CFR Title 40 Protection of Environment

CFR Title – 40 Protection of Environment

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2018-09-17RuleENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCYEnvironmental Protection AgencyAir Plan Approval; Tennessee: Knox County NSR ReformThe Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is finalizing approval of several Tennessee State Implementation Plan (SIP) revisions submitted by the Tennessee Department of Environment & Conservation (TDEC), on behalf of Knox County's Air Quality...2018-20041"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2018-09-17/pdf/2018-20041.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2018/09/17/2018-20041/air-plan-approval-tennessee-knox-county-nsr-reformThe Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is finalizing approval of several Tennessee State Implementation Plan (SIP) revisions submitted by the Tennessee Department of Environment & Conservation (TDEC), on behalf of Knox County's Air Quality Management Division, through letters dated March 7, 2017, and April 17, 2017. The SIP revisions modify the Prevention of Significant Deterioration (PSD) and Nonattainment New Source Review (NNSR) regulations in the Knox County portion of the Tennessee SIP to address changes to the federal new source review (NSR) regulations in recent years for the implementation of the national ambient air quality standards (NAAQS). Additionally, the SIP revisions include updates to Knox County's minor source permitting regulations. This action is being approved pursuant to the Clean Air Act (CAA or Act).
2018-09-17RuleENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCYEnvironmental Protection AgencySignificant New Use Rules on Certain Chemical SubstancesEPA is promulgating significant new use rules (SNURs) under the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) for 28 chemical substances which were the subject of premanufacture notices (PMNs). The chemical substances are subject to Orders issued by EPA pursuant...2018-19950"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2018-09-17/pdf/2018-19950.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2018/09/17/2018-19950/significant-new-use-rules-on-certain-chemical-substancesEPA is promulgating significant new use rules (SNURs) under the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) for 28 chemical substances which were the subject of premanufacture notices (PMNs). The chemical substances are subject to Orders issued by EPA pursuant to the TSCA. This action requires persons who intend to manufacture (defined by statute to include import) or process any of these 28 chemical substances for an activity that is designated as a significant new use by this rule to notify EPA at least 90 days before commencing that activity. The required notification initiates EPA's evaluation of the intended use within the applicable review period. Persons may not commence manufacture or processing for the significant new use until EPA has conducted a review of the notice, made an appropriate determination on the notice, and has taken such actions as are required with that determination.
2018-09-17Proposed RuleENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCYEnvironmental Protection AgencySignificant New Use Rules on Certain Chemical SubstancesEPA is proposing significant new use rules (SNURs) under the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) for 28 chemical substances which were the subject of premanufacture notices (PMNs). The chemical substances are subject to Orders issued by EPA pursuant to...2018-19949"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2018-09-17/pdf/2018-19949.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2018/09/17/2018-19949/significant-new-use-rules-on-certain-chemical-substancesEPA is proposing significant new use rules (SNURs) under the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) for 28 chemical substances which were the subject of premanufacture notices (PMNs). The chemical substances are subject to Orders issued by EPA pursuant to section 5(e) of TSCA. This action would require persons who intend to manufacture (defined by statute to include import) or process any of these 28 chemical substances for an activity that is designated as a significant new use by this rule to notify EPA at least 90 days before commencing that activity. The required notification initiates EPA's evaluation of the intended use within the applicable review period. Persons may not commence manufacture or processing for the significant new use until EPA has conducted a review of the notice, made an appropriate determination on the notice, and has taken such actions as are required with that determination. In addition to this Notice of Proposed Rulemaking, EPA is issuing the action as a direct final rule elsewhere in this issue of the Federal Register.
2018-09-17RuleENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCYEnvironmental Protection AgencyAir Plan Approval; Wisconsin; Particulate Matter StandardThe Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is approving a January 4, 2018, request by the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (Wisconsin) to revise its state implementation plan (SIP) for fine particulate matter (PM2.5). Wisconsin...2018-20038"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2018-09-17/pdf/2018-20038.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2018/09/17/2018-20038/air-plan-approval-wisconsin-particulate-matter-standardThe Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is approving a January 4, 2018, request by the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (Wisconsin) to revise its state implementation plan (SIP) for fine particulate matter (PM2.5). Wisconsin updated its ambient air quality standards for PM2.5 to be consistent with EPA's 2012 revision to the PM2.5 national ambient air quality standards (NAAQS). Wisconsin also revised its incorporation by reference rule to update references to the EPA monitoring methods.
2018-09-14RuleENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCYEnvironmental Protection AgencyNational Oil and Hazardous Substances Pollution Contingency Plan; National Priorities List: Deletion of the Recticon/Allied Steel Superfund SiteThe Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 3 announces the deletion of the Recticon/Allied Steel Corp Superfund Site (Site) located in East Coventry Twp, PA, from the National Priorities List (NPL). The NPL, promulgated pursuant to section 105 of...2018-20039"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2018-09-14/pdf/2018-20039.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2018/09/14/2018-20039/national-oil-and-hazardous-substances-pollution-contingency-plan-national-priorities-list-deletionThe Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 3 announces the deletion of the Recticon/Allied Steel Corp Superfund Site (Site) located in East Coventry Twp, PA, from the National Priorities List (NPL). The NPL, promulgated pursuant to section 105 of the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA) of 1980, as amended, is an appendix of the National Oil and Hazardous Substances Pollution Contingency Plan (NCP). The EPA and the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, through the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection, have determined that all appropriate response actions under CERCLA, have been completed. However, this deletion does not preclude future actions under Superfund.
2018-09-13RuleENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCYEnvironmental Protection AgencyNational Priorities ListThe Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act of 1980 (``CERCLA'' or ``the Act''), as amended, requires that the National Oil and Hazardous Substances Pollution Contingency Plan (``NCP'') include a list of national...2018-19878"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2018-09-13/pdf/2018-19878.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2018/09/13/2018-19878/national-priorities-listThe Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act of 1980 (``CERCLA'' or ``the Act''), as amended, requires that the National Oil and Hazardous Substances Pollution Contingency Plan (``NCP'') include a list of national priorities among the known releases or threatened releases of hazardous substances, pollutants or contaminants throughout the United States. The National Priorities List (``NPL'') constitutes this list. The NPL is intended primarily to guide the Environmental Protection Agency (``the EPA'' or ``the agency'') in determining which sites warrant further investigation. These further investigations will allow the EPA to assess the nature and extent of public health and environmental risks associated with the site and to determine what CERCLA-financed remedial action(s), if any, may be appropriate. This rule adds five sites to the General Superfund section of the NPL, clarifies a site name, and withdraws a previous addition to the NPL.
2018-09-13RuleENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCYEnvironmental Protection AgencyBacteriophage Active Against Erwinia amylovora; Exemption from the Requirement of a ToleranceThis regulation establishes an exemption from the requirement of a tolerance for residues of lytic bacteriophage active against Erwinia amylovora that are produced in Erwinia amylovora in or on apple and pear, when used in accordance with label...2018-19954"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2018-09-13/pdf/2018-19954.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2018/09/13/2018-19954/bacteriophage-active-against-erwinia-amylovora-exemption-from-the-requirement-of-a-toleranceThis regulation establishes an exemption from the requirement of a tolerance for residues of lytic bacteriophage active against Erwinia amylovora that are produced in Erwinia amylovora in or on apple and pear, when used in accordance with label directions and good agricultural practices. OmniLytics, Inc. submitted a petition to EPA under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA), requesting an exemption from the requirement of a tolerance. This regulation eliminates the need to establish a maximum permissible level for residues of bacteriophage active against Erwinia amylovora in or on apple and pear under FFDCA.
2018-09-13RuleENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCYEnvironmental Protection AgencyBacteriophage Active Against Xanthomonas citri subsp. citri; Exemption From the Requirement of a ToleranceThis regulation establishes an exemption from the requirement of a tolerance for residues of lytic bacteriophage active against Xanthomonas citri subsp. citri that are produced in Xanthomonas citri subsp. citri in or on food commodities included in the...2018-19958"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2018-09-13/pdf/2018-19958.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2018/09/13/2018-19958/bacteriophage-active-against-xanthomonas-citri-subsp-citri-exemption-from-the-requirement-of-aThis regulation establishes an exemption from the requirement of a tolerance for residues of lytic bacteriophage active against Xanthomonas citri subsp. citri that are produced in Xanthomonas citri subsp. citri in or on food commodities included in the fruit, citrus groups 10 and 10-10, when used in accordance with label directions and good agricultural practices. OmniLytics, Inc. submitted a petition to EPA under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA), requesting an exemption from the requirement of a tolerance. This regulation eliminates the need to establish a maximum permissible level for residues of bacteriophage active against Xanthomonas citri subsp. citri in or on food commodities of the fruit, citrus groups 10 and 10-10 under FFDCA.
2018-09-13Proposed RuleENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCYEnvironmental Protection AgencyNational Priorities ListThe Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (``CERCLA'' or ``the Act''), as amended, requires that the National Oil and Hazardous Substances Pollution Contingency Plan (``NCP'') include a list of national priorities among...2018-19876"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2018-09-13/pdf/2018-19876.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2018/09/13/2018-19876/national-priorities-listThe Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (``CERCLA'' or ``the Act''), as amended, requires that the National Oil and Hazardous Substances Pollution Contingency Plan (``NCP'') include a list of national priorities among the known releases or threatened releases of hazardous substances, pollutants or contaminants throughout the United States. The National Priorities List (``NPL'') constitutes this list. The NPL is intended primarily to guide the Environmental Protection Agency (``EPA'' or ``the agency'') in determining which sites warrant further investigation. These further investigations will allow the EPA to assess the nature and extent of public health and environmental risks associated with the site and to determine what CERCLA-financed remedial action(s), if any, may be appropriate. This rule proposes to add six sites to the General Superfund section of the NPL and proposes to change the name of a site previously added to the NPL.
2018-09-13RuleENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCYEnvironmental Protection AgencyPepino Mosaic Virus, Strain CH2, Isolate 1906; Exemption From the Requirement of a ToleranceThis regulation establishes an exemption from the requirement of a tolerance for residues of Pepino mosaic virus, strain CH2, isolate 1906 in or on tomato when this pesticide chemical is used in accordance with label directions and good agricultural...2018-19959"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2018-09-13/pdf/2018-19959.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2018/09/13/2018-19959/pepino-mosaic-virus-strain-ch2-isolate-1906-exemption-from-the-requirement-of-a-toleranceThis regulation establishes an exemption from the requirement of a tolerance for residues of Pepino mosaic virus, strain CH2, isolate 1906 in or on tomato when this pesticide chemical is used in accordance with label directions and good agricultural practices. Interregional Research Project Number 4 submitted a petition to EPA under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA), requesting an exemption from a requirement of a tolerance. This regulation eliminates the need to establish a maximum permissible level for residues of Pepino mosaic virus, strain CH2, isolate 1906 in or on tomato under FFDCA.
2018-09-13RuleENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCYEnvironmental Protection AgencyAfidopyropen; Pesticide TolerancesThis regulation establishes tolerances for residues of afidopyropen, [(3S,4R,4aR,6S,6aS,12R,12aS,12bS)-3- [(cyclopropylcarbonyl)oxy]-1,3,4,4a,5,6,6a,12,12a,12b-decahydro- 6,12-dihydroxy-4,6a,12b-trimethyl-11-oxo-9-(3-pyridinyl)-2H,11H-...2018-19951"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2018-09-13/pdf/2018-19951.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2018/09/13/2018-19951/afidopyropen-pesticide-tolerancesThis regulation establishes tolerances for residues of afidopyropen, [(3S,4R,4aR,6S,6aS,12R,12aS,12bS)-3- [(cyclopropylcarbonyl)oxy]-1,3,4,4a,5,6,6a,12,12a,12b-decahydro- 6,12-dihydroxy-4,6a,12b-trimethyl-11-oxo-9-(3-pyridinyl)-2H,11H- naphtho[2,1-b]pyrano[3,4-e]pyran-4-yl]methyl cyclopropanecarboxylate, including its metabolites and degradates, in or on multiple commodities which are identified and discussed later in this document. BASF Corporation requested these tolerances under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA).
2018-09-12RuleENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCYEnvironmental Protection AgencyNational Oil and Hazardous Substances Pollution Contingency Plan; National Priorities List: Deletion of the Old Southington Landfill Superfund SiteThe Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 1 announces the deletion of the Old Southington Landfill Superfund Site (Site) located in Southington, Connecticut, from the National Priorities List (NPL). The NPL, promulgated pursuant to Section 105...2018-19874"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2018-09-12/pdf/2018-19874.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2018/09/12/2018-19874/national-oil-and-hazardous-substances-pollution-contingency-plan-national-priorities-list-deletionThe Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 1 announces the deletion of the Old Southington Landfill Superfund Site (Site) located in Southington, Connecticut, from the National Priorities List (NPL). The NPL, promulgated pursuant to Section 105 of the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA) of 1980, as amended, is an appendix of the National Oil and Hazardous Substances Pollution Contingency Plan (NCP). The EPA and the State of Connecticut, through the Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (CTDEEP), have determined that all appropriate response actions under CERCLA, other than operation and maintenance, monitoring, and five-year reviews, have been completed. However, this deletion does not preclude future actions under Superfund.
2018-09-12RuleENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCYEnvironmental Protection AgencyNew Source Performance Standards and National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants; Delegation of Authority to New MexicoThe New Mexico Environment Department (NMED) has submitted updated regulations for receiving delegation and approval of a program for the implementation and enforcement of certain New Source Performance Standards (NSPS) and National Emission Standards...2018-19801"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2018-09-12/pdf/2018-19801.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2018/09/12/2018-19801/new-source-performance-standards-and-national-emission-standards-for-hazardous-air-pollutantsThe New Mexico Environment Department (NMED) has submitted updated regulations for receiving delegation and approval of a program for the implementation and enforcement of certain New Source Performance Standards (NSPS) and National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants (NESHAP) for all sources (both Title V and non-Title V sources). These updated regulations apply to certain NSPS promulgated by the EPA and amended between September 24, 2013 and January 15, 2017; certain NESHAP promulgated by the EPA and amended between January 1, 2011 and January 15, 2017; and other NESHAP promulgated by the EPA and amended between August 30, 2013 and January 15, 2017, as adopted by the NMED. The delegation of authority under this action does not apply to sources located in Bernalillo County, New Mexico, or to sources located in areas defined as Indian Country. The EPA is providing notice that it is updating the delegation of certain NSPS to NMED, and taking final action to approve the delegation of certain NESHAP to NMED.
2018-09-12Proposed RuleENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCYEnvironmental Protection AgencyNational Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants: Surface Coating of Large Appliances; Printing, Coating, and Dyeing of Fabrics and Other Textiles; and Surface Coating of Metal Furniture Residual Risk and Technology ReviewsThe Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing the results of the residual risk and technology reviews (RTR) for three rules--the National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants (NESHAP) for the Surface Coating of Large Appliances; the...2018-19018"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2018-09-12/pdf/2018-19018.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2018/09/12/2018-19018/national-emission-standards-for-hazardous-air-pollutants-surface-coating-of-large-appliancesThe Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing the results of the residual risk and technology reviews (RTR) for three rules--the National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants (NESHAP) for the Surface Coating of Large Appliances; the NESHAP for the Printing, Coating, and Dyeing of Fabrics and Other Textiles; and the NESHAP for the Surface Coating of Metal Furniture. The EPA is proposing to find the risks due to emissions of air toxics from these source categories under the current standards to be acceptable and that the standards provide an ample margin of safety to protect public health. We are proposing no revisions to the numerical emission limits based on these risk analyses or technology reviews. The EPA is proposing no new requirements based on the technology review of the NESHAP for the Printing, Coating, and Dyeing of Fabrics and Other Textiles. The EPA is proposing to require the use of high efficiency spray application equipment under the technology review for the two rules that employ the use of coating spray application, the NESHAP for the Surface Coating of Large Appliances and the NESHAP for the Surface Coating of Metal Furniture, if the source is not using the emission rate with add-on control compliance option. The EPA is also requesting comment on whether the high efficiency spray equipment technology requirement under the technology review is necessary in light of the risk analyses indicating that there are ample margins of safety. The EPA also is proposing to amend provisions addressing emissions during periods of startup, shutdown, and malfunction; to amend provisions regarding electronic reporting of performance test results; and to make miscellaneous clarifying and technical corrections.
2018-09-12Proposed RuleENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCYEnvironmental Protection AgencyHazardous Waste Management System; Proposed Exclusion for Identifying and Listing Hazardous WasteThe Environmental Protection Agency (also, ``the Agency'' or ``we'' in this preamble) is proposing to grant a petition submitted by Sandvik Special Metals (Sandvik), in Kennewick, Washington to exclude (or ``delist'') up to 1,500 cubic yards of F006...2018-19595"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2018-09-12/pdf/2018-19595.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2018/09/12/2018-19595/hazardous-waste-management-system-proposed-exclusion-for-identifying-and-listing-hazardous-wasteThe Environmental Protection Agency (also, ``the Agency'' or ``we'' in this preamble) is proposing to grant a petition submitted by Sandvik Special Metals (Sandvik), in Kennewick, Washington to exclude (or ``delist'') up to 1,500 cubic yards of F006 wastewater treatment sludge per year from the list of federal hazardous wastes. The Agency is proposing to grant the petition based on an evaluation of waste-specific information provided by Sandvik. This proposed decision, if finalized, conditionally excludes the petitioned waste from the requirements of hazardous waste regulations under the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act. We conclude that Sandvik's petitioned waste is nonhazardous with respect to the original federal listing criteria and that there are no other factors (including additional constituents) other than those for which the waste was listed that would warrant retaining the waste as a hazardous waste. Subject to state-only requirements within the state of Washington, or federally-authorized or state-only requirements in other states where the subject wastes may be disposed of, Sandvik's petitioned waste may be disposed of in a Subtitle D landfill which is permitted, licensed, or registered by a State to manage industrial solid waste.
