Air Plan Approval and Air Quality Designation; KY; Redesignation of the Kentucky Portion of the Louisville Unclassifiable Area
On May 4, 2018, the Commonwealth of Kentucky, through the Kentucky Energy and Environment Cabinet, Division for Air Quality (KDAQ), submitted a request for the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to redesignate the portion of Kentucky that is within the bi- state Louisville, KY-IN fine particulate matter (PM2.5) unclassifiable area (hereinafter referred to as the ``bi-state Louisville Area'' or ``Area'') to unclassifiable/attainment for the 2012 primary annual PM2.5 national ambient air quality standard (NAAQS). The bi-state Louisville Area consists of Jefferson County and a portion of Bullitt County in Kentucky, as well as Clark and Floyd Counties in Indiana. EPA is approving the State's request and redesignating the Area to unclassifiable/attainment for the 2012 primary annual PM2.5 NAAQS based upon valid, quality- assured, and certified ambient air monitoring data showing that the PM2.5 monitors in the bi-state Louisville Area are in compliance with the 2012 primary annual PM2.5 NAAQS.
Proposed Agency Information Collection Request; Comment Request; GreenChill Advanced Refrigeration Partnership (Renewal)
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is planning to submit an information collection request (ICR), ``GreenChill Advanced Refrigeration Partnership (Renewal)'' (EPA ICR No. 2349.02, OMB Control No. 2060-0702) 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 extension of the ICR, which is currently approved through May 31, 2019. 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.
National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants for Clay Ceramics Manufacturing
This action proposes amendments to the National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants (NESHAP) for Clay Ceramics Manufacturing. The proposed amendments are in response to a petition for reconsideration filed by industry stakeholders on the final rule promulgated on October 26, 2015, as well as our review of the 2015 rule with respect to other issues raised by stakeholders. This action proposes to revise the temperature monitoring methodology used to demonstrate continuous compliance with the dioxin/furan (D/F) emissions limit of the final rule. In addition, we are proposing to address concerns raised by industry stakeholders regarding visible emissions (VE) monitoring of tunnel kiln stacks for continuous compliance with particulate matter (PM) and mercury (Hg) emission limitations. This action also proposes to amend the requirements for weekly visual inspections of system ductwork and control device equipment for water curtain spray booths. Lastly, this action proposes to amend the NESHAP to include provisions for emissions averaging and make technical corrections.
Notice of Availability of Draft NPDES General Permits for Hydroelectric Generating Facilities in Massachusetts and New Hampshire: The HYDRO General Permit
The Director of the Office of Ecosystem Protection, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)Region 1, is providing a Notice of Availability of Draft National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) General Permits for certain discharges from hydroelectric generating facilities to certain waters of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and the State of New Hampshire. These Draft NPDES General Permits establish Notice of Intent (NOI), Notice of Change (NOC), and Notice of Termination (NOT) requirements, effluent limitations and requirements, standard conditions and best management practices (BMP) plan requirements for hydroelectric generating facilities that meet the eligibility criteria in Massachusetts and New Hampshire. The Draft Permits will be available on EPA Region 1's website at https://www.epa.gov/npdes-permits/hydroelectric-generating- facilities-general-permit-hydrogp-massachusetts-new-hampshire . These General Permits will replace the HYDROGP that expired on December 7, 2014.
District of Columbia: Final Authorization of District Hazardous Waste Management Program Revisions
The EPA is granting the District of Columbia (the District) final authorization for revisions to its hazardous waste management program under the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA). The Agency published a proposed rule on June 11, 2018 and provided for public comment. No comments relevant to the proposed revisions were received. No further opportunity for comment will be provided.
Information Collection Request Submitted to OMB for Review and Approval; Comment Request; NESHAP for Natural Gas Transmission and Storage (Renewal)
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has submitted an information collection request (ICR), NESHAP for Natural Gas Transmission and Storage (EPA ICR No. 1789.10, OMB Control No. 2060- 0418), to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act. This is a proposed extension of the ICR, which is currently approved through August 31, 2018. Public comments were previously requested via the Federal Register on June 29, 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 neither conduct nor sponsor, and a person is not required to respond to, a collection of information unless it displays a currently valid OMB control number.
Revisions to California State Implementation Plan; South Coast Air Quality Management District, San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District and Yolo-Solano Air Quality Management; Nonattainment New Source Review Requirements for the 2008 8-Hour Ozone Standard
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to approve three state implementation plan (SIP) revisions submitted by the State of California addressing the nonattainment new source review (NNSR) requirements for the 2008 8-hour ozone National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS). These SIP revisions address the South Coast Air Quality Management District (SCAQMD or District), San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District (SJVAPCD or District) and Yolo- Solano Air Quality Management District (YSAQMD or District) portions of the California SIP. This action is being taken pursuant to the Clean Air Act (CAA or ``Act'') and its implementing regulations.
Air Plan Approval; ID, Incorporations by Reference Updates and Rule Revisions
EPA is taking final action to approve revisions to Idaho's State Implementation Plan (SIP) submitted by the Idaho Department of Environmental Quality (IDEQ) on March 20, 2018 and April 12, 2018. The submitted revisions update incorporation by reference of Federal regulations in the Idaho's rules. The revisions also remove an interim regulation that expired in 2003.
Air Plan Approval; Washington; Interstate Transport Requirements for the 2012 PM2.5
The Clean Air Act requires each State Implementation Plan (SIP) to contain adequate provisions prohibiting emissions that will have certain adverse air quality effects in other states. On February 7, 2018, the State of Washington made a submission to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to address these requirements. The EPA is approving the submission as meeting the requirement that each SIP contain adequate provisions to prohibit emissions that will contribute significantly to nonattainment or interfere with maintenance of the 2012 annual fine particulate matter (PM2.5) national ambient air quality standard (NAAQS) in any other state.