Sulfur oxides

Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; North Dakota; Regional Haze State and Federal Implementation Plans

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to approve a State Implementation Plan (SIP) revision submitted by the State of North Dakota on August 3, 2020, addressing regional haze. Specifically, EPA is proposing to approve Amendment No. 2 to the North Dakota SIP for Regional Haze to satisfy certain requirements for the first implementation period of the Clean Air Act's (CAA) regional haze program. Amendment No. 2 adopts the same regional haze requirements for the Antelope Valley Station promulgated by EPA in our 2012 Federal Implementation Plan (FIP).

Publication Date: 
Friday, March 12, 2021 - 4:00am

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

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is taking final action to approve a revision to the State Implementation Plan (SIP) for the State of Kansas. This final action will amend the SIP to remove the Kansas City, Kansas low Reid Vapor Pressure (RVP) fuel requirement which required gasoline sold in the Kansas City, Kansas area to have a seven pounds per square inch (psi) Reid Vapor Pressure from June 1 to September 15. The majority of the state is subject to the Clean Air Act (CAA) nine pounds per square inch Reid Vapor Pressure fuel requirement from June 1 to September 15.

Publication Date: 
Friday, March 12, 2021 - 4:00am

Air Plan Approval; Pennsylvania; Regulatory Updates to Nonattainment New Source Review (NNSR) Permitting Requirements for 2012 PM2.5

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to approve a state implementation plan (SIP) revision submitted by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, on March 10, 2020. This revision pertains to the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection Agency's (PADEP) amendments to 25 Pa.

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

Air Plan Approval; GA: Non-Interference Demonstration and Maintenance Plan Revision for the Removal of Transportation Control Measures in the Atlanta Area

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is approving a State Implementation Plan (SIP) revision submitted by Georgia, through the Georgia Environmental Protection Division (GA EPD), on September 16, 2019, for the purpose of removing certain transportation control measures (TCMs) from the SIP for the thirteen counties in the Atlanta, Georgia, area. EPA is also approving Georgia's update to the 2008 8- hour ozone maintenance plan that was submitted in the September 16, 2019, SIP revision.

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

Air Plan Approval; Tennessee; Nitrogen Oxides SIP Call Plan

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is approving a State Implementation Plan (SIP) revision concerning nitrogen oxides (NO<INF>X</INF>) emissions submitted by the State of Tennessee, through the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation (TDEC), through a letter dated December 19, 2019, which revises the Tennessee Air Pollution Control Rule (TAPCR) titled ``NO<INF>X</INF> SIP Call Requirements for Stationary Boilers and Combustion Turbines'' (TN 2017 NO<INF>X</INF> SIP Call Rule) to correct the definition of ``affected unit'' and to clarif

Publication Date: 
Tuesday, March 2, 2021 - 4:00am

Designation of Areas for Air Quality Planning Purposes; Indiana; Redesignation of the Southwest Indiana Sulfur Dioxide Nonattainment Area

In accordance with the Clean Air Act (CAA), the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is redesignating the Southwest Indiana nonattainment area, which consists of a portion of Daviess County and a portion of Pike County (Veale Township in Daviess County and Washington Township in Pike County), to attainment for the 2010 primary, health- based 1-hour sulfur dioxide (SO<INF>2</INF>) National Ambient Air Quality Standard (NAAQS). EPA is also approving Indiana's maintenance plan for the Southwest Indiana SO<INF>2</INF> nonattainment area.

Publication Date: 
Tuesday, March 2, 2021 - 4:00am

Air Plan Approval; Minnesota; Revision to Taconite Federal Implementation Plan

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is revising a Federal implementation plan (FIP) addressing the requirement for best available retrofit technology (BART) for the United States Steel Corporation's (U.S. Steel) taconite plant located in Mt. Iron, Minnesota (Minntac or Minntac facility). We are revising the nitrogen oxides (NO<INF>X</INF>) limits for U.S. Steel's taconite furnaces at its Minntac facility because new information has come to light that was not available when we originally promulgated the FIP on February 6, 2013.

Publication Date: 
Tuesday, March 2, 2021 - 4:00am

Air Plan Approval; Illinois; Removal of Variance for Illinois Power Holdings and AmerenEnergy Medina Valley Cogen Facilities

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is approving a revision to the Illinois State Implementation Plan (SIP) submitted on January 23, 2020, by the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency (IEPA).

Publication Date: 
Monday, March 1, 2021 - 4:00am

Air Plan Approval; North Carolina: Permits Requiring Public Participation

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is approving a State Implementation Plan (SIP) revision submitted by the State of North Carolina, through the North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality (NCDEQ), Division of Air Quality, on July 10, 2019. This SIP revision seeks to modify the State's permitting program public participation procedures by adding two types of minor source permits to the list of permits that must undergo public participation and by making minor edits. EPA is approving this revision pursuant to the Clean Air Act (CAA or Act).

Publication Date: 
Monday, March 1, 2021 - 4:00am

Air Plan Approval; North Carolina; Revisions to Construction and Operation Permits

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is taking final action to approve a revision to the North Carolina 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 July 10, 2019. The SIP revision seeks to modify the State's construction and operation permitting regulations by making minor changes that do not significantly alter the meaning of the regulations. EPA is approving this revision pursuant to the Clean Air Act (CAA or Act).

Publication Date: 
Monday, March 1, 2021 - 4:00am

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