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Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Virginia; Correction Due to Vacatur of Revisions To Implement the Revocation of the 1997 Ozone National Ambient Air Quality Standards Final Rule
Document Number: 2019-23133
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-10-24
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is correcting the state implementation plan (SIP) for the Commonwealth of Virginia to remove from the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) revisions to the Virginia SIP that were initially incorporated into the SIP in a February 22, 2018 final action that was subsequently vacated and remanded to EPA by the Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit. This action is exempt from notice-and-comment rulemaking because it is ministerial in nature.
Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Pennsylvania; Philadelphia County Reasonably Available Control Technology for the 2008 Ozone National Ambient Air Quality Standard
Document Number: 2019-23130
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-10-24
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is approving a state implementation plan (SIP) revision submitted by the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (PADEP) on behalf of the City of Philadelphia, Department of Public Health, Air Management Services (AMS) for the purpose of satisfying the volatile organic compound (VOC) reasonably available control technology (RACT) requirements for source categories covered by control technique guidelines (CTGs) under the 2008 8-hour ozone national ambient air quality standard (NAAQS). EPA is approving these revisions addressing the VOC CTG RACT requirements set forth by the Clean Air Act (CAA) for the 2008 8-hour ozone NAAQS for Philadelphia County in accordance with the requirements of the CAA.
Air Plan Approval; California; Placer County Air Pollution Control District; Stationary Source Permits
Document Number: 2019-22917
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2019-10-24
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing a limited approval and limited disapproval of a revision to the Placer County Air Pollution Control District (PCAPCD or ``District'') portion of the California State Implementation Plan (SIP). This revision concerns the District's New Source Review (NSR) permitting program for new and modified sources of air pollution under the Clean Air Act (CAA or ``Act''). This action updates the PCAPCD's applicable SIP with current administrative requirements for the issuance of permits. We are taking comments on this proposal and plan to follow with a final action.
Air Plan Approval; California; Santa Barbara County Air Pollution Control District; Stationary Source Permits and Exemptions
Document Number: 2019-22910
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2019-10-24
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to approve revisions to the Santa Barbara County Air Pollution Control District's (SBAPCD or ``the District'') portion of the California State Implementation Plan (SIP). These revisions concern the District's New Source Review (NSR) permitting program for new and modified sources of air pollution under the Clean Air Act (CAA). This action updates the SBAPCD's applicable SIP with current permitting rules. We are taking comments on this proposal and plan to follow with a final action.
Proposed Reissuance of NPDES General Permit for Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations Located in Idaho (IDG010000)
Document Number: 2019-23128
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-10-23
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Director of the Water Division, EPA Region 10, proposes to reissue the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) General Permit for Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations (CAFOs) in the State of Idaho (permit). As proposed, all animal feeding operations (AFOs) that meet the regulatory definition of a CAFO and are subject to 40 CFR part 412 are eligible for coverage under the permit, excluding facilities in Indian Country. Eligible CAFOs may apply for authorization under the terms and conditions of the permit by submitting a Notice of Intent (NOI) and nutrient management plan (NMP). Upon receipt, EPA will review the NOI and NMP to ensure that all permit requirements are met. If EPA makes a preliminary determination that the NOI is complete, the NOI, NMP, and draft terms of the NMP to be incorporated into the permit will be made available for a thirty (30) day public review and comment period. If determined appropriate by EPA, CAFOs will be granted coverage under the permit upon written notification by EPA. EPA is accepting public comments on the draft permit.
National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants: Generic Maximum Achievable Control Technology Standards Residual Risk and Technology Review for Ethylene Production
Document Number: 2019-22967
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2019-10-23
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
On October 9, 2019, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) published a document in the Federal Register to announce its National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants: Generic Maximum Achievable Control Technology Standards Residual Risk and Technology Review for Ethylene Production proposed rulemaking. The document also requested public comment on the proposed action. The EPA is announcing that it will hold a public hearing. The hearing will provide interested parties the opportunity to present data, views, or arguments concerning the proposed action. In addition, the EPA is extending the comment period by 11 days to allow for a public comment period of 30 days following the public hearing.
