Incorporation by reference

Air Plan Revisions; California; South Coast Air Quality Management District

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing a limited approval and limited disapproval of two revised rules and an approval of a rule recission to the South Coast Air Quality Management District (SCAQMD) portion of the California State Implementation Plan (SIP). These revisions concern emissions of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) from marine and pleasure craft coating operations and the coating of metals. The EPA previously proposed to fully approve these SIP revisions on the grounds that they satisfied the relevant requirements under the Clean Air Act (CAA or the Act).

Publication Date: 
Monday, August 22, 2022 - 4:00am

Approval of California Air Plan Revisions, Eastern Kern County Air Pollution Control District and Imperial County Air Pollution Control District

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is taking final action to approve revisions to the Eastern Kern Air Pollution Control District (EKAPCD) and Imperial County Air Pollution Control District (ICAPCD) portion of the California State Implementation Plan (SIP). These revisions were submitted by the California Air Resources Board (CARB) in response to EPA's June 12, 2015, finding of substantial inadequacy and SIP call for certain provisions in the SIP related to affirmative defenses applicable to excess emissions during startup, shutdown, and malfunction (SSM) events.

Publication Date: 
Monday, August 22, 2022 - 4:00am

Air Plan Approval; OR; Oakridge PM10

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is redesignating the Oakridge, Oregon nonattainment area to attainment for the 1987 National Ambient Air Quality Standard for particulate matter of 10 microns or less (PM<INF>10</INF> NAAQS). The EPA is also approving a maintenance plan for the area that demonstrates continued compliance with the PM<INF>10</INF> NAAQS through the year 2035, which Oregon submitted, along with the redesignation request, for inclusion into the Oregon State Implementation Plan (SIP).

Publication Date: 
Monday, August 22, 2022 - 4:00am

Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Pennsylvania; Reasonably Available Control Technology Determinations for Case-by-Case Sources Under the 1997 and/or 2008 8-Hour Ozone National Ambient Air Quality Standards

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is approving multiple state implementation plan (SIP) revisions submitted by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. These revisions were submitted by the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (PADEP) to establish and require reasonably available control technology (RACT) for six major volatile organic compound (VOC) and/or nitrogen oxide (NO<INF>X</INF>) emitting facilities pursuant to the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania's conditionally approved RACT regulations.

Publication Date: 
Friday, August 19, 2022 - 4:00am

Air Plan Approval; Maryland; Clean Data Determination and Approval of Select Attainment Plan Elements for the Anne Arundel County and Baltimore County, Maryland Sulfur Dioxide Nonattainment Area

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to determine that the Anne Arundel County and Baltimore County, Maryland 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). In designated nonattainment areas where air quality data demonstrate that the NAAQS have been attained, EPA interprets certain requirements of the Clean Air Act (CAA) as no longer applicable for so long as air quality continues to meet the standard.

Publication Date: 
Friday, August 19, 2022 - 4:00am

Air Plan Partial Disapproval and Partial Approval; Pennsylvania; Attainment Plan for the Indiana, Pennsylvania Nonattainment Area for the 2010 Sulfur Dioxide Primary National Ambient Air Quality Standard

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is revising its prior action that erroneously fully approved a state implementation plan (SIP) revision submitted by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania (PA), through the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (PADEP), to EPA on October 11, 2017, and supplemented on February 5, 2020.

Publication Date: 
Thursday, August 18, 2022 - 4:00am

Air Plan Approval; Indiana; Opacity Rule

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to approve a revision to the Indiana State Implementation Plan (SIP), authorizing temporary alternative opacity limitations at the BP Products North America, Inc. (BP) facility in Whiting, Indiana during startup and shutdown. This proposed action is consistent with the Clean Air Act (CAA) and EPA regulations regarding emissions during these periods in the refinery sector.

Publication Date: 
Wednesday, August 17, 2022 - 4:00am

Air Plan Approval; Indiana, Michigan and Minnesota; Revised Startup, Shutdown, and Malfunction Provisions

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is approving three State Implementation Plan (SIP) revision requests, submitted by Indiana, Michigan, and Minnesota. All three States submitted the SIP revision requests in 2016 in response to a finding of substantial inadequacy and a SIP call published on June 12, 2015, for specific provisions in each State's SIP related to excess emissions during startup, shutdown, and malfunction (SSM) events. EPA is determining that each submission corrects the State's respective SIP deficiencies as identified in the June 12, 2015, SIP call.

Publication Date: 
Tuesday, August 16, 2022 - 4:00am

Air Plan Approval; Missouri; General Conformity Rescission

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is taking final action to approve a revision to the Missouri State Implementation Plan (SIP). This final action will rescind the Missouri General Conformity Rule from the Missouri SIP. General Conformity ensures federal agency actions, such as airport construction, do not interfere with a state's plans to attain and maintain national standards for air quality. After rescission of the state's General Conformity Rule, federal agency actions will be subject to the Federal General Conformity Rule.

Publication Date: 
Tuesday, August 16, 2022 - 4:00am

Air Plan Partial Disapproval; Commonwealth of Pennsylvania; Reasonably Available Control Technology Regulations for the 1997 and 2008 Ozone National Ambient Air Quality Standards

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is taking final action to disapprove a specific part of a state implementation plan (SIP) revision that was previously approved by EPA. On May 19, 2019, EPA fully approved certain parts of a SIP revision submitted by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania to address reasonably available control technology (RACT) for the 1997 and 2008 ozone national ambient air quality standards (NAAQS), and conditionally approved other parts of that submission. The U.S.

Publication Date: 
Tuesday, August 16, 2022 - 4:00am

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