Farm, Ranch, and Rural Communities Committee (FRRCC); Notice of Meeting
Under the Federal Advisory Committee Act, Public Law 92-463, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) hereby provides notice of a meeting of the Farm, Ranch, and Rural Communities Committee (FRRCC). This meeting is open to the public. Members of the public are encouraged to provide comments relevant to the specific issues being considered by the FRRCC. For additional information about registering for public comment, please refer to the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section. Due to limited space, seating at the FRRCC meeting will be limited to a first-come, first-served basis.
Tentative Approval and Solicitation of Request for a Public Hearing for Public Water System Supervision Program Revision for the Commonwealth of Virginia
Notice is hereby given in accordance with the provision of section 1413 of the Safe Drinking Water Act, as amended, and the requirements governing the National Primary Drinking Water Regulations Implementation, 40 CFR part 142, that the Commonwealth of Virginia is revising its approved Public Water System Supervision Program. The Commonwealth has adopted the Lead and Copper Rule Short Term Revisions which will provide for better public health protection by reducing potential reproductive and developmental health risks from lead. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has determined that these revisions are no less stringent than the corresponding Federal regulations. EPA is taking action to tentatively approve these program revisions. All interested parties are invited to submit written comments on this determination and may request a public hearing.
Approval and Promulgation of Implementation Plans; Idaho
The EPA is proposing to partially approve the May 22, 2014, State Implementation Plan (SIP) submittal from Idaho to revise the SIP to update the incorporation by reference of Federal air quality regulations into the SIP. In addition, the EPA is proposing to partially disapprove Idaho's incorporation by reference of certain provisions of the Federal prevention of significant deterioration (PSD) permitting rules that have been vacated by a Federal Court. Upon final action, the Idaho SIP would incorporate by reference certain Federal regulations as of July 1, 2013.
Approval and Promulgation of Implementation Plans; Alaska: Nonattainment New Source Review
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is taking final action to approve revisions to the Alaska State Implementation Plan (SIP) submitted by the Commissioner of the Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation (ADEC) on December 11, 2009, November 29, 2010, December 10, 2012, January 28, 2013, July 1, 2014, and October 24, 2014, to meet Clean Air Act (CAA) requirements. These revisions update Alaska's adoption by reference of the Federal preconstruction permitting regulations for large industrial (major source) facilities located in designated nonattainment areas, referred to as the Nonattainment New Source Review (major NNSR) program. The major NNSR program is designed to ensure that major stationary sources of air pollution are constructed or modified in a manner that is consistent with attainment and maintenance of the National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS).
Proposed Significant New Use Rule on Certain Chemical Substances
EPA is proposing significant new use rules (SNURs) under the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) for 13 chemical substances which were the subject of premanufacture notices (PMNs). This action would require persons who intend to manufacture (including import) or process any of the chemical substances for an activity that is designated as a significant new use by this proposed rule to notify EPA at least 90 days before commencing that activity. The required notification would provide EPA with the opportunity to evaluate the intended use and, if necessary, to prohibit or limit the activity before it occurs.
Approval and Promulgation of Implementation Plans; Washington: Prevention of Significant Deterioration and Visibility Protection
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to approve revisions to the Washington State Implementation Plan (SIP) that were submitted by the Department of Ecology (Ecology) on January 27, 2014. These revisions implement the preconstruction permitting regulations for large industrial (major source) facilities in attainment and unclassifiable areas, called the Prevention of Significant Deterioration (PSD) program. Currently, the PSD program in Washington is operated under a Federal Implementation Plan (FIP). If finalized, the EPA's proposed approval of Ecology's PSD program would narrow the current FIP to include only those few facilities, emission categories, and geographic areas for which Ecology does not have PSD permitting jurisdiction. The EPA is also proposing to approve Ecology's visibility protection permitting program which overlaps significantly with the PSD program in most cases.