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

California State Nonroad Engine Pollution Control Standards; Portable Diesel-Fueled Engines Air Toxics Control Measure; Request for Confirmation That Amendments Are Within the Scope of Previous Authorization; Opportunity for Public Hearing and Comment
Document Number: 2014-27645
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-11-21
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The California Air Resources Board (CARB) has notified the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) that it adopted amendments to California's Portable Diesel-Fueled Engines Air Toxics Control Measure (Portable Engine ATCM) in 2007, 2009, and 2010. By letter dated September 15, 2014, CARB asked that EPA authorize these amendments pursuant to the Clean Air Act (CAA or Act). CARB requested EPA's confirmation that the amendments are within the scope of a prior authorization, or, in the alternative, that the amendments merit full authorization. This notice announces that EPA has tentatively scheduled a public hearing to consider California's request, and that EPA is now accepting written comment on the request.
California State Nonroad Engine Pollution Control Standards; Small Off-Road Engines Regulations; Tier 4 Off-Road Compression-Ignition Regulations; Exhaust Emission Certification Test Fuel for Off-Road Spark-Ignition Engines, Equipment, and Vehicles Regulations; Request for Within-the-Scope and Full Authorization; Opportunity for Public Hearing and Comment
Document Number: 2014-27644
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-11-21
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The California Air Resources Board (CARB) has notified the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) that it has adopted amendments to its spark-ignited (SI) Small Off-Road Engines (SORE) regulations (2011 SORE amendments), Tier 4 Off-Road Compression-Ignition (CI) regulations (2011 Tier 4 amendments), and Exhaust Emission Certification Test Fuel for Off-Road Spark-Ignition Engines, Equipment, and Vehicles regulations (2011 Certification Test Fuel amendments). By letter dated June 13, 2014, CARB asked that EPA authorize these amendments pursuant to section 209(e) of the Clean Air Act (CAA or Act) 42 U.S.C. 7543(e). CARB seeks confirmation that the amendments are within the scope of prior authorizations issued by EPA, or, in the alternative, that the amendments merit full authorization. This notice announces that EPA has tentatively scheduled a public hearing to consider California's authorization request for the 2011 SORE amendments, 2011 Tier 4 amendments, and 2011 Certification Test Fuel amendments, and that EPA is now accepting written comment on the request.
Petition on Clean Air Act Title V Permit; Gateway Generating Station; Antioch, CA
Document Number: 2014-27641
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-11-21
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Pursuant to Clean Air Act (CAA) section 505(b) and 40 CFR 70.8(d), the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator signed an Order, dated October 15, 2014, denying a petition to object to a CAA title V operating permit proposed by the Bay Area Air Quality Management District (BAAQMD) for the Gateway Generating Station, LLC facility in Antioch, California (Gateway). The Order constitutes a final action on the petition submitted by the Wild Equity Institute (Petitioner) dated September 3, 2013 requesting that the EPA Administrator object to the proposed title V permit for Gateway. Pursuant to section 505(b) of the CAA, a petitioner may seek judicial review in the United States Court of Appeals for the appropriate circuit of those portions of the petition that EPA denied. Any petition for review shall be filed within 60 days from the date this notice appears in the Federal Register, pursuant to section 307 of the CAA.
Technical Research Workshop Supporting EPA and NHTSA Phase 2 Standards for MD/HD Greenhouse Gas and Fuel Efficiency
Document Number: 2014-27638
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-11-21
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA and NHTSA are sponsoring a technical workshop on December 10 and 11, 2014, at Southwest Research Institute (SwRI) in San Antonio, Texas. SwRI researchers will present technical work completed under the direction of EPA and NHTSA to assist in developing Phase 2 medium- and heavy-duty GHG and fuel efficiency standards.
Pesticide Program Dialogue Committee; Notice of Public Meeting
Document Number: 2014-27635
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-11-21
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Pursuant to the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA), EPA's Office of Pesticide Programs (OPP) is announcing a public meeting of the Pesticide Program Dialogue Committee (PPDC) on December 11-12, 2014. In addition, EPA is also announcing meetings on December 10, 2014, of the following PPDC workgroups: The Work Group on Integrated Pest Management and the Work Group on Pollinator Protection. These meetings provide advice and recommendations to the EPA Administrator on issues associated with pesticide regulatory development and reform initiatives, evolving public policy and program implementation issues, and science issues associated with evaluating and reducing risks from use of pesticides.
Environmental Impact Statements; Notice of Availability
Document Number: 2014-27633
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-11-21
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Information Collection Request Submitted to OMB for Review and Approval; Comment Request; National Listing of Fish Advisories (Renewal)
Document Number: 2014-27534
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-11-21
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency has submitted an information collection request (ICR), National Listing of Fish Advisories, (EPA ICR Number 1959.05, OMB Control Number 2040-0226) to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.). This is a proposed extension of the ICR, which is currently approved through November 30, 2014. Public comments were previously requested via the Federal Register (79 FR 33188) on June 10, 2014 during a 60-day comment period. This notice allows for an additional 30 days for public comments. A fuller description of the ICR is given below, including its estimated burden and cost to the public. An Agency may not conduct or sponsor and a person is not required to respond to a collection of information unless it displays a currently valid OMB control number.
Information Collection Request Submitted to OMB for Review and Approval; Comment Request; 2015 Hazardous Waste Report, Notification of Regulated Waste Activity, and Part A Hazardous Waste Permit Application and Modification (Renewal)
Document Number: 2014-27533
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-11-21
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency has submitted an information collection request (ICR), 2015 Hazardous Waste Report, Notification of Regulated Waste Activity, and Part A Hazardous Waste Permit Application and Modification (Renewal) (EPA ICR No. 0976.17, OMB Control No. 2050-0024) to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.). This is a proposed extension of the ICR, which is currently approved through December 31, 2014. Public comments were previously requested via the Federal Register (79 FR 34733) on June 18, 2014 during a 60-day comment period. This notice allows for an additional 30 days for public comments. A fuller description of the ICR is given below, including its estimated burden and cost to the public. An Agency may not conduct or sponsor and a person is not required to respond to a collection of information unless it displays a currently valid OMB control number.
Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Montana; Revisions to the Administrative Rules of Montana-Air Quality, Subchapter 7, Exclusion for De Minimis Changes; Final Rule
Document Number: 2014-27505
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-11-21
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is taking final action to correct final rules pertaining to the State of Montana's State Implementation Plan (SIP). On February 13, 2012, EPA took final action to partially approve and partially disapprove SIP revisions and new rules as submitted by the State of Montana on June 25, 2010 and May 28, 2003. EPA subsequently discovered errors in our February 13, 2012 final action related to the materials incorporated by reference and the associated regulatory text that inadvertently reversed portions of our July 8, 2011 final action. EPA is taking final action, under section 110 of the Clean Air Act (CAA).