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Air Plan Approval; Maine and New Hampshire; 2015 Ozone NAAQS Interstate Transport Requirements
Document Number: 2021-12079
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2021-06-10
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Clean Air Act (CAA) requires each State Implementation Plan (SIP) to contain adequate provisions prohibiting emissions that will have certain adverse air quality effects in other states. The States of Maine and New Hampshire each made submissions to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to address these requirements for the 2015 ozone National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS). EPA is proposing to approve the submissions for each state as meeting the requirement that each SIP contain adequate provisions to prohibit emissions that will significantly contribute to nonattainment or interfere with maintenance of the 2015 ozone NAAQS in any other state.
Air Plan Approval; Maine; Infrastructure State Implementation Plan Requirements for the 2015 Ozone Standard and Negative Declaration for the Oil and Gas Industry for the 2008 and 2015 Ozone Standards; Correction
Document Number: 2021-11958
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-06-10
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is correcting a final rule that was published in the Federal Register on May 13, 2021 which will be effective on June 14, 2021. The final rule approved a State Implementation Plan (SIP) revision submitted by the State of Maine which addresses the infrastructure requirements of the Clean Air Act (CAA or Act) for the 2015 ozone National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS); as well as a SIP revision containing amendments to Maine's 06-096 CMR Chapter 110, ``Ambient Air Quality Standards,'' and SIP revisions submitted by Maine that provide the state's determination, via a negative declaration for the 2008 and 2015 ozone standards, that there are no facilities within its borders subject to EPA's 2016 Control Technique Guideline (CTG) for the oil and gas industry. This correction does not change any final action taken by EPA on May 13, 2021; this action merely provides further clarification on the amendments to the regulatory language contained in the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) and includes a minor change to the CFR to rearrange the location of the entry for Maine's previously approved Chapter 166 regulation.
JCC Environmental Superfund Site Picayune, Mississippi; Notice of Extended Comment Period
Document Number: 2021-12054
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-06-09
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The United States Environmental Protection Agency published a notice of settlement on April 9, 2021, FRL 10020-84-Region 4, concerning the JCC Environmental Superfund Site located in Picayune, Mississippi. The settlement addresses recovery of CERCLA costs for a cleanup action performed by the EPA at the Site. The settling parties listed with the settlement on the Agency's website was incomplete. The complete listing of parties is now available via the below web address. The agency will be extending the comment period 30 days after the date of this publication.
Air Plan Approval; Pennsylvania; 1997 8-Hour Ozone National Ambient Air Quality Standards Second Maintenance Plan for the Tioga County Area
Document Number: 2021-11925
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-06-09
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is approving a state implementation plan (SIP) revision submitted by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. The 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 Tioga County, Pennsylvania area (Tioga County Area). EPA is approving these revisions to the Pennsylvania SIP in accordance with the requirements of the Clean Air Act (CAA).
Air Plan Approval; Virginia; Revised RACT Permit for Roanoke Electric Steel/Steel Dynamics, Inc.
Document Number: 2021-11923
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-06-09
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is approving a state implementation plan (SIP) revision submitted by the Commonwealth of Virginia. The revision consists of amendments to a federally enforceable state operating permit (FESOP) which was previously incorporated into the Virginia SIP in order to implement reasonably available control technology (RACT) for nitrogen oxide (NOX) emissions from Steel Dynamics, Inc. (hereafter ``SDI,'' formerly Roanoke Electric Steel). This action is being taken under the Clean Air Act (CAA).
Cryolite and Propazine; Product Cancellation Order for Certain Pesticide Registrations
Document Number: 2021-11919
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-06-08
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This notice announces EPA's order for the cancellations, voluntarily requested by the registrants and accepted by the Agency, of the products listed in Table 1 of Unit II., pursuant to the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA). This cancellation order follows a March 10, 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 March 10, 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 registrants did not withdraw their requests. Accordingly, EPA hereby issues in this notice a cancellation order granting the requested cancellations. This cancellation order terminates the last cryolite and propazine products registered in the United States. 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.
