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Air Plan Approval; Wisconsin; Redesignation of the Rhinelander Sulfur Dioxide Nonattainment Area

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is redesignating the Rhinelander nonattainment area, which consists of a portion of Oneida County (Crescent Township, Newbold Township, Pine Lake Township, Pelican Township, and the City of Rhinelander), to attainment for the 2010 primary, health-based 1-hour sulfur dioxide (SO<INF>2</INF>) National Ambient Air Quality Standard (NAAQS). EPA is also approving Wisconsin's SO<INF>2</INF> maintenance plan for the Rhinelander area.

Publication Date: 
Wednesday, January 12, 2022 - 4:00am

Air Plan Approval; North Carolina: Mecklenburg General Provisions

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is finalizing approval of a State Implementation Plan (SIP) revision to the Mecklenburg County portion of the North Carolina SIP, hereinafter referred to as the Mecklenburg County Local Implementation Plan (LIP). The revision was submitted through the North Carolina Division Air Quality (NCDAQ), on behalf of Mecklenburg County Air Quality (MCAQ), via a letter dated April 24, 2020, and was received by EPA on June 19, 2020.

Publication Date: 
Tuesday, January 11, 2022 - 4:00am

Air Plan Approval; North Carolina; Minor Revisions to Cotton Ginning Operations Rule

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is approving a revision to the North Carolina State Implementation Plan (SIP) submitted by the State of North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality, Division of Air Quality, via a letter dated April 13, 2021, and received by EPA on April 14, 2021. This revision contains minor clarifying and typographical edits to North Carolina's cotton ginning operations rule. EPA is finalizing approval of these changes pursuant to the Clean Air Act (CAA or Act).

Publication Date: 
Tuesday, January 11, 2022 - 4:00am

National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants: Primary Copper Smelting Residual Risk and Technology Review and Primary Copper Smelting Area Source Technology Review

This proposal presents the results of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA's) residual risk and technology review (RTR) for the National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants (NESHAP) for major source Primary Copper Smelters as required under the Clean Air Act (CAA). Pursuant to the CAA, this action also presents the results of the technology review for the Primary Copper Smelting area source NESHAP. The EPA is proposing new emissions standards in the major source NESHAP.

Publication Date: 
Tuesday, January 11, 2022 - 4:00am

Revised 2023 and Later Model Year Light-Duty Vehicle Greenhouse Gas Emissions Standards

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is revising the greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions standards under the Clean Air Act section 202(a) for light-duty vehicles for 2023 and later model years to make the standards more stringent.

Publication Date: 
Thursday, December 30, 2021 - 4:00am

Clean Air Plans; 2012 Fine Particulate Matter Serious Nonattainment Area Requirements; San Joaquin Valley, California

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA or ``Agency'') proposes to approve portions of two state implementation plan (SIP) revisions submitted by the State of California to meet Clean Air Act (CAA or ``Act'') requirements for the 2012 annual fine particulate matter (PM<INF>2.5</INF>) national ambient air quality standards (NAAQS or ``standards'') in the San Joaquin Valley (SJV) Serious nonattainment area.

Publication Date: 
Wednesday, December 29, 2021 - 4:00am

Finding of Failure To Attain the Primary 2010 One-Hour Sulfur Dioxide Standard for the St. Bernard Parish, Louisiana Nonattainment Area; Extension of Comment Period

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is extending the comment period for the proposed rule ``Finding of Failure to Attain the Primary 2010 One-Hour Sulfur Dioxide Standard for the St. Bernard Parish, Louisiana Nonattainment Area'' that was published on December 7, 2021. The proposal provided for a public comment period ending January 6, 2022. The EPA received a request from the public to extend this comment period. The EPA is extending the comment period to January 13, 2022.

Publication Date: 
Tuesday, December 28, 2021 - 4:00am

Air Plan Approval; California; San Joaquin Valley Unified Air Pollution Control District

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is taking final action to partially approve a revision to the San Joaquin Valley Unified Air Pollution Control District (SJVUAPCD) portion of the California State Implementation Plan (SIP). This revision concerns emissions of oxides of nitrogen (NO<INF>X</INF>) and fine particulate matter (PM<INF>2.5</INF>) from off-road diesel agricultural vehicles and equipment.

Publication Date: 
Monday, December 27, 2021 - 4:00am

Air Plan Approval; Hawaii; Interstate Transport for the 2015 Ozone NAAQS

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is approving a state implementation plan (SIP) revision from the State of Hawaii addressing requirements in the Clean Air Act (CAA or ``Act'') regarding interstate transport for the 2015 ozone national ambient air quality standards (NAAQS).

Publication Date: 
Monday, December 27, 2021 - 4:00am

Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) Program: RFS Annual Rules

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

Publication Date: 
Tuesday, December 21, 2021 - 4:00am

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