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

Proposed Information Collection Request; Comment Request; Compliance Assurance Monitoring Program
Document Number: 2016-16347
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-07-11
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is planning to submit an information collection request (ICR), ``Compliance Assurance Monitoring Program'' (EPA ICR No. 1663.09, OMB Control No. 2060-0376) to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.). Before doing so, the EPA is soliciting public comments on specific aspects of the proposed information collection as described below. This is a proposed extension of the ICR, which is currently approved through March 31, 2017. An agency may not conduct or sponsor and a person is not required to respond to a collection of information unless it displays a currently valid OMB control number.
Approval of Iowa's Air Quality Implementation Plans; Polk County Board of Health Rules and Regulations, Chapter V, Revisions
Document Number: 2016-16262
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-07-11
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is taking final action to approve a revision submitted by the State of Iowa. The purpose of these revisions is to update the Polk County Board of Health Rules and Regulations, Chapter V, Air Pollution. This final action will reflect updates to the Iowa's statewide rules previously approved by EPA and will ensure consistency between applicable local agency rules and Federally-approved rules.
Approval and Promulgation of Implementation Plans; State of Kansas; Infrastructure SIP Requirements for the 2012 Annual Fine Particulate Matter (PM2.5
Document Number: 2016-16259
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2016-07-11
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to approve elements of a State Implementation Plan (SIP) submission from the State of Kansas addressing the applicable requirements of Clean Air Act (CAA) section 110 for the 2012 annual PM2.5 NAAQS. Section 110 requires that each state adopt and submit a SIP to support the implementation, maintenance, and enforcement of each new or revised NAAQS promulgated by the EPA. These SIPs are commonly referred to as ``infrastructure'' SIPs. The infrastructure requirements are designed to ensure that the structural components of each state's air quality management program are adequate to meet the state's responsibilities under the CAA.
Air Plan Approval; Georgia; Prong 4-2008 Ozone, 2010 NO2,
Document Number: 2016-16001
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2016-07-11
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to conditionally approve the portions of revisions to the Georgia State Implementation Plan (SIP), submitted by the Georgia Department of Natural Resources (DNR), Environmental Protection Division (GAEPD), 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 Georgia's March 6, 2012, 8-hour Ozone infrastructure SIP submission; March 25, 2013, 2010 1-hour NO2 infrastructure SIP submission; October 22, 2013, 2010 1- hour SO2 infrastructure SIP submission; and December 14, 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.
Significant New Use Rules on Certain Chemical Substances; Correction
Document Number: 2016-15728
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-07-11
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA issued a final rule in the Federal Register of May 16, 2016 for 55 chemical substances that were the subject of premanufacture notices (PMNs). For the chemical substance identified generically as aluminum calcium oxide salt (PMN P-15-328), EPA inadvertently omitted the de minimus exemption from the worker protection requirements. Also for the same chemical substance, a typographical error has been identified within the hazard communication program requirements. This document corrects the omission and the typographical error.