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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: 
Wednesday, May 11, 2022 - 4:00am
Description: 

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to approve 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 proposing to approve the SIP submittal as consistent with Clean Air Act (Act or CAA) requirements. Additionally, EPA is proposing to make 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, April 26, 2022 - 4:00am
Description: 

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to approve 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 proposed 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 proposing to approve 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, April 13, 2022 - 4:00am
Description: 

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing 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 taking comments on this proposal and plan to follow with a final action.

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, March 31, 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's Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ), Division of Air Quality (DAQ or Division), via a letter dated April 13, 2021. This proposed 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 proposing to approve 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: 
Thursday, March 31, 2022 - 4:00am
Description: 

The EPA is taking direct final action to update the Code of Federal Regulations delegation tables to reflect the current delegation status of New Source Performance Standards and National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants in Arizona and California.

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, March 25, 2022 - 4:00am
Description: 

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing approval of revisions to the Missouri State Implementation Plan (SIP) received on February 11, 2020. In the submission, Missouri requests to revise a regulation that controls emissions from reactor processes and distillation operations in the St. Louis 1997 8-hour ozone nonattainment area. 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 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, March 25, 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 30, 2020. Missouri requests that the EPA approve 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. The use of certain dispersion techniques is prohibited by section 123 of the Clean Air Act (CAA). The revisions to the rule are a revised restructured version of the same rule. These revisions are administrative in nature and do not impact the stringency of the SIP or air quality. The EPA's proposed approval of this rule revision is in accordance with the requirements of the CAA.

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, 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, April 21, 2022 - 4:00am
Description: 

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to approve a revision to the Clark County Department of Environment and Sustainability (DES) portion of the Nevada State Implementation Plan (SIP). This revision clarifies and amends an administrative rule consistent with changes to state statutes and county code.

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.

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

The Environmental Protection Agency has submitted an information collection request (ICR), NSPS for Oil and Natural Gas Production and Natural Gas Transmission and Distribution (EPA ICR Number 2437.05, OMB Control Number 2060-0673), 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: 
Monday, February 28, 2022 - 4:00am
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 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: 
Thursday, May 12, 2022 - 4:00am
Description: 

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is approving a revision to the Oregon State Implementation Plan (SIP) submitted on November 5, 2020. The revision establishes new fees to be paid by stationary sources of air contaminants that submit notices of intent to construct. The revision also adds a new basic air contaminant discharge permit category to allow certain minor sources, that would otherwise be required to obtain a general, simple, or standard permit, the option to qualify for a basic permit.

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: 
Monday, May 9, 2022 - 4:00am
Description: 

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is taking final action to approve state implementation plan (SIP) revisions submitted by the State of North Carolina, through the North Carolina Department of Environment and Natural Resources, Division of Air Quality (NCDAQ), in a letter dated September 22, 2020. The SIP revisions include the 1997 8-hour ozone national ambient air quality standards (NAAQS) Limited Maintenance Plans (LMPs) for the Great Smoky Mountains National Park (GSMNP), Raleigh-Durham-Chapel Hill (Triangle) and Rocky Mount, North Carolina Areas (collectively, ``Areas''). EPA is finalizing approval of the LMPs for the Areas because each LMP provides for the maintenance of the 1997 8-hour ozone NAAQS within each of the Areas through the end of the second 10-year portion of the maintenance period. This action makes certain commitments related to maintenance of the 1997 8-hour ozone NAAQS in the Areas federally-enforceable as part of the North Carolina SIP.

Creator: 
Environmental Protection Agency
Publication Date: 
Friday, February 11, 2022 - 4:00am
Description: 

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to find that the Cincinnati, Ohio-Kentucky area (Area) is attaining the 2015 8- hour ozone National Ambient Air Quality Standard (NAAQS or standard) and to approve a request from the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency (OEPA) to redesignate the Ohio 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 Butler, Clermont, Hamilton, and Warren Counties in Ohio and Boone, Campbell, and Kenton Counties in Kentucky. OEPA submitted this request on December 21, 2021. EPA is also proposing to approve, as a revision to the Ohio State Implementation Plan (SIP), the state's plan for maintaining the 2015 8-hour ozone standard through 2035 in the Area. Finally, EPA is proposing to approve the state's 2026 and 2035 volatile organic compound (VOC) and oxides of nitrogen (NO<INF>X</INF>) Motor Vehicle Emission Budgets (MVEBs) for the Ohio portion of the Area.

Creator: 
Environmental Protection Agency
Publication Date: 
Friday, February 11, 2022 - 4:00am
Description: 

This notice announces the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) approval of the Maine Department of Health and Human Services-- Drinking Water Program (ME DHHS-DWP) request to revise/modify certain of its EPA-authorized programs to allow electronic reporting.

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: 
Thursday, February 10, 2022 - 4:00am
Description: 

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA or ``Agency'') is notifying the public that the Agency has found motor vehicle emissions budgets (``budgets'') adequate in a California state implementation plan (SIP) submittal for the San Joaquin Valley. Specifically, our finding relates to budgets in the area's ``Attainment Plan Revision for the 1997 Annual PM<INF>2.5</INF> Standard'' (``15 [mu]g/m\3\ SIP Revision''), submitted by the California Air Resources Board (CARB) on November 8, 2021. We find that these budgets are adequate for transportation conformity purposes for the 1997 annual fine particulate matter (PM<INF>2.5</INF>) national ambient air quality standards (NAAQS). Upon the effective date of this notice of adequacy, the San Joaquin Valley metropolitan planning organizations (MPOs) and the U.S. Department of Transportation must use these adequate budgets in future transportation conformity determinations. Furthermore, once the San Joaquin Valley MPOs have used the adequate budgets to demonstrate conformity of their transportation plans to the 15 [micro]g/m\3\ SIP Revision, the conformity freeze put in place as of December 27, 2021, will be lifted.

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

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to approve a revision to the Northern Sierra Air Quality Management District (NSAQMD or ``District'') portion of the California State Implementation Plan (SIP). This revision concerns the District's demonstration regarding reasonably available control technology (RACT) requirements for the 2015 8-hour ozone national ambient air quality standard (NAAQS or ``standards'') in the Western Nevada County (``Western Nevada'') ozone nonattainment area (NAA), which is under the jurisdiction of the NSAQMD. We are taking comments on this proposal and plan to follow with a final action.

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

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is approving changes to the Georgia state implementation plan (SIP) submitted on behalf of the State of Georgia by the Georgia Environmental Protection Division (GA EPD) through a letter dated September 1, 2020. This revision includes changes to the State's air quality regulations incorporated into the SIP by changing the definition of ``pollution control project'' and making minor changes to the corresponding minor new source review (NSR) permitting regulations for consistency. EPA is approving this SIP revision because the State has demonstrated that these changes are consistent with the Clean Air Act (CAA or Act).

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

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is approving a revision to the Kentucky State Implementation Plan (SIP) submitted by the Commonwealth of Kentucky, through the Kentucky Energy and Environment Cabinet, on October 15, 2020. EPA is approving Kentucky's certification that existing Nonattainment New Source Review (NNSR) permitting regulations meet the nonattainment planning requirements for the 2015 8-hour ozone National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS) for Bullitt and Oldham Counties in the Louisville, KY-IN 2015 8-hour ozone Marginal nonattainment area and portions of Boone, Kenton, and Campbell Counties in the Cincinnati, OH-KY Marginal nonattainment area. This action is being approved pursuant to the Clean Air Act (CAA or Act) and its implementing regulations.

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

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA or Agency) is taking final action to approve a revision to Montana's State Implementation Plan (SIP). On July 6, 2016, the Governor of Montana submitted to EPA a revision to the Montana SIP that removed one section of the Administrative Rules of Montana (ARM) pertaining to aluminum plants. In this document, EPA is finalizing approval of the removal of this section from the SIP. EPA determined the provision was inconsistent with Clean Air Act (CAA) requirements and EPA issued a SIP call for the State to revise the provision on June 12, 2015. Removal of this provision corrects the deficiencies identified in 2015 related to the treatment of excess emissions from aluminum plants and fully satisfies the SIP call issued to Montana.

