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

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Air Plan Approval; Washington; Infrastructure Requirements for the 2010 Sulfur Dioxide and 2015 Ozone Standards
Document Number: 2021-03034
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-02-18
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Whenever the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) promulgates a new or revised National Ambient Air Quality Standard (NAAQS), the Clean Air Act requires each state to make a State Implementation Plan (SIP) submission to establish that its SIP provides for the implementation, maintenance, and enforcement of the revised NAAQS. This type of SIP submission is commonly referred to as an infrastructure SIP submission. The EPA is approving the State of Washington's September 30, 2019 and April 3, 2020, SIP submissions as meeting specific infrastructure requirements for the 2010 sulfur dioxide and 2015 ozone NAAQS.
Air Plan Approval; Washington: Inspection and Maintenance Program
Document Number: 2021-03033
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-02-18
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is approving a revision to the Washington State Implementation Plan (SIP) submitted by the State of Washington on June 2, 2019, through the Washington Department of Ecology. The revision, applicable in Clark, King, Pierce, Snohomish, and Spokane Counties, Washington, removes the Inspection and Maintenance (I/M) program from the active control measure portion of the SIP. The I/M program was previously approved into the SIP for use as a component of the State's plans to address on-road sources in certain former nonattainment areas and is now part of the contingency portion of the applicable SIP for each area. The EPA has determined that Washington's June 2, 2019 SIP revision is consistent with the applicable portions of the Clean Air Act (CAA).
Air Plan Approval; Washington; Interstate Transport Requirements for the 2010 Sulfur Dioxide National Ambient Air Quality Standards
Document Number: 2021-03032
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-02-18
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is approving the State Implementation Plan (SIP) revisions submitted by Washington on February 7, 2018 as meeting certain Clean Air Act (CAA) requirements for interstate transport of the 2010 1-hour Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS). The EPA has determined that emissions from Washington sources will not contribute significantly to nonattainment or interfere with the maintenance of the 2010 1-hour SO2 NAAQS in any other state.
Air Plan Approval; West Virginia; 1997 8-Hour Ozone National Ambient Air Quality Standard Second Maintenance Plan for the West Virginia Portion of the Steubenville-Weirton, OH-WV Area Comprising Brooke and Hancock Counties
Document Number: 2021-03027
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-02-18
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is approving a state implementation plan (SIP) revision submitted by the West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection (WVDEP) on behalf of the State of West Virginia. This revision pertains to the West Virginia's plan for maintaining the 1997 8-hour ozone national ambient air quality standard (NAAQS) for the West Virginia portion of the Steubenville- Weirton, OH-WV area (Weirton Area), comprising Brooke and Hancock Counties. EPA is approving these revisions to the West Virginia SIP in accordance with the requirements of the Clean Air Act (CAA).
Air Plan Approval; California; San Diego Air Pollution Control District
Document Number: 2021-02901
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-02-18
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is taking final action to approve a revision to the San Diego Air Pollution Control District (SDAPCD or ``District'') portion of the California State Implementation Plan (SIP). This revision concerns the regulation of emissions of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) from large coating operations for wood products. We are approving the rescission of a local rule from the California SIP that is no longer needed to regulate these emission sources under the Clean Air Act (CAA or the ``Act'').
Air Plan Approval; California; Consumer Products Regulations; Correcting Amendment
Document Number: 2021-02900
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-02-18
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
On September 16, 2020, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued a final rule titled ``Air Plan Approval; California; Consumer Products Regulations.'' That publication inadvertently omitted the amendatory instructions revising the entries that relate to California's Tables of Maximum Incremental Reactivity (MIR) Values in the table listing the approved State rules in the California state implementation plan (SIP). This document corrects this omission and revises the entries accordingly.
Orthosulfamuron; Pesticide Tolerances
Document Number: 2021-03181
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-02-17
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This regulation establishes tolerances for residues of orthosulfamuron (1-(4,6-dimethoxypyrimidin-2-yl)-3-{[2- (dimethylcarbamoyl)phenyl]csulfamoyl{time} urea) in or on Almond, hulls; Fruit, small, vine climbing, except fuzzy kiwifruit, subgroup 13-07F; Nut, tree, group 14-12. Nichino America, Inc. requested tolerances for these commodities under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA).