Approval of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Ohio and West Virginia; Attainment Plans for the Steubenville, Ohio-West Virginia 2010 Sulfur Dioxide Nonattainment Area
Document Number: 2019-22909
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-10-22
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is approving, under the Clean Air Act (CAA), two State Implementation Plan (SIP) revision submittals, submitted by Ohio and West Virginia, respectively. The Ohio and West Virginia submittals include each State's attainment demonstration for the Steubenville Ohio-West Virginia sulfur dioxide (SO2) nonattainment area (hereinafter ``Steubenville Area'' or ``Area''). Each SIP contains an attainment demonstration, enforceable emission limits, control measures and other elements required under the CAA to address the nonattainment area requirements for the Steubenville Area. EPA concludes that the Ohio and West Virginia attainment plan submittals demonstrate that the provisions in the respective SIPs provide for attainment of the 2010 primary SO2 national ambient air quality standard (NAAQS) in the entire Steubenville Area and meet the requirements of the CAA. EPA is also approving into the West Virginia SIP new emissions limits, operational restrictions, and associated compliance requirements for Mountain State Carbon, and approving into the Ohio SIP the limits on emissions from Mingo Junction Energy Center, JSW Steel, and the Cardinal Power Plant.
Clean Water Act Methods Update Rule for the Analysis of Effluent
Document Number: 2019-22437
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2019-10-22
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing changes to its test procedures required to be used by industries and municipalities when analyzing the chemical, physical, and biological properties of wastewater and other environmental samples for reporting under the EPA's National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permit program. The Clean Water Act requires the EPA to promulgate these test procedures (analytical methods) for analysis of pollutants. The EPA anticipates that these proposed changes will provide increased flexibility for the regulated community in meeting monitoring requirements while improving data quality. In addition, this proposed update to the CWA methods would incorporate technological advances in analytical technology. As such, the EPA expects that there will be no negative economic impacts resulting from these proposed changes.
Air Plan Approval; Tennessee: Knox County Miscellaneous Revisions
Document Number: 2019-21553
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2019-10-22
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to approve several Tennessee State Implementation Plan (SIP) revisions submitted by the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation (TDEC), on behalf of Knox County's Air Quality Management Division by a letter dated May 24, 2018. The submissions revise four sections of Knox County's Air Quality Management Regulations covering definitions, opening burning, permits and emissions reporting requirements. These actions are being proposed pursuant to the Clean Air Act (CAA or Act).
Definition of “Waters of the United States”-Recodification of Pre-Existing Rules
Document Number: 2019-20550
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-10-22
Agency: Department of Defense, Environmental Protection Agency, Department of the Army, Corps of Engineers
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Department of the Army (``the agencies'') are publishing a final rule to repeal the 2015 Clean Water Rule: Definition of ``Waters of the United States'' (``2015 Rule''), which amended portions of the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR), and to restore the regulatory text that existed prior to the 2015 Rule. The agencies will implement the pre-2015 Rule regulations informed by applicable agency guidance documents and consistent with Supreme Court decisions and longstanding agency practice. The agencies are repealing the 2015 Rule for four primary reasons. First, the agencies conclude that the 2015 Rule did not implement the legal limits on the scope of the agencies' authority under the Clean Water Act (CWA) as intended by Congress and reflected in Supreme Court cases, including Justice Kennedy's articulation of the significant nexus test in Rapanos. Second, the agencies conclude that in promulgating the 2015 Rule the agencies failed to adequately consider and accord due weight to the policy of the Congress in CWA section 101(b) to ``recognize, preserve, and protect the primary responsibilities and rights of States to prevent, reduce, and eliminate pollution'' and ``to plan the development and use . . . of land and water resources.'' 33 U.S.C. 1251(b). Third, the agencies repeal the 2015 Rule to avoid interpretations of the CWA that push the envelope of their constitutional and statutory authority absent a clear statement from Congress authorizing the encroachment of federal jurisdiction over traditional State land-use planning authority. Lastly, the agencies conclude that the 2015 Rule's distance-based limitations suffered from certain procedural errors and a lack of adequate record support. The agencies find that these reasons, collectively and individually, warrant repealing the 2015 Rule. With this final rule, the regulations defining the scope of federal CWA jurisdiction will be those portions of the CFR as they existed before the amendments promulgated in the 2015 Rule.
Air Plan Approval; California; San Diego Air Pollution Control District
Document Number: 2019-22912
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2019-10-21
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to approve a revision to the San Diego Air Pollution Control District (SDAPCD) portion of the California State Implementation Plan (SIP). This revision concerns emissions of volatile organic compounds (VOC) from Adhesive Material Application Operations. 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.