2018-09-12RuleENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCYEnvironmental Protection AgencyMetschnikowia Fructicola Strain NRRLY-27328; Exemption From the Requirement of a ToleranceThis regulation establishes an exemption from the requirement of a tolerance for residues of Metschnikowia fructicola strain NRRL Y- 27328 in or on the stone fruit group (group 12-12); the small fruit vine climbing subgroup, except fuzzy kiwifruit...2018-19870"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2018-09-12/pdf/2018-19870.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2018/09/12/2018-19870/metschnikowia-fructicola-strain-nrrly-27328-exemption-from-the-requirement-of-a-toleranceThis regulation establishes an exemption from the requirement of a tolerance for residues of Metschnikowia fructicola strain NRRL Y- 27328 in or on the stone fruit group (group 12-12); the small fruit vine climbing subgroup, except fuzzy kiwifruit (subgroup 13-07F); and the low growing berry subgroup (subgroup 13-07G) when used in accordance with label directions and good agricultural practices. Interregional Research Project Number 4 (IR-4) submitted a petition to EPA under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA), requesting an exemption from the requirement of a tolerance. This regulation eliminates the need to establish a maximum permissible level for residues of Metschnikowia fructicola strain NRRL Y-27328 under FFDCA.
2018-09-11RuleENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCYEnvironmental Protection AgencySpiromesifen; Pesticide TolerancesThis regulation establishes a tolerance for residues of spiromesifen in or on coffee. Bayer CropScience requested this tolerance under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA).2018-19760"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2018-09-11/pdf/2018-19760.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2018/09/11/2018-19760/spiromesifen-pesticide-tolerancesThis regulation establishes a tolerance for residues of spiromesifen in or on coffee. Bayer CropScience requested this tolerance under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA).
2018-09-11RuleENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCYEnvironmental Protection AgencyAir Plan Approval; ID, Pinehurst PM10The EPA is approving the redesignation request and limited maintenance plan for the PM10 National Ambient Air Quality Standard developed for the City of Pinehurst PM10 Nonattainment Area and the Pinehurst PM10 Expansion...2018-19600"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2018-09-11/pdf/2018-19600.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2018/09/11/2018-19600/air-plan-approval-id-pinehurst-pm10The EPA is approving the redesignation request and limited maintenance plan for the PM10 National Ambient Air Quality Standard developed for the City of Pinehurst PM10 Nonattainment Area and the Pinehurst PM10 Expansion Nonattainment Area. This redesignation will change the status of both areas from nonattainment to attainment. The limited maintenance plan for these contiguous nonattainment areas addresses maintenance of the PM10 standard for a ten-year period beyond redesignation. Related to this action, the EPA is taking final agency action on the September 15, 2013, high wind exceptional event at the Pinehurst monitoring station. Additionally, the EPA is finalizing approval of the emissions inventory for the West Silver Valley 2012 annual PM2.5 nonattainment area.
2018-09-11RuleENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCYEnvironmental Protection AgencyAir Plan Approval and Air Quality Designation; Florida: Redesignation of the Hillsborough County Lead Nonattainment Area to AttainmentOn March 26, 2018, the State of Florida, through the Florida Department of Environmental Protection, submitted a request for the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to redesignate the Hillsborough County lead Nonattainment Area (``Hillsborough Area''...2018-19596"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2018-09-11/pdf/2018-19596.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2018/09/11/2018-19596/air-plan-approval-and-air-quality-designation-florida-redesignation-of-the-hillsborough-county-leadOn March 26, 2018, the State of Florida, through the Florida Department of Environmental Protection, submitted a request for the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to redesignate the Hillsborough County lead Nonattainment Area (``Hillsborough Area'' or ``Area'') to attainment for the 2008 lead National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS) and to approve an accompanying State Implementation Plan (SIP) revision containing a maintenance plan for the Area. The Hillsborough Area is comprised of a 1.5 kilometer (km) radius in Tampa, Florida, surrounding the Envirofocus Technologies, LLC facility (Envirofocus). EPA is taking final action to determine that the Hillsborough Area is attaining the 2008 lead NAAQS; to approve the SIP revision containing the State's maintenance plan for maintaining attainment of the 2008 lead standard and to incorporate the maintenance plan into the SIP; and to redesignate the Hillsborough Area to attainment for the 2008 lead NAAQS.
2018-09-11RuleENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCYEnvironmental Protection Agency2-Propenoic Acid, 2-methyl-, 2-oxiranylmethyl ester, polymer With butyl 2-propenoate, ethenylbenzene and 2-ethylhexyl 2-propenoate; Tolerance ExemptionThis regulation establishes an exemption from the requirement of a tolerance for residues of 2-propenoic acid, 2-methyl-, 2- oxiranylmethyl ester, polymer with butyl 2-propenoate, ethenylbenzene and 2-ethylhexyl 2-propenoate; when used as an inert...2018-19758"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2018-09-11/pdf/2018-19758.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2018/09/11/2018-19758/2-propenoic-acid-2-methyl--2-oxiranylmethyl-ester-polymer-with-butyl-2-propenoate-ethenylbenzene-andThis regulation establishes an exemption from the requirement of a tolerance for residues of 2-propenoic acid, 2-methyl-, 2- oxiranylmethyl ester, polymer with butyl 2-propenoate, ethenylbenzene and 2-ethylhexyl 2-propenoate; when used as an inert ingredient in a pesticide chemical formulation. Spring Trading Company on behalf of BASF Corporation submitted a petition to EPA under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA), requesting an exemption from the requirement of a tolerance. This regulation eliminates the need to establish a maximum permissible level for residues of 2-propenoic acid, 2-methyl-, 2-oxiranylmethyl ester, polymer with butyl 2-propenoate, ethenylbenzene and 2-ethylhexyl 2-propenoate on food or feed commodities.
2018-09-11RuleENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCYEnvironmental Protection AgencyAir Plan Approval; North Carolina: New Source Review for Fine Particulate Matter (PM2.5The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is approving changes to the North Carolina State Implementation Plan (SIP), submitted by the North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality (NC DEQ) through the Division of Air Quality, to EPA through a...2018-19603"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2018-09-11/pdf/2018-19603.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2018/09/11/2018-19603/air-plan-approval-north-carolina-new-source-review-for-fine-particulate-matter-pm25The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is approving changes to the North Carolina State Implementation Plan (SIP), submitted by the North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality (NC DEQ) through the Division of Air Quality, to EPA through a letter dated October 17, 2017. This SIP submittal modifies North Carolina's Prevention of Significant Deterioration (PSD) regulations and includes the adoption of specific federal provisions needed to meet the New Source Review (NSR) permitting program requirements for the fine particulate matter (PM2.5) national ambient air quality standards (NAAQS). In addition, North Carolina's October 17, 2017, SIP submittal addresses portions of the PSD requirements for the infrastructure SIPs for the following NAAQS: 1997 Annual and 24-hour PM2.5; 2006 24-hour PM2.5; 2008 lead; 2008 8-hour ozone; 2010 sulfur dioxide (SO2); 2010 nitrogen dioxide (NO2); and 2012 Annual PM2.5. As a result of this approval of North Carolina's modified PSD regulations, EPA is also approving North Carolina's submittal with respect to the related PSD infrastructure SIP requirements for these NAAQS. In addition, these approvals remove EPA's obligation to promulgate a Federal Implementation Plan (FIP) to meet the relevant Clean Air Act (CAA or Act) requirements.
2018-09-11RuleENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCYEnvironmental Protection AgencyCloquintocet-mexyl; Pesticide TolerancesThis regulation establishes tolerances for residues of the inert ingredient cloquintocet-mexyl (CAS Reg. No. 99607-70-2) in or on teff commodities when used in formulations with the active ingredients florasulam and fluroxypyr 1-methylhelptyl ester....2018-19757"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2018-09-11/pdf/2018-19757.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2018/09/11/2018-19757/cloquintocet-mexyl-pesticide-tolerancesThis regulation establishes tolerances for residues of the inert ingredient cloquintocet-mexyl (CAS Reg. No. 99607-70-2) in or on teff commodities when used in formulations with the active ingredients florasulam and fluroxypyr 1-methylhelptyl ester. The Interregional Research Project Number 4 requested these tolerances under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA).
2018-09-10Proposed RuleENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCYEnvironmental Protection AgencyApproval and Promulgation of State Plans for Designated Facilities; New YorkThe Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to approve the State plan submitted by New York State to implement and enforce Emission Guidelines (EG) for existing large municipal waste combustor (MWC) units. The State plan is consistent with...2018-19598"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2018-09-10/pdf/2018-19598.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2018/09/10/2018-19598/approval-and-promulgation-of-state-plans-for-designated-facilities-new-yorkThe Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to approve the State plan submitted by New York State to implement and enforce Emission Guidelines (EG) for existing large municipal waste combustor (MWC) units. The State plan is consistent with the amended EG promulgated by EPA on May 10, 2006. New York's plan establishes emission limits and other requirements for the purpose of reducing emissions of lead, mercury, cadmium, organics, hydrogen chloride and other air pollutants from large MWC units throughout the State. New York submitted its plan to fulfill the requirements of sections 111(d) and 129 of the Clean Air Act.
2018-09-10Proposed RuleENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCYEnvironmental Protection AgencyEmission Guidelines for Greenhouse Gas Emissions From Existing Electric Utility Generating Units; Revisions to Emission Guideline Implementing Regulations; Revisions to New Source Review ProgramOn August 31, 2018, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) published a document in the Federal Register to announce its proposed Emission Guidelines for Greenhouse Gas Emissions From Existing Electric Utility Generating Units; Revisions to Emission...2018-19505"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2018-09-10/pdf/2018-19505.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2018/09/10/2018-19505/emission-guidelines-for-greenhouse-gas-emissions-from-existing-electric-utility-generating-unitsOn August 31, 2018, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) published a document in the Federal Register to announce its proposed Emission Guidelines for Greenhouse Gas Emissions From Existing Electric Utility Generating Units; Revisions to Emission Guideline Implementing Regulations; Revisions to New Source Review Program, also being called the Affordable Clean Energy (ACE) rule. The document also requested public comment on the proposed action. The EPA is announcing that it will hold a public hearing. The hearing will provide interested parties the opportunity to present data, views, or arguments concerning the proposed action. In addition, the EPA is extending the comment period by 1 day to allow for 30 days of public comment following the public hearing.
2018-09-07RuleENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCYEnvironmental Protection AgencyApproval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Virginia; Nonattainment New Source Review Requirements for the 2008 8-Hour Ozone StandardThe Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is approving a revision to the Commonwealth of Virginia's state implementation plan (SIP). The revision is in response to EPA's February 3, 2017 Findings of Failure to Submit for various requirements relating...2018-19364"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2018-09-07/pdf/2018-19364.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2018/09/07/2018-19364/approval-and-promulgation-of-air-quality-implementation-plans-virginia-nonattainment-new-sourceThe Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is approving a revision to the Commonwealth of Virginia's state implementation plan (SIP). The revision is in response to EPA's February 3, 2017 Findings of Failure to Submit for various requirements relating to the 2008 8- hour ozone national ambient air quality standards (NAAQS). This SIP revision is specific to nonattainment new source review (NNSR) requirements. EPA is approving this revision in accordance with the requirements of the Clean Air Act (CAA).
2018-09-07RuleENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCYEnvironmental Protection AgencyAir Plan Approval; Wisconsin; 2017 Revisions to NR 400 and 406The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is approving certain changes to the Wisconsin State Implementation Plan (SIP). This action relates to changes in Wisconsin's construction permit rules as well as the change in the definition for ``emergency...2018-19161"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2018-09-07/pdf/2018-19161.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2018/09/07/2018-19161/air-plan-approval-wisconsin-2017-revisions-to-nr-400-and-406The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is approving certain changes to the Wisconsin State Implementation Plan (SIP). This action relates to changes in Wisconsin's construction permit rules as well as the change in the definition for ``emergency electric generators'' in NR 400. This request for the revision of the SIP was submitted by the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (WDNR) on May 16, 2017.
2018-09-07RuleENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCYEnvironmental Protection AgencyAir Plan Approval; New Hampshire; Single Source Orders and Revisions to DefinitionsThe Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is approving State Implementation Plan (SIP) revisions submitted by the State of New Hampshire. The revisions incorporate a single source order into the New Hampshire SIP, remove a previously-approved order...2018-19290"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2018-09-07/pdf/2018-19290.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2018/09/07/2018-19290/air-plan-approval-new-hampshire-single-source-orders-and-revisions-to-definitionsThe Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is approving State Implementation Plan (SIP) revisions submitted by the State of New Hampshire. The revisions incorporate a single source order into the New Hampshire SIP, remove a previously-approved order from the SIP, and approve various definitions used within New Hampshire's air pollution control regulations. This action is being taken in accordance with the Clean Air Act.
2018-09-06RuleENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCYEnvironmental Protection AgencyAir Plan Approval; Ohio; Cleveland, PM2.5On October 14, 2016, the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency (OEPA) submitted a State Implementation Plan (SIP) submission for the 2012 Fine Particle (PM2.5) National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS) for the Cleveland nonattainment...2018-19144"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2018-09-06/pdf/2018-19144.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2018/09/06/2018-19144/air-plan-approval-ohio-cleveland-pm25On October 14, 2016, the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency (OEPA) submitted a State Implementation Plan (SIP) submission for the 2012 Fine Particle (PM2.5) National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS) for the Cleveland nonattainment area. EPA proposed to approve the state's submittal on June 4, 2018.
2018-09-06RuleENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCYEnvironmental Protection AgencyAir Plan Approval; Vermont; Infrastructure State Implementation Plan Requirements for the 2012 PM2.5The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is approving a State Implementation Plan (SIP) revision submitted by the State of Vermont that addresses the infrastructure SIP requirements of the Clean Air Act (CAA or Act)--including the interstate transport...2018-19291"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2018-09-06/pdf/2018-19291.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2018/09/06/2018-19291/air-plan-approval-vermont-infrastructure-state-implementation-plan-requirements-for-the-2012-pm25The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is approving a State Implementation Plan (SIP) revision submitted by the State of Vermont that addresses the infrastructure SIP requirements of the Clean Air Act (CAA or Act)--including the interstate transport provisions--for the 2012 fine particle (PM2.5) National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS). The infrastructure requirements are designed to ensure that the structural components of each state's air quality management program are adequate to meet the state's responsibilities under the CAA. EPA is taking this action under the Clean Air Act.
2018-09-05Proposed RuleENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCYEnvironmental Protection AgencyLouisiana: Final Authorization of State Hazardous Waste Management Program RevisionThe State of Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality (LDEQ) has applied to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for final authorization of the changes to its hazardous waste program under the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA)....2018-19195"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2018-09-05/pdf/2018-19195.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2018/09/05/2018-19195/louisiana-final-authorization-of-state-hazardous-waste-management-program-revisionThe State of Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality (LDEQ) has applied to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for final authorization of the changes to its hazardous waste program under the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA). The EPA has reviewed Louisiana's application, and has determined that these changes satisfy all requirements needed to qualify for final authorization and is proposing to authorize the State's changes. The EPA is seeking public comment prior to taking final action.
2018-09-05Proposed RuleENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCYEnvironmental Protection AgencyIdaho: Authorization of State Hazardous Waste Management Program RevisionsIdaho has applied to the EPA for authorization of certain changes to its hazardous waste program under the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA), as amended. The EPA has reviewed Idaho's application and has determined that these changes satisfy...2018-19259"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2018-09-05/pdf/2018-19259.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2018/09/05/2018-19259/idaho-authorization-of-state-hazardous-waste-management-program-revisionsIdaho has applied to the EPA for authorization of certain changes to its hazardous waste program under the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA), as amended. The EPA has reviewed Idaho's application and has determined that these changes satisfy all requirements needed to qualify for final authorization and is proposing to authorize the State's changes. The EPA seeks public comment prior to taking final action.
2018-08-31RuleENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCYEnvironmental Protection AgencyAir Plan Approval; District of Columbia; State Implementation Plan for the Interstate Transport Requirements for the 2008 Ozone StandardThe Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is approving a state implementation plan (SIP) revision submitted by the District of Columbia (the District) that pertains to the good neighbor and interstate transport requirements of the Clean Air Act (CAA)...2018-18855"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2018-08-31/pdf/2018-18855.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2018/08/31/2018-18855/air-plan-approval-district-of-columbia-state-implementation-plan-for-the-interstate-transportThe Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is approving a state implementation plan (SIP) revision submitted by the District of Columbia (the District) that pertains to the good neighbor and interstate transport requirements of the Clean Air Act (CAA) for the 2008 ozone national ambient air quality standards (NAAQS). The CAA's good neighbor provision requires EPA and states to address the interstate transport of air pollution that affects the ability of other states to attain and maintain the NAAQS. Specifically, the good neighbor provision requires each state in its SIP to prohibit emissions that will significantly contribute to nonattainment, or interfere with maintenance, of a NAAQS in another state. The District submitted a SIP revision on June 13, 2014 that addresses the interstate transport requirements for the 2008 ozone NAAQS. On July 5, 2018, EPA published a proposed rule for just the good neighbor provision of the District's June 13, 2014 submittal. EPA is approving the District's SIP as having adequate provisions to meet the requirements of the good neighbor provision for the 2008 ozone NAAQS in accordance with section 110 of the CAA.
2018-08-31RuleENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCYEnvironmental Protection AgencyAir Plan Approval; Michigan; Minor New Source ReviewThe Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is approving certain changes to the Michigan State Implementation Plan (SIP). This action relates to changes to the Permit To Install (PTI) requirements of Part 2 of the Michigan Administrative Code (Part 2...2018-18853"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2018-08-31/pdf/2018-18853.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2018/08/31/2018-18853/air-plan-approval-michigan-minor-new-source-reviewThe Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is approving certain changes to the Michigan State Implementation Plan (SIP). This action relates to changes to the Permit To Install (PTI) requirements of Part 2 of the Michigan Administrative Code (Part 2 Rules). Changes to the Part 2 Rules were submitted on November 12, 1993; May 16, 1996; April 3, 1998; September 2, 2003; March 24, 2009; and February 28, 2017.