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

On October 22, 2012, the EPA published a final rule in the Federal Register promulgating a Federal Implementation Plan (FIP) to address regional haze obligations for the Territory of the United States Virgin Islands. However, at that time, EPA erroneously failed to incorporate into the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) certain emission limits that had been determined to be necessary to satisfy those obligations and that had been proposed and included in the docket for the action. EPA is correcting this error by incorporating the previously noticed limits into the CFR. EPA has not reopened any of the previous, underlying determinations in this action.

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

EPA is approving a Tribal Implementation Plan (TIP) submitted by the Northern Cheyenne Tribe (Tribe) on September 25, 2017, as described in our February 26, 2021 proposal. The TIP includes ambient air quality standards and provisions for an open burning permit program, enforcement and appeals, and emergency authority. These provisions establish a base TIP that is suitable for the Northern Cheyenne Indian Reservation and four tribal trust parcels at issue (Reservation), is within the Tribe's regulatory capacities, and meets all applicable minimum requirements of the Clean Air Act (CAA or Act) and EPA regulations. The effect of this action is to make the approved TIP federally enforceable under the CAA and to further protect air quality on the Reservation.

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

In the Federal Register of December 29, 2021, EPA announced the availability of and solicited public comment on the draft scope of a risk evaluation under the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) for Asbestos Part 2: Supplemental Evaluation Including Legacy Uses and Associated Disposals of Asbestos. This document extends the comment period for 15 days from February 14, 2022, to March 1, 2022.

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, April 6, 2022 - 4:00am
Description: 

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is approving a state implementation plan (SIP) revision submitted by the State of Alabama, through the Alabama Department of Environmental Management (ADEM), via a letter dated September 15, 2020. The SIP revision includes the 1997 8-hour ozone national ambient air quality standards (NAAQS) Limited Maintenance Plan (LMP) for the Birmingham, Alabama Area (hereinafter referred to as the ``Birmingham Area'' or ``Area''). The Birmingham Area is comprised of Jefferson and Shelby Counties. EPA is approving the Birmingham Area LMP because it provides for the maintenance of the 1997 8-hour ozone NAAQS within the Birmingham Area through the end of the second 10-year portion of the maintenance period. This action makes certain commitments related to maintenance of the 1997 8-hour ozone NAAQS in the Birmingham Area federally enforceable as part of the Alabama SIP.

Creator: 
Environmental Protection Agency
Publication Date: 
Wednesday, March 30, 2022 - 4:00am
Description: 

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is approving a State Implementation Plan (SIP) revision submitted by the State of Connecticut. The revision provides the State's determination, via a negative declaration, that there are no facilities within its borders subject to EPA's 2016 Control Technique Guideline (CTG) for the oil and gas industry. The intended effect of this action is to approve this item into the Connecticut SIP. This action is being taken under the Clean Air Act.

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

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has submitted an information collection request (ICR), NESHAP for Printing, Coating and Dyeing of Fabrics and Other Textiles (EPA ICR Number 2071.10, OMB Control Number 2060-0522), 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: 
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: 
Tuesday, February 8, 2022 - 4:00am
Description: 

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to approve a revision to the Maricopa County Air Quality Department's (MCAQD or County) portion of the Arizona State Implementation Plan (SIP). This revision concerns emissions of oxides of nitrogen (NO<INF>X</INF>) and particulate matter (PM) from power plants. We are proposing to approve 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. Elsewhere in this Federal Register, we are making an interim final determination to defer CAA sanctions associated with our previous disapproval action concerning the County's revision of this local rule.

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

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is approving a State Implementation Plan (SIP) revision submitted by the State of Kansas 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: 
Tuesday, February 8, 2022 - 4:00am
Description: 

Notice is hereby given that the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has designated one new reference method for measuring concentrations of nitrogen dioxide (NO<INF>2</INF>) in ambient air.

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

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

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

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is making an interim final determination that the Arizona Department of Environmental Quality (ADEQ) has submitted a revised rule on behalf of the Maricopa County Air Quality Department (MCAQD or County) that corrects deficiencies in its Clean Air Act (CAA or Act) state implementation plan (SIP) provisions concerning ozone nonattainment requirements for controlling oxides of nitrogen (NO<INF>X</INF>) at power plants. This determination is based on a proposed approval, published elsewhere in this Federal Register, of MCAQD's Rule 322 regulating that source category. The effect of this interim final determination is that the imposition of sanctions that were triggered by a previous disapproval by the EPA in 2020 is now deferred. If the EPA finalizes its approval of MCAQD's submission, relief from these sanctions will become permanent.

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

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has submitted an information collection request (ICR), NESHAP for Coke Oven Batteries (EPA ICR Number 1362.12, OMB Control Number 2060-0253), 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: 
Tuesday, February 8, 2022 - 4:00am
Description: 

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has submitted an information collection request (ICR), NSPS for Petroleum Dry Cleaners (EPA ICR Number 0997.13, OMB Control Number 2060-0079), 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: 
Monday, April 11, 2022 - 4:00am
Description: 

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) finds that the Chicago-Naperville, IL-IN-WI area (Chicago area) is attaining the 2008 ozone National Ambient Air Quality Standard (NAAQS or standard) and, in response to a request from the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (Wisconsin or the State), is redesignating the Wisconsin portion of the 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 Wisconsin State Implementation Plan (SIP), the State's plan for maintaining the 2008 ozone NAAQS through 2035 for the Wisconsin portion of the Chicago area. EPA finds adequate and is approving Wisconsin's 2030 and 2035 volatile organic compound (VOC) and oxides of nitrogen (NO<INF>X</INF>) Motor Vehicle Emission Budgets (Budgets) for the Wisconsin portion. Finally, pursuant to section 110 and part D of the CAA, EPA is approving the enhanced Inspection/Maintenance (I/M) program certification included in Wisconsin's December 3, 2021 submittal, because it satisfies the serious enhanced I/M requirements for the Wisconsin portion. EPA proposed to approve this action on February 7, 2022, and received no comments.

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

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is approving a revision submitted by the State of Montana as meeting the Clean Air Act (CAA) requirement that each State Implementation Plan (SIP) contain adequate provisions to prohibit emissions that will significantly contribute to nonattainment or interfere with maintenance of the 2015 ozone National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS) in any other state. EPA is taking this action pursuant to the CAA.

Creator: 
Environmental Protection Agency
Publication Date: 
Friday, January 28, 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 the maximum allowable sulfur content limit for distillate fuels, from a current limit of 3,000 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 is proposing to determine that such removal corrects a deficiency identified in the June 12, 2015, SIP call issued to Delaware. This action is being taken under the Clean Air Act (CAA).

Creator: 
Environmental Protection Agency
Publication Date: 
Friday, January 28, 2022 - 4:00am
Description: 

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is determining that the Detroit sulfur dioxide (SO<INF>2</INF>) nonattainment area failed to attain the 2010 primary 1-hour SO<INF>2</INF> national ambient air quality standard (NAAQS or ``standard'') by the applicable attainment date of October 4, 2018. This determination is based upon air quality modeling using actual and allowable emissions. This action requires the State of Michigan to submit one year after date of publication in the Federal Register a revision to its State Implementation Plan (SIP) that, among other elements, provides for expeditious attainment of the 2010 SO<INF>2</INF> standard. EPA is not finalizing the finding of failure to attain for the Rhinelander, Wisconsin area that was included in the notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM), as a finding of failure to attain only applies to nonattainment areas and EPA expects to redesignate the area to attainment before the effective date of this action.

