Environmental Protection Agency November 7, 2017 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Clean Air Act Operating Permit Program; Petition To Object to Title V Permit for Wheelabrator Frackville Energy; Pennsylvania
Document Number: 2017-24215
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-11-07
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Pursuant to the Clean Air Act (CAA), the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator signed an Order, dated October 6, 2017, denying a petition to object to a title V operating permit, issued by the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (PADEP) to the Wheelabrator Frackville Energy facility in Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania. The Order responds to an October 15, 2016 petition. The petition was submitted by the Environmental Integrity Project (EIP) and the Sierra Club (Petitioners). This Order constitutes final action on that petition requesting that the Administrator object to the issuance of the proposed CAA title V permit.
Air Plan Approval; Wisconsin; 2017 Revisions to NR 400 and 406
Document Number: 2017-23448
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2017-11-07
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to approve a revision to the Wisconsin State Implementation Plan (SIP) submitted by the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (WDNR) to EPA on May 16, 2017. The revision replaces the definition of ``emergency electric generator'' with a broader definition of ``restricted internal combustion engine''. In addition, the revision makes amendments to procedures for revoking construction permits as well as language changes and other administrative updates. Lastly, WDNR is withdrawing two Wisconsin Administrative Code provisions that affect eligibility under general and construction permits. WDNR requested these changes to align state and Federal requirements and ensure consistency. EPA is proposing approval of Wisconsin's May 16, 2017, request because the Agency has made the preliminary determination that this SIP revision is consistent with the Clean Air Act and applicable EPA regulations regarding PSD.
Air Plan Approval; Wisconsin; 2017 Revisions to NR 400 and 406
Document Number: 2017-23048
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-11-07
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is taking direct final action to approve a revision to the Wisconsin State Implementation Plan (SIP) submitted by the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (WDNR) to EPA on May 16, 2017. The revision replaces the definition of ``emergency electric generator'' with a broader definition of ``restricted internal combustion engine''. In addition, the revision makes amendments to procedures for revoking construction permits as well as language changes and other administrative updates. Lastly, WDNR is removing from the SIP two Wisconsin Administrative Code provisions that affect eligibility of coverage under general and construction permits.