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Proposed Deletion From the National Priorities List
Document Number: 2021-10132
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2021-05-14
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is issuing a Notice of Intent to delete nine sites and partially delete eleven sites from the National Priorities List (NPL) and requests public comments on this proposed action. The NPL, promulgated pursuant to section 105 of the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA) of 1980, as amended, is an appendix of the National Oil and Hazardous Substances Pollution Contingency Plan (NCP). The EPA and the state, through its designated state agency, have determined that all appropriate response actions under CERCLA, other than operations and maintenance of the remedy, monitoring and five-year reviews, where applicable, have been completed. However, this deletion does not preclude future actions under Superfund.
Air Plan Approval; Missouri; Removal of Control of Emissions From the Application of Deadeners and Adhesives
Document Number: 2021-10124
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2021-05-14
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing approval of a State Implementation Plan (SIP) revision 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 proposed approval of this rule revision is in accordance with the requirements of the CAA.
Air Plan Approval; Pennsylvania; Allegheny County Area Attainment Plan for the 2012 Fine Particulate Matter National Ambient Air Quality Standard
Document Number: 2021-09565
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-05-14
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is approving most elements of a state implementation plan (SIP) revision submitted by the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (PADEP) on behalf of the Allegheny County Health Department (ACHD) to address Clean Air Act (CAA or ``the Act'') requirements for the 2012 annual fine particulate matter (PM2.5) national ambient air quality standards (NAAQS or ``standards'') in the Allegheny County Moderate PM2.5 nonattainment area (the ``Allegheny County Area,'' or ``the Area''). The revision constitutes a comprehensive plan to ensure the Allegheny County Area's timely attainment of the 2012 PM2.5 NAAQS. EPA is approving this revision to the Pennsylvania SIP in accordance with the requirements of the CAA.
Notice of Proposed Administrative Settlement Agreement and Order on Consent With De Minimis Parties at the Omega Chemical Corporation Superfund Site in Los Angeles County, California
Document Number: 2021-10141
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-05-13
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
In accordance with the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act of 1980, as amended (``CERCLA''), notice is hereby given that the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), has entered into a proposed settlement, embodied in an Administrative Settlement Agreement and Order on Consent (``Settlement Agreement''), with twenty-six parties that sent between one and three tons of waste and one party that sent just over four tons of waste (the ``Settling De Minimis Parties'') to a solvent and refrigerant recyling facility that operated between 1976 and 1991 in Whittier, California, called the Omega Chemical Corporation. Under the Settlement Agreement, the Settling De Minimis Parties agree to pay EPA $1,222,328.66 to resolve their liability for both past and future costs associated with the cleanup of the Omega Chemical Corporation Superfund Site (``Omega Site'') in Los Angeles County California.
Air Plan Approval; Delaware; Nonattainment New Source Review Requirements for 2015 8-Hour Ozone National Ambient Air Quality Standard
Document Number: 2021-10039
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-05-13
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is approving a state implementation plan (SIP) revision submitted by the Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control (DNREC). The revision fulfills Delaware's nonattainment new source review (NNSR) SIP element requirement for the 2015 8-hour ozone National Ambient Air Quality Standard (NAAQS). EPA is approving these revisions to the Delaware SIP in accordance with the requirements of the Clean Air Act (CAA).
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
Document Number: 2021-06237
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-05-13
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 addresses the infrastructure requirements of the Clean Air Act (CAA or Act) for the 2015 ozone National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS). This action includes all elements of these infrastructure requirements except for the ``Good Neighbor'' or ``transport'' provisions, which will be addressed in a future action. EPA is also approving a State of Maine submittal of amendments to 06- 096 CMR Chapter 110, ``Ambient Air Quality Standards,'' as well as a submittal of statutory conflict-of-interest provisions in 38 Maine Revised Statutes Annotated (MRSA) Section 341-A and 341-C; resulting in the conversion of a number of previous conditional approvals. In addition, EPA is approving 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 action is being taken under the Clean Air Act.
