Air pollution control

Air Plan Partial Approval and Partial Disapproval; California; San Diego

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is taking final action to partially approve and partially disapprove revisions to the San Diego Air Pollution Control District (SDAPCD or ``District'') portion of the California State Implementation Plan (SIP). These revisions concern the District's demonstration regarding reasonably available control technology (RACT) requirements and negative declarations for the 2008 ozone national ambient air quality standards (NAAQS or ``standards'') in the San Diego ozone nonattainment area under the jurisdiction of the SDAPCD.

Publication Date: 
Thursday, December 3, 2020 - 4:00am

Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality State Implementation Plans; California; Plumas County; Moderate Area Plan for the 2012 PM2.5

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to approve through parallel processing a state implementation plan (SIP) revision submitted by the State of California to address Clean Air Act (CAA or ``Act'') requirements for the 2012 annual fine particulate matter (PM<INF>2.5</INF>) national ambient air quality standard (NAAQS or ``standard'') in the Plumas County Moderate PM<INF>2.5</INF> nonattainment area (``Portola nonattainment area'').

Publication Date: 
Thursday, December 3, 2020 - 4:00am

Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Utah; Regional Haze State and Federal Implementation Plans

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is finalizing approval of State Implementation Plan (SIP) revisions submitted by the State of Utah on July 3, 2019, as supplemented on December 3, 2019, to satisfy certain regional haze requirements for the regional haze program's first implementation period (Utah SIP revisions). The EPA is approving the Utah SIP revision that provides an alternative to best available retrofit technology (BART) controls for nitrogen oxides (NO<INF>X</INF>) at the PacifiCorp Hunter and Huntington power plants.

Publication Date: 
Friday, November 27, 2020 - 4:00am

Air Plan Approval; Wisconsin; Partial Approval and Partial Disapproval of the Oneida County SO2

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to partially approve and partially disapprove a revision to the Wisconsin State Implementation Plan (SIP) for attaining the 2010 primary, health- based 1-hour sulfur dioxide (SO<INF>2</INF>) national ambient air quality standard (NAAQS or ``standard'') for the Oneida County SO<INF>2</INF> nonattainment area.

Publication Date: 
Wednesday, November 25, 2020 - 4:00am

Air Plan Approval; NC; Blue Ridge Paper SO2

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is approving a source-specific State Implementation Plan (SIP) revision submitted by the State of North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality, Division of Air Quality (DAQ), in final form, through a letter dated September 3, 2020.

Publication Date: 
Tuesday, November 24, 2020 - 4:00am

Approval and Promulgation of State Plans for Designated Facilities and Pollutants; City of Philadelphia and District of Columbia

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is approving the negative declarations submitted to satisfy the requirements of the Emission Guidelines and Compliance times for Municipal Solid Waste Landfills (MSW) for the City of Philadelphia, located in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, and the District of Columbia. The negative declaration certifies that there are no existing facilities in the City of Philadelphia or the District of Columbia that must comply with this rule.

Publication Date: 
Tuesday, November 24, 2020 - 4:00am

Air Quality Implementation Plan; California; Northern Sierra Air Quality Management District; Stationary Source Permits

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is finalizing a revision to the Northern Sierra Air Quality Management District (NSAQMD or ``District'') portion of the California State Implementation Plan (SIP). In this action, we are approving a rule submitted by the NSAQMD that governs the issuance of permits for stationary sources, which focuses on the preconstruction review and permitting of major sources and major modifications under part D of title I of the Clean Air Act (CAA or ``the Act'').

Publication Date: 
Friday, November 20, 2020 - 4:00am

Air Plan Approval; ID, Incorporation by Reference Updates and Rule Revisions

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is approving the State Implementation Plan (SIP) revisions submitted by Idaho on June 5, 2019 and May 27, 2020. The submitted revisions update the incorporation by reference of specific Federal requirements and clarify source permitting requirements. The EPA finds that the changes are consistent with Clean Air Act requirements.

Publication Date: 
Thursday, November 19, 2020 - 4:00am

Air Quality Implementation Plan; California; Calaveras County Air Pollution Control District and Mariposa County Air Pollution Control District; Stationary Source Permits

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is finalizing revisions to the Calaveras County Air Pollution Control District (CCAPCD) and the Mariposa County Air Pollution Control District (MCAPCD) portions of the California State Implementation Plan (SIP). In this action, we are approving two rules, one submitted by the CCAPCD and the other by the MCAPCD, governing the issuance of permits for stationary sources, focusing on the preconstruction review and permitting of major sources and major modifications under part D of title I of the Clean Air Act (CAA or ``the Act'').

Publication Date: 
Thursday, November 19, 2020 - 4:00am

Air Plan Approval; Ohio; Technical Amendment

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is finalizing the removal of the air pollution nuisance rule from the Ohio State Implementation Plan (SIP) using a Clean Air Act (CAA) error correction provision. EPA has determined that this rule was not relied upon by Ohio to demonstrate implementation, maintenance or enforcement of any national ambient air quality standard (NAAQS). Upon the effective date of this action, the nuisance rule will no longer be part of the Ohio SIP.

Publication Date: 
Thursday, November 19, 2020 - 4:00am

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