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

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is approving a State Implementation Plan (SIP) revision submitted by the State of New Hampshire. This submission revises previously approved transportation conformity criteria and procedures related to interagency consultation and enforceability of certain transportation-related control measures and mitigation measures. In addition, the revision continues to rely on the Federal rule for General Conformity. The intended effect of this action is to approve State criteria and procedures to govern conformity determinations. This action is being taken in accordance with the Clean Air Act.

Creator: 
Environmental Protection Agency
Publication Date: 
Friday, January 28, 2022 - 4:00am
Description: 

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to approve several revisions to the New York State Implementation Plan (SIP) for the purposes of implementing control of air pollution by particulate matter (PM) and oxides of nitrogen (NO<INF>X</INF>). The proposed SIP revisions consist of amendments to several existing regulations outlined within New York's Codes, Rules, and Regulations (NYCRR) that implement control measures for PM and NO<INF>X</INF>. The intended effect of this action is to approve control strategies, required by the Clean Air Act (CAA or the Act), which will result in emission reductions that will help attain and maintain the national ambient air quality standards for ozone and PM. These actions are being taken in accordance with the requirements of the CAA.

Creator: 
Environmental Protection Agency
Publication Date: 
Friday, January 28, 2022 - 4:00am
Description: 

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has submitted an information collection request (ICR), Emission Guidelines for Commercial and Industrial Solid Waste Incineration (CISWI) Units (EPA ICR Number 2385.08, OMB Control Number 2060-0664), 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 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, January 28, 2022 - 4:00am
Description: 

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has submitted an information collection request (ICR), NESHAP for Chromium Emissions from Hard and Decorative Chromium Electroplating and Chromium Anodizing Tanks (EPA ICR Number 1611.13, OMB Control Number 2060-0327), 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 February 08, 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, January 28, 2022 - 4:00am
Description: 

The Environmental Protection Agency has submitted an information collection request (ICR), NESHAP for Ferroalloys Production: Ferromanganese and Silicomanganese (EPA ICR Number 1831.08, OMB Control Number 2060-0391), 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: 
Friday, January 28, 2022 - 4:00am
Description: 

The Environmental Protection Agency has submitted an information collection request (ICR), NESHAP for Flexible Polyurethane Foam Product (EPA ICR Number 1783.11, OMB Control Number 2060-0357), 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: 
Friday, January 28, 2022 - 4:00am
Description: 

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has submitted an information collection request (ICR), NESHAP for Pesticide Active Ingredient Production (EPA ICR Number 1807.10, OMB Control Number 2060- 0370), 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: 
Friday, January 28, 2022 - 4:00am
Description: 

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has submitted an information collection request (ICR), NESHAP for Source Categories: Gasoline Distribution Bulk Terminals, Bulk Plants, Pipeline Facilities, and Gasoline Dispensing Facilities (EPA ICR Number 2237.06, OMB Control Number 2060-0620), 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: 
Monday, April 4, 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 adding incorporations by reference to other State rules, including definitions specific to the rule, removing unnecessary words, making other administrative wording changes, and adding alternative test methods. 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: 
Thursday, January 27, 2022 - 4:00am
Description: 

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has submitted an information collection request (ICR), NSPS for Metallic Mineral Processing Plants (EPA ICR Number 0982.13, OMB Control Number 2060- 0016), 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 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, January 27, 2022 - 4:00am
Description: 

The Environmental Protection Agency has submitted an information collection request (ICR), NSPS for Municipal Waste Combustors (EPA ICR Number 1506.14, OMB Control Number 2060-0210), 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 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, January 27, 2022 - 4:00am
Description: 

The Environmental Protection Agency has submitted an information collection request (ICR), NSPS for New Residential Wood Heaters (EPA ICR Number 1176.14, OMB Control Number 2060-0161), 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, January 27, 2022 - 4:00am
Description: 

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has submitted an information collection request (ICR), NSPS for Nonmetallic Mineral Processing (EPA ICR Number 1084.15, OMB Control Number 2060-0050), 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 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, April 7, 2022 - 4:00am
Description: 

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is taking final action to determine that the Muscatine sulfur dioxide (SO<INF>2</INF>) nonattainment area attained the 2010 1-hour SO<INF>2</INF> primary national ambient air quality standard (NAAQS) by the applicable attainment date of October 4, 2018, based upon a weight-of-evidence analysis using available air quality information. Additional analysis of the attainment determination is provided in a Technical Support Document (TSD) included in the docket to this rulemaking. This action addresses the EPA's obligation under a consent decree which established a deadline of March 31, 2022 for the EPA to determine under Clean Air Act (CAA) section 179(c) whether the Muscatine SO<INF>2</INF> nonattainment area attained the NAAQS by the October 4, 2018, attainment date. The consent decree deadline was extended to June 30, 2022.

Creator: 
Environmental Protection Agency
Publication Date: 
Wednesday, January 26, 2022 - 4:00am
Description: 

The Environmental Protection Agency has submitted an information collection request (ICR), ``Cross-State Air Pollution Rule and Texas SO<INF>2</INF> Trading Programs (Renewal)'' (EPA ICR Number 2391.06, OMB Control Number 2060-0667) 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 May 25, 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, January 26, 2022 - 4:00am
Description: 

The Environmental Protection Agency has submitted an information collection request (ICR), NESHAP for Plating and Polishing Area Sources (EPA ICR Number 2294.06, OMB Control Number 2060-0623), 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: 
Wednesday, January 26, 2022 - 4:00am
Description: 

The Environmental Protection Agency has submitted an information collection request (ICR), ``NSPS for Metal Furniture Coating'' (EPA ICR Number 0649.14, OMB Control Number 2060-0106), 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 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, January 25, 2022 - 4:00am
Description: 

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to approve revisions to the San Joaquin Valley Unified Air Pollution Control District (SJVUAPCD) and South Coast Air Quality Management District (SCAQMD) portions of the California State Implementation Plan (SIP). These revisions concern emissions of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) and oxides of nitrogen (NO<INF>X</INF>) from flares. We are proposing to approve these local rules 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: 
Tuesday, January 25, 2022 - 4:00am
Description: 

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is approving a revision to the Georgia State Implementation Plan (SIP) submitted by the State of Georgia through the Georgia Environmental Protection Division (GA EPD) on July 2, 2020. EPA is approving Georgia's certification that its existing Nonattainment New Source Review (NNSR) permitting regulations meet the nonattainment planning requirements for the 2015 8-hour ozone National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS) for the Atlanta Area, comprised of the counties of Bartow, Clayton, Cobb, DeKalb, Fulton, Gwinnett, and Henry. This action is being taken pursuant to the Clean Air Act (CAA or Act) and its implementing regulations.

Creator: 
Environmental Protection Agency
Publication Date: 
Tuesday, January 25, 2022 - 4:00am
Description: 

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) National Center for Environmental Economics (NCEE), on behalf of the co-chairs of the Interagency Working Group on the Social Cost of Greenhouse Gases (IWG), including the Chair of the Council of Economic Advisors (CEA), the Director of the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), and the Director of the Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP), requests public nominations of scientific experts for the upcoming peer review of ``Technical Support Document: Social Cost of Greenhouse Gas Estimates.'' This document will undergo independent external scientific peer review managed by a contractor to EPA. Interested stakeholders will be provided 21 days to submit nominations for expert reviewers for consideration by the EPA contractor.

Creator: 
Environmental Protection Agency
Publication Date: 
Friday, January 21, 2022 - 4:00am
Description: 

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to approve 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: 
Thursday, January 20, 2022 - 4:00am
Description: 

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator signed an Order dated December 16, 2021, granting in part and denying in part a Petition dated August 29, 2017 from the Environmental Integrity Project, Texas Environmental Justice Advocacy Services, Sierra Club, Environment Texas, Air Alliance Houston, and Patricia Gonzales (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 Kinder Morgan Crude & Condensate LLC (Kinder Morgan) for its Galena Park Terminal located in Harris County, Texas.

