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Proposed Information Collection Request; Comment Request; Reformulated Gasoline and Conventional Gasoline: Requirements for Refiners, Oxygenate Blenders, and Importers of Gasoline; Requirements for Parties in the Gasoline Distribution Network
Document Number: 2014-20914
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-09-03
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency is planning to submit an information collection request (ICR), ``Reformulated Gasoline and Conventional Gasoline: Requirements for Refiners, Oxygenate Blenders, and Importers of Gasoline; Requirements for Parties in the Gasoline Distribution Network'' (EPA ICR No. 1591.26, OMB Control No. 2060-0277) 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.). Before doing so, EPA is soliciting public comments on specific aspects of the proposed information collection as described below. This is a proposed extension of the ICR, which is currently approved through 12/ 31/2014. 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.
Recent Postings to the Applicability Determination Index Database System of Agency Applicability Determinations, Alternative Monitoring Decisions, and Regulatory Interpretations Pertaining to Standards Under the Clean Air Act
Document Number: 2014-20895
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-09-03
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This notice announces applicability determinations, alternative monitoring decisions, and regulatory interpretations that EPA has made under the New Source Performance Standards (NSPS); the National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants (NESHAP); and/ or the Stratospheric Ozone Protection Program.
Cross-Media Electronic Reporting: Authorized Program Revision Approval, State of Arizona
Document Number: 2014-20894
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-09-03
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This notice announces the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA's) approval of the State of Arizona's request to revise/modify certain of its EPA-authorized programs to allow electronic reporting.
Approval and Promulgation of State Plans for Designated Facilities and Pollutants: New Hampshire; Revised State Plan for Large and Small Municipal Waste Combustors
Document Number: 2014-20803
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-09-03
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is approving the Clean Air Act section 111(d)/129 State Plan revisions for Large and Small Municipal Waste Combustors (MWCs) submitted by the New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services (DES) on January 29, 2009 with amendments submitted on February 13, 2009. The revised State Plan is in response to amended emission guidelines (EGs) and new source performance standards (NSPS) for Large MWCs promulgated by EPA on May 10, 2006 and the strengthening of emission limits on Small MWCs as enacted by the New Hampshire General Court in 2005. New Hampshire DES's State Plan is for implementing and enforcing provisions at least as protective as the EPA EGs applicable to existing Large and Small MWC units.
Approval and Promulgation of State Plans for Designated Facilities and Pollutants: New Hampshire; Revised State Plan for Large and Small Municipal Waste Combustors
Document Number: 2014-20800
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2014-09-03
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to approve the Clean Air Act section 111(d)/129 State Plan revisions for Large and Small Municipal Waste Combustors (MWC) submitted by the New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services (DES) on January 29, 2009 with amendments submitted on February 13, 2009. The revised Plan is in response to amended emission guidelines (EGs) and new source performance standards (NSPS) for Large MWCs promulgated on May 10, 2006 and the strengthening of emission limits on Small MWCs as enacted by the New Hampshire General Court in 2005. New Hampshire DES's State Plan is for implementing and enforcing provisions at least as protective as the EGs applicable to existing Large and Small MWC units.
Approval of Air Quality Implementation Plan Revisions; State of California; South Coast VMT Emissions Offset Demonstrations
Document Number: 2014-20791
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-09-03
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is taking final action to approve a state implementation plan revision submitted by the State of California to meet the vehicle miles traveled emissions offset requirement under the Clean Air Act for the 1-hour ozone and 1997 8- hour ozone national ambient air quality standards in the Los Angeles- South Coast Air Basin (``South Coast''). The EPA is approving this revision because it demonstrates that California has put in place specific enforceable transportation control strategies and transportation control measures to offset the growth in emissions from the growth in vehicle miles traveled and vehicle trips in the South Coast, and thereby meets the applicable requirements of the Clean Air Act.