Air Plan Approval; Michigan; Part 18 and Part 19 Revisions
Document Number: 2021-10044
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-05-12
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is approving Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy (EGLE) promulgated revisions to its Part 18 Prevention of Significant Deterioration of Air Quality rule and the Part 19 New Source Review for Major Sources Impacting Nonattainment Areas rule. The revisions made to Part 18 and Part 19 were adopted to ensure consistency with Federal rule language and other parts of the Michigan air quality rules. The rule changes are administrative and are intended to provide clarity to the already approved rule language.
Air Plan Approval; Michigan; Part 18 and Part 19 Revisions
Document Number: 2021-10043
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2021-05-12
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to approve Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy (EGLE) promulgated revisions to its Part 18 Prevention of Significant Deterioration of Air Quality rule and the Part 19 New Source Review for Major Sources Impacting Nonattainment Areas rule. The revisions made to Parts 18 and 19 were adopted to ensure consistency with Federal rule language and other parts of the Michigan air quality rules. The proposed rule changes are administrative and are intended to provide clarity to the already approved rule language.
Air Plan Approval; Pennsylvania; Regulatory Updates to Nonattainment New Source Review (NNSR) Permitting Requirements for 2012 Fine Particulate Matter (PM2.5
Document Number: 2021-10041
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-05-12
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is approving a state implementation plan (SIP) revision submitted by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, on March 10, 2020. This revision pertains to the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection's (PADEP) amendments to 25 Pa. Code Chapters 121 (General Provisions) and 127 (Construction, Modification, Reactivation and Operation of Sources) to implement Federal nonattainment new source review (NNSR) provisions for the 2012 annual fine particulate matter (PM2.5) national ambient air quality standard (NAAQS). EPA is approving these revisions to the Pennsylvania SIP in accordance with the requirements of the Clean Air Act (CAA).
Privacy Act of 1974; System of Records
Document Number: 2021-10040
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-05-12
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) Office of the Controller is giving notice that it proposes to create a new system of records pursuant to the provisions of the Privacy Act of 1974. MoveLINQS Relocation Software was created to assist in the processing of relocation related expenses for government employees. Originally published under EPA SORN-29, which also covers EPA travel, other accounts payable, and accounts receivable files, the EPA proposes this new SORN to transition MoveLINQS from its prior location to a separate Microsoft Azure Government Cloud. The MoveLINQS system provides the capability to allow external relocation customers (EPA employees) to enter and update their own relocation requests. In order to make payments on behalf of the requestor, certain information is collected due to IRS requirements. This information is collected via a form that is submitted by the requestor and contains the requestor's name, Social Security Number (SSN), address, email address, spouse's name, filing status (for tax purposes), and children's names and dates of birth (DOB).
Sodium lauroyl sarcosinate; Exemption From the Requirement of a Tolerance
Document Number: 2021-10000
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-05-12
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This regulation establishes an exemption from the requirement of a tolerance for residues of sodium lauroyl sarcosinate when used as an inert ingredient in antimicrobial pesticide formulations applied to food-contact surfaces in public eating places, dairy-processing equipment, and food-processing equipment and utensils at an end-use concentration not to exceed 10,000 parts per million (ppm). Clorox Services Company representing Clorox Professional Products Company submitted a petition to EPA under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA), requesting establishment of an exemption from the requirement of a tolerance. This regulation eliminates the need to establish a maximum permissible level for residues of sodium lauroyl sarcosinate when used in accordance with this exemption.
National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) 2022 Issuance of General Permit for Stormwater Discharges From Construction Activities
Document Number: 2021-09961
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-05-12
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
All ten Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Regions are proposing for public comment on the proposed 2022 National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) general permit for stormwater discharges from construction activities, also referred to as the ``proposed 2022 Construction General Permit (CGP)'' or the ``proposed permit.'' The proposed permit, once finalized, will replace the existing 2017 CGP that will expire on February 16, 2022. EPA proposes to issue this permit for five (5) years, and to provide permit coverage to eligible operators in all areas of the country where EPA is the NPDES permitting authority, including Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Mexico, most Indian country lands, the District of Columbia, U.S. territories and protectorates except for the U.S. Virgin Islands, and certain federal facilities. EPA seeks comment on the proposed permit and on the accompanying fact sheet, which contains supporting documentation. This Federal Register document describes the proposed permit in general and includes specific topics on which the Agency is particularly seeking comment. EPA encourages the public to read the fact sheet to better understand the proposed permit. The fact sheet and proposed permit can be found at https://www.epa.gov/npdes/stormwater- discharges-construction-activities.