Approval and Promulgation of Implementation Plans; North Dakota; Revisions to Air Pollution Control Rules; Regional Haze
Document Number: 2021-11888
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-06-08
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is finalizing approval on a revision to the North Dakota State Implementation Plan (SIP) submitted by the State of North Dakota on November 11, 2016 and supplemented on March 15, 2021, that addresses amendments to the regional haze provisions of the North Dakota Administrative Code (NDAC). These revisions were submitted to remove certain regional haze requirements related to Best Available Retrofit Technology (BART) in the first planning period. EPA is also finalizing approval on a revision to the North Dakota SIP submitted on August 3, 2020, that addresses additional amendments to the regional haze provisions of the NDAC. The 2020 SIP revision was submitted to update the incorporation by reference date for regional haze definitions, add emission reduction requirements to make reasonable progress during the second and subsequent regional haze planning periods, and revise the regional haze monitoring, recordkeeping, and reporting requirements to be applicable under the second and subsequent planning period. EPA is taking this action pursuant to section 110 and Part C of the Clean Air Act (CAA).
Air Plan Approval; California; San Diego County Air Pollution Control District
Document Number: 2021-11891
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2021-06-07
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to approve a revision to the San Diego County Air Pollution Control District (SDCAPCD or District) portion of the California State Implementation Plan (SIP). This revision concerns emissions of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) from gasoline transfers into underground stationary storage tanks at gasoline dispensing facilities. We are proposing to approve a local rule to regulate these emission sources under the Clean Air Act (CAA or the Act). We are taking comments on this proposal and plan to follow with a final action.
Cellulose, Ethyl Ether; Exemption From the Requirement of a Tolerance
Document Number: 2021-11840
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-06-07
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This regulation establishes an exemption from the requirement of a tolerance for residues of cellulose, ethyl ether; number average molecular weight 13,000 Daltons when used as an inert ingredient in a pesticide chemical formulation. Exponent, Inc. on behalf of Nutrition & Biosciences USA 1, LLC, formerly DDP Specialty Electronic Materials US, Inc. submitted a petition to EPA under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA), requesting an exemption from the requirement of a tolerance. This regulation eliminates the need to establish a maximum permissible level for residues of cellulose, ethyl ether on food or feed commodities.
Air Plan Approval; Indiana; Two Revised Sulfur Dioxide Rules for Lake County
Document Number: 2021-11769
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-06-07
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is approving revisions to the Indiana sulfur dioxide (SO2) State Implementation Plan (SIP). The State of Indiana has requested these SIP revisions to satisfy the requirements of a Federal consent decree. These revisions 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 also require Cokenergy to operate and maintain a permanent SO2 flow rate monitor and improve the percent control capture efficiency of the facility. In addition, the rulemaking includes technical corrections and clarifications that do not have a substantive effect of the application of the rules.
Modification of Significant New Uses of Certain Chemical Substances (20-2.M)
Document Number: 2021-11768
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-06-07
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is amending significant new use rules (SNURs) issued under the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) for certain chemical substances identified herein, which were the subject of premanufacture notices (PMNs) and significant new use notices (SNUNs). This action would amend the SNURs to allow certain new uses reported in the SNUNs without additional notification requirements and modify the significant new use notification requirements based on the actions and determinations for the SNUN submissions. EPA is issuing these amendments based on review of new and existing data for the chemical substances.
Significant New Use Rules on Certain Chemical Substances (20-7.B)
Document Number: 2021-11766
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-06-07
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is issuing significant new use rules (SNURs) under the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) for chemical substances which were the subject of premanufacture notices (PMNs). This action requires persons to notify EPA at least 90 days before commencing manufacture (defined by statute to include import) or processing of any of these chemical substances for an activity that is designated as a significant new use by this rule. This action further requires that persons not commence manufacture or processing for the significant new use until they have submitted a Significant New Use Notice (SNUN), EPA has conducted a review of the notice, made an appropriate determination on the notice, and has taken any risk management actions as are required as a result of that determination.