Approval and Promulgation of Implementation Plans; California; South Coast 1-Hour and 8-Hour Ozone
Document Number: 2014-20790
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-09-03
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is approving the portions of a State implementation plan (SIP) revision submitted by the State of California on February 13, 2013 that relate to attainment of the 1-hour and 1997 8-hour ozone national ambient air quality standards in the Los Angeles-South Coast area. Specifically, the EPA is approving the portions of the South Coast Air Quality Management District's Final 2012 Air Quality Management Plan that update the approved control strategy for the 1997 8-hour ozone standard and that provide a demonstration of attainment of the 1-hour ozone standard by December 31, 2022. In approving this SIP revision, the EPA finds that an attainment date of December 31, 2022 is appropriate in light of the severity of the 1-hour ozone problem in the Los Angeles-South Coast area and the limited emissions remaining that can be regulated given the extent to which emissions sources in the South Coast have already been controlled. As part of this action, the EPA is approving new commitments adopted by the South Coast Air Quality Management District to develop, adopt, submit and implement certain near-term measures to achieve certain aggregate emission reduction targets, updated new technology provisions, and a new commitment by the California Air Resources Board to submit contingency measures in 2019 as necessary to meet the emission reduction targets for 2022 from implementation of new technology measures.
Texas: Final Authorization of State Hazardous Waste Management Program Revision
Document Number: 2014-20789
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-09-03
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The State of Texas has applied to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for Final authorization of the changes to its hazardous waste program under the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA). EPA has determined that these changes satisfy all requirements needed to qualify for Final authorization, and is authorizing the State's changes through this direct final action. The EPA is publishing this rule to authorize the changes without a prior proposal because we believe this action is not controversial and do not expect comments that oppose it. Unless we receive written comments which oppose this authorization during the comment period, the decision to authorize Texas' changes to its hazardous waste program will take effect. If we receive comments that oppose this action, we will publish a document in the Federal Register withdrawing this rule before it takes effect, and a separate document in the proposed rules section of this Federal Register will serve as a proposal to authorize the changes.
Texas: Final Authorization of State Hazardous Waste Management Program Revisions
Document Number: 2014-20788
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2014-09-03
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The State of Texas has applied to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for Final authorization of the changes to its hazardous waste program under the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA). EPA proposes to grant Final authorization to the State of Texas. In the ``Rules and Regulations'' section of this Federal Register, EPA is authorizing the changes by direct final rule. EPA did not make a proposal prior to the direct final rule because we believe this action is not controversial and do not expect comments that oppose it. We have explained the reasons for this authorization in the preamble to the direct final rule. Unless we get written comments which oppose this authorization during the comment period, the direct final rule will become effective on the date it establishes, and we will not take further action on this proposal. If we receive comments that oppose this action, we will withdraw the direct final rule and it will not take effect. We will then respond to public comments in a later final rule based on this proposal. You may not have another opportunity for comment. If you want to comment on this action, you must do so at this time.
Environmental Impact Statements; Notice of Availability
Document Number: 2014-20695
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-09-03
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Arizona; Regional Haze and Interstate Visibility Transport Federal Implementation Plan
Document Number: 2014-15895
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-09-03
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This final action promulgates a Federal Implementation Plan (FIP) addressing the requirements of the Regional Haze Rule (RHR) and interstate visibility transport for the disapproved portions of Arizona's Regional Haze (RH) State Implementation Plan (SIP) as described in a final rule published in the Federal Register on July 30, 2013. In that action, we partially approved and partially disapproved the State's plan to implement the regional haze program for the first planning period. This final action includes our responses to comments on our proposed FIP published in the Federal Register on February 18, 2014. This final rule, together with a final rule published in the Federal Register on December 5, 2012, completes our FIP for the disapproved portions of Arizona's RH SIP. This final rule addresses the RHR's requirements for Best Available Retrofit Technology (BART), Reasonable Progress (RP), and a Long-term Strategy (LTS) as well as the interstate visibility transport requirements of the Clean Air Act (CAA) for pollutants that affect visibility in Arizona's 12 Class I areas and areas in nearby states. The BART sources addressed in this final FIP are Tucson Electric Power (TEP) Sundt Generating Station Unit 4, Lhoist North America (LNA) Nelson Lime Plant Kilns 1 and 2, ASARCO Incorporated Hayden Smelter, and Freeport-McMoRan Incorporated (FMMI) Miami Smelter. The reasonable progress sources addressed in the FIP are Phoenix Cement Company (PCC) Clarkdale Plant Kiln 4 and CalPortland Cement (CPC) Rillito Plant Kiln 4. EPA is prepared to work with the State on a SIP revision that would replace some or all elements of the FIP.
