CFR Title 40 Protection of Environment

CFR Title – 40 Protection of Environment

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06/05/2018Proposed RuleENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCYEnvironmental Protection AgencyNorth Dakota: Proposed Authorization of State Hazardous Waste Management Program Revisions and Incorporation by ReferenceThe state of North Dakota has applied to the EPA for final authorization of the changes to its hazardous waste program under the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA). The EPA has reviewed North Dakota's application and has determined that...2018-11842FR-Doc-2018-11842North-Dakota-Proposed-Authorization-Of-State-Hazardous-Waste-Management-Program-Revisions-AndThe state of North Dakota has applied to the EPA for final authorization of the changes to its hazardous waste program under the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA). The EPA has reviewed North Dakota'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 uses the regulations entitled, ``Approved State Hazardous Waste Management Programs'' to provide notice of the authorization status of state programs and to incorporate by reference those provisions of state statutes and regulations that will be subject to the EPA's inspection and enforcement. This action also proposes to codify in the regulations the authorized provisions of North Dakota's hazardous waste management program and to incorporate by reference authorized provisions of the state's regulations. Finally, today's rule corrects errors made in the state authorization citations published in the February 14, 2008 Federal Register authorization document for North Dakota.
06/05/2018RuleENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCYEnvironmental Protection AgencyAlpha-cypermethrin; Pesticide TolerancesThis regulation amends existing tolerances for residues of alpha-cypermethrin in or on fruit, citrus group 10-10 and hog fat. EPA is modifying these tolerances under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA) to correct an error in a previous...2018-12066FR-Doc-2018-12066Alpha-Cypermethrin-Pesticide-TolerancesThis regulation amends existing tolerances for residues of alpha-cypermethrin in or on fruit, citrus group 10-10 and hog fat. EPA is modifying these tolerances under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA) to correct an error in a previous rulemaking that established these tolerances at an unintended level.
06/05/2018Proposed RuleENVIRONMENTAL 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 proposing to approve revisions to the State Implementation Plan (SIP) submitted by the State of Nebraska on August 28, 2014. This proposed action will amend the SIP to revise title 115 of the Nebraska...2018-12072FR-Doc-2018-12072Air-Plan-Approval-Nebraska-Revisions-To-Title-115-Of-The-Nebraska-Administrative-Code-Rules-OfThe Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to approve revisions to the State Implementation Plan (SIP) submitted by the State of Nebraska on August 28, 2014. This proposed action will amend the SIP to revise title 115 of the Nebraska Administrative Code ``Nebraska Rules of Practice and Procedure.'' The proposed revisions to title 115 update the Nebraska Department of Environmental Quality's (NDEQ) rules of practice and procedure to incorporate legislative changes that have been made to the State's Administrative Procedure Act and the public record laws.
06/05/2018Proposed RuleENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCYEnvironmental Protection AgencyApproval of AL Plan for Control of Emissions From Commercial and Industrial Solid Waste Incineration UnitsThe Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to approve a state plan submitted by the State of Alabama, through the Alabama Department of Environmental Management (ADEM) on May 19, 2017, and supplemented on October 24, 2017, for implementing...2018-12064FR-Doc-2018-12064Approval-Of-Al-Plan-For-Control-Of-Emissions-From-Commercial-And-Industrial-Solid-Waste-IncinerationThe Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to approve a state plan submitted by the State of Alabama, through the Alabama Department of Environmental Management (ADEM) on May 19, 2017, and supplemented on October 24, 2017, for implementing and enforcing the Emissions Guidelines (EG) applicable to existing Commercial and Industrial Solid Waste Incineration (CISWI) units. The state plan provides for implementation and enforcement of the EG, as finalized by EPA on June 23, 2016, applicable to existing CISWI units for which construction commenced on or before June 4, 2010, or for which modification or reconstruction commenced after June 4, 2010, but no later than August 7, 2013. The state plan establishes emission limits, monitoring, operating, recordkeeping, and reporting requirements for affected CISWI units.