Clean Air Act Advisory Committee (CAAAC); Notice of Meeting
Document Number: 2019-22906
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-10-21
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announces an upcoming meeting for the Clean Air Act Advisory Committee (CAAAC). The EPA established the CAAAC on November 19, 1990, to provide independent advice and counsel to EPA on policy issues associated with implementation of the Clean Air Act of 1990. The Committee advises EPA on economic, environmental, technical, scientific and enforcement policy issues.
Air Plan Approval: ID; Update to CRB Fee Billing Procedures; Withdrawal of Direct Final Rule
Document Number: 2019-22813
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-10-21
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Due to the receipt of an adverse comment, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is withdrawing the direct final rule approving revisions to the Idaho State Implementation Plan (SIP) relating to Idaho crop residue burning fee billing procedures, published on September 3, 2019.
Outer Continental Shelf Air Regulations; Consistency Update for Virginia
Document Number: 2019-22704
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-10-21
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is updating a portion of the Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) Air Regulations. Requirements applying to OCS sources located within 25 miles of states' seaward boundaries must be updated periodically to remain consistent with the requirements of the corresponding onshore area (COA), as mandated by section 328(a)(1) of the Clean Air Act (CAA). The portion of the OCS air regulations that is being updated pertains to the requirements for OCS sources for which Virginia is the designated COA. The Commonwealth of Virginia's requirements discussed in this document and listed in the appendix to the Federal OCS air regulations, are approved for incorporation into the compilation of state provisions that is incorporated by reference.
National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants: Organic Liquids Distribution (Non-Gasoline) Residual Risk and Technology Review
Document Number: 2019-21690
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2019-10-21
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing amendments to the National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants (NESHAP) for the Organic Liquids Distribution (Non-Gasoline) (OLD) source category. The EPA is proposing amendments to the storage tank and equipment leak requirements as a result of the residual risk and technology review (RTR). The EPA is also proposing amendments to allow terminals the option to implement a fenceline monitoring program in lieu of the enhancements to the storage tank and equipment leak requirements; correct and clarify regulatory provisions related to emissions during periods of startup, shutdown, and malfunction (SSM); add requirements for electronic reporting of performance test results and reports, performance evaluation reports, compliance reports, and Notification of Compliance Status (NOCS) reports; add operational requirements for flares; and make other minor technical improvements. We estimate that these proposed amendments would reduce emissions of hazardous air pollutants (HAP) from this source category by 386 tons per year (tpy), which represents an approximate 16-percent reduction of HAP emissions from the source category.
Environmental Impact Statements; Notice of Availability
Document Number: 2019-22759
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-10-18
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
California: Authorization of State Hazardous Waste Management Program Revisions
Document Number: 2019-22703
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2019-10-18
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to authorize changes California has made to its hazardous waste program under the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA), as amended. EPA reviewed California's application for authorization of these changes and determined that the changes satisfy all requirements. EPA seeks public comment prior to taking final action.
Air Plan Approval; Arkansas; Interstate Transport Requirements for the 2010 1-Hour SO2
Document Number: 2019-22545
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-10-18
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Pursuant to the Federal Clean Air Act (CAA or the Act), the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is approving the portion of Arkansas's State Implementation Plan (SIP) submittal addressing two of the CAA interstate transport requirements for the 2010 Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) National Ambient Air Quality Standard (NAAQS). EPA is determining the Arkansas SIP contains adequate provisions to ensure that the air emissions in the state will not significantly contribute to nonattainment or interfere with maintenance of the 2010 SO2 NAAQS in any other state.
Environmental Protection Agency Acquisition Regulation (EPAAR); Open Source Software
Document Number: 2019-22435
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2019-10-18
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is writing a new EPAAR clause to address open source software requirements at EPA, so that the EPA can share open source software developed under its procurements.
Response to Clean Air Act Section 126(b) Petition From New York
Document Number: 2019-21207
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-10-18
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is denying a Clean Air Act (CAA or Act) petition submitted by the State of New York on March 12, 2018. The petition requested that the EPA make a finding that emissions from a group of hundreds of identified sources in nine states (Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Maryland, Michigan, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Virginia and West Virginia) significantly contribute to nonattainment and interfere with maintenance of the 2008 and 2015 ozone national ambient air quality standards (NAAQS) in Chautauqua County and the New York Metropolitan Area (NYMA) in violation of the good neighbor provision. The EPA is denying the petition because the petitioner, New York, has not demonstrated, and the EPA did not independently find, that the group of identified sources emits or would emit in violation of the good neighbor provision for the 2008 or 2015 ozone NAAQS in Chautauqua County and the NYMA.
