Environmental Protection Agency 2021 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

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Air Plan Approval; Nevada, Las Vegas Valley; Second 10-Year Carbon Monoxide Limited Maintenance Plan
Document Number: 2021-16453
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2021-08-02
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to approve a Nevada State Implementation Plan (SIP) revision submitted by the Nevada Department of Environmental Protection (NDEP). On September 27, 2010, the EPA redesignated the Las Vegas Valley area from nonattainment to attainment for the carbon monoxide (CO) national ambient air quality standard (NAAQS or ``standard'') and approved the State's CO maintenance plan ensuring the area would maintain the NAAQS for ten years through 2020. On June 18, 2019, NDEP submitted to the EPA a second 10-year limited maintenance plan (LMP) for the Las Vegas Valley area for the CO NAAQS. The LMP addresses maintenance of the CO NAAQS for a second 10-year period ending in 2030.
Pesticide Registration Review; Interim Decision for Paraquat Dichloride; Notice of Availability
Document Number: 2021-16344
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-08-02
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This document announces the availability of EPA's interim registration review decision for paraquat dichloride (paraquat).
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: 2021-16284
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2021-08-02
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 fourteen 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 proposing to approve source-specific (also referred to as ``case-by-case'') RACT determinations for sources at fourteen 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 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: 2021-16279
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2021-08-02
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 twenty-four 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 proposing to approve source-specific (also referred to as ``case-by-case'') RACT determinations for sources at twenty-four major NOX and VOC emitting facilities 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).
Air Plan Approval; Missouri; Restriction of Emissions From Lithographic and Letterpress Printing Operations
Document Number: 2021-16218
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-08-02
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is taking final action to approve a State Implementation Plan (SIP) revision submitted by the State of Missouri on November 10, 2020. This final action will amend the SIP to revise a Missouri regulation which restricts volatile organic compound emissions from lithographic and letterpress printing operations in the St. Louis Metropolitan Area. Specifically, the State has revised this rule in order to clarify rule applicability, update incorporation by reference information, update test method references, clarify definitions, and remove unnecessary words to improve clarity. Approval of these revisions will ensure consistency between State and federally-approved rules.
Approval and Promulgation of Implementation Plans; North Dakota; Revisions To Permitting Regulations Unrelated to Regional Haze
Document Number: 2021-16093
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2021-08-02
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
In accordance with section 110 of the Clean Air Act (CAA), the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to approve State Implementation Plan (SIP) revisions submitted by North Dakota on August 3, 2020. The revisions contain amendments to the State's Air Pollution Control Regulations and to the State's Legal Authority.
Pesticide Registration Review; Interim Decisions and Case Closures for Several Pesticides; Notice of Availability
Document Number: 2021-16318
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-07-30
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This notice announces the availability of EPA's interim registration review decisions for the following chemicals: 10, 10'- oxybisphenoxarsine (OBPA), acetochlor, coumaphos, citric acid, dimethenamid/-p, fenamidone, fenazaquin, halohydantoins, insect viruses, myclobutanil, polixetonium chloride (Busan 77), and propylene oxide (PPO). In addition, it announces the closure of the registration review case for Pseudomonas aureofaciens because the last U.S. registrations for this pesticide have been canceled.
Environmental Impact Statements; Notice of Availability
Document Number: 2021-16258
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-07-30
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Air Plan Revision; Limited Approval and Limited Disapproval; California; Yolo-Solano Air Quality Management District
Document Number: 2021-16110
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-07-30
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is finalizing the limited approval and limited disapproval of a revision to the Yolo- Solano Air Quality Management District (YSAQMD) portion of the California State Implementation Plan (SIP). This revision concerns emissions of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) from solvent cleaning and degreasing operations. Under the authority of the Clean Air Act (CAA or the Act), this action simultaneously approves a local rule that regulates these emission sources and directs California to correct rule deficiencies.
Clean Air Act Grant; Santa Barbara County Air Pollution Control District; Opportunity for Public Hearing
Document Number: 2021-15843
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2021-07-30
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to determine that the reduction in expenditures of non-Federal funds for the Santa Barbara County Air Pollution Control District (SBCAPCD) in support of its continuing air program under section 105 of the Clean Air Act (CAA), for the calendar year 2020 are a result of non-selective reductions in expenditures. This determination, when final, will permit the SBCAPCD to receive grant funding for fiscal year (FY) 2021 from the EPA under section 105 of the CAA.
