Environmental Protection Agency May 12, 2017 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Chemical Substances When Manufactured or Processed as Nanoscale Materials; TSCA Reporting and Recordkeeping Requirements
Document Number: 2017-09683
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-05-12
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is hereby extending the effective date of the final rule that appeared in the Federal Register of January 12, 2017, and established final reporting and recordkeeping requirements for certain chemical substances when they are manufactured or processed at the nanoscale as described in that rule.
Environmental Impact Statements; Notice of Availability
Document Number: 2017-09680
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-05-12
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Air Plan Approval; ID, Updates to Incorporations by Reference
Document Number: 2017-09543
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2017-05-12
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) proposes to approve the portions of Idaho's April 28, 2016 State Implementation Plan submittal (SIP submittal) that update the incorporation by reference of federal air quality regulations. We note that this action does not address the changes Idaho withdrew related to transportation conformity requirements.
Air Plan Approval; ID, Updates to Incorporations by Reference
Document Number: 2017-09542
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-05-12
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is taking direct final action to approve, and incorporate by reference, portions of Idaho's April 28, 2016, State Implementation Plan submittal (SIP submittal) that update the incorporation by reference of federal air quality regulations. We note that this action does not address the changes Idaho withdrew related to transportation conformity requirements.
Air Plan Approval; North Carolina; Repeal of Transportation Facilities Rules
Document Number: 2017-09540
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2017-05-12
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to approve a State Implementation Plan (SIP) revision submitted by the North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality through the Division of Air Quality on September 16, 2016, for the purpose of removing the statewide transportation facilities rules. The state provided a Clean Air Act section 110(l) noninterference demonstration for the removal of these rules. EPA is proposing to approve this SIP revision because the State has demonstrated that it is consistent with the Clean Air Act.
Air Plan Approval; North Carolina Repeal of Transportation Facilities Rules
Document Number: 2017-09539
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-05-12
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is taking action to approve a State Implementation Plan (SIP) revision, submitted by the North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality through the Division of Air Quality (DAQ) on September 16, 2016, for the purpose of removing the statewide transportation facilities rules. The State provided a Clean Air Act section 110(l) noninterference demonstration establishing that removal of the North Carolina transportation facilities rules will not interfere with the maintenance of the 8-hour carbon monoxide standard or any other national ambient air quality standards (NAAQS). EPA is approving this SIP revision because the DAQ has demonstrated that it is consistent with the Clean Air Act (CAA or Act).
Approval and Promulgation of Implementation Plans; Alaska: Infrastructure Requirements for the 2010 Nitrogen Dioxide and 2010 Sulfur Dioxide Standards
Document Number: 2017-09533
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-05-12
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Whenever a new or revised National Ambient Air Quality Standard (NAAQS) is promulgated, each state must submit a plan for the implementation, maintenance and enforcement of such standardcommonly referred to as infrastructure requirements. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is approving the May 12, 2015 Alaska State Implementation Plan (SIP) submission as meeting the infrastructure requirements for the 2010 nitrogen dioxide (NO2) and 2010 sulfur dioxide (SO2) NAAQS.
Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; West Virginia; Infrastructure Requirements for the 2012 Fine Particulate Standard
Document Number: 2017-09504
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-05-12
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is approving portions of a state implementation plan (SIP) revision submitted by the State of West Virginia. Whenever new or revised national ambient air quality standards (NAAQS) are promulgated, the Clean Air Act (CAA) requires states to submit a plan to address basic program elements, including, but not limited to, regulatory structure, monitoring, modeling, legal authority, and adequate resources necessary to assure implementation, maintenance, and enforcement of the NAAQS. These elements are referred to as infrastructure requirements. The State of West Virginia made a submittal addressing the infrastructure requirements for the 2012 fine particulate matter (PM2.5) NAAQS, and EPA is approving portions of this SIP revision in accordance with the requirements of the CAA.
Air Plan Approval; Georgia: Heavy Duty Diesel Requirements
Document Number: 2017-09494
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2017-05-12
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to approve a State Implementation Plan (SIP) revision submitted by the State of Georgia on January 25, 2016, for the purpose of removing the requirements for heavy duty diesel engines (HDDE), which bar the sale/ lease or import in the State of Georgia of any new HDDE that were not certified by the California Air Resources Board to meet the emission standards of the California HDDE rules. The removal of this rule will prevent regulatory confusion and make it clear that the more stringent EPA emission standards for HDDE are applicable. EPA is proposing to approve this SIP revision because the State has demonstrated that it is consistent with the Clean Air Act.
Air Plan Approval; Georgia: Heavy Duty Diesel Requirements
Document Number: 2017-09493
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-05-12
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is approving changes to a State Implementation Plan (SIP) revision submitted by the State of Georgia on January 25, 2016, for the purpose of removing the requirements for heavy duty diesel engines (HDDE), which bar the sale/ lease or import in the State of Georgia of any new HDDE that were not certified by the California Air Resources Board (CARB) to meet the emission standards of the California HDDE rules. The removal of this rule will prevent regulatory confusion and make it clear that the more stringent EPA emission standards for HDDE are applicable. EPA is approving this SIP revision because the State has demonstrated that it is consistent with the Clean Air Act (CAA or Act).