2018-08-31Proposed RuleENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCYEnvironmental Protection AgencyClean Air Plans; 2008 8-Hour Ozone Nonattainment Area Requirements; San Joaquin Valley, CaliforniaThe Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to approve portions of three state implementation plan (SIP) revisions submitted by the State of California to meet Clean Air Act (CAA or ``the Act'') requirements for the 2008 8-hour ozone...2018-19017"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2018-08-31/pdf/2018-19017.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2018/08/31/2018-19017/clean-air-plans-2008-8-hour-ozone-nonattainment-area-requirements-san-joaquin-valley-californiaThe Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to approve portions of three state implementation plan (SIP) revisions submitted by the State of California to meet Clean Air Act (CAA or ``the Act'') requirements for the 2008 8-hour ozone national ambient air quality standards (NAAQS or ``standards'') in the San Joaquin Valley, California ozone nonattainment area. First, the EPA is proposing to approve the portions of the 2016 Ozone Plan for the 2008 8-Hour Ozone Standard (``2016 Ozone Plan'') that address the requirements to demonstrate attainment by the applicable attainment date and implementation of reasonably available control measures, among other requirements. Second, the EPA is proposing to approve the portions of the Revised Proposed 2016 State Strategy for the State Implementation Plan (``2016 State Strategy'') related to the ozone control strategy for San Joaquin Valley for the 2008 ozone standards, including a specific aggregate emissions reduction commitment. Lastly, the EPA is proposing to approve an air district rule addressing the emission statement requirement for ozone nonattainment areas. The EPA is not taking action at this time on the portions of the San Joaquin Valley 2016 Ozone Plan that address the requirements for a reasonable further progress (RFP) demonstration, motor vehicle emissions budgets (MVEBs), a base year emissions inventory, and contingency measures for failure to attain or to meet reasonable further progress milestones. We intend to address these remaining elements in a forthcoming proposal.
2018-08-31Proposed RuleENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCYEnvironmental Protection AgencyEmission Guidelines for Greenhouse Gas Emissions From Existing Electric Utility Generating Units; Revisions to Emission Guideline Implementing Regulations; Revisions to New Source Review ProgramThe Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing three distinct actions, including Emission Guidelines for Greenhouse Gas Emissions from Existing Electric Utility Generating Units (EGUs). First, EPA is proposing to replace the Clean Power Plan...2018-18755"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2018-08-31/pdf/2018-18755.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2018/08/31/2018-18755/emission-guidelines-for-greenhouse-gas-emissions-from-existing-electric-utility-generating-unitsThe Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing three distinct actions, including Emission Guidelines for Greenhouse Gas Emissions from Existing Electric Utility Generating Units (EGUs). First, EPA is proposing to replace the Clean Power Plan (CPP) with revised emissions guidelines (the Affordable Clean Energy (ACE) rule) that inform the development, submittal, and implementation of state plans to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emission from certain EGUs. In the proposed emissions guidelines, consistent with the interpretation described in the proposed repeal of the CPP, the Agency is proposing to determine that heat rate improvement (HRI) measures are the best system of emission reduction (BSER) for existing coal-fired EGUs. Second, EPA is proposing new regulations that provide direction to both EPA and the states on the implementation of emission guidelines. The new proposed implementing regulations would apply to this action and any future emission guideline issued under section 111(d) of the Clean Air Act (CAA). Third, the Agency is proposing revisions to the New Source Review (NSR) program that will help prevent NSR from being a barrier to the implementation of efficiency projects at EGUs.
2018-08-31RuleENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCYEnvironmental Protection AgencyInterstate Transport Prongs 1 and 2 for the 2010 Sulfur Dioxide (SO2The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is approving portions of State Implementation Plan (SIP) submissions from Colorado, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota and Wyoming addressing the Clean Air Act (CAA or Act) interstate transport SIP...2018-18892"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2018-08-31/pdf/2018-18892.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2018/08/31/2018-18892/interstate-transport-prongs-1-and-2-for-the-2010-sulfur-dioxide-so2The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is approving portions of State Implementation Plan (SIP) submissions from Colorado, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota and Wyoming addressing the Clean Air Act (CAA or Act) interstate transport SIP requirements for the 2010 sulfur dioxide (SO2) National Ambient Air Quality Standard (NAAQS). These submissions address the requirement that each SIP contain adequate provisions prohibiting air emissions that will have certain adverse air quality effects in other states. The EPA is approving portions of these infrastructure SIPs for the aforementioned states as containing adequate provisions to ensure that air emissions in the states will not significantly contribute to nonattainment or interfere with maintenance of the 2010 SO2 NAAQS in any other state.
2018-08-31RuleENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCYEnvironmental Protection AgencyApproval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Maryland; Infrastructure Requirements for the 2012 Fine Particulate Matter National Ambient Air Quality StandardThe Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is approving a state implementation plan (SIP) revision submission from Maryland addressing the infrastructure requirements of section 110 of the Clean Air Act (CAA) for the 2012 annual fine particulate matter...2018-18854"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2018-08-31/pdf/2018-18854.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2018/08/31/2018-18854/approval-and-promulgation-of-air-quality-implementation-plans-maryland-infrastructure-requirementsThe Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is approving a state implementation plan (SIP) revision submission from Maryland addressing the infrastructure requirements of section 110 of the Clean Air Act (CAA) for the 2012 annual fine particulate matter (PM2.5) National Ambient Air Quality Standard (NAAQS or standard). The infrastructure requirements are designed to ensure that the structural components of each state's air quality management program are adequate to meet the state's responsibilities under the CAA. EPA is approving Maryland's submittal addressing the infrastructure requirements for the 2012 PM2.5 NAAQS in accordance with the requirements of section 110 of the CAA.
2018-08-30RuleENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCYEnvironmental Protection AgencyApproval and Promulgation of Implementation Plans; Oklahoma; General SIP UpdatesPursuant to the Federal Clean Air Act (CAA or the Act), the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is approving revisions to the State Implementation Plan (SIP) for Oklahoma submitted by the State of Oklahoma designee with a letter dated February 14,...2018-18657"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2018-08-30/pdf/2018-18657.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2018/08/30/2018-18657/approval-and-promulgation-of-implementation-plans-oklahoma-general-sip-updatesPursuant to the Federal Clean Air Act (CAA or the Act), the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is approving revisions to the State Implementation Plan (SIP) for Oklahoma submitted by the State of Oklahoma designee with a letter dated February 14, 2017. The submittal includes updates to the Oklahoma SIP, as contained in annual SIP updates for 2013, 2014, 2015, and 2016, and incorporates the latest changes to EPA regulations. This action addresses the revisions submitted to the Oklahoma SIP pertaining to incorporation by reference of federal requirements and emission inventory reporting requirements.
2018-08-28RuleENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCYEnvironmental Protection AgencyApproval of Air Plan Revisions; Approvals and Promulgations: California; Placer County Air Pollution Control District; Stationary Source PermitsThe Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is finalizing action on a revision to the Placer County Air Pollution Control District (PCAPCD or District) portion of the California State Implementation Plan (SIP). This revision concerns the District's...2018-18529"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2018-08-28/pdf/2018-18529.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2018/08/28/2018-18529/approval-of-air-plan-revisions-approvals-and-promulgations-california-placer-county-air-pollutionThe Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is finalizing action on a revision to the Placer County Air Pollution Control District (PCAPCD or District) portion of the California State Implementation Plan (SIP). This revision concerns the District's Prevention of Significant Deterioration (PSD) permitting program for new and modified sources of air pollution. We are finalizing action on a local rule under the Clean Air Act as amended in 1990 (CAA or the Act).
2018-08-28RuleENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCYEnvironmental Protection AgencyNational Oil and Hazardous Substances Pollution Contingency Plan; National Priorities List: Partial Deletion of the Omaha Lead Superfund SiteEnvironmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 7 announces the deletion of 101 residential parcels of the Omaha Lead Superfund site (Site or OLS) located in Omaha, Nebraska, from the National Priorities List (NPL). The NPL, promulgated pursuant to...2018-18525"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2018-08-28/pdf/2018-18525.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2018/08/28/2018-18525/national-oil-and-hazardous-substances-pollution-contingency-plan-national-priorities-list-partialEnvironmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 7 announces the deletion of 101 residential parcels of the Omaha Lead Superfund site (Site or OLS) located in Omaha, Nebraska, from the National Priorities List (NPL). The NPL, promulgated pursuant to section 105 of the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA) of 1980, as amended, is an appendix of the National Oil and Hazardous Substances Pollution Contingency Plan (NCP). The EPA and the State of Nebraska, through the Nebraska Department of Environmental Quality, determined that all appropriate Response Actions under CERCLA were completed at the identified parcels. However, this deletion does not preclude future actions under CERCLA. This partial deletion pertains to 101 residential parcels. The remaining parcels will remain on the NPL and are not being considered for deletion as part of this action.
2018-08-28RuleENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCYEnvironmental Protection AgencyHawaii: Final Authorization of State Hazardous Waste Management Program RevisionsThe Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is granting final authorization of changes to Hawaii's hazardous waste program submitted to EPA in the authorization application. As a result of EPA's authorization, Hawaii's revised program will become part of...2018-18527"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2018-08-28/pdf/2018-18527.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2018/08/28/2018-18527/hawaii-final-authorization-of-state-hazardous-waste-management-program-revisionsThe Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is granting final authorization of changes to Hawaii's hazardous waste program submitted to EPA in the authorization application. As a result of EPA's authorization, Hawaii's revised program will become part of the authorized state hazardous waste program, and therefore will be federally enforceable. The Agency published a proposed rule on June 25, 2018, and provided for public comment. No substantive comments were received that were relevant to our proposed action.
2018-08-28Proposed RuleENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCYEnvironmental Protection AgencyApproval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; West Virginia; Revisions to Regulation for Control of Ozone Season Nitrogen Oxide EmissionsThe Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to approve two state implementation plan (SIP) revisions submitted by the State of West Virginia. The revisions pertain to a West Virginia regulation that established the nitrogen oxides...2018-18524"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2018-08-28/pdf/2018-18524.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2018/08/28/2018-18524/approval-and-promulgation-of-air-quality-implementation-plans-west-virginia-revisions-to-regulationThe Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to approve two state implementation plan (SIP) revisions submitted by the State of West Virginia. The revisions pertain to a West Virginia regulation that established the nitrogen oxides (NOX) ozone season trading program under the Clean Air Interstate Rule (CAIR), which implemented requirements for NOX reductions necessary to reduce interstate transport of pollution. The EPA-administered trading programs under CAIR were discontinued upon the implementation of the Cross-State Air Pollution Rule (CSAPR), which was promulgated by EPA to replace CAIR. CSAPR established federal implementation plans (FIPs) for 28 states, including West Virginia, and applied to electric generating units (EGUs) as defined. The SIP submittals are comprised of revisions to the West Virginia regulation that implemented the CAIR ozone season NOX trading program and that had previously been included in the West Virginia SIP. The revised West Virginia regulation removed the CAIR ozone season NOX trading program provisions, which also addressed certain large non-electric generating units (non-EGUs), established new requirements for these large non- EGUs, included a state-wide NOX emissions cap, and recodified certain other provisions that address the NOX emission reductions required for cement kilns and internal combustion engines. This action is being taken under the Clean Air Act (CAA).
2018-08-28Proposed RuleENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCYEnvironmental Protection AgencyAir Plan Approval; Indiana; Reasonable Further Progress Plan and Other Plan Elements for the Chicago Nonattainment Area for the 2008 Ozone StandardThe Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to approve a revision to the Indiana State Implementation Plan (SIP) to meet the base year emissions inventory, reasonable further progress (RFP), RFP contingency measure, nonattainment new source...2018-18640"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2018-08-28/pdf/2018-18640.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2018/08/28/2018-18640/air-plan-approval-indiana-reasonable-further-progress-plan-and-other-plan-elements-for-the-chicagoThe Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to approve a revision to the Indiana State Implementation Plan (SIP) to meet the base year emissions inventory, reasonable further progress (RFP), RFP contingency measure, nonattainment new source review (nonattainment NSR), volatile organic compound (VOC) reasonably available control technology (RACT), and motor vehicle inspection and maintenance (I/M) requirements of the Clean Air Act (CAA) for the Indiana portion of the Chicago-Naperville, Illinois-Indiana-Wisconsin area (Chicago area) for the 2008 ozone national ambient air quality standard (NAAQS or standard). EPA is also proposing to approve the 2017 transportation conformity motor vehicle emissions budgets (MVEBs) for the Indiana portion of the Chicago area for the 2008 ozone NAAQS. EPA is proposing to approve the state's submission as a SIP revision pursuant to section 110 and part D of the CAA and EPA's regulations because it satisfies the emission inventory, RFP, RFP contingency measure, nonattainment NSR, VOC RACT, I/M, and transportation conformity requirements for areas classified as moderate nonattainment for the 2008 ozone NAAQS. Final approval of Indiana's SIP as meeting the nonattainment NSR requirements of the CAA for the 2008 ozone NAAQS will permanently stop the sanctions and Federal Implementation Plan (FIP) clocks triggered by EPA's February 3, 2017 finding that Indiana failed to submit a marginal ozone nonattainment NSR plan.
2018-08-28RuleENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCYEnvironmental Protection AgencyAspartic Acid, N-(1,2-dicarboxyethyl)-, Tetrasodium Salt; Exemption From the Requirement of a ToleranceThis regulation establishes an exemption from the requirement of a tolerance for residues of aspartic acid, N-(1,2-dicarboxyethyl)-, tetrasodium salt (CAS Reg. No. 144538-83-0) when used as an inert ingredient in antimicrobial pesticide products for...2018-18404"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2018-08-28/pdf/2018-18404.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2018/08/28/2018-18404/aspartic-acid-n-12-dicarboxyethyl--tetrasodium-salt-exemption-from-the-requirement-of-a-toleranceThis regulation establishes an exemption from the requirement of a tolerance for residues of aspartic acid, N-(1,2-dicarboxyethyl)-, tetrasodium salt (CAS Reg. No. 144538-83-0) when used as an inert ingredient in antimicrobial pesticide products for which, when ready for use, the end-use concentration does not exceed 5,000 parts per million (ppm) of aspartic acid, N-(1,2-dicarboxyethyl)-, tetrasodium salt. Lanxess Corporation submitted a petition to EPA under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA), requesting establishment of an exemption from the requirement of a tolerance. This regulation eliminates the need to establish a maximum permissible level for residues of aspartic acid, N-(1,2-dicarboxyethyl)-, tetrasodium salt, when used in accordance with the terms of the exemption.
2018-08-27Proposed RuleENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCYEnvironmental Protection AgencyPromulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; State of Texas; Regional Haze and Interstate Visibility Transport Federal Implementation Plan: Proposal of Best Available Retrofit Technology (BART) and Interstate Transport ProvisionsOn October 17, 2017, the EPA published a final rule partially approving the 2009 Texas Regional Haze State Implementation Plan (SIP) submission and promulgated a Federal Implementation Plan (FIP) for Texas to address certain outstanding Clean Air Act...2018-18497"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2018-08-27/pdf/2018-18497.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2018/08/27/2018-18497/promulgation-of-air-quality-implementation-plans-state-of-texas-regional-haze-and-interstateOn October 17, 2017, the EPA published a final rule partially approving the 2009 Texas Regional Haze State Implementation Plan (SIP) submission and promulgated a Federal Implementation Plan (FIP) for Texas to address certain outstanding Clean Air Act (CAA) regional haze requirements. Because the EPA believes that certain aspects of the final rule could benefit from additional public input, we are proposing to affirm our October 2017 SIP approval and FIP promulgation and to provide the public with an opportunity to comment on relevant aspects, as well as other specified related issues.
2018-08-27Proposed RuleENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCYEnvironmental Protection AgencyAir Plan Revisions; California; Technical AmendmentsThe Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to delete various local rules from the California State Implementation Plan (SIP) that were approved in error. These rules include general nuisance provisions, certain federal performance...2018-18408"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2018-08-27/pdf/2018-18408.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2018/08/27/2018-18408/air-plan-revisions-california-technical-amendmentsThe Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to delete various local rules from the California State Implementation Plan (SIP) that were approved in error. These rules include general nuisance provisions, certain federal performance requirements, hearing board procedures, variance provisions, and local fee provisions. The EPA has determined that the continued presence of these rules in the SIP is potentially confusing and thus problematic for affected sources, the state, local agencies, and the EPA. The intended effect of this proposal is to delete these rules to make the SIP consistent with the Clean Air Act. The EPA is also proposing to make certain other corrections to address errors made in previous actions taken by the EPA on California SIP revisions.
2018-08-27RuleENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCYEnvironmental Protection AgencySignificant New Use Rules on Certain Chemical SubstancesEPA is promulgating significant new use rules (SNURs) under the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) for 10 chemical substances which were the subject of premanufacture notices (PMNs). The chemical substances are subject to Orders issued by EPA pursuant...2018-18534"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2018-08-27/pdf/2018-18534.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2018/08/27/2018-18534/significant-new-use-rules-on-certain-chemical-substancesEPA is promulgating significant new use rules (SNURs) under the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) for 10 chemical substances which were the subject of premanufacture notices (PMNs). The chemical substances are subject to Orders issued by EPA pursuant to section 5(e) of TSCA. This action requires persons who intend to manufacture (defined by statute to include import) or process any of these 10 chemical substances for an activity that is designated as a significant new use by this rule to notify EPA at least 90 days before commencing that activity. The required notification initiates EPA's evaluation of the intended use within the applicable review period. Persons may not commence manufacture or processing for the significant new use until EPA has conducted a review of the notice, made an appropriate determination on the notice, and has taken such actions as are required with that determination.
2018-08-27Proposed RuleENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCYEnvironmental Protection AgencySignificant New Use Rules on Certain Chemical SubstancesEPA is proposing significant new use rules (SNURs) under the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) for 19 chemical substances which were the subject of premanufacture notices (PMNs). The chemical substances are subject to Orders issued by EPA pursuant to...2018-18606"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2018-08-27/pdf/2018-18606.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2018/08/27/2018-18606/significant-new-use-rules-on-certain-chemical-substancesEPA is proposing significant new use rules (SNURs) under the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) for 19 chemical substances which were the subject of premanufacture notices (PMNs). The chemical substances are subject to Orders issued by EPA pursuant to section 5(e) of TSCA. This action would require persons who intend to manufacture (defined by statute to include import) or process any of these 19 chemical substances for an activity that is designated as a significant new use by these rules to notify EPA at least 90 days before commencing that activity. The required notification initiates EPA's evaluation of the intended use within the applicable review period. Persons may not commence manufacture or processing for the significant new use until EPA has conducted a review of the notice, made an appropriate determination on the notice, and has taken such actions as are required with that determination. In addition to this Notice of Proposed Rulemaking, EPA is issuing the action as a direct final rule elsewhere in this issue of the Federal Register.
