Unit II., pursuant to the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA). This cancellation order follows a May 20, 2014 Federal Register Notice of Receipt of Requests from the registrants listed in Table 2 of Unit II. to voluntarily cancel these product registrations. In the May 20, 2014 Federal Register notice, EPA indicated that it would issue an order implementing the cancellations, unless the Agency received substantive comments within the 30-day comment period that would merit its further review of these requests, or unless the registrants withdrew their requests. The Agency received comments on the May 20, 2014 Federal Register notice but none merited its further review of the requests. Further, the registrants did not withdraw their requests. Accordingly, EPA hereby issues in this notice a cancellation order granting the requested cancellations. Any distribution, sale, or use of the products subject to this cancellation order is permitted only in accordance with the terms of this cancellation order, including any existing stocks provisions.
Bifenazate; Pesticide Tolerances
Document Number: 2014-18041
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-08-06
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This regulation establishes tolerances for residues of bifenazate in or on multiple commodities which are identified and discussed later in this document including tolerances with regional restrictions for timothy hay and timothy forage. In addition, this regulation removes existing tolerances on ``fruit, pome, group 11'' ``vegetable, fruiting, group 8'' and existing time-limited tolerances for ``timothy, forage'' and ``timothy, hay'' that are superseded by this action. The Interregional Research Project Number 4 (IR-4) requested these tolerances under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA).
Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Pennsylvania; Allegheny County; Control of Outdoor Wood-Fired Boilers
Document Number: 2014-18493
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2014-08-05
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to approve a submission by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania for two State Implementation Plan (SIP) revisions in accordance with the requirements of the Clean Air Act (CAA). These revisions pertain to the control of particulate matter (PM) emissions from the operation of outdoor wood- fired boilers (OWBs) in Allegheny County.
Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Montana; Revisions to the Administrative Rules of Montana-Air Quality, Subchapter 7, Exclusion for De Minimis Changes
Document Number: 2014-18492
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2014-08-05
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to correct final rules pertaining to the State of Montana's State Implementation Plan (SIP). On February 13, 2012, EPA took final action to partially approve and partially disapprove SIP revisions and new rules as submitted by the State of Montana on June 25, 2010 and May 28, 2003. EPA subsequently discovered errors in our February 13, 2012 final action related to the ``incorporation by reference'' materials and the associated regulatory text that inadvertently reversed portions of our July 8, 2011 final action. EPA is proposing to correct those errors with today's action; and we are only seeking comments on these corrections. This action is being taken under section 110 of the Clean Air Act (CAA).
Information Collection Request Submitted to OMB for Review and Approval; Comment Request; Generic Clearance for the Collection of Qualitative Feedback on Agency Service Delivery (Renewal)
Document Number: 2014-18471
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-08-05
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency has submitted an information collection request (ICR), ``Generic Clearance for the Collection of Qualitative Feedback on Agency Service Delivery (Renewal) '' (EPA ICR No. 2434.23, OMB Control No. 2010-0042 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 September 30, 2014. Public comments were previously requested via the Federal Register (79 FR 22816) on April 24, 2014 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; Federal Implementation Plans Under the Clean Air Act for Indian Reservations in Idaho, Oregon, and Washington (Renewal)
Document Number: 2014-18467
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-08-05
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency has submitted an information collection request (ICR), Federal Implementation Plans under the Clean Air Act for Indian Reservations in Idaho, Oregon, and Washington (EPA ICR No. 2020.06, OMB Control No. 2060-0558) 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 (79 FR 14704) on March 17, 2014 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 Solvent Extraction for Vegetable Oil Production (Renewal)
Document Number: 2014-18453
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-08-05
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency has submitted an information collection request (ICR), ``NESHAP for Solvent Extraction for Vegetable Oil Production (Renewal)'' (EPA ICR No. 1947.06, OMB Control No. 2060-0471) 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.
Agency Information Collection Activities OMB Responses
Document Number: 2014-18452
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-08-05
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. The OMB control numbers for EPA regulations are listed in 40 CFR part 9 and 48 CFR chapter 15.