Approval and Promulgation of Implementation Plans; Arizona; Nogales Nonattainment Area; Fine Particulate Matter Emissions Inventories
Document Number: 2014-20787
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2014-09-02
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to approve revisions to the Arizona State Implementation Plan (SIP) concerning 2008 and 2010 emissions inventories for the 2006 24-hour fine particle (PM2.5) National Ambient Air Quality Standard (NAAQS) for the Nogales PM2.5 nonattainment area. We are approving these annual emissions inventories under the Clean Air Act (CAA or the Act).
Notification of a Public Teleconference of the Science Advisory Board Advisory Panel for the Review of the EPA Report on the Environment 2014
Document Number: 2014-20786
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-09-02
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Science Advisory Board (SAB) Staff Office announces a public teleconference of the SAB Panel to discuss its draft advisory report concerning the EPA draft Report on the Environment 2014.
Significant New Use Rules on Certain Chemical Substances
Document Number: 2014-20783
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-09-02
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is finalizing significant new use rules (SNURs) under section 5(a)(2) of the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) for 36 chemical substances which were the subject of premanufacture notices (PMNs). Seventeen of these chemical substances are subject to TSCA section 5(e) consent orders issued by EPA. This action requires persons who intend to manufacture or process any of these 36 chemical substances for an activity that is designated as a significant new use by this final rule to notify EPA at least 90 days before commencing that activity. The required notification provides EPA with the opportunity to evaluate the intended use and, if necessary, to prohibit or limit that activity before it occurs.
SFIREG POM and EQI Committees; Notice of Public Meeting
Document Number: 2014-20770
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-09-02
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Association of American Pesticide Control Officials (AAPCO)/State FIFRA Issues Research and Evaluation Group (SFIREG), Environmental Quality Issues (EQI) Committee, and the Pesticide Operations and Management (POM) Committee will hold 2-day meetings, beginning on September 15, 2014 and ending September 16, 2014. This notice announces the location and times for the meeting and sets forth the tentative agenda topics.
Finding of Failure To Submit a Prevention of Significant Deterioration State Implementation Plan Revision for Particulate Matter Less Than 2.5 Micrometers (PM2.5
Document Number: 2014-20691
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-09-02
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is finding that the North Coast Air Quality Management District (NCAQMD or District), located in California, has not made a necessary Prevention of Significant Deterioration (PSD) State Implementation Plan (SIP) submission to address the PSD permitting of PM2.5 emissions, as required by the Clean Air Act (CAA). Specifically, the EPA is determining that NCAQMD has not submitted a SIP revision to address the PM2.5 PSD increments and implementing regulations as promulgated by EPA on October 20, 2010. The deadline for the District to make the required submittal was July 20, 2012. The CAA requires EPA to promulgate a Federal Implementation Plan (FIP) to address the outstanding PSD SIP elements by no later than 24 months after the effective date of this finding. EPA is making this finding in accordance with section 110 and part C of the CAA.
Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Pennsylvania; Allegheny County's Adoption of Control Techniques Guidelines for Four Industry Categories for Control of Volatile Organic Compound Emissions
Document Number: 2014-20688
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2014-08-29
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to conditionally approve revisions to the Pennsylvania State Implementation Plan (SIP) submitted by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania on behalf of the Allegheny County Health Department (ACHD). This SIP revision includes amendments to the 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: miscellaneous metal and/or plastic parts surface coating processes, automobile and light-duty truck assembly coatings, miscellaneous industrial adhesives, and fiberglass boat manufacturing materials. Upon review of the submittal, EPA found that the average monomer volatile organic compound (VOC) content limits were referenced but not included in the regulation for fiberglass boat manufacturing materials. ACHD has committed to revising the regulation and submitting the table of VOC content limits for fiberglass boat manufacturing materials to EPA in order to address specific RACT requirements for Allegheny County. EPA is, therefore, proposing conditional approval of the revisions to the Pennsylvania SIP in accordance with the requirements of the Clean Air Act (CAA).
Oklahoma: Final Authorization of State Hazardous Waste Management Program Revisions
Document Number: 2014-20648
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2014-08-29
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The State of Oklahoma has applied to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for Final authorization of the changes to its hazardous waste program under the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA). EPA proposes to grant Final authorization to the State of Oklahoma. In the ``Rules and Regulations'' section of this Federal Register, EPA is authorizing the changes by an immediate final rule. EPA did not make a proposal prior to the direct final rule because we believe this action is not controversial and do not expect comments that oppose it. We have explained the reasons for this authorization in the preamble to the direct final rule. Unless we get written comments which oppose this authorization during the comment period, the direct final rule will become effective on the date it establishes, and we will not take further action on this proposal. If we receive comments that oppose this action, we will withdraw the direct final rule and it will not take effect. We will then respond to public comments in a later final rule based on this proposal. You may not have another opportunity for comment. If you want to comment on this action, you must do so at this time.
