Environmental Protection Agency May 14, 2018 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Air Plan Approval; California; Eastern Kern Air Pollution Control District; Reclassification
Document Number: 2018-10217
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2018-05-14
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Under the Clean Air Act, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to grant a request by the State of California to reclassify the Eastern Kern County (``Eastern Kern'') nonattainment area from ``Moderate'' to ``Serious'' for the 2008 ozone national ambient air quality standards (NAAQS). In connection with the reclassification, the EPA is proposing to establish a deadline of no later than 12 months from the effective date of reclassification for submittal of revisions to the Eastern Kern portion of the California State Implementation Plan (SIP) to meet certain additional requirements for Serious ozone nonattainment areas. The EPA has already received SIP revision submittals addressing most of the additional SIP requirements.
Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; North Dakota; Revisions to Air Pollution Control Rules
Document Number: 2018-10208
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2018-05-14
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to approve State Implementation Plan (SIP) revisions submitted by the State of North Dakota on January 28, 2013, and November 11, 2016. The EPA is proposing to approve amendments to North Dakota's general provisions, permit to construct, prevention of significant deterioration (PSD) of air quality, oil and gas, and fees regulations. In addition, amendments to the permit program include the regulation of hazardous air pollutants (HAPs), which may be regulated under section 112 of the Clean Air Act (CAA). Thus, the EPA is taking this action pursuant to sections 110 and 112 of CAA.
Approval and Promulgation of Implementation Plans; Texas; Interstate Transport Requirements for the 1997 and 2006 PM2.5
Document Number: 2018-10162
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-05-14
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Pursuant to the Federal Clean Air Act (CAA or the Act), the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is approving portions of three Texas State Implementation Plan (SIP) submittals pertaining to CAA requirements to prohibit emissions which will significantly contribute to nonattainment or interfere with maintenance of the 1997 and 2006 fine particulate matter (PM2.5) National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS) in other states.
Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Maryland; Approval of an Alternative Volatile Organic Compound Emission Standard
Document Number: 2018-09889
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-05-14
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is approving a revision to the State of Maryland's state implementation plan (SIP). Maryland requested that EPA incorporate by reference into the Maryland SIP a Maryland Department of the Environment (MDE) order establishing an alternative volatile organic compound (VOC) emission standard for National Gypsum Company (NGC) that will ensure that this source remains a minor stationary source of VOCs. EPA is approving the SIP submittal incorporating by reference MDE's order for NGC in accordance with the requirements of the Clean Air Act (CAA).