Air Plan Approval; Approval of Missouri Air Quality Implementation Plans; Revisions to St. Louis 2008 8-Hour Ozone Maintenance Plan
Document Number: 2021-15731
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2021-07-30
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to approve a State Implementation Plan (SIP) revision submitted by the State of Missouri on November 12, 2019, revising the 2008 8-hour ozone maintenance plan previously approved by EPA on September 20, 2018, demonstrating continued maintenance of the 2008 ozone National Ambient Air Quality Standard (NAAQS), the 1979 1-Hour and 1997 8-Hour ozone standards in the St. Louis area. This revision states that the St. Louis area no longer needs to rely on the Inspection and Maintenance (I/M) program, and Reformulated Gasoline (RFG) for continued maintenance throughout the maintenance period for the 2008 8-Hour ozone NAAQS, the 1979 1-Hour ozone NAAQS and 1997 8-Hour ozone NAAQS. EPA is proposing to determine that this revision meets the requirements of the Clean Air Act.
Spring 2021 Unified Agenda of Regulatory and Deregulatory Actions
Document Number: 2021-14882
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2021-07-30
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) publishes the Semiannual Agenda of Regulatory and Deregulatory Actions online at https://www.reginfo.gov to periodically update the public. This document contains information about: Regulations in the Semiannual Agenda that are under development, completed, or canceled since the last agenda; and Reviews of regulations with small business impacts under Section 610 of the Regulatory Flexibility Act.
Clean Air Act Operating Permit Program; Petitions for Objection to State Operating Permit for Sandy Creek Services LLC, Sandy Creek Energy Station, Brazoria County, Texas
Document Number: 2021-16206
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-07-29
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator signed an Order dated June 30, 2021, granting a Petition dated January 16, 2018 from the Environmental Integrity Project and Sierra Club. The Petition requested that the EPA object to a Clean Air Act (CAA) title V operating permit issued by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) to Sandy Creek Services LLC (Sandy Creek) for its Sandy Creek Energy Station located in McLennan County, Texas.
Proposed Consent Decree, Clean Air Act Citizen Suit
Document Number: 2021-16155
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-07-29
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
In accordance with the Clean Air Act, as amended (CAA or the Act), notice is given of a proposed consent decree in State of New York, et al. v. Regan et al., No. 21 Civ. 252 (ALC) (S.D.N.Y.). On January 12, 2021, the States of New York, Connecticut, Delaware, Massachusetts, and New Jersey, and the City of New York (Plaintiffs) filed a complaint in the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York. Plaintiffs alleged that the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA or the Agency) failed to perform certain non- discretionary duties in accordance with the Act to take final action to approve or disapprove, in whole or in part, certain 2015 ozone national ambient air quality standards (NAAQS) infrastructure state implementation plan (SIP) submissions addressing the good neighbor provision from the States of Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, Ohio, Texas, and West Virginia. The proposed consent decree would establish deadlines for EPA to act on these six SIP submissions.
Proposed Information Collection Request; Comment Request; National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System Program (Renewal)
Document Number: 2021-16154
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-07-29
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is planning to submit the ``Information Collection Request (ICR) Supporting Statement for The National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System Program (Renewal)'' (EPA ICR No. 0229.25, OMB Control No. 2040-0004) 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 March 31, 2022. 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; Maine; Chapter 100 Definitions and Chapter 113 Growth Offset Regulations
Document Number: 2021-16116
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2021-07-29
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to approve a State Implementation Plan (SIP) revision submitted by the State of Maine. This revision amends the definition of ``Ozone Transport Region'' in the State's Chapter 100 Definitions Regulation and revises language in the State's Chapter 113 Growth Offset Regulation regarding applicability of Nonattainment New Source Review in areas that, at a future date, may not be within the Ozone Transport Region. This action is being taken under the Clean Air Act (CAA).
Air Plan Approval; South Carolina; 2018 General Assembly New Source Review Update
Document Number: 2021-15536
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2021-07-29
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to approve State Implementation Plan (SIP) revisions submitted by the State of South Carolina, through the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (SCDHEC or Department), on April 24, 2020. The SIP revisions update the State's Prevention of Significant Deterioration (PSD) and Nonattainment New Source Review (NNSR) regulations. Specifically, the SIP revisions add and update several definitions for consistency with the Federal regulations, update public participation requirements for PSD, clarify the applicability of ``source impact analysis'' for PSD, add an emissions offset banking provision for NNSR, and make administrative updates, such as typographical corrections and renumbering. Finally, the changes incorporate language that addresses the public notice rule provisions for NNSR, which removes the mandatory requirements to provide public notice in a newspaper and instead allows for electronic notice (``e- notice'') as an alternate noticing option for the State. EPA is proposing to approve these revisions pursuant to the Clean Air Act (CAA or Act) and implementing Federal regulations.
