Environmental Protection Agency July 31, 2018 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Approval and Promulgation of Implementation Plans; New Jersey; Elements for the 2008 8-Hour Ozone National Ambient Air Quality Standards
Document Number: 2018-16378
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2018-07-31
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to approve several State Implementation Plan (SIP) revisions submitted by the State of New Jersey for purposes of implementing Reasonably Available Control Technology (RACT) for the 2008 8-hour ozone National Ambient Air Quality Standard (NAAQS). The EPA is proposing to approve New Jersey's SIP revision for the control and prohibition of air pollution by volatile organic compounds (VOCs) and control and prohibition of air pollution by oxides of nitrogen (NOX), as they are intended to satisfy certain control technique guideline (CTG) and NOX RACT categories. The EPA is proposing to approve New Jersey's certification that there are no sources within the State for the following CTGs: Manufacture of Vegetable Oils; Manufacture of Pneumatic Rubber Tires; Aerospace Coatings; Shipbuilding and Ship Repair Operations; Metal Furniture Coatings; Large Appliance Coatings; and Auto and Light Duty Truck Original Equipment Manufacturer Assembly Coatings. In addition, the EPA is proposing to approve New Jersey's RACT SIP as it applies to non-CTG major sources of VOCs and major sources of NOX. The EPA is also proposing to approve the other portions of the comprehensive SIP revision submitted by New Jersey that certify that the State has satisfied the requirements for an enhanced motor vehicle Inspection and Maintenance program, certify that the State has satisfied the requirements for an emission statement program, certify that the State has satisfied the requirements for an ozone specific provisions nonattainment new source review program, and show the State has adopted all NOX RACT and VOC RACT, as it pertains to the 2008 8-hour ozone NAAQS. These actions are being taken in accordance with the requirements of the Clean Air Act.
Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; West Virginia; 2018 Amendments to West Virginia's Ambient Air Quality Standards
Document Number: 2018-16375
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2018-07-31
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to approve a state implementation plan (SIP) revision submitted by the State of West Virginia. This revision updates the effective date by which the state incorporates by reference the national ambient air quality standards (NAAQS) as well as their monitoring reference and equivalent methods. This action is being taken under the Clean Air Act (CAA).
Accidental Release Prevention Requirements: Risk Management Programs Under the Clean Air Act
Document Number: 2018-16372
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2018-07-31
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued a proposed rule in the Federal Register on May 30, 2018 to request public comment on several proposed changes to the final Risk Management Program Amendments rule (Amendments rule) issued on January 13, 2017. This document is being issued to correct technical errors in the Regulatory Impact Analysis and the Notification of Data Availability and Extension of Comment Period for the proposed rule.
Air Plan Approval; Oregon: Lane County Permitting and General Rule Revisions
Document Number: 2018-16371
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2018-07-31
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) proposes to approve, and incorporate by reference, specific changes to the Oregon State Implementation Plan as it applies in Lane County, Oregon. The local air agency in Lane County, Lane Regional Air Protection Agency, has revised its rules to align with recent changes to Oregon state regulations. The revisions, submitted on August 29, 2014 and March 27, 2018, are related to the criteria pollutants for which the EPA has established national ambient air quality standardscarbon monoxide, lead, nitrogen dioxide, ozone, particulate matter, and sulfur dioxide. The regulatory changes address federal particulate matter requirements, update the major and minor source pre-construction permitting programs, add state-level air quality designations, update public processes, and tighten emission standards for dust and smoke.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Renewal of an Existing Collection (EPA ICR No. 2507.02); Comment Request
Document Number: 2018-16370
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-07-31
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA), this document announces that EPA is planning to submit an Information Collection Request (ICR) to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB). The ICR, entitled: ``Lead Training, Certification, Accreditation and Authorization Activities'' and identified by EPA ICR No. 2507.02 and OMB Control No. 2070-0195, represents the renewal of an existing ICR that is scheduled to expire on January 31, 2019. Before submitting the ICR to OMB for review and approval, EPA is soliciting comments on specific aspects of the proposed information collection that is summarized in this document. The ICR and accompanying material are available in the docket for public review and comment.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Renewal of an Existing Collection (EPA ICR No. 1884.10); Comment Request
Document Number: 2018-16369
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-07-31
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA), this document announces that EPA is planning to submit an Information Collection Request (ICR) to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB). The ICR, entitled: ``Partial Update of the TSCA Section 8(b) Inventory Data Base, Production and Site Reports (Chemical Data Reporting)'' and identified by EPA ICR No. 1884.10 and OMB Control No. 2070-0162, represents the renewal of an existing ICR that is scheduled to expire on October 31, 2018. Before submitting the ICR to OMB for review and approval, EPA is soliciting comments on specific aspects of the proposed information collection that is summarized in this document. The ICR and accompanying material are available in the docket for public review and comment.
