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The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is taking final action to approve a revision to the State Implementation Plan (SIP) for the State of Missouri. This final action will amend the SIP to remove a rule related to control of emissions from bakery ovens in St. Louis City and Jefferson, St. Charles, Franklin, and St. Louis Counties. The EPA's approval of this rule revision is in accordance with the requirements of the Clean Air Act (CAA).

Publication Date: 
Tuesday, July 26, 2022 - 4:00am

Air Plan Approval; Kentucky; Emissions Inventory Requirements for the 2015 8-Hour Ozone Standard Nonattainment Areas

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to approve a State Implementation Plan (SIP) revision submitted by the Commonwealth of Kentucky, through the Kentucky Energy and Environment Cabinet (Cabinet) on December 22, 2021, to address the base year emissions inventory requirements for the 2015 8-hour ozone national ambient air quality standard (NAAQS) for Kentucky counties in the Cincinnati, Ohio-Kentucky 2015 8-hour ozone NAAQS nonattainment area (hereinafter referred to as the Cincinnati, OH-KY Area), and for Kentucky counties in the Louisville, Kentucky-Indiana 2015 8-hour NA

Publication Date: 
Tuesday, July 26, 2022 - 4:00am

Air Plan Approval; South Carolina: New Source Review Updates

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA or the Agency) is proposing to approve State Implementation Plan (SIP) revisions submitted by the State of South Carolina, through the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (hereinafter referred to as SC DHEC or South Carolina) via a letter dated February 3, 2022. The SIP revisions include updates to South Carolina's Prevention of Significant Deterioration (PSD) and Nonattainment New Source Review (NNSR) regulations.

Publication Date: 
Tuesday, July 26, 2022 - 4:00am

Air Approval Plans; Louisiana; Repeal of Excess Emissions Related Provisions

Pursuant to the Federal Clean Air Act (CAA, the Act), the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to approve a State Implementation Plan (SIP) revision submitted by the State of Louisiana, through the Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality (LDEQ), on November 20, 2016. The submittal is in response to the EPA's national SIP call of June 12, 2015, concerning excess emissions during periods of Startup, Shutdown, and Malfunction (SSM). The submittal requests the removal of certain provisions identified in the 2015 SIP call from the Louisiana SIP.

Publication Date: 
Friday, July 22, 2022 - 4:00am

Air Plan Approval; California; Mojave Desert Air Quality Management District

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to approve a revision to the Mojave Desert Air Quality Management District (MDAQMD or ``District'') portion of the California State Implementation Plan (SIP). This revision concerns emissions of oxides of nitrogen (NO<INF>X</INF>) from Portland cement kilns. We are proposing to approve a local rule to regulate these emission sources under 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: 
Friday, July 15, 2022 - 4:00am

Air Plan Approval; Arizona; Maricopa County Air Quality Department

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is taking final action to approve a revision to the Maricopa County Air Quality Department (MCAQD) portion of the Arizona State Implementation Plan (SIP). This revision concerns emissions of volatile organic compounds (VOC). We are approving rescissions of local rules that regulate these emission sources under the Clean Air Act (CAA or the Act).

Publication Date: 
Friday, July 15, 2022 - 4:00am

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; 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

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