Clean Water Act: No-Discharge Zones for Vessel Sewage in Maryland and Virginia
Document Number: 2021-09957
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-05-11
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
On behalf of the State of Maryland, the Secretary of the Maryland Department of Natural Resources requested that the Regional Administrator, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Region 3 approve a no-discharge zone for thirteen water bodies in Anne Arundel County, Maryland pursuant to the Clean Water Act. After review of Maryland's application, EPA determined that adequate facilities for the safe and sanitary removal and treatment of sewage from all vessels are reasonable available for all thirteen waterbodies within Anne Arundel County. The application is available upon request from EPA (at the email address below).
Notice of Receipts of Requests to Voluntarily Cancel Certain Pesticide Registrations
Document Number: 2021-09938
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-05-11
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 registration has been cancelled only if such sale, distribution, or use is consistent with the terms as described in the final order.
Proposed CERCLA Administrative Cost Recovery Settlement: Former Healy School Site, Fall River, Massachusetts
Document Number: 2021-09917
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-05-11
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Notice is hereby given of a proposed administrative cost settlement for recovery of response costs concerning the Former Healy School Site, located in Fall River, Bristol County, Massachusetts, with the Settling Party, Spindle City Homes, Inc. To settle EPA's claim for recovery of response costs, which amount to approximately $1,577,000, the proposed settlement requires the Settling Party to pay EPA an amount equal to the sale price of the property of $450,000 minus $5,000 for attorney fees, reasonable closing costs, reasonable broker's fees and any outstanding real estate taxes or other municipal liens owed to the City of Fall River at the time of the closing. In exchange, EPA will release its lien and provide the Settling Party with a covenant not to sue for the Site. For 30 days following the date of publication of this notice, the Agency will receive written comments relating to the settlement for recovery of response costs.
Poly(oxy-1,2-ethanediyl), α, α′-{[[4-[(3-sulfophenyl)azo]phenyl]imino]di-2,1-ethanediyl}bis[ω-hydroxy-, monosodium salt; Exemption From the Requirement of a Tolerance
Document Number: 2021-09911
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-05-10
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This regulation establishes an exemption from the requirement of a tolerance for residues of Poly(oxy-1,2-ethanediyl), [alpha], [alpha]'-{[[4-[(3-sulfophenyl)azo]phenyl]imino]di-2,1- ethanediyl{time} bis[[omega]-hydroxy-, monosodium salt when used as an inert ingredient (colorant) in pesticide formulations applied to seed treatment slurries for raw agricultural commodities and not to exceed 20% weight/weight (wt/wt). Milliken Chemical submitted a petition to EPA under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA) requesting establishment of an exemption from the requirement of a tolerance. This regulation eliminates the need to establish a maximum permissible level for residues of Poly(oxy-1,2-ethanediyl), [alpha], [alpha]'-{[[4-[(3- sulfophenyl)azo]phenyl]imino]di-2,1-ethanediyl{time} bis[[omega]- hydroxy-, monosodium salt.
Approval and Promulgation of Implementation Plans; South Dakota; Revisions to Air Rules of South Dakota
Document Number: 2021-09863
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-05-10
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is approving a State Implementation Plan (SIP) revision submitted by the State of South Dakota on January 3, 2020 that revises the Administrative Rules of South Dakota (ARSD), Air Pollution Control Program, updating the chapter pertaining to definitions. The EPA is taking this action pursuant to the Clean Air Act (CAA).
