Environmental Protection Agency February 11, 2021 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Notice of Data Availability Relevant to the United States Hydrofluorocarbon Baselines and Mandatory Allocations
Document Number: 2021-02774
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-02-11
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This Notice of Data Availability is to alert stakeholders of information from the Environmental Protection Agency regarding hydrofluorocarbon consumption and production in the United States for the years 2011, 2012, and 2013 and solicit stakeholder input. The Agency is providing this information in preparation for upcoming regulatory actions under the American Innovation and Manufacturing Act of 2020, included in the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021. Among other provisions, the Act directs the Environmental Protection Agency to develop production and consumption baselines and to phase down hydrofluorocarbon production and consumption relative to those baselines. This notice provides information related to total annual hydrofluorocarbon production and consumption between 2011 and 2013 reported to the Environmental Protection Agency's Greenhouse Gas Reporting Program as of March 30, 2020, which was the last reporting deadline for reporting year 2019 data. The notice identifies possible data gaps and requests comment on areas where additional information could improve the Agency's data on hydrofluorocarbon consumption and production in the United States for those three years. This notice also provides the Agency's initial information on hydrofluorocarbon use in applications that would receive mandatory allocations under the Act.
Allocations of Cross-State Air Pollution Rule Allowances From New Unit Set-Asides for 2020 Control Periods
Document Number: 2021-02773
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-02-11
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is providing notice of the availability of data on emission allowance allocations to certain units under the Cross-State Air Pollution Rule (CSAPR) trading programs. EPA has completed final calculations for the second round of allocations of allowances from the CSAPR new unit set-asides (NUSAs) for the 2020 control periods and has posted spreadsheets containing the calculations on EPA's website. EPA has also completed calculations for allocations of the remaining 2020 NUSA allowances to existing units and has posted spreadsheets containing those calculations on EPA's website as well.
Air Plan Approval; Texas; Clean Air Act Requirements for Nonattainment New Source Review and Emission Statements for the 2015 Ozone National Ambient Air Quality Standards
Document Number: 2021-02759
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2021-02-11
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Pursuant to the Federal Clean Air Act (CAA or the Act), the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to approve the portions of a State Implementation Plan (SIP) revision submitted by the State of Texas that describes how CAA requirements for Nonattainment New Source Review (NNSR) and emission statements are met in the Dallas- Fort Worth (DFW), Houston-Galveston-Brazoria (HGB), and Bexar County ozone nonattainment areas for the 2015 ozone National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS).
Air Plan Approval; Ohio; Ohio NSR Permit Timing
Document Number: 2021-02746
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2021-02-11
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to approve a revised paragraph of the Ohio Revised Code (ORC) into Ohio's state implementation plan (SIP) under the Clean Air Act (CAA). This revision will allow for the extension of an installation permit which is the subject of an appeal by a party other than the owner or operator of the air contaminant source. The extension will allow the date of termination of the permit to be no later than eighteen months after the effective date of the permit plus the number of days between the date in which the permit was appealed and the date the appeal was resolved.
Air Plan Approval; Indiana; Emissions Reporting Rule
Document Number: 2021-02742
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2021-02-11
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to approve a revision to the Indiana State Implementation Plan (SIP) submitted on July 16, 2020, by the Indiana Department of Environmental Management (IDEM). The revision incorporates changes to Indiana's existing emission reporting rule to be consistent with the emissions statement requirements in the Clean Air Act (CAA). The CAA requires stationary sources in ozone nonattainment areas to submit annual emissions statements. The revision to the rule extends the requirements in Indiana's emission reporting rule to Clark and Floyd counties, which were designated nonattainment under the 2015 ozone National Ambient Air Quality Standard (NAAQS) in 2018, and removes the requirement for Lawrenceburg Township in Dearborn County and to LaPorte County, because these areas are currently designated attainment for the 1997, 2008 and 2015 ozone standards.
Air Plan Approval; Indiana; Two Revised Sulfur Dioxide Rules for Lake County
Document Number: 2021-02741
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2021-02-11
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to approve revisions to the Indiana sulfur dioxide (SO2) State Implementation Plan (SIP). The State of Indiana has requested these SIP revisions in order to satisfy the requirements of a Federal consent decree. If approved, these revisions would limit annual bypass venting limits in the sulfur-containing waste gas emissions from a coking and power generating facility in Lake County, Indiana which is owned and operated by Indiana Harbor Coke Company (IHCC) and Cokenergy LLC (Cokenergy). The revisions would also require Cokenergy to operate and maintain a permanent SO2 flow rate monitor and improve the percent control capture efficiency of the facility. The rulemaking also includes technical corrections and clarifications that do not have a substantive effect of the application of the rule.
Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Plans; Pennsylvania; Reasonably Available Control Technology (RACT) Determinations for Case-by-Case Sources Under the 1997 and 2008 8-Hour Ozone National Ambient Air Quality Standards
Document Number: 2021-02587
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2021-02-11
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to approve multiple state implementation plan (SIP) revisions submitted by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. These revisions were submitted by the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (PADEP) to establish and require reasonably available control technology (RACT) for nine major sources of volatile organic compounds (VOC) and/or nitrogen oxides (NOX) pursuant to the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania's conditionally approved RACT regulations. In this rulemaking action, EPA is only proposing to approve source-specific (also referred to as ``case-by-case'') RACT determinations for eight of the nine major sources submitted by PADEP. These RACT evaluations were submitted to meet RACT requirements for the 1997 and 2008 8-hour ozone national ambient air quality standards (NAAQS). This action is being taken under the Clean Air Act (CAA).
Approval and Promulgation of State Plans (Negative Declarations) for Designated Facilities and Pollutants: Maine and Rhode Island
Document Number: 2021-02544
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2021-02-11
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to approve negative declarations in lieu of state plans to satisfy the requirements in the Emission Guidelines and Compliance Times for Municipal Solid Waste Landfills for the State of Maine and the State of Rhode Island. The negative declarations certify that there are no existing facilities in the States that must comply with this rule.
Approval and Promulgation of State Plans (Negative Declarations) for Designated Facilities and Pollutants: Maine and Rhode Island
Document Number: 2021-02543
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-02-11
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is taking a direct final action to approve negative declarations submitted in lieu of State plans to satisfy the requirements of the Emission Guidelines and Compliance Times for Municipal Solid Waste Landfills for the State of Maine and the State of Rhode Island. The negative declarations certify that there are no existing facilities in the States that must comply with this rule.