Environmental Protection Agency January 7, 2021 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Cross-Media Electronic Reporting: Authorized Program Revision Approval, State of Tennessee
Document Number: 2021-00057
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-01-07
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This notice announces the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) approval of the State of Tennessee's request to revise/modify certain of its EPA-authorized programs to allow electronic reporting.
Guidance on the Preparation of Clean Air Act Section 179B Demonstrations for Nonattainment Areas Affected by International Transport of Emissions
Document Number: 2021-00026
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-01-07
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Notice is hereby given that the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has posted on its website a final guidance document titled, ``Guidance on the Preparation of Clean Air Act Section 179B Demonstrations for Nonattainment Areas Affected by International Transport of Emissions.''
Official Release of the MOVES3 Motor Vehicle Emissions Model for SIPs and Transportation Conformity
Document Number: 2021-00023
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-01-07
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is announcing the availability of the MOtor Vehicle Emission Simulator model (MOVES3) for official purposes outside of California. MOVES3 is the latest state-of- the art upgrade to EPA's modeling tools for estimating emissions from cars, trucks, buses, and motorcycles based on the latest data and regulations. MOVES3 is available for use in state implementation plans (SIPs) and transportation conformity analyses outside of California. This notice starts a two-year grace period before MOVES3 will need to be used as the latest EPA emissions model in new regional emissions analyses and a two-year grace period before MOVES3 will need to be used in new hot-spot analyses for transportation conformity determinations outside of California.
Review of Dust-Lead Post Abatement Clearance Levels
Document Number: 2020-28565
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-01-07
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Reducing childhood lead exposure is a priority for the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). As part of EPA's efforts to reduce childhood lead exposure, and in coordination with the President's Task Force on Environmental Health Risks and Safety Risks to Children, EPA reevaluated the 2001 dust-lead clearance levels (DLCL). Clearance levels indicate the amount of lead in dust on a surface following the completion of an abatement activity. Surface dust is collected via dust wipe samples that are sent to a laboratory for analysis to determine whether clearance has been achieved. The post- abatement dust-lead levels are evaluated against, and must be below, the applicable clearance levels. The DLCL have not changed since they were issued in 2001. EPA is finalizing its proposal to lower the DLCL from 40 micrograms of per square foot ([mu]g/ft\2\) to 10 [mu]g/ft\2\ for floors, and from 250 [mu]g/ft\2\ to 100 [mu]g/ft\2\ for window sills.
Air Plan Partial Approval, Partial Disapproval, and Partial Conditional Approval; Arizona; Maricopa County Air Quality Department; Reasonably Available Control Technology State Implementation Plan and Surface Coating Rule
Document Number: 2020-27806
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-01-07
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is finalizing a partial approval, partial disapproval, and partial conditional approval of revisions to the Maricopa County Air Quality Department (MCAQD or County) portion of the Arizona State Implementation Plan (SIP). This action concerns the County's demonstration regarding reasonably available control technology (RACT) requirements and negative declarations for the 2008 8-hour ozone National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS or ``standards'') in the portion of the Phoenix-Mesa ozone nonattainment area under the jurisdiction of the MCAQD. The EPA is also finalizing a conditional approval of a MCAQD rule that regulates emissions from surface coating operations and was submitted with the RACT SIP demonstration.
Arkansas: Final Approval of State Underground Storage Tank Program Revisions and Incorporation by Reference
Document Number: 2020-24241
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2021-01-07
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 Arkansas's Underground Storage Tank (UST) program submitted by the State. This action is based on EPA's determination that these revisions satisfy all requirements needed for program approval. This action also proposes to codify EPA's approval of Arkansas's state program and to incorporate by reference those provisions of the State regulations that we have determined meet the requirements for approval. The provisions will be subject to EPA's inspection and enforcement authorities under sections 9005 and 9006 of RCRA subtitle I and other applicable statutory and regulatory provisions.
Arkansas: Final Approval of State Underground Storage Tank Program Revisions and Incorporation by Reference
Document Number: 2020-24240
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-01-07
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 Arkansas's Underground Storage Tank (UST) program submitted by the State. EPA has determined that these revisions satisfy all requirements needed for program approval. This action also codifies EPA's approval of Arkansas's State program and incorporates by reference those provisions of the State regulations that we have determined meet the requirements for approval. The provisions will be subject to EPA's inspection and enforcement authorities under Subtitle I of RCRA sections 9005 and 9006 and other applicable statutory and regulatory provisions.