Environmental Protection Agency October 2, 2014 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Notice of Decision To Issue a Clean Air Act PSD Permit for Salem Harbor Redevelopment Project
Document Number: 2014-23539
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-10-02
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This notice announces that the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection (MassDEP) issued a final permit decision for a Clean Air Act Prevention of Significant Deterioration (PSD) permit (Transmittal Number X254064) to Footprint Power Salem Harbor Development, LP for the construction of the Salem Harbor Redevelopment (SHR) Project.
Availability of Final NPDES General Permits Mag250000 and Nhg250000 for Discharges of Non-Contact Cooling Water in Massachusetts and New Hampshire
Document Number: 2014-23537
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-10-02
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Director of the Office of Ecosystem Protection, Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)Region 1, is providing a notice of availability of the final National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) Non-contact Cooling Water General Permit (NCCW GP) for Massachusetts and New Hampshire. The general permit replaces the NCCW GP that expired on July 31, 2013.
Revisions to the California State Implementation Plan, Imperial County Air Pollution Control District and San Joaquin Valley Unified Air Pollution Control District
Document Number: 2014-23401
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2014-10-02
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to approve revisions to the Imperial County Air Pollution Control District (ICAPCD) and San Joaquin Valley Unified Air Pollution Control District (SJVUAPCD) portions of the California State Implementation Plan (SIP). These revisions concern definitions that are necessary for the creation, modification and understanding of rules that address air pollution. Among other changes, the revised definitions help clarify federal New Source Review (NSR) requirements, update the districts' exempt volatile organic compounds list to correspond with EPA's, and improve formatting consistency. We are proposing to approve local rules which include these definitions under the Clean Air Act (CAA or the Act).
Revisions to the California State Implementation Plan, Imperial County Air Pollution Control District and San Joaquin Valley Unified Air Pollution Control District
Document Number: 2014-23400
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-10-02
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is taking direct final action to approve revisions to the Imperial County Air Pollution Control District (ICAPCD) and San Joaquin Valley Unified Air Pollution Control District (SJVUAPCD) portions of the California State Implementation Plan (SIP). These revisions concern definitions that are necessary for the creation, modification and understanding of rules that address air pollution. Among other changes, the revised definitions help clarify federal New Source Review (NSR) requirements, update the districts' exempt volatile organic compounds list to correspond with EPA's, and improve formatting consistency. We are approving local rules that define terms under the Clean Air Act (CAA or the Act).
Revision to the Idaho State Implementation Plan; Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans: Idaho, Northern Ada County PM10
Document Number: 2014-23365
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-10-02
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is approving the Northern Ada County PM10 Second Ten-Year Maintenance Plan submitted by the Idaho Department of Environmental Quality (IDEQ) on March 11, 2013, for particulate matter with an aerodynamic diameter less than or equal to ten micrometers (PM10). Northern Ada County was identified as an area of concern for PM10 with the promulgation of the PM10 NAAQS in 1987, and was formally designated as a moderate PM10 nonattainment area upon passage of the 1990 Clean Air Act (CAA) amendments. In October 2003, the EPA approved the Northern Ada County PM10 Maintenance Plan and redesignated the area to attainment for PM10. This revised Maintenance Plan addresses maintenance of the PM10 standard for a second ten-year period beyond redesignation through 2023, extends the horizon years, and contains revised transportation conformity budgets. The EPA is also approving the February 15-16, 2011 high wind exceptional event at the Boise Fire Station monitor, as well as contingency measures for the Pinehurst PM10 Air Quality Improvement Plan. The EPA is approving the second ten-year PM10 Maintenance Plan for Northern Ada County and the Pinehurst PM10 contingency measures pursuant to section 110 of the CAA. The EPA is approving the February 2011 exceptional event pursuant to 40 CFR 50.14. The EPA received one set of adverse comments focused primarily on proposed coal export terminals that may be built in Oregon and Washington that may affect Northern Ada County.
Arkansas: Final Authorization of State-Initiated Changes and Incorporation by Reference of State Hazardous Waste Management Program
Document Number: 2014-23364
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-10-02
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
During a review of Arkansas' regulations, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) identified a variety of State-initiated changes to its hazardous waste program under the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA). We have determined that these changes are minor and satisfy all requirements needed to qualify for Final authorization and are authorizing the State-initiated changes through this Direct Final action. The Solid Waste Disposal Act, as amended, commonly referred to as the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA), allows the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to authorize States to operate their hazardous waste management programs in lieu of the Federal program. The EPA uses the regulations entitled ``Approved State Hazardous Waste Management Programs'' to provide notice of the authorization status of State programs and to incorporate by reference those provisions of the State statutes and regulations that will be subject to the EPA's inspection and enforcement. The rule codifies in the regulations the prior approval of Arkansas' hazardous waste management program and incorporates by reference authorized provisions of the State's statutes and regulations.
Arkansas: Final Authorization of State-Initiated Changes and Incorporation by Reference of State Hazardous Waste Management Program
Document Number: 2014-23363
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2014-10-02
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
During a review of Arkansas' regulations, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) identified a variety of State-initiated changes to Arkansas' hazardous waste program under the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act, as amended (RCRA), for which the State had not previously sought authorization. The EPA proposes to authorize the State for the program changes. In addition, the EPA proposes to codify in the regulations entitled ``Approved State Hazardous Waste Management Programs'', Arkansas' authorized hazardous waste program. The EPA will incorporate by reference into the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) those provisions of the State regulations that are authorized and that the EPA will enforce under RCRA.