Fluxametamide; Pesticide Tolerances
Document Number: 2021-03179
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-02-17
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This regulation establishes tolerances for residues of fluxametamide in or on tea, dried and tea, instant. Nissan Chemical Corporation requested these tolerances under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA).
Notice of Receipt of Requests To Voluntarily Cancel Certain Pesticide Registrations
Document Number: 2021-03176
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-02-17
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
In accordance with the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA), EPA is issuing a notice of receipt of requests by registrants to voluntarily cancel certain pesticide registrations. EPA intends to grant these requests at the close of the comment period for this announcement unless the Agency receives substantive comments within the comment period that would merit its further review of the requests, or unless the registrants withdraw its requests. If these requests are granted, any sale, distribution, or use of products listed in this notice will be permitted after the registrations have been cancelled only if such sale, distribution, or use is consistent with the terms as described in the final order.
Notice of Receipt of Requests To Voluntarily Cancel Certain Pesticide Registrations
Document Number: 2021-03175
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-02-17
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
In accordance with the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA), EPA is issuing a notice of receipt of requests by registrants to voluntarily cancel certain pesticide registrations. EPA intends to grant these requests at the close of the comment period for this announcement unless the Agency receives substantive comments within the comment period that would merit its further review of the requests, or unless the registrants withdraw its requests. In a previous notice, FRL-10009-98, which posted on June 5, 2020; the agency stated it was holding the registration 3573-73, for further review of the comment received regarding the cancellation of the product; the proposed P&G cancellation has been withdrawn. If these requests are granted, any sale, distribution, or use of products listed in this notice will be permitted after the registrations have been cancelled only if such sale, distribution, or use is consistent with the terms as described in the final order.
Emamectin Benzoate; Pesticide Tolerances
Document Number: 2021-03174
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-02-17
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This regulation establishes tolerances for residues of emamectin benzoate in or on tea commodities. Syngenta Crop Protection, LLC requested these tolerances under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA).
Clopyralid; Pesticide Tolerances
Document Number: 2021-03172
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-02-17
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This regulation establishes tolerances for residues of clopyralid in or on the caneberry subgroup 13-07A, the bulb onion subgroup 3-07A, and intermediate wheatgrass bran, forage, germ, grain, middling, shorts, and straw. Interregional Research Project Number 4 (IR-4) requested these tolerances under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA).
Access by EPA Contractors to Information Claimed as Confidential Business Information
Document Number: 2021-03170
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-02-17
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) plans to authorize various contractors to access information that is submitted to EPA and which may be claimed as, or may be determined to be, confidential business information (CBI). The information is related to EPA's fuel quality programs.
Indiana: Final Approval of State Underground Storage Tank Program Revisions
Document Number: 2021-03169
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2021-02-17
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Pursuant to the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA or Act), the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) proposes to take direct final action to approve revisions to the State of Indiana'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 needed for UST program approval. In the ``Rules and Regulations'' section of this Federal Register, EPA is approving the changes by direct final rule because we believe this action is not controversial and do not expect comments that oppose it.
Indiana: Final Approval of State Underground Storage Tank Program Revisions
Document Number: 2021-03168
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-02-17
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 Indiana's Underground Storage Tank (UST) program submitted by the State. EPA has determined that these revisions satisfy all requirements needed for program approval. The State's federally-authorized program, as revised pursuant to this action, will remain subject to EPA's inspection and enforcement authorities under sections 9005 and 9006 of RCRA subtitle I and other applicable statutory and regulatory provisions.