2018-08-27Proposed RuleENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCYEnvironmental Protection AgencyApproval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Maryland; Regional Haze Five-Year Progress ReportThe Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to approve a state implementation plan (SIP) revision submitted by the State of Maryland. Maryland's SIP revision, the Regional Haze Five-Year Progress Report, addresses Clean Air Act (CAA)...2018-18526"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2018-08-27/pdf/2018-18526.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2018/08/27/2018-18526/approval-and-promulgation-of-air-quality-implementation-plans-maryland-regional-haze-five-yearThe Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to approve a state implementation plan (SIP) revision submitted by the State of Maryland. Maryland's SIP revision, the Regional Haze Five-Year Progress Report, addresses Clean Air Act (CAA) provisions that require the State to submit periodic reports addressing reasonable progress goals (RPGs) established for regional haze and to make a determination of the adequacy of the State's existing regional haze SIP. Maryland's progress report notes that the State has implemented the measures that are specified in the regional haze SIP which were due to be in place by the date of the progress report. The progress report also notes that visibility in federal Class I areas that may have been affected by emissions from Maryland is improving and that these Class I areas have already met the applicable RPGs for 2018. EPA is proposing approval of Maryland's progress report and its determination that the State's regional haze SIP is adequate to meet these RPGs for the first implementation period, which extends through 2018, and requires no substantive revision. This action is being taken under the CAA.
2018-08-27Proposed RuleENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCYEnvironmental Protection AgencySignificant New Use Rules on Certain Chemical SubstancesEPA is proposing significant new use rules (SNURs) under the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) for 10 chemical substances which were the subject of premanufacture notices (PMNs). The chemical substances are subject to Orders issued by EPA pursuant to...2018-18528"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2018-08-27/pdf/2018-18528.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2018/08/27/2018-18528/significant-new-use-rules-on-certain-chemical-substancesEPA is proposing significant new use rules (SNURs) under the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) for 10 chemical substances which were the subject of premanufacture notices (PMNs). The chemical substances are subject to Orders issued by EPA pursuant to section 5(e) of TSCA. This action would require persons who intend to manufacture (defined by statute to include import) or process any of these 10 chemical substances for an activity that is designated as a significant new use by this rule to notify EPA at least 90 days before commencing that activity. The required notification initiates EPA's evaluation of the intended use within the applicable review period. Persons may not commence manufacture or processing for the significant new use until EPA has conducted a review of the notice, made an appropriate determination on the notice, and has taken such actions as are required with that determination. In addition to this notice of proposed rulemaking, EPA is issuing the action as a direct final rule elsewhere in this issue of the Federal Register.
2018-08-27RuleENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCYEnvironmental Protection AgencySignificant New Use Rules on Certain Chemical SubstancesEPA is promulgating significant new use rules (SNURs) under the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) for 19 chemical substances which were the subject of premanufacture notices (PMNs). The chemical substances are subject to Orders issued by EPA pursuant...2018-18403"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2018-08-27/pdf/2018-18403.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2018/08/27/2018-18403/significant-new-use-rules-on-certain-chemical-substancesEPA is promulgating significant new use rules (SNURs) under the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) for 19 chemical substances which were the subject of premanufacture notices (PMNs). The chemical substances are subject to Orders issued by EPA pursuant to section 5(e) of TSCA. This action requires persons who intend to manufacture (defined by statute to include import) or process any of these 19 chemical substances for an activity that is designated as a significant new use by this rule to notify EPA at least 90 days before commencing that activity. The required notification initiates EPA's evaluation of the intended use within the applicable review period. Persons may not commence manufacture or processing for the significant new use until EPA has conducted a review of the notice, made an appropriate determination on the notice, and has taken such actions as are required with that determination.
2018-08-24RuleENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCYEnvironmental Protection AgencyZinc Oxide; Exemption From the Requirement of a ToleranceThis regulation amends an exemption from the requirement of a tolerance for residues of zinc oxide (CAS Reg. No. 1314-13-2) when used as an inert ingredient in pesticide formulations applied to growing crops or raw agricultural commodities after...2018-18402"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2018-08-24/pdf/2018-18402.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2018/08/24/2018-18402/zinc-oxide-exemption-from-the-requirement-of-a-toleranceThis regulation amends an exemption from the requirement of a tolerance for residues of zinc oxide (CAS Reg. No. 1314-13-2) when used as an inert ingredient in pesticide formulations applied to growing crops or raw agricultural commodities after harvest, to include use as a stabilizer, at a concentration not to exceed 15% by weight of the pesticide formulation. Nutrenare-AG, Inc. submitted a petition to EPA under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA), requesting establishment of an amended new use for an exemption from the requirement of a tolerance. This regulation eliminates the need to establish a maximum permissible level for residues of zinc oxide when used in accordance with the limitations of the exemption.
2018-08-24RuleENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCYEnvironmental Protection AgencyLignosulfonic Acid, Calcium, Comp. With 1,6 Hexanediamine Polymer With Guanidine Hydrochloride (1:1); Tolerance ExemptionThis regulation establishes an exemption from the requirement of a tolerance for residues of lignosulfonic acid, calcium, comp. with 1,6 hexanediamine polymer with guanidine hydrochloride (1:1) number average molecular weight 4,500 to 7,000 when used...2018-18407"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2018-08-24/pdf/2018-18407.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2018/08/24/2018-18407/lignosulfonic-acid-calcium-comp-with-16-hexanediamine-polymer-with-guanidine-hydrochloride-11This regulation establishes an exemption from the requirement of a tolerance for residues of lignosulfonic acid, calcium, comp. with 1,6 hexanediamine polymer with guanidine hydrochloride (1:1) number average molecular weight 4,500 to 7,000 when used as an inert ingredient in a pesticide chemical formulation. Acadia Regulatory Consulting on behalf of Lidan, Inc. submitted a petition to EPA under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA), requesting an exemption from the requirement of a tolerance. This regulation eliminates the need to establish a maximum permissible level for residues of lignosulfonic acid, calcium, comp. with 1,6 hexanediamine polymer with guanidine hydrochloride (1:1) on food or feed commodities.
2018-08-24Proposed RuleDEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATIONTransportation DepartmentThe Safer Affordable Fuel-Efficient (SAFE) Vehicles Rule for Model Years 2021-2026 Passenger Cars and Light TrucksThe National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) are proposing the ``Safer Affordable Fuel-Efficient (SAFE) Vehicles Rule for Model Years 2021- 2026 Passenger Cars and Light Trucks'' (SAFE...2018-16820"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2018-08-24/pdf/2018-16820.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2018/08/24/2018-16820/the-safer-affordable-fuel-efficient-safe-vehicles-rule-for-model-years-2021-2026-passenger-cars-andThe National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) are proposing the ``Safer Affordable Fuel-Efficient (SAFE) Vehicles Rule for Model Years 2021- 2026 Passenger Cars and Light Trucks'' (SAFE Vehicles Rule). The SAFE Vehicles Rule, if finalized, would amend certain existing Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) and tailpipe carbon dioxide emissions standards for passenger cars and light trucks and establish new standards, all covering model years 2021 through 2026. More specifically, NHTSA is proposing new CAFE standards for model years 2022 through 2026 and amending its 2021 model year CAFE standards because they are no longer maximum feasible standards, and EPA is proposing to amend its carbon dioxide emissions standards for model years 2021 through 2025 because they are no longer appropriate and reasonable in addition to establishing new standards for model year 2026. The preferred alternative is to retain the model year 2020 standards (specifically, the footprint target curves for passenger cars and light trucks) for both programs through model year 2026, but comment is sought on a range of alternatives discussed throughout this document. Compared to maintaining the post-2020 standards set forth in 2012, current estimates indicate that the proposed SAFE Vehicles Rule would save over 500 billion dollars in societal costs and reduce highway fatalities by 12,700 lives (over the lifetimes of vehicles through MY 2029). U.S. fuel consumption would increase by about half a million barrels per day (2-3 percent of total daily consumption, according to the Energy Information Administration) and would impact the global climate by 3/1000th of one degree Celsius by 2100, also when compared to the standards set forth in 2012.
2018-08-24Proposed RuleENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCYEnvironmental Protection AgencyThe Safer Affordable Fuel-Efficient (SAFE) Vehicles Rule for Model Years 2021-2026 Passenger Cars and Light TrucksEPA and NHTSA are announcing public hearings to be held for the joint proposed ``Safer Affordable Fuel-Efficient (SAFE) Vehicles Rule for Model Years 2021-2026 Passenger Cars and Light Trucks,'' (SAFE Vehicles Rule) issued on August 2, 2018. NHTSA will...2018-18418"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2018-08-24/pdf/2018-18418.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2018/08/24/2018-18418/the-safer-affordable-fuel-efficient-safe-vehicles-rule-for-model-years-2021-2026-passenger-cars-andEPA and NHTSA are announcing public hearings to be held for the joint proposed ``Safer Affordable Fuel-Efficient (SAFE) Vehicles Rule for Model Years 2021-2026 Passenger Cars and Light Trucks,'' (SAFE Vehicles Rule) issued on August 2, 2018. NHTSA will also accept comment on NHTSA's Draft Environmental Impact Statement (Draft EIS), available on NHTSA's website at www.nhtsa.gov/corporate-average-fuel-economy/ safe. Three hearings will be held, on September 24, September 25, and September 26, 2018. The agencies will assume that all oral comments presented at the hearing are addressed to the joint proposed rules only, unless speakers specifically reference NHTSA's Draft EIS in oral or written testimony.
2018-08-24Proposed RuleENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCYEnvironmental Protection AgencyReceipt of Several Pesticide Petitions Filed for Residues of Pesticide Chemicals in or on Various CommoditiesThis document announces the Agency's receipt of several initial filings of pesticide petitions requesting the establishment or modification of regulations for residues of pesticide chemicals in or on various commodities.2018-18406"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2018-08-24/pdf/2018-18406.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2018/08/24/2018-18406/receipt-of-several-pesticide-petitions-filed-for-residues-of-pesticide-chemicals-in-or-on-variousThis document announces the Agency's receipt of several initial filings of pesticide petitions requesting the establishment or modification of regulations for residues of pesticide chemicals in or on various commodities.
2018-08-23RuleENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCYEnvironmental Protection AgencyApproval of Air Quality Implementation Plans; New York; Fuel Composition and Use-Sulfur LimitationsThe Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is approving a revision to the New York State Implementation Plan (SIP) concerning sulfur-in-fuel limits. The intended effect of this revision is to add a regulatory mechanism for meeting the existing...2018-18115"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2018-08-23/pdf/2018-18115.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2018/08/23/2018-18115/approval-of-air-quality-implementation-plans-new-york-fuel-composition-and-use-sulfur-limitationsThe Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is approving a revision to the New York State Implementation Plan (SIP) concerning sulfur-in-fuel limits. The intended effect of this revision is to add a regulatory mechanism for meeting the existing obligations related to regional haze. The SIP revision consists of amendments to Title 6 of the New York Codes, Rules and Regulations and also removes obsolete provisions from the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) relating to New York's sulfur-in-fuel regulation.
2018-08-23Proposed RuleENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCYEnvironmental Protection AgencyAir Plan Approval; Maryland; Continuous Opacity Monitoring Requirements for Municipal Waste Combustors and Cement PlantsThe Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to approve a state implementation plan (SIP) revision submitted by the State of Maryland (SIP Revision 16-04). This revision pertains to clarifying continuous opacity monitoring requirements and...2018-18276"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2018-08-23/pdf/2018-18276.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2018/08/23/2018-18276/air-plan-approval-maryland-continuous-opacity-monitoring-requirements-for-municipal-waste-combustorsThe Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to approve a state implementation plan (SIP) revision submitted by the State of Maryland (SIP Revision 16-04). This revision pertains to clarifying continuous opacity monitoring requirements and visible emission standards for municipal waste combustors (MWCs) and Portland cement plants. This action is being taken under the Clean Air Act (CAA).
2018-08-23RuleENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCYEnvironmental Protection AgencyAir Plan Approval; Nebraska; Revisions to Title 115 of the Nebraska Administrative Code; Rules of Practice and ProcedureThe Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is approving revisions to the Nebraska State Implementation Plan (SIP) addressing the legal practices and procedures that govern the Nebraska Department of Environmental Quality (NDEQ) relating to public record...2018-18104"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2018-08-23/pdf/2018-18104.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2018/08/23/2018-18104/air-plan-approval-nebraska-revisions-to-title-115-of-the-nebraska-administrative-code-rules-ofThe Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is approving revisions to the Nebraska State Implementation Plan (SIP) addressing the legal practices and procedures that govern the Nebraska Department of Environmental Quality (NDEQ) relating to public record law and the State's Administrative Procedure Act. The State revised their regulations based on legislative amendments to the State's Administrative Procedure Act and the public record laws which imposed additional requirements on the Nebraska Department of Environmental Quality. Specifically, revisions are being made to definitions, filings and correspondence, public record availability and confidentiality, public hearings, contested cases, emergency proceeding hearings, declaratory rulings, rulemaking and variances. These revisions do not impact air quality, do not revise emission limits or procedures, nor do they impact the State's ability to attain or maintain the National Ambient Air Quality Standards.
2018-08-23RuleENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCYEnvironmental Protection AgencyApproval of Nebraska Air Quality Implementation Plan; Particulate Emissions; Limitations and StandardsThe Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is taking final action to approve revisions to the State Implementation Plan (SIP) submitted on July 14, 2014, by the State of Nebraska. This final action will amend the SIP to include revisions to title 129 of...2018-18103"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2018-08-23/pdf/2018-18103.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2018/08/23/2018-18103/approval-of-nebraska-air-quality-implementation-plan-particulate-emissions-limitations-and-standardsThe Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is taking final action to approve revisions to the State Implementation Plan (SIP) submitted on July 14, 2014, by the State of Nebraska. This final action will amend the SIP to include revisions to title 129 of the Nebraska Administrative Code, chapter 20 ``Particulate Emissions; Limitations and Standards''. The revisions make clear that the emission rates in the rule apply to applicable sources except when a more stringent Federal rule or limit in a construction permit exists. Other minor administrative revisions are also being made. Approval of these revisions will not impact air quality, ensures consistency between the State and Federally approved rules, and ensures Federal enforceability of the State's rules.
2018-08-22RuleENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCYEnvironmental Protection AgencyHazardous Waste Management System; Identification and Listing of Hazardous WasteThe Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is granting a petition submitted by Blanchard Refining Company LLC--(Blanchard) to exclude (or delist) the residual solids generated from the reclamation of oil bearing hazardous secondary materials (OBSMs)...2018-17985"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2018-08-22/pdf/2018-17985.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2018/08/22/2018-17985/hazardous-waste-management-system-identification-and-listing-of-hazardous-wasteThe Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is granting a petition submitted by Blanchard Refining Company LLC--(Blanchard) to exclude (or delist) the residual solids generated from the reclamation of oil bearing hazardous secondary materials (OBSMs) on-site at Blanchard's Galveston Bay Refinery (GBR), located in Texas City, Texas from the lists of hazardous wastes. EPA used the Delisting Risk Assessment Software (DRAS) Version 3.0.35 in the evaluation of the impact of the petitioned waste on human health and the environment. The residual solids are listed as F037 (primary oil/water/solids separation sludge) when they are reclaimed from the OBSMs. After careful analysis and evaluation of comments submitted by the public, the EPA has concluded that the petitioned wastes are not hazardous waste when disposed of in Subtitle D landfills. This exclusion applies to the residuals solids generated at Blanchard's Galveston Bay Refinery (GBR), located in Texas City, Texas facility. Accordingly, this final rule excludes the petitioned waste from the requirements of hazardous waste regulations under the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) when disposed of in Subtitle D landfills but imposes testing conditions to ensure that the future-generated wastes remain qualified for delisting.
2018-08-21RuleENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCYEnvironmental Protection AgencyAir Plan Approval and Air Quality Designation; AL; Redesignation of the Etowah County Unclassifiable AreaOn March 22, 2018, the State of Alabama, through the Alabama Department of Environmental Management (ADEM), submitted a request for the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to redesignate the Etowah County, Alabama fine particulate matter...2018-18034"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2018-08-21/pdf/2018-18034.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2018/08/21/2018-18034/air-plan-approval-and-air-quality-designation-al-redesignation-of-the-etowah-county-unclassifiableOn March 22, 2018, the State of Alabama, through the Alabama Department of Environmental Management (ADEM), submitted a request for the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to redesignate the Etowah County, Alabama fine particulate matter (PM2.5) unclassifiable area (hereinafter referred to as the ``Etowah County Area'' or ``Area'') to attainment for the 2006 primary and secondary 24-hour PM2.5 national ambient air quality standards (NAAQS). EPA is approving the State's request and redesignating the Area to unclassifiable/attainment for the 2006 primary and secondary 24-hour PM2.5 NAAQS based upon valid, quality-assured, and certified ambient air monitoring data showing that the PM2.5 monitor in the Area is in compliance with the 2006 primary and secondary 24-hour PM2.5 NAAQS.
2018-08-21Proposed RuleENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCYEnvironmental Protection AgencyAir Plan Approval; Ohio; Attainment Plan for the Lake County SO2The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to approve a State Implementation Plan (SIP) revision which Ohio submitted to EPA on April 3, 2015, and supplemented in October 2015 and March 2017, as its plan for attaining the 1-hour sulfur...2018-17930"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2018-08-21/pdf/2018-17930.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2018/08/21/2018-17930/air-plan-approval-ohio-attainment-plan-for-the-lake-county-so2The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to approve a State Implementation Plan (SIP) revision which Ohio submitted to EPA on April 3, 2015, and supplemented in October 2015 and March 2017, as its plan for attaining the 1-hour sulfur dioxide (SO2) primary national ambient air quality standard (NAAQS) for the Lake County SO2 nonattainment area. This plan (herein called a ``nonattainment plan'') includes Ohio's attainment demonstration, enforceable emission limitations and control measures, and other elements required under the Clean Air Act (CAA). EPA proposes to conclude that Ohio has appropriately demonstrated that the nonattainment plan provides for attainment of the 2010 1-hour primary SO2 NAAQS in Lake County by the applicable attainment date and that the plan meets the other applicable requirements under the CAA.
