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Air Plan Revision; Limited Approval and Limited Disapproval; California; Yolo-Solano Air Quality Management District

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is finalizing the limited approval and limited disapproval of a revision to the Yolo- Solano Air Quality Management District (YSAQMD) portion of the California State Implementation Plan (SIP). This revision concerns emissions of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) from solvent cleaning and degreasing operations. Under the authority of the Clean Air Act (CAA or the Act), this action simultaneously approves a local rule that regulates these emission sources and directs California to correct rule deficiencies.

Publication Date: 
Friday, July 30, 2021 - 4:00am

Air Plan Approval; South Carolina; 2018 General Assembly New Source Review Update

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to approve State Implementation Plan (SIP) revisions submitted by the State of South Carolina, through the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (SCDHEC or Department), on April 24, 2020. The SIP revisions update the State's Prevention of Significant Deterioration (PSD) and Nonattainment New Source Review (NNSR) regulations.

Publication Date: 
Thursday, July 29, 2021 - 4:00am

Air Plan Approval; Iowa; Polk County; State Implementation Plan

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to approve revisions to the Iowa State Implementation Plan (SIP) to include recent changes to the Polk County Board of Health Rules and Regulations in addition to revisions from past submittals. The proposed revisions update definitions and references to the effective dates of Federal rules approved into the State's SIP, prohibit burning of demolished buildings, update references to methods and procedures for performance test/stack test and continuous monitoring systems, and revise permitting exemptions.

Publication Date: 
Wednesday, July 28, 2021 - 4:00am

Air Plan Approval; California; Placer County Air Pollution Control District; Open Burning Rules

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is taking final action to approve revisions to the Placer County Air Pollution Control District (PCAPCD) portion of the California State Implementation Plan (SIP). These revisions concern emissions of oxides of nitrogen (NO<INF>X</INF>) and particulate matter (PM) from open burning. We are approving local rules that regulate these emission sources under the Clean Air Act (CAA or the Act).

Publication Date: 
Wednesday, July 28, 2021 - 4:00am

Air Plan Approval; Missouri; Open Burning; Withdrawal

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is withdrawing its proposed rule to approve Missouri's revisions to the state's open burning rule, as published in the Federal Register on January 13, 2020. By a letter to the EPA dated May 26, 2021, Missouri withdrew its request for approval of revisions to this rule in the state implementation plan (SIP).

Publication Date: 
Monday, July 26, 2021 - 4:00am

Finding of Failure To Submit a State Implementation Plan To Meet the 1987 24-Hour PM10

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is making a finding that Arizona has not submitted a required revision to the Arizona State Implementation Plan (SIP) for the West Pinal County nonattainment area addressing Clean Air Act (CAA) requirements for a Moderate area attainment plan, related rules, and other analyses needed to attain the 1987 24-hour particulate matter (PM<INF>10</INF>) National Ambient Air Quality Standard (NAAQS) by December 31, 2018.

Publication Date: 
Friday, July 23, 2021 - 4:00am

Partial Approval and Partial Disapproval of Air Quality Implementation Plans; California; San Joaquin Valley Serious Area and Section 189(d) Plan for Attainment of the 1997 Annual PM2.5

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to approve in part and disapprove in part 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 1997 annual fine particulate matter (PM<INF>2.5</INF>) national ambient air quality standards (NAAQS or ``standards'') in the San Joaquin Valley PM<INF>2.5</INF> nonattainment area. Specifically, the EPA is proposing to approve the 2013 base year emissions inventories in the submitted SIP revisions.

Publication Date: 
Thursday, July 22, 2021 - 4:00am

Air Plan Approval; Oklahoma; Interstate Visibility Transport

Pursuant to the Federal Clean Air Act (CAA or the Act), the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to approve elements of a State Implementation Plan (SIP) submission from the State of Oklahoma for the 2015 Ozone National Ambient Air Quality Standard (NAAQS), and proposing to disapprove elements of two SIP submissions for the 2010 sulfur dioxide (SO<INF>2</INF>) and the 2012 fine particulate matter (PM<INF>2.5</INF>) NAAQS.

Publication Date: 
Thursday, July 22, 2021 - 4:00am

New Source Review Regulations; Correction

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is amending several New Source Review (NSR) regulations by making the following types of changes: Correcting typographical and grammatical errors, removing court vacated rule language, removing or updating outdated or incorrect cross references, conforming certain provisions to changes contained in the 1990 Clean Air Act (CAA or Act) Amendments, and removing certain outdated grandfathering or transitional exemptions.

Publication Date: 
Monday, July 19, 2021 - 4:00am

Air Plan Approval; California; El Dorado County Air Quality Management District; South Coast Air Quality Management District

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is taking final action to approve revisions to the El Dorado County Air Quality Management District (EDCAQMD) and the South Coast Air Quality Management District (SCAQMD) portions of the California State Implementation Plan (SIP). These revisions concern emissions of volatile organic compounds (VOC) from architectural coatings and a rule that provides definitions for certain terms that are necessary for the implementation of local rules that regulate sources of air pollution.

Publication Date: 
Friday, July 9, 2021 - 4:00am

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