Implementation of the Revoked 1997 8-Hour Ozone National Ambient Air Quality Standards; Areas That Attained by the Attainment Date
Document Number: 2021-15106
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-07-29
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is codifying its findings that nine areas in four states attained the revoked 1997 8- hour ozone National Ambient Air Quality Standards (herein referred to as the revoked 1997 ozone NAAQS) by the applicable attainment dates. This rule finalizes EPA's proposed determination that the following areas timely attained the standards: The Buffalo-Niagara Falls area, and the Jefferson County, Poughkeepsie and Jamestown areas in the State of New York; the Shoreline Sheboygan County and Inland Sheboygan County areas in Wisconsin; the Denver-Boulder-Greeley-Ft. Collins-Loveland area in Colorado and the San Francisco Bay and Ventura County areas in California.
Fludioxonil; Pesticide Tolerances
Document Number: 2021-16091
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-07-28
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This regulation establishes a tolerance for residues of fludioxonil in or on banana. Syngenta Crop Protection, LLC requested this tolerance under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA).
Information Collection Request Submitted to OMB for Review and Approval; Comment Request; National Study of Nutrient Removal and Secondary Technologies: Publicly Owned Treatment Works (POTW) Screener Questionnaire (Renewal)
Document Number: 2021-16089
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-07-28
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has submitted an information collection request (ICR), National Study of Nutrient Removal and Secondary Technologies: Publicly Owned Treatment Works (POTW) Screener Questionnaire (EPA ICR Number 2553.03, OMB Control Number 2040-0294) 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 July 31, 2021. Public comments were previously requested via the Federal Register on February 24, 2021 during a 60-day comment period. No comments were received. 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.
Information Collection Request Submitted to OMB for Review and Approval; Comment Request; Exchange Network Grants Progress Reports (Renewal)
Document Number: 2021-16088
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-07-28
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is submitting an information collection request (ICR), Exchange Network Grants Progress Reports (EPA ICR Number 2207.08, OMB Control Number 2025-0006) 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 September 30, 2021. Public comments were previously requested via the Federal Register on February 23, 2021, during a 60-day comment period. This notice allows for an additional 30 days for public comments. A brief 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.
Privacy Act of 1974; System of Records
Document Number: 2021-16051
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-07-28
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) Office of General Counsel/External Civil Rights Compliance Office (OGC/ECRCO) is giving notice that it proposes to modify a system of records pursuant to the provisions of the Privacy Act of 1974. External Compliance Case Tracking System (EXCATS) is being modified to accurately notify the public about the change of administrative location of the EXCATS from its former administrative location, the Office of the Administrator, to the Office of the General Counsel, effective, December 2016. EXCATS is also being modified to support and enhance the discrimination complaint process, including the investigation and resolution of complaints, and to provide for a discrimination complaint form to enable the public to file electronically discrimination complaints directly to the EXCATS. The purpose of EXCATS is to assist OGC/ECRCO in collecting and maintaining case-related information and provide the EPA OGC/ECRCO with the ability to more effectively manage program information needs and integrate the office's various business processes. The EXCATS assists OGC/ECRCO in the collection and maintenance of compliance-related data and other information needed by the OGC/ECRCO to complete case investigation and resolution activities and issue civil rights-related determinations.
Air Plan Approval; California; Placer County Air Pollution Control District; Open Burning Rules
Document Number: 2021-16009
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-07-28
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is taking final action to approve revisions to the Placer County Air Pollution Control District (PCAPCD) portion of the California State Implementation Plan (SIP). These revisions concern emissions of oxides of nitrogen (NOX) and particulate matter (PM) from open burning. We are approving local rules that regulate these emission sources under the Clean Air Act (CAA or the Act).
Air Plan Approval; California; Mojave Desert Air Quality Management District
Document Number: 2021-16006
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-07-28
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is taking final action to approve a revision to the Mojave Desert Air Quality Management District (MDAQMD or ``District'') portion of the State Implementation Plan (SIP). This revision concerns emissions of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) from wood products coating operations. We are approving a local rule that regulates these emission sources under the Clean Air Act (CAA or the Act).