2018-08-21RuleENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCYEnvironmental Protection AgencyAir Plan Approval; Virginia; Regional Haze Plan and Visibility for the 2010 Sulfur Dioxide and 2012 Fine Particulate Matter StandardsThe Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is approving a state implementation plan (SIP) revision submitted by the Commonwealth of Virginia (the Commonwealth or Virginia) on July 16, 2015. This SIP submittal changes Virginia's reliance on the Clean Air...2018-17448"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2018-08-21/pdf/2018-17448.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2018/08/21/2018-17448/air-plan-approval-virginia-regional-haze-plan-and-visibility-for-the-2010-sulfur-dioxide-and-2012The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is approving a state implementation plan (SIP) revision submitted by the Commonwealth of Virginia (the Commonwealth or Virginia) on July 16, 2015. This SIP submittal changes Virginia's reliance on the Clean Air Interstate Rule (CAIR) to reliance on the Cross-State Air Pollution Rule (CSAPR) for certain elements of Virginia's regional haze program. EPA is approving the visibility portion of Virginia's infrastructure SIP submittals for the 2010 sulfur dioxide (SO2) and 2012 fine particulate matter (PM2.5) national ambient air quality standards (NAAQS) and approving element (J) for visibility of Virginia's infrastructure SIP submittal for the 2010 SO2 NAAQS. EPA is also converting the Agency's prior limited approval/limited disapproval of Virginia's regional haze program to a full approval and withdrawing the federal implementation plan (FIP) provisions addressing our prior limited disapproval. This action is being taken under the Clean Air Act (CAA).
2018-08-21RuleENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCYEnvironmental Protection AgencyNational Oil and Hazardous Substances Pollution Contingency Plan; National Priorities List: Deletion of the Ordnance Works Disposal Areas Superfund SiteThe Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 3 announces the deletion of the Ordnance Works Disposal Areas Superfund Site (Site) located in Morgantown, West Virginia, from the National Priorities List (NPL). The NPL, promulgated pursuant to section...2018-18032"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2018-08-21/pdf/2018-18032.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2018/08/21/2018-18032/national-oil-and-hazardous-substances-pollution-contingency-plan-national-priorities-list-deletionThe Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 3 announces the deletion of the Ordnance Works Disposal Areas Superfund Site (Site) located in Morgantown, West Virginia, from the National Priorities List (NPL). The NPL, promulgated pursuant to section 105 of the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA) of 1980, as amended, is an appendix of the National Oil and Hazardous Substances Pollution Contingency Plan (NCP). The EPA and the State of West Virginia, through the West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection (WVDEP), have determined that all appropriate response actions under CERCLA, other than operation and maintenance, monitoring, and five-year reviews have been completed. However, this deletion does not preclude future actions under Superfund.
2018-08-21RuleENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCYEnvironmental Protection AgencyPartial Approval and Partial Disapproval of Air Quality State Implementation Plans; Arizona; Infrastructure Requirements for Nitrogen Dioxide and Sulfur DioxideThe Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is partially approving and partially disapproving several state implementation plan (SIP) submissions from the State of Arizona pursuant to the requirements of section 110(a)(1) and 110(a)(2) of the Clean Air...2018-17931"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2018-08-21/pdf/2018-17931.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2018/08/21/2018-17931/partial-approval-and-partial-disapproval-of-air-quality-state-implementation-plans-arizonaThe Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is partially approving and partially disapproving several state implementation plan (SIP) submissions from the State of Arizona pursuant to the requirements of section 110(a)(1) and 110(a)(2) of the Clean Air Act (CAA or ``the Act'') for the implementation, maintenance, and enforcement of the 2010 nitrogen dioxide (NO2) and 2010 sulfur dioxide (SO2) national ambient air quality standards (NAAQS or ``standards''). We refer to such SIP submissions as ``infrastructure'' SIP submissions because they are intended to address basic structural SIP requirements for new or revised standards including, but not limited to, legal authority, regulatory structure, resources, permit programs, monitoring, and modeling necessary to assure implementation, maintenance, and enforcement of the NAAQS. In addition, the EPA is reclassifying Pima County from Priority II to Priority III for SO2 emergency episode planning purposes. The EPA is also approving into the Arizona SIP sections of an Arizona Revised Statute related to air quality modeling and the submission of modeling data to the EPA. Finally, the EPA is clarifying several inconsistencies between its technical support document and notice of proposed rulemaking.
2018-08-20RuleENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCYEnvironmental Protection AgencyAir Plan Approval and Air Quality Designation; KY; Redesignation of the Kentucky Portion of the Louisville Unclassifiable AreaOn May 4, 2018, the Commonwealth of Kentucky, through the Kentucky Energy and Environment Cabinet, Division for Air Quality (KDAQ), submitted a request for the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to redesignate the portion of Kentucky that is within...2018-17935"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2018-08-20/pdf/2018-17935.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2018/08/20/2018-17935/air-plan-approval-and-air-quality-designation-ky-redesignation-of-the-kentucky-portion-of-theOn May 4, 2018, the Commonwealth of Kentucky, through the Kentucky Energy and Environment Cabinet, Division for Air Quality (KDAQ), submitted a request for the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to redesignate the portion of Kentucky that is within the bi- state Louisville, KY-IN fine particulate matter (PM2.5) unclassifiable area (hereinafter referred to as the ``bi-state Louisville Area'' or ``Area'') to unclassifiable/attainment for the 2012 primary annual PM2.5 national ambient air quality standard (NAAQS). The bi-state Louisville Area consists of Jefferson County and a portion of Bullitt County in Kentucky, as well as Clark and Floyd Counties in Indiana. EPA is approving the State's request and redesignating the Area to unclassifiable/attainment for the 2012 primary annual PM2.5 NAAQS based upon valid, quality- assured, and certified ambient air monitoring data showing that the PM2.5 monitors in the bi-state Louisville Area are in compliance with the 2012 primary annual PM2.5 NAAQS.
2018-08-20Proposed RuleENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCYEnvironmental Protection AgencyNational Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants for Clay Ceramics ManufacturingThis action proposes amendments to the National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants (NESHAP) for Clay Ceramics Manufacturing. The proposed amendments are in response to a petition for reconsideration filed by industry stakeholders on the...2018-17933"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2018-08-20/pdf/2018-17933.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2018/08/20/2018-17933/national-emission-standards-for-hazardous-air-pollutants-for-clay-ceramics-manufacturingThis action proposes amendments to the National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants (NESHAP) for Clay Ceramics Manufacturing. The proposed amendments are in response to a petition for reconsideration filed by industry stakeholders on the final rule promulgated on October 26, 2015, as well as our review of the 2015 rule with respect to other issues raised by stakeholders. This action proposes to revise the temperature monitoring methodology used to demonstrate continuous compliance with the dioxin/furan (D/F) emissions limit of the final rule. In addition, we are proposing to address concerns raised by industry stakeholders regarding visible emissions (VE) monitoring of tunnel kiln stacks for continuous compliance with particulate matter (PM) and mercury (Hg) emission limitations. This action also proposes to amend the requirements for weekly visual inspections of system ductwork and control device equipment for water curtain spray booths. Lastly, this action proposes to amend the NESHAP to include provisions for emissions averaging and make technical corrections.
2018-08-20Proposed RuleENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCYEnvironmental Protection AgencyRevisions to California State Implementation Plan; South Coast Air Quality Management District, San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District and Yolo-Solano Air Quality Management; Nonattainment New Source Review Requirements for the 2008 8-Hour Ozone StandardThe Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to approve three state implementation plan (SIP) revisions submitted by the State of California addressing the nonattainment new source review (NNSR) requirements for the 2008 8-hour ozone National...2018-17835"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2018-08-20/pdf/2018-17835.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2018/08/20/2018-17835/revisions-to-california-state-implementation-plan-south-coast-air-quality-management-district-sanThe Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to approve three state implementation plan (SIP) revisions submitted by the State of California addressing the nonattainment new source review (NNSR) requirements for the 2008 8-hour ozone National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS). These SIP revisions address the South Coast Air Quality Management District (SCAQMD or District), San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District (SJVAPCD or District) and Yolo- Solano Air Quality Management District (YSAQMD or District) portions of the California SIP. This action is being taken pursuant to the Clean Air Act (CAA or ``Act'') and its implementing regulations.
2018-08-20RuleENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCYEnvironmental Protection AgencyAir Plan Approval; ID, Incorporations by Reference Updates and Rule RevisionsEPA is taking final action to approve revisions to Idaho's State Implementation Plan (SIP) submitted by the Idaho Department of Environmental Quality (IDEQ) on March 20, 2018 and April 12, 2018. The submitted revisions update incorporation by reference...2018-17825"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2018-08-20/pdf/2018-17825.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2018/08/20/2018-17825/air-plan-approval-id-incorporations-by-reference-updates-and-rule-revisionsEPA is taking final action to approve revisions to Idaho's State Implementation Plan (SIP) submitted by the Idaho Department of Environmental Quality (IDEQ) on March 20, 2018 and April 12, 2018. The submitted revisions update incorporation by reference of Federal regulations in the Idaho's rules. The revisions also remove an interim regulation that expired in 2003.
2018-08-20RuleENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCYEnvironmental Protection AgencyAir Plan Approval; Washington; Interstate Transport Requirements for the 2012 PM2.5The Clean Air Act requires each State Implementation Plan (SIP) to contain adequate provisions prohibiting emissions that will have certain adverse air quality effects in other states. On February 7, 2018, the State of Washington made a submission to...2018-17823"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2018-08-20/pdf/2018-17823.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2018/08/20/2018-17823/air-plan-approval-washington-interstate-transport-requirements-for-the-2012-pm25The Clean Air Act requires each State Implementation Plan (SIP) to contain adequate provisions prohibiting emissions that will have certain adverse air quality effects in other states. On February 7, 2018, the State of Washington made a submission to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to address these requirements. The EPA is approving the submission as meeting the requirement that each SIP contain adequate provisions to prohibit emissions that will contribute significantly to nonattainment or interfere with maintenance of the 2012 annual fine particulate matter (PM2.5) national ambient air quality standard (NAAQS) in any other state.
2018-08-20RuleENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCYEnvironmental Protection AgencyDistrict of Columbia: Final Authorization of District Hazardous Waste Management Program RevisionsThe EPA is granting the District of Columbia (the District) final authorization for revisions to its hazardous waste management program under the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA). The Agency published a proposed rule on June 11, 2018 and...2018-17921"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2018-08-20/pdf/2018-17921.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2018/08/20/2018-17921/district-of-columbia-final-authorization-of-district-hazardous-waste-management-program-revisionsThe EPA is granting the District of Columbia (the District) final authorization for revisions to its hazardous waste management program under the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA). The Agency published a proposed rule on June 11, 2018 and provided for public comment. No comments relevant to the proposed revisions were received. No further opportunity for comment will be provided.
2018-08-17RuleENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCYEnvironmental Protection AgencySignificant New Use Rules on Certain Chemical SubstancesEPA is promulgating significant new use rules (SNURs) under the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) for 27 chemical substances which were the subject of premanufacture notices (PMNs). The chemical substances are subject to Orders issued by EPA pursuant...2018-17348"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2018-08-17/pdf/2018-17348.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2018/08/17/2018-17348/significant-new-use-rules-on-certain-chemical-substancesEPA is promulgating significant new use rules (SNURs) under the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) for 27 chemical substances which were the subject of premanufacture notices (PMNs). The chemical substances are subject to Orders issued by EPA pursuant to section 5(e) of TSCA. This action requires persons who intend to manufacture (defined by statute to include import) or process any of these 27 chemical substances for an activity that is designated as a significant new use by this rule to notify EPA at least 90 days before commencing that activity. The required notification initiates EPA's evaluation of the intended use within the applicable review period. Persons may not commence manufacture or processing for the significant new use until EPA has conducted a review of the notice, made an appropriate determination on the notice, and has taken such actions as are required with that determination.
2018-08-17Proposed RuleENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCYEnvironmental Protection AgencySignificant New Use Rules on Certain Chemical SubstancesEPA is proposing significant new use rules (SNURs) under the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) for 27 chemical substances which were the subject of premanufacture notices (PMNs). The chemical substances are subject to Orders issued by EPA pursuant to...2018-17349"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2018-08-17/pdf/2018-17349.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2018/08/17/2018-17349/significant-new-use-rules-on-certain-chemical-substancesEPA is proposing significant new use rules (SNURs) under the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) for 27 chemical substances which were the subject of premanufacture notices (PMNs). The chemical substances are subject to Orders issued by EPA pursuant to section 5(e) of TSCA. This action would require persons who intend to manufacture (defined by statute to include import) or process any of these 27 chemical substances for an activity that is designated as a significant new use by these rules to notify EPA at least 90 days before commencing that activity. The required notification initiates EPA's evaluation of the intended use within the applicable review period. Persons may not commence manufacture or processing for the significant new use until EPA has conducted a review of the notice, made an appropriate determination on the notification, and has taken such actions as are required with that determination. In addition to this notice of proposed rulemaking, EPA is issuing the action as a direct final rule elsewhere in this issue of the Federal Register.
2018-08-17RuleENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCYEnvironmental Protection AgencyAir Plan Approval; California; San Joaquin Valley Unified Air Pollution Control District; Reasonably Available Control Technology DemonstrationThe Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is taking final action to approve revisions to the San Joaquin Valley Unified Air Pollution Control District (SJVUAPCD or ``District'') portion of the California State Implementation Plan (SIP). These revisions...2018-17714"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2018-08-17/pdf/2018-17714.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2018/08/17/2018-17714/air-plan-approval-california-san-joaquin-valley-unified-air-pollution-control-district-reasonablyThe Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is taking final action to approve revisions to the San Joaquin Valley Unified Air Pollution Control District (SJVUAPCD or ``District'') portion of the California State Implementation Plan (SIP). These revisions concern the District's 2014 demonstration regarding Reasonably Available Control Technology (RACT) requirements for the 2008 8-hour ozone National Ambient Air Quality Standard (NAAQS). We are also taking final action to approve into the California SIP the following documents that help support the District's RACT demonstration: SJVUAPCD's supplement to its 2014 RACT SIP demonstration, which contains SJVUAPCD's negative declarations where the District concludes it has no sources subject to certain Control Techniques Guidelines (CTG) documents and relevant permit conditions to implement RACT level requirements for J.R. Simplot's Nitric Acid plant in Helm, California (CA); and SJVUAPCD's 2016 Ozone Plan for the 2008 8-Hour Ozone Standard--Chapter 3.4 and Appendix C only. We are approving local SIP revisions to demonstrate that RACT is implemented as required under the Clean Air Act (CAA or the ``the Act'').
2018-08-17Proposed RuleENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCYEnvironmental Protection AgencyApproval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; State of Colorado; Motor Vehicle Inspection and Maintenance Program and Associated RevisionsThe Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing approval of two State Implementation Plan (SIP) revisions submitted by the State of Colorado. The revisions involve amendments to Colorado's Regulation Number 11, ``Motor Vehicle Emissions...2018-17805"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2018-08-17/pdf/2018-17805.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2018/08/17/2018-17805/approval-and-promulgation-of-air-quality-implementation-plans-state-of-colorado-motor-vehicleThe Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing approval of two State Implementation Plan (SIP) revisions submitted by the State of Colorado. The revisions involve amendments to Colorado's Regulation Number 11, ``Motor Vehicle Emissions Inspection Program.'' The revisions enhance the use of Regulation Number 11's Clean Screen Program, allow self-inspecting vehicle fleets to use the On-Board Diagnostics (OBD) testing procedure, provide corrections to the Low Emitter Index (LEI) component of the Clean Screen Program, clarify existing provisions, correct administrative errors, delete obsolete language, establish inspection procedures for when emission control equipment tampering is detected, and make several other minor associated revisions. These actions are being taken under section 110 of the Clean Air Act (CAA).
2018-08-16Proposed RuleENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCYEnvironmental Protection AgencyAir Plan Approval; Ohio; Approval of Sulfur Dioxide RegulationsThe Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to approve, under the Clean Air Act, Ohio's revised sulfur dioxide (SO2) regulations, which Ohio submitted to EPA on March 13, 2017. Ohio updated its regulations to correct facility...2018-17587"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2018-08-16/pdf/2018-17587.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2018/08/16/2018-17587/air-plan-approval-ohio-approval-of-sulfur-dioxide-regulationsThe Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to approve, under the Clean Air Act, Ohio's revised sulfur dioxide (SO2) regulations, which Ohio submitted to EPA on March 13, 2017. Ohio updated its regulations to correct facility information which has changed and to add new emission limits for selected sources in Lake and Jefferson Counties. The revised regulations do not impose substantive changes or additional emission restrictions upon the Ohio State Implementation Plan (SIP) except for the site-specific provisions which have been revised in response to Ohio's nonattainment area designations of August 5, 2013. EPA is proposing to approve the majority of the revised regulations which the state submitted. EPA proposes to take no action on a portion of one submitted rule, which has never been federally approved. EPA also proposes to remove one rule from the SIP, which Ohio rescinded and replaced in 2009.
2018-08-16Proposed RuleENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCYEnvironmental Protection AgencyAir Plan Approval; State of Iowa; Attainment Redesignation for 2008 Lead NAAQS and Associated Maintenance PlanThe Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to take action to approve the State of Iowa's request to redesignate portions of Pottawattamie County, Council Bluffs, Iowa to attainment for the 2008 lead (Pb) National Ambient Air Quality...2018-17583"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2018-08-16/pdf/2018-17583.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2018/08/16/2018-17583/air-plan-approval-state-of-iowa-attainment-redesignation-for-2008-lead-naaqs-and-associatedThe Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to take action to approve the State of Iowa's request to redesignate portions of Pottawattamie County, Council Bluffs, Iowa to attainment for the 2008 lead (Pb) National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS). EPA's proposed approval of the redesignation request is based on the determination that the Council Bluffs area has met the criteria for redesignation to attainment set forth in the Clean Air Act (CAA), including the determination that the area has attained the standard. Additionally, EPA is approving the state's plan for maintaining the 2008 Pb NAAQS in the Council Bluffs area for ten years beyond redesignation.
