Environmental Protection Agency 2018 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

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Azoxystrobin; Pesticide Tolerances
Document Number: 2018-24974
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-11-15
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This regulation establishes tolerances for residues of azoxystrobin in or on beet, sugar, roots and vegetable, root, except sugar beet, subgroup 1B. Syngenta Crop Protection, LLC requested these tolerances under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA).
Draft TSCA Risk Evaluation for Colour Index (C. I.) Pigment Violet 29 (PV29); Notice of Availability
Document Number: 2018-24972
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-11-15
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is announcing the availability of and seeking public comment on the draft Risk Evaluation for Colour Index (C. I.) Pigment Violet 29 (PV29) and associated documents developed under EPA's existing chemical substance process under the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA). The purpose of the risk evaluation is to determine whether a chemical substance presents an unreasonable risk to health or the environment under the conditions of use, including an unreasonable risk to a relevant potentially exposed or susceptible subpopulation. EPA is also submitting these same documents to the TSCA Science Advisory Committee on Chemicals (SACC) which will peer review the draft risk evaluation, and EPA will provide the peer review meeting details in a separate Federal Register notice. All comments submitted on the draft risk evaluation in response to this Notice of Availability will be provided to the TSCA SACC peer review panel, which will have the opportunity to consider the comments during its discussions. In addition, the subsequent Federal Register notice providing details on the peer review meeting will explain the process for submitting information and views to the peer review panel. EPA will consider the public comments on the draft risk evaluation submitted in response to this Notice of Availability, along with peer reviewer comments and recommendations, to finalize the risk evaluation.
Pesticide Product Registration; Receipt of Applications for New Uses
Document Number: 2018-24971
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-11-15
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA has received applications to register new uses for pesticide products containing currently registered active ingredients. Pursuant to the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA), EPA is hereby providing notice of receipt and opportunity to comment on these applications.
Product Cancellation Order for Certain Pesticide Registrations and Amendments To Terminate Uses
Document Number: 2018-24970
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-11-15
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This notice announces EPA's order for the cancellations and amendments to terminate uses, voluntarily requested by the registrants and accepted by the Agency, of the products listed in Table 1, Table 1A, Table 1B and Table 2 of Unit II, pursuant to the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA). This cancellation order follows an August 10, 2018 Federal Register Notice of Receipt of Requests from the registrants listed in Table 3 of Unit II to voluntarily cancel and amend to terminate uses of these product registrations. In the August 10, 2018 notice, EPA indicated that it would issue an order implementing the cancellations and amendments to terminate uses, unless the Agency received substantive comments within the 30-day comment period that would merit its further review of these requests, or unless the registrants withdrew their requests. The Agency did not receive any comments on the notice. Further, the registrants did not withdraw their requests. Accordingly, EPA hereby issues in this notice a cancellation order granting the requested cancellations and amendments to terminate uses. Any distribution, sale, or use of the products subject to this cancellation order is permitted only in accordance with the terms of this order, including any existing stocks provisions.
Adopting Subpart Ba Requirements in Emission Guidelines for Municipal Solid Waste Landfills; Notice of Public Hearing
Document Number: 2018-24964
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2018-11-15
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
On October 30, 2018, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) published in the Federal Register a proposed rule titled ``Adopting Subpart Ba Requirements in Emission Guidelines for Municipal Solid Waste Landfills.'' The EPA is announcing that it will hold a public hearing on the proposed action and extend the comment period. The hearing will provide interested parties the opportunity to present data, views, or arguments concerning the proposed action. The comment period on the proposed action will be extended to January 3, 2019.
Prevention of Significant Deterioration (PSD) and Nonattainment New Source Review (NNSR): Aggregation; Reconsideration
Document Number: 2018-24820
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-11-15
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
In this action, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is concluding the reconsideration of an earlier action that the EPA published on January 15, 2009, titled ``Prevention of Significant Deterioration (PSD) and Nonattainment New Source Review (NSR): Aggregation and Project Netting.'' The 2009 actionhereafter referred to as ``2009 NSR Aggregation Action''clarified implementation of the New Source Review (NSR) permitting program under the Clean Air Act (CAA or Act) with respect to treating related physical or operational changes as a single ``modification'' for the purpose of determining NSR applicability at a stationary source. On April 15, 2010, the EPA proposed to revoke the 2009 NSR Aggregation Action. After a review of the public comments received on that proposal, the EPA has now decided to not revoke the 2009 NSR Aggregation Action. The EPA is, therefore, retaining the interpretation set forth in the 2009 NSR Aggregation Action, while not adopting any changes to the relevant rule text. At the same time, the EPA is using this present action to clarify the implications of the 2009 NSR Aggregation Action for EPA-approved permitting programs. This action also lifts the administrative stay and announces the effective date of the 2009 NSR Aggregation Action.