Significant New Use Rules on Certain Chemical Substances (20-6.B)
Document Number: 2021-11765
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-06-07
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is issuing significant new use rules (SNURs) under the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) for chemical substances which were the subject of premanufacture notices (PMNs). This action requires persons to notify EPA at least 90 days before commencing manufacture (defined by statute to include import) or processing of any of these chemical substances for an activity that is designated as a significant new use by this rule. This action further requires that persons not commence manufacture or processing for the significant new use until they have submitted a Significant New Use Notice (SNUN), EPA has conducted a review of the notice, made an appropriate determination on the notice, and has taken any risk management actions as are required as a result of that determination.
Significant New Use Rules on Certain Chemical Substances (20-5.B)
Document Number: 2021-11763
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-06-07
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is issuing significant new use rules (SNURs) under the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) for chemical substances which were the subject of premanufacture notices (PMNs). This action requires persons to notify EPA at least 90 days before commencing manufacture (defined by statute to include import) or processing of any of these chemical substances for an activity that is designated as a significant new use by this rule. This action further requires that persons not commence manufacture or processing for the significant new use until they have submitted a Significant New Use Notice (SNUN), EPA has conducted a review of the notice, made an appropriate determination on the notice, and has taken any risk management actions as are required as a result of that determination.
Severe Area Submission Requirements for the 2008 Ozone NAAQS; California; Eastern Kern Nonattainment Area
Document Number: 2021-11706
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2021-06-07
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
In the Rules and Regulations section of this Federal Register, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is granting a request by the California Air Resources Board (CARB or ``State'') to voluntarily reclassify the Eastern Kern nonattainment area (``Eastern Kern'') from ``Serious'' to ``Severe'' for the 2008 8-hour ozone National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS) under section 181(b)(3) of the Clean Air Act (CAA). In this action, the EPA is proposing a schedule for the State to submit revisions to the state implementation plan (SIP) addressing Severe area requirements and to submit revisions to the title V operating permit rules for this area. Under the EPA's proposed schedule, California would be required to submit SIP revisions addressing Severe area requirements for Eastern Kern, including revisions to New Source Review (NSR) rules, no later than 18 months from the effective date of the EPA's final rule reclassifying Eastern Kern to Severe. Submittal of any corresponding revisions to the title V rules that apply in Eastern Kern would be due within six months of the effective date of the reclassification. Lastly, the EPA is proposing a deadline for implementation of new Reasonably Available Control Technology (RACT) rules as expeditiously as practicable but no later than 18 months from the date when the Severe area RACT SIP will be due.
Designation of Areas for Air Quality Planning Purposes; California; Eastern Kern Ozone Nonattainment Area; Reclassification to Severe
Document Number: 2021-11704
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-06-07
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Under the Clean Air Act (CAA), the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is granting a request by the California Air Resources Board (CARB) to reclassify the Eastern Kern, California (``Eastern Kern'') ozone nonattainment area from ``Serious'' to ``Severe'' for the 2008 ozone national ambient air quality standard (NAAQS).
Hazardous Waste Management System; Proposed Exclusion for Identifying and Listing Hazardous Waste
Document Number: 2021-11341
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2021-06-07
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) (also, ``the Agency'' or ``we'' in this preamble) is proposing technical amendments to an existing exclusion from the list of federal hazardous waste (delisting) issued to the United States Department of Energy (Energy) under the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act. These modifications address changes to the 200-Area Effluent Treatment System associated with the delisting necessary to accept liquid effluents expected to be generated from vitrification of certain low-activity mixed wastes at the Hanford Federal Facility, or Hanford Site, in Richland, Washington.