2018-08-16Proposed RuleENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCYEnvironmental Protection AgencyAir Plan Approval; Wisconsin; Reasonable Further Progress Plan and Other Plan Elements for the Moderate Nonattainment Chicago Area for the 2008 Ozone StandardsThe Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to approve a revision to the Wisconsin State Implementation Plan (SIP) to meet the base year emissions inventory, reasonable further progress (RFP), RFP contingency measure, nitrogen oxides...2018-17590"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2018-08-16/pdf/2018-17590.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2018/08/16/2018-17590/air-plan-approval-wisconsin-reasonable-further-progress-plan-and-other-plan-elements-for-theThe Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to approve a revision to the Wisconsin State Implementation Plan (SIP) to meet the base year emissions inventory, reasonable further progress (RFP), RFP contingency measure, nitrogen oxides (NOX) reasonably available control technology (RACT), and motor vehicle inspection and maintenance (I/M) requirements of the Clean Air Act (CAA) for 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 is also proposing to approve the 2017 and 2018 transportation conformity motor vehicle emissions budgets (MVEBs) for the Wisconsin portion of the Chicago area for the 2008 ozone NAAQS. EPA is proposing to approve this SIP revision pursuant to section 110 and part D of the CAA and EPA's regulations because it satisfies the emission inventory, RFP, RFP contingency measure, NOX RACT, I/M, and transportation conformity requirements for the Wisconsin portion of the Chicago area, which is classified as moderate nonattainment for the 2008 ozone NAAQS.
2018-08-15Proposed RuleENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCYEnvironmental Protection AgencyAir Plan Approval; Indiana; Attainment Plan for Indianapolis, Southwest Indiana, and Terre Haute SO2The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to approve as a State Implementation Plan (SIP) revision an Indiana submission to EPA dated October 2, 2015. The submission addresses attainment of the 2010 sulfur dioxide (SO2) national...2018-17582"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2018-08-15/pdf/2018-17582.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2018/08/15/2018-17582/air-plan-approval-indiana-attainment-plan-for-indianapolis-southwest-indiana-and-terre-haute-so2The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to approve as a State Implementation Plan (SIP) revision an Indiana submission to EPA dated October 2, 2015. The submission addresses attainment of the 2010 sulfur dioxide (SO2) national ambient air quality standard (NAAQS) for the Indianapolis (Marion County), Southwest Indiana (Daviess and Pike Counties), and Terre Haute (Vigo County) areas. Indiana also submitted a SIP revision request for the Morgan County area. In this proposed action, EPA is not addressing the Morgan County portion of the SIP revision request, and will address it separately in a future action. This plan (herein called a ``nonattainment plan'') includes Indiana's attainment demonstration and other elements required under the Clean Air Act (CAA). In addition to an attainment demonstration, the nonattainment plan addresses the requirement for meeting reasonable further progress (RFP) toward attainment of the NAAQS, reasonably available control measures and reasonably available control technology (RACM/RACT), base-year and projection-year emission inventories, enforceable emissions limitations and control measures, and contingency measures. EPA proposes to conclude that Indiana has appropriately demonstrated that the plan provisions provide for attainment of the 2010 SO2 NAAQS in the Indianapolis, Southwest Indiana, and Terre Haute areas by the applicable attainment date and that the plan meets the other applicable requirements under the CAA.
2018-08-14RuleENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCYEnvironmental Protection AgencyApproval and Promulgation of State Plans for Designated Facilities and Pollutants; United States Virgin Islands; Commercial and Industrial Solid Waste Incineration UnitsThe Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is approving a Clean Air Act (CAA) section 111(d)/129 negative declaration for the United States Virgin Islands, for Commercial and industrial solid waste incineration (CISWI) units. This negative declaration...2018-17371"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2018-08-14/pdf/2018-17371.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2018/08/14/2018-17371/approval-and-promulgation-of-state-plans-for-designated-facilities-and-pollutants-united-statesThe Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is approving a Clean Air Act (CAA) section 111(d)/129 negative declaration for the United States Virgin Islands, for Commercial and industrial solid waste incineration (CISWI) units. This negative declaration certifies that CISWI units subject to sections 111(d) and 129 of the CAA do not exist within the jurisdiction of the United States Virgin Islands. The EPA is accepting the negative declaration in accordance with the requirements of the CAA.
2018-08-14RuleENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCYEnvironmental Protection AgencyAdequacy Status of Motor Vehicle Emissions Budgets for the New York Portion of the New York-Northern New Jersey-Long Island, NY-NJ-CT, 2008 8-Hour Ozone Nonattainment Area; CorrectionThis document corrects an error in the table posted in the June 8, 2018, notification of adequacy of the motor vehicle emission budgets (MVEB) for the New York portions of the New York-Northern New Jersey-Long Island, NY-NJ-CT 8-hour ozone...2018-17369"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2018-08-14/pdf/2018-17369.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2018/08/14/2018-17369/adequacy-status-of-motor-vehicle-emissions-budgets-for-the-new-york-portion-of-the-new-york-northernThis document corrects an error in the table posted in the June 8, 2018, notification of adequacy of the motor vehicle emission budgets (MVEB) for the New York portions of the New York-Northern New Jersey-Long Island, NY-NJ-CT 8-hour ozone nonattainment area. The MVEBs were submitted by New York State Department of Environmental Conservation as part of the SIP revision for the area's 2008 8-hour ozone nonattainment area. The MVEB budget table in the original post listed incorrect units for the actual MVEBs. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), therefore, is correcting the table to show the correct units.
2018-08-14Proposed RuleENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCYEnvironmental Protection AgencyAir Plan Approval; Indiana; Cross-State Air Pollution RuleThe Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to approve a state submission concerning the Cross-State Air Pollution Rule (CSAPR) that was submitted by Indiana on November 27, 2017 as a revision to the Indiana State Implementation Plan (SIP)....2018-17357"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2018-08-14/pdf/2018-17357.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2018/08/14/2018-17357/air-plan-approval-indiana-cross-state-air-pollution-ruleThe Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to approve a state submission concerning the Cross-State Air Pollution Rule (CSAPR) that was submitted by Indiana on November 27, 2017 as a revision to the Indiana State Implementation Plan (SIP). Under CSAPR, large electricity generating units (EGUs) in Indiana are subject to Federal Implementation Plans (FIPs) requiring the units to participate in CSAPR's Federal trading program for annual emissions of nitrogen oxides (NOX), one of CSAPR's two Federal trading programs for annual emissions of sulfur dioxide (SO2), and one of CSAPR's two Federal trading programs for ozone season emissions of NOX. This action would approve the State's regulations requiring large Indiana EGUs to participate in new CSAPR state trading programs for annual NOX, annual SO2, and ozone season NOX emissions integrated with the CSAPR Federal trading programs, replacing the corresponding FIP requirements. EPA is proposing to approve the SIP revision because the submittal meets the requirements of the Clean Air Act (CAA or Act) and EPA's regulations for approval of a CSAPR full SIP revision replacing the requirements of a CSAPR FIP. Under the CSAPR regulations, approval of the SIP revision would automatically eliminate Indiana's units' requirements under the corresponding CSAPR FIPs addressing Indiana's interstate transport (or ``good neighbor'') obligations for the 1997 fine particulate matter (PM2.5) national ambient air quality standard (NAAQS), the 2006 PM2.5 NAAQS, the 1997 ozone NAAQS, and the 2008 ozone NAAQS. Like the CSAPR FIP requirements that would be replaced, approval of the SIP revision would fully satisfy Indiana's good neighbor obligations for the 1997 PM2.5 NAAQS, the 2006 PM2.5 NAAQS, and the 1997 ozone NAAQS and would partially satisfy Indiana's good neighbor obligation for the 2008 ozone NAAQS.
2018-08-14RuleENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCYEnvironmental Protection AgencyApproval of Air Quality Implementation Plans; New Jersey; Infrastructure Requirements for the 2012 PM2.5The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is approving elements of the State Implementation Plan (SIP) submission from New Jersey regarding the infrastructure requirements of section 110 of the Clean Air Act (CAA) for the 2012 annual fine particulate...2018-17361"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2018-08-14/pdf/2018-17361.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2018/08/14/2018-17361/approval-of-air-quality-implementation-plans-new-jersey-infrastructure-requirements-for-the-2012The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is approving elements of the State Implementation Plan (SIP) submission from New Jersey regarding the infrastructure requirements of section 110 of the Clean Air Act (CAA) for the 2012 annual fine particulate matter (PM2.5) National Ambient Air Quality Standard (NAAQS or standard). The infrastructure requirements are designed to ensure that the structural components of each state's air quality management program are adequate to meet the state's responsibilities under the CAA. This action pertains specifically to infrastructure requirements concerning interstate transport provisions.
2018-08-13RuleENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCYEnvironmental Protection AgencyAir Plan Approval; Connecticut; 1997 8-Hour Ozone Attainment DemonstrationThe Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is approving the ozone attainment demonstration portion of a State Implementation Plan (SIP) revision submitted by the State of Connecticut to meet the Clean Air Act (CAA) requirements for attaining the 1997...2018-17245"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2018-08-13/pdf/2018-17245.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2018/08/13/2018-17245/air-plan-approval-connecticut-1997-8-hour-ozone-attainment-demonstrationThe Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is approving the ozone attainment demonstration portion of a State Implementation Plan (SIP) revision submitted by the State of Connecticut to meet the Clean Air Act (CAA) requirements for attaining the 1997 8-hour ozone national ambient air quality standard (NAAQS). The EPA is approving Connecticut's demonstration of attainment of the 1997 8-hour ozone NAAQS for the New York-Northern New Jersey-Long Island, NY-NJ-CT moderate 1997 8-hour ozone nonattainment area (hereafter, the NY-NJ-CT area or the NY-NJ-CT nonattainment area). In addition, the EPA is approving Connecticut's reasonably available control measures (RACM) analysis. This action is being taken under the Clean Air Act.
2018-08-13Proposed RuleENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCYEnvironmental Protection AgencyAir Plan Approval; Maine; Infrastructure State Implementation Plan Requirements for the 2012 PM2.5The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to approve elements of a State Implementation Plan (SIP) submission from Maine that addresses the infrastructure requirements of the Clean Air Act (CAA or Act) for the 2012 fine particle...2018-17247"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2018-08-13/pdf/2018-17247.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2018/08/13/2018-17247/air-plan-approval-maine-infrastructure-state-implementation-plan-requirements-for-the-2012-pm25The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to approve elements of a State Implementation Plan (SIP) submission from Maine that addresses the infrastructure requirements of the Clean Air Act (CAA or Act) for the 2012 fine particle (PM2.5) National Ambient Air Quality Standard (NAAQS). EPA is also proposing to conditionally approve one sub-element of Maine's infrastructure SIP. The infrastructure requirements are designed to ensure that the structural components of each state's air quality management program are adequate to meet the state's responsibilities with respect to this NAAQS under the CAA.
2018-08-13RuleENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCYEnvironmental Protection AgencyAir Plan Approval; Rhode Island; Control of Volatile Organic Compound Emissions, Control of Nitrogen Oxide Emissions, and Sulfur Content of FuelsThe Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is approving a State Implementation Plan (SIP) revision submitted by the State of Rhode Island. This revision updates Rhode Island Air Pollution Control Regulations (APCRs) for volatile organic compound (VOC)...2018-17246"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2018-08-13/pdf/2018-17246.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2018/08/13/2018-17246/air-plan-approval-rhode-island-control-of-volatile-organic-compound-emissions-control-of-nitrogenThe Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is approving a State Implementation Plan (SIP) revision submitted by the State of Rhode Island. This revision updates Rhode Island Air Pollution Control Regulations (APCRs) for volatile organic compound (VOC) emissions, nitrogen oxide (NOX) emissions, sulfur content in fuel requirements and associated general definitions. The intended effect of this action is to approve the revised regulations. This action is being taken under the Clean Air Act.
2018-08-13Proposed RuleENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCYEnvironmental Protection AgencyGeorgia: Proposed Authorization of State Hazardous Waste Management Program RevisionsGeorgia has applied to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for final authorization of changes to its hazardous waste program under the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA), as amended. EPA has reviewed Georgia's application and has...2018-17206"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2018-08-13/pdf/2018-17206.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2018/08/13/2018-17206/georgia-proposed-authorization-of-state-hazardous-waste-management-program-revisionsGeorgia has applied to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for final authorization of changes to its hazardous waste program under the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA), as amended. EPA has reviewed Georgia's application and has determined that these changes satisfy all requirements needed to qualify for final authorization. Therefore, we are proposing to authorize the state's changes. EPA seeks public comment prior to taking final action.
2018-08-13RuleENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCYEnvironmental Protection AgencyAir Plan Approval; Maine; Infrastructure Requirement for the 2010 Nitrogen Dioxide National Ambient Air Quality StandardThe Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is approving a State Implementation Plan (SIP) revision submitted by the State of Maine. This revision addresses the interstate transport requirements of the Clean Air Act (CAA) with respect to the 2010 primary...2018-17248"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2018-08-13/pdf/2018-17248.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2018/08/13/2018-17248/air-plan-approval-maine-infrastructure-requirement-for-the-2010-nitrogen-dioxide-national-ambientThe Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is approving a State Implementation Plan (SIP) revision submitted by the State of Maine. This revision addresses the interstate transport requirements of the Clean Air Act (CAA) with respect to the 2010 primary nitrogen dioxide (NO2) National Ambient Air Quality Standard (NAAQS). This action approves Maine's demonstration that the State is meeting its obligations regarding the interstate transport of NO2 emissions into other states. This action is being taken under the CAA.
2018-08-13Proposed RuleENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCYEnvironmental Protection AgencyDocumentation Supporting the Proposal of the Orange County North Basin Site; Addendum AvailabilityThis notice provides an opportunity to comment on additional reference documentation for the Orange County North Basin site in Orange County, California. The site was proposed to the National Priorities List (NPL) on January 18, 2018.2018-16801"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2018-08-13/pdf/2018-16801.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2018/08/13/2018-16801/documentation-supporting-the-proposal-of-the-orange-county-north-basin-site-addendum-availabilityThis notice provides an opportunity to comment on additional reference documentation for the Orange County North Basin site in Orange County, California. The site was proposed to the National Priorities List (NPL) on January 18, 2018.
2018-08-13Proposed RuleENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCYEnvironmental Protection AgencyAir Plan Approval; Minnesota; Infrastructure SIP Requirements for the 2012 PM2.5The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to approve elements of the State Implementation Plan (SIP) submission from Minnesota regarding the infrastructure requirements of section 110 of the Clean Air Act (CAA) for the 2012 annual fine...2018-17362"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2018-08-13/pdf/2018-17362.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2018/08/13/2018-17362/air-plan-approval-minnesota-infrastructure-sip-requirements-for-the-2012-pm25The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to approve elements of the State Implementation Plan (SIP) submission from Minnesota regarding the infrastructure requirements of section 110 of the Clean Air Act (CAA) for the 2012 annual fine particulate matter (PM2.5) National Ambient Air Quality Standard (NAAQS or standard). The infrastructure requirements are designed to ensure that the structural components of each state's air quality management program are adequate to meet the state's responsibilities under the CAA. This action pertains specifically to infrastructure requirements concerning interstate transport provisions.
2018-08-10RuleENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCYEnvironmental Protection AgencyPicoxystrobin; Pesticide TolerancesThis regulation establishes tolerances for residues of picoxystrobin in or on multiple commodities that are identified and discussed later in this document. E.I. DuPont De Nemours and Company requested these tolerances under the Federal Food, Drug, and...2018-17192"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2018-08-10/pdf/2018-17192.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2018/08/10/2018-17192/picoxystrobin-pesticide-tolerancesThis regulation establishes tolerances for residues of picoxystrobin in or on multiple commodities that are identified and discussed later in this document. E.I. DuPont De Nemours and Company requested these tolerances under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA).
2018-08-10Proposed RuleENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCYEnvironmental Protection AgencyNational Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants; Delegation of Authority to OklahomaThe Oklahoma Department of Environmental Quality (ODEQ) has submitted updated regulations for receiving delegation and approval of its program for the implementation and enforcement of certain National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants...2018-17139"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2018-08-10/pdf/2018-17139.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2018/08/10/2018-17139/national-emission-standards-for-hazardous-air-pollutants-delegation-of-authority-to-oklahomaThe Oklahoma Department of Environmental Quality (ODEQ) has submitted updated regulations for receiving delegation and approval of its program for the implementation and enforcement of certain National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants (NESHAP) for all sources (both part 70 and non-part 70 sources), as provided for under previously approved delegation mechanisms. The updated state regulations incorporate by reference certain NESHAP promulgated by the EPA at parts 61 and 63, as they existed through September 1, 2016. The EPA is proposing to approve ODEQ's requested delegation update.
2018-08-10Proposed RuleENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCYEnvironmental Protection AgencyAir Plan and Operating Permit Program Approval: AL, GA and SC; Revisions to Public Notice Provisions in Permitting ProgramsThe Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to approve portions of State Implementation Plan (SIP) revisions and the Title V Operating Permit Program revisions submitted on May 19, 2017, by the State of Alabama, through the Alabama...2018-17207"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2018-08-10/pdf/2018-17207.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2018/08/10/2018-17207/air-plan-and-operating-permit-program-approval-al-ga-and-sc-revisions-to-public-notice-provisions-inThe Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to approve portions of State Implementation Plan (SIP) revisions and the Title V Operating Permit Program revisions submitted on May 19, 2017, by the State of Alabama, through the Alabama Department of Environmental Management (ADEM); submitted on November 29, 2017, by the State of Georgia, through the Georgia Environmental Protection Division (Georgia EPD); and submitted on September 5, 2017, by the State of South Carolina, through the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (SC DHEC). These revisions address the public notice rule provisions for the New Source Review (NSR) and Title V Operating Permit programs (Title V) of the Clean Air Act (CAA or Act) that remove the mandatory requirement to provide public notice of a draft air permit in a newspaper and that allow electronic notice (``e- notice'') as an alternate noticing option. EPA is proposing to approve these revisions pursuant to the CAA and implementing federal regulations.
2018-08-10RuleENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCYEnvironmental Protection AgencyApproval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Pennsylvania; Adoption of Control Techniques Guidelines for Control of Volatile Organic Compound Emissions From Miscellaneous Metal Parts Surface Coating, Miscellaneous Plastic Parts Surface Coating, and Pleasure Craft Surface CoatingsThe Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is approving a revision to the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania's state implementation plan (SIP). The revision includes amendments to the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection's (PADEP) regulations...2018-17078"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2018-08-10/pdf/2018-17078.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2018/08/10/2018-17078/approval-and-promulgation-of-air-quality-implementation-plans-pennsylvania-adoption-of-controlThe Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is approving a revision to the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania's state implementation plan (SIP). The revision includes amendments to the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection's (PADEP) regulations and addresses the requirement to adopt reasonably available control technology (RACT) for sources covered by EPA's control techniques guidelines (CTG) standards for the following categories: Miscellaneous metal parts surface coating, miscellaneous plastic parts surface coating, and pleasure craft surface coatings, as well as related cleaning activities. The SIP revision also amends regulations for graphic arts systems and mobile equipment repair and refinishing as well as making general administrative changes. This action is being taken under the Clean Air Act (CAA).
