Federal Register Notices

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Publication Date: 
Friday, July 15, 2022 - 4:00am
Description: 

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is providing notice of the availability of data on the administration of the assurance provisions of the Cross-State Air Pollution Rule (CSAPR) trading programs for the control periods in 2021. Total emissions of nitrogen oxides (NO<INF>X</INF>) reported by Missouri units participating in the CSAPR NO<INF>X</INF> Ozone Season Group 2 Trading Program during the 2021 control period exceeded the state's assurance level under the program. Data demonstrating the exceedance and EPA's preliminary calculations of the amounts of additional allowances that the owners and operators of certain Missouri units must surrender have been posted in a spreadsheet on EPA's website. EPA will consider timely objections to the data and calculations before making final determinations of the amounts of additional allowances that must be surrendered.

Creator: 
Environmental Protection Agency
Publication Date: 
Friday, July 15, 2022 - 4:00am
Description: 

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to approve in part, and conditionally approve in part, a State Implementation Plan (SIP) submission provided by the State of Mississippi, through the Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ), through a letter dated January 25, 2021. This proposal pertains to certain infrastructure requirements of the Clean Air Act (CAA or Act) for the 2015 8-hour ozone national ambient air quality standards (NAAQS or standards). Whenever EPA promulgates a new or revised NAAQS, the CAA requires that each state adopt and submit a SIP for the implementation, maintenance, and enforcement of that NAAQS. The January 25, 2021, SIP submission addresses all infrastructure elements except for those pertaining to the contribution to nonattainment or interference with maintenance in other states. EPA is proposing to approve the January 25, 2021, SIP revision with the exception of the prevention of significant deterioration (PSD) infrastructure elements, the air quality modeling element, and the visibility protection element. EPA is proposing to conditionally approve the portions of the submittal related to the prevention of significant deterioration (PSD) infrastructure elements and the air quality modeling element. EPA will act on the visibility protection element in a separate rulemaking.

Creator: 
Environmental Protection Agency
Publication Date: 
Tuesday, June 28, 2022 - 4:00am
Description: 

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has submitted an information collection request (ICR), NSPS for Storage Vessels for Petroleum Liquids for Which Construction, Reconstruction or Modification Commenced After June 11, 1973 and Prior to May 19, 1978 (EPA ICR Number 1797.09, OMB Control Number 2060-0442), to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act. This is a proposed extension of the ICR, which is currently-approved through June 30, 2022. Public comments were previously requested, via the Federal Register, on February 8, 2021, during a 60-day comment period. This notice allows for an additional 30 days for public comments. A fuller description of the ICR is given below, including its estimated burden and cost to the public. An agency may neither conduct nor sponsor, and a person is not required to respond to, a collection of information unless it displays a currently valid OMB control number.

Creator: 
Environmental Protection Agency
Publication Date: 
Wednesday, July 13, 2022 - 4:00am
Description: 

On May 16, 2022, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) proposed a rule titled ``Standards of Performance for Steel Plants: Electric Arc Furnaces Constructed After 10/21/74 & On or Before 8/17/83; Standards of Performance for Steel Plants: Electric Arc Furnaces & Argon-Oxygen Decarburization Constructed After 8/17/83.'' The EPA is extending the comment period on this proposed rule that currently closes on July 15, 2022, by 30 days. The comment period will now remain open until August 14, 2022, to allow additional time for stakeholders to review and comment on the proposal.

Creator: 
Environmental Protection Agency
Publication Date: 
Thursday, July 14, 2022 - 4:00am
Description: 

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to approve a revision to the Tuolumne County Air Pollution Control District's (TCAPCD or ``District'') portion of the California State Implementation Plan (SIP). This revision governs the District's issuance of permits for stationary sources, and focuses on the preconstruction review and permitting of major sources and major modifications under part D of title I of the Clean Air Act (CAA or ``the Act''). We are taking comments on this proposal and plan to follow with a final action.

Creator: 
Environmental Protection Agency
Publication Date: 
Thursday, July 14, 2022 - 4:00am
Description: 

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to determine that the Nevada County (Western part) and Ventura County areas in California, both classified as Serious for the 2008 ozone National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS), attained the 2008 ozone NAAQS by the July 20, 2021 attainment date. The EPA is also proposing to determine that six areas in California classified as Marginal for the 2015 ozone NAAQS, attained the 2015 ozone NAAQS by the August 3, 2021 attainment date. These six areas are: Butte County, Calaveras County, San Luis Obispo (Eastern part), Sutter Buttes, Tuolumne County, and Tuscan Buttes. Our proposed determination of attainment is based on the exclusion of exceedances of the 2008 and 2015 ozone NAAQS that occurred on multiple days in 2018 and 2020, because the exceedances are due to exceptional events. We are further proposing to find that, if we finalize these proposed determinations of attainment by the attainment date for the Nevada County (Western part) and Ventura nonattainment areas, then the requirement for the state to have contingency measures for Reasonable Further Progress (RFP) and attainment for the 2008 ozone NAAQS for these areas will no longer apply, because the contingency measures would never be needed given the attainment of the NAAQS. This action, if finalized as proposed, will fulfill the EPA's statutory obligation to determine whether these ozone nonattainment areas attained the NAAQS by the relevant attainment date.

Creator: 
Environmental Protection Agency
Publication Date: 
Tuesday, June 28, 2022 - 4:00am
Description: 

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has submitted an information collection request (ICR), NSPS for Storage Vessels for Petroleum Liquids for Which Construction, Reconstruction or Modification Commenced After June 11, 1973 and Prior to May 19, 1978 (EPA ICR Number 1797.09, OMB Control Number 2060-0442), to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act. This is a proposed extension of the ICR, which is currently-approved through June 30, 2022. Public comments were previously requested, via the Federal Register, on February 8, 2021, during a 60-day comment period. This notice allows for an additional 30 days for public comments. A fuller description of the ICR is given below, including its estimated burden and cost to the public. An agency may neither conduct nor sponsor, and a person is not required to respond to, a collection of information unless it displays a currently valid OMB control number.

Creator: 
Environmental Protection Agency
Publication Date: 
Wednesday, July 13, 2022 - 4:00am
Description: 

On May 16, 2022, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) proposed a rule titled ``Standards of Performance for Steel Plants: Electric Arc Furnaces Constructed After 10/21/74 & On or Before 8/17/83; Standards of Performance for Steel Plants: Electric Arc Furnaces & Argon-Oxygen Decarburization Constructed After 8/17/83.'' The EPA is extending the comment period on this proposed rule that currently closes on July 15, 2022, by 30 days. The comment period will now remain open until August 14, 2022, to allow additional time for stakeholders to review and comment on the proposal.

Creator: 
Environmental Protection Agency
Publication Date: 
Wednesday, July 13, 2022 - 4:00am
Description: 

The EPA Administrator signed an Order, dated June 14, 2022, granting in part and denying in part the petition submitted by Sierra Club and Greater-Birmingham Alliance to Stop Pollution (Petitioners) objecting to a proposed Clean Air Act (CAA) title V operating permit issued to Alabama Power Company for its Barry Generating Plant located in Mobile County, Alabama. The Order responds to a March 30, 2021, petition requesting that EPA object to the final operating permit number 503-1001. The title V operating permit was issued by the Alabama Department of Environmental Management (ADEM). The Order constitutes a final action on the petition addressed therein.

Creator: 
Environmental Protection Agency
Publication Date: 
Wednesday, July 13, 2022 - 4:00am
Description: 

The EPA Administrator signed an Order, dated June 16, 2022, denying the petition submitted by Greater-Birmingham Alliance to Stop Pollution (Petitioner) objecting to a proposed modification to a Clean Air Act (CAA) title V operating permit issued to U.S. Steel Seamless Tubular Operations for its Fairfield Works Pipe Mill (Permittee) located in Jefferson County, Alabama. The Order responds to a June 7, 2021, petition requesting that EPA object to the final operating permit no. 4-07-0371-09. This permitting action was a significant modification issued by the Jefferson County Department of Health (JCDH). The Order constitutes a final action on the petition addressed therein.

Creator: 
Environmental Protection Agency
Publication Date: 
Wednesday, July 13, 2022 - 4:00am
Description: 

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator signed an Order dated June 14, 2022, granting a Petition dated October 28, 2020, from the Environmental Integrity Project, Port Arthur Community Action Network, Lone Star Legal Aid, and the Lone Star Chapter of the Sierra Club. The Petition requested that the EPA object to a Clean Air Act (CAA) title V operating permit issued by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) to Oxbow Calcining located in Jefferson County, Texas.

Creator: 
Environmental Protection Agency
Publication Date: 
Tuesday, June 28, 2022 - 4:00am
Description: 

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has submitted an information collection request (ICR), NSPS for Storage Vessels for Petroleum Liquids for Which Construction, Reconstruction or Modification Commenced After June 11, 1973 and Prior to May 19, 1978 (EPA ICR Number 1797.09, OMB Control Number 2060-0442), to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act. This is a proposed extension of the ICR, which is currently-approved through June 30, 2022. Public comments were previously requested, via the Federal Register, on February 8, 2021, during a 60-day comment period. This notice allows for an additional 30 days for public comments. A fuller description of the ICR is given below, including its estimated burden and cost to the public. An agency may neither conduct nor sponsor, and a person is not required to respond to, a collection of information unless it displays a currently valid OMB control number.

Creator: 
Environmental Protection Agency
Publication Date: 
Wednesday, July 13, 2022 - 4:00am
Description: 

On May 16, 2022, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) proposed a rule titled ``Standards of Performance for Steel Plants: Electric Arc Furnaces Constructed After 10/21/74 & On or Before 8/17/83; Standards of Performance for Steel Plants: Electric Arc Furnaces & Argon-Oxygen Decarburization Constructed After 8/17/83.'' The EPA is extending the comment period on this proposed rule that currently closes on July 15, 2022, by 30 days. The comment period will now remain open until August 14, 2022, to allow additional time for stakeholders to review and comment on the proposal.

Creator: 
Environmental Protection Agency
Publication Date: 
Tuesday, July 12, 2022 - 4:00am
Description: 

This notice announces the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) approval of the Maine Department of Environmental Protection (ME DEP) request to revise/modify certain of its EPA-authorized programs to allow electronic reporting.

Creator: 
Environmental Protection Agency
Publication Date: 
Tuesday, June 28, 2022 - 4:00am
Description: 

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has submitted an information collection request (ICR), NSPS for Storage Vessels for Petroleum Liquids for Which Construction, Reconstruction or Modification Commenced After June 11, 1973 and Prior to May 19, 1978 (EPA ICR Number 1797.09, OMB Control Number 2060-0442), to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act. This is a proposed extension of the ICR, which is currently-approved through June 30, 2022. Public comments were previously requested, via the Federal Register, on February 8, 2021, during a 60-day comment period. This notice allows for an additional 30 days for public comments. A fuller description of the ICR is given below, including its estimated burden and cost to the public. An agency may neither conduct nor sponsor, and a person is not required to respond to, a collection of information unless it displays a currently valid OMB control number.

Creator: 
Environmental Protection Agency
Publication Date: 
Tuesday, July 12, 2022 - 4:00am
Description: 

The EPA Science Advisory Board (SAB) Staff Office announces two public meetings of the Clean Air Scientific Advisory Committee (CASAC) Ozone Review Panel. A public meeting will be held for the CASAC Ozone Review Panel to receive a briefing from EPA on the 2020 Ozone Integrated Science Assessment (ISA) and to hear public comments. A second public meeting will be held for the panel to discuss scientific issues related to the 2020 Ozone ISA.

Creator: 
Environmental Protection Agency
Publication Date: 
Tuesday, June 28, 2022 - 4:00am
Description: 

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has submitted an information collection request (ICR), NSPS for Storage Vessels for Petroleum Liquids for Which Construction, Reconstruction or Modification Commenced After June 11, 1973 and Prior to May 19, 1978 (EPA ICR Number 1797.09, OMB Control Number 2060-0442), to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act. This is a proposed extension of the ICR, which is currently-approved through June 30, 2022. Public comments were previously requested, via the Federal Register, on February 8, 2021, during a 60-day comment period. This notice allows for an additional 30 days for public comments. A fuller description of the ICR is given below, including its estimated burden and cost to the public. An agency may neither conduct nor sponsor, and a person is not required to respond to, a collection of information unless it displays a currently valid OMB control number.

Creator: 
Environmental Protection Agency
Publication Date: 
Monday, July 11, 2022 - 4:00am
Description: 

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is approving a state implementation plan (SIP) revision submitted by the State of Delaware. The revision pertains to the reduction of the maximum allowable sulfur content limit for distillate fuels, from a current limit of 3000 parts per million (ppm) (0.3% by weight) to 15 ppm (0.0015% by weight) and residential fuels from a current limit of 1.0% by weight to 0.5% by weight. This revision also adds requirements for sampling and testing along with certification and recordkeeping. Additionally, start up, shut down and malfunction provisions that were previously included in the Delaware SIP have been removed in this revision. EPA has determined that such removal corrects a deficiency identified in the June 12, 2015, SIP call issued to Delaware. EPA is approving the revision to the Delaware SIP in accordance with the requirements of the Clean Air Act (CAA).

Creator: 
Environmental Protection Agency
Publication Date: 
Monday, July 11, 2022 - 4:00am
Description: 

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to approve State Implementation Plan (SIP) revisions submitted by the State of Georgia through the Georgia Department of Natural Resources (GA DNR), Environmental Protection Division (GA EPD) on April 30, 2021. The revisions remove obsolete references and provisions, update and clarify the State's inspection and maintenance (I/M) requirements, and update terminology, in part to reflect advances in test and vehicle technology. EPA has evaluated the SIP revisions and has preliminarily determined the changes will not increase emissions under the Georgia I/ M program. EPA is proposing to approve these changes pursuant to the Clean Air Act (CAA).

Creator: 
Environmental Protection Agency
Publication Date: 
Tuesday, June 28, 2022 - 4:00am
Description: 

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has submitted an information collection request (ICR), NSPS for Storage Vessels for Petroleum Liquids for Which Construction, Reconstruction or Modification Commenced After June 11, 1973 and Prior to May 19, 1978 (EPA ICR Number 1797.09, OMB Control Number 2060-0442), to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act. This is a proposed extension of the ICR, which is currently-approved through June 30, 2022. Public comments were previously requested, via the Federal Register, on February 8, 2021, during a 60-day comment period. This notice allows for an additional 30 days for public comments. A fuller description of the ICR is given below, including its estimated burden and cost to the public. An agency may neither conduct nor sponsor, and a person is not required to respond to, a collection of information unless it displays a currently valid OMB control number.

Creator: 
Environmental Protection Agency
Publication Date: 
Friday, July 8, 2022 - 4:00am
Description: 

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to disapprove revisions to the Missouri State Implementation Plan (SIP) submitted by Missouri on March 7, 2019. In its submission, Missouri requested rescinding a regulation addressing sulfur compounds from the SIP and replacing it with a new regulation that establishes requirements for units emitting sulfur dioxide (SO<INF>2</INF>). The EPA is proposing to disapprove the SIP revision because the state has not demonstrated that the removal of SO<INF>2</INF> emission limits for the Evergy-Hawthorn (Hawthorn, formerly Kansas City Power & Light-Hawthorn) and Ameren Labadie (Labadie) power plants from the SIP would not interfere with National Ambient Air Quality Standard (NAAQS) attainment and reasonable further progress (RFP), or any other applicable requirement of the Clean Air Act (CAA) as required under CAA section 110(l). This disapproval action is being taken under the CAA to maintain the stringency of the SIP and preserve air quality.

Creator: 
Environmental Protection Agency
Publication Date: 
Tuesday, June 28, 2022 - 4:00am
Description: 

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has submitted an information collection request (ICR), NSPS for Storage Vessels for Petroleum Liquids for Which Construction, Reconstruction or Modification Commenced After June 11, 1973 and Prior to May 19, 1978 (EPA ICR Number 1797.09, OMB Control Number 2060-0442), to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act. This is a proposed extension of the ICR, which is currently-approved through June 30, 2022. Public comments were previously requested, via the Federal Register, on February 8, 2021, during a 60-day comment period. This notice allows for an additional 30 days for public comments. A fuller description of the ICR is given below, including its estimated burden and cost to the public. An agency may neither conduct nor sponsor, and a person is not required to respond to, a collection of information unless it displays a currently valid OMB control number.

Creator: 
Environmental Protection Agency
Publication Date: 
Thursday, July 7, 2022 - 4:00am
Description: 

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) invites nominations from a range of qualified candidates for consideration for appointment to its Children's Health Protection Advisory Committee (CHPAC). EPA anticipates filling vacancies by March 1, 2023. EPA may use additional sources to solicit nominees. Background: CHPAC is chartered under the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA), Public Law 92-463. EPA established this Committee in 1997 to provide independent advice to the EPA Administrator on a broad range of environmental issues affecting children's health. The EPA Administrator appoints members for three-year terms with a cap on service at six years. The Committee meets 2-3 times annually and the average workload is approximately 10 to 15 hours per month. EPA provides reimbursement for travel and other incidental expenses associated with official government business, but members must be able to cover expenses prior to reimbursement. The CHPAC is looking for representatives from industry; tribal, state, county and local government; school systems; academia; health care providers (including pediatricians, obstetric professionals, occupational medicine practitioners and community nurses); and non- governmental organizations. The types of experience necessary includes: children's environmental health and development; epidemiology and toxicology; role of environmental chemicals in childhood diseases such as asthma, obesity and attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD); prenatal environmental exposures and adverse health outcomes; specific environmental exposures to chemicals such as lead, mercury and other heavy metals that adversely impact children's health; tribal children's environmental health; children's environmental health disparities; research; air quality (indoor and outdoor); water quality; EPA regulation development; risk assessment; exposure assessment; science policy; public health information tracking; and outreach and risk communication. EPA is looking for background and experience that would contribute to the diversity of perspectives on the committee (e.g., geographic, economic, social, cultural, racial, ethnicity, educational, and other considerations). Nominees must have the ability to volunteer time to attend meetings 2-3 times a year in Washington, DC, participate in teleconference meetings, develop recommendations to the EPA Administrator, and prepare reports and advice letters. In accordance with Executive Order 14035 (June 25, 2021), EPA values and welcomes opportunities to increase diversity, equity, inclusion and accessibility on its federal advisory committees. EPA's federal advisory committees have a workforce that reflects the diversity of the American people. Nominations must include the following information: <bullet> Brief statement describing the nominee's interest in serving on the CHPAC. <bullet> Short biography (no more than one page) describing the professional and educational qualifications, including a list of relevant activities, and any current or previous service on federal advisory committees. <bullet> Statement about the perspective the nominee brings to the committee. <bullet> Current contact information for the nominee, including name, organization (and position within that organization), business address, email address, and telephone number. <bullet> Candidates may self-nominate; one letter of support is welcome. Submit nominations by August 15, 2022 by email to EPA_CHPAC@icfi.com and Nguyen.Amelia@epa.gov or mail to Amelia Nguyen, Designated Federal Officer, Office of Children's Health Protection, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Mail Code 1107T, 1200 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20460.

Creator: 
Environmental Protection Agency
Publication Date: 
Thursday, July 7, 2022 - 4:00am
Description: 

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has submitted an information collection request (ICR), NESHAP for Paint Stripping and Miscellaneous Surface Coating at Area Sources (EPA ICR Number 2268.06, OMB Control Number 2060-0607), to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act. This is a proposed extension of the ICR, which is currently approved through June 30, 2022. Public comments were previously requested, via the Federal Register, on April 13, 2021 during a 60-day comment period. This notice allows for an additional 30 days for public comments. A fuller description of the ICR is given below, including its estimated burden and cost to the public. An agency may neither conduct nor sponsor, and a person is not required to respond to, a collection of information unless it displays a currently valid OMB control number.

Creator: 
Environmental Protection Agency
Publication Date: 
Thursday, July 7, 2022 - 4:00am
Description: 

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has submitted an information collection request (ICR), NESHAP for Wet-Formed Fiberglass Mat Production (EPA ICR Number 1964.10, OMB Control Number 2060-0496), to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act. This is a proposed extension of the ICR, which is currently approved through September 30, 2022. Public comments were previously requested, via the Federal Register, on April 13, 2021, during a 60-day comment period. This notice allows for an additional 30 days for public comments. A fuller description of the ICR is given below, including its estimated burden and cost to the public. An agency may neither conduct nor sponsor, and a person is not required to respond to a collection of information, unless it displays a currently valid OMB control number.

Creator: 
Environmental Protection Agency
Publication Date: 
Tuesday, June 28, 2022 - 4:00am
Description: 

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has submitted an information collection request (ICR), NSPS for Storage Vessels for Petroleum Liquids for Which Construction, Reconstruction or Modification Commenced After June 11, 1973 and Prior to May 19, 1978 (EPA ICR Number 1797.09, OMB Control Number 2060-0442), to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act. This is a proposed extension of the ICR, which is currently-approved through June 30, 2022. Public comments were previously requested, via the Federal Register, on February 8, 2021, during a 60-day comment period. This notice allows for an additional 30 days for public comments. A fuller description of the ICR is given below, including its estimated burden and cost to the public. An agency may neither conduct nor sponsor, and a person is not required to respond to, a collection of information unless it displays a currently valid OMB control number.

Creator: 
Environmental Protection Agency
Publication Date: 
Thursday, July 7, 2022 - 4:00am
Description: 

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is submitting an information collection request (ICR), Risk Management Program Requirements and Petitions to Modify the List of Regulated Substances under section 112(r) of the Clean Air Act (EPA ICR Number 1656.18, OMB Control Number 2050-0144) to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act. This is a proposed extension of the ICR, which is currently approved through November 30, 2022. Public comments were previously requested via the Federal Register on December 14, 2021 during a 60-day comment period. This notice allows for an additional 30 days for public comments. A fuller description of the ICR is given below, including its estimated burden and cost to the public. An agency may not conduct or sponsor and a person is not required to respond to a collection of information unless it displays a currently valid OMB control number.

Creator: 
Environmental Protection Agency
Publication Date: 
Wednesday, July 6, 2022 - 4:00am
Description: 

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is partially approving portions of State Implementation Plan (SIP) revisions submitted by the State of Michigan on December 18, 2020. Specifically, EPA is approving the 2015 ozone National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS) base-year emissions inventory for Detroit area as meeting the requirements of the Clean Air Act (CAA). EPA is also approving revisions to Michigan's emissions statement program as meeting the requirements of the CAA.

Creator: 
Environmental Protection Agency
Publication Date: 
Tuesday, June 28, 2022 - 4:00am
Description: 

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has submitted an information collection request (ICR), NSPS for Storage Vessels for Petroleum Liquids for Which Construction, Reconstruction or Modification Commenced After June 11, 1973 and Prior to May 19, 1978 (EPA ICR Number 1797.09, OMB Control Number 2060-0442), to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act. This is a proposed extension of the ICR, which is currently-approved through June 30, 2022. Public comments were previously requested, via the Federal Register, on February 8, 2021, during a 60-day comment period. This notice allows for an additional 30 days for public comments. A fuller description of the ICR is given below, including its estimated burden and cost to the public. An agency may neither conduct nor sponsor, and a person is not required to respond to, a collection of information unless it displays a currently valid OMB control number.

Creator: 
Environmental Protection Agency
Publication Date: 
Tuesday, June 28, 2022 - 4:00am
Description: 

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has submitted an information collection request (ICR), NSPS for Storage Vessels for Petroleum Liquids for Which Construction, Reconstruction or Modification Commenced After June 11, 1973 and Prior to May 19, 1978 (EPA ICR Number 1797.09, OMB Control Number 2060-0442), to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act. This is a proposed extension of the ICR, which is currently-approved through June 30, 2022. Public comments were previously requested, via the Federal Register, on February 8, 2021, during a 60-day comment period. This notice allows for an additional 30 days for public comments. A fuller description of the ICR is given below, including its estimated burden and cost to the public. An agency may neither conduct nor sponsor, and a person is not required to respond to, a collection of information unless it displays a currently valid OMB control number.

