Environmental Protection Agency May 10, 2017 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Tolerances and Exemptions for Pesticide Chemical Residues in Food
Document Number: 2017-09487
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-05-10
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
State and Local Assistance
Document Number: 2017-09486
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-05-10
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Cross-Media Electronic Reporting: Authorized Program Revision Approval, State of Vermont
Document Number: 2017-09448
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-05-10
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This notice announces EPA's approval of the State of Vermont's request to revise its National Primary Drinking Water Regulations Implementation EPA-authorized program to allow electronic reporting.
Cross-Media Electronic Reporting: Authorized Program Revision Approval, State of Colorado
Document Number: 2017-09447
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-05-10
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This notice announces EPA's approval of the State of Colorado's request to revise certain of its EPA-authorized programs to allow electronic reporting.
Air Plan Approval; Kentucky; Infrastructure Requirements for the 2012 PM2.5
Document Number: 2017-09392
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2017-05-10
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to approve portions of the State Implementation Plan (SIP) submission, submitted by the Commonwealth of Kentucky, Energy and Environment Cabinet, Department for Environmental Protection, through the Kentucky Division for Air Quality (KDAQ), on February 8, 2016, to demonstrate that the Commonwealth meets the infrastructure requirements of the Clean Air Act (CAA or Act) for the 2012 Annual Particulate Matter (PM2.5) national ambient air quality standard (NAAQS). The CAA requires that each state adopt and submit a SIP for the implementation, maintenance and enforcement of each NAAQS promulgated by EPA, which is commonly referred to as an ``infrastructure'' SIP. KDAQ certified that the Kentucky SIP contains provisions that ensure the 2012 Annual PM2.5 NAAQS is implemented, enforced, and maintained in Kentucky. EPA is proposing to determine that Kentucky's infrastructure submission, submitted on February 8, 2016, addresses certain infrastructure elements for the 2012 Annual PM2.5 NAAQS.
Determinations of Attainment by the Attainment Date, Determinations of Failure To Attain by the Attainment Date and Reclassification for Certain Nonattainment Areas for the 2006 24-Hour Fine Particulate Matter National Ambient Air Quality Standards
Document Number: 2017-09391
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-05-10
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is making final determinations of attainment by the attainment date and determinations of failure to attain by the attainment date for ten nonattainment areas currently classified as ``Moderate'' for the 2006 24-hour fine particulate matter (PM2.5) National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS). Specifically, the EPA is determining that seven areas attained the 2006 24-hour PM2.5 NAAQS by December 31, 2015, based on complete, quality-assured and certified PM2.5 monitoring data for 2013 to 2015. The EPA is also determining that three areas failed to attain the 2006 24-hour PM2.5 NAAQS by December 31, 2015. Upon the effective date of such determinations of failure to attain the NAAQS, these three areas will be reclassified as ``Serious'' for the 2006 24-hour PM2.5 NAAQS by operation of law. States with jurisdiction over these nonattainment areas reclassified to Serious are required to submit State Implementation Plan (SIP) revisions that comply with the statutory and regulatory requirements for 2006 24-hour PM2.5 NAAQS nonattainment areas classified as Serious. In this action, the EPA is not making any final determination regarding its proposed determination for the Logan, Utah-Idaho, nonattainment area.
Air Quality Plans; Tennessee; Infrastructure Requirements for the 2012 PM2.5
Document Number: 2017-09390
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-05-10
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is taking final action to approve the State Implementation Plan (SIP) submission, submitted by the State of Tennessee, through the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation (TDEC), on December 16, 2015, to demonstrate that the State meets the infrastructure requirements of the Clean Air Act (CAA or Act) for the 2012 annual fine particulate matter (PM2.5) national ambient air quality standard (NAAQS). The CAA requires that each state adopt and submit a SIP for the implementation, maintenance and enforcement of each NAAQS promulgated by EPA, which is commonly referred to as an ``infrastructure SIP submission.'' TDEC certified that the Tennessee SIP contains provisions that ensure the 2012 Annual PM2.5 NAAQS is implemented, enforced, and maintained in Tennessee. EPA is finalizing its determination that Tennessee's infrastructure SIP submission, provided to EPA on December 16, 2015, satisfies certain required infrastructure elements for the 2012 Annual PM2.5 NAAQS.
Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Virginia; Removal of Stage II Gasoline Vapor Recovery Requirements for Gasoline Dispensing Facilities
Document Number: 2017-09387
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-05-10
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is approving a state implementation plan (SIP) revision submitted by the Commonwealth of Virginia. The revision includes regulatory amendments that allow gasoline dispensing facilities (GDFs) located in Northern Virginia, Fredericksburg, and Richmond that are currently required to install and operate vapor recovery equipment on gasoline dispensers (otherwise referred to as Stage II vapor recovery, or simply as Stage II) to decommission that equipment by January 2017. In prior rulemaking actions, EPA already approved Virginia's demonstrations that decommissioning Stage II is consistent with the Clean Air Act (CAA) and EPA guidance. The intended effect of this action is to approve Virginia's revised petroleum transfer and storage regulation to allow for decommissioning of Stage II equipment.
