Environmental Protection Agency October 21, 2014 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Notification of a Closed Teleconference of the Science Advisory Board's Scientific and Technological Achievement Awards Committee
Document Number: 2014-25002
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-10-21
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA), Science Advisory Board (SAB) Staff Office is announcing a teleconference of the SAB's Scientific and Technological Achievement Awards (STAA) Committee to discuss draft recommendations for the chartered SAB regarding the Agency's 2013 and 2014 STAA recipients. The STAA Committee teleconference will be closed to the public.
Clean Air Act Advisory Committee; Notice of charter renewal
Document Number: 2014-25001
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-10-21
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Protection of Stratospheric Ozone: Determination 29 for Significant New Alternatives Policy Program
Document Number: 2014-24989
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-10-21
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This Determination of Acceptability expands the list of acceptable substitutes for ozone-depleting substances under the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) Significant New Alternatives Policy (SNAP) program. This action lists as acceptable additional substitutes for use in the refrigeration and air conditioning, foam blowing, and fire suppression and explosion protection sectors.
Approval and Promulgation of Implementation Plans; Wyoming; Revisions to the Air Quality Standards and Regulations
Document Number: 2014-24930
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-10-21
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is approving changes to Wyoming's State Implementation Plan (SIP). On February 10, 2014, the Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality (WDEQ) submitted to EPA revisions to the Wyoming SIP. These revisions included the removal of an exemption from Wyoming Air Quality Standards and Regulations (WAQSR) Chapter 3, section 2(d). In this action, EPA is approving the revision of this provision into the SIP because the revision is consistent with Clean Air Act (CAA) requirements. The revision will correct certain deficiencies related to the treatment of excess emissions from sources. EPA will address the remaining revisions from Wyoming's February 10, 2014 submission in a separate action.
Approval and Promulgation of Implementation Plans; State of Nebraska; Infrastructure SIP Requirements for the 2008 Lead National Ambient Air Quality Standards
Document Number: 2014-24899
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-10-21
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is taking direct final action to approve two State Implementation Plan (SIP) submissions from the State of Nebraska. EPA is approving elements of a SIP submission from the State of Nebraska that addresses the applicable requirements of the Clean Air Act (CAA) section 110 for the 2008 National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS) for Lead (Pb). Section 110(a) of the CAA 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. EPA is also approving an additional SIP submission from the State of Nebraska that addresses section 128 of the CAA and supports requirements associated with infrastructure SIPs.
Revision to the Nebraska State Implementation Plan (SIP) Infrastructure Requirements for 2008 Lead (Pb) National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS)
Document Number: 2014-24895
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2014-10-21
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) proposes to approve the State Implementation Plan (SIP) revision submitted by the state of Nebraska to address the requirements of section 110(a)(1) and (2) of the Clean Air Act (CAA) for the 2008 Lead (Pb) National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS) and the inclusion into the SIP, of Nebraska's conflict of interest provisions. Section 110(a) of the CAA requires that each state adopt and submit a SIP for the implementation, maintenance, and enforcement of each NAAQS promulgated or revised by the EPA. On October 18, 2011, the Nebraska Department of Environemtal Quality (NDEQ) submitted a revision to Nebraska's SIP which describes the State's provisions for implementing, maintaining, and enforcing the standards listed above. In addition, NDEQ submitted on March 11, 2014, a request to include conflict of interest provisions into the Nebraska SIP. These revisions are necessary to properly implement, maintain and enforce the 2008 Pb NAAQS and also recognizes the state's request to include Nebraska's conflict of interest provisions into the SIP.
Approval and Promulgation of Implementation Plans; State of Missouri, Control of Emissions From Hand-Fired Equipment
Document Number: 2014-24866
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-10-21
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is taking direct final action to approve revisions to the State Implementation Plan (SIP) submitted by the State of Missouri on May 8, 2012, related to a Missouri rule titled ``Control of Emissions from Hand-Fired Equipment.'' Today's action approves a revision to the Missouri SIP that allows the burning of discarded clean wood in non-residential (commercial owned and operated) heating devices, with restrictions to ensure environmentally-sound operation, in the St. Louis metropolitan area.
Approval and Promulgation of Implementation Plans; State of Missouri, Control of Emissions From Hand-Fired Equipment
Document Number: 2014-24864
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2014-10-21
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) proposes to approve the State Implementation Plan (SIP) revision submitted by the state of Missouri on May 8, 2012, related to a Missouri rule titled ``Control of Emissions from Hand-Fired Equipment.'' This SIP revision provides a rule to allow the burning of discarded clean wood in non-residential (commercial owned and operated) heating devices, with restrictions to ensure environmentally-sound operation, in the St. Louis metropolitan area.