2018-08-09RuleENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCYEnvironmental Protection AgencyApproval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Maryland; 2011 Base Year Inventory for the 2008 8-Hour Ozone National Ambient Air Quality Standard for the Baltimore, Maryland Nonattainment AreaThe Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is approving a state implementation plan (SIP) revision for the 2011 base year inventory for the Baltimore, Maryland moderate nonattainment area for the 2008 8-hour ozone national ambient air quality standard...2018-16992"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2018-08-09/pdf/2018-16992.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2018/08/09/2018-16992/approval-and-promulgation-of-air-quality-implementation-plans-maryland-2011-base-year-inventory-forThe Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is approving a state implementation plan (SIP) revision for the 2011 base year inventory for the Baltimore, Maryland moderate nonattainment area for the 2008 8-hour ozone national ambient air quality standard (NAAQS). The State of Maryland submitted the emission inventory through the Maryland Department of the Environment (MDE) to meet the nonattainment requirements for moderate ozone nonattainment areas for the 2008 8-hour ozone NAAQS. EPA is approving the 2011 base year emissions inventory for the 2008 8-hour ozone NAAQS as a revision to the Maryland state implementation plan (SIP) in accordance with the requirements of the Clean Air Act (CAA).
2018-08-09Proposed RuleENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCYEnvironmental Protection AgencyAir Plan Approval; AL, FL, GA, KY, MS, NC, SC, TN; Interstate Transport for the 2012 PM2.5The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to approve portions of State Implementation Plan (SIP) submissions from Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Tennessee addressing the Clean Air Act...2018-16991"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2018-08-09/pdf/2018-16991.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2018/08/09/2018-16991/air-plan-approval-al-fl-ga-ky-ms-nc-sc-tn-interstate-transport-for-the-2012-pm25The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to approve portions of State Implementation Plan (SIP) submissions from Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Tennessee addressing the Clean Air Act (CAA or Act) interstate transport infrastructure SIP requirements for the 2012 Fine Particulate Matter (PM2.5) National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS). The CAA requires that each state adopt and submit a SIP for the implementation, maintenance, and enforcement of each NAAQS promulgated by EPA, commonly referred to as an ``infrastructure SIP.'' EPA is proposing to approve the interstate transport portions of these infrastructure SIPs for the aforementioned states as demonstrating that air emissions in the states do not significantly contribute to nonattainment or interfere with maintenance of the 2012 PM2.5 NAAQS in any other state.
2018-08-09RuleENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCYEnvironmental Protection AgencyCerevisane (Cell Walls of Saccharomyces cerevisiae Strain LAS117); Exemption From the Requirement of a ToleranceThis regulation establishes an exemption from the requirement of a tolerance for cerevisane (cell walls of Saccharomyces cerevisiae strain LAS117) in or on all food commodities when used in accordance with label directions and good agricultural...2018-17081"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2018-08-09/pdf/2018-17081.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2018/08/09/2018-17081/cerevisane-cell-walls-of-saccharomyces-cerevisiae-strain-las117-exemption-from-the-requirement-of-aThis regulation establishes an exemption from the requirement of a tolerance for cerevisane (cell walls of Saccharomyces cerevisiae strain LAS117) in or on all food commodities when used in accordance with label directions and good agricultural practices. Lesaffre Yeast Corporation submitted a petition to EPA under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA) requesting an exemption from the requirement of a tolerance. This regulation eliminates the need to establish a maximum permissible level for residues of cerevisane (cell walls of Saccharomyces cerevisiae strain LAS117) under FFDCA.
2018-08-09RuleENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCYEnvironmental Protection AgencyAir Quality Designations for the 2012 Primary Annual Fine Particle (PM2.5The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is establishing initial air quality designations for the 2012 primary annual fine particle (PM2.5) National Ambient Air Quality Standard (NAAQS) for the remaining undesignated areas in the state of...2018-17080"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2018-08-09/pdf/2018-17080.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2018/08/09/2018-17080/air-quality-designations-for-the-2012-primary-annual-fine-particle-pm25The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is establishing initial air quality designations for the 2012 primary annual fine particle (PM2.5) National Ambient Air Quality Standard (NAAQS) for the remaining undesignated areas in the state of Florida. When the EPA designated the majority of areas in the country for this NAAQS in December 2014 and March 2015, the EPA deferred initial area designations for certain areas, including all of the Florida, because the EPA could not determine using available data whether the areas were meeting or not meeting the NAAQS. In August 2016, the EPA designated most of the state of Florida (62 of 67 counties). Following the August 2016 designation action, two areas (five counties) in Florida remained undesignated. The EPA could not determine at that time whether the areas were meeting or not meeting the NAAQS. Florida has now submitted complete, quality-assured, and certified air quality monitoring data for the period 2015-2017 for the areas identified in this action. Based on these data, the EPA is designating the remaining five counties as unclassifiable/attainment for the 2012 primary annual PM2.5 NAAQS.
2018-08-08RuleENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCYEnvironmental Protection AgencyProtection of Stratospheric Ozone: Revision to References for Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Sector To Incorporate Latest Edition of Certain Industry, Consensus-Based StandardsOn December 11, 2017, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) published a direct final rule and an accompanying notice of proposed rulemaking entitled ``Protection of Stratospheric Ozone: Revision to References for Refrigeration and Air...2018-16773"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2018-08-08/pdf/2018-16773.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2018/08/08/2018-16773/protection-of-stratospheric-ozone-revision-to-references-for-refrigeration-and-air-conditioningOn December 11, 2017, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) published a direct final rule and an accompanying notice of proposed rulemaking entitled ``Protection of Stratospheric Ozone: Revision to References for Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Sector To Incorporate Latest Edition of Certain Industry, Consensus-based Standards.'' EPA proposed to modify the use conditions required for use of three flammable refrigerants--isobutane (R-600a), propane (R-290), and R-441A--in new household refrigerators, freezers, and combination refrigerators and freezers under the Significant New Alternatives Policy (SNAP) program to reflect an updated standard from Underwriters Laboratories. Because EPA received adverse comment, EPA withdrew the direct final rule through a separate notice. In this action, EPA is addressing relevant comments and finalizing the proposed use conditions with no changes.
2018-08-08RuleENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCYEnvironmental Protection AgencyAir Plan Approval; ArkansasPursuant to the Federal Clean Air Act (CAA or the Act), the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is approving portions of the revisions to the Arkansas State Implementation Plan (SIP) submitted by the Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality...2018-16904"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2018-08-08/pdf/2018-16904.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2018/08/08/2018-16904/air-plan-approval-arkansasPursuant to the Federal Clean Air Act (CAA or the Act), the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is approving portions of the revisions to the Arkansas State Implementation Plan (SIP) submitted by the Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality (ADEQ) on March 24, 2017. Most of the revisions are administrative in nature and make the SIP current with Federal rules. The EPA is also making ministerial changes to the Code of Federal Register (CFR) to reflect SIP actions pertaining to the Arkansas Prevention of Significant Deterioration (PSD) program.
2018-08-08Proposed RuleENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCYEnvironmental Protection AgencyAir Plan Approval; ArkansasPursuant to the Federal Clean Air Act (CAA or the Act), the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to approve portions of the revisions to the Arkansas State Implementation Plan (SIP) submitted by the Arkansas Department of Environmental...2018-16905"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2018-08-08/pdf/2018-16905.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2018/08/08/2018-16905/air-plan-approval-arkansasPursuant to the Federal Clean Air Act (CAA or the Act), the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to approve portions of the revisions to the Arkansas State Implementation Plan (SIP) submitted by the Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality (ADEQ) on March 24, 2017. Most of the revisions are administrative in nature and make the SIP current with Federal rules. The EPA is also proposing to make ministerial changes to the Code of Federal Register (CFR) to reflect SIP actions pertaining to the Arkansas Prevention of Significant Deterioration (PSD) program.
2018-08-08Proposed RuleENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCYEnvironmental Protection AgencyApproval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Delaware; Interstate Transport Requirements for the 2010 1-Hour Sulfur Dioxide StandardThe Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to approve portions of a state implementation plan (SIP) revision submittal from the State of Delaware. This revision addresses the infrastructure requirement for interstate transport of pollution...2018-16796"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2018-08-08/pdf/2018-16796.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2018/08/08/2018-16796/approval-and-promulgation-of-air-quality-implementation-plans-delaware-interstate-transportThe Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to approve portions of a state implementation plan (SIP) revision submittal from the State of Delaware. This revision addresses the infrastructure requirement for interstate transport of pollution with respect to the 2010 1-hour sulfur dioxide (SO2) national ambient air quality standard (NAAQS). This action is being taken under the Clean Air Act (CAA).
2018-08-08Proposed RuleENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCYEnvironmental Protection AgencyApproval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Maryland; Amendment to Control of Emissions of Volatile Organic Compounds From Consumer ProductsThe Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to approve a state implementation plan (SIP) revision submitted by the State of Maryland. This revision pertains to Code of Maryland Regulations (COMAR) 26.11.32--Control of Emissions of Volatile...2018-16776"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2018-08-08/pdf/2018-16776.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2018/08/08/2018-16776/approval-and-promulgation-of-air-quality-implementation-plans-maryland-amendment-to-control-ofThe Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to approve a state implementation plan (SIP) revision submitted by the State of Maryland. This revision pertains to Code of Maryland Regulations (COMAR) 26.11.32--Control of Emissions of Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) from Consumer Products. This action is being taken under the Clean Air Act (CAA).
2018-08-08RuleENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCYEnvironmental Protection AgencySpinetoram; Pesticide TolerancesThis regulation establishes tolerances for residues of spinetoram in or on tea, dried and tea, instant. Dow AgroSciences, LLC., requested these tolerances under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA).2018-16989"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2018-08-08/pdf/2018-16989.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2018/08/08/2018-16989/spinetoram-pesticide-tolerancesThis regulation establishes tolerances for residues of spinetoram in or on tea, dried and tea, instant. Dow AgroSciences, LLC., requested these tolerances under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA).
2018-08-08Proposed RuleENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCYEnvironmental Protection AgencyRevisions to California State Implementation Plan; South Coast Air Quality Management District; Stationary Source PermitsThe Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing action on a revision to the South Coast Air Quality Management District (SCAQMD or District) portion of the California State Implementation Plan (SIP). We are proposing a conditional approval of an...2018-16877"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2018-08-08/pdf/2018-16877.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2018/08/08/2018-16877/revisions-to-california-state-implementation-plan-south-coast-air-quality-management-districtThe Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing action on a revision to the South Coast Air Quality Management District (SCAQMD or District) portion of the California State Implementation Plan (SIP). We are proposing a conditional approval of an update to provisions governing issuance of permits for stationary sources, including review and permitting of major sources and major modifications under part D of title I of the Clean Air Act (CAA). Specifically, the revision pertains to SCAQMD Rule 1325--Federal PM2.5 New Source Review Program. We are taking comments on this proposal and a final action will follow.
2018-08-08Proposed RuleENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCYEnvironmental Protection AgencyAir Plan Approval; District of Columbia, Maryland, and Virginia; Maryland and Virginia Redesignation Requests and District of Columbia, Maryland, and Virginia Maintenance Plan for the Washington, DC-MD-VA 2008 Ozone Standard Nonattainment AreaThe Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to approve the requests from the State of Maryland (Maryland) and the Commonwealth of Virginia (Virginia) to redesignate to attainment their respective portions of the Washington, DC-MD-VA...2018-16882"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2018-08-08/pdf/2018-16882.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2018/08/08/2018-16882/air-plan-approval-district-of-columbia-maryland-and-virginia-maryland-and-virginia-redesignationThe Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to approve the requests from the State of Maryland (Maryland) and the Commonwealth of Virginia (Virginia) to redesignate to attainment their respective portions of the Washington, DC-MD-VA nonattainment area (hereafter ``the Washington Area'' or ``the Area'') for the 2008 8-hour ozone national ambient air quality standard (NAAQS or standard) (also referred to as the 2008 ozone NAAQS). EPA is not proposing to approve the redesignation request for the District of Columbia (the District) for its portion of the Area; EPA will address the District's redesignation request for its portion of the Area in a separate rulemaking action. EPA is also proposing to approve, as a revision to the District's, Maryland's, and Virginia's state implementation plans (SIPs), the joint maintenance plan submitted by the District, Maryland, and Virginia. The joint maintenance plan demonstrates maintenance of the 2008 ozone NAAQS through 2030 in the Washington Area. Approval of a maintenance plan is among the CAA criteria for redesignation to attainment, as discussed in more detail in this notice. The Washington Area maintenance plan includes motor vehicle emissions budgets (MVEBs) for the 2008 ozone NAAQS for nitrogen oxides (NOX) and volatile organic compounds (VOCs), which are precursors to ozone. EPA has found the MVEBs adequate and is proposing to approve, as a SIP revision, these 2014, 2025, and 2030 NOX and VOC MVEBs for the Washington Area.
2018-08-08Proposed RuleENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCYEnvironmental Protection AgencyApproval of California Air Plan Revision, South Coast Air Quality Management DistrictThe Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to approve a revision to the South Coast Air Quality Management District (SCAQMD) portion of the California State Implementation Plan (SIP). This revision concerns emissions of volatile organic...2018-16795"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2018-08-08/pdf/2018-16795.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2018/08/08/2018-16795/approval-of-california-air-plan-revision-south-coast-air-quality-management-districtThe Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to approve a revision to the South Coast Air Quality Management District (SCAQMD) portion of the California State Implementation Plan (SIP). This revision concerns emissions of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) from architectural coatings. We are proposing to approve a local rule to regulate emissions from architectural coatings under the Clean Air Act (CAA or the Act). We are taking comments on this proposal and plan to follow with a final action.
2018-08-08Proposed RuleENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCYEnvironmental Protection AgencyApproval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Maryland; NOXThe Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to approve a state implementation plan (SIP) revision submitted by the State of Maryland. This revision (Maryland SIP Revision #18-03) pertains to a new Maryland regulation that establishes ozone...2018-16778"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2018-08-08/pdf/2018-16778.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2018/08/08/2018-16778/approval-and-promulgation-of-air-quality-implementation-plans-maryland-noxThe Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to approve a state implementation plan (SIP) revision submitted by the State of Maryland. This revision (Maryland SIP Revision #18-03) pertains to a new Maryland regulation that establishes ozone season nitrogen oxides (NOX) emissions caps and other requirements for large non-electric generating units (non-EGU) in Maryland and includes associated revisions to two other Maryland regulations. The revisions will enable Maryland to meet NOX reduction requirements related to interstate transport of pollution that contributes to other states' nonattainment or interferes with other states' maintenance of the ozone national ambient air quality standards (NAAQS). This action is being taken under the Clean Air Act (CAA).
2018-08-08RuleENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCYEnvironmental Protection AgencyApproval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Delaware; Interstate Transport Requirements for the 2012 Fine Particulate Matter Standard; CorrectionThis document corrects an error in the amendatory language of a final rule pertaining to EPA's approval of a state implementation plan (SIP) revision submitted by Delaware to address the infrastructure requirements for interstate transport of pollution...2018-16878"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2018-08-08/pdf/2018-16878.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2018/08/08/2018-16878/approval-and-promulgation-of-air-quality-implementation-plans-delaware-interstate-transportThis document corrects an error in the amendatory language of a final rule pertaining to EPA's approval of a state implementation plan (SIP) revision submitted by Delaware to address the infrastructure requirements for interstate transport of pollution with respect to the 2012 fine particulate (PM2.5) national ambient air quality standards (NAAQS).
2018-08-07Proposed RuleENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCYEnvironmental Protection AgencyNational Oil and Hazardous Substances Pollution Contingency Plan; National Priorities List: Deletion of the Eureka Mills Superfund SiteThe Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 8 is issuing a Notice of Intent to Delete the Eureka Mills Superfund Site (Site) located in Eureka, Utah, from the National Priorities List (NPL) and requests public comments on this proposed action. The...2018-16772"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2018-08-07/pdf/2018-16772.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2018/08/07/2018-16772/national-oil-and-hazardous-substances-pollution-contingency-plan-national-priorities-list-deletionThe Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 8 is issuing a Notice of Intent to Delete the Eureka Mills Superfund Site (Site) located in Eureka, Utah, from the National Priorities List (NPL) and requests public comments on this proposed action. The NPL, promulgated pursuant to section 105 of the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA) of 1980, as amended, is an appendix of the National Oil and Hazardous Substances Pollution Contingency Plan (NCP). The EPA and the State of Utah, through the Utah Department of Environmental Quality (UDEQ), have determined that all appropriate response actions under CERCLA, other than operation and maintenance and five-year reviews (FYR), have been completed. However, this deletion does not preclude future actions under Superfund.
2018-08-06RuleENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCYEnvironmental Protection AgencyApproval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Pennsylvania; Removal of Department of Environmental Protection Gasoline Volatility Requirements for the Pittsburgh-Beaver Valley Area; Withdrawal of Direct Final RuleDue to receipt of adverse comment, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is withdrawing the direct final rule published on June 15, 2018, to approve a revision to the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania state implementation plan (SIP) requesting removal...2018-16604"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2018-08-06/pdf/2018-16604.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2018/08/06/2018-16604/approval-and-promulgation-of-air-quality-implementation-plans-pennsylvania-removal-of-department-ofDue to receipt of adverse comment, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is withdrawing the direct final rule published on June 15, 2018, to approve a revision to the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania state implementation plan (SIP) requesting removal of Pennsylvania requirements limiting summertime gasoline volatility to 7.8 pounds per square inch (psi) Reid Vapor Pressure (RVP) to address nonattainment under the 1-hour ozone national ambient air quality standard (NAAQS) in the Pittsburgh-Beaver Valley ozone nonattainment area (hereafter Pittsburgh-Beaver Valley Area).