Air Plan Approval; Iowa; Polk County; State Implementation Plan
Document Number: 2021-15733
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2021-07-28
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to approve revisions to the Iowa State Implementation Plan (SIP) to include recent changes to the Polk County Board of Health Rules and Regulations in addition to revisions from past submittals. The proposed revisions update definitions and references to the effective dates of Federal rules approved into the State's SIP, prohibit burning of demolished buildings, update references to methods and procedures for performance test/stack test and continuous monitoring systems, and revise permitting exemptions. These proposed revisions will not adversely impact air quality and will ensure consistency between the State and Federally approved rulemakings.
Air Plan Approval; Approval of Missouri Air Quality Implementation Plans; Revisions to St. Louis 1997 PM2.5
Document Number: 2021-15730
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2021-07-28
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to approve a State Implementation Plan (SIP) revision submitted by the State of Missouri on November 12, 2019, revising the maintenance plan demonstrating continued maintenance of the 1997 PM2.5 National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS) in the St. Louis area. This revision states that the St. Louis area no longer needs to rely on the vehicle Inspection and Maintenance (I/M) program and the use of Reformulated Gasoline (RFG) for continued maintenance throughout the maintenance period for the 1997 PM2.5 NAAQS. EPA is proposing to determine that this revision meets the requirements of the Clean Air Act.
National Oil and Hazardous Substances Pollution Contingency Plan; Monitoring Requirements for Use of Dispersants and Other Chemicals
Document Number: 2021-15122
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-07-27
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA or the Agency) is amending the requirements in Subpart J of the National Oil and Hazardous Substances Pollution Contingency Plan (NCP) that govern the use of dispersants, other chemicals and other spill mitigating substances when responding to oil discharges into waters of the United States. Specifically, this action establishes monitoring requirements for dispersant use in response to major oil discharges and/or certain dispersant use situations in the navigable waters of the United States and adjoining shorelines, the waters of the contiguous zone, and the high seas beyond the contiguous zone in connection with activities under the Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act, activities under the Deepwater Port Act of 1974, or activities that may affect natural resources belonging to, appertaining to, or under the exclusive management authority of the United States, including resources under the Magnuson Fishery Conservation and Management Act of 1976 (``navigable waters of the United States and adjoining shorelines''). These new monitoring requirements are anticipated to better target dispersant use, thus reducing the risks to the environment. Further, the amendments are intended to ensure that On-Scene Coordinators (OSCs) and Regional Response Teams (RRTs) have relevant information to support response decision-making regarding dispersant use.
Clean Air Act Operating Permit Program: Petition To Object to Operating Permits for the Drews and Century Power Generating Facilities in Southern California
Document Number: 2021-15842
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-07-26
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator signed an Order, dated May 10, 2021, denying a petition to object to Clean Air Act (CAA) title V operating permits issued to two facilities by the South Coast Air Quality Management District (SCAQMD). The EPA's May 10, 2021 Order responds to a November 24, 2020 petition submitted by the Sierra Club and the Center for Community Action and Environmental Justice (the ``Petitioners''). The Petitioners requested that the EPA object to the issuance of two title V renewal operating permits issued to Colton Power, LP's Drews Power Generating Station and Century Power Generating Station, located in San Bernardino County, California. The Order constitutes final action on the petition requesting the Administrator object to the issuance of the proposed CAA title V permits.
Proposed Information Collection Request; Comment Request; Landfill Methane Outreach Program (Renewal)
Document Number: 2021-15803
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-07-26
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is planning to submit an information collection request (ICR), ``Landfill Methane Outreach Program'' (EPA ICR No. 1849.10, OMB Control No. 2060-0446) 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 April 30, 2022. 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; Missouri; Open Burning; Withdrawal
Document Number: 2021-15736
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2021-07-26
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is withdrawing its proposed rule to approve Missouri's revisions to the state's open burning rule, as published in the Federal Register on January 13, 2020. By a letter to the EPA dated May 26, 2021, Missouri withdrew its request for approval of revisions to this rule in the state implementation plan (SIP).
