Incorporation by reference

Air Quality Implementation Plan; California; Tuolumne County Air Pollution Control District; Stationary Source Permits

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to approve a revision to the Tuolumne County Air Pollution Control District's (TCAPCD or ``District'') portion of the California State Implementation Plan (SIP). This revision governs the District's issuance of permits for stationary sources, and 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''). We are taking comments on this proposal and plan to follow with a final action.

Publication Date: 
Thursday, July 14, 2022 - 4:00am

Air Plan Approval; OR; Vehicle Inspection Program and Medford-Ashland PM10

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is approving revisions to the Oregon state implementation plan (SIP) submitted by the State of Oregon (Oregon) on December 9, 2020 and December 22, 2021. The revisions update the SIP-approved vehicle inspection program for the Portland and Medford areas. The EPA is approving the SIP submittal as consistent with Clean Air Act (Act or CAA) requirements.

Publication Date: 
Tuesday, July 12, 2022 - 4:00am

Air Plan Approval; Alabama; NOX

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is taking final action to approve a State Implementation Plan (SIP) revision submitted by the State of Alabama, through the Alabama Department of Environmental Management (ADEM), in a letter dated October 18, 2021. The revision includes corrections to deficiencies to Alabama's regulation titled ``NO<INF>X</INF> Budget Program Monitoring and Reporting'' (AL NO<INF>X</INF> SIP Call Monitoring Rule), which EPA previously conditionally approved into the SIP.

Publication Date: 
Monday, July 11, 2022 - 4:00am

Air Plan Approval; Washington; Yakima Regional Clean Air Agency, General Air Quality Regulations

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is approving revisions to the Washington State Implementation Plan (SIP) that were submitted by the Department of Ecology (Ecology) in coordination with the Yakima Regional Clean Air Agency (YRCAA). In 2014, 2015, 2016, and 2020, the EPA approved revisions to the General Regulations for Air Pollution Sources promulgated by Ecology in the Washington Administrative Code (WAC). In this action, the EPA is approving an update to the SIP for YRCAA's jurisdiction to reflect these changes to the WAC.

Publication Date: 
Monday, July 11, 2022 - 4:00am

Air Plan Approval; Georgia; Vehicle Inspection and Maintenance Program

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to approve State Implementation Plan (SIP) revisions submitted by the State of Georgia through the Georgia Department of Natural Resources (GA DNR), Environmental Protection Division (GA EPD) on April 30, 2021. The revisions remove obsolete references and provisions, update and clarify the State's inspection and maintenance (I/M) requirements, and update terminology, in part to reflect advances in test and vehicle technology.

Publication Date: 
Monday, July 11, 2022 - 4:00am

Air Plan Approval; Delaware; Sulfur Content of Fuel Oil

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is approving a state implementation plan (SIP) revision submitted by the State of Delaware. The revision pertains to the reduction of the maximum allowable sulfur content limit for distillate fuels, from a current limit of 3000 parts per million (ppm) (0.3% by weight) to 15 ppm (0.0015% by weight) and residential fuels from a current limit of 1.0% by weight to 0.5% by weight. This revision also adds requirements for sampling and testing along with certification and recordkeeping.

Publication Date: 
Monday, July 11, 2022 - 4:00am

Air Plan Disapproval; Missouri; Control of Sulfur Dioxide Emissions

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to disapprove revisions to the Missouri State Implementation Plan (SIP) submitted by Missouri on March 7, 2019. In its submission, Missouri requested rescinding a regulation addressing sulfur compounds from the SIP and replacing it with a new regulation that establishes requirements for units emitting sulfur dioxide (SO<INF>2</INF>).

Publication Date: 
Friday, July 8, 2022 - 4:00am

Air Plan Approval; Michigan; Emissions Statement Program and Base Year Emissions Inventory

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is partially approving portions of State Implementation Plan (SIP) revisions submitted by the State of Michigan on December 18, 2020. Specifically, EPA is approving the 2015 ozone National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS) base-year emissions inventory for Detroit area as meeting the requirements of the Clean Air Act (CAA). EPA is also approving revisions to Michigan's emissions statement program as meeting the requirements of the CAA.

Publication Date: 
Wednesday, July 6, 2022 - 4:00am

Air Plan Approval; Indiana; Redesignation of the Indiana Portion of the Louisville, Indiana-Kentucky Area to Attainment of the 2015 Ozone Standards

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) finds that the Indiana portion of the Louisville, Indiana-Kentucky area (Area) is attaining the 2015 primary and secondary ozone National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS), and acts in accordance with a request from the Indiana Department of Environmental Management (IDEM) to redesignate the Indiana portion of the area to attainment for the 2015 ozone NAAQS because the request meets the statutory requirements for redesignation under the Clean Air Act (CAA).

Publication Date: 
Tuesday, July 5, 2022 - 4:00am

Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) Program: RFS Annual Rules

Under section 211 of the Clean Air Act (CAA), the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is required to set standards every year to implement nationally applicable renewable fuel volume targets. This action modifies the 2021 and 2022 statutory volume targets for cellulosic biofuel, advanced biofuel, and total renewable fuel, as well as establishes the 2022 volume target for biomass-based diesel. This action also modifies the previously established cellulosic biofuel, advanced biofuel, and total renewable fuel volume requirements for 2020.

Publication Date: 
Friday, July 1, 2022 - 4:00am

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