06/05/2018RuleENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCYEnvironmental Protection AgencyApproval and Promulgation of Implementation Plans; Texas; Infrastructure and Interstate Transport for the 2012 Fine Particulate Matter Ambient Air Quality StandardPursuant to the Federal Clean Air Act (CAA or the Act), the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is approving elements of the Texas Infrastructure State Implementation Plan (i-SIP) submittal addressing how the existing SIP provides for implementation,...2018-11973FR-Doc-2018-11973Approval-And-Promulgation-Of-Implementation-Plans-Texas-Infrastructure-And-Interstate-Transport-ForPursuant to the Federal Clean Air Act (CAA or the Act), the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is approving elements of the Texas Infrastructure State Implementation Plan (i-SIP) submittal addressing how the existing SIP provides for implementation, maintenance and enforcement of the 2012 fine particulate matter (PM2.5) National Ambient Air Quality Standard (NAAQS).
06/05/2018RuleENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCYEnvironmental Protection AgencyAir Plan Approval; New Hampshire; Nonattainment Plan for the Central New Hampshire Sulfur Dioxide Nonattainment AreaThe Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is approving the State Implementation Plan (SIP) revision that the State of New Hampshire submitted to EPA on January 31, 2017, for attaining the 1- hour sulfur dioxide (SO2) primary national ambient...2018-11597FR-Doc-2018-11597Air-Plan-Approval-New-Hampshire-Nonattainment-Plan-For-The-Central-New-Hampshire-Sulfur-DioxideThe Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is approving the State Implementation Plan (SIP) revision that the State of New Hampshire submitted to EPA on January 31, 2017, for attaining the 1- hour sulfur dioxide (SO2) primary national ambient air quality standard (NAAQS) for the Central New Hampshire Nonattainment Area. This plan (herein called a ``nonattainment plan'') includes New Hampshire's attainment demonstration and other elements required under the Clean Air Act (CAA). In addition to an attainment demonstration, the nonattainment plan addresses the requirements for meeting reasonable further progress (RFP) toward attainment of the NAAQS, implementation of 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 concludes that New Hampshire has appropriately demonstrated that the nonattainment plan provisions provide for attainment of the 2010 1-hour primary SO2 NAAQS in the Central New Hampshire Nonattainment Area by the applicable attainment date and that the nonattainment plan meets the other applicable requirements under the CAA. This action is being taken in accordance with the CAA.
06/05/2018Proposed RuleENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCYEnvironmental Protection AgencyApproval of Nebraska Air Quality Implementation Plan; Particulate Emissions; Limitations and StandardsThe Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to approve revisions to the State Implementation Plan (SIP) submitted on July 14, 2014, by the State of Nebraska. This proposed action will amend the SIP to include revisions to title 129 of the...2018-11579FR-Doc-2018-11579Approval-Of-Nebraska-Air-Quality-Implementation-Plan-Particulate-Emissions-Limitations-And-StandardsThe Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to approve revisions to the State Implementation Plan (SIP) submitted on July 14, 2014, by the State of Nebraska. This proposed 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.
06/05/2018RuleENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCYEnvironmental Protection AgencyNew Source Performance Standards and National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants; Delegation of Authority to New MexicoOn April 13, 2018, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) published a direct final rule approving the updated delegation of EPA authority for implementation and enforcement of certain New Source Performance Standards (NSPS) and National Emission...2018-12013FR-Doc-2018-12013New-Source-Performance-Standards-And-National-Emission-Standards-For-Hazardous-Air-PollutantsOn April 13, 2018, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) published a direct final rule approving the updated delegation of EPA authority for implementation and enforcement of certain New Source Performance Standards (NSPS) and National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants (NESHAPs) for all sources (both part 70 and non-part 70 sources) to the New Mexico Environmental Department (NMED). EPA stated in the direct final rule that if EPA received relevant adverse comments by May 14, 2018, EPA would publish a timely withdrawal in the Federal Register. EPA received an adverse comment on May 14, 2018, and accordingly is withdrawing the direct final rule.
06/05/2018RuleENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCYEnvironmental Protection AgencyEthoxylated Fatty Acid Methyl Esters; Exemption From the Requirement of a ToleranceThis regulation establishes an exemption from the requirement of a tolerance for residues of poly(oxy-1,2-ethanediyl), [alpha]-(1- oxoalkyl)-[omega]-methoxy-, where the alkyl chain contains a minimum of 6 and a maximum of 18 carbons and the oxyethylene...2018-12060FR-Doc-2018-12060Ethoxylated-Fatty-Acid-Methyl-Esters-Exemption-From-The-Requirement-Of-A-ToleranceThis regulation establishes an exemption from the requirement of a tolerance for residues of poly(oxy-1,2-ethanediyl), [alpha]-(1- oxoalkyl)-[omega]-methoxy-, where the alkyl chain contains a minimum of 6 and a maximum of 18 carbons and the oxyethylene content is 3-13 moles, when used as an inert ingredient (stabilizer and solubilizing agent) in pesticide formulations applied to growing crops or raw agricultural commodities after harvest at a concentration not to exceed 25% by weight in the formulation. This related group of compounds are collectively known as the ethoxylated fatty acid methyl esters (EFAMEs). BASF 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 ethoxylated fatty acid methyl esters when used in accordance with the terms of the exemption.