Acid Rain Program: Excess Emissions Penalty Inflation Adjustments
Document Number: 2019-22696
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-10-17
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Acid Rain Program requires sources that do not meet their annual Acid Rain emissions limitations for sulfur dioxide (SO2) or nitrogen oxides (NOX) to pay inflation- adjusted excess emissions penalties. This document provides notice of the annual adjustment factors used to calculate excess emissions penalties for compliance years 2019 and 2020.
Registration Review; Paraquat Dichloride Draft Human Health and Ecological Risk Assessments; Notice of Availability
Document Number: 2019-22495
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-10-16
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This notice announces the availability of EPA's draft human health and ecological risk assessments for the registration review of paraquat dichloride.
Air Plan Approval; ID: Idaho Portion of the Logan UT-ID 2006 24-Hour PM2.5
Document Number: 2019-22438
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2019-10-15
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to approve revisions to the Idaho State Implementation Plan (SIP) submitted on July 31, 2018. Idaho's submission addresses specific Clean Air Act (CAA) requirements for the Idaho portion of the Logan, Utah-Idaho fine particulate matter (PM2.5) nonattainment area (Logan UT-ID area). The submission fulfills Idaho's commitment to submit Reasonable Further Progress and Quantitative Milestone attainment plan elements and updated Motor Vehicle Emissions Budgets to the EPA. If this proposed approval is finalized, the EPA's prior conditional approval will be removed and these elements will become fully approved.
Air Plan Approval; AK: Infrastructure Requirements for the 2015 Ozone Standard
Document Number: 2019-22327
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2019-10-15
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Whenever a new or revised National Ambient Air Quality Standard is promulgated, the Clean Air Act requires states to submit plans for the implementation, maintenance, and enforcement of such standard, commonly referred to as infrastructure requirements. On October 25, 2018, the State of Alaska submitted such a plan for the ozone standard revised on October 1, 2015. In this action, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to approve the Alaska plan as meeting applicable infrastructure requirements.
Air Plan Approval; Georgia: Revisions to Cross-State Air Pollution Rule
Document Number: 2019-22326
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2019-10-15
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to approve a State Implementation Plan (SIP) revision submitted by the State of Georgia, through the Georgia Environmental Protection Division (GA EPD) of the Department of Natural Resources, via a letter dated July 31, 2018. Specifically, EPA is proposing to approve typographical changes to Georgia's SIP-approved regulations regarding its Cross-State Air Pollution Rule (CSAPR) state trading programs. This action is being proposed pursuant to the Clean Air Act (CAA or Act) and its implementing regulations.
Approval and Promulgation of Implementation Plans; State of Montana; State Implementation Plan Revisions for Open Burning
Document Number: 2019-22206
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2019-10-15
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to approve a State Implementation Plan (SIP) revision submitted by the State of Montana on May 24, 2018. The revision would remove a prohibition on the open burning of asbestos and asbestos-containing materials located in the SIP-approved Administrative Rules of Montana (ARM) Title 17, chapter 8, subchapter 6 and the similar provision in the SIP-approved Lincoln County Air Pollution Control Program. The revision would also remove a corresponding cross-reference located in SIP-approved ARM Title 17, chapter 8, subchapter 3 (concerning wood- waste burners). The EPA is taking this action pursuant to section 110 of the Clean Air Act (CAA).
Significant New Use Rules on Certain Chemical Substances (17-5)
Document Number: 2019-22205
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-10-15
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is issuing significant new use rules (SNURs) under the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) for 29 chemical substances which are the subject of 28 premanufacture notices (PMNs). The chemical substances are subject to Orders issued by EPA pursuant to section 5(e) of TSCA. This action requires persons who intend to manufacture (defined by statute to include import) or process any of these 29 chemical substances for an activity that is designated as a significant new use by this rule to notify EPA at least 90 days before commencing that activity. Persons may not commence manufacture or processing for the significant new use until EPA has conducted a review of the notice, made an appropriate determination on the notice, and has taken such actions as are required by that determination.
Clean Air Act Operating Permit Program; Petition on State Operating Permit for Newark Bay Cogeneration Partnership LP
Document Number: 2019-22328
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-10-11
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator signed an Order dated August 16, 2019, responding to a petition related to a Clean Air Act (CAA) title V operating permit issued by the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP) to Newark Bay Cogeneration Partnership LP for the Newark Bay Cogeneration facility located in Essex County, New Jersey, Operating Permit No. BOP160001, PI No. 07617.
