Environmental Protection Agency May 21, 2018 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Environmental Impact Statements; Notice of Availability
Document Number: 2018-10937
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-05-21
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Approval of Air Quality Implementation Plans; New Jersey; Infrastructure SIP Requirements for the 2012 PM2.5
Document Number: 2018-10803
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2018-05-21
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to approve elements of the State Implementation Plan (SIP) submission from New Jersey regarding the infrastructure requirements of section 110 of the Clean Air Act (CAA) for the 2012 annual fine particulate matter (PM2.5) National Ambient Air Quality Standard (NAAQS or standard). 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 pertains specifically to infrastructure requirements concerning interstate transport provisions.
National Oil and Hazardous Substances Pollution Contingency Plan; National Priorities List: Deletion of the Fulton Terminals Superfund Site
Document Number: 2018-10800
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2018-05-21
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Fulton Terminals site (Site), located in the City of Fulton, Oswego County, New York, originally consisted of an approximately 1.5-acre ``On-Property'' area, bounded on the west by First Street, on the south by Shaw Street, on the east by New York State Route 481, and on the north by a warehouse, and an ``Off- Property'' area, defined by the area between the On-Property area's western property boundary to the Oswego River (approximately 50 feet). The On-Property area was deleted from the National Priorities List (NPL) on April 6, 2015 (80 FR 5957). The Off-Property area remained on the NPL because residual groundwater contamination was still present. Because the groundwater in the Off-Property area has achieved the cleanup levels, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is issuing this Notice of Intent to Delete (NOID) the Off-Property area from the NPL and requests public comments on this proposed action.
National Oil and Hazardous Substances Pollution Contingency Plan; National Priorities List: Deletion of the Fulton Terminals Superfund Site
Document Number: 2018-10798
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-05-21
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Fulton Terminals Superfund site (Site), located in the City of Fulton, Oswego County, New York, originally consisted of an ``On-Property'' area and an ``Off-Property'' area. The On-Property area was deleted from the National Priorities List (NPL) in 2015. The Off- Property area remained on the NPL because residual groundwater contamination was still present. Because the groundwater in the Off- Property area has achieved the cleanup levels, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is issuing this Notice of Deletion (NOD) of the Off-Property area from the NPL and requests public comments on this action.
National Oil and Hazardous Substances Pollution Contingency Plan; National Priorities List: Deletion of the Frontier Hard Chrome, Inc. Superfund Site
Document Number: 2018-10796
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2018-05-21
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 10 is issuing a Notice of Intent to Delete Frontier Hard Chrome, Inc. (FHC) Superfund Site (Site) located in Vancouver, Washington, from the National Priorities List (NPL) and requests public comments on this proposed action. The NPL, promulgated pursuant to Section 105 of the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA) of 1980, is an appendix of the National Oil and Hazardous Substances Pollution Contingency Plan (NCP). The EPA and the State of Washington, through the Department of Ecology, have determined that all appropriate response actions under CERCLA have been completed. However, this deletion does not preclude future actions under Superfund.
Proposed Information Collection Request; Comment Request; Focus Groups as Used by EPA for Economics Projects (Renewal)
Document Number: 2018-10793
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-05-21
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency is planning to submit an information collection request (ICR), ``Focus Groups as used by EPA for Economics Projects (Renewal)'' (EPA ICR No. 2205.17, OMB Control No. 2090-0028) to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act. Before doing so, EPA is soliciting public comments on specific aspects of the proposed information collection as described below. This is a proposed renewal of the ICR, which is currently approved through September 30, 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.
Clean Air Act Operating Permit Program; Petitions for Objection to State Operating Permit for Yuhuang Chemical Company, Inc. Methanol Plant, St James Parish Louisiana
Document Number: 2018-10774
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-05-21
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator signed an Order dated April 2, 2018 denying Petitions dated March 30, 2017 and August 3, 2017 from the Louisiana Environmental Action Network and the Sierra Club (collectively, the Petitions and Petitioners, respectively). The Petitions requested that the EPA object to the Clean Air Act (CAA) title V operating permit 1560-00295-V1 issued on June 30, 2017 by the Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality (the LDEQ) to Yuhuang Chemical Company, Inc. (YCI) for its Methanol Plant located in St. James, St. James Parish, Louisiana.