Oklahoma: Final Authorization of State Hazardous Waste Management Program Revision
Document Number: 2014-20647
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-08-29
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Oklahoma Department of Environmental Quality (ODEQ) has applied to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for Final authorization of the changes to its hazardous waste program under the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA). EPA has determined that these changes satisfy all requirements needed to qualify for Final authorization, and is authorizing the State's changes through this immediate final action. The EPA is publishing this rule to authorize the changes without a prior proposal because we believe this action is not controversial and do not expect comments that oppose it. Unless we receive written comments which oppose this authorization during the comment period, the decision to authorize Oklahoma's changes to its hazardous waste program will take effect. If we receive comments that oppose this action, we will publish a document in the Federal Register withdrawing this rule before it takes effect, and a separate document in the proposed rules section of this Federal Register will serve as a proposal to authorize the changes.
EPA Responses to State and Tribal 2012 Primary Annual Fine Particle Designation Recommendations
Document Number: 2014-20641
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2014-08-29
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Notice is hereby given that the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has posted its responses to state and tribal designation recommendations for the 2012 primary annual fine particle (PM2.5) National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS) on the agency's Internet Web site. The EPA invites the public to review and provide input on its responses during the comment period specified in the DATES section. The EPA sent its responses directly to the states and tribes on or about August 19, 2014. These responses focus on designating as ``nonattainment'' certain areas of the country where air monitoring data from 2011-2013 indicate violations of the 2012 primary annual PM2.5 NAAQS. The EPA intends to make final designation determinations for the 2012 primary annual PM2.5 NAAQS for most areas of the country in December 2014. This notice also announces the EPA's decision to extend the designation period by up to 1 year to December 2015 for a limited number of areas for which insufficient information is currently available to promulgate designations.
Kasugamycin; Pesticide Tolerances
Document Number: 2014-20502
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-08-29
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This regulation establishes a tolerance for residues of kasugamycin in or on fruit, pome. Arysta LifeScience North America, LLC (Arysta LifeScience), requested a number of tolerances under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA) which are addressed in this document.
Approval and Promulgation of Implementation Plans; State of Kansas; Infrastructure SIP Requirements for the 2010 Nitrogen Dioxide National Ambient Air Quality Standard
Document Number: 2014-20513
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2014-08-28
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to approve elements of a State Implementation Plan (SIP) submission from the State of Kansas addressing the applicable requirements of Clean Air Act (CAA) section 110 for the 2010 National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS) for Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2). Section 110 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.
Revisions to the California State Implementation Plan, Imperial County Air Pollution Control District and Shasta County Air Quality Management District
Document Number: 2014-20505
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2014-08-28
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to approve revisions to the Imperial County Air Pollution Control District (ICAPCD) and the Shasta County Air Quality Management District (SHAQMD) portion of the California State Implementation Plan (SIP). We are proposing to approve local rules regarding enhanced monitoring under the Clean Air Act (CAA or the Act).
Revisions to the California State Implementation Plan, Imperial County Air Pollution Control District and Shasta County Air Quality Management District
Document Number: 2014-20504
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-08-28
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is taking direct final action to approve a revision to the Imperial County Air Pollution Control District (ICAPCD) and the Shasta County Air Quality Management District (SHAQMD) portions of the California State Implementation Plan (SIP). We are approving local rules regarding enhanced monitoring under the Clean Air Act (CAA or the Act).
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to OMB for Review and Approval; Comment Request; Clean Air Act Tribal Authority (Renewal)
Document Number: 2014-20501
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-08-28
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA)(44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.), this document announces that an Information Collection Request (ICR) has been forwarded to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB)for review and approval. This is a request to renew an existing approved collection. The ICR, which is abstracted below, describes the nature of the collection and the estimated burden and cost.