Creator: 
Environmental Protection Agency
Publication Date: 
Tuesday, June 28, 2022 - 4:00am
Description: 

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has submitted an information collection request (ICR), NSPS for Storage Vessels for Petroleum Liquids for Which Construction, Reconstruction or Modification Commenced After June 11, 1973 and Prior to May 19, 1978 (EPA ICR Number 1797.09, OMB Control Number 2060-0442), to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act. This is a proposed extension of the ICR, which is currently-approved through June 30, 2022. Public comments were previously requested, via the Federal Register, on February 8, 2021, during a 60-day comment period. This notice allows for an additional 30 days for public comments. A fuller description of the ICR is given below, including its estimated burden and cost to the public. An agency may neither conduct nor sponsor, and a person is not required to respond to, a collection of information unless it displays a currently valid OMB control number.

Creator: 
Environmental Protection Agency
Publication Date: 
Tuesday, June 28, 2022 - 4:00am
Description: 

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has submitted an information collection request (ICR), NSPS for Storage Vessels for Petroleum Liquids for Which Construction, Reconstruction or Modification Commenced After June 11, 1973 and Prior to May 19, 1978 (EPA ICR Number 1797.09, OMB Control Number 2060-0442), to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act. This is a proposed extension of the ICR, which is currently-approved through June 30, 2022. Public comments were previously requested, via the Federal Register, on February 8, 2021, during a 60-day comment period. This notice allows for an additional 30 days for public comments. A fuller description of the ICR is given below, including its estimated burden and cost to the public. An agency may neither conduct nor sponsor, and a person is not required to respond to, a collection of information unless it displays a currently valid OMB control number.

Creator: 
Environmental Protection Agency
Publication Date: 
Tuesday, June 28, 2022 - 4:00am
Description: 

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has submitted an information collection request (ICR), NSPS for Storage Vessels for Petroleum Liquids for Which Construction, Reconstruction or Modification Commenced After June 11, 1973 and Prior to May 19, 1978 (EPA ICR Number 1797.09, OMB Control Number 2060-0442), to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act. This is a proposed extension of the ICR, which is currently-approved through June 30, 2022. Public comments were previously requested, via the Federal Register, on February 8, 2021, during a 60-day comment period. This notice allows for an additional 30 days for public comments. A fuller description of the ICR is given below, including its estimated burden and cost to the public. An agency may neither conduct nor sponsor, and a person is not required to respond to, a collection of information unless it displays a currently valid OMB control number.

Creator: 
Environmental Protection Agency
Publication Date: 
Thursday, June 30, 2022 - 4:00am
Description: 

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to approve revisions to the Utah Division of Administrative Rules (DAR) submitted by the State of Utah on May 21, 2020, May 28, 2020, November 3, 2020, and November 12, 2020. The revisions to the Utah Administrative Code address various State Implementation Plan (SIP) changes and updates. Specifically, we are proposing to make clerical updates to the General Requirements, Permits, and Emissions Inventory rules, including updating the effective date of various code of federal regulations (CFR) referenced. Additionally, we are proposing to approve changes to several Permits rules including adding new definitions, clarifying testing methods, and specifying an emissions limit for particulate matter 2.5 (PM<INF>2.5</INF>) for emissions impact analysis. We are also proposing to repeal and replace the Emissions Testing rule as well as approve a new rule related to abrasive blasting in particular matter 10 (PM<INF>10</INF>) nonattainment areas. The EPA is taking this action pursuant to the Clean Air Act (CAA).

Creator: 
Environmental Protection Agency
Publication Date: 
Tuesday, June 28, 2022 - 4:00am
Description: 

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has submitted an information collection request (ICR), NSPS for Storage Vessels for Petroleum Liquids for Which Construction, Reconstruction or Modification Commenced After June 11, 1973 and Prior to May 19, 1978 (EPA ICR Number 1797.09, OMB Control Number 2060-0442), to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act. This is a proposed extension of the ICR, which is currently-approved through June 30, 2022. Public comments were previously requested, via the Federal Register, on February 8, 2021, during a 60-day comment period. This notice allows for an additional 30 days for public comments. A fuller description of the ICR is given below, including its estimated burden and cost to the public. An agency may neither conduct nor sponsor, and a person is not required to respond to, a collection of information unless it displays a currently valid OMB control number.

Creator: 
Environmental Protection Agency
Publication Date: 
Wednesday, June 29, 2022 - 4:00am
Description: 

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to approve elements of a State Implementation Plan (SIP) submission from Indiana regarding the infrastructure requirements of section 110 of the Clean Air Act (CAA) for the 2015 ozone National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS). The infrastructure requirements are designed to ensure that the structural components of each state's air quality management program are adequate to meet the state's responsibilities under the CAA. EPA is also proposing to approve revisions to the Indiana SIP that would incorporate by reference a more recent edition of the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR).

Creator: 
Environmental Protection Agency
Publication Date: 
Tuesday, June 28, 2022 - 4:00am
Description: 

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has submitted an information collection request (ICR), NSPS for Storage Vessels for Petroleum Liquids for Which Construction, Reconstruction or Modification Commenced After June 11, 1973 and Prior to May 19, 1978 (EPA ICR Number 1797.09, OMB Control Number 2060-0442), to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act. This is a proposed extension of the ICR, which is currently-approved through June 30, 2022. Public comments were previously requested, via the Federal Register, on February 8, 2021, during a 60-day comment period. This notice allows for an additional 30 days for public comments. A fuller description of the ICR is given below, including its estimated burden and cost to the public. An agency may neither conduct nor sponsor, and a person is not required to respond to, a collection of information unless it displays a currently valid OMB control number.

Creator: 
Environmental Protection Agency
Publication Date: 
Tuesday, June 28, 2022 - 4:00am
Description: 

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to approve the State Implementation Plan (SIP) revision submitted by the State of New Mexico, through New Mexico Environment Department (NMED) dated June 25, 2021, for the purpose of addressing the Clean Air Act (CAA or ``Act'') ``good neighbor'' interstate transport (prongs 1 and 2) infrastructure SIP requirements for the 2010 1-hour Nitrogen Dioxide (NO<INF>2</INF>) National Ambient Air Quality Standard (NAAQS). The CAA requires that each state adopt and submit a SIP for the implementation, maintenance, and enforcement of each NAAQS promulgated by the EPA, commonly referred to as an ``infrastructure SIP.'' Specifically, the EPA is proposing to approve New Mexico's June 25, 2021, SIP revision addressing prongs 1 and 2 to ensure that air emissions in the State do not significantly contribute to nonattainment or interfere with maintenance of the 2010 1-hour NO<INF>2</INF> NAAQS in any other state. The EPA is proposing to approve this action pursuant to section 110 and part D of the CAA and the EPA's regulations.

Creator: 
Environmental Protection Agency
Publication Date: 
Tuesday, June 28, 2022 - 4:00am
Description: 

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is approving State Implementation Plan (SIP) revisions submitted by the State of Connecticut for purposes of implementing the 2008 and 2015 ozone National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS). The SIP revisions consist of a demonstration that Connecticut meets the requirements of reasonably available control technology (RACT) for the two precursors for ground-level ozone, oxides of nitrogen (NO<INF>X</INF>) and volatile organic compounds (VOCs), set forth by the Clean Air Act (CAA, or the Act) with respect to the 2008 and 2015 ozone standards. We are also approving a Consent Order that establishes NO<INF>X</INF> RACT requirements for four facilities in the state. Additionally, we are approving Connecticut's certification that it meets the nonattainment new source review (NNSR) requirements of the CAA for purposes of the 2008 and 2015 ozone standards. This action is being taken in accordance with the Clean Air Act.

Creator: 
Environmental Protection Agency
Publication Date: 
Tuesday, June 28, 2022 - 4:00am
Description: 

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has submitted an information collection request (ICR), Diesel Emissions Reduction Act (DERA) and Clean School Bus (CSB) Rebate Programs (EPA ICR No. 2461.04, OMB Control No. 2060-0686) to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act. This is a proposed extension of the ICR, which is currently approved through June 30, 2022. Public comments were previously requested via the Federal Register on August 16, 2021 and February 2, 2022, both with 60-day comment periods. This notice allows for an additional 30 days for public comments. A fuller description of the ICR is given below, including its estimated burden and cost to the public. An agency may not conduct or sponsor and a person is not required to respond to a collection of information unless it displays a currently valid OMB control number.

Creator: 
Environmental Protection Agency
Publication Date: 
Tuesday, June 28, 2022 - 4:00am
Description: 

The Environmental Protection Agency has submitted an information collection request (ICR), NESHAP for Mercury Cell Chlor- Alkali Plants (EPA ICR Number 2046.12, OMB Control Number 2060-0542), to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act. This is a proposed extension of the ICR, which is currently approved through June 30, 2022. Public comments were previously requested, via the Federal Register, on April 13, 2021 during a 60-day comment period. This notice allows for an additional 30 days for public comments. A fuller description of the ICR is given below, including its estimated burden and cost to the public. An agency may neither conduct nor sponsor, and a person is not required to respond to, a collection of information unless it displays a currently valid OMB control number.

Creator: 
Environmental Protection Agency
Publication Date: 
Tuesday, June 28, 2022 - 4:00am
Description: 

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has submitted an information collection request (ICR), NESHAP for Taconite Iron Ore Processing (EPA ICR Number 2050.10, OMB Control Number 2060-0538), to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act. This is a proposed extension of the ICR, which is currently approved through June 30, 2022. Public comments were previously requested, via the Federal Register, on April 13, 2021 during a 60-day comment period. This notice allows for an additional 30 days for public comments. A fuller description of the ICR is given below, including its estimated burden and cost to the public. An agency may neither conduct nor sponsor, and a person is not required to respond to, a collection of information unless it displays a currently valid OMB control number.

Creator: 
Environmental Protection Agency
Publication Date: 
Tuesday, June 28, 2022 - 4:00am
Description: 

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has submitted an information collection request (ICR), NSPS for Storage Vessels for Petroleum Liquids for Which Construction, Reconstruction or Modification Commenced After June 11, 1973 and Prior to May 19, 1978 (EPA ICR Number 1797.09, OMB Control Number 2060-0442), to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act. This is a proposed extension of the ICR, which is currently-approved through June 30, 2022. Public comments were previously requested, via the Federal Register, on February 8, 2021, during a 60-day comment period. This notice allows for an additional 30 days for public comments. A fuller description of the ICR is given below, including its estimated burden and cost to the public. An agency may neither conduct nor sponsor, and a person is not required to respond to, a collection of information unless it displays a currently valid OMB control number.

Creator: 
Environmental Protection Agency
Publication Date: 
Monday, June 27, 2022 - 4:00am
Description: 

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to approve a state implementation plan (SIP) revision submitted by the State of Delaware. This revision pertains to the reduction of volatile organic compounds (VOC) emissions from cold solvent cleaning operations. This action is being taken under the Clean Air Act (CAA).

Creator: 
Environmental Protection Agency
Publication Date: 
Monday, June 27, 2022 - 4:00am
Description: 

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to approve a state implementation plan (SIP) revision submitted by the Commonwealth of Virginia. This revision provides Virginia's determination for the 2015 Ozone national ambient air quality standards (NAAQS), via a negative declaration, that there are no sources within the Northern Virginia volatile organic compound (VOC) Emissions Control Area subject to EPA's 2016 Oil and Natural Gas control techniques guidelines (2016 Oil and Gas CTG). The negative declaration covers only the 2016 Oil and Gas CTG and asserts that there are no sources subject to this CTG located in the Northern Virginia VOC Emissions Control Area. This action is being taken under the Clean Air Act (CAA).

Creator: 
Environmental Protection Agency
Publication Date: 
Friday, June 24, 2022 - 4:00am
Description: 

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is taking final action to approve revisions to the State Implementation Plan (SIP) for the State of Missouri. This final action will amend the SIP to incorporate revisions to a state regulation related to the reporting of start-up, shutdown, and malfunction (SSM) events in Missouri. The revisions to this rule include adding incorporations by reference to other state rules, including definitions specific to the rule and making administrative wording changes. These revisions meet the requirements of the Clean Air Act, do not impact the stringency of the SIP or air quality. Approval of these revisions will ensure consistency between state and federally approved rules.

Creator: 
Environmental Protection Agency
Publication Date: 
Friday, June 24, 2022 - 4:00am
Description: 

The Clean Air Act (CAA) requires each state implementation plan (SIP) to contain adequate provisions prohibiting emissions that will significantly contribute to nonattainment or interfere with maintenance of air quality in other states. The State of Arizona submitted a SIP revision to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to address these requirements for the 2015 ozone national ambient air quality standards (NAAQS). The EPA is proposing to approve Arizona's SIP submission as meeting the requirement that the Arizona SIP contain adequate provisions to prohibit emissions that will significantly contribute to nonattainment or interfere with maintenance of the 2015 ozone NAAQS in any other state.

Creator: 
Environmental Protection Agency
Publication Date: 
Wednesday, June 22, 2022 - 4:00am
Description: 

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to approve a State Implementation Plan (SIP) revision submitted by the State of North Carolina on December 14, 2020, through the North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ), Division of Air Quality (DAQ), for the purpose of removing Lee, Onslow, and Rockingham Counties from North Carolina's motor vehicle inspection and maintenance (I/M) program. The I/M Program was previously approved into the SIP for use as a component of the State's Nitrogen Oxides (NO<INF>X</INF>) Budget and Allowance Trading Program. EPA has evaluated whether this SIP revision would interfere with the requirements of the Clean Air Act (CAA or Act), including EPA regulations related to statewide NO<INF>X</INF> emissions budgets. In summary, EPA proposes to find that Lee, Onslow, and Rockingham Counties would continue to attain and maintain the national ambient air quality standards (NAAQS or standards) after removal of the I/M program, and to rely on an emissions inventory comparison to inform its determination that the three counties would continue to attain and maintain the ozone and carbon monoxide (CO) NAAQS. Consequently, EPA is proposing to determine that North Carolina's December 14, 2020, SIP revision is consistent with the applicable provisions of the CAA.

Creator: 
Environmental Protection Agency
Publication Date: 
Wednesday, June 22, 2022 - 4:00am
Description: 

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is taking final action, finding that the State of Alabama failed to submit a complete infrastructure State Implementation Plan (SIP) revision to satisfy certain interstate transport requirements of the Clean Air Act (CAA or Act) with respect to the 2015 8-hour ozone national ambient air quality standards (NAAQS). Specifically, these requirements pertain to prohibiting significant contribution to nonattainment, or interference with maintenance, of the 2015 8-hour ozone NAAQS in other states. This finding of failure to submit a complete revision establishes a 2-year deadline for EPA to promulgate a Federal Implementation Plan (FIP) to address these interstate transport requirements for Alabama unless, prior to EPA promulgating a FIP, Alabama submits, and EPA approves, a SIP that meets these requirements.

Creator: 
Environmental Protection Agency
Publication Date: 
Tuesday, June 21, 2022 - 4:00am
Description: 

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is finalizing approval of a North Carolina State Implementation Plan (SIP) revision, submitted through a letter dated April 13, 2021. The SIP revision includes changes to North Carolina's SIP-approved rule addressing best available retrofit technology (BART) for regional haze. EPA is approving North Carolina's SIP revision because the changes are consistent with Clean Air Act (CAA or Act) requirements.

Creator: 
Environmental Protection Agency
Publication Date: 
Tuesday, June 21, 2022 - 4:00am
Description: 

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing amendments to the Standards of Performance for Industrial Surface Coating of Plastic Parts for Business Machines as the preliminary results of the review of the new source performance standards required by the Clean Air Act. Specific to affected facilities that commence construction, modification, or reconstruction after June 21, 2022, the EPA is, in new subpart TTTa, proposing volatile organic compound (VOC) emission limitations for prime, color, texture, and touch-up coating operations. We are also proposing in subparts TTTa and TTT to include a requirement for electronic submission of periodic compliance reports.

Creator: 
Environmental Protection Agency
Publication Date: 
Friday, June 17, 2022 - 4:00am
Description: 

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to approve revisions to the Iowa State Implementation Plan (SIP) and the Iowa Operating Permit Program. The revisions update incorporations by reference to EPA methods for measuring air pollutant emissions, performance testing (stack testing) and continuous monitoring. These revisions do not impact the stringency of the SIP or have an adverse effect on air quality. The EPA's proposed approval of this rule revision is being done in accordance with the requirements of the Clean Air Act (CAA).

Creator: 
Environmental Protection Agency
Publication Date: 
Friday, June 17, 2022 - 4:00am
Description: 

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to disapprove revisions to the Antelope Valley Air Quality Management District (AVAQMD) and the Mojave Desert Air Quality Management District (MDAQMD) portions of the California State Implementation Plan (SIP) concerning rules submitted to address section 185 of the Clean Air Act (CAA or the Act) with respect to the 1-hour ozone standard. We are proposing action on these local rules that were submitted as equivalent alternatives to a statutory section 185 program. We are taking comments on this proposal and plan to follow with a final action.

Creator: 
Environmental Protection Agency
Publication Date: 
Thursday, June 16, 2022 - 4:00am
Description: 

On September 29, 2021, the U.S. EPA issued a proposed rulemaking to require the control, capture, and/or destruction of a hydrofluorocarbon that would otherwise be emitted from manufacture of hydrochlorofluorocarbons. Specifically, EPA proposed to require companies to control, capture, and/or destroy HFC-23 byproduct generated at plants that manufacture class II ozone-depleting substances regulated under current Clean Air Act regulations, such as HCFC-22. Upon our consideration of comments and based on further action by EPA, EPA is now withdrawing the proposed requirements described in that proposed rule. This document summarizes the proposed rule and provides an explanation for the Agency's decision not to finalize the proposed action.

Creator: 
Environmental Protection Agency
Publication Date: 
Wednesday, June 15, 2022 - 4:00am
Description: 

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to approve a State Implementation Plan (SIP) revision submitted by the state of New York. The revision provides the State's control measures for facilities within its borders subject to EPA's 2016 Control Techniques Guideline (CTG) for the oil and natural gas industry. The intended effect of this action is to approve this item into the New York SIP and satisfy the requirement for the CTG. This action is being taken in accordance with the requirements of the Clean Air Act (CAA).

Creator: 
Environmental Protection Agency
Publication Date: 
Wednesday, June 15, 2022 - 4:00am
Description: 

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator signed an Order dated May 12, 2022, granting in part and denying in part a Petition dated February 24, 2021 from the Environmental Integrity Project, Sierra Club, Coastal Alliance to Protect our Environment, and Texas Campaign for the Environment. The Petition requested that the EPA object to a Clean Air Act (CAA) title V operating permit issued by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) to Gulf Coast Growth Ventures (GCGV), LLC. for its Olefins, Derivative, and Utilities Plant located in San Patricio County, Texas.

Creator: 
Environmental Protection Agency
Publication Date: 
Wednesday, June 15, 2022 - 4:00am
Description: 

The Environmental Protection Agency has submitted an information collection request (ICR), NESHAP for Primary Magnesium Refining (EPA ICR Number 2098.10, OMB Control Number 2060-0536), to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act. This is a proposed extension of the ICR, which is currently approved through June 30, 2022. Public comments were previously requested, via the Federal Register, on April 13, 2021 during a 60-day comment period. This notice allows for an additional 30 days for public comments. A fuller description of the ICR is given below, including its estimated burden and cost to the public. An agency may neither conduct nor sponsor, and a person is not required to respond to, a collection of information unless it displays a currently valid OMB control number.

Creator: 
Environmental Protection Agency
Publication Date: 
Monday, June 13, 2022 - 4:00am
Description: 

Pursuant to the Federal Clean Air Act (CAA, the Act), the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to approve a State Implementation Plan (SIP) revision from the New Mexico Environment Department (NMED) submitted on October 17, 2016, on behalf of the Albuquerque-Bernalillo County Air Quality Control Board (Air Board). The October 17, 2016 submittal is in response to the EPA's national SIP call on June 12, 2015, concerning excess emissions during periods of Startup, Shutdown, and Malfunction (SSM). The submittal requests the removal of the provisions identified in the 2015 SIP call from the New Mexico SIP. EPA is proposing to determine that the withdrawal of the substantially inadequate provisions from the SIP corrects the deficiency identified in the June 12, 2015 SIP call.

Creator: 
Environmental Protection Agency
Publication Date: 
Monday, June 13, 2022 - 4:00am
Description: 

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to approve a revision to the Missouri State Implementation Plan (SIP) relating to General Conformity received on April 15, 2022. In its submission, Missouri requests EPA approval of rescission of the Missouri General Conformity Rule from the Missouri SIP. General Conformity ensures actions taken by federal agencies, such as airport construction, do not interfere with a state's plans to attain and maintain national standards for air quality. After rescission of the state's General Conformity Rule, federal agency actions will be subject to the Federal General Conformity Rule.

Creator: 
Environmental Protection Agency
Publication Date: 
Monday, June 13, 2022 - 4:00am
Description: 

The California Air Resources Board (CARB) has notified the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) that it has finalized its ``Omnibus'' Low NO<INF>X</INF> Regulation, which establishes criteria pollutant exhaust emission standards for new 2024 and subsequent model year on-road medium- and heavy-duty engines and vehicles. The regulation also establishes emissions-related requirements for off-road engines. By letter dated January 31, 2022, CARB submitted a request that EPA grant a waiver of preemption and an authorization under the Clean Air Act (CAA) for this regulation. This notice announces that EPA has scheduled a public hearing concerning California's request and that EPA is accepting written comment on the request.

Creator: 
Environmental Protection Agency
Publication Date: 
Monday, June 13, 2022 - 4:00am
Description: 

The California Air Resources Board (CARB) has notified the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) that it has finalized three rulemaking actions--the Advanced Clean Trucks (ACT), Zero Emission Airport Shuttle Bus (ZEAS), and Zero Emission Powertrain (ZEP) Certification regulations. The regulations require manufacturers to produce and sell increasing numbers of zero-emission medium and heavy- duty vehicles, require certain fleets to acquire increasing numbers of zero emitting airport shuttles, and establish new certification requirements and optional emission standards for 2021 and subsequent model year zero-emission medium- and heavy-duty vehicles and the zero- emission powertrains installed on them. By letter dated December 20, 2021, CARB submitted a request that EPA grant waivers of preemption under the Clean Air Act (CAA) This notice announces that EPA has scheduled a public hearing concerning California's request and that EPA is accepting written comment on the request.

Creator: 
Environmental Protection Agency
Publication Date: 
Monday, June 13, 2022 - 4:00am
Description: 

The California Air Resources Board (CARB) has notified the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) that it has finalized its rulemaking to amend provisions of the California emissions warranty and emissions maintenance schedules to extend the emissions warranty periods for 2022 and subsequent model year on-road heavy-duty diesel engines and for 2022 and subsequent model year diesel vehicles with a gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) exceeding 14,000 pounds powered by such engines (the 2018 HD Warranty Amendments). By letter dated October 22, 2021, CARB submitted a request that EPA determine that the 2018 HD Warranty Amendments are within the scope of the previously-granted waiver for California's emission standards and associated test procedures for 2007 and subsequent model year heavy-duty diesel vehicles and engines. Alternatively, CARB requests that EPA grant California a new waiver of preemption for the 2018 HD Warranty Amendments. This notice announces that EPA has scheduled a public hearing concerning California's request and that EPA is accepting written comment on the request.

Creator: 
Environmental Protection Agency
Publication Date: 
Monday, June 13, 2022 - 4:00am
Description: 

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to approve, under the Clean Air Act (CAA or ``Act''), revisions to the Nevada State Implementation Plan (SIP) concerning the base year emissions inventory requirements for the Las Vegas Valley ozone nonattainment area located within Clark County for the 2015 ozone national ambient air quality standards (NAAQS or ``standards'').