Creator: 
Environmental Protection Agency
Publication Date: 
Thursday, January 20, 2022 - 4:00am
Description: 

This determination of acceptability expands the list of acceptable substitutes pursuant to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's Significant New Alternatives Policy program. This action lists as acceptable additional substitutes for use in the refrigeration and air conditioning; foam blowing; aerosols; cleaning solvents; and adhesives, coatings, and inks sectors.

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

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is approving revisions to the State Implementation Plan (SIP) for Indiana and revisions to the operating permit program for Ohio. The revisions incorporate changes to the definition of ``chemical process plants'' under Indiana's Prevention of Significant Deterioration (PSD) regulations and under Ohio's operating permit program. EPA also provided an opportunity for public comment on similar changes to the definition of ``major stationary source'' in Ohio's PSD regulations that were approved into the SIP on October 28, 2014. The changes to the State rules described below are approvable because they are consistent with EPA regulations governing state PSD and title V programs and will not interfere with any applicable requirement concerning attainment and reasonable further progress (as defined in section 171 of the Clean Air Act (CAA)), or any other applicable requirement of the CAA. EPA proposed to approve this action on January 19, 2022, and received no adverse comments.

Creator: 
Environmental Protection Agency
Publication Date: 
Wednesday, January 19, 2022 - 4:00am
Description: 

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to approve, as a State Implementation Plan (SIP) revision, Wisconsin's certification that its SIP satisfies the nonattainment new source review (NNSR) requirements of the Clean Air Act (CAA) for the 2015 ozone National Ambient Air Quality Standard (NAAQS).

Creator: 
Environmental Protection Agency
Publication Date: 
Wednesday, January 19, 2022 - 4:00am
Description: 

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is approving a state implementation plan (SIP) revision formally submitted by the Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control (DNREC). The revision provides Delaware's certification that its existing emissions statement program satisfies the emissions statement requirements of the Clean Air Act (CAA) for the 2015 ozone national ambient air quality standard (NAAQS). EPA is approving Delaware's emissions statement program certification for the 2015 ozone NAAQS as a SIP revision in accordance with the requirements of the Clean Air Act (CAA).

Creator: 
Environmental Protection Agency
Publication Date: 
Wednesday, January 19, 2022 - 4:00am
Description: 

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is announcing a virtual public hearing to be held on February 17, 2022, on its proposed rulemaking for particulate matter (PM) emission standards for aircraft engines, which was signed on December 17, 2021. This hearing is being rescheduled from the previous date of January 20, 2022.

Creator: 
Environmental Protection Agency
Publication Date: 
Tuesday, January 18, 2022 - 4:00am
Description: 

Due to the receipt of an adverse comment on a direct final rule published on September 29, 2021, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is revising its regulations approving elements of a State Implementation Plan revision submitted by the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency on September 29, 2017, May 16, 2019, and September 22, 2020. The submitted revisions were intended to address the infrastructure requirements of section 110 of the Clean Air Act for the 2012 annual fine particulate matter (PM<INF>2.5</INF>) and 2015 ozone National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS).

Creator: 
Environmental Protection Agency
Publication Date: 
Tuesday, January 18, 2022 - 4:00am
Description: 

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to disapprove a State Implementation Plan (SIP) revision submitted by the State of Wyoming on May 14, 2020, and supplemented in September and October 2020, addressing regional haze (``Wyoming's 2020 SIP revision''). Wyoming's 2020 SIP revision reverses the State's 2011 decision that emission limits consistent with the installation of selective catalytic reduction (SCR) for the Jim Bridger power plant, Units 1 and 2, are necessary to make reasonable progress under the State's long-term strategy for the first regional haze planning period. The SIP revision contains a source-specific nitrogen oxide (NO<INF>X</INF>) reasonable progress analysis and determination that currently installed controls (low-NO<INF>X</INF> burners with separated overfire air (LNB/SOFA)) are sufficient for reasonable progress during the first planning period for Jim Bridger Units 1 and 2, and that the emission limits associated with the installation of SCR are no longer necessary. The SIP revision also contains plant-wide monthly and annual NO<INF>X</INF> and sulfur dioxide (SO<INF>2</INF>) emission limits for the Jim Bridger power plant, Units 1-4. EPA is proposing to disapprove this SIP revision in full. The agency is proposing this action pursuant to sections 110 and 169A of the Clean Air Act (CAA).

Creator: 
Environmental Protection Agency
Publication Date: 
Friday, January 14, 2022 - 4:00am
Description: 

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to approve a state implementation plan (SIP) revision 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 standard (NAAQS). This action is being taken under the Clean Air Act (CAA).

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

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is finalizing approval of a State Implementation Plan (SIP) revision to the Jefferson County portion of the Kentucky SIP submitted by the Commonwealth of Kentucky through the Kentucky Division for Air Quality (KDAQ) to EPA on August 12, 2020. The SIP revision was submitted by KDAQ on behalf of the Louisville Metro Air Pollution Control District (LMAPCD) to address the emissions statement requirements for the 2015 8-hour ozone national ambient air quality standards (NAAQS) for the Jefferson County portion of the Louisville, Kentucky 2015 8-hour ozone nonattainment area (hereinafter referred to as ``Jefferson County''). Jefferson County is part of the Kentucky portion of the Louisville, Kentucky-Indiana 2015 8-hour ozone nonattainment area (hereinafter referred to as ``the Louisville, KY Area'') which is comprised of Bullitt, Jefferson, and Oldham Counties in Kentucky. EPA will consider the emissions statement requirements for the Bullitt and Oldham portions of the Louisville, KY Area in a separate action. This action is being taken pursuant to the Clean Air Act (CAA or Act).

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

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA or Agency) is finalizing the determination that the Sullivan County, Tennessee, sulfur dioxide (SO<INF>2</INF>) nonattainment area (hereinafter referred to as ``the Sullivan County Area'' or ``Area'') failed to attain the 2010 1-hour SO<INF>2</INF> primary National Ambient Air Quality Standard (NAAQS or standard) by the applicable attainment date of October 4, 2018, based upon a weight of evidence analysis of available quality-assured and certified SO<INF>2</INF> ambient air monitoring data and SO<INF>2</INF> emissions data from January 2015 through December 2017. As a result of this determination, the State of Tennessee is required to submit by April 5, 2023, revisions to the Tennessee State Implementation Plan (SIP) that, among other things, provide for the attainment of the SO<INF>2</INF> NAAQS in the Sullivan County Area as expeditiously as practicable but no later than April 5, 2027.

Creator: 
Environmental Protection Agency
Publication Date: 
Wednesday, January 12, 2022 - 4:00am
Description: 

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is taking final action to find that 12 States and local air pollution control agencies failed to submit State Implementation Plan (SIP) revisions required by the Clean Air Act (CAA) in a timely manner to address EPA's 2015 findings of substantial inadequacy and ``SIP calls'' for provisions applying to excess emissions during periods of startup, shutdown, and malfunction (SSM). This action triggers certain CAA deadlines for the EPA to impose sanctions if a State does not submit a complete SIP revision addressing the outstanding requirements and to promulgate a Federal Implementation Plan (FIP) if the EPA does not approve the State's submission as a SIP revision.

Creator: 
Environmental Protection Agency
Publication Date: 
Tuesday, January 11, 2022 - 4:00am
Description: 

This proposal presents the results of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA's) residual risk and technology review (RTR) for the National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants (NESHAP) for major source Primary Copper Smelters as required under the Clean Air Act (CAA). Pursuant to the CAA, this action also presents the results of the technology review for the Primary Copper Smelting area source NESHAP. The EPA is proposing new emissions standards in the major source NESHAP. The EPA is also proposing to remove exemptions for periods of startup, shutdown, and malfunction (SSM) and specify that the emission standards apply at all times and require electronic reporting of performance test results and notification of compliance reports.