Public Water System Supervision Program Revision for the State of Nevada
Document Number: 2021-09843
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-05-10
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Notice is hereby given that the State of Nevada (State) revised its approved Public Water System Supervision (PWSS) Program under the federal Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA) by incorporating by reference the federal Arsenic Rule The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has determined that the State's revisions are no less stringent than the corresponding Federal regulations and otherwise meet applicable SDWA primacy requirements. Therefore, EPA intends to approve the stated revisions to the State's PWSS Program.
Clean Air Plans; 2008 8-Hour Ozone Nonattainment Area Requirements; West Mojave Desert, California
Document Number: 2021-09842
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2021-05-10
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to approve, or conditionally approve, all or portions of the state implementation plan (SIP) revision submitted by the State of California to meet Clean Air Act requirements for the 2008 8-hour ozone national ambient air quality standards (NAAQS or ``standards'') in the West Mojave Desert ozone nonattainment area. The SIP revision addresses the nonattainment area requirements for the 2008 8-hour ozone NAAQS, including the requirements for an emissions inventory, emissions statements, attainment demonstration, reasonable further progress, reasonably available control measures, contingency measures, and motor vehicle emissions budgets. The EPA is proposing to approve the SIP revision as meeting all the applicable ozone nonattainment area requirements, except for contingency measures, for which we are proposing conditional approval.
Air Plan Approval; Wisconsin; Large Municipal Waste Combustors Negative Declaration Withdrawal for Designated Facilities and Pollutants
Document Number: 2021-09808
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-05-10
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is approving Wisconsin's request for withdrawal of the previously approved Large Municipal Waste Combustors (LMWC) Negative Declaration. The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (WDNR) submitted its LMWC Negative Declaration withdrawal on September 25, 2020, certifying that the State of Wisconsin has only one LMWC unit currently operating and requesting that the Federal Plan continue to apply to the single source in the State.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Renewal Request Submitted to OMB for Review and Approval; Comment Request; Notice of Supplemental Distribution of a Registered Pesticide Product (Renewal)
Document Number: 2021-09795
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-05-10
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has submitted an information collection request (ICR), Notice of Supplemental Distribution of a Registered Pesticide Product (EPA ICR Number 0278.13, OMB Control Number 2070-0044) 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 February 28, 2021. EPA previously provided a 60-day public review opportunity via the Federal Register on August 17, 2020. With this submission, EPA is providing an additional 30-days for public review. 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; Ethylene Oxide Commercial Sterilization Facilities National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants (NESHAP) Technology Review
Document Number: 2021-09794
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-05-10
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has submitted an information collection request (ICR), Ethylene Oxide Commercial Sterilization Facilities National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants (NESHAP) Technology Review (EPA ICR Number 2623.01, OMB Control Number 2060-NEW), to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA). This is a request for approval of a new collection. Public comments were previously requested via the Federal Register on June 12, 2020, during a 60-day comment period. This notice allows for an additional 30 days for public comments. A complete description of the ICR is provided 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.
Cross-Media Electronic Reporting: Authorized Program Revision Approval, State of New Hampshire
Document Number: 2021-09793
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-05-10
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This notice announces the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) approval of the State of New Hampshire's request to revise/modify certain of its EPA-authorized programs to allow electronic reporting.
Information Collection Request Submitted to OMB for Review and Approval; Comment Request; NESHAP for Shipbuilding and Ship Repair Facilities-Surface Coating (Renewal)
Document Number: 2021-09791
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-05-10
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has submitted an information collection request (ICR), NESHAP for Shipbuilding and Ship Repair FacilitiesSurface Coating (EPA ICR Number 1712.11, OMB Control Number 2060-0330), 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 May 31, 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.