Privacy Act of 1974; System of Records
Document Number: 2021-11757
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-06-04
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA or Agency), Office of Mission Support (OMS) is giving notice that it proposes to modify a system of records pursuant to the provisions of the Privacy Act of 1974. The Integrated Grants Management System (IGMS) is being modified to update and modernize the grants management suite. These updates include amending the name to Integrated Grants Management System (IGMS)/Next Generation Grants System (NGGS) and informing the public that the grants management module originally in IGMS Lotus Notes is now in NGGS, which is a modern platform employing Java/Oracle technologies. IGMS and NGGS are computer systems that the Agency uses to process grant applications and issue grants to recipients. The Agency will also use IGMS (without NGGS) to process interagency agreements, which are assistance agreements between Federal agencies. This System of Records Notice (SORN) modification updates all SORN sections.
Privacy Act of 1974; System of Records
Document Number: 2021-11756
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-06-04
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's Office of Mission Support is giving notice that it proposes to modify a system of records pursuant to the provisions of the Privacy Act of 1974. The Office of Mission Support is modernizing the Debarment and Suspension Files system of records by implementing an electronic case management system: Case Application for Debarment and Suspension. Case Application for Debarment and Suspension is an electronic records management system that supports the Environmental Protection Agency in assembling information in order to conduct and document discretionary suspension and debarment proceedings under the Federal Acquisition Regulation or the Non procurement Common Rule (2 CFR part 180), as well as to carry out the Environmental Protection Agency's obligations to process statutory exclusions under Clean Air Act section 306 and Clean Water Act section 508. The Office of Mission Support is accordingly modifying its system of records notice EPA-33 in several respects. All other exemptions and provisions included in the previously published system of records notice for Debarment and Suspension Files will transfer to the modified system of records notice for Case Application for Debarment and Suspension.
Revised Cross-State Air Pollution Rule Update for the 2008 Ozone NAAQS; Correction
Document Number: 2021-11740
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-06-04
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is correcting certain statements in the preamble of the Revised Cross-State Air Pollution Rule (CSAPR) Update for the 2008 Ozone NAAQS, which was published as a final rule in the Federal Register on April 30, 2021. The preamble describes a provision of the final regulatory text incorrectly by indicating that the provision applies if a satisfactory demonstration is made, when in fact no demonstration is required. This document corrects the preamble to accurately describe the regulatory text provision.
Environmental Impact Statements; Notice of Availability
Document Number: 2021-11736
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-06-04
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Air Plan Approval; Florida; Maintenance Plan Update for the Hillsborough County Lead Area
Document Number: 2021-11541
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-06-04
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is finalizing approval of a State Implementation Plan (SIP) revision submitted by the State of Florida, through the Florida Department of Environmental Protection (FDEP), on January 23, 2020. The SIP revision updates the attainment emissions inventory and the maintenance demonstration, including the projected future emissions inventories, in the maintenance plan for the Hillsborough County lead maintenance area (hereinafter referred to as the ``Hillsborough Area'' or ``Area'') for the 2008 lead national ambient air quality standards (NAAQS). The SIP revision also incorporates recent changes to the air construction permit for the EnviroFocus Technologies, LLC (EnviroFocus) facility in the Area that are related to an increase in the refined lead production limit. EPA believes that this SIP revision meets all relevant Clean Air Act (CAA or Act) statutory and regulatory requirements, is consistent with EPA's guidance, and is in accordance with EPA's September 11, 2018, redesignation of the Hillsborough Area from nonattainment to maintenance.
