Environmental Protection Agency October 6, 2014 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Strategic Sciences Removal Site, Sylmar, CA; Notice of Proposed CERCLA Settlement Agreement for Recovery of Response Costs
Document Number: 2014-23816
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-10-06
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
In accordance with Section 122(i) of the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act of 1980, as amended (CERCLA), 42 U.S.C. 9622(i), notice is hereby given of a proposed administrative settlement with two parties for recovery of response costs concerning the Strategic Sciences Superfund Site in Sylmar, California. The settlement is entered into pursuant to Section 122(h)(1) of CERCLA, 42 U.S.C. 9622(h)(1), and it requires the settling party to pay $40,000 to the United States Environmental Protection Agency (Agency). The settlement includes a covenant not to sue the settling party pursuant to Sections 106 or 107(a) of CERCLA, 42 U.S.C. 9606 or 9607(a). For thirty (30) days following the date of publication of this Notice in the Federal Register, the Agency will receive written comments relating to the settlement. The Agency will consider all comments received and may modify or withdraw its consent to the settlement if comments received disclose facts or considerations which indicate the proposed settlement is inappropriate, improper, or inadequate. The Agency's response to any comments received will be available for public inspection at 75 Hawthorne Street, San Francisco, CA 94105.
Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Ohio; Infrastructure SIP Requirements for the 2008 Lead and 2010 NO2
Document Number: 2014-23798
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-10-06
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is taking final action to approve elements of state implementation plan (SIP) submissions from Ohio regarding the infrastructure requirements of section 110 of the Clean Air Act (CAA) for the 2008 lead (Pb) and 2010 nitrogen dioxide (NO2) National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS). 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. The proposed rulemaking associated with this final action was published on July 25, 2014, and EPA received no comments pertaining to infrastructure for the 2008 Pb or 2010 NO2 NAAQS during the comment period, which ended on August 25, 2014. The 2008 ozone and 2010 SO2 infrastructure SIPs were also addressed in the proposed rulemaking but will be addressed in a separate final rulemaking.
Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Illinois; Revision to the Chicago 8-Hour Ozone Maintenance Plan
Document Number: 2014-23795
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-10-06
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is approving the State of Illinois' March 28, 2014, revision to the state implementation plan (SIP) for the 1997 8-hour ozone maintenance plan for the Illinois portion of the Chicago-Gary-Lake County, Illinois-Indiana area (the Greater Chicago Area). This SIP revision establishes new Motor Vehicle Emissions Budgets (MVEB) for volatile organic compounds (VOC) and oxides of nitrogen (NOX) for the year 2025. EPA is approving the allocation of a portion of the safety margin for VOC and NOX in the ozone maintenance plan to the 2025 MVEBs. Total year 2025 emissions of VOC and NOX for the area will remain below the attainment levels as required by the transportation conformity regulations.
Revisions to the California State Implementation Plan, Imperial County Air Pollution Control District
Document Number: 2014-23788
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-10-06
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) portion of the California State Implementation Plan (SIP). These revisions concern oxides of nitrogen (NOX ) emissions from wallboard kilns and internal combustion engines. We are approving local rules that regulate these emission sources under the Clean Air Act (CAA or the Act).
Revisions to the California State Implementation Plan, Imperial County Air Pollution Control District
Document Number: 2014-23787
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2014-10-06
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to approve revisions to the Imperial County Air Pollution Control District (ICAPCD) portion of the California State Implementation Plan (SIP). These revisions concern oxides of nitrogen (NOX) emissions from wallboard kilns and internal combustion engines. We are proposing to approve local rules to regulate these emission sources under the Clean Air Act (CAA or the Act).
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: 2014-23777
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-10-06
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is approving a State Implementation Plan (SIP) revision 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 approving the revision to the Pennsylvania SIP in accordance with the requirements of the Clean Air Act (CAA).
Certain New Chemicals; Receipt and Status Information
Document Number: 2014-23772
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-10-06
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is required under the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) to publish in the Federal Register a notice of receipt of a premanufacture notice (PMN); an application for a test marketing exemption (TME), both pending and/or expired; and a periodic status report on any new chemicals under EPA review and the receipt of notices of commencement (NOC) to manufacture those chemicals. This document covers the period from August 25, 2014 to September 15, 2014.
Revisions to the California State Implementation Plan, Lake County Air Quality Management District
Document Number: 2014-23771
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-10-06
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is taking direct final action to approve a revision to the Lake County Air Quality Management District (LCAQMD) portion of the California State Implementation Plan (SIP). This revision concerns particulate matter (PM) emissions from agricultural compression engines and the definition of hazardous air pollutants (HAP). We are approving local rules under the Clean Air Act (CAA or the Act).
