Incorporation by reference

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; 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; 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

Air Plan Approval; California; San Diego County; Reasonably Available Control Technology

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is taking final action to approve revisions to the San Diego Air Pollution Control District (SDAPCD or ``District'') portion of the California State Implementation Plan (SIP). These revisions concern SDAPCD's negative declarations for certain Control Techniques Guidelines (CTGs) as they apply to the 2008 and 2015 ozone national ambient air quality standards (NAAQS or ``standards'') reasonably available control technology (RACT) SIP. We are approving revisions that regulate these emission sources under the Clean Air Act (CAA or the Act).

Publication Date: 
Wednesday, June 29, 2022 - 4:00am

Air Plan Approval; State Implementation Plan Revisions Required by the 2008 and 2015 Ozone Standards

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is approving State Implementation Plan (SIP) revisions submitted by the State of Connecticut for purposes of implementing the 2008 and 2015 ozone National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS).

Publication Date: 
Tuesday, June 28, 2022 - 4:00am

Air Plan Approval; Delaware; Control of Volatile Organic Compounds Emissions From Solvent Cleaning and Drying

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to approve a state implementation plan (SIP) revision submitted by the State of Delaware. This revision pertains to the reduction of volatile organic compounds (VOC) emissions from cold solvent cleaning operations. This action is being taken under the Clean Air Act (CAA).

Publication Date: 
Monday, June 27, 2022 - 4:00am

Air Plan Approval; Missouri; Start-Up, Shutdown and Malfunction Conditions

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is taking final action to approve revisions to the State Implementation Plan (SIP) for the State of Missouri. This final action will amend the SIP to incorporate revisions to a state regulation related to the reporting of start-up, shutdown, and malfunction (SSM) events in Missouri. The revisions to this rule include adding incorporations by reference to other state rules, including definitions specific to the rule and making administrative wording changes.

Publication Date: 
Friday, June 24, 2022 - 4:00am

Approval of Air Quality State Implementation Plans; Arizona; 2015 Ozone Interstate Transport Requirements

The Clean Air Act (CAA) requires each state implementation plan (SIP) to contain adequate provisions prohibiting emissions that will significantly contribute to nonattainment or interfere with maintenance of air quality in other states. The State of Arizona submitted a SIP revision to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to address these requirements for the 2015 ozone national ambient air quality standards (NAAQS).

Publication Date: 
Friday, June 24, 2022 - 4:00am

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