Clean Air Act Operating Permit Program; Petitions for Objection to State Operating Permit for Pasadena Refining System, Pasadena Refinery, Harris County, Texas
Document Number: 2018-10761
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-05-21
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator signed an Order dated May 1, 2018, granting in part and denying in part a Petition dated November 8, 2016 from the Environmental Integrity Project, Sierra Club, Texas Environmental Justice Advocacy Services, and Air Alliance Houston. The Petition requested that the EPA object to a Clean Air Act (CAA) title V operating permit issued by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) to Pasadena Refining System (Pasadena) for its Pasadena Refinery located in Harris County, Texas.
Revisions to California State Implementation Plan; Bay Area Air Quality Management District; Stationary Sources; New Source Review
Document Number: 2018-10691
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-05-21
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is finalizing action on revisions to the Bay Area Air Quality Management District (BAAQMD or District) portion of the California State Implementation Plan (SIP). These revisions concern permit program rules governing the issuance of permits for stationary sources, including review and permitting of major sources and major modifications under parts C and D of title I of the Clean Air Act (CAA), and the issuance and banking of Emission Reduction Credits. The revisions correct deficiencies in BAAQMD Regulation 2, Rules 1 and 2, and Regulation 2, Rule 4, previously identified by the EPA in final rules dated August 1, 2016, and December 4, 2017, respectively. Approval of this SIP revision terminates the sanctions clock and federal implementation plan (FIP) clock that were triggered by the EPA's limited disapproval of a related SIP submission on August 1, 2016.
Air Plan Approvals; Tennessee: Revisions to Ambient Air Quality Standards
Document Number: 2018-10688
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2018-05-21
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to approve a portion of a revision to the Tennessee State Implementation Plan (SIP) submitted on June 25, 2008, by the State of Tennessee, through the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation (TDEC), on behalf of the Chattanooga/Hamilton County Air Pollution Control Bureau (Chattanooga/Hamilton County). The SIP submittal includes changes to Chattanooga/Hamilton County's air quality rules that, among other things, modify several ambient air standards. The portion of the SIP revision that EPA is approving is consistent with the requirements of the Clean Air Act (CAA or Act). EPA will act on the other portions of the June 25, 2008, submittal in a separate action.
Notice of Availability of the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill Louisiana Trustee Implementation Group Draft Supplemental Restoration Plan and Environmental Assessment for the Elmer's Island Access Project Modification
Document Number: 2018-10112
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-05-21
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
On December 20, 2017, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) published a Notice of Availability of the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill Louisiana Trustee Implementation Group (Louisiana TIG) Draft Restoration Plan and Environmental Assessment #2: Provide and Enhance Recreational Opportunities (Draft RP/EA #2) and requested comments from the public. In response to the public comments received on the Elmer's Island Access project proposed in the Draft RP/EA #2, the Louisiana TIG is proposing a modification to the original Elmer's Island Access project feature. In accordance with the Oil Pollution Act of 1990 (OPA) and the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), the Federal and State natural resource trustee agencies for the Louisiana TIG prepared a Draft Supplemental Restoration Plan and Environmental Assessment for the Elmer's Island Access Project Modification (Draft Supplemental RP/ EA). The Draft Supplemental RP/EA evaluates the proposed change to the Elmer's Island Access project and alternatives considered by the Louisiana TIG under criteria set forth in the OPA natural resource damage assessment (NRDA) regulations, and evaluates their environmental effects in accordance with NEPA. The proposed modification to the Elmer's Island Access project is consistent with the restoration alternatives selected in the Deepwater Horizon oil spill Final Programmatic Damage Assessment and Restoration Plan/Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement (PDARP/PEIS). The purpose of this notice is to inform the public of the availability of the Draft Supplemental RP/EA and to seek public comments on the document.