Ozone

Air Plan Approval; California; San Diego County Air Pollution Control District

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is taking final action to approve a revision to the San Diego County Air Pollution Control District's (SDCAPCD or ``District'') portion of the California State Implementation Plan (SIP). This revision concerns a negative declaration for the 2008 8-hour ozone National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS) in the ozone nonattainment area under the jurisdiction of the SDCAPCD and one volatile organic compound (VOC) rule covering transfer of organic compounds into mobile transport trucks.

Publication Date: 
Tuesday, January 17, 2023 - 4:00am

Finding of Failure To Submit State Implementation Plan Revisions Required Under Clean Air Act Section 185; California; Sacramento Metro Area

The EPA is taking final action finding that the state of California has failed to submit state implementation plan (SIP) revisions for the Sacramento Metro nonattainment area to satisfy certain requirements of the Clean Air Act (CAA) for the 2008 8-hour ozone National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS). Specifically, these requirements pertain to the assessment and collection of fees under CAA section 185. This action triggers certain CAA deadlines for the imposition of sanctions if California does not submit the required SIP revisions within the specified timeframes.

Publication Date: 
Tuesday, January 17, 2023 - 4:00am

Air Plan Approval; North Carolina; Charlotte-Gastonia-Rock Hill Area Limited Maintenance Plan for the 1997 8-Hour Ozone NAAQS

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is finalizing approval of a state implementation plan (SIP) revision submitted by the State of North Carolina, through the North Carolina Department of Environment Quality, Division of Air Quality (DAQ), via a letter dated December 9, 2021.

Publication Date: 
Friday, January 13, 2023 - 4:00am

Air Plan Approval; Virginia; 1997 8-Hour Ozone National Ambient Air Quality Standard Second Maintenance Plan for the Richmond-Petersburg Area

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to approve a state implementation plan (SIP) revision submitted by the Commonwealth of Virginia. This revision pertains to the Commonwealth's plan, submitted by the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality (VADEQ), for maintaining the 1997 8-hour ozone national ambient air quality standards (NAAQS) (referred to as the ``1997 ozone NAAQS'') in the Richmond, Virginia Area (Richmond-Petersburg Area). This action is being taken under the Clean Air Act (CAA).

Publication Date: 
Thursday, January 12, 2023 - 4:00am

Approval of the Clean Air Act, Authority for Hazardous Air Pollutants: Asbestos Management and Control; State of New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to approve the amended ``Env-Sw 2100: Management and Control of Asbestos Sites Not Operated after July 9, 1981,'' effective September 1, 2018 (``amended Asbestos Disposal Site Rule'') in place of the National Emission Standard for Asbestos (``Asbestos NESHAP'') provisions for inactive waste disposal sites not operated after July 9, 1981 submitted by the State of New Hampshire.

Publication Date: 
Thursday, January 12, 2023 - 4:00am

Air Plan Approval; NC; Miscellaneous NSR Revisions and Updates; Updates to References to Appendix W Modeling Guideline

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is finalizing the approval of a State Implementation Plan (SIP) revision, submitted by North Carolina on April 13, 2021. Specifically, EPA is approving updates to the incorporation by reference of Federal new source review (NSR) regulations and federal guidelines on air quality modeling in the North Carolina SIP.

Publication Date: 
Thursday, January 5, 2023 - 4:00am

Finding of Failure To Attain and Reclassification of Las Vegas Area as Moderate for the 2015 Ozone National Ambient Air Quality Standard

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA or Agency) is determining that the Las Vegas, Nevada nonattainment area (``Las Vegas'') failed to attain the 2015 ozone National Ambient Air Quality Standard (NAAQS) by the applicable attainment date. The effect of failing to attain by the applicable attainment date is that Las Vegas is being reclassified by operation of law as ``Moderate'' nonattainment for the 2015 ozone NAAQS on January 5, 2023, the effective date of this final rule.

Publication Date: 
Thursday, January 5, 2023 - 4:00am

Air Plan Approval; Arizona; Maricopa County; Power Plants

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is taking final action to approve a revision to the Maricopa County Air Quality Department's (MCAQD or County) portion of the Arizona State Implementation Plan (SIP). The revision addresses Arizona's reasonably available control technology (RACT) SIP obligations for the Phoenix- Mesa ozone nonattainment area that is classified as Moderate nonattainment for the 2008 ozone national ambient air quality standards (NAAQS).

Publication Date: 
Friday, December 30, 2022 - 4:00am

Air Plan Approval; California; San Joaquin Valley Unified Air Pollution Control District; South Coast Air Quality Management District

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is taking final action to approve revisions to the San Joaquin Valley Unified Air Pollution Control District (SJVUAPCD) and South Coast Air Quality Management District (SCAQMD) portions of the California State Implementation Plan (SIP). These revisions concern emissions of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) and oxides of nitrogen (NO<INF>X</INF>) from flares. We are approving these local rules to regulate these emission sources under the Clean Air Act (CAA or the Act).

Publication Date: 
Wednesday, December 28, 2022 - 4:00am

Air Plan Approval; Colorado; Reg 3 NSR and APEN Updates

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is finalizing approval of regulatory amendments submitted by the State of Colorado on May 13, 2020. The revisions make limited amendments to the State's New Source Review (NSR) and Air Pollution Emission Notices (APEN). The EPA is taking this action pursuant to the Clean Air Act (CAA).

Publication Date: 
Tuesday, November 22, 2022 - 4:00am

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