Creator: 
Environmental Protection Agency
Publication Date: 
Monday, June 13, 2022 - 4:00am
Description: 

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing an alternative renewable identification number (RIN) retirement schedule for small refineries under the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) program for the 2020 compliance year. To provide small refineries with more time to comply with their 2020 RFS obligations (including any RIN deficits from 2019 carried forward into the 2020 compliance year), EPA is proposing a quarterly RIN retirement schedule by which a small refinery must comply with certain percentages of its 2020 RFS obligations. EPA is proposing this action because small refineries need more time to plan for compliance with their RFS obligations given EPA's delay in deciding small refinery exemption (SRE) petitions and setting the associated compliance deadlines.

Creator: 
Environmental Protection Agency
Publication Date: 
Friday, June 10, 2022 - 4:00am
Description: 

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is approving a state implementation plan (SIP) revision, made in two separate submittals, by the State of Delaware. This revision removes requirements for gasoline vapor recovery systems installed on gasoline dispensers, the purpose of which are to capture emissions from vehicle refueling operations, otherwise known as Stage II vapor recovery. This revision also strengthens Delaware's requirements for gasoline vapor recovery systems that capture emissions from storage tank refueling operations, otherwise known as Stage I vapor recovery. Specifically, this action removes from the approved SIP prior-approved Stage II requirements applicable to new and existing gasoline dispensing facilities (GDFs). All GDFs will be required to decommission their Stage II vapor recovery systems (VRS) and to install, maintain, and periodically test Stage I enhanced vapor recovery systems (EVRS). Delaware's SIP revision establishes a compliance schedule for these changes and includes a demonstration that removal of Stage II requirements is consistent with the Clean Air Act (CAA) and meets all relevant EPA guidance.

Creator: 
Environmental Protection Agency
Publication Date: 
Friday, June 10, 2022 - 4:00am
Description: 

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing amendments to the National Emissions Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants (NESHAP) for Gasoline Distribution facilities and the Standards of Performance for Bulk Gasoline Terminals. The EPA is proposing to revise NESHAP requirements for storage tanks, loading operations, and equipment leaks to reflect cost-effective developments in practices, process, or controls. The EPA is also proposing New Source Performance Standards to reflect best system of emissions reduction for loading operations and equipment leaks. In addition, the EPA is proposing revisions related to emissions during periods of startup, shutdown, and malfunction; to add requirements for electronic reporting of performance test results, performance evaluation reports, and compliance reports; to revise monitoring and operating requirements for control devices; and to make other minor technical improvements. We estimate that these proposed amendments would reduce emissions of hazardous air pollutants from this source category by 2,220 tons per year (tpy) and would reduce emissions of volatile organic compounds by 45,400 tpy.

Creator: 
Environmental Protection Agency
Publication Date: 
Wednesday, June 8, 2022 - 4:00am
Description: 

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is approving the Limited Maintenance Plan (LMP) submitted by the State of Montana to EPA on November 4, 2021, for the Thompson Falls Moderate nonattainment area (NAA) for particulate matter with an aerodynamic diameter less than or equal to a nominal 10 micrometers (PM<INF>10</INF>) and concurrently redesignating the NAA to attainment for the 24-hour PM<INF>10</INF> National Ambient Air Quality Standard (NAAQS). In order to approve the LMP and redesignation, EPA determined that the Thompson Falls NAA has attained the 1987 24-hour PM<INF>10</INF> NAAQS of 150 [mu]g/m\3\. This determination is based upon monitored air quality data for the PM<INF>10</INF> NAAQS during the years 2015 through 2020. The EPA is taking this action pursuant to the Clean Air Act (CAA).

Creator: 
Environmental Protection Agency
Publication Date: 
Wednesday, June 8, 2022 - 4:00am
Description: 

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is approving the Limited Maintenance Plan (LMP) submitted by the State of Montana to EPA on August 6, 2021, for the Whitefish Moderate nonattainment area (NAA) for particulate matter with an aerodynamic diameter less than or equal to a nominal 10 micrometers (PM<INF>10</INF>) and concurrently redesignating the NAA to attainment for the 24-hour PM<INF>10</INF> National Ambient Air Quality Standard (NAAQS). In order to approve the LMP and redesignation, EPA determined that the Whitefish NAA has attained the 1987 24-hour PM<INF>10</INF> NAAQS of 150 [micro]g/m\3\. This determination is based upon monitored air quality data for the PM<INF>10</INF> NAAQS during the years 2015 through 2020. The EPA is taking this action pursuant to the Clean Air Act (CAA).

Creator: 
Environmental Protection Agency
Publication Date: 
Wednesday, June 8, 2022 - 4:00am
Description: 

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is providing notice of its action to provide an alternative compliance demonstration approach (the ``June 2022 Compliance Action'') to certain small refineries whose 2016, 2017, and/or 2018 petitions for small refinery exemptions (SREs) under the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) program were denied in April and June 2022 after being judicially remanded to EPA for reconsideration. EPA is providing this notice for public awareness of, and the basis for, the June 2022 Compliance Action announced on June 3, 2022, which supplements the April 2022 Compliance action announced on April 7, 2022.

Creator: 
Environmental Protection Agency
Publication Date: 
Wednesday, June 8, 2022 - 4:00am
Description: 

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is providing notice of its final action entitled June 2022 Denial of Petitions for RFS Small Refinery Exemptions (``SRE Denial'') in which EPA denied 69 small refinery exemption (SRE) petitions under the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) program. EPA is providing this notice for public awareness of, and the basis for, EPA's decision announced on June 3, 2022.

Creator: 
Environmental Protection Agency
Publication Date: 
Tuesday, June 7, 2022 - 4:00am
Description: 

On May 9, 2022, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) published a final rule in the Federal Register approving revisions to the Mojave Desert Air Quality Management District (MDAQMD), and Placer County Air Pollution Control District portions of the California State Implementation Plan (SIP). In that rulemaking, the EPA inadvertently included erroneous amendatory instructions codifying the replacement of the previously approved version of MDAQMD Rule 1115. This document corrects that error in the final rule's amendatory instructions.

Creator: 
Environmental Protection Agency
Publication Date: 
Tuesday, June 7, 2022 - 4:00am
Description: 

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to approve a State Implementation Plan (SIP) revision submitted by the Kentucky Energy and Environment Cabinet (Cabinet), on November 17, 2016, on behalf of the Commonwealth of Kentucky (Commonwealth). The revision was submitted in response to the EPA's SIP call published on June 12, 2015, concerning excess emissions during startup, shutdown, and malfunction (SSM) events. The submittal requests the revision of provisions identified in the 2015 SIP call for the Kentucky SIP. EPA is proposing to approve the SIP revision and proposing to determine that such SIP revision corrects the deficiencies identified in the June 12, 2015 SIP call.

Creator: 
Environmental Protection Agency
Publication Date: 
Tuesday, June 7, 2022 - 4:00am
Description: 

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to approve a State Implementation Plan (SIP) revision submitted by the Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ) on November 17, 2016, on behalf of the State of Mississippi. The revision was submitted in response to EPA's SIP call published on June 12, 2015, concerning excess emissions during startup, shutdown, and malfunction (SSM) events. The submittal requests the revision of provisions identified in the 2015 SIP call for the Mississippi SIP. EPA is proposing approval of the SIP revision and proposing to determine that such SIP revision corrects the deficiencies identified in the June 12, 2015, SIP call.

Creator: 
Environmental Protection Agency
Publication Date: 
Tuesday, June 7, 2022 - 4:00am
Description: 

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing amendments to the National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants for Miscellaneous Coating Manufacturing (MCM NESHAP) facilities, as required by the Clean Air Act (CAA). In order to complete the required technology review that was originally promulgated on August 14, 2020, the EPA is proposing inorganic hazardous air pollutant (HAP) standards for process vessels.

Creator: 
Environmental Protection Agency
Publication Date: 
Friday, June 3, 2022 - 4:00am
Description: 

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to approve a revision to the New York State Implementation Plan (SIP) for the purposes of implementing control of air pollution for volatile organic compounds (VOC). The proposed SIP revision consists of amendments to New York's Codes, Rules, and Regulations (NYCRR) that implement control measures for Consumer Products. The intended effect of this action is to approve control strategies which will result in VOC emission reductions that will help attain and maintain the national ambient air quality standards (NAAQS) for ozone. These actions are being taken in accordance with the requirements of the Clean Air Act.

Creator: 
Environmental Protection Agency
Publication Date: 
Tuesday, August 2, 2022 - 4:00am
Description: 

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is taking final action to approve a revision to North Dakota's State Implementation Plan (SIP) which it received on November 11, 2016. The revision was submitted by the North Dakota Department of Health (NDDH) in response to EPA's finding of substantial inadequacy and SIP call published on June 12, 2015 for a provision in the North Dakota SIP related to excess emissions during startup, shutdown, and malfunction (SSM) events. EPA is finalizing approval of the SIP revision and finds that the SIP revision corrects the deficiency identified in the June 12, 2015 SIP call.

Creator: 
Environmental Protection Agency
Publication Date: 
Thursday, June 2, 2022 - 4:00am
Description: 

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing partial approval and partial disapproval of revisions to the Missouri State Implementation Plan (SIP) received on March 20, 2019 and June 10, 2021. The SIP revisions in the 2019 and 2021 submittals incorporate updates to construction permit requirement regulations for stationary and portable air sources in Missouri that help ensure ambient air quality standards are met. The changes include numerous organizational changes, administrative and typographical edits to improve clarity of the construction permit process. The revisions include added procedures for the Missouri Department of Natural Resources (MoDNR) to issue general permits. For portable equipment installations, the potential to emit major source threshold of particulate matter was changed to match federal requirements. The changes proposed for approval meet the requirements of the Clean Air Act. EPA is proposing to disapprove section (1)(B) regarding voluntary permits. EPA is proposing disapproval because the language of the provision is too vague and does not provide sufficient clarity for implementation.

Creator: 
Environmental Protection Agency
Publication Date: 
Wednesday, June 1, 2022 - 4:00am
Description: 

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing a Federal Implementation Plan (FIP) for attaining the 2010 sulfur dioxide (SO<INF>2</INF>) primary national ambient air quality standard (NAAQS) for the Detroit SO<INF>2</INF> nonattainment area. The FIP includes an attainment demonstration and other elements required under the Clean Air Act (CAA). In addition to an attainment demonstration, the FIP addresses the requirement for meeting reasonable further progress (RFP) toward attainment of the NAAQS, reasonably available control measures and reasonably available control technology (RACM/RACT), enforceable emission limitations and control measures to provide for NAAQS attainment, and contingency measures. This action supplements a prior action which found that Michigan had satisfied emission inventory (EI) and nonattainment new source review (NSR) requirements for this area but had not met requirements for the elements addressed in the proposed FIP. EPA is proposing to determine that the FIP provides for attainment of the 2010 primary SO<INF>2</INF> NAAQS in the Detroit SO<INF>2</INF> nonattainment area and meets the other applicable requirements under the CAA.

Creator: 
Environmental Protection Agency
Publication Date: 
Tuesday, May 31, 2022 - 4:00am
Description: 

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to approve this state implementation plan (SIP) revision that will fulfill Pennsylvania's nonattainment new source review (NNSR) SIP element requirement for the 2015 8-hour ozone national ambient air quality standard (NAAQS). This action is being taken under the Clean Air Act (CAA).

Creator: 
Environmental Protection Agency
Publication Date: 
Tuesday, May 31, 2022 - 4:00am
Description: 

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is approving most elements of a State Implementation Plan (SIP) revision submitted by the State of Rhode Island. This revision addresses the infrastructure requirements of the Clean Air Act (CAA or Act) for the 2012 annual fine particle (PM<INF>2.5</INF>) National Ambient Air Quality Standard (NAAQS). We are not taking action on three elements of this submittal in sections 110(a)(2)(C), (D)(i)(II), and (J) that relate to requirements for the State's Prevention of Significant Deterioration (PSD) program. These will be addressed in a separate action. In addition, EPA is disapproving the submission with respect to section 110(a)(2)(H) (future SIP revisions). However, because a Federal implementation plan (FIP) has been in place for section 110(a)(2)(H) since 1973, no further action by EPA or the State is required. This action is being taken in accordance with the Clean Air Act.

Creator: 
Environmental Protection Agency
Publication Date: 
Friday, May 27, 2022 - 4:00am
Description: 

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has submitted an information collection request (ICR), Emission Guidelines and Compliance Times for Small Municipal Waste Combustion Units Constructed on or Before August 30, 1999 (EPA ICR Number 1901.08, OMB Control Number 2060-0424), to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act. This is a proposed extension of the ICR, which is currently-approved through May 31, 2022. Public comments were previously requested, via the Federal Register, on February 8, 2021 during a 60-day comment period. This notice allows for an additional 30 days for public comments. A fuller description of the ICR is given below, including its estimated burden and cost to the public. An agency may neither conduct nor sponsor, and a person is not required to respond to, a collection of information unless it displays a currently valid OMB control number.

Creator: 
Environmental Protection Agency
Publication Date: 
Thursday, May 26, 2022 - 4:00am
Description: 

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to approve revisions to the Missouri State Implementation Plan (SIP) received on June 10, 2021. The submission revises Missouri's regulation on construction permit exemptions. These revisions include updates to incorporations by reference, remove unnecessary words, and make minor clarifications and grammatical changes. These revisions do not impact the stringency of the SIP or have an adverse effect on air quality. The EPA's proposed approval of this rule revision is being done in accordance with the requirements of the Clean Air Act (CAA).

Creator: 
Environmental Protection Agency
Publication Date: 
Thursday, May 26, 2022 - 4:00am
Description: 

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator signed an Order, dated April 27, 2022, granting in part and denying in part the petition submitted by Greater-Birmingham Alliance to Stop Pollution (Petitioner) objecting to a proposed Clean Air Act (CAA) title V operating permit issued to UOP LLC for its Mobile Plant located in Mobile County, Alabama. The Order responds to an April 2, 2021, petition requesting that EPA object to the final operating permit No. 503-8010. This permitting action was issued by the Alabama Department of Environmental Management (ADEM). The Order constitutes a final action on the petition addressed therein.

Creator: 
Environmental Protection Agency
Publication Date: 
Thursday, May 26, 2022 - 4:00am
Description: 

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has submitted an information collection request (ICR), Asbestos-Containing Materials in Schools and Asbestos Model Accreditation Plans (EPA ICR Number 1365.12, OMB Control Number 2070-0091), to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act. This is a proposed extension of the ICR, which is currently approved through May 31, 2022. Public comments were previously requested via the Federal Register on September 1, 2021, during a 60-day comment period. This notice allows for an additional 30 days for public comments. A fuller description of the ICR is given below, including its estimated burden and cost to the public. An agency may not conduct or sponsor and a person is not required to respond to a collection of information unless it displays a currently valid OMB control number.

Creator: 
Environmental Protection Agency
Publication Date: 
Thursday, May 26, 2022 - 4:00am
Description: 

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has submitted an information collection request (ICR), NESHAP for Polyvinyl Chloride and Copolymers Production Area Sources (EPA ICR Number 2454.05, OMB Control Number 2060-0684), to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act. This is a proposed extension of the ICR, which is currently approved through May 31, 2022. Public comments were previously requested via the Federal Register (86 FR 19256) on April 13, 2021 during a 60-day comment period. This notice allows for an additional 30 days for public comments. A fuller description of the ICR is given below, including its estimated burden and cost to the public. An agency may neither conduct nor sponsor, and a person is not required to respond to, a collection of information unless it displays a currently valid OMB control number.

Creator: 
Environmental Protection Agency
Publication Date: 
Thursday, May 26, 2022 - 4:00am
Description: 

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has submitted an information collection request (ICR), ``NESHAP for the Surface Coating of Large Household and Commercial Appliances (EPA ICR Number 1954.10, OMB Control Number 2060-0457), to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act. This is a proposed extension of the ICR, which is currently approved through May 31, 2022. Public comments were previously requested, via the Federal Register, on April 13, 2021 during a 60-day comment period. This notice allows for an additional 30 days for public comments. A fuller description of the ICR is given below, including its estimated burden and cost to the public. An agency may neither conduct nor sponsor, and a person is not required to respond to, a collection of information unless it displays a currently valid OMB control number.

Creator: 
Environmental Protection Agency
Publication Date: 
Thursday, May 26, 2022 - 4:00am
Description: 

On or about May 23, 2022, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will make available the document, Policy Assessment for the Reconsideration of the National Ambient Air Quality Standards for Particulate Matter (PA). This document was prepared as a part of the current reconsideration of the 2020 final decision on the National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS) for Particulate Matter (PM). The PA serves to ``bridge the gap'' between the currently available scientific and technical information and the judgments required of the Administrator in determining whether to retain or revise the existing PM NAAQS.

Creator: 
Environmental Protection Agency
Publication Date: 
Wednesday, May 25, 2022 - 4:00am
Description: 

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing a Federal implementation plan (FIP) for the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania (Pennsylvania or the Commonwealth). This FIP proposes to set emission limits for nitrogen oxides (NO<INF>X</INF>) emitted from coal-fired electric generating units (EGUs) equipped with selective catalytic reduction (SCR) in order to meet the reasonably available control technology (RACT) requirements for the 1997 and 2008 ozone national ambient air quality standards (NAAQS). The FIP is being proposed to ensure that EPA can, if necessary, meet a court-ordered deadline requiring EPA to approve an amended State Implementation Plan (SIP) or issue a FIP by August 27, 2022. This action is being taken under the Clean Air Act (CAA).

Creator: 
Environmental Protection Agency
Publication Date: 
Tuesday, May 24, 2022 - 4:00am
Description: 

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is approving a revision to the Idaho State Implementation Plan (SIP) submitted on October 12, 2021. The submission updates the incorporation by reference of the national ambient air quality standards (NAAQS) and other Federal provisions into the Idaho SIP as of July 1, 2020. Idaho undertakes regular updates to ensure State air rules and the SIP remain consistent with Federal air program requirements.

Creator: 
Environmental Protection Agency
Publication Date: 
Friday, July 29, 2022 - 4:00am
Description: 

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is approving most elements of a State Implementation Plan (SIP) submission from Minnesota regarding the infrastructure requirements of section 110 of the Clean Air Act (CAA) for the 2015 ozone National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS). The infrastructure requirements are designed to ensure that the structural components of each state's air quality management program are adequate to meet the state's responsibilities under the CAA. EPA proposed this action on May 24, 2022 and received no comments.

Creator: 
Environmental Protection Agency
Publication Date: 
Tuesday, May 24, 2022 - 4:00am
Description: 

Pursuant to the Clean Air Act (CAA or the ``Act''), the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to disapprove a State Implementation Plan (SIP) submittal from California addressing interstate transport for the 2015 8-hour ozone national ambient air quality standards (NAAQS). The ``good neighbor'' or ``interstate transport'' provision of the Act requires that each state's SIP contain adequate provisions to prohibit emissions from within the state from significantly contributing to nonattainment or interfering with maintenance of the NAAQS in other states. This requirement is part of the broader set of ``infrastructure'' requirements, which are designed to ensure that the structural components of each state's air quality management program are adequate to meet the state's responsibilities under the CAA. This disapproval, if finalized, will establish a 2-year deadline for the EPA to promulgate a Federal Implementation Plan (FIP) to address the relevant interstate transport requirements, unless the EPA approves a subsequent SIP submittal that meets these requirements. Disapproval does not start a mandatory sanctions clock.

Creator: 
Environmental Protection Agency
Publication Date: 
Tuesday, May 24, 2022 - 4:00am
Description: 

Pursuant to the Clean Air Act (CAA or ``Act''), the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to disapprove a state implementation plan (SIP) submittal from Nevada addressing interstate transport for the 2015 8-hour ozone national ambient air quality standards (NAAQS). The ``good neighbor'' or ``interstate transport'' provision of the Act requires that each state's SIP contain adequate provisions to prohibit emissions from within the state from significantly contributing to nonattainment or interfering with maintenance of the NAAQS in other states. This requirement is part of the broader set of ``infrastructure'' requirements, which are designed to ensure that the structural components of each state's air quality management program are adequate to meet the state's responsibilities under the CAA. This disapproval, if finalized, will establish a 2-year deadline for the EPA to promulgate a federal implementation plan (FIP) to address the relevant interstate transport requirements, unless the EPA approves a subsequent SIP submittal that meets these requirements. Disapproval does not start a mandatory sanctions clock.

Creator: 
Environmental Protection Agency
Publication Date: 
Tuesday, May 24, 2022 - 4:00am
Description: 

Pursuant to the federal Clean Air Act (CAA or the Act), the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to disapprove the State Implementation Plan (SIP) submittal from Utah regarding interstate transport for the 2015 8-hour ozone national ambient air quality standard (NAAQS). The ``good neighbor'' or ``interstate transport'' provision requires that each state's SIP contain adequate provisions to prohibit emissions from within the state from significantly contributing to nonattainment or interfering with maintenance of the NAAQS in other states. This requirement is part of the broader set of ``infrastructure'' requirements, which are designed to ensure that the structural components of each state's air quality management program are adequate to meet the state's responsibilities under the CAA. If the EPA finalizes this disapproval, the EPA will continue to be subject to an obligation to promulgate a Federal Implementation Plan (FIP) to address the relevant interstate transport requirements, which was triggered by a finding of failure to submit issued in December of 2019. Disapproval does not start a mandatory CAA sanctions clock.

Creator: 
Environmental Protection Agency
Publication Date: 
Tuesday, May 24, 2022 - 4:00am
Description: 

Pursuant to the Clean Air Act (CAA or the Act), the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to disapprove the State Implementation Plan (SIP) submittal from Wyoming regarding interstate transport for the 2015 8-hour ozone national ambient air quality standards (NAAQS). The ``good neighbor'' or ``interstate transport'' provision requires that each state's SIP contain adequate provisions to prohibit emissions from within the state from significantly contributing to nonattainment or interfering with maintenance of the NAAQS in other states. This requirement is part of the broader set of ``infrastructure'' requirements, which are designed to ensure that the structural components of each state's air quality management program are adequate to meet the state's responsibilities under the CAA. This disapproval, if finalized, will establish a 2-year deadline for the EPA to promulgate a Federal Implementation Plan (FIP) to address the relevant interstate transport requirements, unless the EPA approves a subsequent SIP submittal that meets these requirements. Disapproval does not start a mandatory CAA sanctions clock.

Creator: 
Environmental Protection Agency
Publication Date: 
Tuesday, May 24, 2022 - 4:00am
Description: 

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to withdraw the portion of the March 25, 2019 final action conditionally approving state implementation plan (SIP) submissions from the State of California under the Clean Air Act (CAA or ``Act'') to address contingency measure requirements for the 2008 ozone national ambient air quality standards (NAAQS or ``standards'') in the San Joaquin Valley, California ozone nonattainment area. The SIP revisions include the portions of the ``2016 Ozone Plan for the 2008 8-Hour Ozone Standard and the 2018 Updates to the California State Implementation Plan'' that address the contingency measure requirement for San Joaquin Valley. Simultaneously, the EPA is proposing a partial approval and partial disapproval of these SIP submissions. These proposed actions are in response to a decision issued by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit (Association of Irritated Residents v. EPA, Ninth Circuit, No. 19-71223, opinion filed August 26, 2021) remanding the EPA's conditional approval of the contingency measure SIP submissions.

Creator: 
Environmental Protection Agency
Publication Date: 
Monday, May 23, 2022 - 4:00am
Description: 

In this action, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is making technical corrections to the general provisions of the National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants (NESHAP). Specifically, on November 19, 2021, EPA finalized changes to the NESHAPs for Refractory Products Manufacturing, Carbon Black Production (major sources), Cyanide Chemicals Manufacturing, and Carbon Black Production Area Sources and, also amended the general provisions. Following signature, the EPA discovered inadvertent minor errors in the ordering of the standards and methods that were being incorporated by reference in these rules. The Office of the Federal Register (OFR) was unable to complete the amendatory instructions, resulting in regulatory text intended for the general provisions to be omitted.