Air Plan Approval; Indiana; Commissioner's Order for SABIC Innovative Plastics
Document Number: 2017-09385
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-05-10
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is approving, as a revision to the Indiana State Implementation Plan (SIP), a submittal from the Indiana Department of Environmental Management (IDEM) to EPA, dated December 5, 2016. The submittal consists of an order issued by the Commissioner of IDEM that establishes permanent and enforceable sulfur dioxide (SO2) emission limits for SABIC Innovative Plastics (SABIC). IDEM submitted this order so the area near SABIC can be designated ``attainment'' of the 2010 primary SO2 National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS), a matter that will be addressed in a separate future rulemaking. EPA's approval of this this order would make these SO2 emission limits and applicable reporting, recordkeeping, and compliance demonstration requirements part of the federally enforceable Indiana SIP.
Approval and Revision of Air Quality Implementation Plans; State of New York; Regional Haze State and Federal Implementation Plans
Document Number: 2017-09384
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2017-05-10
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) proposes to approve a source-specific revision to the New York State Implementation Plan (SIP). This revision consists of a Best Available Retrofit Technology (BART) determination for the Danskammer Generating Station Unit 4. The SIP revision establishes emission limits for sulfur dioxide, oxides of nitrogen, and particulate matter that are identical to those set by the EPA's Federal Implementation Plan (FIP) for Danskammer Unit 4, which was promulgated in an action taken on August 28, 2012. The SIP revision also restricts Danskammer Unit 4 to combusting only natural gas. The EPA proposes to find that the SIP revision fulfills the requirements of the Clean Air Act and the EPA's Regional Haze Rule for BART at Danskammer Unit 4. In conjunction with this proposed approval, we propose to withdraw those portions of the FIP that address BART for Danskammer Unit 4.
Air Plan Approval; Indiana; Commissioner's Orders for SABIC Innovative Plastics
Document Number: 2017-09383
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2017-05-10
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to approve as a revision to the Indiana State Implementation Plan (SIP) a submittal from the Indiana Department of Environmental Management (IDEM) to EPA, dated December 5, 2016. The submittal consists of an order issued by the Commissioner of IDEM that establishes permanent and enforceable sulfur dioxide (SO2) emission limits for SABIC Innovative Plastics (SABIC). IDEM submitted this order so the area near SABIC can be designated ``attainment'' of the 2010 primary SO2 National Ambient Air Quality Standards, a matter that will be addressed in a separate future rulemaking. EPA's approval of this order would make these SO2 emission limits and applicable reporting, recordkeeping, and compliance demonstration requirements part of the federally enforceable Indiana SIP.
Air Plan Approval; Indiana; Commissioner's Order for Carmeuse Lime, Inc.
Document Number: 2017-09382
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-05-10
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is approving, as a revision to the Indiana State Implementation Plan (SIP), a submittal from the Indiana Department of Environmental Management (IDEM) to EPA, dated December 22, 2016. The submittal consists of an order issued by the Commissioner of IDEM that establishes permanent and enforceable sulfur dioxide (SO2) emission limits for Carmeuse Lime, Inc. (Carmeuse), applicable to its Gary, Indiana lime manufacturing plant. IDEM submitted this order so the area near Carmeuse can be designated ``attainment'' of the 2010 primary SO2 National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS), a matter that will be addressed in a separate future rulemaking. EPA's approval of this order would make these SO2 emission limits and applicable reporting, recordkeeping, and compliance demonstration requirements part of the federally enforceable Indiana SIP.
Air Plan Approval; Indiana; Commissioner's Order for Carmeuse Lime, Inc.
Document Number: 2017-09381
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2017-05-10
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to approve, as a revision to the Indiana State Implementation Plan (SIP), a submittal from the Indiana Department of Environmental Management (IDEM) to EPA, dated December 22, 2016. The submittal consists of an order issued by the Commissioner of IDEM that establishes permanent and enforceable sulfur dioxide (SO2) emission limits for Carmeuse Lime, Inc. (Carmeuse), applicable to its Gary, Indiana lime manufacturing plant. IDEM submitted this order so the area near Carmeuse can be designated ``attainment'' of the 2010 primary SO2 National Ambient Air Quality Standards, a matter that will be addressed in a separate future rulemaking. EPA's approval of this order would make these SO2 emission limits and applicable reporting, recordkeeping, and compliance demonstration requirements part of the federally enforceable Indiana SIP.
Information Collection Request Submitted to OMB for Review and Approval; Comment Request; Air Pollution Regulations for Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) Activities
Document Number: 2017-09168
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-05-10
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has submitted an information collection request (ICR), ``Air Pollution Regulations for Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) Activities'' to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act. This is a proposed extension of the ICR. Public comments were previously requested via the Federal Register on May 29, 2015, during a 60-day comment period. This notice allows for an additional 30 days for public comments. A fuller description of the ICR is given below, including its estimated burden and cost to the public. 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.