Administrative practice and procedure

National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants: Municipal Solid Waste Landfills Residual Risk and Technology Review; Correction

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) published a final rule in the Federal Register on March 26, 2020, to complete the residual risk and technology review (RTR) for the Municipal Solid Waste (MSW) Landfills source category as regulated under national emission standards for hazardous air pollutants (NESHAP). The final rule also made minor changes to the 2016 MSW Landfills New Source Performance Standards (NSPS) and Emission Guidelines and Compliance Times for MSW Landfills to improve implementation of the sets of rules affecting MSW landfills.

Publication Date: 
Tuesday, April 13, 2021 - 4:00am

Extension of 2019 and 2020 Renewable Fuel Standard Compliance and Attest Engagement Reporting Deadlines

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is finalizing modifications of certain compliance dates under the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) program. First, EPA is extending the RFS compliance deadline for the 2019 compliance year and the associated deadline for submission of attest engagement reports for the 2019 compliance year for small refineries. The new deadlines are November 30, 2021, and June 1, 2022, respectively.

Publication Date: 
Thursday, April 1, 2021 - 4:00am

Approval and Promulgation of State Plans for Designated Facilities and Pollutants; North Dakota; Control of Emissions From Existing Municipal Solid Waste Landfills; Control of Emissions From Existing Commercial and Industrial Solid Waste Incineration Unit

Pursuant to the Federal Clean Air Act (CAA or the ``Act''), the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA or the ``Agency'') is proposing approval of a CAA section 111(d) plan submitted by the North Dakota Department of Environmental Quality (NDDEQ or the ``Department'') on July 28, 2020 to regulate landfill gas and its components from existing municipal solid waste (MSW) landfills.

Publication Date: 
Friday, March 26, 2021 - 4:00am

Georgia; Approval of State Plan for Designated Facilities and Pollutants; Hospital/Medical/Infectious Waste Incineration (HMIWI) Units

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to approve the Clean Air Act (CAA or the Act) section 111(d)/129 state plan submitted by the State of Georgia, through the Georgia Department of Natural Resources' Environmental Protection Division on August 1, 2018, and supplemented on January 7, 2019, for implementing and enforcing the Emission Guidelines (EG) and Compliance Schedules applicable to existing Hospital/Medical/Infectious Waste Incineration (HMIWI) units.

Publication Date: 
Friday, March 26, 2021 - 4:00am

Protection of the Stratospheric Ozone: Motor Vehicle Air Conditioning System Servicing

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is adopting three technical standards developed by SAE International (SAE) for equipment that recovers, recycles, and/or recharges the refrigerant 2,3,3,3- Tetrafluoroprop-1-ene (HFO-1234yf or R-1234yf) in motor vehicle air conditioners (MVACs). The three standards are SAE J2843, SAE J2851, and SAE J3030. This rule adopts the most current versions of these standards by incorporating them by reference into the regulations under Title VI of the Clean Air Act (CAA).

Publication Date: 
Wednesday, March 24, 2021 - 4:00am

Determination To Defer Sanctions; Arizona; Pinal County Air Quality Control District

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is making an interim final determination that the Arizona Department of Environmental Quality (ADEQ) has submitted rules and other materials on behalf of the Pinal County Air Quality Control District (PCAQCD or District) that correct deficiencies in its Clean Air Act (CAA or Act) state implementation plan (SIP) provisions concerning ozone nonattainment requirements.

Publication Date: 
Friday, March 5, 2021 - 4:00am

Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plan; Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) approves the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation's (MPTN or the Tribe) Tribal Implementation Plan (TIP) under the Clean Air Act (CAA) to regulate air pollution within the exterior boundaries of the Tribe's reservation. The TIP is one of two CAA regulatory programs that comprise the Tribe's Clean Air Program (CAP). EPA approved the Tribe for treatment in the same manner as a State (Treatment as State or TAS) for purposes of administering New Source Review (NSR) and Title V operating permits under the CAA on July 10, 2008.

Publication Date: 
Wednesday, March 3, 2021 - 4:00am

Approval and Promulgation of State Air Quality Plans for Designated Facilities and Pollutants; Arkansas, Louisiana, New Mexico, and Albuquerque-Bernalillo County, New Mexico; Control of Emissions From Existing Hospital/Medical/Infectious Waste Incinerator

Pursuant to the Federal Clean Air Act (CAA or the Act), the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is notifying the public that we have received CAA section 111(d)/129 negative declarations from Arkansas, Louisiana, New Mexico, and Albuquerque-Bernalillo County, New Mexico, for existing Hospital/Medical/Infectious Waste Incinerator (HMIWI) units. These negative declarations certify that HMIWI subject to the requirements of sections 111(d) and 129 of the CAA do not exist within the jurisdictions of Arkansas, Louisiana, New Mexico, and Albuquerque-Bernalillo County.

Publication Date: 
Tuesday, March 2, 2021 - 4:00am

Approval and Promulgation of State Air Quality Plans for Designated Facilities and Pollutants; Arkansas, Louisiana, New Mexico, and Albuquerque-Bernalillo County, New Mexico; Control of Emissions From Existing Hospital/Medical/Infectious Waste Incinerator

Pursuant to the Federal Clean Air Act (CAA or the Act), the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is notifying the public that we have received CAA section 111(d)/129 negative declarations from Arkansas, Louisiana, New Mexico, and Albuquerque-Bernalillo County, New Mexico, for existing Hospital/Medical/Infectious Waste Incinerator (HMIWI) units. These negative declarations certify that HMIWI subject to the requirements of sections 111(d) and 129 of the CAA do not exist within the jurisdictions of Arkansas, Louisiana, New Mexico, and Albuquerque-Bernalillo County.

Publication Date: 
Tuesday, March 2, 2021 - 4:00am

Approval and Promulgation of State Air Quality Plans for Designated Facilities and Pollutants; Arkansas, Louisiana, New Mexico, and Albuquerque-Bernalillo County, New Mexico; Control of Emissions From Existing Hospital/Medical/Infectious Waste Incinerator

Pursuant to the Federal Clean Air Act (CAA or the Act), the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is notifying the public that we have received CAA section 111(d)/129 negative declarations from Arkansas, Louisiana, New Mexico, and Albuquerque-Bernalillo County, New Mexico, for existing Hospital/Medical/Infectious Waste Incinerator (HMIWI) units. These negative declarations certify that HMIWI subject to the requirements of sections 111(d) and 129 of the CAA do not exist within the jurisdictions of Arkansas, Louisiana, New Mexico, and Albuquerque-Bernalillo County.

Publication Date: 
Tuesday, March 2, 2021 - 4:00am

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