Environmental Protection Agency October 28, 2014 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Identification of Nonattainment Classification and Deadlines for Submission of State Implementation Plan (SIP) Provisions for the 1997 Fine Particle (PM2.5
Document Number: 2014-25595
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-10-28
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) published a final rule in the Federal Register on Monday, June 2, 2014, updating regulations for the 1997 and 2006 PM2.5 NAAQS nonattainment areas. Errors in the tables for the New York 1997 Annual PM2.5 NAAQS and the New York 2006 24-hour PM2.5 NAAQS are identified and corrected in this action.
Approval and Promulgation of State Implementation Plans; California; Regional Haze Progress Report; Extension of Comment Period
Document Number: 2014-25589
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2014-10-28
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is extending the public comment period for a proposed rule titled ``Approval and Promulgation of State Implementation Plans; California; Regional Haze Progress Report,'' which was published in the Federal Register on September 29, 2014. The new deadline of November 28, 2014, will provide an additional 30 days for a total of 60 days to comment on our proposal.
Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Ohio; Ohio PM2.5
Document Number: 2014-25482
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-10-28
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is approving, under the Clean Air Act (CAA), revisions to Ohio's state implementation plan (SIP) as requested by the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency (OEPA) to EPA on June 19, 2014. The revisions to Ohio's SIP implement certain EPA regulations for particulate matter smaller than 2.5 micrometers (PM2.5) by establishing definitions related to PM2.5, defining PM2.5 increment levels, and setting PM2.5 class 1 variances. The revisions also incorporate changes made to definitions and regulations that recognize nitrogen oxides (NOX) as an ozone precursor, revising and adding definitions, adding Federal land manager notification requirements, and incorporating minor organizational or typographical changes.
Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Ohio; Ohio PM2.5
Document Number: 2014-25481
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2014-10-28
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to approve, under the Clean Air Act (CAA), revisions to Ohio's state implementation plan (SIP) as requested by the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency (OEPA) to EPA on June 19, 2014. The revisions to Ohio's SIP implement certain EPA regulations for particulate matter smaller than 2.5 micrometers (PM2.5) by establishing definitions related to PM2.5, defining PM2.5 increment levels, and setting PM2.5 class 1 variances. The revisions also incorporate changes made to definitions and regulations that recognize nitrogen oxides (NOX) as an ozone precursor, revising and adding definitions, adding Federal land manager notification requirements, and incorporating minor organizational or typographical changes.
Protection of Stratospheric Ozone: Adjustments to the Allowance System for Controlling HCFC Production, Import and Export, 2015-2019
Document Number: 2014-25374
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-10-28
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is adjusting the allowance system for the consumption and production of hydrochlorofluorocarbons (HCFCs). Under the Clean Air Act, EPA is required to phase out production and import of these chemicals in accordance with the Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer (Protocol). Under the Protocol, total United States HCFC production and consumption is capped, and will be completely phased out by 2030. Today's action announces the availability of annual production and consumption allowances for HCFC-22, HCFC-142b, HCFC-123, and HCFC- 124 for 2015-2019. This rule also makes minor changes to the reclamation regulations, updates the use restrictions to account for a recent amendment to the Clean Air Act, and finalizes a de minimis exemption to the use restrictions for certain uses of HCFC-225ca/cb and HCFC-124.