Proposed Consent Decree, Clean Air Act Citizen Suit
Document Number: 2021-11692
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-06-03
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
In accordance with section the Clean Air Act, as amended (``CAA'' or the ``Act''), notice is given of a proposed consent decree in Association of Irritated Residents v. EPA, No. 4:21-cv-426-JST (N.D. CA.). On January 17, 2021, Plaintiff filed a complaint in the United States District Court for the Northern District of California, Oakland Division, alleging that the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) failed to perform several mandatory duties under the CAA. On May 10, 2019, the State of California submitted a SIP revision to EPA with two components titled ``2018 Plan for the 1997, 2006, and 2012 PM2.5 Standards'' and ``San Joaquin Valley Supplement to the 2016 State Strategy for the State Implementation Plan'' (together, the ``SJV PM2.5 Plan'') to address CAA requirements for attainment of the PM2.5 NAAQS in the SJV Area. The SJV PM2.5 Plan includes measures intended to control emissions of fine particulate matter and its precursors within the San Joaquin Valley for purposes of attaining the 1997 annual and 24-hour PM2.5 NAAQS, 2006 24-hour PM2.5 NAAQS and 2012 annual PM2.5 NAAQS. The proposed consent decree would establish deadlines for EPA to take final actions on the portions of the SJV PM2.5 Plan that address requirements for the various PM2.5 NAAQS by specific dates.
Delegation of Authority to the Commonwealth of Virginia To Implement and Enforce Additional or Revised National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants and New Source Performance Standards
Document Number: 2021-11652
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-06-03
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
On May 17, 2021, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) sent the Commonwealth of Virginia (Virginia) a letter acknowledging that Virginia's delegation of authority to implement and enforce the National Emissions Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants (NESHAPs) and New Source Performance Standards (NSPS) had been updated, as provided for under previously approved delegation mechanisms. To inform regulated facilities and the public, EPA is making available a copy of EPA's letter to Virginia through this notice.
Difenoconazole; Pesticide Tolerances
Document Number: 2021-11636
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-06-03
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This regulation establishes tolerances for residues of difenoconazole in or on olive; olive, with pit; pepper, black; and persimmon, Japanese. Syngenta Crop Protection, LLC. and the American Spice Trade Association, Inc. requested these tolerances under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA).
Implementing Statutory Addition of Certain Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances (PFAS) to the Toxics Release Inventory Beginning With Reporting Year 2021
Document Number: 2021-11586
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-06-03
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is adding three per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) to the list of chemicals subject to toxic chemical release reporting under the Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act (EPCRA) and the Pollution Prevention Act (PPA). This action implements the statutory mandate in the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2020 (FY2020 NDAA) enacted on December 20, 2019. As this action is being taken to conform the regulations to a Congressional legislative mandate, notice and comment rulemaking is unnecessary.
Proposed Information Collection Request; Comment Request; Certification and Compliance Requirements for Nonroad Spark-Ignition Engines (Renewal), ICR 1695.14, OMB 2060-0338
Document Number: 2021-11582
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-06-02
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is planning to submit an information collection request (ICR), ``Certification and Compliance Requirements for Nonroad Spark-Ignition Engines (Renewal)'', ICR 1695.14, OMB 2060-0338 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 request as described below. This notice is a proposed extension of the Nonroad Spark-Ignition Engines ICR, which is currently approved through January 31, 2022. This ICR will incorporate Emissions Defect Information Report (EDIR) and Voluntary Emissions Recall Report (VERR) obligations within this ICR. The EDIR and VERR have been segregated from 2060-0048 for nonroad spark-ignition engines and vehicles and incorporated into our computations for reporting and notice purposes in this ICR. 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.
Designation of Areas for Air Quality Planning Purposes; California; San Diego County Ozone Nonattainment Area; Reclassification to Severe
Document Number: 2021-11524
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-06-02
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Under the Clean Air Act (CAA or ``Act''), the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is taking final action to approve a request from the State of California to reclassify the San Diego County ozone nonattainment area from ``Serious'' to ``Severe'' for the 2008 ozone National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS) and from ``Moderate'' to ``Severe'' for the 2015 ozone NAAQS. The EPA is also finalizing our action to reclassify in the same manner as state land, reservation areas of Indian country and any other area of Indian country within it where the EPA or a tribe has demonstrated that the tribe has jurisdiction located within the boundaries of the San Diego County ozone nonattainment area. The new applicable attainment dates for the San Diego County ozone nonattainment area are as expeditious as practicable but no later than July 20, 2027, for the 2008 ozone NAAQS, and August 3, 2033, for the 2015 ozone NAAQS. With respect to Severe state implementation plan (SIP) element submittal dates that have passed, the EPA is approving a deadline of no later than 12 months from the effective date of this rule for submittal of revisions to the San Diego County portion of the California SIP to meet additional requirements for Severe ozone nonattainment areas to the extent that such revisions have not already been submitted.