Air Plan Approval; Washington; Regional Haze Progress Report
Document Number: 2018-16266
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-07-31
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is approving a revision to the regional haze State Implementation Plan (SIP) submitted by Washington on November 6, 2017. Washington submitted its Regional Haze Progress Report (``progress report'' or ``report'') and a negative declaration stating that further revision of the existing regional haze SIP is not needed at this time. Washington submitted both the progress report and the negative declaration in the form of implementation plan revisions as required by federal regulations. The progress report addresses the federal Regional Haze Rule requirements under the Clean Air Act to submit a report describing progress in achieving reasonable progress goals established for regional haze and a determination of the adequacy of the state's existing plan addressing regional haze.
National Oil and Hazardous Substances Pollution Contingency Plan; National Priorities List: Partial Deletion of the South Valley Superfund Site
Document Number: 2018-16257
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2018-07-31
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 6 is issuing a Notice of Intent to Delete Operable Units 1, 2, and 5 of the South Valley Superfund Site (Site) located in Albuquerque, New Mexico, 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, as amended, is an appendix of the National Oil and Hazardous Substances Pollution Contingency Plan (NCP). The EPA and the State of New Mexico, through the New Mexico Environment Department, have determined that all appropriate response actions at these identified parcels under CERCLA have been completed, other than five- year reviews and operation and maintenance activities. However, this deletion does not preclude future actions under Superfund. This partial deletion pertains to Operable Units 1, 2, and 5. The remaining Operable Units 3, 4, and 6 will remain on the NPL and are not being considered for deletion as part of this action.
Air Plan Approval; Minnesota; PSD Infrastructure SIP Requirements
Document Number: 2018-16256
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-07-31
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is approving elements of a state implementation plan (SIP) submission from Minnesota regarding the infrastructure requirements of section 110 of the Clean Air Act (CAA) relating to Prevention of Significant Deterioration (PSD) for the 1997 ozone, 1997 fine particulate (PM2.5), 2006 PM2.5, 2008 lead (Pb), 2008 ozone, 2010 nitrogen dioxide (NO2), 2010 sulfur dioxide (SO2), and 2012 PM2.5 National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS). The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) submitted the SIP revision to EPA on October 4, 2016.
Air Plan Approval; Indiana; Air Quality Standards Update for the 2015 Ozone Standard
Document Number: 2018-16247
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-07-31
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is approving a September 7, 2017, request by the Indiana Department of Environmental Management (IDEM) to revise the Indiana state implementation plan (SIP) for ozone. IDEM revised its ozone standard in order to be consistent with EPA's 2015 revisions to the 8-hour national ambient air quality standards (NAAQS). IDEM also revised references to the monitoring test methods in its rules to be consistent with the current EPA test methods. EPA is also approving administrative revisions to regulations addressing other ambient air quality standards.
National Oil and Hazardous Substances Pollution Contingency Plan; National Priorities List: Deletion of the Reasor Chemical Company Superfund Site
Document Number: 2018-16244
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2018-07-31
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 4 is issuing a Notice of Intent to Delete the Reasor Chemical Company Superfund Site (site) located in Castle Hayne, New Hanover County, North Carolina, 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, as amended, is an appendix of the National Oil and Hazardous Substances Pollution Contingency Plan (NCP). The EPA and the State of North Carolina, through the North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality (NCDEQ), have determined that all appropriate response actions under CERCLA have been completed. However, this deletion does not preclude future actions under Superfund.