Environmental Protection Agency June 8, 2016 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Air Plan Approval; South Carolina; Prong 4-2008 Ozone, 2010 NO2,
Document Number: 2016-13606
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2016-06-08
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to conditionally approve the portions of revisions to the South Carolina State Implementation Plan (SIP), submitted by the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (SC DHEC), addressing the Clean Air Act (CAA or Act) visibility transport (prong 4) infrastructure SIP requirements for the 2008 8-hour Ozone, 2010 1-hour Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2), 2010 1-hour Sulfur Dioxide (SO2), and 2012 annual Fine Particulate Matter (PM2.5) 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, commonly referred to as an ``infrastructure SIP.'' Specifically, EPA is proposing to conditionally approve the prong 4 portions of South Carolina's July 17, 2008, 8-hour Ozone infrastructure SIP submission; April 30, 2014, 2010 1-hour NO2 infrastructure SIP submission; May 8, 2014, 2010 1-hour SO2 infrastructure SIP submission; and December 18, 2015, 2012 annual PM2.5 infrastructure SIP submission. All other applicable infrastructure requirements for these SIP submissions have been or will be addressed in separate rulemakings.
Air Plan Approval/Disapproval; MS; Infrastructure Requirements for the 2012 PM2.5
Document Number: 2016-13601
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2016-06-08
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 December 11, 2015, to demonstrate that the State meets the infrastructure requirements of the Clean Air Act (CAA or Act) for the 2012 annual fine particulate matter (PM2.5) 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 to ensure the 2012 Annual PM2.5 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 December 11, 2015, satisfy certain required infrastructure elements for the 2012 Annual PM2.5 NAAQS.
Cannon Drive Drum Superfund Site Social Circle, Walton County, Georgia; Notice of Settlement
Document Number: 2016-13585
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-06-08
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Under 122(h) of the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act (CERCLA), the United States Environmental Protection Agency has entered into a settlement with Carter Jackson Inc., The Estate of Charles E. Carter and the United States Defense Logistics Agency, concerning the Cannon Drive Drum Superfund Site located in Social Circle, Walton County, Georgia. The settlement addresses recovery of CERCLA costs for a cleanup action performed by the EPA at the Site.
Notice of Receipt of Requests To Voluntarily Cancel Certain Pesticide Registrations and Amend Registrations To Terminate Certain Uses
Document Number: 2016-13581
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-06-08
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
In accordance with the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA), EPA is issuing a notice of receipt of requests by registrants to voluntarily cancel and amend pesticide registrations. The amendment request also would delete one glyphosate use on seed production of creeping bentgrass with a Roundup Ready Gene. EPA intends to grant these requests at the close of the comment period for this announcement unless the Agency receives substantive comments within the comment period that would merit its further review of the requests, or unless the registrants withdraw their requests. If these requests are granted, any sale, distribution, or use of products listed in this notice will be permitted after the registrations have been cancelled only if such sale, distribution, or use is consistent with the terms as described in the final order.
Access by EPA Contractors to Information Claimed as Confidential Business Information (CBI) Submitted Under Title II of the Clean Air Act and Related Regulations
Document Number: 2016-13580
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-06-08
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The EPA's Office of Transportation and Air Quality (OTAQ) plans to authorize various contractors to access information which will be submitted to the EPA under the Clean Air Act that may be claimed as, or may be determined to be, confidential business information (CBI). Access to this information, which is related to registration of fuels and fuel additives under 40 CFR part 79; various fuels reporting programs under 40 CFR part 80; and reporting of various greenhouse gas reporting items under the mandatory reporting rule of 40 CFR part 98, subparts A, LL and MM, will begin on June 20, 2016. In addition to fuels-related reporting, this notice addresses access to information related to vehicles and engine compliance under 40 CFR part 86, 40 CFR part 600, 40 CFR part 1033, 40 CFR part 1036, 40 CFR part 1039, 40 CFR part 1042, 40 CFR part 1045, 40 CFR part 1048, 40 CFR part 1051, 40 CFR part 1054, 40 CFR part 1060, and 40 CFR part 1068.
Completeness Findings for 110(a)(2)(C) State Implementation Plan Pertaining to the Fine Particulate Matter (PM2.5
Document Number: 2016-13491
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-06-08
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is making a finding that the State of California has made a complete New Source Review (NSR) State Implementation Plan (SIP) submission for the El Dorado County Air Quality Management District (EDCAQMD) to address the permitting of emissions of particulate matter 2.5 micrometers ([mu]m) in diameter and smaller (PM2.5) from major sources in areas designated nonattainment for the 2006 PM2.5 National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS), as required by the Clean Air Act (CAA). In addition, the EPA is making a finding that the State of California has not made the necessary NSR SIP submission for the Yolo-Solano Air Quality Management District (YSAQMD) to address the permitting of PM2.5 emissions from major sources in areas designated nonattainment for the 2006 PM2.5 NAAQS, as required by the EPA no later than December 31, 2014. The EPA is making these findings in accordance with section 110 and part D of Title I of the CAA.