Creator: 
Environmental Protection Agency
Publication Date: 
Wednesday, January 5, 2022 - 4:00am
Description: 

On December 27, 2021, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) proposed amendments to the National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants (NESHAP) for dry cleaning facilities using perchloroethylene (PCE) as the cleaning solvent (PCE Dry Cleaning NESHAP). The proposed amendments addressed the results of the technology review for the PCE Dry Cleaning NESHAP, in accordance with section 112 of the Clean Air Act (CAA). This action is being issued to correct a typographical error which stated that we would hold a virtual public hearing if anyone contacted us requesting a public hearing on or before January 11, 2022 (i.e., 15 days after publication of the proposed rule). However, that same notice also said that if requested, the virtual hearing would be held on January 11, 2022. Logistically, we cannot have the same date for both actions because we need to know several days ahead of time whether stakeholders request a hearing so that we have sufficient time to plan accordingly and make all the necessary arrangements. For most proposed rules, the EPA states that if anyone contacts us requesting a public hearing on or before a date five days after publication of the proposed rule, that the EPA will hold such public hearing on a date 15 days after publication of such rule. To correct this error, in this correction notice, EPA states that if anyone contacts us requesting a public hearing on or before January 10, 2022 the virtual hearing will be held on January 20, 2022. As described below, several other dates regarding the preparations for such hearing and the deadline for submitting public comments have also been revised accordingly.

Creator: 
Environmental Protection Agency
Publication Date: 
Thursday, December 30, 2021 - 4:00am
Description: 

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is announcing a virtual public hearing to be held on January 20, 2022, on its proposed rulemaking for particulate matter (PM) emission standards for aircraft engines, which was signed on December 17, 2021.

Creator: 
Environmental Protection Agency
Publication Date: 
Wednesday, December 29, 2021 - 4:00am
Description: 

In accordance with implementing regulations for the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA), the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is announcing the availability of and soliciting public comment on the draft scope of the Risk Evaluation for Asbestos Part 2: Supplemental Evaluation Including Legacy Uses and Associated Disposals of Asbestos. In the Part 2 risk evaluation for asbestos, EPA will evaluate the conditions of use of asbestos (including other types of asbestos fibers in addition to chrysotile) that EPA had excluded from Part 1 as legacy uses and associated disposals, as well as any conditions of use of asbestos in talc and talc-containing products. The draft scope for this chemical substance includes the conditions of use, hazards, exposures, and the potentially exposed or susceptible subpopulations that EPA plans to consider in conducting the risk evaluation for this chemical substance. EPA is also opening a 45- calendar day comment period on the draft scope to allow for the public to provide additional data or information that could be useful to the Agency in finalizing the scope of the risk evaluation; comments may be submitted to this docket.

Creator: 
Environmental Protection Agency
Publication Date: 
Wednesday, December 29, 2021 - 4:00am
Description: 

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA or ``Agency'') proposes to approve portions of two state implementation plan (SIP) revisions submitted by the State of California to meet Clean Air Act (CAA or ``Act'') requirements for the 2012 annual fine particulate matter (PM<INF>2.5</INF>) national ambient air quality standards (NAAQS or ``standards'') in the San Joaquin Valley (SJV) Serious nonattainment area. Specifically, the EPA proposes to approve the State's Serious area plan for the 2012 annual PM<INF>2.5</INF> NAAQS, submitted May 10, 2019, for all Serious PM<INF>2.5</INF> area requirements (except contingency measures), including emissions inventories, best available control measures, demonstrations of attainment and reasonable further progress, quantitative milestones, and motor vehicle emission budgets. We may, however, reconsider this proposal if, based on new information or public comments, we find that the State has not satisfied the statutory criteria for a Serious area PM<INF>2.5</INF> attainment plan. The EPA also proposes to disapprove the portions of the State's Serious area plan, and the contingency provisions of a third SIP submission regarding residential wood burning, that pertain to the Serious area contingency measurement requirements for the 2012 annual PM<INF>2.5</INF> NAAQS.

Creator: 
Environmental Protection Agency
Publication Date: 
Tuesday, December 28, 2021 - 4:00am
Description: 

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is announcing the extension of the Toxics Release Inventory (TRI) reporting requirements to certain contract sterilization facilities under its discretionary authority through the Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act (EPCRA). Pursuant to this authority, EPA decided to extend the reporting requirements for ethylene oxide releases and other waste management activities to 29 contract sterilization facilities; and to extend the reporting requirements for ethylene glycol to 16 of those facilities. EPA is applying this discretionary authority in response to concerns over potential health effects of ethylene oxide exposure and in support of the public's right-to-know.

Creator: 
Environmental Protection Agency
Publication Date: 
Tuesday, December 28, 2021 - 4:00am
Description: 

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is extending the comment period for the proposed rule ``Finding of Failure to Attain the Primary 2010 One-Hour Sulfur Dioxide Standard for the St. Bernard Parish, Louisiana Nonattainment Area'' that was published on December 7, 2021. The proposal provided for a public comment period ending January 6, 2022. The EPA received a request from the public to extend this comment period. The EPA is extending the comment period to January 13, 2022.

Creator: 
Environmental Protection Agency
Publication Date: 
Monday, December 27, 2021 - 4:00am
Description: 

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has submitted an information collection request (ICR), National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants (NESHAP) for Leather Finishing Operations (EPA ICR Number 1985.10, OMB Control Number 2060-0478), 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 February 28, 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 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, December 27, 2021 - 4:00am
Description: 

The Environmental Protection Agency has submitted an information collection request (ICR), ``NESHAP for Chemical Recovery Combustion Sources at Kraft, Soda, Sulfite, and Stand-Alone Semichemical Pulp Mills (Renewal)'' (EPA ICR Number 1805.11, OMB Control Number 2060-0377), 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 December 31, 2021. 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, December 27, 2021 - 4:00am
Description: 

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing amendments to the National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants (NESHAP) for dry cleaning facilities using perchloroethylene (PCE) as the cleaning solvent (PCE Dry Cleaning NESHAP). The proposed amendments address the results of the technology review for the PCE Dry Cleaning NESHAP, in accordance with section 112 of the Clean Air Act (CAA). Based on the findings of the technology review, the EPA proposes to add provisions to the rule which will require all dry-to-dry machines at existing major and area sources to have both refrigerated condensers and carbon adsorbers as secondary controls.

Creator: 
Environmental Protection Agency
Publication Date: 
Thursday, December 23, 2021 - 4:00am
Description: 

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to approve a revision to the San Joaquin Valley Unified Air Pollution Control District (SJVUAPCD or the ``District'') portion of the California State Implementation Plan (SIP). This revision concerns emissions of oxides of nitrogen (NO<INF>X</INF>) and particulate matter (PM) from agricultural open burning. We are proposing to approve additional local restrictions on such burning 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: 
Tuesday, December 21, 2021 - 4:00am
Description: 

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator signed an Order dated November 30, 2021, granting in part and denying in part a Petition dated February 20, 2018 from the Environmental Integrity Project, Sierra Club, and the Port Arthur Community Action Network (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 Premcor Refining Group Inc. (Premcor) for its Valero Port Arthur Refinery located in Jefferson County, Texas.

Creator: 
Environmental Protection Agency
Publication Date: 
Tuesday, December 21, 2021 - 4:00am
Description: 

Under section 211 of the Clean Air Act, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is required to set standards every year to implement nationally applicable renewable fuel volume targets. This action proposes to modify the 2021 and 2022 statutory volume targets for cellulosic biofuel, advanced biofuel, and total renewable fuel, as well as to establish the 2022 volume target for biomass-based diesel. This action also proposes to modify the previously established cellulosic biofuel, advanced biofuel, and total renewable fuel volume requirements for 2020. In addition, this action proposes the 2020, 2021, and 2022 renewable fuel standards for all four of the above biofuel categories. Finally, this action also proposes to address the remand of the 2016 standard-setting rulemaking, as well as several regulatory changes to the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) program including regulations for the use of biointermediates to produce qualifying renewable fuel, flexibilities for regulated parties, and clarifications of existing regulations.