Air Plan Approval; Missouri; Removal of Control of Emissions From the Application of Deadeners and Adhesives
Document Number: 2021-15724
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-07-26
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is taking final action to approve a revision to the Missouri State Implementation Plan (SIP) submitted by the State of Missouri on January 15, 2019, and supplemented by letter on July 11, 2019. Missouri requests that the EPA remove a rule related to control of emissions from the application of deadeners and adhesives in the St. Louis, Missouri area from its SIP. This rescission does not have an adverse effect on air quality and meets the requirements of the Clean Air Act (CAA). The EPA's approval of this rule revision is in accordance with the requirements of the CAA.
Environmental Impact Statements; Notice of Availability
Document Number: 2021-15678
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-07-23
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Finding of Failure To Submit a State Implementation Plan To Meet the 1987 24-Hour PM10
Document Number: 2021-15667
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-07-23
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is making a finding that Arizona has not submitted a required revision to the Arizona State Implementation Plan (SIP) for the West Pinal County nonattainment area addressing Clean Air Act (CAA) requirements for a Moderate area attainment plan, related rules, and other analyses needed to attain the 1987 24-hour particulate matter (PM10) National Ambient Air Quality Standard (NAAQS) by December 31, 2018. Under the CAA, Arizona was required to submit a moderate area PM10 attainment plan for West Pinal County no later than January 2, 2014, and the State did so on December 21, 2015. On May 17, 2021, Arizona withdrew its Moderate area attainment plan submission. This finding establishes a deadline for EPA to promulgate a Federal Implementation Plan (FIP) to address these CAA requirements 24 months from the effective date of this finding. The CAA also provides for the imposition of sanctions if Arizona does not submit the required attainment plan within timeframes specified by the CAA.
Information Collection Request Submitted to OMB for Review and Approval; Comment Request; NSPS for Bulk Gasoline Terminals (Renewal)
Document Number: 2021-15661
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-07-23
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has submitted an information collection request (ICR), NSPS for Bulk Gasoline Terminals (EPA ICR Number 0664.13, OMB Control Number 2060-0006), 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 September 30, 2021. Public comments were previously requested, via the Federal Register, on May 12, 2020 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; Drug Testing for Contractor Employees (Renewal)
Document Number: 2021-15640
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-07-23
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has submitted an information collection request (ICR), Drug Testing for Contractor Employees (EPA ICR No. 2183.08, OMB Control No. 2030-0044) 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 September 30, 2021. Public comments were previously requested via the Federal Register on March 8, 2021 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.
Information Collection Request Submitted to OMB for Review and Approval; Comment Request; Background Checks for Contractor Employees (Renewal)
Document Number: 2021-15639
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-07-23
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has submitted an information collection request (ICR), Background Checks for Contractor Employees (EPA ICR Number 2159.08, OMB Control Number 2030-0043) 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 September 30, 2021. Public comments were previously requested via the Federal Register on January 21, 2021 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.
Air Plan Approval; Tennessee; Knoxville Area Limited Maintenance Plan for the 1997 8-Hour Ozone NAAQS
Document Number: 2021-15535
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-07-23
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is taking final action to approve a state implementation plan (SIP) revision submitted by the State of Tennessee, through the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation (TDEC), Air Pollution Control Division, via a letter dated January 23, 2020. The SIP revision includes the 1997 8-hour ozone national ambient air quality standards (NAAQS) Limited Maintenance Plan (LMP) for the Knoxville, Tennessee Area (hereinafter referred to as the ``Knoxville Area'' or ``Area''). The Knoxville Area, as defined in this action, is comprised of Jefferson, Loudon, and Sevier Counties in their entireties, the portion of Cocke County that falls within the boundary of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, and a portion of Anderson County that excludes the area surrounding Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) Bull Run Fossil Plant. EPA is approving the Knoxville Area LMP because it provides for the maintenance of the 1997 8-hour ozone NAAQS within the Knoxville Area through the end of the second 10-year portion of the maintenance period. The effect of this action is to make certain commitments related to maintenance of the 1997 8-hour ozone NAAQS in the Knoxville Area federally enforceable as part of the Tennessee SIP.