Revisions to the California State Implementation Plan, Lake County Air Quality Management District
Document Number: 2014-23770
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2014-10-06
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to approve a revision to the Lake County Air Quality Management District (LCAQMD) portion of the California State Implementation Plan (SIP). This revision concerns the definition of hazardous air pollutants and particulate matter emissions from agricultural compression ignition engines. We are proposing to approve local rules under the Clean Air Act (CAA or the Act).
Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Wisconsin; Revisions to PSD and NNSR Programs
Document Number: 2014-23769
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-10-06
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Pursuant to its authority under the Clean Air Act (CAA or Act), the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is approving a revision to the Wisconsin State Implementation Plan (SIP) for the Prevention of Significant Deterioration (PSD) and Nonattainment New Source Review (NNSR) programs.
Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Illinois; Amendments to Gasoline Volatility Standards and Motor Vehicle Refinishing Requirements for Illinois
Document Number: 2014-23768
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2014-10-06
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is approving state implementation plan (SIP) revisions submitted by the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency on March 19, 2013, concerning the state's gasoline volatility standards. The SIP revisions also include amendments to the state's motor vehicle refinishing regulations to allow for the alternative use of a high volume, low pressure equivalent coating applicator in motor vehicle refinishing operations, and repeal a registration program under these regulations that overlaps with Federal registration requirements.
Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Illinois; Amendments to Gasoline Volatility Standards and Motor Vehicle Refinishing Requirements for Illinois
Document Number: 2014-23767
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-10-06
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is approving state implementation plan (SIP) revisions submitted by the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency (IEPA) on March 19, 2013, concerning the state's gasoline volatility standards. The SIP revisions also include amendments to the state's motor vehicle refinishing regulations to allow for the alternative use of a high volume, low pressure (HVLP) equivalent coating applicator in motor vehicle refinishing operations, and repeal a registration program under these regulations that overlaps with Federal registration requirements.
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: 2014-23624
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-10-06
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is approving 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 approving, 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 approving for transportation conformity purposes. These actions are being taken under the Clean Air Act (CAA).
Approval of Implementation Plans and Designation of Areas for Air Quality Planning Purposes; Las Vegas Valley, Nevada; Redesignation to Attainment for PM10
Document Number: 2014-23623
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-10-06
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is taking final action to approve a revision to the Nevada state implementation plan that provides for the maintenance of the national ambient air quality standard for particulate matter with an aerodynamic diameter less than or equal to a nominal ten micrometers (PM10) in Las Vegas Valley for the next ten years and to approve the related motor vehicle emissions budgets. Based in part on the approval of the PM10 maintenance plan, EPA is also taking final action to grant the State of Nevada's request for redesignation of Las Vegas Valley to attainment for the PM10 standard. Consistent with the assumptions of the maintenance plan, EPA is approving revisions to certain local fugitive dust rules to ensure their continued applicability after redesignation of the area to attainment. Lastly, EPA is taking final action to delete the area designation for Las Vegas Valley for the revoked national standard for total suspended particulate because the designation is no longer necessary.
Amendment to Standards and Practices for All Appropriate Inquiries
Document Number: 2014-23399
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-10-06
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is amending the standards and practices for conducting all appropriate inquiries under the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act (CERCLA) to remove the reference to ASTM International's E1527-05 standard practice. This 2005 standard practice was replaced with an updated standard, the E1527-13, by ASTM International, a widely recognized standards development organization. Specifically, EPA is amending the ``All Appropriate Inquiries Rule'' to remove the reference to ASTM International's E1527-05 ``Standard Practice for Environmental Site Assessments: Phase I Environmental Site Assessment Process.''
National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants: Ferroalloys Production
Document Number: 2014-23266
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2014-10-06
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This action supplements our proposed amendments to the national emission standards for hazardous air pollutants (NESHAP) for the Ferroalloys Production source category published in the Federal Register on November 23, 2011. In that action, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) proposed amendments based on the initial technology and residual risk reviews for this source category. Today's action presents a revised technology review and a revised residual risk review for the Ferroalloys Production source category and proposes revisions to the standards based on those reviews. This action also proposes new compliance requirements to meet the revised standards. This action would result in significant environmental improvements through the reduction of fugitive manganese emissions and through more stringent emission limits for several processes.