Environmental Protection Agency April 10, 2018 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Proposed CERCLA Cost Recovery Settlement for Central Transport, Inc. Superfund Site, Romulus, Wayne County, Michigan
Document Number: 2018-07362
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-04-10
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
In accordance with the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act, as amended (CERCLA), notice is given by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 5 of a proposed administrative settlement under CERCLA regarding the Central Transport, Inc. Superfund Site (Site) in Romulus, Wayne County, Michigan. Subject to review and comment by the public pursuant to this notice, this settlement resolves a claim by EPA, for recovery of response costs from three related parties who have executed a binding certification of their consent to the settlement, as listed in the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION Section. For thirty (30) days following the date of publication of this notice, EPA will receive written comments relating to the settlement. EPA will consider all comments received and may modify or withdraw its consent to the settlement if comments received disclose facts or considerations that indicate that the settlement is inappropriate, improper, or inadequate.
Proposed Information Collection Request Renewal; Comment Request; Recordkeeping and Reporting Requirements Regarding the Sulfur Content of Motor Vehicle Gasoline, Gasoline Additives, Denatured Fuel Ethanol and Other Oxygenates, Certified Ethanol Denaturant, and Blender-Grade Pentane
Document Number: 2018-07361
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-04-10
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is planning to submit an information collection request (ICR), ``Recordkeeping and Reporting Requirements Regarding the Sulfur Content of Motor Vehicle Gasoline, Gasoline Additives, Denatured Fuel Ethanol and Other Oxygenates, Certified Ethanol Denaturant, and Blender-Grade Pentane'' (EPA ICR No.1907.07, OMB Control No. 2060-0437) to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.). Before doing so, EPA is soliciting public comments on specific aspects of the proposed information collection as described below. This is a proposed extension of the ICR, which is currently approved through May 31, 2018. 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.
Notice of Proposed Settlement Agreement and Order on Consent for Removal Action by Bona Fide Prospective Purchaser
Document Number: 2018-07360
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-04-10
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is hereby giving notice of a proposed bona fide prospective purchaser settlement agreement, embodied in an Order on Consent, with Sensient Colors LLC. This agreement pertains to the former Homer A. Doerr & Sons Plating Company property located in St. Louis, Missouri.
Alternative Method for Calculating Off-Cycle Credits Under the Light-Duty Vehicle Greenhouse Gas Emissions Program: Applications From Fiat Chrysler Automobiles and Toyota Motor North America
Document Number: 2018-07356
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-04-10
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is requesting comment on applications from Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA), and Toyota Motor North America (Toyota) for off-cycle carbon dioxide (CO2) credits under EPA's light-duty vehicle greenhouse gas emissions standards. ``Off-cycle'' emission reductions can be achieved by employing technologies that result in real-world benefits, but where that benefit is not adequately captured on the test procedures used by manufacturers to demonstrate compliance with emission standards. EPA's light-duty vehicle greenhouse gas program acknowledges these benefits by giving automobile manufacturers several options for generating ``off-cycle'' CO2 credits. Under the regulations, a manufacturer may apply for CO2 credits for off-cycle technologies that result in off-cycle benefits. In these cases, a manufacturer must provide EPA with a proposed methodology for determining the real-world off-cycle benefit. These manufacturers have submitted applications that describe methodologies for determining off- cycle credits from technologies described in their applications. Pursuant to applicable regulations, EPA is making the descriptions of each manufacturer's off-cycle credit calculation methodologies available for public comment.
Information Collection Request Submitted to OMB for Review and Approval; Comment Request; Hazardous Substance Handling and Storage Procedures and Associated Costs Survey
Document Number: 2018-07328
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-04-10
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has submitted an information collection request (ICR), ``Hazardous Substance Handling and Storage Procedures and Associated Costs Survey'' (EPA ICR No. 2566.01, OMB Control No. 2050-NEW) to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) review and approval in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act. This is a request for approval of a new collection. Public comments were previously requested via the Federal Register September 27, 2017 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.
Air Plan Approval; Vermont; Infrastructure Requirement for the 2010 Sulfur Dioxide National Ambient Air Quality Standard
Document Number: 2018-07231
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2018-04-10
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to approve the remaining portion of a November 2, 2015 State Implementation Plan (SIP) revision submitted by the State of Vermont. This revision addresses the interstate transport requirements of the Clean Air Act (CAA), referred to as the good neighbor provision, with respect to the primary 2010 sulfur dioxide (SO2) national ambient air quality standard (NAAQS). This action proposes to approve Vermont's demonstration that the State is meeting its obligations regarding the transport of SO2 emissions into other states. This action is being taken under the Clean Air Act.
Air Plan Approval; New Hampshire; Infrastructure State Implementation Plan Requirements for the 2012 PM2.5
Document Number: 2018-07230
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2018-04-10
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to approve elements of two State Implementation Plan (SIP) submissions from New Hampshire which address the infrastructure and interstate transport requirements of the Clean Air Act (CAA or Act) for the 2012 fine particle (PM2.5) National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS). The infrastructure requirements are designed to ensure that the structural components of each state's air quality management program are adequate to meet the state's responsibilities under the CAA. This action is being taken under the Clean Air Act.
National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants and New Source Performance Standards: Petroleum Refinery Sector Amendments
Document Number: 2018-06223
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2018-04-10
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This action proposes amendments to the National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants (NESHAP) Refinery MACT 1 and Refinery MACT 2 regulations to clarify the requirements of these rules and to make technical corrections and minor revisions to requirements for work practice standards, recordkeeping and reporting. This action also proposes technical corrections for the New Source Performance Standards (NSPS) for Petroleum Refineries.