Creator: 
Environmental Protection Agency
Publication Date: 
Friday, May 20, 2022 - 4:00am
Description: 

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator signed an Order dated March 18, 2022, granting two title V permit Petitions and resolving two related petitions filed by the Louisiana Bucket Brigade, Earthjustice, Environmental Integrity Project, and Sierra Club (the Petitioners). The Administrator granted the petition filed on January 29, 2021 by Petitioners on title V permit 2261-V8 issued for the Reformer Unit. This action also effectively resolves the Petitioner's petition filed on May 11, 2020 for the same permit. In the same action, the Administrator granted the petition filed on February 12, 2021 by Petitioners on title V permit 2363-V8 issued for the Utilities Unit. This action also effectively resolves the Petitioner's petition filed on March 27, 2020 filed on the same permit. The Petitions requested that the EPA object to the Clean Air Act (CAA) title V operating permits issued by the Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality to ExxonMobil Fuels & Lubricant Company for its Baton Rouge Refinery located in East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana.

Creator: 
Environmental Protection Agency
Publication Date: 
Friday, May 20, 2022 - 4:00am
Description: 

On October 6, 2021, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency issued a supplemental proposed rulemaking under the Significant New Alternatives Policy program to list certain substitutes to ozone- depleting substances in the foam blowing sector, extruded polystyrene: Boardstock and billet end-use, as acceptable, subject to narrowed use limits, from the effective date of a subsequent final rule until January 1, 2023. This followed EPA's June 12, 2020, initial proposal which proposed to list three foam blowing agents, which are hydrofluorocarbon blends, as acceptable. Taking into consideration information available to EPA since issuance of that initial proposal, EPA proposed narrowed use limits and time-limited use of the substitutes in the supplemental proposal. Based on further information available to EPA, EPA is now withdrawing the proposed listings for the three foam blowing agents described in the initial and supplemental proposals. This document summarizes the proposed listings and provides an explanation for the Agency's decision not to finalize the proposed actions.

Creator: 
Environmental Protection Agency
Publication Date: 
Thursday, May 19, 2022 - 4:00am
Description: 

This action corrects an omission of timely comment and response in the September 28, 2021, Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) partial approval/partial disapproval of elements of a State Implementation Plan (SIP) submission from Michigan to address the infrastructure requirements of section 110 of the Clean Air Act (CAA) for the 2015 ozone National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS). Accordingly, this action amends the effective date of the final approval to reflect EPA's current response to the previously omitted comment.

Creator: 
Environmental Protection Agency
Publication Date: 
Thursday, May 19, 2022 - 4:00am
Description: 

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to approve, through parallel processing, revisions to the Missouri State Implementation Plan (SIP) relating to the St. Louis area's vehicle Inspection and Maintenance (I/M) Program received on November 12, 2019, and March 2, 2022. In the submissions, Missouri requests EPA approval of revisions to a regulation and related plan that implement the St. Louis area's Inspection and Maintenance program called, Gateway Vehicle Inspection Program (GVIP). We propose to approve Missouri's removal of vehicles registered in Franklin County, unless the vehicle is primarily operated in the rest of the area, from the Gateway Vehicle Inspection program. The revisions to this rule include amending the rule exemption section for vehicles subject to the rule, removing unnecessary words, amending definitions specific to the rule, updates due to technology changes, and other minor edits. These revisions do not impact the attainment of any National Ambient Air Quality Standard (NAAQS) nor delay the timely attainment of 2015 Ozone National Ambient Air Quality Standard. Approval of these revisions will ensure consistency between state and federally approved rules.

Creator: 
Environmental Protection Agency
Publication Date: 
Tuesday, July 5, 2022 - 4:00am
Description: 

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) finds that the Indiana portion of the Louisville, Indiana-Kentucky area (Area) is attaining the 2015 primary and secondary ozone National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS), and acts in accordance with a request from the Indiana Department of Environmental Management (IDEM) to redesignate the Indiana portion of the area to attainment for the 2015 ozone NAAQS because the request meets the statutory requirements for redesignation under the Clean Air Act (CAA). The Area includes Clark and Floyd Counties in Indiana and Bullitt, Jefferson, and Oldham Counties in Kentucky. IDEM submitted this request on February 21, 2022. EPA is approving, as a revision to the Indiana State Implementation Plan (SIP), the State's plan for maintaining the 2015 ozone NAAQS through 2035 in the Indiana portion of the Louisville area. EPA also finds adequate and is approving Indiana's 2035 volatile organic compound (VOC) and oxides of nitrogen (NO<INF>X</INF>) Motor Vehicle Emission Budgets (budgets) for the Indiana portion of the Louisville area. Finally, EPA is approving portions of a separate January 21, 2021, submittal from IDEM as meeting the applicable requirements for a base year emissions inventory for the area and emissions statement program for Lake, Porter, Clary, and Floyd counties. EPA proposed to approve these actions on May 18, 2022, and received no adverse comments.

Creator: 
Environmental Protection Agency
Publication Date: 
Wednesday, May 18, 2022 - 4:00am
Description: 

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.

Creator: 
Environmental Protection Agency
Publication Date: 
Wednesday, May 18, 2022 - 4:00am
Description: 

This proposal presents the preliminary results of the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA's) review of the New Source Performance Standards (NSPS) for Automobile and Light Duty Truck Surface Coating Operations as required by the Clean Air Act (CAA). The EPA is proposing, in a new NSPS subpart, revised volatile organic compound (VOC) emission limits for prime coat, guide coat, and topcoat operations for affected facilities that commence construction, modification or reconstruction after May 18, 2022. In addition, the EPA is proposing amendments under the new NSPS subpart: Revision of the plastic parts provision; updates to the control devices and control device testing and monitoring requirements; revision of the transfer efficiency provisions; revision of the recordkeeping and reporting requirements, the addition of work practices to minimize VOC emissions; the addition of electronic reporting; clarification of the requirements for periods of startup, shutdown and malfunction; and other amendments to harmonize the new NSPS subpart and Automobile and Light Duty Truck Surface Coating National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants (NESHAP) requirements. The EPA is also proposing to amend NSPS subpart MM to apply to sources that commence construction, reconstruction, or modification after October 5, 1979, and on or before May 18, 2022 and to add electronic reporting requirements.

Creator: 
Environmental Protection Agency
Publication Date: 
Tuesday, May 17, 2022 - 4:00am
Description: 

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is taking final action to rescind its previously issued clean data determination (CDD) for the Yuma, Arizona ``Moderate'' nonattainment area (Yuma NAA) for the 1987 24-hour national ambient air quality standard (NAAQS) for particulate matter with an aerodynamic diameter less than or equal to a nominal 10 micrometers (PM<INF>10</INF>) because recent complete, quality-assured monitoring data show that the area has subsequently violated this NAAQS. We are also determining that the Arizona State Implementation Plan (SIP) is substantially inadequate to attain or maintain the PM<INF>10</INF> standard in the Yuma NAA and calling for Arizona to revise the SIP to address this inadequacy.

Creator: 
Environmental Protection Agency
Publication Date: 
Monday, July 11, 2022 - 4:00am
Description: 

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is taking final action to approve a State Implementation Plan (SIP) revision submitted by the State of Alabama, through the Alabama Department of Environmental Management (ADEM), in a letter dated October 18, 2021. The revision includes corrections to deficiencies to Alabama's regulation titled ``NO<INF>X</INF> Budget Program Monitoring and Reporting'' (AL NO<INF>X</INF> SIP Call Monitoring Rule), which EPA previously conditionally approved into the SIP. Specifically, the AL NO<INF>X</INF> SIP Call Monitoring Rule establishes monitoring and reporting requirements for units subject to the nitrogen oxides (NO<INF>X</INF>) SIP Call, including alternative monitoring options for certain sources of NO<INF>X</INF>. EPA is also taking final action to convert the conditional approval to a full approval. In addition, EPA is approving other minor changes into the SIP.

Creator: 
Environmental Protection Agency
Publication Date: 
Monday, May 16, 2022 - 4:00am
Description: 

In this action, the EPA is proposing new and revised standards of performance for electric arc furnaces (EAF) and argon-oxygen decarburization (AOD) vessels in the steel industry. The EPA is proposing that EAF facilities that begin construction, reconstruction or modification after May 16, 2022 would need to comply with a particulate matter (PM) standard in the format of facility-wide PM emitted per amount of steel produced and a melt shop opacity limit of zero. The proposal would limit emissions of PM and opacity from new, modified, or reconstructed EAF and AOD vessels. In addition, we are proposing that all emission limits apply at all times; periodic compliance testing at least once every 5 years; and electronic reporting. In this action, the EPA also is proposing amendments for certain provisions in the current new source performance standards (NSPS) that apply to EAF constructed after October 21, 1974, and on or before August 17, 1983, and EAF and AOD vessels constructed after August 17, 1983, and before May 16, 2022 to clarify and refine the current provisions.

Creator: 
Environmental Protection Agency
Publication Date: 
Friday, May 13, 2022 - 4:00am
Description: 

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is approving a state implementation plan (SIP) revision submitted by the State of Colorado. The submittal certifies that the State of Colorado has fulfilled, through previous SIP revisions, Nonattainment New Source Review (NNSR) Permit Program requirements under the 2015 8-hour ozone National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS) for the Denver Metro/North Front Range (DMNFR) area. The State of Colorado submitted the certification to meet the nonattainment requirements for Marginal ozone nonattainment areas (NAAs) for the 2015 8-hour ozone NAAQS. The EPA is taking this action pursuant to sections 110, 172, 173, and 182 of the Clean Air Act (CAA).

Creator: 
Environmental Protection Agency
Publication Date: 
Friday, May 13, 2022 - 4:00am
Description: 

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has submitted an information collection request (ICR), NESHAP for Aluminum, Copper and Other Non-ferrous Metals Foundries (EPA ICR Number 2332.06, OMB Control Number 2060-0630) to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act. This is a proposed extension of the ICR, which is currently approved through May 31, 2022. Public comments were previously requested via the Federal Register (86 FR 19256) on April 13, 2021 during a 60-day comment period. This notice allows for an additional 30 days for public comments. A fuller description of the ICR is given below, including its estimated burden and cost to the public. An agency may not conduct or sponsor and a person is not required to respond to a collection of information unless it displays a currently valid OMB control number.

Creator: 
Environmental Protection Agency
Publication Date: 
Friday, May 13, 2022 - 4:00am
Description: 

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has submitted an information collection request (ICR), NESHAP for Asphalt Processing and Asphalt Roofing Manufacturing (EPA ICR Number 2029.09, OMB Control Number 2060-0520), to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act. This is a proposed extension of the ICR, which is currently approved through May 31, 2022. Public comments were previously requested via the Federal Register on April 13, 2021 during a 60-day comment period. This notice allows for an additional 30 days for public comments. A fuller description of the ICR is given below, including its estimated burden and cost to the public. An agency may nether conduct nor sponsor, and a person is not required to respond to, a collection of information unless it displays a currently valid OMB control number.

Creator: 
Environmental Protection Agency
Publication Date: 
Friday, May 13, 2022 - 4:00am
Description: 

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has submitted an information collection request (ICR), NESHAP for Semiconductor Manufacturing (EPA ICR Number 2042.08, OMB Control Number 2060-0519), to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act. This is a proposed extension of the ICR, which is currently approved through May 31, 2022. Public comments were previously requested, via the Federal Register (86 FR 19256), on April 13, 2021 during a 60-day comment period. This notice allows for an additional 30 days for public comments. A fuller description of the ICR is given below, including its estimated burden and cost to the public. An agency may neither conduct nor sponsor, and a person is not required to respond to, a collection of information unless it displays a currently valid OMB control number.

Creator: 
Environmental Protection Agency
Publication Date: 
Friday, May 13, 2022 - 4:00am
Description: 

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has submitted an information collection request (ICR), NSPS for Petroleum Refineries for which Construction, Reconstruction, or Modification Commenced after May 14, 2007 (EPA ICR Number 2263.07, OMB Control Number 2060-0602), to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act. This is a proposed extension of the ICR, which is currently approved through May 31, 2022. Public comments were previously requested, via the Federal Register, on February 8, 2021, during a 60-day comment period. This notice allows for an additional 30 days for public comments. A fuller description of the ICR is given below, including its estimated burden and cost to the public. An agency may neither conduct nor sponsor, and a person is not required to respond to, a collection of information unless it displays a currently valid OMB control number.

Creator: 
Environmental Protection Agency
Publication Date: 
Thursday, May 12, 2022 - 4:00am
Description: 

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to approve four permitting rules submitted as a revision to the San Diego County Air Pollution Control District (SDAPCD or ``District'') portion of the California State Implementation Plan (SIP). These revisions concern the District's New Source Review (NSR) permitting program for new and modified sources of air pollution under section 110(a)(2)(C) and part D of title I of the Clean Air Act (CAA or ``Act''). This action will update the District's applicable SIP with rules revised to address a deficiency identified in a previous limited disapproval action. We are taking comments on this proposal and plan to follow with a final action. Elsewhere in this issue of the Federal Register, we are making an interim final determination that will defer the imposition of CAA sanctions associated with our previous limited disapproval action. This action also proposes to revise regulatory text to clarify that San Diego County is not subject to the Federal Implementation Plan related to protection of visibility.

Creator: 
Environmental Protection Agency
Publication Date: 
Thursday, May 12, 2022 - 4:00am
Description: 

Notification is hereby given that the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has finalized a list of additional areas subject to the mitigation plan requirements found in the 2016 Exceptional Events Rule. This list is included within this document and is available on the Agency's website and in the electronic docket for this action. The EPA is separately notifying states with areas newly subject to these requirements. These notification letters are also available on the Agency's website and in the electronic docket for this action.

Creator: 
Environmental Protection Agency
Publication Date: 
Thursday, May 12, 2022 - 4:00am
Description: 

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing a limited approval and limited disapproval of California Code of Regulations, Title 17, Division 3, Chapter 1, Subchapter 10 Climate Change, Article 4, Subarticle 13: Greenhouse Gas Emission Standards for Crude Oil and Natural Gas Facilities (Oil and Gas Methane Rule) into the California State Implementation Plan (SIP). These revisions concern emissions of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) from crude oil and natural gas facilities. We are proposing action on a state rule to regulate these emission sources under the Clean Air Act (CAA or the Act). We are also proposing to disapprove the reasonably available control technology demonstrations for the 2008 and 2015 ozone National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS) for sources covered by the EPA's 2016 Control Techniques Guidelines for the Oil and Natural Gas Industry (Oil and Gas CTG) for the Sacramento Metropolitan Air Quality Management District (SMAQMD), San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District (SJVAPCD), South Coast Air Quality Management District (SCAQMD), Ventura County Air Pollution Control District (VCAPCD), and the Yolo-Solano Air Quality Management District (YSAQMD). We are taking comments on this proposal and plan to follow with a final action.

Creator: 
Environmental Protection Agency
Publication Date: 
Tuesday, July 12, 2022 - 4:00am
Description: 

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is approving revisions to the Oregon state implementation plan (SIP) submitted by the State of Oregon (Oregon) on December 9, 2020 and December 22, 2021. The revisions update the SIP-approved vehicle inspection program for the Portland and Medford areas. The EPA is approving the SIP submittal as consistent with Clean Air Act (Act or CAA) requirements. Additionally, the EPA is making a technical correction to the Medford- Ashland particulate matter (PM<INF>10</INF>) maintenance plan that incorrectly identified a street-sweeping commitment as a transportation control measure (TCM).

Creator: 
Environmental Protection Agency
Publication Date: 
Tuesday, May 10, 2022 - 4:00am
Description: 

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is taking final action to approve a revision to the California State Implementation Plan (SIP) concerning particulate matter (PM) emissions from heavy-duty (HD) diesel vehicles. We are approving state rules that regulate PM emission sources under the Clean Air Act (CAA or the Act).

Creator: 
Environmental Protection Agency
Publication Date: 
Wednesday, May 11, 2022 - 4:00am
Description: 

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) invites nominations from a diverse range of qualified candidates to be considered for appointment to its Mobile Sources Technical Review Subcommittee (MSTRS). Vacancies are anticipated to be filled by October 17, 2022. Sources in addition to this Federal Register Notice may also be utilized in the solicitation of nominees.

Creator: 
Environmental Protection Agency
Publication Date: 
Monday, May 9, 2022 - 4:00am
Description: 

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is taking final action to approve revisions to the Mojave Desert Air Quality Management District (MDAQMD) and the Placer County Air Pollution Control District (PCAPCD) portions of the California State Implementation Plan (SIP). These revisions concern emissions of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) from metal coating operations and general regulatory definitions. We are also finalizing the rescission of South Coast Air Quality Management District (SCAQMD) Rule 1107, Coating of Metal Parts and Products, as it applies to the Riverside County portion of the MDAQMD. We are approving these revisions, including local rules and a rescission, under the Clean Air Act (CAA or the Act).

Creator: 
Environmental Protection Agency
Publication Date: 
Monday, May 9, 2022 - 4:00am
Description: 

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) proposes to redesignate the Oakridge, Oregon nonattainment area (Oakridge NAA or Oakridge area) to attainment for the 1987 National Ambient Air Quality Standard for particulate matter of 10 microns or less (PM<INF>10</INF> NAAQS). EPA also proposes to approve the Oakridge PM<INF>10</INF> maintenance plan for the area demonstrating continued compliance with the PM<INF>10</INF> NAAQS through with the Lane Regional Clean Air Agency (LRAPA), submitted to EPA on January 13, 2022, along with the redesignation request for inclusion into the Oregon State Implementation Plan (SIP). EPA also proposes to approve revisions to LRAPA's rules to reflect the redesignation. Additionally, EPA proposes to approve the PM<INF>10</INF> motor vehicle emissions budgets included in the maintenance plan and inform the public that we are starting the adequacy process for the proposed motor vehicle emissions budgets, including a public comment period. Finally, EPA proposes to take final agency action on the wildfire exceptional event request submitted by ODEQ on July 22, 2021 and concurred on by EPA on April 1, 2022. EPA proposes these actions pursuant to the Clean Air Act (CAA or the Act).

Creator: 
Environmental Protection Agency
Publication Date: 
Friday, May 6, 2022 - 4:00am
Description: 

On January 5, 2021, the United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit granted the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) motion for a voluntary remand without vacatur of two parts of EPA's 2020 final rule approving Colorado's infrastructure state implementation plan (SIP) submission for the 2015 8-hour ozone national ambient air quality standards (NAAQS) (2020 final rule). In this document, EPA proposes to address those two remanded parts of the 2020 final rule: EPA's conclusion that Colorado's infrastructure SIP submission met the State's good neighbor obligation under Clean Air Act (CAA) section 110(a)(2)(D)(i)(I); and EPA's conclusion that Colorado's infrastructure SIP submission provided ``necessary assurances'' of the State's authority to regulate agricultural sources under CAA section 110(a)(2)(E)(i). EPA is proposing to approve Colorado's infrastructure SIP submission pursuant to CAA section 110.

Creator: 
Environmental Protection Agency
Publication Date: 
Friday, May 6, 2022 - 4:00am
Description: 

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing approval of a State Implementation Plan (SIP) revision submitted by the State of Missouri on January 15, 2019 and supplemented by letter on July 11, 2019. Missouri requests that the EPA remove from its SIP a rule related to control of emissions from bakery ovens in St. Louis City and Jefferson, St. Charles, Franklin, and St. Louis Counties. The EPA's proposed approval of this rule revision is in accordance with the requirements of the Clean Air Act (CAA).

Creator: 
Environmental Protection Agency
Publication Date: 
Friday, May 6, 2022 - 4:00am
Description: 

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is preparing an Integrated Science Assessment (ISA) as part of the review of the primary and secondary National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS) for Lead (Pb). As part of the Pb review, EPA is announcing a public workshop to evaluate preliminary draft materials that will inform the development of the Pb ISA. The workshop is being organized by EPA's Center for Public Health and Environmental Assessment (CPHEA) within the Office of Research and Development and will be held by webinar and teleconference on May 26, June 7, June 22, and June 29, 2022. The workshop will be open to attendance by interested public observers on a first-come, first-served basis and participation will be by webinar and teleconference only.

Creator: 
Environmental Protection Agency
Publication Date: 
Thursday, May 5, 2022 - 4:00am
Description: 

EPA is proposing to approve three State Implementation Plan (SIP) revision requests, submitted by Indiana, Michigan, and Minnesota. All three states submitted the SIP revision requests in 2016 in response to a finding of substantial inadequacy and a SIP call published on June 12, 2015, for specific provisions in each state's SIP related to excess emissions during startup, shutdown, and malfunction (SSM) events. Each of these SIP submissions was submitted independently and EPA is analyzing them individually. However, EPA is packaging the proposed approvals together in a single action both for administrative efficiency and because EPA's action approving the revisions consistently applies EPA's national policy regarding SSM provisions in SIPs. EPA is proposing approval of these SIP submissions and proposing to determine that each submission corrects the state's respective SIP deficiencies as identified in the June 12, 2015, SIP call.

Creator: 
Environmental Protection Agency
Publication Date: 
Thursday, May 5, 2022 - 4:00am
Description: 

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) proposes to redesignate the Oakridge, Oregon nonattainment area (Oakridge NAA or Oakridge area) to attainment for the 2006 24-hour fine particulate matter (PM<INF>2.5</INF>) National Ambient Air Quality Standard (NAAQS). EPA also proposes to approve a maintenance plan for the area demonstrating continued compliance with the PM<INF>2.5</INF> NAAQS through 2035, which the Lane Regional Air Protection Agency (LRAPA) developed in coordination with the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality (ODEQ), for inclusion into the Oregon State Implementation Plan (SIP). The Oakridge PM<INF>2.5</INF> maintenance plan was submitted to EPA by ODEQ along with the redesignation request on January 13, 2022. Additionally, EPA proposes to approve the motor vehicle emissions budgets included in the Oakridge PM<INF>2.5</INF> maintenance plan and inform the public that we are starting the adequacy process for the proposed motor vehicle emissions budgets, including a public comment period. EPA also proposes to approve additional control measures because incorporation of these measures will strengthen the Oregon SIP and ensure PM<INF>2.5</INF> emissions reductions in the Oakridge area. Finally, EPA proposes to take final agency action on an exceptional events request submitted by ODEQ on July 22, 2021 and concurred on by EPA on April 1, 2022. EPA proposes these actions pursuant to the Clean Air Act (CAA or the Act).

Creator: 
Environmental Protection Agency
Publication Date: 
Tuesday, May 3, 2022 - 4:00am
Description: 

On March 28, 2022, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) published a proposed rule titled ``Control of Air Pollution from New Motor Vehicles: Heavy-Duty Engine and Vehicle Standards''. EPA is extending the comment period for this proposed rule.

Creator: 
Environmental Protection Agency
Publication Date: 
Tuesday, May 3, 2022 - 4:00am
Description: 

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is providing notice of our intent to redesignate a portion of Canton, Ohio in northeastern Stark County from ``unclassifiable/attainment'' to ``nonattainment'' for the 2008 National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS) for lead (Pb). The EPA's intended redesignation of this portion of the Canton, Ohio area is based on recorded violations of the Pb NAAQS at Ohio Environmental Protection Agency's (Ohio EPA) Republic Steel ambient air monitoring site located in Canton, Ohio, and additional relevant air quality information. If the redesignation to nonattainment is finalized, the state of Ohio would be required to undertake certain planning requirements to reduce Pb concentrations within this nonattainment area, including, but not limited to, the requirement to submit within 18 months of redesignation, a revision to the Ohio state implementation plan (SIP) that provides for attainment of the Pb standards as expeditiously as practicable, but no later than 5 years after the date of redesignation to nonattainment. Notice is hereby given that the EPA (Agency) has posted on our public electronic docket and internet website the intended redesignation for relevant portion of the Canton, Ohio (Stark County, OH) area under the 2008 Pb NAAQS. The EPA invites the public to review and provide input on our intended redesignation during the comment period specified in the DATES section. The EPA notified the state of Ohio of our intended redesignation action on or about April 26, 2022. The EPA intends to make its final redesignation determination for the Canton, Ohio area approximately 240 days from the date the Agency notified the state of its intended designation, that is, in December 2022.