Announcement of a Workshop on Ecotoxicity Testing of Difficult-to-Test Substances in the Aquatic Environment; Evaluation and Testing of Poorly Water Soluble Substances
Document Number: 2014-20500
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-08-28
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is holding a workshop entitled, ``Ecotoxicity Testing of Difficult-to-Test Substances in the Aquatic Environment: Evaluation and Testing of Poorly Water Soluble Substances,'' on September 10-11, 2014. The objective of this workshop is to better understand the state of the science for evaluating chemical substances which are difficult-to-test in aquatic test systems. The workshop will include a limited number of invited experts and observers, and will also provide web connection and teleconference capabilities for others to participate remotely. Due to space limitations, the Agency anticipates that approximately 50 invited experts and 40 observers will be able to attend the workshop in person. EPA invites the public to register to attend the meetings as observers and to provide comments during the meeting as discussed in this notice.
Regulation of Fuels and Fuel Additives: Extension of the Reformulated Gasoline Program to Maine's Southern Counties
Document Number: 2014-20177
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2014-08-28
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to extend the Clean Air Act's (CAA) prohibition against the sale of conventional gasoline in reformulated gasoline (RFG) areas to the southern Maine counties of York, Cumberland, Sagadahoc, Androscoggin, Kennebec, Knox, and Lincoln. This proposal is based on a request from the Governor of the State of Maine for areas within the ozone transport region established under the CAA. The CAA does not give the EPA discretion to deny a Governor's request on this matter. The scope of the EPA's discretion is limited to establishing the date that the prohibition commences. Consistent with the Governor's request, the EPA proposes that this prohibition commence on May 1, 2015 for all refiners, importers, and distributors in the Maine counties referenced in the Governor's request, and on June 1, 2015 for all retailers and wholesale purchaser-consumers in those counties. The EPA is also adding in its RFG opt-out rules a provision to reflect that there is a four- year minimum opt-in period for areas that opt into the RFG program on the basis of their location within the ozone transport region. This clarification will align the federal regulation for RFG opt-out requirements with the CAA.
Notification of Public Teleconferences of the Chartered Science Advisory Board
Document Number: 2014-20391
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-08-27
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Science Advisory Board (SAB) Staff Office announces two public teleconferences of the chartered SAB to (1) conduct a quality review of an SAB draft report on connectivity of streams and wetlands to downstream waters and (2) deliberate on the adequacy of the scientific and technical basis of the proposed rule titled Definition of Waters of the United States Under the Clean Water Act.
Agency Information Collection Activities OMB Responses
Document Number: 2014-20378
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-08-27
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This document announces the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) responses to Agency Clearance requests, in compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.). 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. The OMB control numbers for EPA regulations are listed in 40 CFR part 9 and 48 CFR chapter 15.
Methoxyfenozide; Pesticide Tolerances
Document Number: 2014-20376
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-08-27
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This regulation establishes tolerances for residues of methoxyfenozide in or on pineapple. Dow AgroSciences, LLC, requested these tolerances under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA).
Information Collection Request Submitted to OMB for Review and Approval; Comment Request; Confidential Financial Disclosure Form for Special Government Employees Serving on Federal Advisory Committees at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (Renewal)
Document Number: 2014-20286
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-08-27
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency has submitted an information collection request (ICR), ``Confidential Financial Disclosure Form for Special Government Employees Serving on Federal Advisory Committees at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (Renewal)'' (EPA ICR No. 2260.05, OMB Control No. 2090-0029), 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 August 31, 2014. Public comments were previously requested via the Federal Register (79 FR 35751) on June 24, 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; Emissions Certification and Compliance Requirements for Nonroad Compression-Ignition Engines and On-Highway Heavy Duty Engines
Document Number: 2014-20285
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-08-27
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency has submitted an information collection request (ICR) ``Emissions Certification and Compliance Requirements for Nonroad Compression-ignition Engines and On-highway Heavy Duty Engines'' (EPA ICR No. 1684.18, OMB Control No. 2060-0287), 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 August 31, 2014. Public comments were previously requested via the Federal Register (79 FR 21916) on April 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.
Information Collection Request Submitted to OMB for Review and Approval; Comment Request; Significant New Alternatives Policy (SNAP) Program (Renewal)
Document Number: 2014-20280
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-08-27
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency has submitted an information collection request (ICR), ``Significant New Alternatives Policy (SNAP) Program (40 CFR part 82, subpart G) (Renewal)'' (EPA ICR No. 1596.09, OMB Control No. 2060-0226) 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 August 30, 2014. Public comments were previously requested via the Federal Register (79 FR 15994) on March 24, 2014 during a 60-day comment period. No comments were received. 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.