Significant New Use Rules on Certain Chemical Substances
Document Number: 2018-24380
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2018-11-15
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is proposing significant new use rules (SNURs) under the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) for 66 chemical substances which were the subject of premanufacture notices (PMNs). The chemical substances are subject to Orders issued by EPA pursuant to section 5(e) of TSCA. This action would require persons who intend to manufacture (defined by statute to include import) or process any of these 66 chemical substances for an activity that is proposed as a significant new use to notify EPA at least 90 days before commencing that activity. The required notification initiates EPA's evaluation of the intended use within the applicable review period. Persons may not commence manufacture or processing for the significant new use until EPA has conducted a review of the notice, made an appropriate determination on the notice, and has taken such actions as are required with that determination.
Emergency Release Notification Regulations on Reporting Exemption for Air Emissions From Animal Waste at Farms; Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act
Document Number: 2018-24821
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2018-11-14
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA or the Agency) is proposing to amend the release notification regulations under the Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act (EPCRA) to add the reporting exemption for air emissions from animal waste at farms provided in section 103(e) of the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act (CERCLA). In addition, EPA is proposing to add definitions of ``animal waste'' and ``farm'' to the EPCRA regulations to delineate the scope of this reporting exemption. This proposed rulemaking maintains consistency between the emergency release notification requirements of EPCRA and CERCLA in accordance with the statutory text, framework and legislative history of EPCRA, and is consistent with the Agency's prior regulatory actions.
Air Plan Approval; NC; Miscellaneous Revisions
Document Number: 2018-24819
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2018-11-14
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to approve portions of State Implementation Plan (SIP) revisions provided by the State of North Carolina through the North Carolina Division of Air Quality (NCDAQ) in letters dated June 5, 2017, and August 22, 2017. The submissions revise several regulations concerning nitrogen oxides, emission control standards, monitoring, and reporting requirements. EPA is proposing to approve these provisions of the SIP revisions because these changes are consistent with the Clean Air Act (CAA or Act) and federal regulations.
National Environmental Justice Advisory Council; Notification of Public Teleconference and Public Comment
Document Number: 2018-24818
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-11-14
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Pursuant to the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA), the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) hereby provides notice that the National Environmental Justice Advisory Council (NEJAC) will meet on the dates and times described below. All meetings are open to the public. Members of the public are encouraged to provide comments relevant to the specific issues being considered by the NEJAC. For additional information about registering to attend the meeting or to provide public comment, please see ``REGISTRATION'' under SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION. Due to a limited number of telephone lines, attendance will be on a first-come, first served basis. Pre-registration is required.
Air Plan Approval; Michigan; Infrastructure SIP Requirements for the 2012 PM2.5
Document Number: 2018-24817
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2018-11-14
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to approve elements of the State Implementation Plan (SIP) submission from Michigan 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.
