Intergovernmental relations

Air Plan Approval; Maine; Infrastructure State Implementation Plan Requirements for the 2015 Ozone Standard and Negative Declaration for the Oil and Gas Industry for the 2008 and 2015 Ozone Standards

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to approve a State Implementation Plan (SIP) revision submitted by the State of Maine. This revision addresses the infrastructure requirements of the Clean Air Act (CAA or Act) for the 2015 ozone National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS). Today's proposed action includes all elements of these infrastructure requirements except for the ``Good Neighbor'' or ``transport'' provisions, which will be addressed in a future action.

Publication Date: 
Friday, January 22, 2021 - 4:00am

Air Plan Approval; California; Feather River Air Quality Management District

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to approve a revision to the Feather River Air Quality Management District (FRAQMD or ``District'') portion of the California State Implementation Plan (SIP). This revision concerns emissions of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) from surface preparation and clean-up operations. We are proposing to approve a local rule to regulate these emission sources under the Clean Air Act (CAA or the ``Act''). We are taking comments on this proposal and plan to follow with a final action.

Publication Date: 
Tuesday, January 19, 2021 - 4:00am

Air Plan Approval; Kansas; Removal of Kansas City, Kansas Reid Vapor Pressure Fuel Requirement

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing approval of revision to the Kansas State Implementation Plan (SIP), submitted by the Kansas Department of Health and the Environment (KDHE) on December 9, 2020. The proposed revision removes the Kansas City, Kansas seven pounds per square inch Reid Vapor Pressure (RVP) Fuel requirement which required gasoline sold in the Kansas City, Kansas area to have a seven pounds per square inch Reid Vapor Pressure from June 1 to September 15.

Publication Date: 
Tuesday, January 19, 2021 - 4:00am

Air Plan Approval; North Carolina; Revisions to Exclusionary Rules and Permit Exemptions

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to approve portions of revisions to a State Implementation Plan (SIP) submitted by the State of North Carolina through the North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality, Division of Air Quality (DAQ), on September 18, 2009, and July 10, 2019.

Publication Date: 
Tuesday, January 19, 2021 - 4:00am

Clean Air Plans; 2008 8-Hour Ozone Nonattainment Area Requirements; Western Nevada County, California

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to approve, or conditionally approve, all or portions of a state implementation plan (SIP) revision submitted by the State of California to meet Clean Air Act (CAA or ``Act'') requirements for the 2008 8-hour ozone national ambient air quality standards (NAAQS or ``standards'') in the Nevada County (Western part), California ozone nonattainment area (``Western Nevada County'').

Publication Date: 
Tuesday, January 12, 2021 - 4:00am

Partial Approval and Partial Disapproval of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Arizona; West Pinal County; 1987 PM10

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to approve in part and to disapprove in part the state implementation plan (SIP) revision submitted by the State of Arizona to meet Clean Air Act (CAA or ``Act'') requirements for the 1987 PM<INF>10</INF> national ambient air quality standards (NAAQS or ``standard'') in the West Pinal County PM<INF>10</INF> nonattainment area.

Publication Date: 
Friday, January 8, 2021 - 4:00am

Air Plan Partial Approval, Partial Disapproval, and Partial Conditional Approval; Arizona; Maricopa County Air Quality Department; Reasonably Available Control Technology State Implementation Plan and Surface Coating Rule

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is finalizing a partial approval, partial disapproval, and partial conditional approval of revisions to the Maricopa County Air Quality Department (MCAQD or County) portion of the Arizona State Implementation Plan (SIP). This action concerns the County's demonstration regarding reasonably available control technology (RACT) requirements and negative declarations for the 2008 8-hour ozone National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS or ``standards'') in the portion of the Phoenix-Mesa ozone nonattainment area under the jurisdiction of the MCAQD.

Publication Date: 
Thursday, January 7, 2021 - 4:00am

Air Plan Approval; Arizona; Stationary Sources; New Source Review Updates

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to approve revisions to the Arizona Department of Environmental Quality's (ADEQ) portion of the Arizona State Implementation Plan (SIP). These revisions are primarily intended to make corrections to the ADEQ's SIP- approved rules for the issuance of New Source Review (NSR) permits for stationary sources under the Clean Air Act (CAA or Act). This proposed action will update the ADEQ's NSR rules in the SIP and correct the remaining deficiencies in the ADEQ's NSR program that we identified in final EPA rulemaking actions in 2015 and 2016.

Publication Date: 
Wednesday, December 23, 2020 - 4:00am

Air Plan Approval; Missouri; Removal of Kansas City, Missouri Reid Vapor Pressure Requirement

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing approval of revision to the Missouri State Implementation Plan (SIP), submitted by the Missouri Department of Natural Resources (MoDNR) on September 15, 2020. The proposed revision removes the Kansas City, Missouri low Reid Vapor Pressure (RVP) requirement which required gasoline sold in the Kansas City, Missouri area to have a seven pounds per square inch Reid Vapor Pressure from June 1 to September 15.

Publication Date: 
Wednesday, December 23, 2020 - 4:00am

Implementation of the Revoked 1997 8-Hour Ozone National Ambient Air Quality Standards; Updates to 40 CFR Part 52 for Areas That Attained by the Attainment Date; Withdrawal of Direct Final Rule

Due to the receipt of adverse comment, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is withdrawing the October 9, 2020, direct final rule to update the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) to codify its findings that nine areas in four states attained the revoked 1997 8-hour ozone National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS) by the applicable attainment dates. The EPA will address all comments received in a subsequent final rule for which the EPA will not institute a second comment period.

Publication Date: 
Wednesday, December 9, 2020 - 4:00am

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