Partial Approval and Partial Disapproval of Air Quality Implementation Plans; California; San Joaquin Valley Serious Area and Section 189(d) Plan for Attainment of the 1997 Annual PM2.5
Document Number: 2021-15551
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2021-07-22
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to approve in part and disapprove in part portions of a state implementation plan (SIP) revision submitted by the State of California to meet Clean Air Act (CAA or ``Act'') requirements for the 1997 annual fine particulate matter (PM2.5) national ambient air quality standards (NAAQS or ``standards'') in the San Joaquin Valley PM2.5 nonattainment area. Specifically, the EPA is proposing to approve the 2013 base year emissions inventories in the submitted SIP revisions. Because the area did not attain by the State's projected attainment date of December 31, 2020, the EPA is proposing to disapprove the attainment demonstration and related elements, including the comprehensive precursor demonstration, five percent annual emission reductions demonstration, best available control measures (BACM) demonstration, reasonable further progress (RFP) demonstration, quantitative milestone demonstration, and contingency measures. The EPA is also proposing to disapprove the motor vehicle emission budgets in the plan as not meeting the requirements of the CAA and EPA regulations.
Ocean Dumping; Modification of an Ocean Dredged Material Disposal Site Offshore Port Everglades, Florida
Document Number: 2021-15529
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-07-22
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is expanding the size of the EPA designated ocean dredged material disposal site (ODMDS) offshore of Port Everglades, Florida (referred to hereafter as the existing Port Everglades ODMDS), pursuant to the Marine Protection, Research and Sanctuaries Act (MPRSA). The primary purpose for the site modification is to enlarge the site to provide for the long-term disposal capacity to dump suitable material dredged from the Port Everglades Harbor in ocean waters. The modified site will be subject to monitoring and management to ensure continued protection of the marine environment.
Air Plan Approval; California; Yolo-Solano Air Quality Management District; Graphic Arts and Printing Operations
Document Number: 2021-15476
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-07-22
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is taking final action to approve a revision to the Yolo-Solano Air Quality Management District (YSAQMD) portion of the California State Implementation Plan (SIP). This revision concerns emissions of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) from graphic arts printing operations. We are approving a local rule that regulates these emission sources under the Clean Air Act (CAA or the Act).
Public Water System Supervision Program Revision for the State of Texas
Document Number: 2021-15470
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-07-22
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Notice is hereby given that the State of Texas is revising its approved Public Water System Supervision (PWSS) program. Texas has adopted the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) drinking water rule for Variance and Exemptions (V&E). EPA has determined that the proposed V&E Rule submitted by Texas is no less stringent than the corresponding federal regulations. Therefore, EPA intends to approve this PWSS program revision package.
Air Plan Approval; Oklahoma; Interstate Visibility Transport
Document Number: 2021-15467
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2021-07-22
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Pursuant to the Federal Clean Air Act (CAA or the Act), the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to approve elements of a State Implementation Plan (SIP) submission from the State of Oklahoma for the 2015 Ozone National Ambient Air Quality Standard (NAAQS), and proposing to disapprove elements of two SIP submissions for the 2010 sulfur dioxide (SO2) and the 2012 fine particulate matter (PM2.5) NAAQS. These infrastructure SIP (i-SIP) submissions address how the existing SIP provides for implementation, maintenance, and enforcement of these NAAQS. The i-SIP requirements are to ensure that the Oklahoma SIP is adequate to meet the state's responsibilities under the CAA for these NAAQS. Specifically, this proposed rule addresses the interstate visibility transport requirements of the i-SIP for the 2010 SO2, 2012 PM2.5, and 2015 Ozone NAAQS under CAA section 110(a)(2)(D)(i)(II). We are also proposing to find that the deficiencies in the Oklahoma SIP that form the basis of our proposed disapproval of the interstate visibility transport portions of the Oklahoma i-SIP submissions for the 2010 SO2 and 2012 PM2.5 NAAQS are remedied by the existing Federal Implementation Plan (FIP) in place for the Oklahoma Regional Haze program, and that no further federal action is required to address the proposed disapproval.
Air Plan Approval; Wisconsin; Attainment Plan for the Rhinelander SO2
Document Number: 2021-15464
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2021-07-22
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to approve the State Implementation Plan (SIP) revision submitted by Wisconsin on March 29, 2021, which amends a SIP submission previously submitted to EPA on January 22, 2016 and supplemented on July 18, 2016, and November 29, 2016, for attaining the 1-hour sulfur dioxide (SO2) primary national ambient air quality standard (NAAQS) for the Rhinelander SO2 nonattainment area. This plan (herein referred to as Wisconsin's Rhinelander SO2 plan or plan) includes Wisconsin's attainment demonstration and other elements required under the Clean Air Act (CAA). 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), and contingency measures. This action supplements a prior action which found that Wisconsin had satisfied emission inventory and new source review (NSR) requirements for this area, but had not met requirements for the elements proposed to be approved here. EPA is proposing to conclude that Wisconsin has appropriately demonstrated that the plan provisions provide for attainment of the 2010 1-hour primary SO2 NAAQS in the Rhinelander SO2 nonattainment area and that the plan meets the other applicable requirements under the CAA.