Determinations of Attainment by the Attainment Date, Extensions of the Attainment Date, and Reclassification of Several Areas Classified as Moderate for the 2008 Ozone National Ambient Air Quality Standards
Document Number: 2018-24816
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2018-11-14
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing three actions related to the attainment date for 11 areas classified as ``Moderate'' for the 2008 ozone National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS). First, the agency is proposing to determine that two areas the Baltimore, Maryland, and Mariposa County, California, nonattainment areasattained the standard by the July 20, 2018, attainment date. Second, the agency is proposing to grant requests for a 1-year attainment date extension to two other areas: Denver-Boulder-Greeley- Ft. Collins-Loveland, Colorado, and Sheboygan County, Wisconsin. Third, the agency is proposing to determine that seven areas failed to attain the standards by the attainment date: Chicago-Naperville, Illinois- Indiana-Wisconsin; Dallas-Fort Worth, Texas; Greater Connecticut, Connecticut; Houston-Galveston-Brazoria, Texas; Nevada County (Western part), California; New York-North New Jersey-Long Island, Connecticut- New York-New Jersey; and San Diego County, California. The effect of failing to attain by the attainment date is that such areas will be reclassified by operation of law to ``Serious'' upon the effective date of the final reclassification notice. Consequently, the responsible state air agencies must submit State Implementation Plan (SIP) revisions required to satisfy the statutory and regulatory requirements for Serious areas for the 2008 ozone NAAQS. The EPA is proposing deadlines for submittal of those SIP revisions and implementation of the related control requirements. This proposed action is necessary to fulfill the EPA's statutory obligation to determine whether ozone nonattainment areas attained the NAAQS by the attainment date, and, within 6 months of the attainment date, publish a notice in the Federal Register identifying each area that is determined as having failed to attain and identifying the reclassification.
Air Plan Approval; Ohio; Ohio Less Than 10 TPY BAT Exemption
Document Number: 2018-24815
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2018-11-14
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to approve, under the Clean Air Act (CAA), revisions to Ohio's State Implementation Plan (SIP) as requested by the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency (OEPA) on May 22, 2018. OEPA has submitted, for approval, revisions that exempt sources that emit less than 10 tons per year (tpy) from the need to employ Best Available Technology (BAT). EPA is proposing to approve these revisions because they are consistent with Federal regulations governing state permit programs.
North Dakota Pollutant Discharge Elimination System; Transfer; Correction
Document Number: 2018-24769
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-11-14
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued a document in the Federal Register on October 30, 2018, providing notice of a proposed program revision to transfer the authority to implement and enforce the North Dakota Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NDPDES) program from the North Dakota Department of Health (NDDOH) to the newly established North Dakota Department of Environmental Quality (NDDEQ). There was an error in the Docket ID Number. This document corrects that typographical error.
Testing Regulations for Air Emission Sources
Document Number: 2018-24747
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-11-14
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This action amends certain existing testing regulations to reflect corrections, updates, and the addition of alternative equipment and methods for source testing of emissions. These revisions will improve the quality of data and provide flexibility in the use of approved alternative procedures. The revisions do not impose any new substantive requirements on source owners or operators.
Air Plan Approval; Arizona; Hayden and Miami Areas; Lead and Sulfur Dioxide Control Measures-Copper Smelters
Document Number: 2018-24743
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-11-14
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is taking final action to approve revisions to the Arizona State Implementation Plan (SIP). These revisions concern emissions of lead and sulfur dioxide (SO2) from the copper smelter at Hayden, AZ and SO2 from the copper smelter at Miami, AZ. We are approving local rules that regulate these emission sources under the Clean Air Act (CAA or the Act).
Approval of Arizona Air Plan; Hayden Lead Nonattainment Area Plan for the 2008 Lead Standard
Document Number: 2018-24740
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-11-14
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is approving a state implementation plan (SIP) revision submitted by the State of Arizona to meet Clean Air Act (CAA or ``Act'') requirements applicable to the Hayden lead nonattainment area (``Hayden Lead NAA''). The EPA is approving the base year emissions inventory, the attainment demonstration, the control strategy, including reasonably available control technology and reasonably available control measures demonstrations, the reasonable further progress demonstration, and the contingency measure as meeting the requirements of the CAA and the EPA's implementing regulations for the 2008 lead national ambient air quality standard (NAAQS). We also find that the State has demonstrated that the Arizona SIP meets the new source review (NSR) requirements of CAA section 172(c)(5) for the Hayden Lead NAA.
Air Plan Approval; Texas; Reasonably Available Control Technology
Document Number: 2018-24658
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2018-11-14
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to convert its September 22, 2017 conditional approval of revisions to the Texas State Implementation Plan (SIP), addressing Oxides of Nitrogen (NOX) Reasonably Available Control Technology (RACT) for the TXI Operations, LP (Texas Industries, Inc., TXI) cement manufacturing plant in Ellis County, to full approval. The August 21, 2018 SIP submittal satisfies Texas' commitment which was the basis for our conditional approval of NOX RACT for this plant. Final approval of this SIP submittal will convert our earlier conditional approval to full approval. We are taking this action in accordance with the Clean Air Act (CAA, the Act) requirements.