Creator: 
Environmental Protection Agency
Publication Date: 
Friday, December 17, 2021 - 4:00am
Description: 

On November 15, 2021, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) published a proposed rule which included new source performance standards (NSPS) and emissions guidelines (EG) for the Crude Oil and Natural Gas source category under the CAA to respond to the President's January 20, 2021, Executive order (E.O.) titled ``Protecting Public Health and the Environment and Restoring Science to Tackle the Climate Crisis.'' In this proposal, the EPA also requested comments on regulating other types of potential emissions sources and numerous topics associated with the proposed NSPS and EG. EPA has received numerous requests to extend the comment period given the complexity and length of the proposed rulemaking, which is currently January 14, 2022. Accordingly, the EPA is extending the deadline of the comment period to January 31, 2022.

Creator: 
Environmental Protection Agency
Publication Date: 
Thursday, December 16, 2021 - 4:00am
Description: 

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is taking final action to find that the states of New York and Pennsylvania failed to submit State Implementation Plan (SIP) revisions required by the Clean Air Act (CAA) in a timely manner to address reasonably available control technology (RACT) requirements associated with the 2016 Oil and Natural Gas Industry Control Techniques Guidelines (CTG) for reducing volatile organic compounds (VOC). The RACT requirements associated with the CTG apply in certain nonattainment areas for the 2015 ozone National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS) and in states in the Ozone Transport Region (OTR). Both New York and Pennsylvania are in the OTR. This action triggers certain CAA deadlines for the EPA to impose sanctions if a state does not submit a complete SIP addressing the outstanding requirements and for the EPA to promulgate a Federal Implementation Plan (FIP) if the EPA does not approve the state's SIP revision.

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

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is approving a state implementation plan (SIP) revision submitted by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. The revision pertains to the reduction of the maximum allowable sulfur content limit for Number 2 (No. 2) and lighter commercial fuel oil, generally sold and used for residential and commercial furnaces and oil heat burners for home or space heating, water heating or both, from the current limit of 500 parts per million (ppm) to 15 ppm. EPA is approving this revision to the Pennsylvania SIP in accordance with the requirements of the Clean Air Act (CAA).

Creator: 
Environmental Protection Agency
Publication Date: 
Thursday, March 3, 2022 - 4:00am
Description: 

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is approving a state implementation plan (SIP) revision submitted by the Commonwealth of Virginia. This revision consists of an amendment to an existing regulation which adds a new section listing the localities that comprise the Northern Virginia ozone nonattainment area, which is classified as marginal for the 2015 8-hour ozone national ambient air quality standard (NAAQS). EPA is approving this revision to the Virginia SIP in accordance with the requirements of the Clean Air Act (CAA).

Creator: 
Environmental Protection Agency
Publication Date: 
Tuesday, December 14, 2021 - 4:00am
Description: 

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to approve revisions, under the Clean Air Act (CAA or ``Act''), to portions of the Arizona, California, and Nevada State Implementation Plans (SIPs) regarding emissions statements (ES) requirements for the 2015 ozone national ambient air quality standards (NAAQS). We are also proposing to approve ES certifications (``certifications'') adopted by various California air districts that existing SIP-approved rules are adequate to meet the ES requirements for the 2015 ozone NAAQS. In addition, we are proposing that the following Arizona, California, and Nevada nonattainment areas (NAAs) meet the ES requirements for the 2015 ozone NAAQS: Phoenix-Mesa, Yuma, Amador County, Butte County, Imperial County, Los Angeles-San Bernardino Counties (West Mojave Desert), Los Angeles-South Coast Air Basin, Nevada County (Western part), Riverside County (Coachella Valley), Sacramento Metro, San Diego County, San Francisco Bay Area, San Joaquin Valley, San Luis Obispo (Eastern part), Sutter Buttes, Tuolumne County, Ventura County, and Las Vegas. We are also proposing to approve that two NAAs meet requirements for prior ozone NAAQS. Finally, we are proposing that Maricopa County Air Quality District (MCAQD) Rule 100, section 503, which we proposed for approval into the SIP on February 23, 2021, meets the ES requirements for the 2015 ozone NAAQS. We are taking comments on this proposal and plan to follow with a final action.

Creator: 
Environmental Protection Agency
Publication Date: 
Tuesday, December 14, 2021 - 4:00am
Description: 

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to deny all undecided/pending small refinery exemption petitions under the Renewable Fuel Standard program currently before the agency. EPA is providing an opportunity for the public to comment on our proposed denial of these petitions.

Creator: 
Environmental Protection Agency
Publication Date: 
Monday, December 13, 2021 - 4:00am
Description: 

This notice announces that the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued a final agency action for a Clean Air Act Prevention of Significant Deterioration (PSD) Non-Applicability Determination to AltAir Paramount, LLC (``AltAir''), for its Renewable Fuels Project in California's South Coast Air Basin. AltAir plans to convert the remainder of the existing Paramount Crude Oil Refinery into a renewable fuels facility. As part of this Renewable Fuels Project, existing equipment will be re-used and re-purposed, new equipment will be installed, unneeded equipment will be eliminated or permanently idled, and project upgrades to existing equipment will be made to improve efficiencies and reduce operational emissions. In its Non-Applicability Determination, the EPA determined that the Renewable Fuels Project will not result in a major PSD modification.

Creator: 
Environmental Protection Agency
Publication Date: 
Friday, December 10, 2021 - 4:00am
Description: 

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

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

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is taking final action to approve a revision to the Bullhead City portion of the Arizona State Implementation Plan (SIP). These revisions concern the second 10-year maintenance plan for the Bullhead City area for the 1987 national ambient air quality standards (NAAQS or ``standards'') for particulate matter less than 10 micrometers in diameter (PM<INF>10</INF>).

Creator: 
Environmental Protection Agency
Publication Date: 
Tuesday, December 7, 2021 - 4:00am
Description: 

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to approve revisions to the Indiana sulfur dioxide (SO<INF>2</INF>) State Implementation Plan (SIP) for the steel mill in Burns Harbor, Porter County, Indiana, formerly owned by ArcelorMittal Burns Harbor LLC and currently owned by Cleveland-Cliffs Burns Harbor LLC (the Burns Harbor plant). Final approval of these revisions would satisfy a provision in a Federal Settlement Agreement. EPA approval would also strengthen the Indiana SO<INF>2</INF> SIP by lowering SO<INF>2</INF> emission limits and adding SO<INF>2</INF> compliance test procedures for the Burns Harbor plant. EPA is proposing to approve this SIP revision request.

Creator: 
Environmental Protection Agency
Publication Date: 
Tuesday, December 7, 2021 - 4:00am
Description: 

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to approve revisions to the Washington State Implementation Plan (SIP) that were submitted by the Department of Ecology (Ecology) in coordination with the Yakima Regional Clean Air Agency (YRCAA). In 2014, 2015, 2016, and 2020, the EPA approved revisions to the General Regulations for Air Pollution Sources promulgated by Ecology in the Washington Administrative Code (WAC). In this action, the EPA proposes to update the SIP for YRCAA's jurisdiction to reflect these changes to the WAC. We also propose to update certain YRCAA regulations currently in the SIP, remove obsolete regulations, and approve a small set of YRCAA regulations to replace or supplement the corresponding WAC regulations for sources in YRCAA's jurisdiction.

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

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is approving a revision to the Wisconsin State Implementation Plan (SIP) to meet the volatile organic compound (VOC) and nitrogen oxides (NO<INF>X</INF>) reasonably available control technology (RACT), clean-fuel vehicle programs (CFVP), and the enhanced monitoring of ozone and ozone precursors (EMP) requirements of the Clean Air Act (CAA). These requirements apply in the Wisconsin portion of the Chicago-Naperville, Illinois-Indiana-Wisconsin nonattainment area (Chicago area) for the 2008 ozone National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS or standards). EPA proposed to approve this action on December 7, 2021, and received no comments.