Approval and Promulgation of Implementation Plans; State of Iowa
Document Number: 2014-24860
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-10-21
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is approving the State Implementation Plan (SIP) revisions submitted by the State of Iowa for the purpose of approving the 2008, 2009, 2011, 2012, and 2013 updates to the Linn County Air Quality Ordinance. EPA is approving Iowa's request to include revisions to the Linn County Air Quality Ordinance, Chapter 10, because the revisions improve the stringency of the Iowa SIP.
Approval and Promulgation of Implementation Plans; State of Iowa
Document Number: 2014-24858
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2014-10-21
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to approve the State Implementation Plan (SIP) revision submitted by the state of Iowa for the purpose of approving the 2008, 2009, 2011, 2012, and 2013 updates to the Linn County Air Quality Ordinance. EPA is proposing approval of Iowa's request to include revisions to the Linn County Air Quality Ordinance, Chapter 10, because the revisions improve the stringency of the Iowa SIP.
Approval and Promulgation of Implementation Plans; State of Kansas; Infrastructure SIP Requirements for the 2008 Ozone National Ambient Air Quality Standard
Document Number: 2014-24781
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-10-21
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is taking final action to approve elements of a State Implementation Plan (SIP) submission from the State of Kansas addressing the applicable requirements of Clean Air Act (CAA) sections 110 for the 2008 National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS) for Ozone (O3), which 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.
Approval and Promulgation of Implementation Plans; Revisions to the Nevada State Implementation Plan; Stationary Source Permits
Document Number: 2014-24762
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-10-21
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is taking direct final action to approve revisions to the applicable state implementation plan for the State of Nevada submitted by the Nevada Division of Environmental Protection. The revisions include amended State rules related to applications for, and issuance of, permits for stationary sources, but not including review and permitting of major sources and major modifications under parts C and D of title I of the Clean Air Act. EPA is taking action under the Clean Air Act obligation to take action on State submittals of revisions to state implementation plans. The intended effect of the approval is to fix deficiencies in the previously-approved version of the permitting rules and to ensure that new or modified stationary sources do not interfere with attainment or maintenance of the national ambient air quality standards.
Approval and Promulgation of Implementation Plans; State of Missouri, Restriction of Emissions of Particulate Matter From Industrial Processes
Document Number: 2014-24761
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2014-10-21
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to approve two revisions to the State Implementation Plan (SIP) submitted by the State of Missouri on May 8, 2012 and October 17, 2013, related to a Missouri rule titled ``Restriction of Emissions of Particulate Matter from Industrial Processes.'' These SIP revisions are administrative and provide the following: Updates an outdated reference in the current SIP approved rule; provides a hierarchy of compliance measurement approaches requested by EPA; provides a clarification on applicability; and, deletes redundant definitions.
Approval and Promulgation of Implementation Plans; State of Missouri, Restriction of Emissions of Particulate Matter From Industrial Processes
Document Number: 2014-24760
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-10-21
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is taking direct final action to approve revisions to the State Implementation Plan (SIP) submitted by the State of Missouri on May 8, 2012, and October 17, 2013, related to a Missouri rule titled ``Restriction of Emission of Particulate Matter from Industrial Processes.'' This action amends the SIP in four ways. The first is it updates an outdated reference in the current SIP approved rule. Second, it provides a hierarchy of compliance measurement approaches for Particulate Matter (PM) emissions from industrial processes. Third, it provides a clarification on applicability of the provisions. And fourth, it deletes redundant definitions.
Approval and Promulgation of Implementation Plans; Revisions to the Nevada State Implementation Plan; Stationary Source Permits
Document Number: 2014-24468
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2014-10-21
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to approve revisions to the applicable state implementation plan for the State of Nevada submitted by the Nevada Division of Environmental Protection. The revisions include amended State rules related to applications for, and issuance of, permits for stationary sources, but not including review and permitting of major sources and major modifications under parts C and D of title I of the Clean Air Act. EPA is taking action under the Clean Air Act obligation to take action on State submittals of revisions to state implementation plans. The intended effect of the proposed approval is to fix deficiencies in the previously-approved version of the permitting rules and to ensure that new or modified stationary sources do not interfere with attainment or maintenance of the national ambient air quality standards.