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Air Plan Approval; North Carolina; Mecklenburg Monitoring, Recordkeeping, and Reporting Rule Revisions

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to approve 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: 
Monday, December 6, 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

Air Plan Approval; North Carolina; Mecklenburg: Source Testing

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to approve a State Implementation Plan (SIP) revision to the Mecklenburg County portion of the North Carolina SIP, hereinafter referred to as the Mecklenburg County Local Implementation Plan (LIP). The revision was submitted through the North Carolina Division of Air Quality (NCDAQ), on behalf of Mecklenburg County Air Pollution Control (MCAQ), via a letter dated April 24, 2020, which was received by EPA on June 19, 2020.

Publication Date: 
Friday, November 26, 2021 - 4:00am

Air Plan Approval; FL; Removal of Motor Vehicle Rules

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to approve a State Implementation Plan (SIP) revision submitted by the State of Florida, through the Florida Department of Environmental Protection (FDEP), via a letter dated July 2, 2020. The revision removes rules prohibiting tampering with motor vehicle air pollution control equipment and rules concerning visible emissions from motor vehicles. EPA is proposing to remove the tampering rules and visible emissions rules from the SIP pursuant to the Clean Air Act (CAA or Act) and applicable regulations.

Publication Date: 
Monday, November 22, 2021 - 4:00am

Air Plan Approval; Washington; Update to the Yakima Regional Clean Air Agency Wood Heater and Burn Ban Regulations

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to approve submitted revisions to the Yakima Regional Clean Air Agency (YRCAA) regulations designed to control particulate matter from residential wood heaters, such as woodstoves and fireplaces. The updated YRCAA regulations set fine particulate matter trigger levels for impaired air quality burn bans, consistent with statutory changes enacted by the Washington State Legislature.

Publication Date: 
Thursday, November 18, 2021 - 4:00am

Air Plan Approval; North Carolina: Mecklenburg Ambient Air Quality Standards

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is finalizing 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 Air Quality (NCDAQ), on behalf of Mecklenburg County Air Quality via a letter dated April 24, 2020, and was received by EPA on June 19, 2020.

Publication Date: 
Wednesday, November 17, 2021 - 4:00am

Air Plan Approval; ID; West Silver Valley Redesignation to Attainment for the 2012 Annual PM2.5

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is redesignating the West Silver Valley, Idaho nonattainment area to attainment for the 2012 annual fine particulate matter (PM<INF>2.5</INF>) National Ambient Air Quality Standard (NAAQS). EPA is also approving a maintenance plan for the area that demonstrates continued attainment of the 2012 PM<INF>2.5</INF> NAAQS through the year 2031, which Idaho submitted along with the redesignation request for inclusion into the Idaho State Implementation Plan (SIP).

Publication Date: 
Tuesday, November 16, 2021 - 4:00am

Air Plan Approval; AK; Eagle River Second 10-Year PM10

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is approving the Eagle River, Alaska (AK) limited maintenance plan (LMP) submitted on November 10, 2020, by the Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation (ADEC or ``the State''). This plan addresses the second 10-year maintenance period after redesignation for particulate matter with an aerodynamic diameter less than or equal to a nominal 10 micrometers (PM<INF>10</INF>).

Publication Date: 
Tuesday, November 9, 2021 - 4:00am

Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Washington; Low Emission Vehicle Program

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is approving a revision to the Washington State Implementation Plan (SIP) pertaining to adoption by reference of a Low Emission Vehicle (LEV) program by the State of Washington. The Clean Air Act (CAA) grants authority to the EPA to adopt Federal standards relating to the control of emissions from new motor vehicles, and generally preempts states from doing so.

Publication Date: 
Monday, November 8, 2021 - 4:00am

Approval and Promulgation of Implementation Plans; Colorado; Revisions to Regulation Number 7; Aerospace, Oil and Gas, and Other RACT Requirements for the 2008 8-Hour Ozone Standard for the Denver Metro/North Front Range Nonattainment Area

Subject to certain exceptions, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is approving State Implementation Plan (SIP) revisions submitted by the State of Colorado on May 14, 2018, May 8, 2019, May 13, 2020 and March 22, 2021. The revisions are to Colorado Air Quality Control Commission (Commission or AQCC) Regulation Number 7 (Reg. 7). The revisions to Reg.

Publication Date: 
Friday, November 5, 2021 - 4:00am

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