Draft TMDL for Sediment in the Indian Creek Watershed in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania
Document Number: 2021-09762
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-05-10
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is publishing for public review and comment a draft total maximum daily load (TMDL) for sediment in the Indian Creek Watershed in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania pursuant to Section 303(d) of the Clean Water Act. To assist the public in their understanding of the draft TMDL and provide an overview of the TMDL process, EPA invites the public to attend a virtual public meeting. Section 303(d) of the Clean Water Act requires that each state identify those waters (called ``water quality-limited segments'') for which existing technology-based pollution controls are not stringent enough to attain or maintain state water quality standards and for which total maximum daily loads (TMDLs) must be developed. A TMDL establishes a target for the total load of a particular pollutant that a waterbody can assimilate without exceeding water quality standards and divides that load into wasteload allocations, given to point sources, load allocations, given to nonpoint sources and natural background, and a margin of safety, which takes into account any uncertainty. TMDLs provide a framework to achieve water quality standards in a watershed and inform other federal and state programs of the necessary pollutant reductions needed by sources to achieve those standards. The draft TMDL report and information pertaining to the virtual public meeting is available from EPA Region 3's website at: https://www.epa.gov/tmdl/revised-sediment- tmdl-indian-creek-watershed-montgomery-county-pennsylvania.
Approval of California Air Plan Revision, Imperial County Air Pollution Control District
Document Number: 2021-09635
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2021-05-10
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to approve a revision to the Imperial County Air Pollution Control District (ICAPCD or ``District'') portion of the California State Implementation Plan (SIP). The revision concerns emissions of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) from gasoline transfer at bulk gasoline terminals storage. 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.
Air Plan Approval; Arizona; Miami Copper Smelter Sulfur Dioxide Control Measures
Document Number: 2021-09634
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-05-10
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is taking final action to approve a revision to the Arizona State Implementation Plan (SIP). This revision concerns emissions of sulfur dioxide (SO2) from the copper smelter in Miami, Arizona. We are approving the rescission of two Arizona Department of Environmental Quality (ADEQ) Arizona Administrative Code (A.A.C.) provisions from the Arizona SIP that are no longer needed to regulate this emission source under the Clean Air Act (CAA or the ``Act'').
Air Plan Approval; Texas; Reasonable Further Progress Plan for the Houston-Galveston-Brazoria Ozone Nonattainment Area
Document Number: 2021-09626
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-05-10
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Pursuant to the Federal Clean Air Act (CAA or the Act), the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is approving revisions to the Texas State Implementation Plan (SIP) to meet the Reasonable Further Progress (RFP) requirements for the Houston-Galveston-Brazoria (HGB) serious ozone nonattainment area for the 2008 ozone National Ambient Air Quality Standard (NAAQS). Specifically, EPA is approving the RFP demonstration and associated Motor Vehicle Emission Budgets (MVEBs), and a revised 2011 base year emissions inventory (EI) for the HGB area. EPA is also notifying the public of the status of EPA's adequacy determination for the MVEBs for the HGB area. EPA is not finalizing the proposed approval of revisions to the SIP to address contingency measure requirements in the HGB area for the 2008 Ozone NAAQS at this time.
Air Plan Approval; Louisiana; Infrastructure State Implementation Plan Requirements for the National Ambient Air Quality Standards
Document Number: 2021-09625
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-05-10
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Pursuant to the Federal Clean Air Act (CAA or the Act), the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is approving the State Implementation Plan (SIP) submittal from Louisiana submitted on November 4, 2020 for the 2015 ozone, as well as the 2006 PM2.5, 2008 ozone, 2010 nitrogen dioxide, 2010 sulfur dioxide and the 2012 PM2.5 National Ambient Air Quality Standards. This submittal addresses how the existing SIP contains adequate provisions prohibiting emissions which interfere with required measures in any other State to protect visibility with respect to the 2015 ozone NAAQS as well as the 2006 PM2.5, 2008 ozone, 2010 nitrogen dioxide, 2010 sulfur dioxide and the 2012 PM2.5 NAAQS.
Air Plan Approval; Washington; Spokane Regional Clean Air Agency
Document Number: 2021-09368
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-05-10
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is approving a revision to the Washington State Implementation Plan (SIP) that was submitted by the Department of Ecology (Ecology) in coordination with the Spokane Regional Clean Air Agency (SRCAA). This revision updates the SIP with local SRCAA regulations that apply in lieu of, or in supplement to, Ecology's statewide general air quality regulations for SRCAA's jurisdiction. We are also approving SRCAA's adoption by reference of certain Ecology general air quality regulations, which do not have local agency replacement corollaries, to apply in SRCAA's jurisdiction.
