Incorporation by reference

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

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to approve revisions to the Missouri State Implementation Plan (SIP) received on February 11, 2020. In the submission, Missouri requests to revise a regulation related to reporting of start-up, shutdown, and malfunction (SSM) events. 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. These revisions do not impact the stringency of the SIP or air quality.

Publication Date: 
Thursday, April 7, 2022 - 4:00am

Air Plan Approval; Alabama; Birmingham Limited Maintenance Plan for the 1997 8-Hour Ozone NAAQS

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is approving a state implementation plan (SIP) revision submitted by the State of Alabama, through the Alabama Department of Environmental Management (ADEM), via a letter dated September 15, 2020. The SIP revision includes the 1997 8-hour ozone national ambient air quality standards (NAAQS) Limited Maintenance Plan (LMP) for the Birmingham, Alabama Area (hereinafter referred to as the ``Birmingham Area'' or ``Area''). The Birmingham Area is comprised of Jefferson and Shelby Counties.

Publication Date: 
Wednesday, April 6, 2022 - 4:00am

Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans;

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to approve 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: 
Wednesday, April 6, 2022 - 4:00am

Finding of Failure To Attain the 2010 Sulfur Dioxide Standard; Tennessee; Sullivan County Nonattainment Area

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA or Agency) is finalizing the determination that the Sullivan County, Tennessee, sulfur dioxide (SO<INF>2</INF>) nonattainment area (hereinafter referred to as ``the Sullivan County Area'' or ``Area'') failed to attain the 2010 1-hour SO<INF>2</INF> primary National Ambient Air Quality Standard (NAAQS or standard) by the applicable attainment date of October 4, 2018, based upon a weight of evidence analysis of available quality-assured and certified SO<INF>2</INF> ambient air monitoring data and SO<INF>2</I

Publication Date: 
Tuesday, April 5, 2022 - 4:00am

Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; North Dakota; Regional Haze State and Federal Implementation Plans

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is finalizing approval of a State Implementation Plan (SIP) revision submitted by the State of North Dakota on August 3, 2020, addressing regional haze. Specifically, EPA is approving Amendment No. 2 to the North Dakota SIP for Regional Haze to satisfy certain requirements for the first implementation period of the Clean Air Act's (CAA) regional haze program. Amendment No.

Publication Date: 
Tuesday, April 5, 2022 - 4:00am

Air Plan Limited Approval and Limited Disapproval; California; Air Resources Board; Volatile Organic Compounds

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is finalizing a limited approval and limited disapproval of a revision to the California Air Resources Board (CARB) portion of the California State Implementation Plan (SIP). These revision concerns emissions of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) from vapor recovery systems of gasoline cargo tanks. Under the authority of the Clean Air Act (CAA or the Act), this action simultaneously approves the rescission of a different statewide rule from the California SIP that previously regulated this emission source.

Publication Date: 
Tuesday, April 5, 2022 - 4:00am

Air Plan Approval; Georgia; Air Quality Control, Miscellaneous Rule Revisions to Definitions and Permitting

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is approving changes to the Georgia state implementation plan (SIP) submitted on behalf of the State of Georgia by the Georgia Environmental Protection Division (GA EPD) through a letter dated September 1, 2020. This revision includes changes to the State's air quality regulations incorporated into the SIP by changing the definition of ``pollution control project'' and making minor changes to the corresponding minor new source review (NSR) permitting regulations for consistency.

Publication Date: 
Tuesday, April 5, 2022 - 4:00am

Air Plan Approval; Kentucky; 2015 8-Hour Ozone Nonattainment New Source Review Permit Program Requirements

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is approving a revision to the Kentucky State Implementation Plan (SIP) submitted by the Commonwealth of Kentucky, through the Kentucky Energy and Environment Cabinet, on October 15, 2020.

Publication Date: 
Tuesday, April 5, 2022 - 4:00am

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

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is approving a State Implementation Plan (SIP) revision submitted by the State of Kansas 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, April 4, 2022 - 4:00am

Air Plan Approval; Missouri; Control of Emissions From the Manufacturing of Paints, Varnishes, Lacquers, Enamels and Other Allied Surface Coating Products

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 a Missouri regulation that controls emissions from facilities in St. Louis City and Jefferson, St. Charles, Franklin, and St. Louis Counties. The revisions to this rule include adding incorporations by reference to other State rules, including definitions specific to the rule, removing unnecessary words, making other administrative wording changes, and adding alternative test methods.

Publication Date: 
Monday, April 4, 2022 - 4:00am

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