Environmental Protection Agency July 7, 2016 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents
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Ocean Disposal; Amendments to Restrictions on Use of Dredged Material Disposal Sites in the Central and Western Regions of Long Island Sound; Connecticut
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) today is amending federal regulations that designated, and placed restrictions on the use of, the Central Long Island Sound and Western Long Island Sound dredged material disposal sites, located offshore from New Haven and Stamford, Connecticut, respectively. The amended regulations incorporate standards and procedures for the use of those sites consistent with those recommended in the Long Island Sound Dredged Material Management Plan, which was completed by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers on January 11, 2016. The Dredged Material Management Plan identifies a wide range of alternatives to open-water disposal and recommends standards and procedures for determining which alternatives to pursue for different dredging projects, so as to reduce or eliminate the open- water disposal of dredged material.
Production of Confidential Business Information in Pending Enforcement Litigation; Transfer of Information Claimed as Confidential Business Information to the United States Department of Justice and Parties to Certain Litigation
The Environmental Protection Agency (``EPA'') is providing notice of disclosure in civil enforcement litigation against Navistar International Corp. and Navistar, Inc. pursuant to 40 CFR 2.209(d). In response to discovery requests received by the United States in the litigation styled, United States of America v. Navistar International Corp., and Navistar, Inc., Case No. 15-cv-6143, pending in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois (the ``Navistar Litigation''), the United States Department of Justice (``DOJ'') is disclosing information which has been submitted to EPA by vehicle and engine manufacturers that is claimed to be, or has been determined to be, potential confidential business information (collectively ``CBI''). The use of the CBI is limited to the Navistar Litigation and its distribution is restricted by terms of a Court confidentiality order.
Proposed Consent Decree, Clean Air Act Citizen Suit
In accordance with section 113(g) of the Clean Air Act, as amended (``CAA'' or the ``Act''), notice is hereby given of a proposed consent decree to address a lawsuit filed by Sierra Club: Sierra Club v. EPA, No. 15-cv-01555 (D.D.C.). In 2012, EPA issued two rules disapproving certain aspects of a state implementation plan (SIP) submitted by Louisiana to address regional haze. In their lawsuit, Sierra Club alleges that EPA has failed to meet the requirement of the CAA that the Agency promulgate a federal implementation plan (FIP) within two years of disapproving a SIP, in whole or in part. The proposed consent decree establishes deadlines for EPA to take certain actions to meet its CAA obligations with respect to Louisiana's regional haze SIP.
National Environmental Justice Advisory Council; Notification of Public Teleconference and Public Comment
Pursuant to the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA), Public Law 92-463, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) hereby provides notice that the National Environmental Justice Advisory Council (NEJAC) will meet on the dates and times described below. All meetings are open to the public. Members of the public are encouraged to provide comments relevant to the specific issues being considered by the NEJAC. For additional information about registering to attend the meeting or to provide public comment, please see ``Registration'' under SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION. Due to a limited number of telephone lines, attendance will be on a first-come, first served basis. Pre- registration is required.
Standards of Performance for Stationary Compression Ignition Internal Combustion Engines
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is finalizing amendments to the standards of performance for stationary compression ignition (CI) internal combustion engines to allow manufacturers to design the engines so that operators can temporarily override performance inducements related to the emission control system for stationary CI internal combustion engines. The amendments apply to engines operating during emergency situations where the operation of the engine or equipment is needed to protect human life, and to require compliance with Tier 1 emission standards during such emergencies. The EPA is also amending the standards of performance for certain stationary CI internal combustion engines located in remote areas of Alaska.
Air Plan Approval and Air Quality Designation; TN; Redesignation of the Sullivan County Lead Nonattainment Area to Attainment
On July 15, 2015, the State of Tennessee, through the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation (TDEC), submitted a request for the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to redesignate the Bristol, Tennessee 2008 lead nonattainment area (hereafter referred to as the ``Bristol Area'' or the ``Area'') to attainment for the 2008 lead National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS) and an associated State Implementation Plan (SIP) revision containing a maintenance plan and a reasonably available control measures (RACM) determination for the Area. EPA is taking the following separate final actions related to the July 15, 2015, redesignation request and SIP revision: Determining that the Bristol Area is continuing to attain the 2008 lead NAAQS; approving and incorporating into the SIP the State's plan for maintaining attainment of the 2008 lead standard; approving and incorporating into the SIP the State's RACM determination; and redesignating the Bristol Area to attainment for the 2008 lead NAAQS.