Incorporation by reference

Air Plan Approval; Connecticut; 2015 Ozone NAAQS Interstate Transport Requirements

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is approving a State Implementation Plan (SIP) revision submitted by the State of Connecticut as meeting the Clean Air Act (CAA) requirement that each State's SIP contain adequate provisions to prohibit emissions that will significantly contribute to nonattainment or interfere with maintenance of the 2015 8-hour ozone national ambient air quality standards (NAAQS) in any other state. This action is being taken in accordance with the CAA.

Publication Date: 
Monday, December 20, 2021 - 4:00am

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

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing 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 proposing 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: 
Tuesday, December 14, 2021 - 4:00am

Air Plan Approval; Rhode Island; 2015 Ozone NAAQS Interstate Transport Requirements

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is approving a State Implementation Plan (SIP) revision submitted by the State of Rhode Island as meeting the Clean Air Act (CAA) requirement that each State's SIP contain adequate provisions to prohibit emissions that will significantly contribute to nonattainment or interfere with maintenance of the 2015 8-hour ozone national ambient air quality standards (NAAQS) in any other state. This action is being taken in accordance with the CAA.

Publication Date: 
Friday, December 10, 2021 - 4:00am

Air Plan Approval; Michigan; Sulfur Dioxide Clean Data Determination for St. Clair

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is making a determination that the St. Clair sulfur dioxide (SO<INF>2</INF>) nonattainment area has attained the 2010 primary SO<INF>2</INF> National Ambient Air Quality Standard (2010 SO<INF>2</INF> NAAQS). This determination suspends certain planning requirements and sanctions for the nonattainment area for as long as the area continues to attain the 2010 SO<INF>2</INF> NAAQS. EPA proposed this action on August 17, 2021, and received four supportive comments and one set of adverse comments.

Publication Date: 
Tuesday, December 7, 2021 - 4:00am

Air Plan Approval; Washington; Yakima Regional Clean Air Agency, General Air Quality Regulations

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to approve 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 proposes to update the SIP for YRCAA's jurisdiction to reflect these changes to the WAC.

Publication Date: 
Tuesday, December 7, 2021 - 4:00am

Air Plan Approval; Indiana; ArcelorMittal Burns Harbor

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to approve revisions to the Indiana sulfur dioxide (SO<INF>2</INF>) State Implementation Plan (SIP) for the steel mill in Burns Harbor, Porter County, Indiana, formerly owned by ArcelorMittal Burns Harbor LLC and currently owned by Cleveland-Cliffs Burns Harbor LLC (the Burns Harbor plant). Final approval of these revisions would satisfy a provision in a Federal Settlement Agreement.

Publication Date: 
Tuesday, December 7, 2021 - 4:00am

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

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to determine that the St. Bernard Parish sulfur dioxide (SO<INF>2</INF>) nonattainment area (``St. Bernard area'' or ``area'') failed to attain the primary 2010 one-hour SO<INF>2</INF> national ambient air quality standard (NAAQS) under the Clean Air Act (CAA or the Act) by the applicable attainment date of October 4, 2018.

Publication Date: 
Tuesday, December 7, 2021 - 4:00am

Air Plan Approval; Wisconsin; Permit Streamline Updates

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to approve certain changes to Wisconsin's State Implementation Plan (SIP). These changes include defining and removing terms, creating a more streamlined process for permit applications and reports submitted electronically, and clarifying rules to create a more efficient permit issuance process. Approving this revision also makes Wisconsin rules consistent with Federal rules.

Publication Date: 
Monday, December 6, 2021 - 4:00am

Air Plan Approval; FL, GA, NC, SC; Interstate Transport (Prongs 1 and 2) for the 2015 8-Hour Ozone Standard

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA or Agency) is approving State Implementation Plan (SIP) submissions from Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, and South Carolina, addressing the Clean Air Act (CAA or Act) Good Neighbor interstate transport infrastructure SIP requirements for the 2015 8-hour ozone National Ambient Air Quality Standard (NAAQS or standards). EPA has determined that each state's SIP contains adequate provisions to prohibit emissions that will significantly contribute to nonattainment or interfere with maintenance of the 2015 ozone NAAQS in any other state.

Publication Date: 
Thursday, December 2, 2021 - 4:00am

Air Plan Approval; North Carolina; Mecklenburg Air Quality Permit Rules Revisions

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is approving a State Implementation Plan (SIP) revision to the Mecklenburg County portion of the North Carolina SIP, hereinafter referred to as the Mecklenburg Local Implementation Plan (LIP). The revision was submitted by the State of North Carolina, through the North Carolina Division of 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: 
Thursday, December 2, 2021 - 4:00am

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