Notice of a Public Meeting: The National Drinking Water Advisory Council (NDWAC) Lead and Copper Rule Working Group Meeting
Document Number: 2014-20274
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-08-27
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is announcing a public meeting of the National Drinking Water Advisory Council (NDWAC) Lead and Copper Rule Working Group (LCRWG). The meeting is scheduled for September 18 and 19, 2014, in Arlington, VA. During this meeting, the LCRWG and the EPA will focus discussions on the Lead and Copper Rule revision issues associated with lead sampling protocols and public education requirements for lead and copper.
Proposed Administrative Settlement and Order on Consent for Remedial Investigation/Feasibility Study, Lincoln Park Superfund Site, Canon City, Fremont County, Colorado
Document Number: 2014-20278
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-08-26
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Notice is hereby given of the proposed administrative settlement proceeding under sections 104, 107, and 122(h)(1) of the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act of 1980 (CERCLA), as amended, 42 U.S.C. 9604, 9607, and 9622(h)(1) among the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE), the ``Agencies,'' and the Cotter Corporation (N.S.L.) the (Settling Party). The Cotter Corporation is the owner and operator of the uranium mill on the site since 1957. This settlement agreement applies to and is binding upon the EPA, the CDPHE and the Settling Party.
Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Wyoming; Revisions to the Wyoming Air Quality Standards and Regulations; Ambient Standards for Particulate Matter and for Lead
Document Number: 2014-20225
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-08-26
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is taking direct final action to approve a State Implementation Plan (SIP) revision submitted by the State of Wyoming. The revision affects Wyoming's Air Quality Standards and Regulations (WAQSR) regarding ambient standards for particulate matter and for lead (Pb). This action is being taken under section 110 of the Clean Air Act (CAA).
Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Wyoming; Revisions to the Wyoming Air Quality Standards and Regulations; Ambient Standards for Particulate Matter and for Lead
Document Number: 2014-20224
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2014-08-26
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to approve a State Implementation Plan (SIP) revision submitted by the State of Wyoming. The revision affects Wyoming's Air Quality Standards and Regulations (WAQSR) regarding ambient standards for particulate matter and for lead (Pb). This action is being taken under section 110 of the Clean Air Act (CAA).
Determination of Attainment of the1-Hour Ozone National Ambient Air Quality Standard in the Southeast Desert Nonattainment Area in California
Document Number: 2014-20220
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2014-08-25
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to determine that the Southeast Desert nonattainment area has attained the 1-hour ozone National Ambient Air Quality Standard. This proposed determination is based on complete, quality-assured, and certified data for the most recent three-year period (2011-2013).
Air Quality Designations for the 2010 Sulfur Dioxide (SO2
Document Number: 2014-20216
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2014-08-25
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is providing notice that it has responded to two petitions for reconsideration of a rule published in the Federal Register on August 5, 2013, that promulgated the initial air quality designations for the 2010 Primary SO2 National Ambient Air Quality Standard (NAAQS) for certain areas in the United States. The rule is titled ``Air Quality Designations for the 2010 Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) Primary National Ambient Air Quality Standard.'' One petition was submitted by the Treasure State Resource Industry Association and Yellowstone County, and the other petition was submitted by the Montana Sulphur and Chemical Company (the Petitioners). The EPA carefully considered these petitions and supporting information, along with information contained in the rulemaking docket, in reaching decisions on these petitions. The EPA denied the petitions for reconsideration in separate letters to the Petitioners dated August 14, 2014. The letters explain the EPA's reasons for the denials. One of the Petitioners also requested that the EPA stay the effectiveness of the designations rule, pending reconsideration. Because the EPA denied the reconsideration requests, the EPA also denied the stay request.
Adequacy Status of Motor Vehicle Emissions Budgets in Submitted Fine Particulate Maintenance Plan for Yuba City-Marysville; California
Document Number: 2014-20192
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-08-25
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is notifying the public that the Agency has found that the motor vehicle emissions budgets (MVEBs) for fine particulate (PM2.5) for the years 2017 and 2024 in the Yuba City-Marysville PM2.5 Nonattainment Area Redesignation Request and Maintenance Plan (April 1, 2013) (``Yuba City-Marysville PM2.5 Plan'') are adequate for transportation conformity purposes. The Yuba City-Marysville PM2.5 Plan was submitted to EPA on May 23, 2013 by the California Air Resources Board (CARB) as a revision to the California State Implementation Plan (SIP) and includes a maintenance plan for the 2006 24-hour PM2.5 national ambient air quality standard. Upon the effective date of this notice of adequacy, the Sacramento Area Council of Governments and the U.S. Department of Transportation must use the MVEBs for future conformity determinations.