Approval of Source-Specific Air Quality Implementation Plans; New Jersey
Document Number: 2021-03055
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-02-17
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) approves a revision to the State of New Jersey's State Implementation Plan (SIP) for the ozone National Ambient Air Quality Standard (NAAQS) related to a source-specific SIP for CMC Steel New Jersey, located at 1 N Crossman, Sayreville, New Jersey (Facility). The control options in this source- specific SIP address volatile organic compounds (VOC) and nitrogen oxide (NOX) Reasonably Available Control Technology (RACT) for the Facility's electric arc furnace (Sayreville EAF) to continue to operate under the current New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP) approved VOC and NOX emission limits for the Sayreville EAF.
Air Plan Approval; ID: Logan Utah-Idaho PM2.5
Document Number: 2021-03031
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2021-02-17
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to redesignate the Idaho portion of the Logan, Utah-Idaho fine particulate matter (PM2.5) nonattainment area (Logan UT-ID NAA) to attainment for the 2006 PM2.5 National Ambient Air Quality Standard (NAAQS). EPA is also proposing to approve a maintenance plan for the area demonstrating continued compliance with the 2006 PM2.5 NAAQS through 2031, which the Idaho Department of Environmental Quality (IDEQ) submitted along with the redesignation request on September 13, 2019, for inclusion into the Idaho State Implementation Plan (SIP). Additionally, EPA is proposing to approve the 2031 motor vehicle emissions budgets included in Idaho's maintenance plan for PM2.5, nitrogen oxides (NOX) and volatile organic compounds (VOC). EPA is proposing this action pursuant to the Clean Air Act (CAA or the Act).
Ocean Dumping: Modification of an Ocean Dredged Material Disposal Site Offshore of Humboldt Bay, California
Document Number: 2021-02731
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-02-17
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is permanently modifying the boundaries of the existing EPA-designated Humboldt Open Ocean Disposal Site (referred to hereafter as HOODS) offshore of Humboldt Bay, California, pursuant to Section 102 of the Marine Protection, Research and Sanctuaries Act, as amended (MPRSA). The primary purpose for the site modification is to enlarge the site to serve the long-term need for disposal of permitted, suitable material dredged from Humboldt Harbor and vicinity, in order to provide for continued safe navigation in the vicinity of Humboldt Bay. The modified site will be subject to monitoring and management to ensure continued protection of the marine environment.
Test Methods and Performance Specifications for Air Emission Sources
Document Number: C1-2020-18824
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-02-16
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Clean Air Act Operating Permit Program; Petition To Object to the Title V Permit for Northampton Generating Co., LP; Pennsylvania
Document Number: 2021-02963
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-02-12
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Pursuant to the Clean Air Act (CAA), the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator signed an Order, dated July 15, 2020, partially granting and partially denying a petition to object to a state operating permit issued by the Pennsylvania Department of Environment Protection (PADEP). The Order responds to a January 8, 2020 petition, relating to Northampton Generating Co., LP's Northampton Plant (Northampton), an electric utility generation facility located in Northampton County, Pennsylvania. The petition was submitted by the Sierra Club and the Clean Air Council. This Order constitutes final action on that petition requesting that the Administrator object to the issuance of the proposed CAA title V permit.
Final Eligibility Determination for the Kalispel Tribe To Be Treated in the Same Manner as a State Under Provisions of the Clean Air Act
Document Number: 2021-02956
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-02-12
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This notice announces that on December 1, 2020, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 10 Regional Administrator determined that the Kalispel Tribe meets the eligibility requirements of the Clean Air Act (CAA) to be treated in the same manner as a state (TAS) for non-regulatory purposes under certain CAA provisions. None of the provisions for which the Kalispel Tribe requested eligibility entails the exercise of Tribal regulatory authority under the CAA.
Inventory of U.S. Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Sinks: 1990-2019
Document Number: 2021-02910
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-02-12
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Draft Inventory of U.S. Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Sinks: 1990-2019 is available for public review. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) requests recommendations for improving the overall quality of the inventory report to be finalized in April 2021, as well as subsequent inventory reports.