Environmental Impact Statements; Notice of Availability
Document Number: 2019-22293
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-10-11
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Approval of Source-Specific Air Quality Implementation Plans; New Jersey
Document Number: 2019-22108
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-10-11
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is approving the source-specific revisions to the New Jersey State Implementation Plan (SIP) for 8-hour ozone for Paulsboro Refining, Buckeye Port Reading Terminal, Buckeye Pennsauken Terminal, and Phillips 66 Company's Linden facility. The current source-specific SIP revision addresses the Reasonably Available Control Technology for volatile organic compounds (VOC) for external floating roof tanks. The intended effect of this revision is to address the Federal and state regulatory obligations for external floating roof tanks that store VOC with vapor pressure three (3) or more pounds per square inch absolute to be equipped with a domed roof.
Significant New Use Rules on Certain Chemical Substances (19-3.F)
Document Number: 2019-21720
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2019-10-11
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is proposing significant new use rules (SNURs) under the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) for 31 chemical substances which were the subject of premanufacture notices (PMNs). Eight of these chemical substances are subject to TSCA Orders issued by EPA and the remaining 23 of these chemical substances received a ``not likely to present an unreasonable risk'' determination. This action would require persons who intend to manufacture (defined by statute to include import) or process any of these 31 chemical substances for an activity that is proposed as a significant new use to notify EPA at least 90 days before commencing that activity. Persons may not commence manufacture or processing for the significant new use until EPA has conducted a review of the notice, made an appropriate determination on the notice, and has taken such actions as are required by that determination.
Notice of Disclosure Under a Protective Order, In re: Gold King Mine Release, Case No. l:18-md-02824-WJ (D.N.M.)
Document Number: 2019-22209
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-10-10
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is providing notice of disclosure of potential confidential business information (CBI) in litigation. In accordance with 40 CFR 2.209(d), this notice is being provided to inform affected businesses that, via the U.S. Department of Justice, EPA may disclose confidential business information or information claimed to be confidential business information (collectively referred to as ``CBI'') to the parties and the court in In re: Gold King Mine Release that occurred on August 5, 2015, in San Juan County, Colorado, Case No. l:18-md-02824 (D.N.M.), to the extent required to comply with the discovery obligations of the United States in the litigation.
Proposed Information Collection Request; Comment Request; Emission Control System Performance Warranty Regulations and Voluntary Aftermarket Part Certification Program (Renewal)
Document Number: 2019-22208
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-10-10
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency is planning to submit an information collection request (ICR), ``Emission Control System Performance Warranty Regulations and Voluntary Aftermarket Part Certification Program (Renewal)'' (EPA ICR No. 0116.12, OMB Control No. 2060-0060) 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 May 30, 2020. 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.
North Carolina: Final Authorization of State Hazardous Waste Management Program Revisions
Document Number: 2019-22207
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-10-10
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is granting North Carolina final authorization for changes to its hazardous waste program under the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA). The Agency published a proposed rule on August 23, 2019, and provided for public comment. One comment was received in support of the EPA's proposed authorization. The comment is addressed in this final authorization. No further opportunity for comment will be provided.
Air Plan Approval; SC; 2010 1-Hour SO2
Document Number: 2019-21956
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-10-10
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is approving South Carolina's June 25, 2018, State Implementation Plan (SIP) submission pertaining to the ``good neighbor'' provision of the Clean Air Act (CAA or Act) for the 2010 1-hour sulfur dioxide (SO2) National Ambient Air Quality Standard (NAAQS). The good neighbor provision requires each state's implementation plan to address the interstate transport of air pollution in amounts that contribute significantly to nonattainment, or interfere with maintenance, of a NAAQS in any other state. In this action, EPA has determined that South Carolina's SIP contains adequate provisions to prohibit emissions within the State from contributing significantly to nonattainment or interfering with maintenance of the 2010 1-hour SO2 NAAQS in any other state.