Approval and Promulgation of Implementation Plans; Florida; Infrastructure Requirement (Visibility) for the 1997 and 2006 PM, and 2008 8-Hour Ozone NAAQS
Document Number: 2014-20053
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-08-25
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
On April 18, 2008, and September 23, 2009, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) received state implementation plan (SIP) submissions from the State of Florida, through the Florida Department of Environmental Protection (FDEP), regarding the infrastructure elements for the 1997 annual Fine Particulate Matter (PM2.5) National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS) and 2006 24-hour PM2.5 NAAQS, respectively. On October 31, 2012, EPA received a SIP submission from FDEP regarding the infrastructure elements for the 2008 8-hour ozone NAAQS. Additionally, on October 22, 2013, FDEP supplemented the three aforementioned infrastructure SIP submissions. The Clean Air Act (CAA or Act) requires that each state adopt and submit a SIP for the implementation, maintenance, and enforcement of each NAAQS promulgated by EPA. These plans are commonly referred to as ``infrastructure'' SIPs. Specifically, EPA is taking final action to approve the submissions for Florida as they relate to the 1997 annual and 2006 24-hour PM2.5 and 2008 8-hour ozone NAAQS infrastructure SIP requirements to protect visibility in other states. All other applicable infrastructure requirements for these NAAQS have been addressed in separate rulemakings. EPA is approving the elements of these infrastructure SIP submissions, as supplemented on October 22, 2013, as they relate to the protection of visibility in other states.
Approval and Promulgation of Implementation Plans; South Carolina; Infrastructure Requirements for the 2008 8-Hour Ozone National Ambient Air Quality Standards
Document Number: 2014-20039
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2014-08-22
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to approve the July 17, 2012, State Implementation Plan (SIP) submission, provided by the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (SC DHEC) for inclusion into the South Carolina SIP. This proposal pertains to the Clean Air Act (CAA or the Act) infrastructure requirements for the 2008 8-hour ozone national ambient air quality standards (NAAQS). The CAA requires that each state adopt and submit a SIP for the implementation, maintenance, and enforcement of each NAAQS promulgated by EPA, which is commonly referred to as an ``infrastructure'' SIP. SC DHEC certified that the South Carolina SIP contains provisions that ensure the 2008 8-hour ozone NAAQS is implemented, enforced, and maintained in South Carolina (hereafter referred to as an ``infrastructure SIP submission''). With the exception of provisions pertaining to prevention of significant deterioration (PSD) permitting, interstate transport, and visibility protection requirements, EPA is proposing to determine that South Carolina's infrastructure SIP submission, provided to EPA on July 17, 2012, addresses the required infrastructure elements for the 2008 8- hour ozone NAAQS.
Environmental Impact Statements; Notice of Availability
Document Number: 2014-20038
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-08-22
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Virginia; Infrastructure Requirements for the 2010 Sulfur Dioxide National Ambient Air Quality Standards
Document Number: 2014-20032
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2014-08-22
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to approve a State Implementation Plan (SIP) revision submitted by the Commonwealth of Virginia pursuant to the Clean Air Act (CAA). Whenever new or revised National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS) are promulgated, the CAA requires states to submit a plan for the implementation, maintenance, and enforcement of such NAAQS. The plan is required to address basic program elements including, but not limited to, regulatory structure, monitoring, modeling, legal authority, and adequate resources necessary to assure attainment and maintenance of the standards. These elements are referred to as infrastructure requirements. The Commonwealth of Virginia has made a submittal addressing the infrastructure requirements for the 2010 sulfur dioxide (SO2) NAAQS.
Amendment, Extension, or Issuance of an Experimental Use Permit
Document Number: 2014-19878
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-08-22
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA has granted amendments, extensions, and issuances of experimental use permits (EUPs) to the pesticide applicants described in Unit II. of the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION. An EUP permits use of a pesticide for experimental or research purposes only in accordance with the limitations in the permit.