Creator: 
Environmental Protection Agency
Publication Date: 
Friday, April 29, 2022 - 4:00am
Description: 

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) finds that the revised Door County (partial) nonattainment area in Wisconsin is attaining the 2015 ozone National Ambient Air Quality Standard (NAAQS) and is approving, in accordance with a request from the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (WDNR), the redesignation of the area to attainment for the 2015 ozone NAAQS, because the request meets the statutory requirements for redesignation under the Clean Air Act (CAA). WDNR submitted this request on January 5, 2022. EPA is also proposing to approve, as a revision to the Wisconsin SIP, the State's maintenance plan for the area. The maintenance plan is designed to keep the area in attainment of the 2015 ozone NAAQS through 2035. Additionally, EPA is approving the emissions inventory for this area, which satisfies the emissions inventory requirement for the area under the 2015 ozone NAAQS. The CAA requires emission inventories for all areas that were designated nonattainment. Finally, EPA is approving the 2030 and 2035 motor vehicle emissions budgets for the area.

Creator: 
Environmental Protection Agency
Publication Date: 
Friday, April 29, 2022 - 4:00am
Description: 

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) received four petitions for reconsideration, rulemaking, or reopening of the Endangerment and Cause or Contribute Findings for Greenhouse Gases under Section 202(a) of the Clean Air Act (CAA), published in the Federal Register on December 15, 2009. The agency is providing notification of its action denying all four petitions. The basis for EPA's action is set out fully in the accompanying decision document, available in the docket for this action.

Creator: 
Environmental Protection Agency
Publication Date: 
Friday, April 29, 2022 - 4:00am
Description: 

On or about April 28, 2022, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is making available to the public a draft document titled, Policy Assessment for the Reconsideration of the Ozone National Ambient Air Quality Standards, External Review Draft (Draft PA). This draft document was prepared as a part of the current reconsideration of the 2020 final decision on the national ambient air quality standards (NAAQS) for ozone (O<INF>3</INF>). When final, the PA is intended to ``bridge the gap'' between the scientific and technical information assessed in the 2020 Integrated Science Assessment for Ozone and Related Photochemical Oxidants (2020 ISA), as well as any air quality, exposure and risk analyses available in the reconsideration, and the judgments required of the Administrator. The primary and secondary O<INF>3</INF> NAAQS are set to protect the public health and the public welfare from O<INF>3</INF> and other photochemical oxidants in ambient air.

Creator: 
Environmental Protection Agency
Publication Date: 
Thursday, April 28, 2022 - 4:00am
Description: 

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to revise the EPA's regulatory definition of volatile organic compounds (VOC) under the Clean Air Act (CAA). This action proposes to add (2E)- 1,1,1,4,4,4-hexafluorobut-2-ene (also known as trans-1,1,1,4,4,4- hexafluorobut-2-ene, and HFO-1336mzz(E); CAS number 66711-86-2) to the list of compounds excluded from the regulatory definition on the basis that this compound makes a negligible contribution to tropospheric ozone (O<INF>3</INF>) formation.

Creator: 
Environmental Protection Agency
Publication Date: 
Wednesday, April 27, 2022 - 4:00am
Description: 

The United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is announcing the joint 2022 Spring Meeting of the Ozone Transport Commission (OTC) and the Mid-Atlantic Northeast Visibility Union (MANE- VU). The meeting agenda will include topics regarding reducing ground- level ozone precursors and matters relevant to regional haze and visibility improvement in Federal Class I areas in a multi-pollutant context.

Creator: 
Environmental Protection Agency
Publication Date: 
Wednesday, April 27, 2022 - 4:00am
Description: 

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is taking final action to approve the State of Missouri's request to remove its State Implementation Plan (SIP) for maintaining the 1978 Lead National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS) in portions of Iron County, Missouri, surrounding the former Glover smelter, and replace the maintenance plan with a plan for continued attainment of the 2008 Lead NAAQS regardless of ownership and/or operational status of the Glover facility.

Creator: 
Environmental Protection Agency
Publication Date: 
Wednesday, April 27, 2022 - 4:00am
Description: 

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to approve a North Carolina State Implementation Plan (SIP) revision, submitted through a letter dated April 13, 2021, proposing changes to North Carolina's SIP-approved rule addressing best available retrofit technology (BART) for regional haze. EPA proposes to approve North Carolina's SIP revision because the changes are consistent with Clean Air Act (CAA or Act) requirements.

Creator: 
Environmental Protection Agency
Publication Date: 
Tuesday, April 26, 2022 - 4:00am
Description: 

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is approving a revision to the Kentucky State Implementation Plan (SIP) submitted to EPA by the Commonwealth of Kentucky through the Kentucky Division for Air Quality (KDAQ) on October 15, 2020. The SIP revision was submitted by KDAQ to address the emissions statement requirements for the 2015 8- hour ozone national ambient air quality standards (NAAQS) for Kentucky counties in the Cincinnati, Ohio-Kentucky 2015 8-hour ozone NAAQS nonattainment area (Cincinnati, OH-KY Area), and for some of the Kentucky counties in the Louisville, Kentucky-Indiana 2015 8-hour ozone NAAQS nonattainment area (Louisville, KY-IN Area). Specifically, EPA is approving the emissions statement requirements for portions of Boone, Campbell, and Kenton Counties in the Cincinnati, OH-KY Area, and Bullitt and Oldham Counties in the Louisville, KY-IN Area. EPA will consider and take action, or has considered and taken action, on submissions addressing the emissions statement requirements for the remaining counties in these two nonattainment areas, including the Jefferson County, Kentucky portion of the Louisville, KY-IN Area, in a separate rulemaking. This action is being taken pursuant to the Clean Air Act (CAA or Act).

Creator: 
Environmental Protection Agency
Publication Date: 
Tuesday, June 7, 2022 - 4:00am
Description: 

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is approving changes to the Kentucky State Implementation Plan (SIP), submitted by the Commonwealth of Kentucky, through the Energy and Environment Cabinet (Cabinet), on March 4, 2020, and supplemented on January 28, 2022. The changes were submitted on behalf of the Louisville Metro Air Pollution Control District (District), which has jurisdiction over Jefferson County, Kentucky, and make changes to a Reasonably Available Control Technology (RACT) determination for a specific major source of nitrogen oxides (NO<INF>X</INF>) and volatile organic compound (VOC) emissions. EPA is approving these changes as they are consistent with the Clean Air Act (CAA or Act).

Creator: 
Environmental Protection Agency
Publication Date: 
Tuesday, April 26, 2022 - 4:00am
Description: 

This action proposes corrections and updates to regulations for source testing of emissions under various rules. This proposed rule includes corrections to inaccurate testing provisions, updates to outdated procedures, and approved alternative procedures that provide testers enhanced flexibility. The revisions will improve the quality of data but will not impose new substantive requirements on source owners or operators.

Creator: 
Environmental Protection Agency
Publication Date: 
Monday, April 18, 2022 - 4:00am
Description: 

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to approve State Implementation Plan (SIP) revisions of New Hampshire Code of Administrative Rules Chapters Env-A 1000 and Env-A 2800 submitted by the State of New Hampshire on January 8, 2020, and August 19, 2021, respectively. Env-A 1000 establishes requirements for open burning, fugitive dust, and firefighter instruction and training activities. Env-A 2800 sets particulate matter (PM), visible emissions (VE), and fugitive dust standards for sand and gravel sources, non-metallic mineral processing plants, and cement and concrete sources. This action is being taken under the Clean Air Act.

Creator: 
Environmental Protection Agency
Publication Date: 
Monday, April 18, 2022 - 4:00am
Description: 

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is providing notice of the availability of data on emission allowance allocations to certain units under the Cross-State Air Pollution Rule (CSAPR) trading programs. EPA has completed final calculations for the allocations of allowances from the CSAPR new unit set-asides (NUSAs) for the 2021 control periods and has posted spreadsheets containing the calculations on EPA's website. EPA has also completed calculations for allocations of the remaining 2021 NUSA allowances to existing units and has posted spreadsheets containing those calculations on EPA's website as well.

Creator: 
Environmental Protection Agency
Publication Date: 
Monday, April 18, 2022 - 4:00am
Description: 

In this proposed rule, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is providing an opportunity for comment on a proposed analysis of the lifecycle greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions associated with certain biofuels that are produced from canola/rapeseed oil. This assessment considers diesel, jet fuel, heating oil, naphtha, and liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) produced from canola/rapeseed oil via a hydrotreating process, and proposes to find that these pathways would meet the lifecycle GHG emissions reduction threshold of 50 percent required for advanced biofuels and biomass-based diesel under the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) program. Based on these analyses, EPA is proposing to approve these fuel pathways, making them eligible to generate Renewable Identification Numbers (RINs), provided they satisfy the other definitional and RIN generation criteria for renewable fuel specified in the RFS regulations.

Creator: 
Environmental Protection Agency
Publication Date: 
Friday, April 15, 2022 - 4:00am
Description: 

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is approving a State Implementation Plan (SIP) revision submitted by the State of Iowa as meeting the Clean Air Act (CAA) requirement that each State's SIP contain adequate provisions to prohibit emissions that will significantly contribute to nonattainment or interfere with maintenance of the 2015 8-hour ozone national ambient air quality standards (NAAQS) in any other state. This action is being taken in accordance with the CAA.

Creator: 
Environmental Protection Agency
Publication Date: 
Thursday, April 14, 2022 - 4:00am
Description: 

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is taking final action to approve revisions to the Maricopa County Air Quality Department (MCAQD) portion of the Arizona State Implementation Plan (SIP). These revisions concern emissions of particulate matter (PM) from wood burning devices. We are approving local rules that regulate these emission sources under the Clean Air Act (CAA or the Act).

Creator: 
Environmental Protection Agency
Publication Date: 
Thursday, April 14, 2022 - 4:00am
Description: 

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is announcing a 60- day public comment period associated with release of the draft Integrated Risk Information System (IRIS) Toxicological Review of Formaldehyde (Inhalation). The draft document was prepared by the Center for Public Health and Environmental Assessment (CPHEA) within EPA's Office of Research and Development (ORD). EPA is releasing this draft IRIS assessment for public comment in advance of an external peer review conducted by the National Academy of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (NASEM). Public comments received will be provided to the external peer reviewers. NASEM, a contractor to EPA, will convene a public meeting to discuss the draft report with the public during Step 4 of the IRIS Process. The external peer reviewers will consider public comments submitted in response to this notice and provided at the public meeting when reviewing this document. EPA will consider all comments received when revising the document post-peer review. This draft assessment is not final as described in EPA's information quality guidelines, and it does not represent, and should not be construed to represent Agency policy or views.

Creator: 
Environmental Protection Agency
Publication Date: 
Thursday, April 14, 2022 - 4:00am
Description: 

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is announcing the availability of a final document titled, ``Supplement to the 2019 Integrated Science Assessment for Particulate Matter (Final)'' ([EPA/ 600/R-22/028]). The document was prepared by the Center for Public Health and Environmental Assessment (CPHEA) within EPA's Office of Research and Development (ORD) as part of the reconsideration of the EPA's 2020 final action reviewing the National Ambient Air Quality Standard (NAAQS) for particulate matter (PM). The Supplement represents a targeted review of peer-reviewed studies published since the literature cutoff date (i.e., ~January 2018) of the 2019 Integrated Science Assessment for Particulate Matter (PM ISA). The Supplement and the 2019 p.m. ISA provide the scientific basis for EPA's decisions, in conjunction with additional technical and policy assessments, for the reconsideration of the EPA's 2020 review of the NAAQS and the appropriateness of possible alternative standards.

Creator: 
Environmental Protection Agency
Publication Date: 
Wednesday, June 29, 2022 - 4:00am
Description: 

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is taking final action to approve revisions to the San Diego Air Pollution Control District (SDAPCD or ``District'') portion of the California State Implementation Plan (SIP). These revisions concern SDAPCD's negative declarations for certain Control Techniques Guidelines (CTGs) as they apply to the 2008 and 2015 ozone national ambient air quality standards (NAAQS or ``standards'') reasonably available control technology (RACT) SIP. We are approving revisions that regulate these emission sources under the Clean Air Act (CAA or the Act). This approval stops all sanction and federal implementation plan clocks started by our December 3, 2020 partial approval and partial disapproval.

Creator: 
Environmental Protection Agency
Publication Date: 
Wednesday, April 13, 2022 - 4:00am
Description: 

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator signed an Order dated March 18, 2022, granting in part and denying in part a Petition dated September 30, 2020 from the Environmental Integrity Project, Sierra Club, and Texas Campaign for the Environment. The Petition requested that the EPA object to a Clean Air Act (CAA) title V operating permit issued by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) to ExxonMobil Corp. for its Baytown Chemical Plant located in Harris County, Texas.

Creator: 
Environmental Protection Agency
Publication Date: 
Wednesday, April 13, 2022 - 4:00am
Description: 

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) proposes three actions pursuant to section 181(b)(2) of the Clean Air Act (CAA) related to seven areas classified as ``Serious'' for the 2008 ozone National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS). First, the Agency proposes to determine that one area attained the 2008 ozone NAAQS by the July 20, 2021, attainment date. Second, the Agency proposes to deny a request for a 1-year attainment date extension for one area and to determine that the area failed to attain the 2008 ozone NAAQS by the attainment date, while also taking comment on granting that request. Third, the Agency proposes to determine that five areas failed to attain the 2008 ozone NAAQS by the attainment date and do not qualify for a 1-year attainment date extension.. The effect of failing to attain by the attainment date is that such areas will be reclassified by operation of law to ``Severe'' upon the effective date of the final reclassification notice. Except for one separate tribal area, states will need to submit state implementation plan (SIP) revisions that meet the statutory and regulatory requirements for any areas reclassified as Severe for the 2008 ozone NAAQS. The EPA proposes deadlines for submission of those SIP revisions and for implementation of the related control requirements. Additionally, for any areas reclassified as Severe, where not already prohibited, the CAA would prohibit the sale of conventional gasoline and require that federal reformulated gasoline instead be sold beginning 1 year after the effective date of the reclassification. This action, when finalized, will fulfill the EPA's statutory obligation to determine whether ozone nonattainment areas attained the NAAQS by the attainment date and to publish a document in the Federal Register identifying each area that is determined as having failed to attain and identifying the reclassification. Several areas included in this proposed rule are also addressed in a separate rulemaking to determine whether areas classified as ``Marginal'' for the 2015 ozone NAAQS attained the standard by the applicable attainment date of August 3, 2021 (see Docket ID EPA-HQ-OAR-2021-0742).

Creator: 
Environmental Protection Agency
Publication Date: 
Wednesday, April 13, 2022 - 4:00am
Description: 

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA or Agency) is proposing three actions pursuant to section 181(b)(2) of the Clean Air Act (CAA) related to the attainment date for 31 areas classified as ``Marginal'' nonattainment for the 2015 ozone National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS). First, the Agency is proposing to determine that six areas attained the standard by the applicable August 3, 2021, attainment date. Second, the Agency is proposing to grant a 1-year attainment date extension for the Uinta Basin, Utah, nonattainment area. Third, the Agency is proposing to determine that 24 areas failed to attain the standard by their applicable attainment date and. The effect of failing to attain by the attainment date is that such areas will be reclassified by operation of law to ``Moderate'' upon the effective date of the final reclassification notice. Consequently, the responsible state air agencies must submit state implementation plan (SIP) revisions required to satisfy the statutory and regulatory requirements for Moderate areas for the 2015 ozone NAAQS. The EPA proposes deadlines for submission of those SIP revisions and implementation of the related control requirements. This action, when finalized, will fulfill the EPA's statutory obligation to determine whether ozone nonattainment areas attained the NAAQS by the attainment date and to publish a document in the Federal Register identifying each area that is determined as having failed to attain and identifying the reclassification. Several areas included in this proposed rule are also addressed in a separate rulemaking to determine whether areas classified as ``Serious'' for the 2008 ozone NAAQS attained the standard by the applicable attainment date of July 20, 2021 (see Docket ID EPA-HQ-OAR-2021-0741).

Creator: 
Environmental Protection Agency
Publication Date: 
Wednesday, April 13, 2022 - 4:00am
Description: 

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Science Advisory Board (SAB) Staff Office requests public nominations of scientific experts to form a Panel to review the draft EPA Integrated Risk Information System (IRIS) Toxicological Review of Hexavalent Chromium (Cr(VI)). EPA's draft assessment includes a hazard identification analysis, which summarizes the chemical properties, toxicokinetics, and health effects associated exposure, and dose-response analysis, which characterizes the quantitative relationship between chemical exposure and each credible health hazard. These quantitative relationships are then used to derive cancer and non-cancer toxicity values (e.g., inhalation unit risk, oral slope factor, reference concentration, reference dose). The SAB Hexavalent Chromium Review Panel will consider whether the conclusions found in the EPA's draft assessment are clearly presented and scientifically supported. The Panel will also be asked to provide recommendations on how the assessment may be strengthened.

Creator: 
Environmental Protection Agency
Publication Date: 
Tuesday, April 12, 2022 - 4:00am
Description: 

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing a rule under the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) to address the unreasonable risk of injury to health it has identified for conditions of use of chrysotile asbestos following completion of the TSCA Risk Evaluation for Asbestos, Part 1: Chrysotile Asbestos. TSCA requires that EPA address the unreasonable risks of injury to health and environment by rule and to apply requirements to the extent necessary so that chrysotile asbestos no longer presents such risks. Therefore, to address the unreasonable risk identified in the TSCA Risk Evaluation for Asbestos, Part 1 from chrysotile asbestos, EPA is proposing to prohibit manufacture (including import), processing, distribution in commerce and commercial use of chrysotile asbestos for chrysotile asbestos diaphragms for use in the chlor-alkali industry, chrysotile asbestos-containing sheet gaskets used in chemical production, chrysotile asbestos-containing brake blocks used in the oil industry, aftermarket automotive chrysotile asbestos-containing brakes/linings, other chrysotile asbestos-containing vehicle friction products, and other chrysotile asbestos-containing gaskets. EPA also is proposing to prohibit manufacture (including import), processing, and distribution in commerce of aftermarket automotive chrysotile asbestos-containing brakes/linings for consumer use, and other chrysotile asbestos- containing gaskets for consumer use. EPA is also proposing disposal and recordkeeping requirements for these conditions of use.

Creator: 
Environmental Protection Agency
Publication Date: 
Monday, April 11, 2022 - 4:00am
Description: 

With this direct final rule, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA or the ``Agency'') is promulgating approval of South Dakota's submittal requesting that EPA recognize the merger of South Dakota's Department of Agriculture (DOA) with the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) to form the new Department of Agriculture and Natural Resources (DANR) and incorporate corresponding non-substantive revisions to the South Dakota Codified Law (SDCL) and the Administrative Rules of South Dakota (ARSD) into South Dakota's Implementation Plan. Accordingly, EPA is taking this final action in accordance with Clean Air Act (CAA).

Creator: 
Environmental Protection Agency
Publication Date: 
Monday, April 11, 2022 - 4:00am
Description: 

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA or the ``Agency'') is proposing approval of South Dakota's submittal requesting that EPA recognize the merger of South Dakota's Department of Agriculture (DOA) with the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) to form the new Department of Agriculture and Natural Resources (DANR) and incorporate corresponding non-substantive revisions to the South Dakota Codified Law (SDCL) and the Administrative Rules of South Dakota (ARSD) into South Dakota's State Implementation Plan. Accordingly, EPA is proposing to approve South Dakota's submittal in accordance with the Clean Air Act (CAA).

Creator: 
Environmental Protection Agency
Publication Date: 
Friday, April 8, 2022 - 4:00am
Description: 

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has submitted an information collection request (ICR), NESHAP for Chemical Manufacturing Area Sources (EPA ICR Number 2323.08, OMB Control Number 2060-0621), to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), for review and approval in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act. This is a proposed extension of the ICR, which is currently approved through May 31, 2022. Public comments were previously requested, via the Federal Register, on April 13, 2021 during a 60-day comment period. This notice allows for an additional 30 days for public comments. A fuller description of the ICR is given below, including its estimated burden and cost to the public. An agency may neither conduct nor sponsor, and a person is not required to respond to, a collection of information unless it displays a currently valid OMB control number.

Creator: 
Environmental Protection Agency
Publication Date: 
Friday, April 8, 2022 - 4:00am
Description: 

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has submitted an information collection request (ICR), NSPS for Surface Coating of Plastic Parts for Business Machines (EPA ICR Number 1093.13, OMB Control Number 2060-0162), to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act. This is a proposed extension of the ICR, which is currently approved through May 31, 2022. Public comments were previously requested, via the Federal Register, on February 8, 2021 during a 60-day comment period. This notice allows for an additional 30 days for public comments. A fuller description of the ICR is given below, including its estimated burden and cost to the public. An agency may neither conduct nor sponsor, and a person is not required to respond to, a collection of information unless it displays a currently valid OMB control number.

Creator: 
Environmental Protection Agency
Publication Date: 
Friday, April 8, 2022 - 4:00am
Description: 

The Environmental Protection Agency is planning to submit an information collection request (ICR), ``Motor Vehicle and Engine Compliance Program Fees (Renewal)'' (EPA ICR No. 2080.08, OMB Control No. 2060-0545) to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act. Before doing so, EPA is soliciting public comments on specific aspects of the proposed information collection as described below. This is a proposed extension of the ICR, which is currently approved through December 31, 2022. An Agency may not conduct or sponsor and a person is not required to respond to a collection of information unless it displays a currently valid OMB control number.

Creator: 
Environmental Protection Agency
Publication Date: 
Friday, April 8, 2022 - 4:00am
Description: 

The Environmental Protection Agency is planning to submit an information collection request (ICR), ``Prevention of Significant Deterioration and Nonattainment New Source Review'' (EPA ICR No. 1230.34, OMB Control No. 2060-0003) to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA). Before doing so, the EPA is soliciting public comments on specific aspects of the proposed information collection as described below. This is a proposed renewal of the ICR, which is currently approved through January 31, 2023. An Agency may not conduct or sponsor, and a person is not required to respond to, a collection of information unless it displays a currently valid OMB control number.

Creator: 
Environmental Protection Agency
Publication Date: 
Thursday, April 7, 2022 - 4:00am
Description: 

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to approve a site-specific revision to the Minnesota State Implementation Plan (SIP) for particulate matter less than 10 microns (PM<INF>10</INF>) for the portland cement distribution terminal owned and operated by Bulk Silos, LLC (Bulk Silos), formerly known as Lafarge North America Corporation on Childs Road Terminal (Lafarge-Childs Road Terminal) located in Saint Paul, Ramsey County, Minnesota. In its June 16, 2021, submittal, the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) requested that EPA approve certain conditions contained in Bulk Silos' federally enforceable state operating permit (FESOP) into the Minnesota PM SIP. The request is approvable because it satisfies the requirements of the Clean Air Act (CAA). MPCA's submission included an updated modeling demonstration to show the construction changes incorporated in the Title I SIP Conditions will not interfere with the ability to maintain the National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS), as Bulk Silos' allowable PM<INF>10</INF> emissions limits will be decreased with this action.

Creator: 
Environmental Protection Agency
Publication Date: 
Thursday, April 7, 2022 - 4:00am
Description: 

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is approving a site- specific revision to the Minnesota State Implementation Plan (SIP) for particulate matter less than 10 microns (PM<INF>10</INF>) for the portland cement distribution terminal owned and operated by Bulk Silos, LLC (Bulk Silos), formerly known as Lafarge North America Corporation on Childs Road Terminal (Lafarge-Childs Road Terminal), located in Saint Paul, Ramsey County, Minnesota. In its June 16, 2021, submittal, the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) requested that EPA approve certain conditions contained in Bulk Silos' federally enforceable state operating permit (FESOP) into the Minnesota PM SIP. The request is approvable because it satisfies the requirements of the Clean Air Act (CAA). MPCA's submission included an updated modeling demonstration to show the construction changes incorporated in the title I SIP Conditions will not interfere with the ability to maintain the National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS), as Bulk Silos' allowable PM<INF>10</INF> emissions limits will be decreased with this action.