Senior Executive Service Performance Review Board; Membership
Document Number: 2018-24741
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-11-13
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Notice is hereby given of the membership of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Performance Review Board for 2018.
Clean Air Act Advisory Committee; Notice of Charter Renewal
Document Number: 2018-24710
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-11-13
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Information Collection Request Submitted to OMB for Review and Approval; Comment Request; Renewable Fuel Standard Program
Document Number: 2018-24655
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-11-13
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has submitted an information collection request (ICR), Renewable Fuel Standard Program (EPA ICR No. 2546.01, OMB Control No. 2060-NEW) to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act. This is a request for approval of an ICR that consolidates several existing collections. Public comments were previously requested via the Federal Register on December 8, 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. 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.
Information Collection Request Submitted to OMB for Review and Approval; Comment Request; Emission Guidelines for Existing Other Solid Waste Incineration Units (Renewal)
Document Number: 2018-24654
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-11-13
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has submitted an information collection request (ICR), Emission Guidelines for Existing Other Solid Waste Incineration Units (EPA ICR No. 2164.06, OMB Control No. 2060-0562), 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 November 30, 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.
Information Collection Request Submitted to OMB for Review and Approval; Comment Request; NESHAP for Engine Test Cells/Stands (Renewal)
Document Number: 2018-24653
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-11-13
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has submitted an information collection request (ICR), NESHAP for Engine Test Cells/ Stands (EPA ICR No. 2066.07, OMB Control No. 2060-0483), 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 November 30, 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.
Information Collection Request Submitted to OMB for Review and Approval; Comment Request; NSPS for Petroleum Refineries (Renewal)
Document Number: 2018-24652
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-11-13
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has submitted an information collection request (ICR), NSPS for Petroleum Refineries (EPA ICR No. 1054.13, OMB Control No. 2060-0022), 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 November 30, 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.
Information Collection Request Submitted to OMB for Review and Approval; Comment Request; NESHAP for Primary Lead Smelting (Renewal)
Document Number: 2018-24651
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-11-13
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency has submitted an information collection request (ICR), NESHAP for Primary Lead Smelting (EPA ICR No. 1856.11, OMB Control No. 2060-0414), 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 November 30, 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.
Information Collection Request Submitted to OMB for Review and Approval; Comment Request; NESHAP for the Secondary Lead Smelter Industry (Renewal)
Document Number: 2018-24650
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-11-13
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has submitted an information collection request (ICR), NESHAP for the Secondary Lead Smelter Industry (EPA ICR No. 1686.11, OMB Control No. 2060-0296), 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 November 30, 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.
Information Collection Request Submitted to OMB for Review and Approval; Comment Request; Acid Rain Program (Renewal)
Document Number: 2018-24649
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-11-13
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has submitted an information collection request (ICR), Acid Rain Program (EPA ICR No. 1633.17, OMB Control No. 2060-0258) 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 November 30, 2018. Public comments were previously requested via the Federal Register on June 6, 2018 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.
Outer Continental Shelf Air Regulations; Consistency Update for Massachusetts
Document Number: 2018-24648
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-11-13
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is updating a portion of the Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) Air Regulations. Requirements applying to OCS sources located within 25 miles of states' seaward boundaries must be updated periodically to remain consistent with the requirements of the corresponding onshore area (COA), as mandated by section 328(a)(1) of the Clean Air Act. The portion of the OCS air regulations that is being updated pertains to the requirements for OCS sources for which Massachusetts is the designated COA. The Commonwealth of Massachusetts' requirements discussed in this document will be incorporated by reference into the Code of Federal Regulations and listed in the appendix to the federal OCS air regulations.
Cyantraniliprole; Pesticide Tolerances
Document Number: 2018-24379
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-11-13
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This regulation establishes tolerances for residues of cyantraniliprole in or on multiple commodities which are identified and discussed later in this document. The Interregional Research Project No. 4 (IR-4) and DuPont Crop Protection requested these tolerances under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA).