2018-08-06RuleENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCYEnvironmental Protection AgencyAddress Change for Waste Import-Export Submittals From the Office of Federal Activities to the Office of Resource Conservation and RecoveryThe Environmental Protection Agency (EPA or the Agency) is making conforming changes to the EPA office and address to which paper documents concerning imports and exports of hazardous waste and conditionally excluded cathode ray tubes must be sent. The...2018-16774"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2018-08-06/pdf/2018-16774.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2018/08/06/2018-16774/address-change-for-waste-import-export-submittals-from-the-office-of-federal-activities-to-theThe Environmental Protection Agency (EPA or the Agency) is making conforming changes to the EPA office and address to which paper documents concerning imports and exports of hazardous waste and conditionally excluded cathode ray tubes must be sent. The change in address is needed to reflect the reorganization of hazardous waste import-export functions on April 29, 2018, from the Office of Federal Activities' International Compliance Assurance Division, in EPA's Office of Enforcement and Compliance Assurance, to the International Branch within the Office of Resource Conservation and Recovery's Materials Recovery and Waste Management Division, in EPA's Office of Land and Emergency Management. The change in address will ensure that such paper documents will continue to be received by the appropriate personnel in a timely manner.
2018-08-06RuleENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCYEnvironmental Protection AgencyNational Oil and Hazardous Substances Pollution Contingency Plan; National Priorities List: Deletion of the Frontier Hard Chrome, Inc. Superfund SiteThe Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 10 announces the deletion of the Frontier Hard Chrome, Inc. (FHC) Superfund Site (Site) located in Vancouver, Washington, from the National Priorities List (NPL). The NPL, promulgated pursuant to section...2018-16775"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2018-08-06/pdf/2018-16775.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2018/08/06/2018-16775/national-oil-and-hazardous-substances-pollution-contingency-plan-national-priorities-list-deletionThe Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 10 announces the deletion of the Frontier Hard Chrome, Inc. (FHC) Superfund Site (Site) located in Vancouver, Washington, from the National Priorities List (NPL). The NPL, promulgated pursuant to section 105 of the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA) of 1980, as amended, is an appendix of the National Oil and Hazardous Substances Pollution Contingency Plan (NCP). The EPA and the State of Washington, through the Department of Ecology, have determined that all appropriate response actions under CERCLA have been completed. However, this deletion does not preclude future actions under Superfund.
2018-08-03RuleENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCYEnvironmental Protection AgencyNational Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants From the Portland Cement Manufacturing Industry Residual Risk and Technology ReviewC1-2018-15718"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2018-08-03/pdf/C1-2018-15718.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2018/08/03/C1-2018-15718/national-emission-standards-for-hazardous-air-pollutants-from-the-portland-cement-manufacturing
2018-08-03RuleENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCYEnvironmental Protection AgencyAir Plan Approval and Air Quality Designation; MO; Redesignation of the Missouri Portion of the St. Louis Missouri-Illinois Area to Attainment of the 1997 Annual Standards for Fine Particulate Matter and Approval of Associated Maintenance PlanOn January 5, 2018, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) published in the Federal Register an advanced notice of proposed rulemaking (ANPR) specifically requesting early input and comments on the Agency's interpretation that air quality monitoring...2018-16003"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2018-08-03/pdf/2018-16003.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2018/08/03/2018-16003/air-plan-approval-and-air-quality-designation-mo-redesignation-of-the-missouri-portion-of-the-stOn January 5, 2018, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) published in the Federal Register an advanced notice of proposed rulemaking (ANPR) specifically requesting early input and comments on the Agency's interpretation that air quality monitoring data from 2015- 2017 support a finding that the Missouri Portion of the St. Louis nonattainment area attains the 1997 Annual National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS) for fine particulate matter (PM2.5). The notice also provided an evaluation of Missouri's 1997 Annual PM2.5 NAAQS maintenance plan, which includes the 2008 and 2025 NOX and PM2.5 motor vehicle emission budgets (MVEBs) and established the 2008 base year emissions inventory. EPA received no comments on the ANPR. EPA is now taking direct final action on three items, consistent with the ANPR. First, EPA is approving the state's request to redesignate the Missouri portion of the St. Louis MO-IL nonattainment area to attainment for the 1997 Annual PM2.5 NAAQS as the monitoring values demonstrate the area attains the standard. Second, EPA is approving the state implementation plan (SIP) revision containing a maintenance plan for the Missouri portion of the area including the motor vehicle emissions budget. Third, EPA is approving Missouri's 2008 base year emissions inventory in accordance with section 172(c)(3) of the CAA.
2018-08-03Proposed RuleENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCYEnvironmental Protection AgencyApproval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Maryland; Reasonably Available Control Technology (RACT) State Implementation Plan (SIP) Under the 2008 Ozone National Ambient Air Quality Standard (NAAQS)The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to approve a state implementation plan (SIP) revision submitted by the State of Maryland. The State of Maryland's SIP revision satisfies the volatile organic compound (VOC) reasonably available...2018-16603"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2018-08-03/pdf/2018-16603.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2018/08/03/2018-16603/approval-and-promulgation-of-air-quality-implementation-plans-maryland-reasonably-available-controlThe Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to approve a state implementation plan (SIP) revision submitted by the State of Maryland. The State of Maryland's SIP revision satisfies the volatile organic compound (VOC) reasonably available control technology (RACT) requirements under the 2008 8-hour ozone national ambient air quality standard (NAAQS). The State of Maryland will address RACT for oxides of nitrogen (NOX) in another SIP submission. Maryland's RACT submittal for the 2008 ozone NAAQS includes (1) certification that previously adopted RACT controls in Maryland's SIP that were approved by EPA under the 1-hour ozone and 1997 8-hour ozone NAAQS are based on the currently available technically and economically feasible controls, and that they continue to represent RACT; (2) a negative declaration demonstrating that no facilities exist in the state for the applicable control technique guideline (CTG) categories; and (3) adoption of new or more stringent RACT determinations. This action is being taken under the Clean Air Act (CAA).
2018-08-03Proposed RuleENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCYEnvironmental Protection AgencyAir Plan Approval and Air Quality Designation; MO; Redesignation of the Missouri Portion of the St. Louis Missouri-Illinois Area to Attainment of the 1997 Annual Standards for Fine Particulate Matter and Approval of Associated Maintenance PlanOn January 5, 2018, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) published in the Federal Register an advanced notice of proposed rulemaking (ANPR) specifically requesting early input and comments on the Agency's interpretation that air quality monitoring...2018-16004"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2018-08-03/pdf/2018-16004.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2018/08/03/2018-16004/air-plan-approval-and-air-quality-designation-mo-redesignation-of-the-missouri-portion-of-the-stOn January 5, 2018, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) published in the Federal Register an advanced notice of proposed rulemaking (ANPR) specifically requesting early input and comments on the Agency's interpretation that air quality monitoring data from 2015- 2017 support a finding that the Missouri Portion of the St. Louis nonattainment area attains the 1997 Annual National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS) for fine particulate matter (PM2.5). The notice also provided an evaluation of Missouri's 1997 Annual PM2.5 NAAQS maintenance plan, which includes the 2008 and 2025 NOX and PM2.5 motor vehicle emission budgets (MVEBs) and established the 2008 base year emissions inventory. EPA received no comments on the ANPR. EPA is now taking direct final action on three items, consistent with the ANPR. First, EPA is approving the state's request to redesignate the Missouri portion of the St. Louis MO-IL nonattainment area to attainment for the 1997 Annual PM2.5 NAAQS as the monitoring values demonstrate the area attains the standard. Second, EPA is approving the state implementation plan (SIP) revision containing a maintenance plan for the Missouri portion of the area including the motor vehicle emissions budget. Third, EPA is approving Missouri's 2008 base year emissions inventory in accordance with section 172(c)(3) of the CAA. In the ``Rules and Regulations'' section of this Federal Register, we are approving the state's SIP revisions as a direct final rule without a prior proposed rule. If we receive no adverse comment, we will not take further action on this proposed rule.
2018-08-03RuleENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCYEnvironmental Protection AgencyAddition of a Subsurface Intrusion Component to the Hazard Ranking System; CorrectionsOn January 9, 2017, the Environmental Protection Agency published a final rule which added subsurface intrusion component to the Superfund Hazard Ranking System. That document inadvertently failed to update the Table of Contents and contained a few...2018-16605"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2018-08-03/pdf/2018-16605.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2018/08/03/2018-16605/addition-of-a-subsurface-intrusion-component-to-the-hazard-ranking-system-correctionsOn January 9, 2017, the Environmental Protection Agency published a final rule which added subsurface intrusion component to the Superfund Hazard Ranking System. That document inadvertently failed to update the Table of Contents and contained a few other typographical errors. This document corrects the final regulation.
2018-08-03Proposed RuleENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCYEnvironmental Protection AgencyAir Plan Approval; New Hampshire; Updates to Enhanced Motor Vehicle Inspection and Maintenance Program RegulationThe Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to approve a State Implementation Plan (SIP) revision submitted by the State of New Hampshire. This revision includes an amended regulation for the enhanced motor vehicle inspection and maintenance...2018-16623"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2018-08-03/pdf/2018-16623.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2018/08/03/2018-16623/air-plan-approval-new-hampshire-updates-to-enhanced-motor-vehicle-inspection-and-maintenance-programThe Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to approve a State Implementation Plan (SIP) revision submitted by the State of New Hampshire. This revision includes an amended regulation for the enhanced motor vehicle inspection and maintenance (I/M) program in New Hampshire. New Hampshire continues to implement a test and repair network for an on-board diagnostic (OBD2) testing program. The submitted New Hampshire regulation updates and clarifies the implementation of the New Hampshire I/M program. The intended effect of this action is to approve the updated I/M program regulation into the New Hampshire SIP. This action is being taken under the Clean Air Act.
2018-08-03Proposed RuleENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCYEnvironmental Protection AgencyAir Plan Approval; Connecticut; Plan Submittals for the 2008 Ozone National Ambient Air Quality StandardsThe Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing approval of State Implementation Plan (SIP) revisions submitted by Connecticut which relate to the 2008 8-hour ozone National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS). The SIP revisions are for the...2018-16622"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2018-08-03/pdf/2018-16622.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2018/08/03/2018-16622/air-plan-approval-connecticut-plan-submittals-for-the-2008-ozone-national-ambient-air-qualityThe Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing approval of State Implementation Plan (SIP) revisions submitted by Connecticut which relate to the 2008 8-hour ozone National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS). The SIP revisions are for the Greater Connecticut and the Connecticut portion of the New York-Northern New Jersey-Long Island, NY-NJ-CT moderate ozone nonattainment areas. EPA is proposing to approve submittals which include 2011 base year emissions inventories, an emissions statement certification, reasonable further progress (RFP) demonstrations, reasonably available control measures (RACM) analyses, motor vehicle emissions budgets, and contingency measures. This action is being taken in accordance with the Clean Air Act (CAA).
2018-08-03Proposed RuleENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCYEnvironmental Protection AgencyApproval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; West Virginia; Interstate Transport Requirements for the 2012 Fine Particulate Matter StandardThe Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to approve a state implementation plan (SIP) revision submitted by the state of West Virginia. This revision pertains to the infrastructure requirement for interstate transport of pollution with...2018-16602"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2018-08-03/pdf/2018-16602.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2018/08/03/2018-16602/approval-and-promulgation-of-air-quality-implementation-plans-west-virginia-interstate-transportThe Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to approve a state implementation plan (SIP) revision submitted by the state of West Virginia. This revision pertains to the infrastructure requirement for interstate transport of pollution with respect to the 2012 fine particulate matter (PM2.5) national ambient air quality standards (NAAQS). EPA is approving this revision in accordance with the requirements of the Clean Air Act (CAA).
2018-08-02RuleENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCYEnvironmental Protection AgencyRenewable Fuel Standard Program: Grain Sorghum Oil PathwayIn this action, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) determines that biodiesel and heating oil produced from distillers sorghum oil via a transesterification process, and renewable diesel, jet fuel, heating oil, naphtha, and liquefied petroleum...2018-16246"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2018-08-02/pdf/2018-16246.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2018/08/02/2018-16246/renewable-fuel-standard-program-grain-sorghum-oil-pathwayIn this action, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) determines that biodiesel and heating oil produced from distillers sorghum oil via a transesterification process, and renewable diesel, jet fuel, heating oil, naphtha, and liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) produced from distillers sorghum oil via a hydrotreating process, 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 adding these pathways to the list of approved renewable fuel production pathways in the RFS regulations. EPA is also amending the RFS regulations by adding a new definition of ``distillers sorghum oil,'' and replacing existing references to ``non-food grade corn oil'' with the newly defined term ``distillers corn oil.''
2018-08-01RuleENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCYEnvironmental Protection AgencySignificant New Use Rules on Certain Chemical SubstancesEPA is promulgating significant new use rules (SNURs) under the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) for 145 chemical substances which were the subject of premanufacture notices (PMNs). The chemical substances are subject to consent orders issued by EPA...2018-15995"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2018-08-01/pdf/2018-15995.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2018/08/01/2018-15995/significant-new-use-rules-on-certain-chemical-substancesEPA is promulgating significant new use rules (SNURs) under the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) for 145 chemical substances which were the subject of premanufacture notices (PMNs). The chemical substances are subject to consent orders issued by EPA pursuant to section 5(e) of TSCA. This action requires persons who intend to manufacture (defined by statute to include import) or process any of these 145 chemical substances for an activity that is designated as a significant new use by this rule to notify EPA at least 90 days before commencing that activity. The required notification initiates EPA's evaluation of the intended use within the applicable review period. Persons may not commence manufacture or processing for the significant new use until EPA has conducted a review of the notice, made an appropriate determination on the notice, and has taken such actions as are required with that determination.
2018-08-01RuleENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCYEnvironmental Protection AgencyAir Plan Approval; Vermont; Infrastructure Requirement for the 2010 Sulfur Dioxide National Ambient Air Quality StandardThe Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is approving a State Implementation Plan (SIP) revision submitted by the State of Vermont. This revision addresses the interstate transport requirements of the Clean Air Act (CAA), referred to as the good...2018-16413"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2018-08-01/pdf/2018-16413.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2018/08/01/2018-16413/air-plan-approval-vermont-infrastructure-requirement-for-the-2010-sulfur-dioxide-national-ambientThe Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is approving a State Implementation Plan (SIP) revision submitted by the State of Vermont. This revision addresses the interstate transport requirements of the Clean Air Act (CAA), referred to as the good neighbor provision, with respect to the primary 2010 sulfur dioxide (SO2) national ambient air quality standard (NAAQS). This action approves Vermont's demonstration that the State is meeting its obligations regarding the transport of SO2 emissions into other states. This action is being taken under the Clean Air Act.
2018-08-01RuleENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCYEnvironmental Protection AgencyAir Plan Approval; Connecticut; Infrastructure State Implementation Plan Requirements; Prevention of Significant Deterioration Permit Program RevisionsThe Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is approving elements of a State Implementation Plan (SIP) submission from Connecticut regarding the infrastructure requirements of the Clean Air Act (CAA or Act) for the 2012 fine particle (PM2.5)...2018-16431"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2018-08-01/pdf/2018-16431.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2018/08/01/2018-16431/air-plan-approval-connecticut-infrastructure-state-implementation-plan-requirements-prevention-ofThe Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is approving elements of a State Implementation Plan (SIP) submission from Connecticut regarding the infrastructure requirements of the Clean Air Act (CAA or Act) for the 2012 fine particle (PM2.5) National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS), and a SIP submission addressing interstate transport requirements of the CAA for the 2006 PM2.5 NAAQS. In addition, we are approving one statute included in the SIP for the 2012 PM2.5 NAAQS. The infrastructure requirements are designed to ensure that the structural components of each state's air quality management program are adequate to meet the state's responsibilities under the CAA. The EPA is also approving revisions to the SIP submitted by Connecticut on October 18, 2017, satisfying Connecticut's earlier commitment to adopt and submit provisions that meet certain requirements of the federal Prevention of Significant Deterioration (PSD) permit program. In addition, we are converting the June 3, 2016 conditional approval to full approval for elements of Connecticut's infrastructure SIP regarding PSD requirements to treat nitrogen oxides (NOX) as a precursor to ozone and to establish a minor source baseline date for PM2.5 emissions for the 1997 and 2006 PM2.5, 1997 and 2008 ozone, 2008 lead, 2010 nitrogen dioxide, and 2010 sulfur dioxide NAAQS. This action is being taken under the Clean Air Act.
2018-08-01RuleENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCYEnvironmental Protection AgencyTitanium dioxide; Exemption From the Requirement of a ToleranceThis regulation amends the exemption from the requirement of a tolerance for residues of titanium dioxide (CAS Reg. No. 13463-67-7) when used as an inert ingredient in pesticide formulations applied to growing crops to allow for use as a carrier....2018-16470"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2018-08-01/pdf/2018-16470.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2018/08/01/2018-16470/titanium-dioxide-exemption-from-the-requirement-of-a-toleranceThis regulation amends the exemption from the requirement of a tolerance for residues of titanium dioxide (CAS Reg. No. 13463-67-7) when used as an inert ingredient in pesticide formulations applied to growing crops to allow for use as a carrier. SciReg. Inc., on behalf of Bayer CropScience Biologics GmbH, submitted a petition to EPA under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA), requesting establishment of an exemption from the requirement of a tolerance. This regulation eliminates the need to establish a maximum permissible level for residues of titanium dioxide resulting from this use.
2018-08-01RuleENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCYEnvironmental Protection AgencyVacatur Response-CERCLA/EPCRA Administrative Reporting Exemption for Air Releases of Hazardous Substances From Animal Waste at Farms; FARM Act Amendments to CERCLA Release Notification RequirementsThe Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is removing regulatory provisions associated with the administrative reporting exemption under the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act (CERCLA) of 1980, as amended, and under...2018-16379"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2018-08-01/pdf/2018-16379.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2018/08/01/2018-16379/vacatur-response-cerclaepcra-administrative-reporting-exemption-for-air-releases-of-hazardousThe Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is removing regulatory provisions associated with the administrative reporting exemption under the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act (CERCLA) of 1980, as amended, and under the Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act (EPCRA) of 1986. These revisions implement the vacatur of the CERCLA and EPCRA administrative reporting exemption regulations ordered by the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit (D.C. Circuit). This rule also incorporates CERCLA revisions enacted by the Fair Agricultural Reporting Method (FARM) Act.
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