Notice of Intention To Reconsider and Revise the Clean Water Act Section 401 Certification Rule
Document Number: 2021-11513
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2021-06-02
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
In accordance with Protecting Public Health and the Environment and Restoring Science to Tackle the Climate Crisis (Executive Order 13990), the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announces its intention to reconsider and revise the Clean Water Act Section 401 Certification Rule. In addition, EPA will initiate a series of stakeholder outreach sessions and invite written feedback on how to revise the requirements for water quality certifications under the Clean Water Act. EPA intends to revise the Clean Water Act Section 401 Certification Rule in a manner that is well informed by stakeholder input on the rule's substantive and procedural components; is better aligned with the cooperative federalism principles that have been central to the effective implementation of the Clean Water Act; and is responsive to the national objectives outlined in President Biden's Executive Order 13990.
Air Plan Approval; Maine; Removal of Reliance on Reformulated Gasoline in the Southern Counties of Maine
Document Number: 2021-11320
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-06-02
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is approving a State Implementation Plan (SIP) revision submitted by the State of Maine. This revision incorporates Maine's statute repealing the State's requirement for the sale of federal reformulated gasoline (RFG) in York, Cumberland, Sagadahoc, Androscoggin, Kennebec, Knox and Lincoln Counties (hereinafter referred to as the ``southern Maine counties'') into the Maine SIP. The intended effect of this action is to approve the SIP revision and approve, but not incorporate into the SIP, the corresponding noninterference demonstration. At this time, EPA is not removing the requirement for the sale of federal RFG in the applicable southern Maine counties as that is the subject of a separate petition to the EPA Administrator submitted on August 20, 2020. The Administrator intends to act on that petition in the near future. This action is being taken in accordance with the Clean Air Act.
Strengthening Transparency in Pivotal Science Underlying Significant Regulatory Actions and Influential Scientific Information; Implementation of Vacatur
Document Number: 2021-11317
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-06-02
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is removing the regulatory provisions associated with the final rule Strengthening Transparency in Pivotal Science Underlying Significant Regulatory Actions and Influential Scientific Information. This action effectuates the vacatur of the final rule ordered by the United States District Court for the District of Montana. It is also responsive to the Executive order entitled ``Protecting Public Health and the Environment and Restoring Science to Tackle the Climate Crisis,'' signed on January 20, 2021.
Air Plan Approval; Missouri; Construction Permits By Rule
Document Number: 2021-11244
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-06-02
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is approving selected revisions to a Missouri State rule in the State Implementation Plan (SIP) that establishes a process and standardized conditions under which certain types of sources can construct and operate in lieu of going through the State's formal construction permitting process. The EPA is approving rule revisions that include modifications to the operating conditions for crematories and animal incinerators, adjustments to sulfur limits on Number 2 diesel oil for consistency with Federal limits, removal of ``restrictive'' words, addition of definitions specific to the rule, and other minor edits. At this time, the agency is not acting on revisions that conflict with an EPA regulation related to disposal of pharmaceuticals collected in drug take-back programs. The EPA's approval of the State's other rule revisions is being done in accordance with the requirements of the Clean Air Act (CAA).
