Environmental Protection Agency October 7, 2014 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Clean Water Act: Proposed Section 404(c) Exemption
Document Number: 2014-23900
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-10-07
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) proposes to extend coverage under an existing Clean Water Act Section (CWA) 404(c) exception for the continued operation and maintenance of a portion of an electrical transmission line and a portion of a distribution line at the Bayou aux Carpes site in Jefferson Parish, Louisiana. The extension will authorize minimal discharges (approximately 1.35 cubic yards) to wetlands of dredged or fill material associated with ongoing activities by Entergy Louisiana, L.L.C. (Entergy) in order to provide electrical service to residential, commercial, military, industrial, and other facilities in nearby Plaquemines Parish.
Revisions to the California State Implementation Plan, Placer County Air Pollution Control District
Document Number: 2014-23876
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-10-07
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is taking direct final action to approve a revision to the Placer County Air Pollution Control District (PCAPCD) portion of the California State Implementation Plan (SIP). This revision concerns oxides of nitrogen (NOX) emissions from natural gas-fired water heaters, small boilers, and process heaters. We are approving a local rule that regulates these emission sources under the Clean Air Act (CAA or the Act).
Revisions to the California State Implementation Plan, Placer County Air Pollution Control District
Document Number: 2014-23775
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2014-10-07
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to approve a revision to the Placer County Air Pollution Control District (PCAPCD) portion of the California State Implementation Plan (SIP). This revision concerns oxides of nitrogen (NOx) emissions from natural gas-fired water heaters, small boilers, and process heaters. We are proposing to approve a local rule to regulate these emission sources under the Clean Air Act (CAA or the Act).
Official Release of the MOVES2014 Motor Vehicle Emissions Model for SIPs and Transportation Conformity
Document Number: 2014-23258
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-10-07
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is approving and announcing the availability of the Motor Vehicle Emissions Simulator model (MOVES2014) for official use outside of California. MOVES2014 is the latest state-of-the art upgrade to EPA's modeling tools for estimating emissions from cars, trucks, buses, and motorcycles, based on the latest data and regulations. MOVES2014 is approved for use in state implementation plans (SIPs) and transportation conformity analyses outside of California. This notice starts a two-year grace period before the MOVES2014 emission model is required to be used in new regional emissions analyses and new hot-spot analyses for transportation conformity determinations outside of California.