Environmental Protection Agency May 31, 2017 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Hazardous Waste Management System; Identification and Listing of Hazardous Waste
Document Number: 2017-11231
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2017-05-31
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is proposing to grant a petition submitted by ExxonMobil Oil Corporation Beaumont Refinery (ExxonMobil) to exclude (or delist) the secondary impoundment basin solids in Beaumont, Texas from the lists of hazardous wastes. EPA used the Delisting Risk Assessment Software (DRAS) Version 3.0.47 in the evaluation of the impact of the petitioned waste on human health and the environment.
Adequacy Status of Motor Vehicle Emissions Budgets for Transportation Conformity Purposes; CT
Document Number: 2017-11222
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-05-31
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is notifying the public that it has found that the 2017 motor vehicle emission budgets for the Greater Connecticut ozone nonattainment area for the 2008 national ambient air quality standard (NAAQS) for ozone are adequate for transportation conformity purposes. As a result of our finding, Connecticut must use these motor vehicle emissions budgets for future transportation conformity determinations. These budgets were contained in the January 17, 2017 attainment demonstration State Implementation Plan (SIP) for the Greater Connecticut ozone nonattainment area for the 2008 ozone NAAQS.
Air Plan Approval; Ohio; Redesignation of the Cleveland Area to Attainment of the 2008 Lead Standard
Document Number: 2017-10968
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-05-31
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
On June 29, 2016, the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency (OEPA) submitted a request for the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to redesignate the partial Cuyahoga County nonattainment area (known as and referred to as the Cleveland area) to attainment for the 2008 national ambient air quality standards (NAAQS or standards) for lead. EPA finds that the Cleveland area meets the requirements for redesignation and is also approving several additional related actions. EPA is approving, as revisions to the Ohio state implementation plan (SIP), reasonably available control measure/reasonably available control technology (RACM/RACT) requirements, emissions inventory requirements, and the state's plan for maintaining the 2008 lead NAAQS through 2030 for the area. EPA is taking these actions in accordance with the Clean Air Act (CAA) and EPA's implementation regulations regarding the 2008 lead NAAQS.
Air Plan Approval; Ohio; Redesignation of the Cleveland Area to Attainment of the 2008 Lead Standard
Document Number: 2017-10965
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2017-05-31
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
On June 29, 2016, the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency (OEPA) submitted a request for the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to redesignate the partial Cuyahoga County nonattainment area (known as and referred to as the Cleveland area) to attainment for the 2008 national ambient air quality standards (NAAQS or standards) for lead. EPA determined that the Cleveland area meets the requirements for redesignation and is also proposing to approve several additional related actions. EPA is proposing to approve, as revisions to the Ohio state implementation plan (SIP), reasonably available control measure/ reasonably available control technology (RACM/RACT) requirements, emissions inventory requirements, and the state's plan for maintaining the 2008 lead NAAQS through 2030 for the area. EPA is taking these actions in accordance with the Clean Air Act (CAA) and EPA's implementation regulations regarding the 2008 lead NAAQS.
Approval and Promulgation of Implementation Plans; Louisiana; Revisions to the New Source Review State Implementation Plan; Air Permit Procedure Revisions
Document Number: 2017-10955
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-05-31
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Pursuant to the Federal Clean Air Act (CAA or the Act), the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is approving severable portions of three revisions to the Louisiana New Source Review (NSR) State Implementation Plan (SIP) submitted by the Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality (LDEQ). Specifically, we are finalizing approval of provisions contained within the Chapter 5 air construction permit rules as initially submitted on November 15, 1993, November 10, 1994, and November 9, 2007. We are withdrawing our proposed disapproval of LAC 33:III.501.B.1.d, LAC 33:III.513.A.1, and LAC 33:III.531.A.1. because the LDEQ withdrew these sections from our consideration on April 19, 2017.
Air Plan Approval; Alaska: Infrastructure Requirements for the 2008 Lead National Ambient Air Quality Standards
Document Number: 2017-10938
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2017-05-31
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 standard, commonly referred to as infrastructure requirements. On July 9, 2012, Alaska submitted a plan to address the infrastructure requirements for the lead (Pb) NAAQS promulgated on October 15, 2008. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to approve the plan as meeting Clean Air Act (CAA) requirements.
Air Plan Approval; Michigan; Redesignation of the Belding Area in Ionia County to Attainment of the 2008 Lead Standard
Document Number: 2017-10928
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-05-31
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is approving the State of Michigan's request to revise the designation of (redesignate) the Belding nonattainment area (Belding) to attainment of the 2008 National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS or standard) for lead. EPA is also approving the maintenance plan and related elements of the redesignation. EPA is approving reasonably available control measure (RACM)/reasonably available control technology (RACT) measures and a comprehensive emissions inventory as meeting the Clean Air Act (CAA) requirements. EPA is taking these actions in accordance with the CAA and EPA's implementation regulations regarding the 2008 lead NAAQS.
Air Plan Approval; Michigan; Redesignation of the Belding Area in Ionia County to Attainment of the 2008 Lead Standard
Document Number: 2017-10926
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2017-05-31
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to approve the State of Michigan's request to revise the designation of the Belding nonattainment area to attainment of the 2008 National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS) for lead. EPA is also proposing to approve the related elements of emissions inventories and a maintenance plan. EPA is proposing to approve reasonably available control measure/reasonably available control technology measures and a comprehensive emissions inventory as meeting the Clean Air Act (CAA) requirements. EPA proposes taking these actions in accordance with the CAA and EPA's implementation regulations regarding the 2008 lead NAAQS.
Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Montana; Revisions to the Administrative Rules of Montana
Document Number: 2017-10925
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2017-05-31
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to approve State Implementation Plan (SIP) revisions submitted by the state of Montana on September 8, 2016. The revisions are to the Administrative Rules of Montana (ARM) and include updates to the citations and references to federal and state laws and regulations, updated links to sources of information, and provides clarity on how copies of federal regulations may be obtained. In the ``Rules and Regulations'' section of this Federal Register, we are approving these SIP revisions as a direct final rule without prior proposed rule. If we receive no adverse comment, we will not take further action on this proposed rule. This action is being taken in accordance with section 110 of the Clean Air Act (CAA).
Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Montana; Revisions to the Administrative Rules of Montana
Document Number: 2017-10924
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-05-31
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is taking direct final action to approve State Implementation Plan (SIP) revisions submitted by the state of Montana on September 8, 2016. The revisions are to the Administrative Rules of Montana (ARM) and include updates to the citations and references to federal and state laws and regulations, updated links to sources of information, and provides clarity on how copies of federal regulations may be obtained. This action is being taken in accordance with section 110 of the Clean Air Act (CAA).
Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Pennsylvania; Revisions to Allegheny County Health Department Rules
Document Number: 2017-10923
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2017-05-31
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) proposes to approve the state implementation plan (SIP) revision submitted by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania for the purpose of updating the SIP to include administrative and definition amendments made to Allegheny County Health Department's (ACHD) Rules and Regulations Article XXI, Air Pollution Control. The amendments update the name of the Bureau of Environmental Quality to the Bureau of Environmental Health and revise the definition of ``County Executive'' to agree with the definition contained in the Allegheny County Home Rule Charter. In the Final Rules section of this Federal Register, EPA is approving the Commonwealth's SIP submittal as a direct final rule without prior proposal because the Agency views this as a noncontroversial submittal and anticipates no adverse comments. A detailed rationale for the approval is set forth in the direct final rule. If no adverse comments are received in response to this action, no further activity is contemplated. If EPA receives adverse comments, the direct final rule will be withdrawn and all public comments received will be addressed in a subsequent final rule based on this proposed rule. EPA will not institute a second comment period. Any parties interested in commenting on this action should do so at this time.
Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Pennsylvania; Revisions to Allegheny County Health Department Rules
Document Number: 2017-10921
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-05-31
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is taking direct final action to approve revisions to the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania state implementation plan (SIP). The revisions pertain to administrative and definition amendments made to Allegheny County Health Department's (ACHD) Rules and Regulations Article XXI, Air Pollution Control. The amendments updated the name of the Bureau of Environmental Quality to the Bureau of Environmental Health and revised the definition of ``County Executive'' to agree with the definition in the Allegheny County Home Rule Charter. EPA is approving these revisions to Article XXI in accordance with the requirements of the Clean Air Act (CAA).
Air Plan Approval; South Carolina: Air Emissions Reporting
Document Number: 2017-10920
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-05-31
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is taking direct final action to approve changes to the South Carolina State Implementation Plan (SIP) to address requirements for the reporting of emissions of criteria air pollutants (CAPs) and their precursors. EPA is approving a SIP revision submitted on June 14, 2010, by the State of South Carolina, through the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (SC DHEC), and portions of subsequent SIP revisions submitted on August 8, 2014 and November 4, 2016, which further revise the regulations concerning the reporting of emissions. This action is being taken pursuant to the Clean Air Act (CAA or Act).
Air Plan Approval; Pennsylvania; Update to Materials Incorporated by Reference
Document Number: 2017-10919
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-05-31
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is updating the materials that are incorporated by reference (IBR) into the Pennsylvania state implementation plan (SIP). The regulations affected by this update have been previously submitted by the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (PADEP) and approved by EPA. This update affects the SIP materials that are available for public inspection at the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) and the EPA Regional Office.
Air Plan Approval; South Carolina: Air Emissions Reporting
Document Number: 2017-10918
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2017-05-31
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to approve changes to the South Carolina State Implementation Plan to address requirements for the reporting of air emissions of criteria air pollutants and their precursors. EPA is proposing to approve a SIP revision submitted on June 14, 2010, by the State of South Carolina, through the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control, and portions of subsequent SIP revisions submitted on August 8, 2014 and November 4, 2016, which further revise the regulations concerning the reporting of emissions. This proposed action is being taken pursuant to the Clean Air Act.
Stay of Standards of Performance for Municipal Solid Waste Landfills and Emission Guidelines and Compliance Times for Municipal Solid Waste Landfills
Document Number: 2017-10752
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-05-31
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
By a letter dated May 5, 2017, the Administrator announced the convening of a proceeding for reconsideration of certain requirements in the final rules, ``Standards of Performance for Municipal Solid Waste Landfills,'' and ``Emission Guidelines and Compliance Times for Municipal Solid Waste Landfills,'' both published on August 29, 2016. In this action, the EPA is staying subparts, which were added or revised by the two rules, for 90 days pending reconsideration.