Information Collection Request Submitted to OMB for Review and Approval; Comment Request; NESHAP for Marine Tank Vessel Loading Operations (Renewal)
Document Number: 2014-18451
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-08-05
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency has submitted an information collection request (ICR), ``NESHAP for Marine Tank Vessel Loading Operations (40 CFR part 63, subpart Y) (Renewal)'' (EPA ICR No. 1679.09, OMB Control No. 2060-0289), 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 Air Quality Implementation Plans; Delaware; Redesignation Requests, Associated Maintenance Plans, and Motor Vehicle Emissions Budgets for the Delaware Portion of the Philadelphia-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE Nonattainment Area for the 1997 Annual and 2006 24-Hour Fine Particulate Matter Standards, and the 2007 Comprehensive Emissions Inventory for the 2006 24-Hour Fine Particulate Matter Standard
Document Number: 2014-18205
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-08-05
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is approving the State of Delaware's requests to redesignate to attainment the Delaware portion of the Philadelphia-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE nonattainment area (hereafter ``the Philadelphia Area'' or ``the Area'') for both the 1997 annual and the 2006 24-hour fine particulate matter (PM2.5) National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS or standards). EPA is also approving as revisions to the Delaware State Implementation Plan (SIP), the associated maintenance plans to show maintenance of the 1997 annual and the 2006 24-hour PM2.5 NAAQS through 2025 for the Delaware portion of the Area. EPA is also proposing to approve the motor vehicle emissions budgets (MVEBs) included in Delaware's maintenance plans for the Delaware portion of the Area for both the 1997 annual and 2006 24-hour PM2.5 standards. EPA is also determining that the Delaware portion of the Philadelphia Area continues to attain both the 1997 annual and the 2006 24-hour PM2.5 NAAQS. In addition, EPA is approving the 2007 emissions inventory for the Delaware portion of the Area for the 2006 24-hour PM2.5 NAAQS. These actions are being taken under the Clean Air Act (CAA).
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.
Environmental Impact Statements; Notice of Availability
Document Number: 2014-18272
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-08-01
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Pennsylvania; Allegheny County's Adoption of Control Techniques Guidelines for Offset Lithographic Printing and Letterpress Printing; Flexible Package Printing; and Industrial Solvent Cleaning Operations for Control of Volatile Organic Compound Emissions
Document Number: 2014-18226
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2014-08-01
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to approve revisions to the Pennsylvania State Implementation Plan (SIP) submitted by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. This SIP revision includes amendments to the Allegheny County Health Department (ACHD) Rules and Regulations, Article XXI, Air Pollution Control, and meets the requirement to adopt Reasonably Available Control Technology (RACT) for sources covered by EPA's Control Techniques Guidelines (CTG) standards for the following categories: Offset lithographic printing and letterpress printing, flexible package printing, and industrial solvent cleaning operations. EPA is proposing to approve the revision to the Pennsylvania SIP in accordance with the requirements of the Clean Air Act (CAA).
Human Studies Review Board; Notification of a Public Webinar/Teleconference
Document Number: 2014-18221
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-08-01
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Office of the Science Advisor announces a public Webinar/teleconference of the Human Studies Review Board (HSRB) to discuss its draft report on the HSRB meeting held August 15, 2014.
Proposed Information Collection Request; Comment Request; Implementation of the Oil Pollution Act Facility Response Plan Requirements (Renewal)
Document Number: 2014-18194
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-08-01
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is planning to submit an information collection request (ICR), ``Oil Pollution Act Facility Response Plans40 CFR part 112.20'' (EPA ICR No. 1630.12, OMB Control No. 2050-0135) to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA). Before doing so, EPA is soliciting public comments on specific aspects of the proposed information collection as described below. This is a proposed extension of the ICR, which is currently approved through October 31, 2014. 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.
Receipt of Several Pesticide Petitions Filed for Residues of Pesticide Chemicals in or on Various Commodities
Document Number: 2014-18049
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2014-08-01
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This document announces the Agency's receipt of several initial filings of pesticide petitions requesting the establishment or modification of regulations for residues of pesticide chemicals in or on various commodities.