Incorporation by reference

Finding of Failure To Submit a Clean Air Act Section 110 State Implementation Plan for Interstate Transport for the 2015 Ozone National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS)

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is taking final action, finding that the State of Alabama failed to submit a complete infrastructure State Implementation Plan (SIP) revision to satisfy certain interstate transport requirements of the Clean Air Act (CAA or Act) with respect to the 2015 8-hour ozone national ambient air quality standards (NAAQS). Specifically, these requirements pertain to prohibiting significant contribution to nonattainment, or interference with maintenance, of the 2015 8-hour ozone NAAQS in other states.

Publication Date: 
Wednesday, June 22, 2022 - 4:00am

Air Plan Approval; North Carolina; North Carolina BART Rule Revisions

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is finalizing approval of a North Carolina State Implementation Plan (SIP) revision, submitted through a letter dated April 13, 2021. The SIP revision includes changes to North Carolina's SIP-approved rule addressing best available retrofit technology (BART) for regional haze. EPA is approving North Carolina's SIP revision because the changes are consistent with Clean Air Act (CAA or Act) requirements.

Publication Date: 
Tuesday, June 21, 2022 - 4:00am

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

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is taking final action to approve a revision to the San Joaquin Valley Unified Air Pollution Control District (SJVUAPCD or the ``District'') portion of the California State Implementation Plan (SIP). This revision concerns emissions of oxides of nitrogen (NO<INF>X</INF>) and particulate matter (PM) from agricultural open burning. We are approving additional local restrictions on such burning under the Clean Air Act (CAA or the Act).

Publication Date: 
Thursday, June 16, 2022 - 4:00am

Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Delaware; Removal of Stage II Gasoline Vapor Recovery Program Requirements and Revision of Stage I Gasoline Vapor Recovery Program Requirements

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is approving a state implementation plan (SIP) revision, made in two separate submittals, by the State of Delaware. This revision removes requirements for gasoline vapor recovery systems installed on gasoline dispensers, the purpose of which are to capture emissions from vehicle refueling operations, otherwise known as Stage II vapor recovery. This revision also strengthens Delaware's requirements for gasoline vapor recovery systems that capture emissions from storage tank refueling operations, otherwise known as Stage I vapor recovery.

Publication Date: 
Friday, June 10, 2022 - 4:00am

Air Plan Approval; Maryland; Nonattainment New Source Review Requirements for 2015 8-Hour Ozone National Ambient Air Quality Standard

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is approving a state implementation plan (SIP) revision submitted by the State of Maryland. The revision certifies that Maryland's existing nonattainment new source review (NNSR) program, covering the Baltimore nonattainment area, the Philadelphia-Wilmington-Atlantic City nonattainment area, and the Washington, DC nonattainment area for the 2015 8-hour ozone national ambient air quality standards (NAAQS), is at least as stringent as applicable Federal requirements.

Publication Date: 
Friday, June 10, 2022 - 4:00am

Air Plan Approval; Ohio; Redesignation of the Ohio Portion of the Cincinnati, Ohio-Kentucky Area to Attainment of the 2015 Ozone Standard

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) finds that the Cincinnati, Ohio-Kentucky area (Area) is attaining the 2015 ozone National Ambient Air Quality Standard (NAAQS or standard) and is acting in accordance with a request from the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency (OEPA) to redesignate the Ohio 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: 
Thursday, June 9, 2022 - 4:00am

Approval and Promulgation of Implementation Plans; Montana; Thompson Falls PM10

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is approving the Limited Maintenance Plan (LMP) submitted by the State of Montana to EPA on November 4, 2021, for the Thompson Falls Moderate nonattainment area (NAA) for particulate matter with an aerodynamic diameter less than or equal to a nominal 10 micrometers (PM<INF>10</INF>) and concurrently redesignating the NAA to attainment for the 24-hour PM<INF>10</INF> National Ambient Air Quality Standard (NAAQS).

Publication Date: 
Wednesday, June 8, 2022 - 4:00am

Approval and Promulgation of Implementation Plans; Montana; Whitefish PM10

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is approving the Limited Maintenance Plan (LMP) submitted by the State of Montana to EPA on August 6, 2021, for the Whitefish Moderate nonattainment area (NAA) for particulate matter with an aerodynamic diameter less than or equal to a nominal 10 micrometers (PM<INF>10</INF>) and concurrently redesignating the NAA to attainment for the 24-hour PM<INF>10</INF> National Ambient Air Quality Standard (NAAQS).

Publication Date: 
Wednesday, June 8, 2022 - 4:00am

Air Plan Approval; Kentucky; Source Specific Changes for Jefferson County

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is approving changes to the Kentucky State Implementation Plan (SIP), submitted by the Commonwealth of Kentucky, through the Energy and Environment Cabinet (Cabinet), on March 4, 2020, and supplemented on January 28, 2022.

Publication Date: 
Tuesday, June 7, 2022 - 4:00am

Approval of Air Quality Implementation Plans; New York; Revision to 6 NYCRR Part 235 Consumer Products

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to approve a revision to the New York State Implementation Plan (SIP) for the purposes of implementing control of air pollution for volatile organic compounds (VOC). The proposed SIP revision consists of amendments to New York's Codes, Rules, and Regulations (NYCRR) that implement control measures for Consumer Products. The intended effect of this action is to approve control strategies which will result in VOC emission reductions that will help attain and maintain the national ambient air quality standards (NAAQS) for ozone.

Publication Date: 
Friday, June 3, 2022 - 4:00am

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