Waste treatment and disposal

Approval and Promulgation of State Air Quality Plans for Designated Facilities and Pollutants; Arkansas; Control of Emissions From Existing Municipal Solid Waste Landfills

Pursuant to the Federal Clean Air Act (CAA or the Act), the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to approve the CAA section 111(d) state plan submitted by the State of Arkansas for sources subject to the Municipal Solid Waste (MSW) Landfills Emission Guidelines (EG). The Arkansas MSW landfills plan was submitted to fulfill the state's obligations under CAA section 111(d) to implement and enforce the requirements under the MSW Landfills EG. The EPA is proposing to approve the state plan and amend the agency regulations in accordance with the requirements of the CAA.

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

Notification of Memorandum of Agreement; Massachusetts; Clean Air Act (CAA) Sections 111(d) and/or 129 Federal Plan Requirements

On October 15, 2021, the United States Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) Region 1 Acting Administrator signed a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) between the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection (MassDEP) and EPA Region 1 regarding existing affected sources subject to Clean Air Act (CAA) sections 111(d) and/or 129 Federal Plan requirements. Subsequently, the MOA became effective upon signature of the MassDEP Commissioner on November 9, 2021. This document is informing the public of the MOA and making a copy of the document accessible.

Publication Date: 
Wednesday, September 21, 2022 - 4:00am

Approval and Promulgation of Implementation Plans; New York; Ozone and Particulate Matter Controls Strategies

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is approving several revisions to the New York State Implementation Plan (SIP) meant to result in emission reductions that will help attain and maintain the national ambient air quality standards (NAAQS) for particulate matter (PM) and ozone. These SIP revisions consist of amendments to several existing regulations outlined within New York's Codes, Rules, and Regulations that implement control measures for sources of PM and oxides of nitrogen (NO<INF>X</INF>).

Publication Date: 
Thursday, June 2, 2022 - 4:00am

Approval of Clean Air Act Operating Permit Program Revisions; Negative Declaration of Existing Hospital/Medical/Infectious Waste Incinerators and Administrative Updates; South Dakota

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA or the ``Agency'') is proposing full approval of revisions to the South Dakota operating permit program for stationary sources under the Clean Air Act (CAA), title V (the ``title V program'') and a Clean Air Act (CAA) section 111(d)/129 negative declaration for incinerators subject to the Hospital/Medical/Infectious Waste Incinerators (HMIWI) Emissions Guidelines. EPA is proposing this action in accordance with the CAA.

Publication Date: 
Wednesday, May 18, 2022 - 4:00am

Approval and Promulgation of State Air Quality Plans for Designated Facilities and Pollutants; Texas; Control of Emissions From Existing Other Solid Waste Incineration Units

Pursuant to the Federal Clean Air Act (CAA or the Act), the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is approving the CAA section 111(d)/129 state plan submitted by the State of Texas for sources subject to the Other Solid Waste Incineration Units (OSWI) Emission Guidelines (EG). The Texas OSWI plan was submitted to fulfill State obligations under CAA section 111(d)/129 to implement and enforce the requirements under the OSWI EG. The EPA is approving the state plan in part and amending the agency regulations in accordance with the requirements of the CAA.

Publication Date: 
Thursday, May 5, 2022 - 4:00am

Control of Air Pollution From New Motor Vehicles: Heavy-Duty Engine and Vehicle Standards

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing a rule that would reduce air pollution from highway heavy-duty vehicles and engines, including ozone, particulate matter, and greenhouse gases. This proposal would change the heavy-duty emission control program-- including the standards, test procedures, useful life, warranty, and other requirements--to further reduce the air quality impacts of heavy- duty engines across a range of operating conditions and over a longer period of the operational life of heavy-duty engines.

Publication Date: 
Monday, March 28, 2022 - 4:00am

Approval and Promulgation of State Plans for Designated Facilities and Pollutants: Massachusetts; 111(d)/129 Revised State Plan for Large Municipal Waste Combustors

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is approving the Clean Air Act State Plan revisions for Large Municipal Waste Combustors (MWCs) submitted by the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection (MassDEP) on December 18, 2018. The revised State Plan is in response to amended emission guidelines (EGs) for Large MWCs promulgated on May 10, 2006. MassDEP's State Plan is for implementing and enforcing provisions at least as protective as the EGs applicable to existing Large MWCs. This action is being taken under the Clean Air Act.

Publication Date: 
Friday, October 29, 2021 - 4:00am

Approval and Promulgation of State Plans for Designated Facilities; New York

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is approving the state plan submitted by New York State to implement and enforce Emission Guidelines (EG) for existing large municipal waste combustor (MWC) units. The state plan is consistent with the amended EG promulgated by the EPA on May 10, 2006. New York's plan establishes emission limits and other requirements for the purpose of reducing emissions of lead, mercury, cadmium, organics, hydrogen chloride, and other air pollutants from large MWC units throughout the state.

Publication Date: 
Friday, September 3, 2021 - 4:00am

Approval and Promulgation of State Plan for Designated Facilities and Pollutants: New Hampshire; 111(d)/129 Revised State Plan for Existing Large and Small Municipal Waste Combustors

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to approve the Clean Air Act (CAA) state plan revision for existing large and small municipal waste combustors (MWCs) submitted by the New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services (NHDES) on October 1, 2018. The revised state plan incorporates wood residue combustion fuel quality standards and test methods at MWC facilities that process and combust construction and demolition debris.

Publication Date: 
Friday, September 3, 2021 - 4:00am

Approval and Promulgation of State Plans for Designated Facilities; New York; Revision to Section 111(d) State Plan for MSW Landfills

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is approving a revision to New York's section 111(d) state plan (the ``State Plan'') for Municipal Solid Waste (MSW) landfills, pursuant to the Clean Air Act (``CAA'' or the ``Act'').

Publication Date: 
Monday, August 23, 2021 - 4:00am

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