06/05/2018Proposed RuleENVIRONMENTAL 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 proposing to approve 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...2018-12020FR-Doc-2018-12020Air-Plan-Approval-Rhode-Island-Control-Of-Volatile-Organic-Compound-Emissions-Control-Of-NitrogenThe Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to approve 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 propose approval of the revised regulations. This action is being taken under the Clean Air Act.
06/05/2018Proposed RuleENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCYEnvironmental Protection AgencyApproval of Missouri Air Quality Implementation Plans; Infrastructure SIP Requirements for the 2012 Annual Fine Particulate Matter (PM2.5The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to approve elements of a State Implementation Plan (SIP) submission from the State of Missouri for the 2012 Annual Fine Particulate Matter (PM2.5) National Ambient Air Quality Standard...2018-11580FR-Doc-2018-11580Approval-Of-Missouri-Air-Quality-Implementation-Plans-Infrastructure-Sip-Requirements-For-The-2012The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to approve elements of a State Implementation Plan (SIP) submission from the State of Missouri for the 2012 Annual Fine Particulate Matter (PM2.5) National Ambient Air Quality Standard (NAAQS). States are required to have a SIP that provides for the implementation, maintenance, and enforcement of the NAAQS. Whenever EPA promulgates a new or revised NAAQS, states are required to make a SIP submission to establish that they have, or to add, the provisions necessary to address various requirements to address the new or revised NAAQS. These SIPs are commonly referred to as ``infrastructure'' SIPs. 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. In this action EPA is proposing to approve the interstate transportion obligations of the State's 2012 PM2.5 NAAQS infrastructure SIP submittal.
06/04/2018Proposed RuleENVIRONMENTAL 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'' or ``standards'') for the...2018-11748FR-Doc-2018-11748Air-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'' or ``standards'') for the Cleveland nonattainment area. As required by the Clean Air Act (CAA), OEPA developed an attainment plan to address the Cleveland nonattainment area and evaluate the area's ability to attain the 2012 PM2.5 NAAQS by the ``Moderate'' attainment date of December 31, 2021. The SIP submission addresses specific requirements as outlined in the CAA including: Attainment demonstration; reasonable available control measure (RACM) analysis; emissions inventory requirements; reasonable further progress (RFP) with quantitative milestones; and nonattainment new source review (NNSR). Additionally, the SIP submission includes optional PM2.5 precursor demonstrations for NNSR and attainment planning purposes. EPA has evaluated the SIP submission and is proposing to approve portions of the submission as meeting the applicable CAA requirements for RACM, emissions inventory, attainment demonstration modeling, and precursor insignificance demonstrations for NNSR and attainment planning purposes. EPA is not acting on the other elements of the submission, including reasonable further progress (RFP), with quantitative milestones, and motor vehicle emission budgets (MVEBs).
06/04/2018Proposed RuleENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCYEnvironmental Protection AgencyAir Plan Approval; Connecticut; Volatile Organic Compound Emissions From Consumer Products and Architectural and Industrial Maintenance CoatingsThe Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to approve a State Implementation Plan (SIP) revision submitted by the State of Connecticut. The SIP revision amends requirements for controlling volatile organic compound (VOC) emissions from...2018-11596FR-Doc-2018-11596Air-Plan-Approval-Connecticut-Volatile-Organic-Compound-Emissions-From-Consumer-Products-AndThe Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to approve a State Implementation Plan (SIP) revision submitted by the State of Connecticut. The SIP revision amends requirements for controlling volatile organic compound (VOC) emissions from consumer products and architectural and industrial maintenance (AIM) coatings by revising Regulations of Connecticut State Agencies (RCSA) sections 22a- 174-40, 22a-174-41, and adding section 22a-174-41a. The intended effect of this action is to propose approval of these regulations into the Connecticut SIP. This action is being taken in accordance with the Clean Air Act (CAA).