Creator: 
Environmental Protection Agency
Publication Date: 
Tuesday, December 7, 2021 - 4:00am
Description: 

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to determine that the St. Bernard Parish sulfur dioxide (SO<INF>2</INF>) nonattainment area (``St. Bernard area'' or ``area'') failed to attain the primary 2010 one-hour SO<INF>2</INF> national ambient air quality standard (NAAQS) under the Clean Air Act (CAA or the Act) by the applicable attainment date of October 4, 2018. This proposed determination is based upon review of compliance records for the area's primary SO<INF>2</INF> source, the Rain CII Carbon, LLC (Rain) facility, in addition to dispersion modeling based on the allowable limits showing design values close to the SO<INF>2</INF> NAAQS. If the EPA finalizes this determination as proposed, the State of Louisiana will be required to submit revisions to the Louisiana State Implementation Plan (SIP) that, among other elements, provide for expeditious attainment of the 2010 SO<INF>2</INF> standard.

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

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is approving a State Implementation Plan (SIP) revision submitted by the State of Alaska, through the Alaska Department of Environment Conservation, on January 9, 2017. The revision was submitted by Alaska in response to a finding of substantial inadequacy and SIP call published on June 12, 2015, for a provision in the Alaska SIP related to excess emissions during startup, shutdown, and malfunction (SSM) events. EPA is approving the SIP revision and finds that such SIP revision corrects the deficiency identified in the June 12, 2015, SIP call.

Creator: 
Environmental Protection Agency
Publication Date: 
Tuesday, January 25, 2022 - 4:00am
Description: 

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is finalizing 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 revision was 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 was received by EPA on June 19, 2020. The revision updates several Mecklenburg County Air Pollution Control Ordinance (MCAPCO) rules and adds three new rules for incorporation into the LIP. These rules cover general recordkeeping, monitoring, and reporting requirements. EPA is approving these changes pursuant to the Clean Air Act (CAA or Act).

Creator: 
Environmental Protection Agency
Publication Date: 
Monday, December 6, 2021 - 4:00am
Description: 

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to approve certain changes to Wisconsin's State Implementation Plan (SIP). These changes include defining and removing terms, creating a more streamlined process for permit applications and reports submitted electronically, and clarifying rules to create a more efficient permit issuance process. Approving this revision also makes Wisconsin rules consistent with Federal rules.

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

Pursuant to the EPA's Significant New Alternatives Policy program, this action lists the refrigerant 2,3,3,3-tetrafluoroprop-1- ene, also known as HFO-1234yf or R-1234yf, as acceptable, subject to use conditions, in the motor vehicle air conditioning end-use for certain types of newly manufactured nonroad (also called off-road) vehicles, which includes some vehicles that are also considered heavy- duty vehicles. EPA is also adopting the current versions of the industry safety standards SAE J639, SAE J1739, and SAE J2844 by incorporating them by reference into the use conditions for the listings in nonroad vehicles and previous listings for certain onroad vehicles covered in final rules issued separately in March 2011 and December 2016. In addition, EPA is requiring unique servicing fittings for use with small refrigerant cans (two pounds or less) of 2,3,3,3- tetrafluoroprop-1-ene that are used to service onroad and nonroad vehicles. Finally, EPA is adding a reference to the Agency's regulations under the Toxic Substances Control Act for 2,3,3,3- tetrafluoroprop-1-ene for the listings in nonroad vehicles and previous listings for certain onroad vehicles.

Creator: 
Environmental Protection Agency
Publication Date: 
Friday, December 3, 2021 - 4:00am
Description: 

This action corrects codification errors in the Illinois State Implementation Plan (SIP) regarding the moderate volatile organic compound (VOC) reasonably available control technology (RACT) requirements of the Clean Air Act (CAA) for the 2008 Ozone National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS).

Creator: 
Environmental Protection Agency
Publication Date: 
Thursday, December 2, 2021 - 4:00am
Description: 

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to approve a revision to the Georgia State Implementation Plan (SIP) submitted by the State of Georgia through the Georgia Environmental Protection Division (GA EPD) on July 2, 2020. EPA is proposing to approve Georgia's certification of existing Nonattainment New Source Review (NNSR) permitting regulations to meet the nonattainment planning requirements for the 2015 8-hour ozone National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS) for the Atlanta Area, comprised of the counties of Bartow, Clayton, Cobb, DeKalb, Fulton, Gwinnett, and Henry. This action is being proposed pursuant to the Clean Air Act (CAA or Act) and its implementing regulations.

Creator: 
Environmental Protection Agency
Publication Date: 
Thursday, December 2, 2021 - 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 Environmental Protection Division (GA EPD) on July 2, 2020, and November 4, 2021. Both submittals address the 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. The Atlanta Area is comprised of seven counties in and around metropolitan Atlanta (Bartow, Clayton, Cobb, DeKalb, Fulton, Gwinnett, and Henry). This action is being proposed pursuant to the Clean Air Act (CAA or Act).

Creator: 
Environmental Protection Agency
Publication Date: 
Tuesday, November 30, 2021 - 4:00am
Description: 

This final action revises the initial air quality designations for two counties associated with two nonattainment areas for the 2015 primary and secondary National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS) for ozone. In a July 10, 2020, decision, the District of Columbia Circuit Court remanded to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA or Agency), but did not vacate, the April 30, 2018, designations for 16 counties associated with nine nonattainment areas located in seven states. In response, the EPA has re-evaluated the designations for the remanded counties by applying a uniform, nationwide analytical approach and interpretation of the designation provisions of the Clean Air Act (CAA) in considering the specific facts and circumstances of the areas using only data and information available at the time of the original designations. In this final action, the EPA is revising the boundaries of two nonattainment areas, affecting the designation status of two counties in two separate states (Colorado and Texas). The EPA addressed the 14 additional remanded counties in a previous Federal Register document.

Creator: 
Environmental Protection Agency
Publication Date: 
Tuesday, January 18, 2022 - 4:00am
Description: 

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is partially approving and partially disapproving a revision to the Ohio State Implementation Plan (SIP) intended to provide for attainment of the 2010 primary, health-based 1-hour sulfur dioxide (SO<INF>2</INF>) national ambient air quality standard (NAAQS or ``standard'') for the Muskingum River SO<INF>2</INF> nonattainment area. This SIP revision (hereinafter referred to as the Muskingum River SO<INF>2</INF> plan or plan) includes Ohio's attainment demonstration and other attainment planning elements required under the Clean Air Act (CAA). By this action, EPA is approving the base year emissions inventory and affirming that the nonattainment new source review requirements for the area have been met. EPA is disapproving the attainment plan, since the plan relies on, among other things, acquisition of a parcel of land by a facility located within the nonattainment area, Globe Metallurgical (Globe), that has not occurred. Additionally, EPA is disapproving the plan for failing to meet the requirements for meeting reasonable further progress (RFP) toward attainment of the NAAQS, reasonably available control measures/ reasonably available control technology (RACM/RACT), emission limitations and control measures as necessary to attain the NAAQS, and contingency measures.

Creator: 
Environmental Protection Agency
Publication Date: 
Friday, November 26, 2021 - 4:00am
Description: 

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to approve a State Implementation Plan (SIP) revision submitted by the State of Georgia through the Georgia Environmental Protection Division (GA EPD) on July 2, 2020, to address the base year emissions inventory 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. This action is being proposed pursuant to the Clean Air Act (CAA or Act).

Creator: 
Environmental Protection Agency
Publication Date: 
Tuesday, January 25, 2022 - 4:00am
Description: 

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is finalizing approval of a State Implementation Plan (SIP) revision to the Mecklenburg County portion of the North Carolina SIP, hereinafter referred to as the Mecklenburg County Local Implementation Plan (LIP). The revision was submitted through the North Carolina Division of Air Quality (NCDAQ), on behalf of Mecklenburg County Air Pollution Control (MCAQ), via a letter dated April 24, 2020, which was received by EPA on June 19, 2020. This SIP revision includes changes to Mecklenburg County Air Pollution Control Ordinance (MCAPCO) rules incorporated into the LIP regarding performance testing for stationary sources of air pollution. EPA is approving these changes pursuant to the Clean Air Act (CAA or Act).