Creator: 
Environmental Protection Agency
Publication Date: 
Thursday, April 7, 2022 - 4:00am
Description: 

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to approve revisions to the Missouri State Implementation Plan (SIP) received on February 11, 2020. In the submission, Missouri requests to revise a regulation related to reporting of start-up, shutdown, and malfunction (SSM) events. The revisions to this rule include adding incorporations by reference to other State rules, including definitions specific to the rule and making administrative wording changes. These revisions do not impact the stringency of the SIP or air quality. Approval of these revisions will ensure consistency between State and federally approved rules.

Creator: 
Environmental Protection Agency
Publication Date: 
Wednesday, April 6, 2022 - 4:00am
Description: 

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to approve a state implementation plan (SIP) revision, made in two separate submittals, by the State of Delaware. This revision removes requirements for gasoline vapor recovery systems installed on gasoline dispensers, the purpose of which are to capture emissions from vehicle refueling operations, otherwise known as Stage II vapor recovery. This revision also strengthens Delaware's requirements for gasoline vapor recovery systems that capture emissions from storage tank refueling operations, otherwise known as Stage I vapor recovery. Specifically, this action would remove from the approved SIP prior-approved Stage II requirements applicable to new and existing gasoline dispensing facilities (GDFs). New and existing GDF's will be required to decommission their Stage II vapor recovery systems (VRS) and to install, maintain, and periodically test Stage I enhanced vapor recovery systems (EVRS). Delaware's SIP revision establishes a compliance schedule for these changes and includes a demonstration that removal of Stage II requirements is consistent with the Clean Air Act (CAA) and meets all relevant EPA guidance.

Creator: 
Environmental Protection Agency
Publication Date: 
Wednesday, April 6, 2022 - 4:00am
Description: 

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to approve a state implementation plan (SIP) revision submitted by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. This revision was submitted by the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (PADEP) to establish and require reasonably available control technology (RACT) for Hydro Carbide Tool Company (Hydro Carbide), a major source of volatile organic compounds (VOC), pursuant to the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania's conditionally approved RACT regulations. In this rulemaking action, EPA is proposing to approve source-specific (also referred to as ``case-by-case'') RACT determinations submitted by PADEP for VOC sources at Hydro Carbide. This RACT evaluation was submitted to meet RACT requirements for the 1997 and 2008 8-hour ozone national ambient air quality standards (NAAQS). This action is being taken under the Clean Air Act (CAA).

Creator: 
Environmental Protection Agency
Publication Date: 
Wednesday, April 6, 2022 - 4:00am
Description: 

This notice announces the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) approval of the Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control (DNREC) request to revise/modify certain of its EPA-authorized programs to allow electronic reporting.

Creator: 
Environmental Protection Agency
Publication Date: 
Wednesday, April 6, 2022 - 4:00am
Description: 

This notice announces the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) approval of the District of Columbia Department of Energy and Environment (DOEE) request to revise/modify certain of its EPA- authorized programs to allow electronic reporting.

Creator: 
Environmental Protection Agency
Publication Date: 
Wednesday, April 6, 2022 - 4:00am
Description: 

This notice announces the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) approval of the Georgia Department of Environmental Protection (GDEP) request to revise/modify certain of its EPA-authorized programs to allow electronic reporting.

Creator: 
Environmental Protection Agency
Publication Date: 
Wednesday, April 6, 2022 - 4:00am
Description: 

This notice announces the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) approval of the Guam Environmental Protection Agency request to revise/modify certain of its EPA-authorized programs to allow electronic reporting.

Creator: 
Environmental Protection Agency
Publication Date: 
Wednesday, April 6, 2022 - 4:00am
Description: 

This notice announces the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) approval of the Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (RIDEM) request to revise/modify certain of its EPA- authorized programs to allow electronic reporting.

Creator: 
Environmental Protection Agency
Publication Date: 
Thursday, May 12, 2022 - 4:00am
Description: 

On April 6, 2022, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) proposed a rule titled, ``Federal Implementation Plan Addressing Regional Ozone Transport for the 2015 Ozone National Ambient Air Quality Standard.'' The EPA is extending the comment period on proposed rule that was scheduled to close on June 6, 2022. The EPA has received several requests for additional time to review and comment on the proposed rule revisions.

Creator: 
Environmental Protection Agency
Publication Date: 
Tuesday, April 5, 2022 - 4:00am
Description: 

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is providing notice that on March 31, 2022, the Agency issued hydrofluorocarbon allowances to applicants that met the applicable criteria from the set-aside pool established in EPA's 2021 final rule titled Phasedown of Hydrofluorocarbons: Establishing the Allowance Allocation and Trading Program under the American Innovation and Manufacturing Act. In accordance with this final rule, the Agency redistributed allowances remaining in the set-aside pool to entities that received general pool production and consumption allowances on October 1, 2021. Both the set-aside allocation and the general pool reallocation were announced on the Agency's website on March 31, 2022, and entities were notified either by letter or electronic mail of the allocation decisions. The Agency also provided notice to certain companies on March 31, 2022, that the Agency intends to retire an identified set of those companies' allowances in accordance with the administrative consequences provisions established in the final rule.

Creator: 
Environmental Protection Agency
Publication Date: 
Friday, April 1, 2022 - 4:00am
Description: 

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator signed an Order dated March 4, 2022, partially granting and partially denying a petition dated July 22, 2021 (Petition), from the Environmental Integrity Project and the Hoosiers Chapter of the Sierra Club (the Petitioners). The Petition requested that EPA object to a significant modification to a Clean Air Act (CAA) title V operating permit issued by the Indiana Department of Environmental Management (IDEM), to BP Products North America, Inc. Whiting Business Unit (BP Whiting), located in Lake County, Indiana.

Creator: 
Environmental Protection Agency
Publication Date: 
Friday, April 1, 2022 - 4:00am
Description: 

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is re-proposing a document, first proposed in 2016, which would remove the emergency affirmative defense provisions found in the regulations for state and federal operating permit programs under the Clean Air Act (CAA). The purpose of these provisions has been to establish an affirmative defense that sources can assert in civil enforcement cases when noncompliance with certain emission limitations in operating permits occurs because of qualifying ``emergency'' circumstances. These provisions, which have never been required elements of state operating permit programs, are being removed because they are inconsistent with the enforcement structure of the CAA and court decisions from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit. The removal of these provisions is consistent with other EPA actions involving affirmative defenses and would harmonize the enforcement and implementation of emission limitations across different CAA programs.

Creator: 
Environmental Protection Agency
Publication Date: 
Thursday, March 31, 2022 - 4:00am
Description: 

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is approving a state implementation plan (SIP) revision submitted by the Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control (DNREC). This SIP revision consists of the 2010 amendments to the State of Delaware's Mobile Equipment Repair and Refinishing (MERR) regulations to incorporate the Ozone Transport Commission's (OTC) 2009 Motor Vehicle and Mobile Equipment Non-Assembly Line Coating Operations regulations (MVMERR) model rule. The MVMERR rule establishes updated volatile organic compounds (VOC) content limits for coating and cleaning solvents used in vehicle refinishing and standards for coating application, work practices, monitoring, and recordkeeping. EPA is approving these revisions to the Delaware SIP in accordance with the requirements of the Clean Air Act (CAA).

Creator: 
Environmental Protection Agency
Publication Date: 
Thursday, May 26, 2022 - 4:00am
Description: 

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is approving a State Implementation Plan (SIP) revision submitted by the State of North Carolina's Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ), Division of Air Quality (DAQ or Division), via a letter dated April 13, 2021. This rulemaking addresses the repeal of a State regulation related to delegation of authority and removal of the regulation from the North Carolina SIP. EPA is finalizing approval of these changes pursuant to the Clean Air Act (CAA or Act).

Creator: 
Environmental Protection Agency
Publication Date: 
Thursday, March 31, 2022 - 4:00am
Description: 

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) finds that the Manitowoc, Wisconsin, area is attaining the 2015 ozone National Ambient Air Quality Standard (NAAQS or standard) and is approving, in accordance with a request from the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (WDNR), the redesignation of the area to attainment for the 2015 ozone NAAQS, because the request meets the statutory requirements for redesignation under the Clean Air Act (CAA). Also, EPA is approving WDNR's certification that its stationary annual emissions statement regulation, which has been previously approved by EPA under a prior ozone standard, satisfies the CAA emission statement rule requirement for the 2015 ozone standard. WDNR submitted these requests on August 3, 2020, and October 29, 2021. EPA is also approving, as a revision to the Wisconsin State Implementation Plan (SIP), the State's plan for maintaining the 2015 ozone NAAQS through 2033 in the Manitowoc area. EPA also finds adequate and is approving Wisconsin's 2025 and 2033 volatile organic compound (VOC) and oxides of nitrogen (NO<INF>X</INF>) motor vehicle emission budgets for the Manitowoc area. These revisions satisfy the emissions inventory requirements for the partial Manitowoc area under the 2015 ozone NAAQS. The CAA requires emission inventories for all areas that were designated nonattainment.

Creator: 
Environmental Protection Agency
Publication Date: 
Friday, May 27, 2022 - 4:00am
Description: 

Because the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) received public comment, which we intend to address, we are withdrawing the direct final rule for Delegation of New Source Performance Standards and National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants for the States of Arizona and California published on March 31, 2022. The EPA will take a final action on the proposed action in a separate subsequent final rulemaking.

Creator: 
Environmental Protection Agency
Publication Date: 
Thursday, March 31, 2022 - 4:00am
Description: 

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has submitted an information collection request (ICR), NESHAP for Benzene Waste Operations (EPA ICR Number 1541.13, OMB Control Number 2060-0183), to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act. This is a proposed extension of the ICR, which is currently approved through March 31, 2022. Public comments were previously requested, via the Federal Register, on April 13, 2021 during a 60-day comment period. This notice allows for an additional 30 days for public comments. A fuller description of the ICR is given below, including its estimated burden and cost to the public. An agency may neither conduct nor sponsor, and a person is not required to respond to, a collection of information unless it displays a currently valid OMB control number.

Creator: 
Environmental Protection Agency
Publication Date: 
Thursday, March 31, 2022 - 4:00am
Description: 

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has submitted an information collection request (ICR), NSPS for Phosphate Fertilizer Industry (EPA ICR Number 1061.15, OMB Control Number 2060-0037), to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act. This is a proposed extension of the ICR, which is currently approved through May 31, 2022. Public comments were previously requested, via the Federal Register, on February 8, 2021 during a 60-day comment period. This notice allows for an additional 30 days for public comments. A fuller description of the ICR is given below, including its estimated burden and cost to the public. An agency may neither conduct nor sponsor, and a person is not required to respond to, a collection of information unless it displays a currently valid OMB control number.

Creator: 
Environmental Protection Agency
Publication Date: 
Thursday, March 31, 2022 - 4:00am
Description: 

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has submitted an information collection request (ICR), NSPS for Synthetic Fiber Production Facilities (EPA ICR Number 1156.15, OMB Control Number 2060- 0059), to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act. This is a proposed extension of the ICR, which is currently approved through May 31, 2022. Public comments were previously requested, via the Federal Register, on February 8, 2021 during a 60-day comment period. This notice allows for an additional 30 days for public comments. A fuller description of the ICR is given below, including its estimated burden and cost to the public. An agency may neither conduct nor sponsor, and a person is not required to respond to, a collection of information, unless it displays a currently valid OMB control number.

Creator: 
Environmental Protection Agency
Publication Date: 
Monday, March 28, 2022 - 4:00am
Description: 

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. Heavy-duty vehicles and engines are important contributors to concentrations of ozone and particulate matter and their resulting threat to public health, which includes premature death, respiratory illness (including childhood asthma), cardiovascular problems, and other adverse health impacts. This proposal would reduce emissions of nitrogen oxides and other pollutants. In addition, this proposal would make targeted updates to the existing Heavy-Duty Greenhouse Gas Emissions Phase 2 program, proposing that further GHG reductions in the MY 2027 timeframe are appropriate considering lead time, costs, and other factors, including market shifts to zero-emission technologies in certain segments of the heavy-duty vehicle sector. We also propose limited amendments to the regulations that implement our air pollutant emission standards for other sectors (e.g., light-duty vehicles, marine diesel engines, locomotives, various types of nonroad engines, vehicles, and equipment).

Creator: 
Environmental Protection Agency
Publication Date: 
Friday, March 25, 2022 - 4:00am
Description: 

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing approval of State Implementation Plan (SIP) revisions submitted by the State of Connecticut for purposes of implementing the 2008 and 2015 ozone National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS). The SIP revisions consist of a demonstration that Connecticut meets the requirements of reasonably available control technology (RACT) for the two precursors for ground-level ozone, oxides of nitrogen (NO<INF>X</INF>) and volatile organic compounds (VOCs), set forth by the Clean Air Act (CAA, or the Act) with respect to the 2008 and 2015 ozone standards. We are also proposing approval of a Consent Order that establishes NO<INF>X</INF> RACT requirements for facilities operated by NRG Connecticut. Additionally, we are proposing approval of Connecticut's certification that it meets the nonattainment new source review (NNSR) requirements of the CAA for purposes of the 2008 and 2015 ozone standards. This action is being taken in accordance with the CAA.

Creator: 
Environmental Protection Agency
Publication Date: 
Friday, March 25, 2022 - 4:00am
Description: 

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is approving a state implementation plan (SIP) revision formally submitted by the State of Delaware. This revision consists of the base year inventory for the Delaware portion of the Philadelphia-Wilmington-Atlantic City, PA-NJ- MD-DE marginal nonattainment area (Philadelphia Area) for the 2015 ozone national ambient air quality standards (NAAQS). This action is being taken under the Clean Air Act (CAA).

Creator: 
Environmental Protection Agency
Publication Date: 
Friday, May 27, 2022 - 4:00am
Description: 

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is taking final action to approve a revision to the State Implementation Plan (SIP) for the State of Missouri. This final action will amend a Missouri regulation that controls emissions from facilities in St. Louis City and Jefferson, St. Charles, Franklin, and St. Louis Counties. The revisions to this rule include amending the rule applicability section for sources subject to the rule, removing unnecessary words, updating incorporations by reference, amending definitions specific to the rule, updating test and reference methods and other minor edits. These revisions meet the requirements of the Clean Air Act (CAA) and do not impact the stringency of the SIP or air quality. Approval of these revisions will ensure consistency between State and federally approved rules.

Creator: 
Environmental Protection Agency
Publication Date: 
Tuesday, May 24, 2022 - 4:00am
Description: 

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is taking final action to approve a revision to the State Implementation Plan (SIP) for the State of Missouri submitted on January 30, 2020. This final action amends the SIP by approving revisions to a state regulation that limits the use of dispersion techniques to meet ambient air quality standards in the vicinity of major sources of air pollution. These revisions to the state rule are a revised restructured version of the same rule. The revisions are administrative in nature and do not impact the stringency of the SIP or air quality.

Creator: 
Environmental Protection Agency
Publication Date: 
Friday, March 25, 2022 - 4:00am
Description: 

On August 28, 2009, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued a final rule titled ``Revisions to the California State Implementation Plan, Antelope Valley Air Quality Management District.'' That publication inadvertently omitted regulatory text rescinding four previously approved rules for the Antelope Valley Air Quality Management District portion of the California State Implementation Plan (SIP). On September 20, 2016, the EPA issued a final rule titled ``Approval of California Air Plan Revisions, Department of Pesticide Regulations.'' That publication listed the wrong EPA approval dates and Federal Register citations for certain rules. The EPA is proposing action to correct these errors.

Creator: 
Environmental Protection Agency
Publication Date: 
Friday, March 25, 2022 - 4:00am
Description: 

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has submitted an information collection request (ICR), NESHAP for Radionuclides (EPA ICR Number 1100.17, OMB Control Number 2060-0191) to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act . This is a proposed extension of the ICR, which is currently approved through May 31, 2022. In addition, the Agency proposes the consolidation of this ICR with OMB Control Number 2060-0706, which was established to address the information collection requirements created by the revisions to NESHAP subpart W in 2017. All information collection required would then be included in a single ICR, together with the information collection requirements of subparts B, K, and R. Public comments were previously requested via the Federal Register on October 4, 2020 during a 60-day comment period. This notice allows for an additional 30 days for public comments. A fuller description of the ICR is given below, including its estimated burden and cost to the public. An agency may not conduct or sponsor and a person is not required to respond to a collection of information unless it displays a currently valid OMB control number.

Creator: 
Environmental Protection Agency
Publication Date: 
Friday, March 25, 2022 - 4:00am
Description: 

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has submitted an information collection request (ICR), Part 70 State Operating Permit Program (EPA ICR Number 1587.15, OMB Control Number 2060-0243) to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act. This is a proposed extension of the ICR, which is currently approved through April 30, 2022. Public comments were previously requested via the Federal Register on August 31, 2021 during a 60-day comment period. This notice allows for an additional 30 days for public comments. A fuller description of the ICR is given below, including its estimated burden and cost to the public. An agency may not conduct or sponsor and a person is not required to respond to a collection of information unless it displays a currently valid OMB control number.

Creator: 
Environmental Protection Agency
Publication Date: 
Friday, March 25, 2022 - 4:00am
Description: 

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing a limited approval and limited disapproval of revisions to the South Coast Air Quality Management District (SCAQMD) portion 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 refinery flares. We are proposing action on a local rule to regulate these emission sources under the Clean Air Act (CAA or the Act). We are taking comments on this proposal and plan to follow with a final action.

Creator: 
Environmental Protection Agency
Publication Date: 
Thursday, March 24, 2022 - 4:00am
Description: 

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued a final rule on September 23, 2021, entitled ``Air Plan Approval; West Virginia; 2020 Amendments to West Virginia's Ambient Air Quality Standards.'' This current action corrects an inadvertent error in the DATES section of the final rule by setting an effective date for the state implementation plan (SIP) revision submitted by the State of West Virginia. West Virginia's revision updated the incorporation by reference of EPA's national ambient air quality standards (NAAQS) and the associated monitoring reference and equivalent methods. This correction does not change West Virginia's previously approved incorporation by reference, only the DATES section in the preamble removing the request for comments and replacing it with the effective date assigned to it.

Creator: 
Environmental Protection Agency
Publication Date: 
Thursday, March 24, 2022 - 4:00am
Description: 

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has submitted an information collection request (ICR), NESHAP for Metal Furniture Surface Coating (EPA ICR No. 1952.10, OMB Control No. 2060-0518), to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act. This is a proposed extension of the ICR, which is currently approved through April 30, 2022. Public comments were previously requested, via the Federal Register, on April 13, 2021 during a 60-day comment period. This notice allows for an additional 30 days for public comments. A fuller description of the ICR is given below, including its estimated burden and cost to the public. An agency may neither conduct nor sponsor, and a person is not required to respond to, a collection of information unless it displays a currently-valid OMB control number.

Creator: 
Environmental Protection Agency
Publication Date: 
Wednesday, March 16, 2022 - 4:00am
Description: 

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has submitted an information collection request (ICR), NESHAP for Source Categories: Generic Maximum Achievable Control Technology Standards for Acetal Resin; Acrylic and Modacrylic Fiber; Hydrogen Fluoride and Polycarbonate Production (EPA ICR Number 1871.11, OMB Control Number 2060-0420), to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act. This is a proposed extension of the ICR, which is currently approved through April 30, 2022. Public comments were previously requested, via the Federal Register (86 FR 19256), on April 13, 2021 during a 60-day comment period. This notice allows for an additional 30 days for public comments. A fuller description of the ICR is given below, including its estimated burden and cost to the public. An agency may neither conduct nor sponsor, and a person is not required to respond to, a collection of information unless it displays a currently valid OMB control number.

Creator: 
Environmental Protection Agency
Publication Date: 
Thursday, March 24, 2022 - 4:00am
Description: 

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has submitted an information collection request (ICR), NESHAP for Steel Pickling, HCl Process Facilities and Hydrochloric Acid Regeneration Plants (EPA ICR Number 1821.11, OMB Control Number 2060-0419) to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act. This is a proposed extension of the ICR, which is currently approved through April 30, 2022. Public comments were previously requested via the Federal Register on April 13, 2021 during a 60-day comment period. This notice allows for an additional 30 days for public comments. A fuller description of the ICR is given below, including its estimated burden and cost to the public. An agency may not conduct or sponsor and a person is not required to respond to a collection of information unless it displays a currently valid OMB control number.

Creator: 
Environmental Protection Agency
Publication Date: 
Wednesday, March 23, 2022 - 4:00am
Description: 

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to approve state implementation plan (SIP) revisions submitted by the State of Colorado on May 13, 2020. The revisions contain amendments to the State's New Source Review (NSR) permitting program and Air Pollution Emission Notices (APENs). The EPA is taking this action pursuant to the Clean Air Act (CAA).

Creator: 
Environmental Protection Agency
Publication Date: 
Wednesday, March 16, 2022 - 4:00am
Description: 

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has submitted an information collection request (ICR), NESHAP for Source Categories: Generic Maximum Achievable Control Technology Standards for Acetal Resin; Acrylic and Modacrylic Fiber; Hydrogen Fluoride and Polycarbonate Production (EPA ICR Number 1871.11, OMB Control Number 2060-0420), to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act. This is a proposed extension of the ICR, which is currently approved through April 30, 2022. Public comments were previously requested, via the Federal Register (86 FR 19256), on April 13, 2021 during a 60-day comment period. This notice allows for an additional 30 days for public comments. A fuller description of the ICR is given below, including its estimated burden and cost to the public. An agency may neither conduct nor sponsor, and a person is not required to respond to, a collection of information unless it displays a currently valid OMB control number.

Creator: 
Environmental Protection Agency
Publication Date: 
Tuesday, March 22, 2022 - 4:00am
Description: 

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) proposes to approve an update to the Idaho State Implementation Plan (SIP) submitted on October 12, 2021. The submission updates the incorporation by reference of the national ambient air quality standards (NAAQS) and other Federal provisions into the Idaho SIP as of July 1, 2020. Idaho undertakes regular updates to ensure State air rules and the SIP remain consistent with Federal air program requirements.

Creator: 
Environmental Protection Agency
Publication Date: 
Tuesday, March 22, 2022 - 4:00am
Description: 

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is approving a state implementation plan (SIP) revision formally submitted by the State of Maryland. This revision consists of the base year inventory for the Maryland portion of the Philadelphia-Wilmington-Atlantic City, PA-NJ- MD-DE marginal nonattainment area (Philadelphia Area) for the 2015 ozone national ambient air quality standards (NAAQS). This action is being taken under the Clean Air Act (CAA).

Creator: 
Environmental Protection Agency
Publication Date: 
Wednesday, March 16, 2022 - 4:00am
Description: 

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has submitted an information collection request (ICR), NESHAP for Source Categories: Generic Maximum Achievable Control Technology Standards for Acetal Resin; Acrylic and Modacrylic Fiber; Hydrogen Fluoride and Polycarbonate Production (EPA ICR Number 1871.11, OMB Control Number 2060-0420), to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act. This is a proposed extension of the ICR, which is currently approved through April 30, 2022. Public comments were previously requested, via the Federal Register (86 FR 19256), on April 13, 2021 during a 60-day comment period. This notice allows for an additional 30 days for public comments. A fuller description of the ICR is given below, including its estimated burden and cost to the public. An agency may neither conduct nor sponsor, and a person is not required to respond to, a collection of information unless it displays a currently valid OMB control number.

Creator: 
Environmental Protection Agency
Publication Date: 
Wednesday, March 16, 2022 - 4:00am
Description: 

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has submitted an information collection request (ICR), NESHAP for Source Categories: Generic Maximum Achievable Control Technology Standards for Acetal Resin; Acrylic and Modacrylic Fiber; Hydrogen Fluoride and Polycarbonate Production (EPA ICR Number 1871.11, OMB Control Number 2060-0420), to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act. This is a proposed extension of the ICR, which is currently approved through April 30, 2022. Public comments were previously requested, via the Federal Register (86 FR 19256), on April 13, 2021 during a 60-day comment period. This notice allows for an additional 30 days for public comments. A fuller description of the ICR is given below, including its estimated burden and cost to the public. An agency may neither conduct nor sponsor, and a person is not required to respond to, a collection of information unless it displays a currently valid OMB control number.