Proposed Windfall Lien Settlement Agreement, Eaton Sugar Beet Factory Superfund Site, Eaton, Colorado
Document Number: 2014-19877
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-08-21
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
In accordance with the requirements of section 122(h)(1) of the Comprehensive Environmental Response Compensation, and Liability Act of 1980, as amended (``CERCLA''), 42 U.S.C. 9622(h)(1), notice is hereby given of the proposed administrative settlement under section 107(r) of CERCLA, 42 U.S.C. 9607(r) between the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (``EPA'') and the Town of Eaton, Colorado, (``Settling Party''). The Settling Party consents to and will not contest the authority of the United States to enter into this Agreement or to implement or enforce its terms. The Settling Party, qualifying as a bona fide prospective purchaser as provided for under CERCLA section 107(r)(1), 42 U.S.C. 9607(4)(1), took title to the site of the abandoned Eaton Sugar Beet Factory in 2009 through the purchase of tax liens. The EPA conducted a time critical removal action to address asbestos contamination at the factory site from November of 2011 through April of 2013. EPA now seeks to enter into a settlement agreement for the release of the windfall lien that arose as a result of the asbestos removal action. The value of a windfall lien is limited to the increase in the fair market value of the land that was cleaned up by EPA and is limited also by the amount of the EPA's unrecovered response costs. The increased value of the land owned by the Settling Parties is $226,283.14. The Settling Parties recognize that this Agreement has been negotiated in good faith and that this Agreement is entered into without the admission or adjudication of any issue of fact or law.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Collection; Comment Request; Air Stationary Source Compliance and Enforcement Information Reporting
Document Number: 2014-19876
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-08-21
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA), this document announces that EPA is planning to submit a request to renew an existing approved Information Collection Request (ICR) to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB). This ICR is scheduled to expire on Jan 31, 2015. Before submitting the ICR to OMB for review and approval, EPA is soliciting comments on specific aspects of the proposed information collection as described below.
Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Maryland; Redesignation Request and Associated Maintenance Plan for the Maryland Portion of the Martinsburg-Hagerstown, WV-MD Nonattainment Area for the 1997 Annual Fine Particulate Matter Standard
Document Number: 2014-19869
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2014-08-21
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to approve the State of Maryland's request to redesignate to attainment the Maryland portion of the Martinsburg-Hagerstown, WV-MD Nonattainment Area (Martinsburg Area or Area) for the 1997 annual fine particulate matter (PM2.5) national ambient air quality standard (NAAQS). The Maryland portion of the Martinsburg Area is comprised of Washington County, Maryland. EPA has determined that the Martinsburg Area attained the standard and continues to attain the standard. In addition, EPA is proposing to approve, as a revision to the Maryland State Implementation Plan (SIP), the Washington County maintenance plan to show maintenance of the 1997 annual PM2.5 NAAQS through 2025 for the Maryland portion of the Area. The maintenance plan includes the 2017 and 2025 PM2.5 and nitrogen oxides (NOX) mobile vehicle emissions budgets (MVEBs) for Washington County, Maryland for the 1997 annual PM2.5 NAAQS, which EPA is proposing to approve for transportation conformity purposes. These actions are being taken under the Clean Air Act (CAA).
Information Collection Request Submitted to OMB for Review and Approval; Comment Request; NESHAP for Area Sources: Electric Arc Furnace Steelmaking Facilities (Renewal)
Document Number: 2014-19850
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-08-21
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency has submitted an information collection request (ICR), ``NESHAP for Area Sources: Electric Arc Furnace Steelmaking Facilities (Renewal)'' (EPA ICR No. 2277.04, OMB Control No. 2060-0608) 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 August 31, 2014. Public comments were previously requested via the Federal Register (78 FR 35023) on June 11, 2013 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 State Implementation Plans; Hawaii; Infrastructure Requirements for the 2008 8-Hour Ozone and the 2010 Nitrogen Dioxide National Ambient Air Quality Standards
Document Number: 2014-19688
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-08-21
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is approving elements of a State Implementation Plan (SIP) revision submitted by the State of Hawaii on April 4, 2014, pursuant to the requirements of the Clean Air Act (CAA or the Act) for the 8-Hour Ozone and the 2010 Nitrogen Dioxide national ambient air quality standards (NAAQS). 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 by EPA.