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

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is approving a state implementation plan (SIP) revision submitted by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania on behalf of the Allegheny County Health Department (ACHD). The revision updates Allegheny County's portion of the Pennsylvania SIP, which includes regulations concerning sulfur content in fuel oil. This revision pertains to the reduction of the maximum allowable sulfur content limit for Number 2 (No. 2) and lighter commercial fuel oil, generally sold and used for residential and commercial furnaces and oil heat burners for home or space heating, water heating or both, from the current limit of 500 parts per million (ppm) to 15 ppm. EPA is approving these revisions to the Pennsylvania SIP in accordance with the requirements of the Clean Air Act (CAA).

Creator: 
Environmental Protection Agency
Publication Date: 
Tuesday, January 25, 2022 - 4:00am
Description: 

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is taking final action to a approve state implementation plan (SIP) revision submitted by the State of South Carolina, through the Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC), via a letter dated July 7, 2020. The SIP revision includes the 1997 8-hour ozone national ambient air quality standards (NAAQS) Limited Maintenance Plan (LMP) for the Catawba Indian Nation portion (hereinafter referred to as the Catawba Area) of the Charlotte-Gastonia-Rock Hill NC-SC 1997 8-hour ozone maintenance area (hereinafter referred to as the Charlotte NC-SC 1997 8-hour NAAQS Area). The Charlotte NC-SC 1997 8-hour NAAQS Area is comprised of Cabarrus, Gaston, Lincoln, Mecklenburg, Rowan, Union, and a portion of Iredell County (i.e., Davidson and Coddle Creek Townships) in North Carolina and a portion of York County, South Carolina, which includes the Catawba Area. EPA is finalizing approval of the Catawba Area LMP because it provides for the maintenance of the 1997 8-hour ozone NAAQS within the Catawba Area through the end of the second 10-year portion of the maintenance period. The effect of this action would be to make certain commitments related to maintenance of the 1997 8-hour ozone NAAQS in the Catawba Area federally enforceable as part of the South Carolina SIP.

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

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is finalizing modifications of certain compliance dates under the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) program. First, EPA is extending the RFS compliance reporting deadline and the associated attest engagement reporting deadline for the 2019 compliance year for small refineries only. Second, EPA is extending the RFS compliance reporting deadline and the associated attest engagement reporting deadline for the 2020, 2021, and 2022 compliance years for all obligated parties. Finally, EPA is changing the way in which future RFS compliance and attest engagement reporting deadlines are determined.

Creator: 
Environmental Protection Agency
Publication Date: 
Wednesday, November 24, 2021 - 4:00am
Description: 

The Arkansas Department of Energy and Environment, Division of Environmental Quality (DEQ) has submitted a request to update the delegation and approval of its program for the implementation and enforcement of certain National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants (NESHAP) promulgated under the Clean Air Act (CAA), as provided for under the delegation mechanism previously approved by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). The EPA is proposing to approve DEQ's requested update of its NESHAP delegation. If finalized as proposed, the delegation will only encompass sources subject to one or more Federal section 112 standards which are also subject to the requirements of the Title V operating permits program.

Creator: 
Environmental Protection Agency
Publication Date: 
Tuesday, January 25, 2022 - 4:00am
Description: 

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is approving changes to a State Implementation Plan (SIP) revision submitted by the State of Florida, through the Florida Department of Environmental Protection (FDEP), in a letter dated July 2, 2020. Specifically, EPA is approving the removal of rules prohibiting tampering with motor vehicle air pollution control equipment and rules concerning visible emissions from motor vehicles. These rules were previously approved into the SIP even though they were not required by the Clean Air Act (CAA or Act) to be in the SIP. EPA is approving the removal of the tampering rules and visible emission rules from the federally approved SIP because removing the requirements is consistent with the CAA and applicable regulations.

Creator: 
Environmental Protection Agency
Publication Date: 
Friday, November 19, 2021 - 4:00am
Description: 

This action finalizes the residual risk and technology reviews (RTR) conducted for the Carbon Black Production and Cyanide Chemicals Manufacturing major source categories, and the technology review conducted for Carbon Black Production area sources, regulated under National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants (NESHAP). In addition, we are taking final action to add new emissions standards for the Carbon Black Production and Cyanide Chemicals Manufacturing major source categories to address hazardous air pollutant (HAP) emissions not previously covered by these NESHAP. The EPA is also finalizing amendments for both source categories that address the startup, shutdown, and malfunction (SSM) provisions of the existing standards, and require electronic reporting of certain notifications, performance test results, and semiannual reports.

Creator: 
Environmental Protection Agency
Publication Date: 
Friday, November 19, 2021 - 4:00am
Description: 

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing the results of the technology review conducted in accordance with the Clean Air Act (CAA) for the National Emissions Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants (NESHAP) for Paint Stripping and Miscellaneous Surface Coating Operations at Area Sources and proposing amendments to the NESHAP. The EPA is proposing no changes to the standards as a result of the technology review. The EPA is proposing to amend provisions regarding electronic reporting; make miscellaneous clarifying and technical corrections; simplify the petition for exemption process; and clarify requirements addressing emissions during periods of startup, shutdown, and malfunction (SSM).

Creator: 
Environmental Protection Agency
Publication Date: 
Friday, November 19, 2021 - 4:00am
Description: 

In this action, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is making technical corrections to four regulations under the National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants (NESHAP) program. Specifically, the rules to be amended by this action include the following: The NESHAP for Surface Coating of Automobiles and Light-Duty Trucks, promulgated on July 8, 2020; the NESHAP for Surface Coating of Metal Cans, promulgated on February 25, 2020; the NESHAP for Boat Manufacturing, promulgated on March 20, 2020; and the NESHAP for Clay Ceramics Manufacturing, promulgated on November 1, 2019. Following signature of each of these final rules, the EPA discovered inadvertent minor errors and is correcting these errors in this action.

Creator: 
Environmental Protection Agency
Publication Date: 
Monday, January 24, 2022 - 4:00am
Description: 

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is approving revisions to the Yakima Regional Clean Air Agency (YRCAA) regulations designed to control particulate matter from residential wood heaters, such as woodstoves and fireplaces. The updated YRCAA regulations set fine particulate matter trigger levels for impaired air quality burn bans, consistent with statutory changes enacted by the Washington State Legislature. The submission also contains updates to improve the clarity of the language and align with the statewide solid fuel burning device regulations already applicable in YRCAA's jurisdiction. We are approving these changes because they meet the requirements of the Clean Air Act (CAA) and strengthen the Washington State Implementation Plan (SIP).

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

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is approving revisions to the Alaska State Implementation Plan (SIP) submitted on November 10, 2020. The revisions update the adoption by reference of certain Federal air regulations and add a pre-approved emission limit option that may be used to permit diesel engine facilities, among other changes. The EPA's approval makes the revisions federally enforceable as part of the Alaska SIP.

Creator: 
Environmental Protection Agency
Publication Date: 
Tuesday, January 11, 2022 - 4:00am
Description: 

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is finalizing approval of a State Implementation Plan (SIP) revision to the Mecklenburg County portion of the North Carolina SIP, hereinafter referred to as the Mecklenburg County Local Implementation Plan (LIP). The revision was submitted through the North Carolina Division Air Quality (NCDAQ), on behalf of Mecklenburg County Air Quality (MCAQ), via a letter dated April 24, 2020, and was received by EPA on June 19, 2020. The revision updates several Mecklenburg County Air Pollution Control Ordinance (MCAPCO) rules incorporated into the LIP, including updating and revising certain definitions. EPA is approving these changes pursuant to the Clean Air Act (CAA or Act).

Creator: 
Environmental Protection Agency