Allocations of Cross-State Air Pollution Rule Allowances From New Unit Set-Asides for the 2015 Compliance Year
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is providing notice of emission allowance allocations to certain units under the new unit set-aside (NUSA) provisions of the Cross-State Air Pollution Rule (CSAPR) federal implementation plans (FIPs). EPA has completed final calculations for the second round of NUSA allowance allocations for the 2015 compliance year of the CSAPR NOX Ozone Season Trading Program. EPA has posted spreadsheets showing the second-round 2015 NUSA allocations of CSAPR NOX Ozone Season allowances to new units as well as the allocations to existing units of the remaining CSAPR NOX Ozone Season allowances not allocated to new units in either round of the 2015 NUSA allocation process. EPA will record the allocated CSAPR NOX Ozone Season allowances in sources' Allowance Management System (AMS) accounts by November 16, 2015.\1\
Local Government Advisory Committee: Request for Nominations
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) invites nominations from a diverse range of qualified candidates to be considered for appointment to its Local Government Advisory Committee (LGAC). The LGAC is chartered to provide advice to the EPA Administrator on a broad range of environmental issues affecting local governments. This notice solicits nominations for eight to twelve (8- 12) anticipated vacancies. To maintain the representation outlined by the charter, nominees will be selected to represent: large cities, moderate-sized cities, small communities, and townships (under 10,000); county-elected officials-urban, suburban and rural; city elected and appointed officials (city council members, city managers); state elected and appointed officials (state representatives, public health, agricultural and state environmental commissioners); and tribal elected and appointed officials (chair, president, natural resources directors). Vacancies are anticipated to be filled by March 2016. Sources in addition to this Federal Register publication may be utilized in the solicitation of nominees.
Approval of California Air Plan Revisions, Imperial County Air Pollution Control District
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is taking final action to approve a revision to the Imperial County Air Pollution Control District (ICAPCD) portion of the California State Implementation Plan (SIP). This revision concerns the District's reasonably available control technology (RACT) requirements under the 1997 8-hour National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS) for ozone. This submitted SIP revision also contains ICAPCD's negative declarations for certain volatile organic compound (VOC) source categories. We are approving this document under the Clean Air Act (CAA or the Act).
Approval and Promulgation of Implementation Plans; New Mexico; Nonattainment New Source Review Permitting State Implementation Plan Revisions for the City of Albuquerque-Bernalillo County
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is approving revisions to the New Mexico State Implementation Plan (SIP) for the City of Albuquerque-Bernalillo County. These revisions provide updates to the City of Albuquerque-Bernalillo County major Nonattainment New Source Review (NNSR) permit program. The EPA is proposing this action under section 110 and part D of the Clean Air Act (CAA or the Act).
Approval of Air Plans; California; Multiple Districts; Prevention of Significant Deterioration
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is taking final action under section 110 of the Clean Air Act (CAA or Act) to approve a State Implementation Plan (SIP) revision for five California air districts. The State of California (State) is required by the CAA to adopt and implement a SIP-approved Prevention of Significant Deterioration (PSD) permit program. This SIP revision incorporates PSD rules for five local California air districts into the California SIP to establish a PSD permit program for pre-construction review of certain new and modified major stationary sources in attainment and unclassifiable areas located within these districts. The local air districts with PSD rules that are the subject of this action are the Feather River Air Quality Management District (Feather River or FRAQMD), Great Basin Unified Air Pollution Control District (Great Basin or GBUAPCD), Butte County Air Quality Management District (Butte or BCAQMD), Santa Barbara County Air Pollution Control District (Santa Barbara or SBAPCD), and San Luis Obispo County Air Pollution Control District (San Luis Obispo or SLOAPCD)collectively, the Districts.
Approval and Promulgation of Implementation Plans; California; California Mobile Source Regulations
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to approve a revision to the California State Implementation Plan (SIP) consisting of state regulations establishing standards and other requirements relating to the control of emissions from new on-road and new and in-use off-road vehicles and engines. The EPA is proposing to approve these regulations because they meet the applicable requirements of the Clean Air Act and are relied upon by various California plans intended to provide for the attainment or maintenance of the national ambient air quality standards.
Approval and Promulgation of Implementation Plans; State of New Mexico/Albuquerque-Bernalillo County; Infrastructure and Interstate Transport SIP 2010 Sulfur Dioxide National Ambient Air Quality Standards
Under the Federal Clean Air Act (CAA or the Act), the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to approve a State Implementation Plan (SIP) submission from the State of New Mexico on behalf of Albuquerque-Bernalillo County for the 2010 Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS). The submittal addresses how the existing SIP provides for implementation, maintenance, and enforcement of the 2010 SO2 NAAQS (infrastructure SIP or i-SIP). This i-SIP ensures that the State's SIP for Albuquerque-Bernalillo County is adequate to meet the state's responsibilities under the CAA, including the four CAA requirements for interstate transport of SO2 emissions.