Tin Oxide; Exemption From the Requirement of a Tolerance
Document Number: 2018-24585
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-11-09
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This regulation establishes an exemption from the requirement of a tolerance for residues of tin oxide (CAS Reg. No. 18282-10-5) when used as an inert ingredient (seed treatment colorant) not to exceed 40% by weight in pesticide formulations applied to growing crops. Exponent on behalf of Aceto Corporation submitted a petition to EPA under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA), requesting establishment of an exemption from the requirement of a tolerance. This regulation eliminates the need to establish a maximum permissible level for residues of tin oxide.
Air Plan Approval; Kentucky; Attainment Plan for Jefferson County SO2
Document Number: 2018-24582
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2018-11-09
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to approve the State Implementation Plan (SIP) revision, submitted under a cover letter dated June 23, 2017, by the Commonwealth of Kentucky, through the Kentucky Division for Air Quality (KDAQ) on behalf of the Louisville Metro Air Pollution Control District (District or Jefferson County) to EPA, for attaining the 1-hour sulfur dioxide (SO2) primary national ambient air quality standard (NAAQS) for the Jefferson County SO2 nonattainment area (hereafter referred to as the ``Jefferson County nonattainment area,'' ``nonattainment Area'' or ``Area''). The Jefferson County nonattainment area is comprised of a portion of Jefferson County in Kentucky surrounding the Louisville Gas and Electric Mill Creek Electric Generating Station (hereafter referred to as ``Mill Creek'' or ``LG&E''). This plan (hereafter called a ``nonattainment plan'' or ``SIP'' or ``attainment SIP'') includes Kentucky's attainment demonstration and other elements required under the Clean Air Act (CAA or Act). In addition to an attainment demonstration, the plan addresses the requirement for meeting reasonable further progress (RFP) toward attainment of the NAAQS, reasonably available control measures and reasonably available control technology (RACM/RACT), base-year and projection-year emissions inventories, enforceable emission limits, nonattainment new source review (NNSR) and contingency measures. EPA proposes to conclude that Kentucky has appropriately demonstrated that the nonattainment plan provisions provide for attainment of the 2010 1- hour primary SO2 NAAQS in the Jefferson County nonattainment area by the applicable attainment date and that the nonattainment plan meets the other applicable requirements under CAA.
Adopting Subpart Ba Requirements in Emission Guidelines for Municipal Solid Waste Landfills; Correction
Document Number: 2018-24581
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2018-11-09
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This document corrects the preamble to a proposed rule published in the Federal Register on October 30, 2018, regarding the implementing regulations that govern the Emission Guidelines for Municipal Solid Waste (MSW) Landfills. The listed docket number in that preamble was incorrect. Any comments received prior to this correction have been redirected to the correct docket.
Proposed Information Collection Request; Comment Request; EPA Strategic Plan Information on Source Water Protection
Document Number: 2018-24580
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-11-09
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is planning to submit an information collection request (ICR), ``EPA Strategic Plan Information on Source Water Protection'' (EPA ICR No. 1816.07, OMB Control No. 2040-0197) to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA). Before doing so, the EPA is soliciting public comments on specific aspects of the proposed information collection as described in this renewal notice. This is a proposed renewal of the existing ICR, which is approved through March 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.
Revisions to the Source-Specific Federal Implementation Plan for Navajo Generating Station, Navajo Nation
Document Number: 2018-24482
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2018-11-09
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing limited revisions to the source-specific federal implementation plan (FIP) that regulates emissions from the Navajo Generating Station (NGS), a coal- fired power plant located on the reservation lands of the Navajo Nation near Page, Arizona. We are proposing to lower the emission limitation for particulate matter (PM) to conform to the most stringent emission limitation currently applicable to NGS under another EPA regulation, and to replace the opacity limitation and annual PM source testing requirement with a requirement to demonstrate compliance with the lower PM emission limitation using a continuous emission monitoring system for particulate matter.
Environmental Impact Statements; Notice of Availability
Document Number: 2018-24456
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-11-09
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Delegation of Authority to the Commonwealth of Virginia To Implement and Enforce Additional or Revised National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants Standards and New Source Performance Standards
Document Number: 2018-24483
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-11-08
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
On September 25, 2018, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) sent the Commonwealth of Virginia (Virginia) a letter acknowledging that Virginia's delegation of authority to implement and enforce the National Emissions Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants (NESHAPs) and New Source Performance Standards (NSPS) had been updated, as provided for under previously approved delegation mechanisms. To inform regulated facilities and the public, EPA is making available a copy of EPA's letter to Virginia through this notice.