Approval and Promulgation of Implementation Plans; Utah; R307-204 Emission Standards: Smoke Management
Document Number: 2021-09240
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-05-10
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is approving state implementation plan (SIP) revisions submitted by State of Utah on November 5, 2019. The revisions amend R307-204 to meet the requirements set forth in Utah's 2019 House Bill (H.B.) 155. This action is being taken under section 110 of the Clean Air Act (CAA).
Finding of Failure To Attain the 2008 Lead and 2010 Sulfur Dioxide Standards; Arizona; Hayden and Miami Nonattainment Areas
Document Number: 2021-09215
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2021-05-10
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to determine that the Hayden lead (Pb) nonattainment area (NAA) failed to attain the 2008 Pb primary and secondary national ambient air quality standards (NAAQS or ``standards'') by the applicable attainment date of October 3, 2019. This proposed determination is based upon monitored air quality data from November 2015-December 2018 for the 2008 Pb NAAQS. The EPA is also proposing to determine that the Hayden and Miami sulfur dioxide (SO2) NAAs failed to attain the 2010 1-hour SO2 primary NAAQS by the applicable attainment date of October 4, 2018, based upon monitored air quality data from January 2015-December 2017. If the EPA finalizes these determinations as proposed, the State of Arizona will be required to submit revisions to the Arizona State Implementation Plan (SIP) that, among other elements, provide for expeditious attainment of the 2008 Pb and 2010 SO2 standards.
Environmental Impact Statements; Notice of Availability
Document Number: 2021-09688
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-05-07
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Air Plan Approval; Illinois; 2008 Ozone Moderate VOC RACT for Chicago
Document Number: 2021-09686
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2021-05-07
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to approve volatile organic compound (VOC) reasonably available control technology (RACT) State Implementation Plan (SIP) revisions for the Illinois portion of the Chicago-Naperville, IL-IN-WI nonattainment area (Illinois portion) under the 2008 8-hour ozone National Ambient Air Quality Standard (``NAAQS'' or ``standard'') submitted by the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency (``Illinois'' or ``Illinois EPA'') on January 10, 2019 and supplemented on April 30, 2020. EPA is also proposing to approve the Stepan Co. construction permit submitted by Illinois on March 29, 2021 as a revision to the Illinois SIP. The Illinois portion consists of Cook, DuPage, Kane, Lake, McHenry, and Will Counties and portions of Grundy (Aux Sable and Goose Lake Townships) and Kendall (Oswego Township) Counties. These VOC RACT SIP submittals satisfy the moderate VOC RACT requirements of section 182(b)(2) of the Clean Air Act (CAA).
Proposed Information Collection Request; Comment Request; Air Emissions Reporting Requirements (Renewal); EPA ICR No. 2170.08, OMB Control No. 2060-0580
Document Number: 2021-09685
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-05-07
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is planning to submit an information collection request (ICR), ``Air Emissions Reporting Requirements (Renewal)'' (EPA ICR No. 2170.08, OMB Control No. 2060-0580) 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 December 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; Aircraft Engines-Supplemental Information Related to Exhaust Emissions
Document Number: 2021-09684
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-05-07
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is planning to submit an information collection request (ICR), ``Aircraft Engines Supplemental Information Related to Exhaust Emissions (Renewal)'' (EPA ICR No. 2427.06, OMB Control No. 2060-0680), 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 December 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.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Renewal Request Submitted to OMB for Review and Approval; Comment Request; Compliance Requirement for Child-Resistant Packaging (Renewal)
Document Number: 2021-09638
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-05-07
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has submitted an information collection request (ICR), Compliance Requirement for Child- Resistant Packaging (EPA ICR Number 0616.13 and OMB Control Number 2070-0052) 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 December 31, 2021. Public comments were previously requested via the Federal Register on August 17, 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 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; Tolerance Petitions for Pesticides on Food or Feed Crops and New Food Use Inert Ingredients (Renewal)
Document Number: 2021-09637
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-05-07
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has submitted an information collection request (ICR), Tolerance Petitions for Pesticides on Food or Feed Crops and New Food Use Inert Ingredients (EPA ICR Number 0597.13, OMB Control Number 2070-0024) 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 April 30, 2022. Public comments were previously requested via the Federal Register on August 17, 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 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; Kentucky; Removal of Asbestos Requirements From Jefferson County
Document Number: 2021-09468
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-05-07
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is correcting the erroneous incorporation of the asbestos National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants (NESHAP) requirements into the Jefferson County portion of the Kentucky State Implementation Plan (SIP). The continued presence of the asbestos requirements in the Jefferson County portion of the Kentucky SIP is inappropriate and potentially confusing and thus problematic for affected sources, the Commonwealth, local agencies, and EPA. EPA is removing the asbestos requirements because these requirements are not related to the attainment and maintenance of the national ambient air quality standards (NAAQS) and are therefore unrelated to the Clean Air Act (CAA or Act) requirements for SIPs.