Creator: 
Environmental Protection Agency
Publication Date: 
Wednesday, March 16, 2022 - 4:00am
Description: 

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has submitted an information collection request (ICR), NESHAP for Source Categories: Generic Maximum Achievable Control Technology Standards for Acetal Resin; Acrylic and Modacrylic Fiber; Hydrogen Fluoride and Polycarbonate Production (EPA ICR Number 1871.11, OMB Control Number 2060-0420), to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act. This is a proposed extension of the ICR, which is currently approved through April 30, 2022. Public comments were previously requested, via the Federal Register (86 FR 19256), on April 13, 2021 during a 60-day comment period. This notice allows for an additional 30 days for public comments. A fuller description of the ICR is given below, including its estimated burden and cost to the public. An agency may neither conduct nor sponsor, and a person is not required to respond to, a collection of information unless it displays a currently valid OMB control number.

Creator: 
Environmental Protection Agency
Publication Date: 
Monday, March 21, 2022 - 4:00am
Description: 

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has submitted an information collection request (ICR), NSPS for Coal Preparation and Processing Plants (EPA ICR Number 1062.16, OMB Control Number 2060- 0122), to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act. This is a proposed extension of the ICR, which is currently approved through May 31, 2022. Public comments were previously requested via the Federal Register on February 8, 2021 during a 60-day comment period. This notice allows for an additional 30 days for public comments. A fuller description of the ICR is given below, including its estimated burden and cost to the public. An agency may neither conduct nor sponsor, and a person is not required to respond to, a collection of information unless it displays a currently valid OMB control number.

Creator: 
Environmental Protection Agency
Publication Date: 
Monday, March 21, 2022 - 4:00am
Description: 

The EPA Science Advisory Board (SAB) Staff Office announces a public meeting of the Clean Air Scientific Advisory Committee (CASAC) Lead Review Panel to provide a consultation on Volume 2 of the Agency's Integrated Review Plan for the Lead National Ambient Air Quality Standards (IRP).

Creator: 
Environmental Protection Agency
Publication Date: 
Friday, March 18, 2022 - 4:00am
Description: 

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has submitted an information collection request (ICR), NESHAP for Industrial, Commercial, and Institutional Boilers Area Sources (EPA ICR Number 2253.05, OMB Control Number 2060-0668) to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act. This is a proposed extension of the ICR, which is currently approved through April 30, 2022. Public comments were previously requested via the Federal Register on April 13, 2021 during a 60-day comment period. This notice allows for an additional 30 days for public comments. A fuller description of the ICR is given below, including its estimated burden and cost to the public. An agency may not conduct or sponsor and a person is not required to respond to a collection of information unless it displays a currently valid OMB control number.

Creator: 
Environmental Protection Agency
Publication Date: 
Wednesday, March 16, 2022 - 4:00am
Description: 

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has submitted an information collection request (ICR), NESHAP for Source Categories: Generic Maximum Achievable Control Technology Standards for Acetal Resin; Acrylic and Modacrylic Fiber; Hydrogen Fluoride and Polycarbonate Production (EPA ICR Number 1871.11, OMB Control Number 2060-0420), to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act. This is a proposed extension of the ICR, which is currently approved through April 30, 2022. Public comments were previously requested, via the Federal Register (86 FR 19256), on April 13, 2021 during a 60-day comment period. This notice allows for an additional 30 days for public comments. A fuller description of the ICR is given below, including its estimated burden and cost to the public. An agency may neither conduct nor sponsor, and a person is not required to respond to, a collection of information unless it displays a currently valid OMB control number.

Creator: 
Environmental Protection Agency
Publication Date: 
Monday, May 9, 2022 - 4:00am
Description: 

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is finalizing approval of a State Implementation Plan (SIP) revision submitted by the State of Georgia, through the Georgia Environmental Protection Division (GA EPD) on September 1, 2020. Specifically, EPA is finalizing approval of updates to the incorporation by reference of federal prevention of significant deterioration (PSD) new source review (NSR) regulations in the Georgia SIP. Based on the approval of this SIP revision, EPA is also converting the previous conditional approval regarding Georgia's infrastructure SIP's PSD elements for the 2015 Ozone National Ambient Air Quality Standard (NAAQS) to a full approval. EPA is finalizing approval of these changes pursuant to the Clean Air Act (CAA or Act).

Creator: 
Environmental Protection Agency
Publication Date: 
Thursday, March 17, 2022 - 4:00am
Description: 

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to revise its prior action that fully approved a state implementation plan (SIP) revision submitted by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, through the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (PADEP), to EPA on October 11, 2017, and supplemented on February 5, 2020. The SIP revision provided a plan for attainment of the 2010 sulfur dioxide (SO<INF>2</INF>) primary national ambient air quality standard (NAAQS) in the Indiana, Pennsylvania SO<INF>2</INF> nonattainment area (hereafter referred to as the ``Indiana, PA NAA'' or ``Indiana Area''). The attainment plan submission included a base year emissions inventory, an analysis of the reasonably available control technology (RACT) and reasonably available control measure (RACM) requirements, enforceable emission limitations and control measures, a reasonable further progress (RFP) plan, a modeling demonstration of SO<INF>2</INF> attainment, and contingency measures for the Indiana Area. EPA is proposing to revise its prior action to partially approve and partially disapprove the SIP. This action is being taken under the Clean Air Act (CAA).

Creator: 
Environmental Protection Agency
Publication Date: 
Thursday, March 17, 2022 - 4:00am
Description: 

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to approve multiple state implementation plan (SIP) revisions submitted by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. These revisions were submitted by the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (PADEP) to establish and require reasonably available control technology (RACT) for eight major sources of volatile organic compounds (VOC) and/or nitrogen oxides (NO<INF>X</INF>) pursuant to the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania's conditionally approved RACT regulations. In this rulemaking action, EPA is proposing to approve source-specific RACT determinations (case-by-case or alternative NO<INF>X</INF> emission limits) for sources at eight major NO<INF>X</INF> and VOC emitting facilities submitted by PADEP. These RACT evaluations were submitted to meet RACT requirements for the 1997 and/or 2008 8-hour ozone national ambient air quality standards (NAAQS). This action is being taken under the Clean Air Act (CAA).

Creator: 
Environmental Protection Agency
Publication Date: 
Wednesday, March 16, 2022 - 4:00am
Description: 

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is taking final action to approve revisions to the Arizona Department of Environmental Quality (ADEQ) and Maricopa County Air Quality Department (MCAQD) portions of the Arizona State Implementation Plan (SIP). These revisions were submitted by ADEQ and MCAQD in response to the EPA's June 12, 2015 finding of substantial inadequacy and SIP call for certain provisions in the SIP related to excess emissions during startup, shutdown, and malfunction (SSM) events. The EPA is finalizing approval of the SIP revisions because the Agency has determined that they are in accordance with the requirements for SIP provisions under the Clean Air Act (CAA or the Act) and correct deficiencies identified in the June 12, 2015 SIP call.

Creator: 
Environmental Protection Agency
Publication Date: 
Wednesday, March 16, 2022 - 4:00am
Description: 

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has submitted an information collection request (ICR), NESHAP for Polyvinyl Chloride and Copolymers Production (EPA ICR Number 2432.06, OMB Control Number 2020- 0666), to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act. This is a proposed extension of the ICR, which is currently approved through April 30, 2022. Public comments were previously requested, via the Federal Register, on April 13, 2021 during a 60-day comment period. This notice allows for an additional 30 days for public comments. A fuller description of the ICR is given below, including its estimated burden and cost to the public. An agency may neither conduct nor sponsor, and a person is not required to respond to, a collection of information unless it displays a currently valid OMB control number.

Creator: 
Environmental Protection Agency
Publication Date: 
Wednesday, March 16, 2022 - 4:00am
Description: 

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has submitted an information collection request (ICR), NESHAP for Source Categories: Generic Maximum Achievable Control Technology Standards for Acetal Resin; Acrylic and Modacrylic Fiber; Hydrogen Fluoride and Polycarbonate Production (EPA ICR Number 1871.11, OMB Control Number 2060-0420), to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act. This is a proposed extension of the ICR, which is currently approved through April 30, 2022. Public comments were previously requested, via the Federal Register (86 FR 19256), on April 13, 2021 during a 60-day comment period. This notice allows for an additional 30 days for public comments. A fuller description of the ICR is given below, including its estimated burden and cost to the public. An agency may neither conduct nor sponsor, and a person is not required to respond to, a collection of information unless it displays a currently valid OMB control number.

Creator: 
Environmental Protection Agency
Publication Date: 
Wednesday, March 16, 2022 - 4:00am
Description: 

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has submitted an information collection request (ICR), Notification of Episodic Releases of Oil and Hazardous Substances (EPA ICR Number 1049.15, OMB Control Number 2050-0046) to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act. Public comments were previously requested via the Federal Register on September 23, 2021 during a 60-day comment period. This notice allows for an additional 30 days for public comment. A fuller description of the ICR is given below including its estimated burden and cost to the public. An agency may not conduct or sponsor and a person is not required to respond to a collection of information unless it displays a currently valid OMB control number.

Creator: 
Environmental Protection Agency
Publication Date: 
Wednesday, March 16, 2022 - 4:00am
Description: 

In accordance with the Clean Air Act, as amended (CAA or the Act), notice is given of a proposed settlement agreement in Genscape, Inc. v. EPA, No. 19-3705 (6th Cir.). On July 26, 2019, Petitioner Genscape, Inc. (Genscape) filed a petition for review in the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit. Genscape challenged the final action of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA or the Agency) entitled ``EPA Final Determination in the Matter of Genscape, Inc., Option A Quality Assurance Plan Auditor Under the Renewable Fuel Standard Program'' (``Final Determination''), which was issued on May 31, 2019. The proposed settlement agreement would require dismissal of the litigation once EPA issues a revision to the Final Determination as specified in Attachment A.

Creator: 
Environmental Protection Agency
Publication Date: 
Monday, April 4, 2022 - 4:00am
Description: 

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is extending the comment period for a proposed rule published March 14, 2022. In response to a request from Sierra Club, EPA is extending the comment period for 14 days.

Creator: 
Environmental Protection Agency
Publication Date: 
Wednesday, March 9, 2022 - 4:00am
Description: 

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is finalizing approval of State Implementation Plan (SIP) revisions submitted by the State of Georgia through the Georgia Environmental Protection Division (GA EPD) on July 2, 2020, and November 4, 2021, to address the base year emissions inventory requirements and emissions statements requirements for the 2015 8-hour ozone national ambient air quality standards (NAAQS) for the Atlanta, Georgia 2015 8-hour ozone nonattainment area (hereinafter referred to as the ``Atlanta Area''). These requirements apply to all ozone nonattainment areas in Georgia. These actions are being taken pursuant to the Clean Air Act (CAA or Act).

Creator: 
Environmental Protection Agency
Publication Date: 
Friday, May 20, 2022 - 4:00am
Description: 

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) finds that the Illinois portion of the Chicago-Naperville, IL-IN-WI area (Chicago area) is attaining the 2008 ozone National Ambient Air Quality Standard (NAAQS or standard) and is acting in accordance with a January 25, 2022, request from Illinois to redesignate the Illinois portion of the Chicago area to attainment for the 2008 ozone NAAQS because the request meets the statutory requirements for redesignation under the Clean Air Act (CAA). EPA is approving, as a revision to the Illinois State Implementation Plan (SIP), the State's plan for maintaining the 2008 ozone NAAQS through 2035 in the Illinois portion of the Chicago area. EPA finds adequate and is approving the 2035 volatile organic compound (VOC) and oxides of nitrogen (NO<INF>X</INF>) motor vehicle emission budgets (budgets) for transportation conformity purposes for the Illinois portion of the Chicago area. Pursuant to section 110 and part D of the CAA, EPA is approving the VOC reasonably available control technology (RACT), Enhanced motor vehicle inspection and maintenance (I/M), clean-fuel vehicle programs (CFVP), and the enhanced monitoring of ozone and ozone precursors (EMP) SIP revisions submitted by Illinois, because they satisfy serious SIP requirements of the CAA for the Illinois portion of the Chicago area. Finally, EPA is approving a CAA section 182(f) waiver from NO<INF>X</INF> RACT requirements for the Illinois portion of the Chicago area under the 2008 ozone NAAQS.

Creator: 
Environmental Protection Agency
Publication Date: 
Thursday, March 10, 2022 - 4:00am
Description: 

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is providing notice of disclosure to all obligated parties under the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) program that have petitioned for a small refinery exemption (SRE) or that have submitted any of the following RFS compliance reports: RFS2500 Efficient Producer Data Report, RFS0303 Annual Report, RFS0104 RFS Activity Report, and RFS0105 RFS Activity Report. In response to a request by the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO), EPA will disclose information to GAO which has been submitted to EPA that is claimed to be, or has been determined to be, confidential business information (CBI). The information to be disclosed includes all documents, information, and data related to all small refinery exemption petitions received by EPA since May 21, 2021, through December 31, 2023, and all information in the aforementioned RFS compliance reports. These records include, but are not limited to: (a) All materials submitted by the small refineries as part of their petitions; (b) any documentation sent by the Department of Energy (DOE) to EPA stating DOE's findings and scores associated with the petitions and any EPA responses thereto; (c) any EPA record addressing the subject of the exemption petitions, including any analysis that EPA conducted in addition to DOE's findings; and (d) EPA's final exemption decisions sent to the refineries.

Creator: 
Environmental Protection Agency
Publication Date: 
Wednesday, March 9, 2022 - 4:00am
Description: 

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is finalizing amendments to the National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants (NESHAP) for Stationary Combustion Turbines. This final action removes the stay of the effectiveness of the standards for new lean premix and diffusion flame gas-fired turbines that was promulgated in 2004.

Creator: 
Environmental Protection Agency
Publication Date: 
Thursday, March 10, 2022 - 4:00am
Description: 

On or about March 4, 2022, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is making available to the public, Volumes 1 and 2 of the Integrated Review Plan for the Lead National Ambient Air Quality Standards (IRP). The national ambient air quality standards (NAAQS) for lead (Pb) are set to protect the public health and the public welfare from Pb in ambient air. Volume 1 of the IRP contains contextual background material and the anticipated schedule for the current review of the air quality criteria and NAAQS for Pb. Volume 2 identifies policy-relevant issues in the review and describes key considerations in EPA's development of the Integrated Science Assessment (ISA). The ISA provides the scientific basis for the EPA's decisions, in conjunction with additional technical and policy assessments, for the review of the NAAQS, as described in the Clean Air Act, section 108(a).

Creator: 
Environmental Protection Agency
Publication Date: 
Monday, May 9, 2022 - 4:00am
Description: 

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is finalizing approval of a State Implementation Plan (SIP) revision submitted by the Commonwealth of Kentucky (Commonwealth), through the Energy and Environmental Cabinet (Cabinet) on October 15, 2020. The SIP revision updates the Commonwealth's regulation for the control of fugitive emissions. This revision contains minor non-substantive changes, grammatical edits, renumbering, the removal of one provision, the addition of one new requirement, and the incorporation of two definitions to support the new requirement. EPA is finalizing approval of these changes pursuant to the Clean Air Act (CAA or Act).

Creator: 
Environmental Protection Agency
Publication Date: 
Tuesday, March 8, 2022 - 4:00am
Description: 

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to fully approve the Limited Maintenance Plan (LMP) submitted by the State of Montana to EPA on November 4, 2021, for the Thompson Falls Moderate nonattainment area (NAA) for particulate matter with an aerodynamic diameter less than or equal to a nominal 10 micrometers (PM<INF>10</INF>) and concurrently redesignate the NAA to attainment for the 24-hour PM<INF>10</INF> National Ambient Air Quality Standard (NAAQS). In order to approve the LMP and redesignation, EPA is proposing to determine that the Thompson Falls NAA has attained the 1987 24-hour PM<INF>10</INF> NAAQS of 150 [micro]g/m\3\. This determination is based upon monitored air quality data for the PM<INF>10</INF> NAAQS during the years 2015-2020. EPA is taking this action pursuant to the Clean Air Act (CAA).

Creator: 
Environmental Protection Agency
Publication Date: 
Tuesday, March 8, 2022 - 4:00am
Description: 

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to fully approve the Limited Maintenance Plan (LMP) submitted by the State of Montana to EPA on August 6, 2021, for the Whitefish Moderate nonattainment area (NAA) for particulate matter with an aerodynamic diameter less than or equal to a nominal 10 micrometers (PM<INF>10</INF>) and concurrently redesignate the NAA to attainment for the 24-hour PM<INF>10</INF> National Ambient Air Quality Standard (NAAQS). In order to approve the LMP and redesignation, EPA is proposing to determine that the Whitefish NAA has attained the 1987 24- hour PM<INF>10</INF> NAAQS of 150 [micro]g/m\3\. This determination is based upon monitored air quality data for the PM<INF>10</INF> NAAQS during the years 2015-2020. EPA is taking this action pursuant to the Clean Air Act (CAA).

Creator: 
Environmental Protection Agency
Publication Date: 
Monday, May 9, 2022 - 4:00am
Description: 

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is finalizing approval of a State Implementation Plan (SIP) revision submitted by the State of South Carolina, through the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (SC DHEC or Department), on April 24, 2020. The SIP revision updates the numbering and formatting of South Carolina's regulations applicable to emissions inventories, emissions statements, and credible evidence. EPA is finalizing approval of these changes pursuant to the Clean Air Act (CAA or Act) and implementing Federal regulations.

Creator: 
Environmental Protection Agency
Publication Date: 
Friday, June 10, 2022 - 4:00am
Description: 

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is approving a state implementation plan (SIP) revision submitted by the State of Maryland. The revision certifies that Maryland's existing nonattainment new source review (NNSR) program, covering the Baltimore nonattainment area, the Philadelphia-Wilmington-Atlantic City nonattainment area, and the Washington, DC nonattainment area for the 2015 8-hour ozone national ambient air quality standards (NAAQS), is at least as stringent as applicable Federal requirements. EPA is approving these revisions to the Maryland SIP in accordance with the requirements of the Clean Air Act (CAA).

Creator: 
Environmental Protection Agency
Publication Date: 
Friday, May 20, 2022 - 4:00am
Description: 

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) finds that the Indiana portion of the Chicago-Naperville, IL-IN-WI area (Chicago area) is attaining the 2008 ozone National Ambient Air Quality Standard (NAAQS or standard). In addition, in response to a December 6, 2021, request from the Indiana Department of Environmental Management (Indiana or the State), EPA is redesignating the Indiana portion of the Chicago area to attainment for the 2008 ozone NAAQS, because the State has met the statutory requirements for redesignation under the Clean Air Act (CAA). EPA is approving, as a revision to the Indiana State Implementation Plan (SIP), the State's plan for maintaining the 2008 ozone NAAQS through 2035 for the Indiana portion of the Chicago area. EPA is also approving a waiver, for the Indiana portion of the Chicago area, from the oxides of nitrogen (NO<INF>X</INF>) requirements of the CAA. EPA finds adequate and is approving Indiana's 2030 and 2035 volatile organic compound (VOC) and NO<INF>X</INF> motor vehicle emission budgets (budgets) for the Indiana portion of the Chicago area. Finally, EPA is approving the VOC reasonably available control technology (RACT), clean-fuel vehicle programs (CFVP), enhanced monitoring of ozone and ozone precursors (EMP), and enhanced motor vehicle Inspection/Maintenance (I/M) SIP revisions. These SIP revisions satisfy the above requirements for a nonattainment area that is classified as a ``Serious area'' for the Indiana portion of the Chicago area under the 2008 ozone NAAQS. EPA proposed to approve this action on March 3, 2022, and received adverse comments from one commentor.

Creator: 
Environmental Protection Agency
Publication Date: 
Friday, May 6, 2022 - 4:00am
Description: 

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is approving State Implementation Plan (SIP) revisions submitted by the State of New Hampshire. These revisions amend Testing and Monitoring Procedures for sources of air pollution; revise New Hampshire's Prevention of Significant Deterioration (PSD) permitting program with respect to requirements for air quality modeling; fully approve certain infrastructure SIP requirements as they related to PSD permitting requirements for the 2015 Ozone and 2012 fine particle matter (PM<INF>2.5</INF>) National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS); and amend Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) Reasonably Available Control Technology (RACT). This action is being taken under the Clean Air Act (CAA).

Creator: 
Environmental Protection Agency
Publication Date: 
Wednesday, March 2, 2022 - 4:00am
Description: 

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to approve the ``FINAL SIP Revision: Nogales PM<INF>2.5</INF> Maintenance Plan and Redesignation Request (2006 Fine Particulate NAAQS)'' (``Nogales Maintenance Plan'' or ``Plan'') as a revision to the state implementation plan (SIP) for the State of Arizona. The Nogales Maintenance Plan includes, among other elements, an emissions inventory consistent with attainment, a maintenance demonstration, contingency provisions, and a motor vehicle emissions budget for the ten-year maintenance period. The EPA is also proposing to approve the State of Arizona's request to redesignate the Nogales area from nonattainment to attainment for the 24-hour national ambient air quality standard (NAAQS or ``standard'') for particulate matter of 2.5 micrometers or less (PM<INF>2.5</INF>). The EPA is proposing these actions because this SIP revision meets the applicable Clean Air Act (CAA or ``Act'') requirements for maintenance plans and because the State has met the requirements under the Act for redesignation of a nonattainment area to attainment with respect to the Nogales area.

Creator: 
Environmental Protection Agency
Publication Date: 
Thursday, February 24, 2022 - 4:00am
Description: 

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is planning to submit an information collection request (ICR), ``Renewal of Information Collection Request for the Continuous Release Reporting Requirement Including Analysis for Use of Continuous Release Reporting Forms'' (EPA ICR No. 1445.15, OMB Control No. 2050-0086) to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act. Before doing so, EPA is soliciting public comments on specific aspects of the proposed information collection as described in Supplementary Information. This is a proposed extension of the ICR, which is currently approved through November 30, 2022. An agency may not conduct or sponsor and a person is not required to respond to a collection of information unless it displays a currently valid OMB control number.

Creator: 
Environmental Protection Agency
Publication Date: 
Friday, April 22, 2022 - 4:00am
Description: 

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is approving a State Implementation Plan (SIP) revision submitted by the State of New Hampshire. On July 29, 2021, the State submitted its 1997 ozone national ambient air quality standards (NAAQS) Limited Maintenance Plan (LMP) for the Boston-Manchester-Portsmouth (Portsmouth) area. EPA is approving the Portsmouth area LMP because it provides for the maintenance of the 1997 ozone NAAQS through the end of the second 10- year portion of the maintenance period. The effect of this action will be to make certain commitments related to maintenance of the 1997 ozone NAAQS in the Portsmouth maintenance area part of the New Hampshire SIP and therefore federally enforceable. This action is being taken in accordance with the Clean Air Act.

Creator: 
Environmental Protection Agency
Publication Date: 
Tuesday, March 1, 2022 - 4:00am
Description: 

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has submitted an information collection request (ICR), NESHAP for Coke Oven Pushing, Quenching, and Battery Stacks (EPA ICR Number 1995.08, OMB Control Number 2060-0521), to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act. This is a proposed extension of the ICR, which is currently approved through April 30, 2022. Public comments were previously requested, via the Federal Register, on April 13, 2021 during a 60-day comment period. This notice allows for an additional 30 days for public comments. A fuller description of the ICR is given below, including its estimated burden and cost to the public. An agency may neither conduct nor sponsor, and a person is not required to respond to, a collection of information unless it displays a currently-valid OMB control number.

