Environmental Protection Agency June 17, 2016 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Environmental Impact Statements; Notice of Availability
Document Number: 2016-14404
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-06-17
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Maryland; Revisions and Amendments to Regulations for Continuous Opacity Monitoring, Continuous Emissions Monitoring, and Quality Assurance Requirements for Continuous Opacity Monitors
Document Number: 2016-14394
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2016-06-17
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to approve a state implementation plan (SIP) revision submitted by the State of Maryland. This revision pertains to revisions to Maryland regulations for continuous opacity monitoring (COM or COMs) and continuous emissions monitoring (CEM or CEMs) and to an amendment adding requirements for Quality Assurance and Quality Control (QA/QC) as they pertain to COMs. This action is being taken under the Clean Air Act (CAA).
Updates to the Demographic and Spatial Allocation Models To Produce Integrated Climate and Land Use Scenarios (ICLUS) Version 2; Correction
Document Number: 2016-14287
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-06-17
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is announcing a 30-day public comment period for the draft document titled, ``Updates to the Demographic and Spatial Allocation Models to Produce Integrated Climate and Land Use Scenarios (ICLUS) Version 2'' (EPA/600/R-14/324). EPA is also announcing that Versar, Inc., an EPA contractor for external scientific peer review, will select four independent experts from a pool of eight to conduct a letter peer review of the same draft document. The document was prepared by the National Center for Environmental Assessment within EPA's Office of Research and Development. This document describes the development of version 2 of Integrated Climate and Land Use Scenarios (ICLUS), including updates to data sets and the demographic and spatial allocation models. EPA intends to forward the public comments that are submitted in accordance with this document to the external peer reviewers for their consideration during the letter peer review. When finalizing the draft documents, EPA intends to consider any public comments received in response to this document. EPA is releasing this draft document for the purposes of public comment and peer review. This draft document is not final as described in EPA's information quality guidelines and does not represent and should not be construed to represent Agency policy or views. The draft document is available via the Internet on EPA's Risk Web page under the Recent Additions at http://www.epa.gov/risk.
Approval of Iowa's State Implementation Plan (SIP); Definition of Greenhouse Gas and Prevention of Significant Deterioration (PSD) Plantwide Applicability Limits (PALs) Revisions
Document Number: 2016-14282
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-06-17
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is approving two SIP revisions submitted by the State of Iowa. First, EPA is approving the definition of greenhouse gas, which will make the state's definition consistent with the Federal definition, and add greenhouse gases to emission inventory requirements. Second, EPA is approving Iowa's revision to its Prevention of Significant Deterioration (PSD) program, specifically to the definition of ``subject to regulation,'' and to adopt by reference the most recent Federal plantwide applicability limitations (PALs) provisions.
Approval of Iowa's State Implementation Plan (SIP); Definition of Greenhouse Gas and Prevention of Significant Deterioration (PSD) Plantwide Applicability Limits (PALs) Revisions
Document Number: 2016-14281
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2016-06-17
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to approve two SIP revisions submitted by the State of Iowa. First, EPA is proposing to approve the definition of greenhouse gas, which will make the state's definition consistent with the Federal definition, and add greenhouse gases to emission inventory requirements. Second, EPA is proposing to approve Iowa's revision to its Prevention of Significant Deterioration (PSD) program, specifically to the definition of ``subject to regulation,'' and adopt by reference the most recent Federal plantwide applicability limitations (PALs) provisions.
Outer Continental Shelf Air Regulations; Consistency Update for California
Document Number: 2016-14279
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2016-06-17
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to update a portion of the Outer Continental Shelf (``OCS'') Air Regulations. Requirements applying to OCS sources located within 25 miles of States' seaward boundaries must be updated periodically to remain consistent with the requirements of the corresponding onshore area (``COA''), as mandated by section 328(a)(1) of the Clean Air Act, as amended in 1990 (``the Act''). The portion of the OCS air regulations that is being updated pertains to the requirements for OCS sources for which the Ventura County Air Pollution Control District (``Ventura County APCD'' or ``District'') is the designated COA. The intended effect of approving the OCS requirements for the Ventura County APCD is to regulate emissions from OCS sources in accordance with the requirements onshore. The changes to the existing requirements discussed in this document are proposed to be incorporated by reference into the Code of Federal Regulations and listed in the appendix to the OCS air regulations.