Air Plan Limited Approval and Limited Disapproval, California; Mojave Desert Air Quality Management District
Document Number: 2021-11525
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2021-06-01
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing a limited approval and limited disapproval of revisions to the Mojave Desert Air Quality Management District's (MDAQMD or District) portion of the California State Implementation Plan (SIP). This revision concerns oxides of nitrogen (NOX) emissions from stationary internal combustion engines. We are proposing action on a local rule that regulates these emission sources under the Clean Air Act (CAA or the Act). We are taking comments on this proposal and plan to follow with a final action.
Air Plan Approval; Maryland; Baltimore Area Base Year Inventory for the 2015 Ozone National Ambient Air Quality Standards
Document Number: 2021-11441
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2021-06-01
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 consists of the base year inventory for the Baltimore, Maryland marginal nonattainment area (Baltimore Area) for the 2015 ozone national ambient air quality standards (NAAQS). This action is being taken under the Clean Air Act (CAA).
Request for Nominations for Mobile Sources Technical Review Subcommittee (MSTRS)
Document Number: 2021-11440
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-06-01
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) invites nominations from a diverse range of qualified candidates to be considered for appointment to its Mobile Sources Technical Review Subcommittee (MSTRS). Vacancies are anticipated to be filled by November 15, 2021. Sources in addition to this Federal Register Notice may also be utilized in the solicitation of nominees.
Cross-Media Electronic Reporting: Authorized Program Revision Approval, State of North Dakota
Document Number: 2021-11415
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-06-01
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This notice announces the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) approval of the State of North Dakota's request to revise/modify certain of its EPA-authorized programs to allow electronic reporting.
Cross-Media Electronic Reporting: Authorized Program Revision Approval, State of Alabama
Document Number: 2021-11414
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-06-01
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This notice announces the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) approval of the State of Alabama's request to revise/modify certain of its EPA-authorized programs to allow electronic reporting.
Cross-Media Electronic Reporting: Authorized Program Revision Approval, District of Columbia
Document Number: 2021-11413
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-06-01
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This notice announces the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) approval of the District of Columbia's request to revise/modify certain of its EPA-authorized programs to allow electronic reporting.
Air Plan Approval; Pennsylvania; 1997 8-Hour Ozone National Ambient Air Quality Standard Second Maintenance Plan for the Erie Area
Document Number: 2021-11401
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-06-01
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is approving a state implementation plan (SIP) revision submitted by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. The 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, Pennsylvania area (``Erie Area''). EPA is approving these revisions to the Pennsylvania SIP in accordance with the requirements of the Clean Air Act (CAA).
Rescission of Clean Data Determination and Call for Attainment Plan Revision for the Yuma, AZ 1987 PM10
Document Number: 2021-11395
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2021-06-01
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to rescind its previously issued clean data determination for the Yuma, Arizona ``Moderate'' nonattainment area for the 1987 24-hour national ambient air quality standard (NAAQS) for particulate matter with an aerodynamic diameter less than or equal to a nominal 10 micrometers (PM10) because recent complete, quality-assured monitoring data show that the area has subsequently violated this NAAQS. We are also proposing to find that the Arizona State Implementation Plan (SIP) is substantially inadequate to attain or maintain the PM10 standard and to call for Arizona to revise the SIP to address this inadequacy.
California: Authorization of State Hazardous Waste Management Program Revisions; Final Correction
Document Number: 2021-11394
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-06-01
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is finalizing corrections to the authorization of California's hazardous waste program under the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA). The EPA approved revisions to California's federally authorized hazardous waste program (specifically, updates to California's Universal Waste program) by publishing proposed and final rules in the Federal Register on October 18, 2019, and January 14, 2020, respectively. On March 5, 2021, the Agency published and sought public comment on a Proposed Rule to correct information contained in the October 18, 2019, Federal Register proposal and the January 14, 2020 approval. No comments were received on the proposed revisions. This document finalizes those corrections.
