Environmental Protection Agency July 5, 2016 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Renewal of an Existing Collection (EPA ICR No. 0794.16); Comment Request
Document Number: 2016-15857
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-07-05
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA), this document announces that EPA is planning to submit an Information Collection Request (ICR) to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB). The ICR, entitled: ``Notification of Substantial Risk of Injury to Health and the Environment under TSCA Sec. 8(e)'' and identified by EPA ICR No. 0794.16 and OMB Control No. 2070-0046, represents the renewal of an existing ICR that is scheduled to expire on February 28, 2017. Before submitting the ICR to OMB for review and approval, EPA is soliciting comments on specific aspects of the proposed information collection that is summarized in this document. The ICR and accompanying material are available in the docket for public review and comment.
Notification of a Partially Closed Meeting of the Science Advisory Board's 2016-2018 Scientific and Technological Achievement Awards Committee
Document Number: 2016-15856
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-07-05
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA), Science Advisory Board (SAB) Staff Office is announcing a meeting of the SAB's 2016-2018 Scientific and Technological Achievement Awards (STAA) Committee to discuss draft recommendations for the chartered SAB regarding the Agency's 2016 STAA recipients. A portion of the meeting will be closed to the public.
Evaluating Urban Resilience to Climate Change: A Multi-Sector Approach; Correction
Document Number: 2016-15855
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-07-05
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) published a document in the Federal Register of June 21, 2016, announcing a 30-day public comment period for the draft document titled ``Evaluating Urban Resilience to Climate Change: A Multi-Sector Approach'' (EPA/600/R-15/ 312). The document contained an incorrect docket number.
Meetings of the Local Government Advisory Committee and the Small Communities Advisory Subcommittee
Document Number: 2016-15854
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-07-05
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Small Communities Advisory Subcommittee (SCAS) will meet in Washington, DC, on Thursday, July 28, 2016, 8:00 a.m.-9:30 a.m. (EDT). The Subcommittee will discuss drinking water; rural strategy; and other issues and recommendations to the Administrator regarding environmental issues affecting small communities. The Local Government Advisory Committee (LGAC) will meet Washington, DC, on Wednesday, July 27, 2016, 1:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m. (EDT); Thursday, July 28, 2016, 9:30 p.m.-5:30 p.m.; and Friday, July 29, 2016, 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. (EDT). The focus of the Committee meeting will be on issues pertaining to protecting America's waters; hydraulic fracturing; drinking water; Plan EJ 2020; cleaning up our communities; air, climate and energy; and climate change resiliency and sustainability. These are open meetings, and all interested persons are invited to participate. The SCAS will hear comments from the public between 9:00 a.m. and 9:10 a.m. on Thursday, July 28, 2016, and the LGAC will hear comments from the public between 2:30 p.m. and 2:45 p.m. on Wednesday, July 27, 2016. Individuals or organizations wishing to address the Committee will be allowed a maximum of five minutes to present their point of view. Also, written comments should be submitted electronically to eargle.frances@epa.gov. Please contact the Designated Federal Officer (DFO) at the number listed below to schedule a time on the agenda. To address the subcommittee, please contact matthews.demond@epa.gov. Time will be allotted on a first-come first- serve basis, and the total period for comments may be extended if the number of requests for appearances requires it.
Decision Not To Regulate Forest Road Discharges Under the Clean Water Act; Notice of Decision
Document Number: 2016-15844
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-07-05
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is providing notice of the Agency's decision that no additional regulations are needed to address stormwater discharges from forest roads under Section 402(p)(6) of the Clean Water Act (CWA) at this time. This document responds to the remand in Environmental Defense Center, Inc. v. U.S. EPA, 344 F.2d 832 (9th Cir. 2003) that requires EPA to consider whether the CWA requires the Agency to regulate stormwater discharges from forest roads.
Approval and Promulgation of Implementation Plans; Louisiana; Baton Rouge Nonattainment Area; Base Year Emissions Inventory for the 2008 8-Hour Ozone Standard
Document Number: 2016-15748
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-07-05
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to approve a revision to the State Implementation Plan (SIP) submitted by the Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality (LDEQ) to address the emissions inventory (EI) requirement for the Baton Rouge ozone nonattainment area (BRNA) for the 2008 8-hour ozone National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS). The Clean Air Act (CAA) requires an EI for all ozone nonattainment areas. The inventory includes emission data for Nitrogen Oxides (NOX) and Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs). EPA is approving the revisions pursuant to section 110 and part D of the CAA and EPA's regulations.
Approval and Promulgation of Implementation Plans; Louisiana; Baton Rouge Nonattainment Area; Base Year Emissions Inventory for the 2008 8-Hour Ozone Standard
Document Number: 2016-15743
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2016-07-05
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to approve a revision to the State Implementation Plan (SIP) submitted by the Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality (LDEQ) to address the emissions inventory (EI) requirement for the Baton Rouge ozone nonattainment area (BRNA) for the 2008 8-hour ozone National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS). The Clean Air Act (CAA) requires an EI for all ozone nonattainment areas. The inventory includes emission data for Nitrogen Oxides (NOX) and Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs). EPA is approving the revisions pursuant to section 110 and part D of the CAA and EPA's regulations.
Approval, Disapproval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Partial Approval and Partial Disapproval of Air Quality Implementation Plans and Federal Implementation Plan; Utah; Revisions to Regional Haze State Implementation Plan; Federal Implementation Plan for Regional Haze
Document Number: 2016-14645
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-07-05
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is partially approving and partially disapproving a State Implementation Plan (SIP) revision submitted by the State of Utah on June 4, 2015 to implement the regional haze program pursuant to section 169A of the Clean Air Act (CAA or Act). The State's SIP revisions would establish an alternative to best available retrofit technology (BART) controls that would otherwise be required to control nitrogen oxides (NOX) at PacifiCorp's Hunter and Huntington power plants. The June 2015 SIP revision also includes BART determinations for particulate matter with an aerodynamic diameter of less than 10 micrometers (PM10) at these power plants and provisions for making the NOX and PM10 BART emission limits federally enforceable. The CAA requires states to prevent any future and remedy any existing man-made impairment of visibility in national parks and wilderness areas designated as Class I areas. Air emissions from the four electric generating units (EGUs) at the two plants affected by this action cause or contribute to visibility impairment at nine Class I areas including Grand Canyon, Arches, Black Canyon, Bryce Canyon, Canyonlands, Capitol Reef, Mesa Verde and Zion National Parks and Flat Tops Wilderness Area. The EPA is finalizing the option in our January 14, 2016 co-proposal to partially approve and partially disapprove the June 2015 SIP revision and is promulgating a Federal Implementation Plan (FIP) to address the deficiencies identified in our proposed partial disapproval of Utah's regional haze SIP. The EPA is not taking any final action on a related October 20, 2015 SIP revision. The State retains its authority to submit a revised state plan consistent with CAA and Regional Haze Rule (RHR) requirements. An approvable SIP submission will result in the modification or withdrawal of the FIP.