Approval of the Application by the State of Texas for Partial National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) Program Authorization for Oil and Gas Discharges
Document Number: 2021-02895
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-02-12
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
On January 15, 2021, the Regional Administrator for the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Region 6 approved the request of the State of Texas' for Partial National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) program authorization for discharges from produced water, hydrostatic test water and gas plant effluent, hereafter referred to as oil and gas discharges, within the State of Texas. On October 12, 2020, the Governor of Texas submitted the application for NPDES oil and gas authorization, seeking approval for the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) to implement a Major Category Partial NPDES Program as provided for under the Clean Water Act (CWA or ``the Act''). Today, the EPA is providing public notice of the approval of the State's submittal of the application for NPDES oil and gas authorization.
Environmental Impact Statements; Notice of Availability
Document Number: 2021-02888
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-02-12
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Bona Fide Prospective Purchaser Proposed Settlement Agreement and Covenant Not To Sue Pursuant to the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act of 1980, as Amended by the Superfund Amendments and Reauthorization Act of 1986; In Re: Mohawk Tannery Site, Located in Nashua, New Hampshire
Document Number: 2021-02887
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-02-12
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is hereby providing notice of a proposed settlement agreement concerning the Mohawk Tannery Site in Nashua, New Hampshire. The settlement agreement is entered into pursuant to the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act, as amended (``CERCLA''), and the authority of the Attorney General of the United States to compromise and settle claims of the United States. The proposed settlement agreement is between the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (``EPA'') and bona fide prospective purchaser Blaylock Holdings, LLC (``Settling Party''). The proposed Settlement Agreement requires the Settling Party to conduct work under EPA oversight in exchange for a covenant not to sue pursuant to sections 106 and 107(a) of CERCLA, for existing contamination at the Mohawk Tannery Site. The Settlement provides the Settling Party with pre-authorized mixed funding for the work. The Settling Party consents to and will not contest the authority of the United States to enter into this Agreement or to implement or enforce its terms. The Settling Parties recognize that this Agreement has been negotiated in good faith and that this Agreement is entered into without the admission or adjudication of any issue of fact or law.
Proposed Information Collection Request; Comment Request; Federal Implementation Plans Under the Clean Air Act for Indian Reservations in Idaho, Oregon and Washington
Document Number: 2021-02848
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-02-12
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA or the Agency) is planning to submit an information collection request (ICR), Proposed Information Collection Request; Comment Request; Federal Implementation Plans under the Clean Air Act for Indian Reservations in Idaho, Oregon and Washington 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 in this document. This is a proposal to extend the current ICR, which expires on August 31, 2021. 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.
Proposed Information Collection Request; Comment Request; Application for Reference and Equivalent Method Determination (Renewal)
Document Number: 2021-02847
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-02-12
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency is planning to submit an information collection request (ICR), Application for Reference and Equivalent Method Determination'' (EPA ICR No. 0559.14, OMB Control No. 2080-0005) 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 June 20, 2021. 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.
Air Plan Approval; Arkansas; Infrastructure for the 2015 Ozone National Ambient Air Quality Standards
Document Number: 2021-02760
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-02-12
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Pursuant to the Federal Clean Air Act (CAA or the Act), the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is approving elements of a State Implementation Plan (SIP) submission from the State of Arkansas (State) for the 2015 Ozone (O3) National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS). The State's submission addresses structural SIP requirements for implementation, maintenance, and enforcement of the 2015 O3 NAAQS (infrastructure SIP or i-SIP). The i-SIP ensures that the Arkansas SIP is adequate to meet the State's responsibilities under the CAA for this NAAQS. We are also approving changes to certain existing State regulations to make them consistent with requirements for the 2015 O3 NAAQS.
Air Plan Approval; Wisconsin; VOC RACT Requirements for Lithographic Printing Facilities
Document Number: 2021-02745
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-02-12
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is approving a State Implementation Plan (SIP) revision submitted by the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (WDNR or Wisconsin) on December 13, 2019. Wisconsin requests that EPA approve rules related to control of volatile organic compound (VOC) emissions from offset lithographic printing operations into Wisconsin's SIP. These revisions include amendments to the Wisconsin Administrative Code (WAC), Chapter NR 422. These revisions are approvable because they are consistent with the latest Control Techniques Guideline (CTG) for Offset Lithographic Printing and Letterpress Printing, published by EPA in 2006, and such revisions clarify and streamline the VOC reasonably available control technology (RACT) requirements for lithographic printing facilities located in nine counties in Wisconsin (Kenosha, Kewaunee, Manitowoc, Milwaukee, Ozaukee, Racine, Sheboygan, Washington, and Waukesha). EPA proposed to approve this action on September 25, 2020 and received no comments.