Creator: 
Environmental Protection Agency
Publication Date: 
Thursday, February 24, 2022 - 4:00am
Description: 

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is planning to submit an information collection request (ICR), ``Renewal of Information Collection Request for the Continuous Release Reporting Requirement Including Analysis for Use of Continuous Release Reporting Forms'' (EPA ICR No. 1445.15, OMB Control No. 2050-0086) to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act. Before doing so, EPA is soliciting public comments on specific aspects of the proposed information collection as described in Supplementary Information. This is a proposed extension of the ICR, which is currently approved through November 30, 2022. An agency may not conduct or sponsor and a person is not required to respond to a collection of information unless it displays a currently valid OMB control number.

Creator: 
Environmental Protection Agency
Publication Date: 
Thursday, February 24, 2022 - 4:00am
Description: 

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is planning to submit an information collection request (ICR), ``Renewal of Information Collection Request for the Continuous Release Reporting Requirement Including Analysis for Use of Continuous Release Reporting Forms'' (EPA ICR No. 1445.15, OMB Control No. 2050-0086) to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act. Before doing so, EPA is soliciting public comments on specific aspects of the proposed information collection as described in Supplementary Information. This is a proposed extension of the ICR, which is currently approved through November 30, 2022. An agency may not conduct or sponsor and a person is not required to respond to a collection of information unless it displays a currently valid OMB control number.

Creator: 
Environmental Protection Agency
Publication Date: 
Monday, February 28, 2022 - 4:00am
Description: 

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to approve a State Implementation Plan (SIP) revision submitted to EPA by the Commonwealth of Kentucky through the Kentucky Division for Air Quality (KDAQ) on October 15, 2020. The proposed changes were submitted by KDAQ to address the emissions statement requirements for the 2015 8- hour ozone national ambient air quality standards (NAAQS) for Kentucky counties in the Cincinnati, Ohio-Kentucky 2015 8-hour ozone NAAQS nonattainment area (Cincinnati, OH-KY Area), and for some of the Kentucky counties in the Louisville, Kentucky-Indiana 2015 8-hour ozone NAAQS nonattainment area (Louisville, KY-IN Area). Specifically, EPA is proposing to approve the emissions statement requirements for portions of Boone, Campbell, and Kenton Counties in the Cincinnati, OH-KY Area, and Bullitt and Oldham Counties in the Louisville, KY-IN Area. EPA will consider and take action, or has considered and taken action, on submissions addressing the emissions statement requirements for the remaining counties in these two nonattainment areas, including the Jefferson County, Kentucky portion of the Louisville, KY-IN Area, in separate rulemakings. EPA is proposing approval pursuant to the Clean Air Act (CAA or Act).

Creator: 
Environmental Protection Agency
Publication Date: 
Monday, February 28, 2022 - 4:00am
Description: 

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 changes were 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 were received by EPA on June 19, 2020. The SIP revision updates several Mecklenburg County Air Pollution Control Ordinance (MCAPCO) rules incorporated into the LIP, removes several rules, and adds several rules. The rules addressed in this final approval action relate to volatile organic compound (VOC) emissions and include several VOC Reasonably Available Control Technology (RACT) rules. EPA is finalizing the approval of these changes pursuant to the Clean Air Act (CAA or Act).

Creator: 
Environmental Protection Agency
Publication Date: 
Monday, February 28, 2022 - 4:00am
Description: 

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has submitted an information collection request (ICR), NESHAP for Mercury (EPA ICR Number 0113.14, OMB Control Number 2060-0097), to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act. This is a proposed extension of the ICR, which is currently approved through April 30, 2022. Public comments were previously requested, via the Federal Register, on April 13, 2021, during a 60-day comment period. This notice allows for an additional 30 days for public comments. A fuller description of the ICR is given below, including its estimated burden and cost to the public. An agency may neither conduct nor sponsor, and a person is not required to respond to, a collection of information unless it displays a currently valid OMB control number.

Creator: 
Environmental Protection Agency
Publication Date: 
Thursday, February 24, 2022 - 4:00am
Description: 

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is planning to submit an information collection request (ICR), ``Renewal of Information Collection Request for the Continuous Release Reporting Requirement Including Analysis for Use of Continuous Release Reporting Forms'' (EPA ICR No. 1445.15, OMB Control No. 2050-0086) to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act. Before doing so, EPA is soliciting public comments on specific aspects of the proposed information collection as described in Supplementary Information. This is a proposed extension of the ICR, which is currently approved through November 30, 2022. An agency may not conduct or sponsor and a person is not required to respond to a collection of information unless it displays a currently valid OMB control number.

Creator: 
Environmental Protection Agency
Publication Date: 
Friday, February 25, 2022 - 4:00am
Description: 

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is providing notice of the availability of data on emission allowance allocations to certain units under the Cross-State Air Pollution Rule (CSAPR) trading programs. EPA has completed preliminary calculations for the allocations of allowances from the CSAPR new unit set-asides (NUSAs) for the 2021 control periods and has posted spreadsheets containing the calculations on EPA's website. EPA will consider timely objections to the preliminary calculations (including objections concerning the identification of units eligible for allocations) before determining the final amounts of the allocations.

Creator: 
Environmental Protection Agency
Publication Date: 
Thursday, February 24, 2022 - 4:00am
Description: 

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is planning to submit an information collection request (ICR), ``Renewal of Information Collection Request for the Continuous Release Reporting Requirement Including Analysis for Use of Continuous Release Reporting Forms'' (EPA ICR No. 1445.15, OMB Control No. 2050-0086) to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act. Before doing so, EPA is soliciting public comments on specific aspects of the proposed information collection as described in Supplementary Information. This is a proposed extension of the ICR, which is currently approved through November 30, 2022. An agency may not conduct or sponsor and a person is not required to respond to a collection of information unless it displays a currently valid OMB control number.

Creator: 
Environmental Protection Agency
Publication Date: 
Wednesday, April 13, 2022 - 4:00am
Description: 

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is approving state implementation plan (SIP) revisions submitted by the District of Columbia (DC), State of Maryland (MD), and Commonwealth of Virginia (VA) (collectively, the States). The revisions consist of the base year inventory for the Washington, DC-MD-VA nonattainment area (the DC Area) for the 2015 ozone national ambient air quality standards (NAAQS). This action is being taken under the Clean Air Act (CAA).

Creator: 
Environmental Protection Agency
Publication Date: 
Thursday, February 24, 2022 - 4:00am
Description: 

On January 11, 2022, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) proposed a rule titled ``National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants: Primary Copper Smelting Residual Risk and Technology Review and Primary Copper Smelting Area Source Technology Review.'' The EPA is extending the comment period on this proposed rule that currently closes on February 25, 2022, by 60 days. The comment period will now remain open until April 26, 2022, to allow additional time for Tribal Nations and stakeholders to review and comment on the proposal.

Creator: 
Environmental Protection Agency
Publication Date: 
Thursday, February 24, 2022 - 4:00am
Description: 

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is planning to submit an information collection request (ICR), ``Renewal of Information Collection Request for the Continuous Release Reporting Requirement Including Analysis for Use of Continuous Release Reporting Forms'' (EPA ICR No. 1445.15, OMB Control No. 2050-0086) to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act. Before doing so, EPA is soliciting public comments on specific aspects of the proposed information collection as described in Supplementary Information. This is a proposed extension of the ICR, which is currently approved through November 30, 2022. An agency may not conduct or sponsor and a person is not required to respond to a collection of information unless it displays a currently valid OMB control number.

Creator: 
Environmental Protection Agency
Publication Date: 
Wednesday, February 23, 2022 - 4:00am
Description: 

This proposal presents the results of the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA's) review of the New Source Performance Standards (NSPS) for Lead Acid Battery Manufacturing Plants and the technology review (TR) for the National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants (NESHAP) for Lead Acid Battery Manufacturing Area Sources as required under the Clean Air Act (CAA). The EPA is proposing revised lead (Pb) emission limits for grid casting, paste mixing, and lead reclamation operations for both the area source NESHAP (for new and existing sources) and under a new NSPS subpart (for lead acid battery facilities that begin construction, reconstruction, or modification after February 23, 2022). In addition, the EPA is proposing the following amendments for both the area source NESHAP (for new and existing sources) and under a new NSPS subpart (for lead acid battery facilities that begin construction, reconstruction or modification after February 23, 2022): Performance testing once every 5 years to demonstrate compliance; work practices to minimize emissions of fugitive lead dust; increased inspection frequency of fabric filters; bag leak detection systems for facilities above a certain size; clarification of activities that are considered to be lead reclamation activities; electronic reporting of performance test results and semiannual compliance reports; and the removal of exemptions for periods of start-up, shut down, and malfunctions. The EPA is also proposing a revision to the applicability provisions in the area source NESHAP such that facilities which make lead-bearing battery parts or process input material, including but not limited to grid casting facilities and lead oxide manufacturing facilities, will be subject to the area source NESHAP.

Creator: 
Environmental Protection Agency
Publication Date: 
Tuesday, February 22, 2022 - 4:00am
Description: 

The Clean Air Act (CAA) requires each State Implementation Plan (SIP) to contain adequate provisions prohibiting emissions that will significantly contribute to nonattainment or interfere with maintenance of air quality in other states. The State of Iowa made a submission to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA or Agency) to address these requirements for the 2015 ozone National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS). EPA is proposing to approve the submission for Iowa as meeting the requirement that the SIP contains adequate provisions to prohibit emissions that will significantly contribute to nonattainment or interfere with maintenance of the 2015 ozone NAAQS in any other state. The EPA is also withdrawing its previous proposed rule to approve Iowa's SIP submission, as published in the Federal Register on March 2, 2020.

Creator: 
Environmental Protection Agency
Publication Date: 
Thursday, May 19, 2022 - 4:00am
Description: 

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is taking final action to approve revisions to the Clark County Department of Environment and Sustainability (DES) portion of the Nevada State Implementation Plan (SIP). These revisions concern the title change of the Clark County Department of Air Quality to the Department of Environment and Sustainability.

Creator: 
Environmental Protection Agency
Publication Date: 
Tuesday, February 22, 2022 - 4:00am
Description: 

Pursuant to the Federal Clean Air Act (CAA or the Act), the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA or Agency) is proposing to disapprove State Implementation Plan (SIP) submittals from Alabama, Mississippi, and Tennessee regarding the interstate transport requirements for the 2015 8-hour ozone national ambient air quality standards (NAAQS or standard). The ``Good Neighbor'' or ``Interstate Transport'' provision requires that each state's implementation plan contain adequate provisions to prohibit emissions from within the state from significantly contributing to nonattainment or interfering with maintenance of the NAAQS in other states. This requirement is part of the broader set of ``infrastructure'' requirements, which are designed to ensure that the structural components of each state's air quality management program are adequate to meet the state's responsibilities under the CAA. These disapprovals, if finalized, will establish a 2- year deadline for EPA to promulgate a Federal Implementation Plan (FIP) to address the relevant interstate transport requirements, unless EPA approves a subsequent SIP submittal that meets these requirements. Disapproval does not start a mandatory sanctions clock.

Creator: 
Environmental Protection Agency
Publication Date: 
Tuesday, February 22, 2022 - 4:00am
Description: 

Pursuant to the Federal Clean Air Act (CAA or the Act), the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA or Agency) is proposing to disapprove State Implementation Plan (SIP) submittals from Arkansas, Louisiana, Oklahoma and Texas regarding interstate transport for the 2015 8-hour ozone national ambient air quality standard (NAAQS). This provision requires that each state's SIP contain adequate provisions to prohibit emissions from within the state from significantly contributing to nonattainment or interfering with maintenance of the NAAQS in other states. The ``good neighbor'' or ``interstate transport'' requirement is part of the broader set of ``infrastructure'' requirements, which are designed to ensure that the structural components of each state's air quality management program are adequate to meet the state's responsibilities under the CAA. This disapproval, if finalized, will establish a 2-year deadline for the EPA to promulgate a Federal Implementation Plan (FIP) to address the relevant interstate transport requirements, unless the EPA approves a subsequent SIP submittal that meets these requirements. Disapproval does not start a mandatory sanctions clock.

Creator: 
Environmental Protection Agency
Publication Date: 
Tuesday, February 22, 2022 - 4:00am
Description: 

Pursuant to the Federal Clean Air Act (CAA or the Act), the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to disapprove State Implementation Plan (SIP) submittals from Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio, and Wisconsin regarding interstate transport for the 2015 ozone national ambient air quality standards (NAAQS). The ``good neighbor'' or ``interstate transport'' provision requires that each state's SIP contain adequate provisions to prohibit emissions from within the state from significantly contributing to nonattainment or interfering with maintenance of the NAAQS in other states. This requirement is part of the broader set of ``infrastructure'' requirements, which are designed to ensure that the structural components of each state's air quality management program are adequate to meet the state's responsibilities under the CAA. This disapproval, if finalized, will establish a 2-year deadline for EPA to promulgate a Federal Implementation Plan (FIP) to address the relevant interstate transport requirements, unless EPA approves a subsequent SIP submittal that meets these requirements. Disapproval does not start a mandatory sanctions clock.

Creator: 
Environmental Protection Agency
Publication Date: 
Tuesday, February 22, 2022 - 4:00am
Description: 

Pursuant to the Federal Clean Air Act (CAA or the Act), the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA or Agency) is proposing to disapprove a State Implementation Plan (SIP) submittal from the Kentucky Energy and Environment Cabinet, Department of Environmental Quality (DAQ) (herein after referred to as Kentucky or the Commonwealth) regarding the interstate transport requirements for the 2015 8-hour ozone national ambient air quality standards (NAAQS or standard). The ``Good Neighbor'' or ``Interstate Transport'' provision requires that each state's implementation plan contain adequate provisions to prohibit emissions from within the state from significantly contributing to nonattainment or interfering with maintenance of the NAAQS in other states. This requirement is part of the broader set of ``infrastructure'' requirements, which are designed to ensure that the structural components of each state's air quality management program are adequate to meet the state's responsibilities under the CAA. This disapproval, if finalized, will establish a 2-year deadline for EPA to promulgate a Federal Implementation Plan (FIP) to address the relevant interstate transport requirements, unless EPA approves a subsequent SIP submittal that meets these requirements. Disapproval does not start a mandatory sanctions clock.

Creator: 
Environmental Protection Agency
Publication Date: 
Tuesday, February 22, 2022 - 4:00am
Description: 

Pursuant to the Federal Clean Air Act (CAA or the Act), the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to disapprove a State Implementation Plan (SIP) submittal from Maryland intended to address interstate transport for the 2015 8-hour ozone national ambient air quality standard (2015 8-hour ozone NAAQS). The ``good neighbor'' or ``interstate transport'' provision requires that each state's SIP contain adequate provisions to prohibit emissions from within the state from significantly contributing to nonattainment or interfering with maintenance of the NAAQS in other states. This requirement is part of the broader set of ``infrastructure'' requirements, which are designed to ensure that the structural components of each state's air quality management program are adequate to meet the state's responsibilities under the CAA. This disapproval, if finalized, will establish a 2-year deadline for the EPA to promulgate a Federal Implementation Plan (FIP) to address the relevant interstate transport requirements, unless the EPA approves a subsequent SIP submittal that meets these requirements. Disapproval does not start a mandatory sanctions clock.

Creator: 
Environmental Protection Agency
Publication Date: 
Tuesday, February 22, 2022 - 4:00am
Description: 

Pursuant to the Federal Clean Air Act (CAA or the Act), the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to disapprove a State Implementation Plan (SIP) submittal from Missouri regarding interstate transport for the 2015 8-hour ozone national ambient air quality standards (NAAQS). The ``good neighbor'' or ``interstate transport'' provision requires that each state's SIP contain adequate provisions to prohibit emissions from within the state from significantly contributing to nonattainment or interfering with maintenance of the NAAQS in other states. This requirement is part of the broader set of ``infrastructure'' requirements, which are designed to ensure that the structural components of each state's air quality management program are adequate to meet the state's responsibilities under the CAA. This disapproval, if finalized, will establish a 2-year deadline for the EPA to promulgate a Federal Implementation Plan (FIP) to address the relevant interstate transport requirements, unless the EPA approves a subsequent SIP submittal that meets these requirements. Disapproval does not start a mandatory sanctions clock.

Creator: 
Environmental Protection Agency
Publication Date: 
Tuesday, February 22, 2022 - 4:00am
Description: 

Pursuant to the Federal Clean Air Act (CAA or the Act), the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to disapprove State Implementation Plan (SIP) submittals from New York and New Jersey regarding interstate transport for the 2015 8-hour ozone national ambient air quality standards (NAAQS). This provision requires that each state's SIP contain adequate provisions to prohibit emissions from within the state from significantly contributing to nonattainment or interfering with maintenance of the NAAQS in other states. The ``good neighbor'' or ``interstate transport'' requirement is part of the broader set of ``infrastructure'' requirements, which are designed to ensure that the structural components of each state's air quality management program are adequate to meet the state's responsibilities under the CAA. This disapproval, if finalized, will establish a 2-year deadline for the EPA to promulgate a Federal Implementation Plan (FIP) to address the relevant interstate transport requirements, unless the EPA approves a subsequent SIP submittal that meets these requirements. Disapproval does not start a mandatory sanctions clock.

Creator: 
Environmental Protection Agency
Publication Date: 
Tuesday, February 22, 2022 - 4:00am
Description: 

Pursuant to the Federal Clean Air Act (CAA or the Act), the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to disapprove a State Implementation Plan (SIP) submittal from West Virginia intended to address interstate transport for the 2015 8-hour ozone national ambient air quality standards (2015 8-hour ozone NAAQS). The ``good neighbor'' or ``interstate transport'' provisions require that each state's SIP contain adequate provisions to prohibit emissions from within the state from significantly contributing to nonattainment or interfering with maintenance of the NAAQS in other states. This requirement is part of the broader set of ``infrastructure'' requirements, which are designed to ensure that the structural components of each state's air quality management program are adequate to meet the state's responsibilities under the CAA. This disapproval, if finalized, will establish a 2-year deadline for the EPA to promulgate a Federal Implementation Plan (FIP) to address the relevant interstate transport requirements, unless the EPA approves a subsequent SIP submittal that meets these requirements. Disapproval does not start a mandatory sanctions clock.

Creator: 
Environmental Protection Agency
Publication Date: 
Tuesday, February 22, 2022 - 4:00am
Description: 

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is correcting statements contained in a July 11, 2002, Federal Register notice of direct final rulemaking approving changes to the Georgia State Implementation Plan (SIP). Specifically, EPA stated that it was approving a change to the public notice requirements in Georgia's SIP for federally-enforceable operating permits. However, this change was never effective at the state level and, therefore, was never incorporated into the SIP. EPA is publishing this correction notice to eliminate any potential confusion regarding the public notice requirements in Georgia's SIP for these permits.

Creator: 
Environmental Protection Agency
Publication Date: 
Wednesday, February 9, 2022 - 4:00am
Description: 

The EPA is proposing to revoke a May 22, 2020 finding that it is not appropriate and necessary to regulate coal- and oil-fired electric utility steam generating units (EGUs) under Clean Air Act (CAA) section 112, and to reaffirm the Agency's April 25, 2016 finding that it remains appropriate and necessary to regulate hazardous air pollutant (HAP) emissions from EGUs after considering cost. The Agency is also reviewing another part of the May 22, 2020 action, a residual risk and technology review (RTR) of Mercury and Air Toxics Standards (MATS). Accordingly, in addition to soliciting comments on all aspects of this proposal, the EPA is soliciting information on the performance and cost of new or improved technologies that control HAP emissions, improved methods of operation, and risk-related information to further inform the Agency's review of the MATS RTR as directed by Executive Order 13990.

Creator: 
Environmental Protection Agency
Publication Date: 
Friday, February 18, 2022 - 4:00am
Description: 

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has submitted an information collection request (ICR), NSPS for Surface Coating of Large Appliances (EPA ICR Number 0659.15, OMB Control Number 2060-0108), to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act. This is a proposed extension of the ICR, which is currently approved through April 30, 2022. Public comments were previously requested, via the Federal Register, on February 8, 2021 during a 60-day comment period. This notice allows for an additional 30 days for public comments. A fuller description of the ICR is given below, including its estimated burden and cost to the public. An agency may neither conduct nor sponsor, and a person is not required to respond to, a collection of information unless it displays a currently valid OMB control number.

Creator: 
Environmental Protection Agency
Publication Date: 
Wednesday, February 9, 2022 - 4:00am
Description: 

The EPA is proposing to revoke a May 22, 2020 finding that it is not appropriate and necessary to regulate coal- and oil-fired electric utility steam generating units (EGUs) under Clean Air Act (CAA) section 112, and to reaffirm the Agency's April 25, 2016 finding that it remains appropriate and necessary to regulate hazardous air pollutant (HAP) emissions from EGUs after considering cost. The Agency is also reviewing another part of the May 22, 2020 action, a residual risk and technology review (RTR) of Mercury and Air Toxics Standards (MATS). Accordingly, in addition to soliciting comments on all aspects of this proposal, the EPA is soliciting information on the performance and cost of new or improved technologies that control HAP emissions, improved methods of operation, and risk-related information to further inform the Agency's review of the MATS RTR as directed by Executive Order 13990.

Creator: 
Environmental Protection Agency
Publication Date: 
Friday, May 13, 2022 - 4:00am
Description: 

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is conditionally approving portions of State Implementation Plan (SIP) revisions submitted by the State of Colorado on May 14, 2018 and May 13, 2020. The revisions are to Colorado Air Quality Control Commission (Commission or AQCC) regulations of ozone precursor and hydrocarbon emissions from oil and gas operations, and address Colorado's SIP obligation to require reasonably available control technology (RACT) for sources covered by the 2016 oil & natural gas control techniques guidelines (CTG or CTGs) for Moderate nonattainment areas under the 2008 ozone National Ambient Air Quality Standard (NAAQS). These revisions address the final pieces of the May 14, 2018 and May 13, 2020 submittals that we have not previously acted on. The EPA is taking this action pursuant to the Clean Air Act (CAA).

Creator: 
Environmental Protection Agency
Publication Date: 
Thursday, February 17, 2022 - 4:00am
Description: 

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has submitted an information collection request (ICR), NESHAP for Nine Metal Fabrication and Finishing Area Sources (EPA ICR Number 2298.06, OMB Control Number 2060-0622), to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act. This is a proposed extension of the ICR, which is currently approved through April 30, 2022. Public comments were previously requested, via the Federal Register, on April 13, 2021 during a 60-day comment period. This notice allows for an additional 30 days for public comments. A fuller description of the ICR is given below, including its estimated burden and cost to the public. An agency may neither conduct nor sponsor, and a person is not required to respond to, a collection of information unless it displays a currently valid OMB control number.

Creator: 
Environmental Protection Agency
Publication Date: 
Wednesday, February 9, 2022 - 4:00am
Description: 

The EPA is proposing to revoke a May 22, 2020 finding that it is not appropriate and necessary to regulate coal- and oil-fired electric utility steam generating units (EGUs) under Clean Air Act (CAA) section 112, and to reaffirm the Agency's April 25, 2016 finding that it remains appropriate and necessary to regulate hazardous air pollutant (HAP) emissions from EGUs after considering cost. The Agency is also reviewing another part of the May 22, 2020 action, a residual risk and technology review (RTR) of Mercury and Air Toxics Standards (MATS). Accordingly, in addition to soliciting comments on all aspects of this proposal, the EPA is soliciting information on the performance and cost of new or improved technologies that control HAP emissions, improved methods of operation, and risk-related information to further inform the Agency's review of the MATS RTR as directed by Executive Order 13990.

Creator: 
Environmental Protection Agency
Publication Date: 
Wednesday, February 16, 2022 - 4:00am
Description: 

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator signed an Order dated January 28, 2022, granting a Petition dated March 10, 2020 from the Environmental Integrity Project, Sierra Club, Environment Texas, and Texas Campaign for the Environment (the Petitioners). The Petition requested that the EPA object to a Clean Air Act (CAA) title V operating permit issued by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) to ETC Texas Pipeline, Ltd (ETC) for its Waha Gas Plant located in Pecos County, Texas.