Approval of Air Quality Implementation Plans; New York; Infrastructure Requirements for the 2008 Ozone, 2010 Sulfur Dioxide, and 2012 Fine Particulate Matter National Ambient Air Quality Standards
Document Number: 2019-21955
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-10-10
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is approving certain elements of New York's State Implementation Plan (SIP) revisions, submitted to demonstrate that the State meets the requirements of the Clean Air Act (CAA) for the 2008 Ozone; 2010 Sulfur Dioxide; and 2012 particulate matter of 2.5 microns or less (PM2.5) National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS). Section 110(a) of the CAA requires that each state adopt and submit for approval into the SIP a plan for the implementation, maintenance and enforcement of each NAAQS promulgated by the EPA.
Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; District of Columbia; Reasonably Available Control Technology State Implementation Plan for Volatile Organic Compounds Under the 2008 Ozone National Ambient Air Quality Standard
Document Number: 2019-21861
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-10-10
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is approving a revision to the District of Columbia's (the District) state implementation plan (SIP) submitted on August 29, 2018. The District's SIP revision satisfies the volatile organic compound (VOC) reasonably available control technology (RACT) requirements under the 2008 8-hour ozone national ambient air quality standard (NAAQS). The District will address RACT for nitrogen oxides (NOX) in a separate SIP submission. This action is being taken under the Clean Air Act (CAA).
Significant New Use Rules on Certain Chemical Substances; Technical Correction
Document Number: 2019-21716
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-10-10
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA issued a final rule in the Federal Register of August 20, 2019 for 145 chemical substances that were the subject of premanufacture notices (PMNs). For the chemical substances that were the subjects of PMNs P-17-33, P-17-87, P-17-88 and P-17-101, EPA inadvertently listed incorrect Chemical Abstract Service (CAS) Registry Numbers. This document is being issued to correct these errors.
Indaziflam; Pesticide Tolerances
Document Number: 2019-21715
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-10-10
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This regulation establishes tolerances for residues of indaziflam in or on the tropical and subtropical fruit (edible peel) group 23 and tropical and subtropical fruit (inedible peel) group 24. Interregional Research Project Number 4 (IR-4) requested these tolerances under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA).
Human Studies Review Board; Notification of Public Meetings
Document Number: 2019-22107
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-10-09
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Office of the Science Advisor announces two separate public meetings of the Human Studies Review Board (HSRB) to advise the Agency on the ethical and scientific review of research involving human subjects.
Proposed Information Collection Request; Comment Request; Performance Evaluation Studies on Wastewater Laboratories (Renewal); EPA ICR No. 0234.13, OMB Control No. 2080-0021
Document Number: 2019-22106
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-10-09
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency is planning to submit an information collection request (ICR), ``Performance Evaluation Studies on Wastewater Laboratories'' (EPA ICR No. 0234.13, OMB Control No. 2080-0021) 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 May 31, 2020. 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 Quality Plans; Tennessee; Infrastructure Requirements for the 2015 8-Hour Ozone National Ambient Air Quality Standard
Document Number: 2019-21862
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2019-10-09
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to approve the State Implementation Plan (SIP) submission, provided by the State of Tennessee, through the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation (TDEC), through a letter dated September 13, 2018, for inclusion into the Tennessee SIP. This proposal pertains to the infrastructure requirements of the Clean Air Act (CAA or Act) for the 2015 8-hour ozone national ambient air quality standard (NAAQS). Whenever EPA promulgates a new or revised NAAQS, the CAA requires that each state adopt and submit a SIP for the implementation, maintenance, and enforcement of each NAAQS promulgated by EPA. TDEC certified that the Tennessee SIP contains provisions that ensure the 2015 8-hour ozone NAAQS is implemented, enforced, and maintained in Tennessee. EPA is proposing to determine that portions of Tennessee's SIP submission satisfy certain required infrastructure elements for the 2015 8-hour ozone NAAQS.
Revocation of Significant New Uses of Fatty Acid Amide
Document Number: 2019-21717
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-10-09
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is revoking the significant new use rule (SNUR) promulgated under section 5(a)(2) of the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) for a chemical substance which was identified generically as fatty acid amide and was the subject of premanufacture notice (PMN) P- 13-267. EPA issued a SNUR based on the PMN designating certain activities as significant new uses. EPA has received a significant new use notice (SNUN) and test data for the chemical substance and is revoking the SNUR based on the information in the SNUN submission.
Air Plan Approval; Missouri; Revocation of Kansas City Area Transportation Conformity Requirements Plans
Document Number: 2019-21701
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-10-09
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is taking final action to approve a revision to the State Implementation Plan (SIP) for the State of Missouri. This final action will amend the SIP to remove the transportation conformity rule for the Kansas City AreaClay, Platte and Jackson Counties.