Light-Duty Vehicle GHG Program Technical Amendments; Reopening of Comment Period
Document Number: 2018-24267
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2018-11-08
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is announcing a reopening of the comment period for the proposed rule ``Light-duty Vehicle GHG Program Technical Amendments,'' to provide an additional 30 days for public comment. This document reopens the comment period and establishes a new comment period end date. This additional opportunity to submit comments is provided in response to a request for such an extension and to allow the public additional time to comment on the proposed rule.
Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Wyoming; Revisions to Regional Haze State Implementation Plan
Document Number: 2018-24372
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2018-11-07
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to approve a source-specific revision to the Wyoming State Implementation Plan (SIP) that provides an alternative to Best Available Retrofit Technology (BART) for Unit 3 at the Naughton Power Plant (``the SIP revision'') that is owned and operated by PacifiCorp. The EPA proposes to find that the BART alternative for Naughton Unit 3 would provide greater reasonable progress toward natural visibility conditions than BART in accordance with the requirements of section 110 of the Clean Air Act (CAA) and the EPA's Regional Haze Rule (RHR). The SIP revision was submitted by the State of Wyoming on November 28, 2017. The SIP revision for Naughton Unit 3 was submitted along with Wyoming's 5-year progress report, which is required under the Regional Haze Rule. However, the EPA is not proposing to act on the 5-year progress report in this rulemaking.
Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Wyoming; Revisions to Regional Haze State Implementation Plan; Revisions to Regional Haze Federal Implementation Plan
Document Number: 2018-24366
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2018-11-07
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
On October 11, 2018, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) published in the Federal Register a proposed rule pertaining to revisions to the regional haze State Implementation Plan (SIP) and Federal Implementation Plan (FIP) for Wyoming and requested comments by November 13, 2018. The EPA is extending the comment period for the proposed rule until December 10, 2018.
Notification of a Public Teleconference of the Chartered Clean Air Scientific Advisory Committee (CASAC)
Document Number: 2018-24269
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-11-06
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Science Advisory Board (SAB) Staff Office announces a public teleconference of the Chartered Clean Air Scientific Advisory Committee (CASAC) provide advice on EPA's Integrated Review Plan for the Review of the Ozone National Ambient Air Quality Standards (External Review Draft).
Board of Scientific Counselors (BOSC) Homeland Security Subcommittee Meeting-December 2018
Document Number: 2018-24268
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-11-06
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Pursuant to the Federal Advisory Committee Act, Public Law 92- 463, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Office of Research and Development (ORD), gives notice of a meeting of the Board of Scientific Counselors (BOSC) Homeland Security Subcommittee.
Notification of a Public Meeting of the Chartered Clean Air Scientific Advisory Committee (CASAC)
Document Number: 2018-24266
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-11-06
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The EPA Science Advisory Board (SAB) Staff Office announces a public meeting of the Chartered Clean Air Scientific Advisory Committee (CASAC) to peer review EPA's Integrated Science Assessment (ISA) for Particulate Matter (External Review DraftOctober 2018).
Fludioxonil; Pesticide Tolerances
Document Number: 2018-24265
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-11-06
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This regulation establishes revised tolerances for residues of fludioxonil in or on beet, sugar, roots at 4.0 parts per million. Syngenta Crop Protection, LLC requested this tolerance under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA).
Air Plan Approval; KY; Minor Sources Infrastructure Requirement for the 2012 PM2.5
Document Number: 2018-24203
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2018-11-05
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to approve portions of three State Implementation Plan (SIP) submissions, submitted by the Commonwealth of Kentucky, Energy and Environment Cabinet, Department for Environmental Protection, through the Kentucky Division for Air Quality (KDAQ) on April 26, 2013 (two submissions), and February 8, 2016. The submissions address requirements for implementation of the 2012 Fine Particulate Matter (PM2.5), 2010 Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2), and 2010 Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) national ambient air quality standards (NAAQS). When EPA promulgates a new or revised NAAQS, the Clean Air Act (CAA or Act) requires the state to make a new SIP submission establishing that the existing SIP meets the various applicable requirements, or revising the SIP to meet those requirements. This type of SIP submission is commonly referred to as an ``infrastructure'' SIP. In this proposed action, EPA is proposing to approve the portions of these infrastructure SIP submissions from Kentucky that relate to the minor source program requirements for the 2012 PM2.5, 2010 NO2, and 2010 SO2 NAAQS.