06/04/2018RuleENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCYEnvironmental Protection AgencyAdditional Air Quality Designations for the 2015 Ozone National Ambient Air Quality StandardsThis rule establishes initial air quality designations for certain areas in the United States, including areas of Indian country, for the 2015 primary and secondary national ambient air quality standards (NAAQS) for ozone. On November 6, 2017, the...2018-11838FR-Doc-2018-11838Additional-Air-Quality-Designations-For-The-2015-Ozone-National-Ambient-Air-Quality-StandardsThis rule establishes initial air quality designations for certain areas in the United States, including areas of Indian country, for the 2015 primary and secondary national ambient air quality standards (NAAQS) for ozone. On November 6, 2017, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) designated about 85 percent of the country as attainment/unclassifiable and three counties as unclassifiable. In this action, the EPA is designating all remaining areas, except for eight counties in the San Antonio, Texas metropolitan area. Areas are being designated as either nonattainment, attainment/unclassifiable, or unclassifiable. Areas designated as nonattainment are also being classified by operation of law according to the severity of their air quality problems. The classification categories are Marginal, Moderate, Serious, Severe, and Extreme. In addition, five nonattainment areas in California are being voluntarily reclassified to a higher classification.
06/04/2018Proposed RuleENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCYEnvironmental Protection AgencyAir Plan Approval; SC; Regional Haze Plan and Prong 4 (Visibility) for the 2012 PM2.5The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to take the following four actions regarding the South Carolina State Implementation Plan (SIP): Approve the portion of South Carolina's September 5, 2017, SIP submittal seeking to change reliance...2018-11824FR-Doc-2018-11824Air-Plan-Approval-Sc-Regional-Haze-Plan-And-Prong-4-Visibility-For-The-2012-Pm25The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to take the following four actions regarding the South Carolina State Implementation Plan (SIP): Approve the portion of South Carolina's September 5, 2017, SIP submittal seeking to change reliance from the Clean Air Interstate Rule (CAIR) to the Cross-State Air Pollution Rule (CSAPR) for certain regional haze requirements; convert EPA's limited approval/limited disapproval of South Carolina's regional haze plan to a full approval; remove EPA's Federal Implementation Plan (FIP) for South Carolina, which replaced reliance on CAIR with reliance on CSAPR to address the deficiencies identified in the limited disapproval of South Carolina's regional haze plan; and convert the conditional approvals of the visibility prong of South Carolina's infrastructure SIP submittals for the 2012 Fine Particulate Matter (PM2.5), 2010 Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2), 2010 Sulfur Dioxide (SO2), and 2008 8-hour Ozone National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS) to full approvals.
06/04/2018Proposed RuleENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCYEnvironmental Protection AgencyInterstate Transport Prongs 1 and 2 for the 2010 Sulfur Dioxide (SO2The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to approve 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...2018-11846FR-Doc-2018-11846Interstate-Transport-Prongs-1-And-2-For-The-2010-Sulfur-Dioxide-So2The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to approve 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 Standards (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 proposing to approve 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.
06/04/2018Proposed RuleENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCYEnvironmental Protection AgencyNational Oil and Hazardous Substances Pollution Contingency Plan; National Priorities List: Deletion of the Davenport and Flagstaff Smelters Superfund SiteThe Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 8 is issuing a Notice of Intent to Delete Davenport and Flagstaff Smelters Superfund Site (Site) located in Sandy City, Salt Lake County, Utah, from the National Priorities List (NPL) and requests public...2018-11758FR-Doc-2018-11758National-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 Davenport and Flagstaff Smelters Superfund Site (Site) located in Sandy City, Salt Lake County, 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.
06/04/2018Proposed RuleENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCYEnvironmental Protection AgencyFlorida; Approval of Plan for Control of Emissions From Commercial and Industrial Solid Waste Incineration UnitsThe Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to approve a state plan submitted by the State of Florida, through the Florida Department of Environmental Protection on May 31, 2017, and supplemented on December 19, 2017, and February 2, 2018,...2018-11929FR-Doc-2018-11929Florida-Approval-Of-Plan-For-Control-Of-Emissions-From-Commercial-And-Industrial-Solid-WasteThe Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to approve a state plan submitted by the State of Florida, through the Florida Department of Environmental Protection on May 31, 2017, and supplemented on December 19, 2017, and February 2, 2018, for implementing and enforcing the Emissions Guidelines (EG) applicable to existing Commercial and Industrial Solid Waste Incineration (CISWI) units. The state plan provides for implementation and enforcement of the EG, as finalized by EPA on June 23, 2016, applicable to existing CISWI units for which construction commenced on or before June 4, 2010, or for which modification or reconstruction commenced after June 4, 2010, but no later than August 7, 2013. The state plan establishes emission limits, monitoring, operating, recordkeeping, and reporting requirements for affected CISWI units.