Air Plan Approval; Illinois; Volatile Organic Material Definition Update
Document Number: 2021-02744
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2021-02-12
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to approve a revision to the Illinois State Implementation Plan (SIP). The revision will amend the Illinois Administrative Code (IAC) by updating the definition of volatile organic material (VOM) and volatile organic compounds (VOC) to exclude (Z)-1,1,1,4,4,4-hexafluorobut-2-ene. This revision is consistent with an EPA rulemaking in 2018, which exempted this compound from the Federal definition of VOC on the basis that the compound makes a negligible contribution to tropospheric ozone formation.
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.
Certain New Chemicals; Receipt and Status Information for December 2020
Document Number: 2021-02728
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-02-10
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is required under the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA), as amended by the Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st Century Act, to make information publicly available and to publish information in the Federal Register pertaining to submissions under TSCA Section 5, including notice of receipt of a Premanufacture notice (PMN), Significant New Use Notice (SNUN) or Microbial Commercial Activity Notice (MCAN), including an amended notice or test information; an exemption application (Biotech exemption); an application for a test marketing exemption (TME), both pending and/or concluded; a notice of commencement (NOC) of manufacture (including import) for new chemical substances; and a periodic status report on new chemical substances that are currently under EPA review or have recently concluded review. This document covers the period from 12/01/ 2020 to 12/31/2020.
Notice of Receipt of Requests to Voluntarily Cancel Certain Pesticide Registrations and Amend Registrations To Terminate Certain Uses
Document Number: 2021-02721
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-02-10
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
In accordance with the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA), EPA is issuing a notice of receipt of requests by the registrants to voluntarily cancel certain pesticide product registrations and to amend certain product registrations to terminate uses. EPA intends to grant these requests at the close of the comment period for this announcement unless the Agency receives substantive comments within the comment period that would merit its further review of the requests, or unless the registrants withdraw their requests. If these requests are granted, any sale, distribution, or use of products listed in this notice will be permitted after the registrations have been cancelled and uses terminated only if such sale, distribution, or use is consistent with the terms as described in the final order.
Air Plan Approval; Virginia; Negative Declarations Certification for the 2008 Ozone National Ambient Air Quality Standard Including the 2016 Oil and Natural Gas Control Techniques Guidelines
Document Number: 2021-02594
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-02-10
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is approving a portion of a state implementation plan (SIP) revision submitted by the Commonwealth of Virginia. The portion for approval consists of negative declarations for certain specified Control Techniques Guidelines (CTG), including the 2016 Oil and Natural Gas CTG (2016 Oil and Gas CTG), as well as a number of other negative declarations for Alternative Control Techniques (ACTs) for the 2008 ozone National Ambient Air Quality Standard (NAAQS). The negative declarations cover only those CTGs or ACTs for which there are no sources subject to those CTGs or ACTs located in the Northern Virginia Volatile Organic Compound (VOC) Emissions Control Area. EPA is approving these revisions to the Virginia SIP in accordance with the requirements of the Clean Air Act (CAA).
Benzene, 1-(1,1-dimethylethyl)-4-ethenyl-, polymer with ethenylbenzene and 2-methyl-1,3-butadiene, sulfonated (Referred to as BIAXAM Polymer); Receipt of Applications for Emergency Exemptions, Solicitation of Public Comment
Document Number: 2021-02662
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-02-09
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA has received public health exemption requests from the Utah Department of Agriculture and Food (UDAF) and the Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA) to use the pesticide benzene, 1-(1,1- dimethylethyl)-4-ethenyl-, polymer with ethenylbenzene and 2-methyl- 1,3-butadiene, sulfonated (referred to as BIAXAM Polymer) (CAS No. 1637665-77-0) to treat nonporous, non-food-contact surfaces associated with the interior of aircraft and airports to control the new novel Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2). The applicants propose the use of a new chemical which has not been registered as a pesticide by EPA. EPA is soliciting public comment before making the decision whether or not to grant the exemptions.
