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

Plant-Incorporated Protectants: Proposed Modifications of Registration Procedures for Plant-Incorporated Protectants in Breeding Line Intermediates; Notice of Availability; Extension of Comment Period
Document Number: 2016-19646
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-08-17
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA issued a notice in the Federal Register of June 30, 2016, concerning the availability for public comment of a White Paper describing how the Agency is proposing to modify its current approach to plant-incorporated protectants in breeding line intermediates under section 3 of the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide and Rodenticide Act. This document extends the comment period for 45 days, from August 15, 2016 to September 29, 2016. Stakeholders have expressed a desire to comment on EPA's proposal and have requested additional time to review the proposal and respond.
Proposed Consent Decree, Clean Air Act Citizen Suit
Document Number: 2016-19639
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-08-17
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
In accordance with section 113(g) of the Clean Air Act, as amended (``CAA'' or the ``Act''), 42 U.S.C. 7413(g), notice is hereby given of a proposed consent decree to address a lawsuit filed by Concerned Citizens of Seneca County, Inc. and Dixie D. Lemmon, (collectively ``Plaintiffs''): Concerned Citizens of Seneca County, Inc. v. McCarthy, No. 6:16-cv-06196 (W.D.N.Y.). On March 25, 2016, Plaintiffs filed the complaint in this case alleging that Gina McCarthy, in her official capacity as Administrator of the United States Environmental Protection Agency (``EPA''), failed to perform a non-discretionary duty to grant or deny within 60 days a petition submitted by Plaintiffs. In their petition, Plaintiffs requested that EPA object to a CAA Title V permit issued by the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation to the Seneca County Landfill Gas-to-Energy Facility, for purposes of operating a landfill gas-to- energy facility in Seneca Falls, New York. The proposed consent decree would establish a deadline for EPA to respond to this petition.
Proposed Consent Decree, Clean Air Act Citizen Suit
Document Number: 2016-19638
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-08-17
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Supplemental notice is hereby given for the Wyoming portions of a proposed consent decree to address a lawsuit filed by the Sierra Club (``Plaintiff'') in the United States District Court for the Northern District of California: Sierra Club v. Gina McCarthy, No. 3:15-cv-04328-JD (N.D. Cal.). On September 22, 2015, Plaintiffs filed this matter against Gina McCarthy, in her official capacity as Administrator of the United States Environmental Protection Agency (``EPA''). On February 9, 2016, Plaintiff filed a first amended complaint alleging that, with respect to the 2008 ozone national ambient air quality standards (``NAAQS''), EPA has failed to perform non-discretionary duties to take final action on portions of the state implementation plan (``SIP'') submission from Wyoming intended to address various interstate transport requirements. The proposed consent decree would establish a deadline for EPA to take certain specified actions.
Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Pennsylvania; Control of Volatile Organic Compound Emissions From Fiberglass Boat Manufacturing Materials
Document Number: 2016-19540
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-08-17
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is approving a revision to the Pennsylvania state implementation plan (SIP) submitted by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. This SIP revision pertains to Pennsylvania's regulation for fiberglass boat manufacturing materials found in section 129.74 of the Pennsylvania Code. This regulation meets the requirement to adopt reasonably available control technology (RACT) for sources covered by EPA's control techniques guidelines (CTG) standards for fiberglass boat manufacturing materials. EPA is, therefore, approving this revision to the Pennsylvania SIP in accordance with the requirements of the Clean Air Act (CAA).
Air Plan Approval; Kentucky; Removal of Stage II Gasoline Vapor Recovery Program
Document Number: 2016-19538
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2016-08-17
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to approve changes to the Kentucky State Implementation Plan (SIP) submitted by the Commonwealth of Kentucky through its Energy and Environment Cabinet (EEC) on May 3, 2016. This SIP revision seeks to remove Stage II vapor control requirements for new and upgraded gasoline dispensing facilities in the State and allow for the decommissioning of existing Stage II equipment in Boone, Campbell and Kenton Counties in Kentucky. EPA has preliminarily determined that Kentucky's May 3, 2016, SIP revision is approvable because it is consistent with the Clean Air Act (CAA or Act).