Incorporation by reference

Air Plan Approval; Arizona; Maricopa County Air Quality Management Department

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to approve revisions to the Maricopa County Air Quality Department (MCAQD or ``County'') portions of the Arizona State Implementation Plan (SIP).

Publication Date: 
Thursday, August 4, 2022 - 4:00am

Air Plan Approval; California; Northern Sierra Air Quality Management District; Reasonably Available Control Technology

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is taking final action to approve a revision to the Northern Sierra Air Quality Management District (NSAQMD or ``District'') portion of the California State Implementation Plan (SIP). This revision concerns NSAQMD's demonstration regarding reasonably available control technology (RACT) requirements and negative declarations for the 2015 8-hour ozone national ambient air quality standards (NAAQS or ``standards'') in the Western Nevada County ozone nonattainment area, which is under the jurisdiction of the District.

Publication Date: 
Wednesday, August 3, 2022 - 4:00am

Air Plan Approval; North Dakota; Removal of Exemptions to Visible Air Emissions Restrictions

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is taking final action to approve a revision to North Dakota's State Implementation Plan (SIP) which it received on November 11, 2016. The revision was submitted by the North Dakota Department of Health (NDDH) in response to EPA's finding of substantial inadequacy and SIP call published on June 12, 2015 for a provision in the North Dakota SIP related to excess emissions during startup, shutdown, and malfunction (SSM) events.

Publication Date: 
Tuesday, August 2, 2022 - 4:00am

Approval of Air Quality Implementation Plans; New Jersey; Removal of Excess Emissions Provision

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is approving a State Implementation Plan (SIP) revision submitted by the State of New Jersey, through the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection, on December 14, 2017. The revision submitted by New Jersey was in response to a finding of substantial inadequacy and a SIP call published on June 12, 2015, for a provision in the New Jersey SIP related to excess emissions during startup, shutdown, and malfunction (SSM) events. The EPA is approving the SIP revision to correct the deficiency identified in the June 12, 2015, SIP call.

Publication Date: 
Monday, August 1, 2022 - 4:00am

Air Plan Approval; Minnesota; Approval of Infrastructure SIP Requirements for the 2015 Ozone NAAQS

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is approving most elements of a State Implementation Plan (SIP) submission from Minnesota 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. EPA proposed this action on May 24, 2022 and received no comments.

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

Air Plan Approval; Oklahoma; Volatile Organic Compound Emissions in Nonattainment Areas and Former Nonattainment Areas

Pursuant to the Federal Clean Air Act (CAA or the Act), the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is approving revisions to the State Implementation Plan (SIP) for Oklahoma submitted by the State of Oklahoma designee with a letter dated May 7, 2020. The submittal covers updates to the Oklahoma SIP, as contained in the State's 2019 annual SIP update. Specifically, this action addresses revisions to Oklahoma Administrative Code (OAC) Title 252 Chapter 100 Subchapter 39, Emission of Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) in Nonattainment Areas and Former Nonattainment Areas.

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

Air Plan Approval; Arizona, California, Nevada; Emissions Statements Requirements

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is taking final action to approve revisions, under the Clean Air Act (CAA or ``Act''), to portions of the Arizona, California, and Nevada State Implementation Plans (SIPs) regarding emissions statements (ES) requirements for the 2015 ozone national ambient air quality standards (NAAQS). We are also taking final action to approve ES certifications (``certifications'') adopted by various California air districts that existing SIP-approved rules are adequate to meet the ES requirements for the 2015 ozone NAAQS.

Publication Date: 
Friday, July 29, 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

Improvements for Heavy-Duty Engine and Vehicle Test Procedures

This final rule includes corrections, clarifications, additional flexibilities, and adjustment factors to improve the Greenhouse gas Emissions Model (GEM) compliance tool for heavy-duty vehicles while more closely matching the outputs produced by the original GEM version 3.0 that was used to establish the CO<INF>2</INF> standards for Model Years 2021 and later in the 2016 Heavy-duty Phase 2 final rule. Given the nature of this rule, there will be neither significant environmental impacts nor significant economic impacts.

Publication Date: 
Thursday, July 28, 2022 - 4:00am

Protection of Stratospheric Ozone: Listing of Substitutes Under the Significant New Alternatives Policy Program in Refrigeration, Air Conditioning, and Fire Suppression

Pursuant to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's Significant New Alternatives Policy program, this action proposes to list certain substances as acceptable subject to use conditions in the refrigeration and air conditioning sector for chillers--comfort cooling, residential dehumidifiers, non-residential dehumidifiers, residential and light commercial air conditioning and heat pumps, and a substance as acceptable subject to use conditions and narrowed used limits in very low temperature refrigeration.

Publication Date: 
Thursday, July 28, 2022 - 4:00am

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