Environmental Protection Agency February 11, 2016 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Certain New Chemicals; Receipt and Status Information for December 2015
Document Number: 2016-02830
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-02-11
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is required under the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) to publish in the Federal Register a notice of receipt of a premanufacture notice (PMN); an application for a test marketing exemption (TME), both pending and/or expired; and a periodic status report on any new chemicals under EPA review and the receipt of notices of commencement (NOC) to manufacture those chemicals. This document covers the period from December 1, 2015 to December 31, 2015.
Registration Review Interim Decisions; Notice of Availability; Correction
Document Number: 2016-02820
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-02-11
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA issued a notice in the Federal Register of October 15, 2015, concerning Registration Review Interim Decisions, Notice of Availability. This document corrects a typographical error.
Air Plan Approval and Designation of Areas; MS; Redesignation of the DeSoto County, 2008 8-Hour Ozone Nonattainment Area to Attainment
Document Number: 2016-02725
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2016-02-11
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
On December 11, 2015, the State of Mississippi, through the Mississippi Department of Environment Quality (MDEQ), submitted a request for the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to redesignate the portion of Mississippi that is within the Memphis, Tennessee- Mississippi-Arkansas (Memphis, TN-MS-AR) 2008 8-hour ozone nonattainment area (hereafter referred to as the ``Memphis, TN-MS-AR Area'' or ``Area'') and to approve a State Implementation Plan (SIP) revision containing a maintenance plan for the Area. EPA is proposing to determine that the Memphis, TN-MS-AR Area is attaining the 2008 8-hour ozone national ambient air quality standards (NAAQS); to approve the State's plan for maintaining attainment of the 2008 8-hour ozone NAAQS in the Area, including the motor vehicle emission budgets (MVEBs) for nitrogen oxides (NOX) and volatile organic compounds (VOC) for the year 2027 for the Mississippi portion of the Area, into the SIP; and to redesignate the Mississippi portion of the Area to attainment for the 2008 8-hour ozone NAAQS. EPA is also notifying the public of the status of EPA's adequacy determination for the MVEBs for the Mississippi portion of the Memphis, TN-MS-AR Area.
Approval of Air Plan Revisions; Arizona; Rescissions and Corrections
Document Number: 2016-02724
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2016-02-11
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to approve revisions to the Arizona State Implementation Plan (SIP) under the Clean Air Act. These revisions include rescissions of certain statutory provisions, administrative and prohibitory rules, and test methods. The EPA is also proposing to correct certain errors in previous actions on prior revisions to the Arizona SIP and to make certain other corrections. The intended effect is to rescind unnecessary provisions from the applicable SIP and to correct certain errors in previous SIP actions.
Approval of Air Plan Revisions; Arizona; Rescissions and Corrections
Document Number: 2016-02714
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-02-11
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is taking direct final action to approve revisions to the Arizona State Implementation Plan (SIP) under the Clean Air Act. These revisions include rescissions of certain statutory provisions, administrative and prohibitory rules, and test methods. The EPA is also taking direct final action to correct certain errors in previous actions on prior revisions to the Arizona SIP and to make certain other corrections. The intended effect is to rescind unnecessary provisions from the applicable SIP and to correct certain errors in previous SIP actions.
Approval and Promulgation of Implementation Plans; Mississippi; Infrastructure Requirements for the 2010 Sulfur Dioxide National Ambient Air Quality Standard
Document Number: 2016-02608
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2016-02-11
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to approve, in part, and disapprove in part, portions of the State Implementation Plan (SIP) submission, submitted by the State of Mississippi, through the Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ), on June 20, 2013, to demonstrate that the State meets the infrastructure requirements of the Clean Air Act (CAA or Act) for the 2010 1-hour sulfur dioxide (SO2) national ambient air quality standard (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. MDEQ certified that the Mississippi SIP contains provisions that ensure the 2010 1-hour SO2 NAAQS is implemented, enforced, and maintained in Mississippi. With the exception of the state board majority requirements respecting significant portion of income, for which EPA is proposing to disapprove, EPA is proposing to determine that portions of Mississippi's infrastructure submission, submitted to EPA on June 20, 2013, satisfy certain required infrastructure elements for the 2010 1- hour SO2 NAAQS.