Air Plan Approval; Oklahoma; Volatile Organic Compound Emissions in Nonattainment Areas and Former Nonattainment Areas
Document Number: 2021-15396
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2021-07-22
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Pursuant to the Federal Clean Air Act (CAA or the Act), the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to approve revisions to the State Implementation Plan (SIP) for Oklahoma submitted by the State of Oklahoma designee with a letter dated May 7, 2020. The submittal covers updates to the Oklahoma SIP, as contained in the state's 2019 annual SIP update. Specifically, this action addresses revisions to Oklahoma Administrative Code (OAC), Emission of Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) in Nonattainment Areas and Former Nonattainment Areas. There are two Oklahoma counties affected by this action: Tulsa County and Oklahoma County.
Certain New Chemicals; Receipt and Status Information for June 2021
Document Number: 2021-15523
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-07-21
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, 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 06/01/2021 to 06/30/2021.
Information Collection Request Submitted to OMB for Review and Approval; Comment Request; NESHAP for Ferroalloys Production Area Sources (Renewal)
Document Number: 2021-15468
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-07-21
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has submitted an information collection request (ICR), NESHAP for Ferroalloys Production Area Sources (EPA ICR Number 2303.06, OMB Control Number 2060-0625), 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 September 30, 2021. Public comments were previously requested, via the Federal Register, on May 12, 2020 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.
Air Plan Approval; Louisiana; Regional Haze Five-Year Progress Report State Implementation Plan
Document Number: 2021-15395
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2021-07-21
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Pursuant to the Federal Clean Air Act (CAA or the Act), the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to approve a revision to a State Implementation Plan (SIP) submitted by the Secretary of the Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality (LDEQ) on March 25, 2021. The SIP submittal addresses requirements of federal regulations that direct the State to submit a periodic report that assesses progress toward regional haze reasonable progress goals (RPGs) and includes a determination of adequacy of the existing implementation plan.
Product Cancellation Order for Certain Pesticide Registrations
Document Number: 2021-15394
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-07-20
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This submission announces EPA's order for the cancellations, voluntarily requested by the registrants and accepted by the Agency, of the products listed in Table 1 & Table 1A of Unit II, pursuant to the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA). This cancellation order follows a May 11, 2021 Federal Register Notice of Receipt of Requests from the registrants listed in Table 2 of Unit II to voluntarily cancel these product registrations. In the May 11, 2021 notice, EPA indicated that it would issue an order implementing the cancellations, 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 Agency received a notice from a registrant to withdraw a certain cancellation request. Accordingly, EPA hereby issues in this submission, a cancellation order granting the requested cancellations. 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.
Notice of Final Approval for an Alternative Means of Emission Limitation
Document Number: 2021-15321
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-07-19
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This action announces the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) approval of the request by Rohm and Haas Chemicals LLC, a subsidiary of The Rohm and Haas Chemical Company (Rohm and Haas), under the Clean Air Act (CAA) for an alternative means of emission limitation (AMEL) for the Standards of Performance for Volatile Organic Liquid Storage Vessels. The AMEL applies to a proposed new vinyl acetate bulk storage tank to be used at its chemical plant in Kankakee, Illinois. The EPA received no adverse comments on the request. This approval document specifies the operating conditions and monitoring, recordkeeping, and reporting requirements that this facility must follow to demonstrate compliance with the approved AMEL.
Proposed Consent Decree, Clean Air Act Citizen Suit
Document Number: 2021-15240
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-07-19
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
In accordance with the Clean Air Act, as amended (``CAA'' or the ``Act''), the United States Environmental Protection Agency (``EPA'') gives notice of a proposed consent decree in Environmental Integrity Project v. Regan, No. 1:21-cv-00009 (D.D.C.). In this litigation, Environmental Integrity Project (``EIP'') alleged that the Administrator of EPA failed to perform certain non-discretionary duties to timely respond to petitions asking EPA to object to eight operating permits issued by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (``TCEQ''). The proposed consent decree would establish deadlines for EPA to take action in response to these petitions. The proposed consent decree does not require EPA to take any specific, particular action in response to the petitions.