Receipt of Pesticide Petitions Filed for Residues of Pesticide Chemicals in or on Various Commodities May 2021
Document Number: 2021-11315
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2021-06-01
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This document announces the Agency's receipt of initial filings of pesticide petitions requesting the establishment or modification of regulations for residues of pesticide chemicals in or on various commodities.
Availability of the IRIS Assessment Plan for Inhalation Exposure to Vanadium and Compounds
Document Number: 2021-11383
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-05-28
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is announcing a 30- day public comment period associated with release of the IRIS Assessment Plan for Inhalation Exposure to Vanadium and Compounds. This document communicates information on the scoping needs identified by EPA program and regional offices and the IRIS Program's initial problem formulation activities. EPA is releasing this IRIS Assessment Plan for a 30-day public comment period in advance of a public science webinar planned for July 2021. EPA will announce the virtual public meeting date and registration details in June 2021 on the EPA IRIS website.
Pesticide Product Registration; Receipt of Applications for New Active Ingredients-May 2021
Document Number: 2021-11380
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-05-28
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.
Dinotefuran; Receipt of Applications for Emergency Exemption, Solicitation of Public Comment
Document Number: 2021-11371
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-05-28
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA has received specific exemption requests from the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture and the Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services to use the pesticide dinotefuran (CAS No. 165252-70-0) to treat up to 25,000 and 29,000 acres, respectively, of pome and stone fruits to control the brown marmorated stinkbug. The applicants propose uses which are supported by the Interregional Research Project Number 4 (IR4) program and have been requested in 5 or more previous years, and petitions for tolerances have not yet been submitted to the Agency. Therefore, as required, EPA is soliciting public comment before making the decision whether or not to grant the exemptions.
Environmental Impact Statements; Notice of Availability
Document Number: 2021-11321
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-05-28
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Accidental Release Prevention Requirements: Risk Management Programs Under the Clean Air Act
Document Number: 2021-11280
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-05-28
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA or Agency) will host virtual public listening sessions on June 16, 2021 and July 8, 2021. The goals of the sessions are to solicit comments and suggestions from stakeholders pertaining to the review of EPA Risk Management Program (RMP) regulation revisions completed since 2017 and to address new priorities, as directed under Executive Order 13990: Protecting Public Health and the Environment and Restoring Science To Tackle the Climate Crisis (E.O. 13990). The Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA) will participate in the listening sessions to foster continued coordination with the EPA and receive comments on the Process Safety Management (PSM) Standard. For more information, go to the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section of this document.
Clean Air Act New Source Review Operating Permit Program; Notice of Transfer of Permits to Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality
Document Number: 2021-11193
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-05-28
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The EPA is granting Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality's (WDEQ) August 21, 2020 request to transfer to the State administrative authority over two existing federal permits that were issued by the EPA on June 26, 1973 under the federal new source review (NSR) permitting program. In addition, the EPA is agreeing with WDEQ's analysis in its August 21, 2020 letter demonstrating that the current Wyoming regulations still meet the requirements of the federal NSR permitting program. This action transfers the 1973 federally issued permits to Wyoming. The EPA is taking this action in accordance with the Clean Air Act (CAA) and the Code of Federal Regulations NSR program requirements. This is a direct final action because the action is deemed noncontroversial.
Clean Air Act New Source Review Operating Permit Program; Notice of Transfer of Permits to Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality
Document Number: 2021-11191
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2021-05-28
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The EPA is proposing to grant Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality's (WDEQ) August 21, 2020 request to transfer to the State administrative authority over two federal permits that were issued by the EPA on June 26, 1973 under the federal new source review (NSR) permitting program. In addition, the EPA is proposing to agree with WDEQ's analysis in its August 21, 2020 letter demonstrating that the current Wyoming regulations still meet the requirements of the federal NSR permitting program. This action is proposing to transfer the 1973 federally issued permits to Wyoming. The EPA is proposing this action in accordance with the Clean Air Act and the Code of Federal Regulations NSR program requirements.