Incorporation by reference

Clean Air Plans; Base Year Emissions Inventories for the 2015 Ozone Standards; Nevada; Clark County, Las Vegas Valley

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is approving, under the Clean Air Act (CAA or ``Act''), revisions to the Nevada state implementation plan (SIP) concerning the base year emissions inventory requirements for the Las Vegas Valley ozone nonattainment area for the 2015 ozone national ambient air quality standards (NAAQS or ``standards'').

Publication Date: 
Monday, November 14, 2022 - 4:00am

Air Plan Approval; West Virginia; 2021 Amendments to West Virginia's Ambient Air Quality Standards

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is approving a state implementation plan (SIP) revision submitted by the State of West Virginia. The revision updates West Virginia's incorporation by reference of EPA's national ambient air quality standards (NAAQS) and the associated monitoring reference and equivalent methods. EPA is approving these revisions to the West Virginia SIP in accordance with the requirements of the Clean Air Act (CAA).

Publication Date: 
Thursday, November 10, 2022 - 4:00am

National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants: Paint Stripping and Miscellaneous Surface Coating Operations at Area Sources Technology Review

This action finalizes the technology review conducted for the paint stripping and miscellaneous surface coating operations area source categories regulated under national emission standards for hazardous air pollutants (NESHAP). These final amendments also address provisions regarding electronic reporting; make miscellaneous clarifying and technical corrections; simplify the petition for exemption process; and clarify requirements for emissions during periods of startup, shutdown, and malfunction (SSM).

Publication Date: 
Thursday, November 10, 2022 - 4:00am

Air Plan Approval; Indiana; Infrastructure SIP Requirements for the 2015 Ozone NAAQS and References to the Code of Federal Regulations

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is approving elements of a State Implementation Plan (SIP) submission from Indiana regarding the infrastructure requirements of section 110 of the Clean Air Act (CAA) for the 2015 ozone National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS). The infrastructure requirements are designed to ensure that the structural components of each state's air quality management program are adequate to meet the state's responsibilities under the CAA.

Publication Date: 
Wednesday, November 2, 2022 - 4:00am

Air Plan Approval; North Carolina; Miscellaneous Emission Control Standards Rule Revisions

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is finalizing the approval of changes to the North Carolina State Implementation Plan (SIP), submitted by the State of North Carolina through the North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality (NCDEQ), Division of Air Quality (DAQ), through a letter dated April 13, 2021. This SIP revision includes changes to a subset of NCDEQ's regulations regarding emission control standards. EPA is approving these changes pursuant to the Clean Air Act (CAA or Act).

Publication Date: 
Tuesday, October 25, 2022 - 4:00am

Air Plan Approval; TN; Updates to References to Appendix W Modeling Guideline

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is approving a State Implementation Plan (SIP) revision submitted by the State of Tennessee on April 9, 2021. Specifically, EPA is approving updates to the incorporation by reference of Federal guidelines on air quality modeling in the Tennessee SIP. EPA is also converting the previous conditional approval regarding infrastructure SIP prevention of significant deterioration (PSD) elements for the 2015 ozone national ambient air quality standards (NAAQS) for Tennessee to a full approval.

Publication Date: 
Monday, October 24, 2022 - 4:00am

Determinations of Attainment by the Attainment Date, California Areas Classified as Serious for the 2008 Ozone National Ambient Air Quality Standards and Marginal for the 2015 Ozone National Ambient Air Quality Standards

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is finalizing a determination that the Nevada County (Western part) and Ventura County areas in California, both classified as Serious for the 2008 ozone National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS), attained the 2008 ozone NAAQS by the July 20, 2021 attainment date. The EPA is also finalizing a determination that six areas in California classified as Marginal for the 2015 ozone NAAQS, attained the 2015 ozone NAAQS by the August 3, 2021 attainment date.

Publication Date: 
Thursday, October 20, 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 determining 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: 
Thursday, October 20, 2022 - 4:00am

Air Plan Approval; North Carolina; Revisions to Exclusionary Rules and Permit Exemptions

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is approving portions of revisions to the State Implementation Plan (SIP) submitted by the State of North Carolina, through the North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality, Division of Air Quality (DAQ), on September 18, 2009, and July 10, 2019.

Publication Date: 
Tuesday, October 18, 2022 - 4:00am

Air Plan Approval and Air Quality Designation; GA; Redesignation of the Atlanta, Georgia 2015 8-Hour Ozone Nonattainment Area to Attainment

On February 28, 2022, the State of Georgia, through the Georgia Environmental Protection Division (GA EPD) of the Department of Natural Resources, submitted a request for the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to redesignate the Atlanta, Georgia 2015 8-hour ozone nonattainment area (hereinafter referred to as the ``Atlanta Area'' or ``Area'') to attainment for the 2015 8-hour ozone National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS or standards) and to approve a State Implementation Plan (SIP) revision containing a maintenance plan for the Area.

Publication Date: 
Monday, October 17, 2022 - 4:00am

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