Air Plan Approval; Wisconsin; Prevention of Significant Deterioration (PSD) and Nonattainment New Source Review (NSR) Rule Clarifications
Document Number: 2021-09419
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-05-07
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is approving a revision to the Wisconsin state implementation plan (SIP), submitted by the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (WDNR) on September 30, 2008. The revision updates the definition of ``Replacement Unit'' and clarifies a component of the emission calculation used to determine emissions under a plantwide applicability limitation (PAL) in the Wisconsin Administrative Code. Approving this revision makes Wisconsin rules consistent with Federal rules. EPA proposed to approve this action on November 9, 2020 and received no adverse comments.
Air Plan Approval; Pennsylvania; 1997 8-Hour Ozone National Ambient Air Quality Standard Second Maintenance Plan for the Clearfield/Indiana Area
Document Number: 2021-09415
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-05-07
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 Clearfield/Indiana, Pennsylvania area (``Clearfield/Indiana Area''). EPA is approving these revisions to the Pennsylvania SIP in accordance with the requirements of the Clean Air Act (CAA).
Air Plan Approval; Missouri; Control of Volatile Organic Compound Emissions From Wood Furniture Manufacturing Operations
Document Number: 2021-09387
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-05-07
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 February 15, 2019. This final action will amend the SIP to revise a Missouri regulation which restricts the emissions of volatile organic compounds from wood furniture manufacturing operations in St. Louis City and Jefferson, St. Charles, Franklin, and St. Louis Counties. These revisions do not have an adverse effect on air quality. The EPA's approval of this rule revision is being done in accordance with the requirements of the Clean Air Act (CAA).
Air Plan Approval; WA; Regional Haze Best Available Retrofit Technology Revision for TransAlta Centralia Generation Plant
Document Number: 2021-09383
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-05-07
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is approving a source-specific State Implementation Plan (SIP) revision submitted by the Washington State Department of Ecology (Ecology) on December 18, 2020. The SIP revision makes changes to nitrogen oxide control requirements for the TransAlta Centralia Generation Plant (TransAlta). These requirements were established in an order issued to TransAlta by the State to satisfy the Clean Air Act Best Available Retrofit Technology Requirements (BART) put in place by Congress to reduce regional haze and restore visibility in national parks and wilderness areas. The changes submitted by the State improve the operation of pollution control equipment at TransAlta while continuing to meet BART requirements.
Air Plan Approval; California; Imperial County Air Pollution Control District
Document Number: 2021-09372
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-05-07
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is taking final action to approve a revision to the Imperial County Air Pollution Control District (ICAPCD) portion of the California State Implementation Plan (SIP). This revision concerns emissions of oxides of nitrogen (NOX) from new and replacement residential-type natural gas-fired water heaters. We are approving a local rule that regulates these emission sources under the Clean Air Act (CAA or the Act).
Air Plan Approval; Reasonably Available Control Technology (RACT) Determinations for Case-by-Case Sources Under the 2008 8-Hour Ozone National Ambient Air Quality Standards
Document Number: 2021-09099
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2021-05-07
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 ten 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 ten major sources located in Allegheny County. These RACT evaluations were submitted to meet RACT requirements for the 2008 8-hour ozone national ambient air quality standards (NAAQS). This action is being taken under the Clean Air Act (CAA).