Certain New Chemicals; Receipt and Status Information for November 2020
Document Number: 2021-02660
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-02-09
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is required under the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA), as amended by the Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st Century Act, to make information publicly available and to publish information in the Federal Register pertaining to submissions under TSCA Section 5, including notice of receipt of a Premanufacture notice (PMN), Significant New Use Notice (SNUN) or Microbial Commercial Activity Notice (MCAN), including an amended notice or test information; an exemption application (Biotech exemption); an application for a test marketing exemption (TME), both pending and/or concluded; a notice of commencement (NOC) of manufacture (including import) for new chemical substances; and a periodic status report on new chemical substances that are currently under EPA review or have recently concluded review. This document covers the period from 11/01/ 2020 to 11/30/2020.
Pesticide Product Registration; Receipt of Applications for New Active Ingredients (November 2020)
Document Number: 2021-02655
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-02-09
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA has received applications to register pesticide products containing active ingredients not included in any currently registered pesticide products. Pursuant to the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA), EPA is hereby providing notice of receipt and opportunity to comment on these applications.
Pesticide Product Registration; Receipt of Applications for New Uses (December 2020)
Document Number: 2021-02651
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-02-09
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.
Pesticide Product Registration; Receipt of Applications for New Active Ingredients (December 2020)
Document Number: 2021-02649
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-02-09
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA has received applications to register pesticide products containing active ingredients not included in any currently registered pesticide products. Pursuant to the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA), EPA is hereby providing notice of receipt and opportunity to comment on these applications.
Proposed Reissuance of NPDES General Permit for Tribal Enhancement and Federal Research Marine Net Pen Facilities Within Puget Sound (WAG132000)
Document Number: 2021-02630
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-02-09
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Director of the Water Division, Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 10, proposes to reissue the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) General Permit for Tribal Enhancement and Federal Research Marine Net Pen Facilities Within Puget Sound (draft general permit). As proposed, eligible facilities include tribal enhancement net pens, which are permitted to raise up to 200,000 pounds of native salmonids over a four month growing period each year, and federal research net pen facilities, which are permitted to raise up to 100,000 pounds annually of native finfish. Currently, there are five tribal enhancement facilities and one federal research facility eligible for coverage under the general permit. Existing enhancement and research facilities may request authorization to discharge under the general permit by submitting a Notice of Intent (NOI) no more than ninety (90) days following the effective date of the permit. New enhancement or research facilities that begin operations after the effective date of the general permit must submit a NOI at least 180 days prior to initiation of operations. Upon receipt, EPA will review the NOI to ensure that all permit requirements are met. If determined appropriate by EPA, a discharger will be granted coverage under the general permit upon the date that EPA provides written notification. EPA is accepting public comments on the draft general permit.
Air Plan Approval; Pennsylvania; 1997 8-Hour Ozone National Ambient Air Quality Standard Second Maintenance Plan for the Erie Area
Document Number: 2021-02624
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2021-02-09
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to approve a state implementation plan (SIP) revision submitted by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. This revision pertains to the Commonwealth's plan, submitted by the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (PADEP), for maintaining the 1997 8-hour ozone national ambient air quality standard (NAAQS) (referred to as the ``1997 ozone NAAQS'') in the Erie County, Pennsylvania Area (Erie Area). This action is being taken under the Clean Air Act (CAA).
Air Plan Approval; Maryland; Negative Declaration for the Oil and Gas Industry
Document Number: 2021-02619
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2021-02-09
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to approve a state implementation plan (SIP) revision submitted by the State of Maryland. This revision provides Maryland's determination, via a negative declaration, that there are no sources within its borders subject to EPA's 2016 Oil and Natural Gas Control Techniques Guidelines (2016 Oil and Gas CTG). This action is being taken under the Clean Air Act (CAA).