Casmalia Resources Superfund Site; Notice of Proposed CERCLA Administrative De Minimis Settlement
Document Number: 2018-24201
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-11-05
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
In accordance with the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act, as amended (CERCLA) and the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA), the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is hereby providing notice of a proposed administrative de minimis settlement concerning the Casmalia Resources Superfund Site in Santa Barbara County, California (the Casmalia Resources Site). CERCLA provides EPA with the authority to enter into administrative de minimis settlements. This settlement is intended to resolve the liabilities of the 104 settling parties identified below for the Casmalia Resources Site. These parties have also elected to resolve their liability for response costs and potential natural resource damage claims by the United States Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). These 104 parties sent 9,696,519 lbs. of waste to the Casmalia Resources Site, which represents 0.07% of the total Site waste of 5.6 billion pounds. This settlement requires these parties to pay $885,397 to EPA.
Air Plan Approval; North Carolina: NOX
Document Number: 2018-24179
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2018-11-05
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to approve portions of a State Implementation Plan (SIP) revision submitted by the State of North Carolina, through the North Carolina Division of Air Quality (NCDAQ) on June 5, 2017, as supplemented on June 28, 2018. This submittal seeks to revise the State's SIP-approved rules regarding nitrogen oxides (NOX) emissions from large stationary combustion sources. This action is being taken pursuant to section 110 of the Clean Air Act (CAA or Act).
Delegation of Authority to the State of West Virginia To Implement and Enforce Additional or Revised National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants Standards and New Source Performance Standards
Document Number: 2018-24160
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-11-05
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
On September 11, 2017 and September 21, 2018, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) sent the State of West Virginia (West Virginia) letters acknowledging that West Virginia's delegation of authority to implement and enforce the National Emissions Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants (NESHAP) and New Source Performance Standards (NSPS) had been updated, as provided for under previously approved delegation mechanisms. To inform regulated facilities and the public, EPA is making available a copy of EPA's letters to West Virginia through this notice.
Proposed Information Collection Request; Comment Request; Recordkeeping and Reporting Requirements for the Performance-Based Measurement System for Fuels (Renewal)
Document Number: 2018-24159
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-11-05
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is planning to submit an information collection request (ICR), ``Recordkeeping and Reporting Requirements for the Performance-based Measurement System for Fuels'' (EPA ICR No. 2459.03, OMB Control No. 2060-0692) 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.
Utah: Final Approval of State Underground Storage Tank Program Revisions, Codification and Incorporation by Reference
Document Number: 2018-24062
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-11-05
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Pursuant to the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA or Act), the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is taking direct final action to approve revisions to the State of Utah's Underground Storage Tank (UST) program submitted by the State. The EPA has determined that these revisions satisfy all requirements needed for program approval. This action also codifies the EPA's approval of Utah's state program and incorporates by reference those provisions of the State's regulations that we have determined meet the requirements for approval. The State's federally-authorized and codified UST program, as revised pursuant to this action, will remain subject to the EPA's inspection and enforcement authorities under sections 9005 and 9006 of RCRA subtitle I and other applicable statutory and regulatory provisions.
Utah: Final Approval of State Underground Storage Tank Program Revisions, Codification, and Incorporation by Reference
Document Number: 2018-24061
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2018-11-05
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Pursuant to the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA or Act), the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to approve revisions to the State of Utah's Underground Storage Tank (UST) program submitted by the State. This action is based on EPA's determination that the State's revisions satisfy all requirements for UST program approval. This action also proposes to codify Utah's state program as revised by Utah and approved by the EPA and to incorporate by reference the State regulations that we have determined meet the requirements for approval. The State's federally-authorized and codified UST program, as revised pursuant to this action, will remain subject to the EPA's inspection and enforcement authorities under sections 9005 and 9006 of RCRA subtitle I and other applicable statutory and regulatory provisions.