Notice of Availability of NPDES Aquaculture General Permit (AQUAGP) for Concentrated Aquatic Animal Production (CAAP) Facilities and Other Related Facilities in Massachusetts, New Hampshire, and Vermont
Document Number: 2021-09597
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-05-06
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
U.S. Environmental Protection AgencyRegion 1 (EPA), is providing a Notice of Availability of the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) Aquaculture General Permit (AQUAGP) for discharges from Concentrated Aquatic Animal Production (CAAP) facilities and other related facilities to certain waters of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, State of New Hampshire, and State of Vermont (federal facilities only). This NPDES AQUAGP (``General Permit'') establishes effluent limitations and requirements, effluent and ambient monitoring requirements, reporting requirements, and standard conditions for 12 eligible hatcheries currently covered by individual NPDES permits, five in Massachusetts, five in New Hampshire, and two in Vermont. The Commonwealth of Massachusetts and State of New Hampshire have provided Clean Water Act Section 401 certification for this permit and the State of Vermont has waived the 401 certification requirement.
Protection of Stratospheric Ozone: Listing of Substitutes Under the Significant New Alternatives Policy Program
Document Number: 2021-08968
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-05-06
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Pursuant to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) Significant New Alternatives Policy program, this action lists certain substances in the refrigeration and air conditioning sector. For the retail food refrigerationmedium-temperature stand-alone units (new) end-use, EPA is listing three substitutes as acceptable subject to narrowed use limits. For the residential and light commercial air conditioning and heat pumps (new) end-use, EPA is listing six substitutes as acceptable subject to use conditions. Through this action, EPA is incorporating by reference the 2019 Underwriters Laboratories (UL) Standard 60335-2-40, 3rd Edition, which establishes requirements for the evaluation of electrical air conditioners, heat pumps, and dehumidifiers, and safe use of flammable refrigerants. This action also removes an acceptable subject to use conditions listing for the fire suppression sector because EPA more recently listed the substitute as acceptable with no use restrictions.
Significant New Use Rules on Certain Chemical Substances (19-1.F)
Document Number: 2021-08840
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-05-06
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) and a microorganism that was the subject of a Microbial Commercial Activity Notice (MCAN). 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), and 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.
Notice of Requests to Voluntarily Cancel Uses for Dicloran (DCNA)
Document Number: 2021-09485
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-05-05
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 dicloran (DCNA) 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.
Disclosure of Information Claimed as, or Determined by EPA To Be, Confidential Business Information in Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) Small Refinery Exemption Petitions and All RFS Related Information in EPA's Moderated Transaction System (EMTS)
Document Number: 2021-09467
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-05-05
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (``EPA'' or ``Agency'') is providing notice of disclosure to all obligated parties under the Renewable Fuel Standard (``RFS'') program that have petitioned for a small refinery exemption and to all parties whose RFS information otherwise resides in EPA's Moderated Transaction System (``EMTS''). In response to a request by the U.S. Government Accountability Office (``GAO''), EPA will disclose information to GAO which has been submitted to the Agency that is claimed to be, or has been determined to be, confidential business information (collectively ``CBI''). The information to be disclosed includes all documents, information, and data related to all small refinery exemption petitions received by EPA from the start of the RFS program through the present. These records include, but are not limited to: (a) All materials submitted by the small refineries as part of its petition; (b) any documentation sent by the Department of Energy (``DOE'') to EPA stating DOE's findings and score(s) associated with the petition(s) and any EPA responses thereto; (c) any EPA record addressing the subject of the exemption petition(s), including any analysis that EPA conducted in addition to DOE's findings; and (d) EPA's final exemption decision sent to the refinery. EPA also intends to disclose to GAO all RFS related transaction-level data contained in EMTS, including Renewable Identification Number (``RIN'') transactions under the RFS. This information is being produced to GAO pursuant to EPA's regulations pertaining to disclosure.