National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants: Iron and Steel Foundries Residual Risk and Technology Review
Document Number: 2019-20422
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2019-10-09
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This action presents the proposed results of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA's) residual risk and technology review (RTR) required under the Clean Air Act (CAA) for the National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants (NESHAP) for major source Iron and Steel Foundries, initially promulgated in 2004 and amended in 2008. Pursuant to the CAA, this action also presents the proposed results of the technology review for the NESHAP for area source Iron and Steel Foundries, initially promulgated in 2008. In this proposed action, the EPA is also proposing to remove exemptions for periods of startup, shutdown, and malfunction (SSM) and specify that the emissions standards apply at all times; require electronic reporting of performance test results and compliance reports; and make minor corrections and clarifications for a few other rule provisions for major sources and area sources. Implementation of these proposed rules is not expected to result in significant changes to the emissions from iron and steel foundries, human health, or environmental impacts associated with those emissions. However, this action, if finalized, would result in improved monitoring, compliance, and implementation of the existing standards.
National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants: Generic Maximum Achievable Control Technology Standards Residual Risk and Technology Review for Ethylene Production
Document Number: 2019-19875
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2019-10-09
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing amendments to the National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants (NESHAP): Generic Maximum Achievable Control Technology Standards. The source category addressed in this action is Ethylene Production. The EPA is proposing decisions concerning the residual risk and technology review (RTR), including proposing amendments pursuant to technology review for storage vessels and heat exchange systems. The EPA is also proposing amendments to correct and clarify regulatory provisions related to emissions during periods of startup, shutdown, and malfunction (SSM), including removing general exemptions for periods of SSM, adding work practice standards for periods of SSM where appropriate, and clarifying regulatory provisions for certain vent control bypasses. Lastly the EPA is proposing to add monitoring and operational requirements for flares; and add provisions for electronic reporting of performance test results and reports and Notification of Compliance Status (NOCS) reports. We estimate that these proposed amendments will reduce hazardous air pollutants (HAP) emissions from this source category by 62 tons per year (tpy).
Availability of the IRIS Assessment Plan for Inorganic Mercury Salts
Document Number: 2019-21957
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-10-08
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 Inorganic Mercury Salts. This document communicates information on the scoping needs identified by EPA program and regional offices and the IRIS Program's initial problem formulation activities. Specifically, the assessment plan outlines the objectives for the IRIS assessment and the type of evidence considered most pertinent to address the scoping needs. EPA is releasing this IRIS Assessment Plan for a 30-day public comment period in advance of a public science webinar planned for December 5, 2019. The Agency encourages the public to comment on all aspects of the assessment plan, including key science issues.
National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants: Integrated Iron and Steel Manufacturing Facilities Residual Risk and Technology Review; Reopening of Comment Period
Document Number: 2019-21827
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2019-10-08
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
On August 16, 2019, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) proposed a rule titled ``National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants: Integrated Iron and Steel Manufacturing Facilities Residual Risk and Technology Review.'' The EPA is reopening the comment period on the proposed rule that originally closed on September 30, 2019. The comment period will remain open to allow additional time for stakeholders to review and comment on the proposal.
Significant New Use Rule on Certain Chemical Substances; Partial Withdrawal (PMN P-13-270)
Document Number: 2019-21719
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2019-10-08
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is withdrawing part of a proposed rule, published in the Federal Register on January 7, 2015, that proposed significant new use rules (SNURs) under the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) for certain chemical substances. This withdrawal covers only the portion of the proposed rule that would have established a SNUR for the chemical substance generically described as aromatic dibenzoate, which was the subject of premanufacture notice (PMN) P-13-270. EPA has received test data for this chemical substance and based on its review is withdrawing the proposed SNUR for the chemical substance.
Significant New Use Rules on Certain Chemical Substances (19-6.B)
Document Number: 2019-21718
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2019-10-08
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is proposing significant new use rules (SNURs) under the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) for seven chemical substances which are the subject of premanufacture notices (PMNs). This action would require persons to notify EPA at least 90 days before commencing manufacture (defined by statute to include import) or processing of any of these seven chemical substances for an activity that is designated as a significant new use by this proposed rule. This action would further require that persons not commence manufacture or processing for the significant new use until they have submitted a Significant New Use Notice, and EPA has conducted a review of the notice, made an appropriate determination on the notice under TSCA and has taken any risk management actions as are required as a result of that determination.