Administrative practice and procedure

Outer Continental Shelf Air Regulations; Consistency Update for New York

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is finalizing an update to 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 the Clean Air Act (CAA). The portion of the OCS air regulations that is being updated here pertains to the requirements for OCS sources for which the State of New York is the COA.

Publication Date: 
Wednesday, September 14, 2022 - 4:00am

Air Plan Approval; Iowa; State Implementation Plan and State Operating Permits Program

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is taking final action to approve revisions to the State Implementation Plan (SIP) and Operating Permit Program for the State of Iowa. This final action will amend the SIP to update incorporations by reference to EPA methods for measuring air pollutant emissions, performance testing (stack testing) and continuous monitoring. These revisions do not impact the stringency of the SIP or 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).

Publication Date: 
Friday, September 9, 2022 - 4:00am

Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) Program: Alternative RIN Retirement Schedule for Small Refineries

EPA is finalizing an optional alternative renewable identification number (RIN) retirement schedule for small refineries under the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) program for the 2020 compliance year. Small refineries that elect to use the alternative RIN retirement schedule will have to fully comply with their 2020 RFS obligations-- including any RIN deficits from 2019 carried forward into the 2020 compliance year--by February 1, 2024.

Publication Date: 
Friday, September 2, 2022 - 4:00am

Finding of Failure To Submit Regional Haze State Implementation Plans for the Second Planning Period

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is taking final action finding that 15 states have failed to submit State Implementation Plans (SIPs) to satisfy the visibility protection requirements of the Clean Air Act (CAA), as described in implementing regulations, for the regional haze second planning period.

Publication Date: 
Tuesday, August 30, 2022 - 4:00am

National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants; Delegation of Authority to Arkansas

The Arkansas Department of Energy and Environment, Division of Environmental Quality (DEQ) has submitted updated regulations for receiving delegation and approval of its program for the implementation and enforcement of certain National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants (NESHAP) promulgated under the Clean Air Act (CAA), as provided for under the delegation mechanism previously approved by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). The EPA is approving DEQ's requested update of its NESHAP delegation.

Publication Date: 
Monday, August 29, 2022 - 4:00am

Removal of the Reformulated Gasoline Program From the Southern Maine Area

In this final action, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is amending its reformulated gasoline (RFG) regulations to reflect that York, Cumberland, Androscoggin, Sagadahoc, Kennebec, Knox and Lincoln counties in Maine (the Southern Maine Area) are no longer Federal RFG covered areas as of September 30, 2021. EPA previously approved a petition from Maine to opt out of the Federal RFG program and removed the requirement to sell Federal RFG in the Southern Maine Area as of September 30, 2021.

Publication Date: 
Friday, August 26, 2022 - 4:00am

Deadlines for Submission and Recordation of Allowance Allocations Under the Cross-State Air Pollution Rule (CSAPR) Trading Programs and the Texas SO2

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is revising certain administrative deadlines under seven allowance trading programs for emissions of sulfur dioxide (SO<INF>2</INF>) and nitrogen oxides (NO<INF>X</INF>).

Publication Date: 
Friday, August 26, 2022 - 4:00am

Determination of Attainment by the Attainment Date but for International Emissions for the 2015 Ozone National Ambient Air Quality Standard; Imperial County, California

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA or ``Agency'') is proposing to determine that the Imperial County nonattainment area would have attained the 2015 ozone national ambient air quality standard (NAAQS) by the August 3, 2021 ``Marginal'' area attainment date, but for emissions emanating from outside the United States.

Publication Date: 
Monday, August 15, 2022 - 4:00am

National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants for Reciprocating Internal Combustion Engines; New Source Performance Standards for Stationary Internal Combustion Engines; Court Vacatur

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is amending the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) to reflect a 2015 court decision regarding the National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants (NESHAP) for Stationary Reciprocating Internal Combustion Engines (RICE) and the New Source Performance Standards (NSPS) for Stationary Internal Combustion Engines (ICE). The court vacated provisions in the regulations specifying that emergency engines could operate for emergency demand response or during periods where there is a deviation of voltage or frequency.

Publication Date: 
Wednesday, August 10, 2022 - 4:00am

Limited Approval and Limited Disapproval of California Air Plan Revisions; San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District; Stationary Source Permits

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing a limited approval and limited disapproval of revisions to the San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District (SJVAPCD or ``District'') portion of the California State Implementation Plan (SIP). These revisions concern volatile organic compounds (VOC), oxides of nitrogen (NO<INF>X</INF>), particulate matter (PM) (including PM equal to or less than 2.5 microns in diameter (PM<INF>2.5</INF>) and PM equal to or less than 10 microns in diameter (PM<INF>10</INF>)), and their precursors.

Publication Date: 
Friday, July 29, 2022 - 4:00am

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