Environmental Protection Agency July 6, 2015 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Delegation of Authority to the Commonwealth of Virginia To Implement and Enforce Additional or Revised National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants and New Source Performance Standards
Document Number: 2015-16516
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-07-06
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
On May 7, 2015, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) sent the Commonwealth of Virginia (Virginia) a letter acknowledging that Virginia's delegation of authority to implement and enforce National Emissions Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants (NESHAP) and New Source Performance Standards (NSPS) had been updated, as provided for under previously approved delegation mechanisms. To inform regulated facilities and the public of Virginia's updated delegation of authority to implement and enforce NESHAP and NSPS, EPA is making available a copy of EPA's letter to Virginia through this notice.
Proposed Consent Decree, Clean Air Act Citizen Suit
Document Number: 2015-16511
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-07-06
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
In accordance with section 113(g) of the Clean Air Act, as amended, (``CAA'' or the ``Act''), notice is hereby given of a proposed consent decree to address a lawsuit filed by Sierra Club and California Communities Against Toxics (collectively ``Plaintiffs''): Sierra Club, et al. v. EPA, No. 13-1639 (D. DC). In this lawsuit, Plaintiffs allege that EPA has failed to review, and revise if necessary, the national emission standards for hazardous air pollutants (``NESHAP'') for publicly owned treatment works (``POTWs'') within eight years of initial promulgation. They also allege that EPA failed to promulgate ``residual risk'' standards for POTWs or to determine that residual risk standards for POTWs are not necessary within eight years of initial promulgation of the NESHAP. The proposed consent decree establishes deadlines for EPA to take proposed and final action for meeting EPA's obligations under the applicable CAA provisions.
Approval of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Sheboygan County, Wisconsin 8-Hour Ozone Nonattainment Area; Reasonable Further Progress Plan
Document Number: 2015-16398
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2015-07-06
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to approve an Early Progress Plan and motor vehicle emissions budgets (MVEBs) for volatile organic compounds and oxides of nitrogen for Sheboygan County, Wisconsin. Wisconsin submitted an Early Progress Plan for Sheboygan County on January 16, 2015. This submittal was developed to establish MVEBs for the Sheboygan 8-hour ozone nonattainment area. This approval of the Early Progress Plan for the Sheboygan 8-hour ozone area is based on EPA's determination that Wisconsin has demonstrated that the State Implementation Plan (SIP) revision containing these MVEBs, when considered with the emissions from all sources, shows some progress toward attainment from the 2011 base year through a 2015 target year.
Approval of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Sheboygan County, Wisconsin 8-Hour Ozone Nonattainment Area; Reasonable Further Progress Plan
Document Number: 2015-16396
Type: Rule
Date: 2015-07-06
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is approving an Early Progress Plan and motor vehicle emissions budgets (MVEBs) for volatile organic compounds (VOCs) and oxides of nitrogen (NOX) for Sheboygan County, Wisconsin. Wisconsin submitted an Early Progress Plan for Sheboygan County on January 16, 2015. This submittal was developed to establish MVEBs for the Sheboygan 8-hour ozone nonattainment area. This approval of the Early Progress Plan for the Sheboygan 8-hour ozone area is based on EPA's determination that Wisconsin has demonstrated that the State Implementation Plan (SIP) revision containing these MVEBs, when considered with the emissions from all sources, shows some progress toward attainment from the 2011 base year through a 2015 target year.
Approval and Promulgation of Implementation Plans; Arkansas; Interstate Transport State Implementation Plan To Address Pollution Affecting Visibility
Document Number: 2015-16389
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2015-07-06
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to disapprove a revision to the Arkansas State Implementation Plan (SIP) submitted by the State of Arkansas on September 16, 2009, for the purpose of addressing the requirements of the Clean Air Act (CAA) regarding interference with other states' programs for visibility protection for the 2006 revised 24-hour fine particulate matter (PM2.5) National Ambient Air Quality Standard (NAAQS). The EPA is proposing that the Federal Implementation Plan (FIP) we proposed on April 8, 2015, to address certain regional haze and visibility transport requirements for the State of Arkansas also remedies the deficiency created by our proposed disapproval of Arkansas' SIP submittal to address the requirement regarding interference with other states' programs for visibility protection for the 2006 PM2.5 NAAQS.
Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Maryland; Minor New Source Review Requirements
Document Number: 2015-16386
Type: Rule
Date: 2015-07-06
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is approving a January 24, 2013 State Implementation Plan (SIP) revision submitted for the State of Maryland by the Maryland Department of the Environment (MDE). This revision pertains to preconstruction permitting requirements under Maryland's minor New Source Review (NSR) program. This action is being taken under the Clean Air Act (CAA).
Cross-Media Electronic Reporting: Authorized Program Revision Approval, State of Kansas
Document Number: 2015-16314
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-07-06
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This notice announces EPA's approval of the State of Kansas' request to revise/modify certain of its EPA-authorized programs to allow electronic reporting.