06/01/2018RuleENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCYEnvironmental Protection AgencyApproval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Virginia; Emissions Statement Rule Certification for the 2008 Ozone National Ambient Air Quality StandardThe Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is approving a state implementation plan (SIP) revision formally submitted by the Commonwealth of Virginia (Virginia or the Commonwealth). Under the Clean Air Act (CAA), states' SIPs must require stationary...2018-11570FR-Doc-2018-11570Approval-And-Promulgation-Of-Air-Quality-Implementation-Plans-Virginia-Emissions-Statement-RuleThe Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is approving a state implementation plan (SIP) revision formally submitted by the Commonwealth of Virginia (Virginia or the Commonwealth). Under the Clean Air Act (CAA), states' SIPs must require stationary sources in ozone nonattainment areas classified as marginal or above to report annual emissions of nitrogen oxides (NOX) and volatile organic compounds (VOC). This emissions statement requirement also applies to stationary sources located in the Ozone Transport Region (OTR) that emit or have the potential to emit at least 50 tons per year (tpy) of VOC or 100 tpy of NOX. The SIP revision provides Virginia's certification that its existing emissions statement program satisfies the emissions statement requirements of the CAA for the 2008 ozone National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS). EPA is approving Virginia's emissions statement program certification for the 2008 ozone NAAQS as a SIP revision in accordance with the requirements of the CAA.
06/01/2018RuleENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCYEnvironmental Protection AgencyDelegation of Authority to the States of Iowa; Kansas; Missouri; Nebraska; Lincoln-Lancaster County, NE; and City of Omaha, NE, for New Source Performance Standards (NSPS), National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants (NESHAP) Including Maximum Achievable Control Technology (MACT) StandardsThe States of Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, and Nebraska and the local agencies of Lincoln-Lancaster County, Nebraska, and the city of Omaha, Nebraska, have submitted updated regulations for delegation of EPA authority for implementation and enforcement of...2018-11757FR-Doc-2018-11757Delegation-Of-Authority-To-The-States-Of-Iowa-Kansas-Missouri-Nebraska-Lincoln-Lancaster-County-NeThe States of Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, and Nebraska and the local agencies of Lincoln-Lancaster County, Nebraska, and the city of Omaha, Nebraska, have submitted updated regulations for delegation of EPA authority for implementation and enforcement of NSPS, NESHAP, and MACT standards. The submissions cover new EPA standards and, in some instances, revisions to standards previously delegated. EPA's review of the pertinent regulations shows that they contain adequate and effective procedures for the implementation and enforcement of these Federal standards. This action informs the public of delegations to the above-mentioned agencies. All sources subject to the requirements of EPA regulations are also subject to the equivalent requirements of the above-mentioned state or local agencies. For the current, most up-to- date, status of delegations to the above-mentioned agencies, please refer to the web pages in the ``What does this action do?'' section of this document.
06/01/2018RuleENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCYEnvironmental Protection AgencyAir Plan Approval and Air Quality Designation; SC; Redesignation of the Greenville-Spartanburg Unclassifiable AreaOn January 22, 2018, the State of South Carolina, through the Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC), submitted a request for the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to redesignate the Greenville-Spartanburg, South Carolina fine...2018-11833FR-Doc-2018-11833Air-Plan-Approval-And-Air-Quality-Designation-Sc-Redesignation-Of-The-Greenville-SpartanburgOn January 22, 2018, the State of South Carolina, through the Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC), submitted a request for the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to redesignate the Greenville-Spartanburg, South Carolina fine particulate matter (PM2.5) unclassifiable area (hereinafter referred to as the ``Greenville Area'' or ``Area'') to unclassifiable/attainment for the 1997 primary and secondary annual PM2.5 national ambient air quality standards (NAAQS). The Greenville Area is comprised of Anderson, Greenville, and Spartanburg Counties in South Carolina. EPA is approving the State's request and redesignating the Area to unclassifiable/attainment for the 1997 primary and secondary annual PM2.5 NAAQS based upon valid, quality-assured, and certified ambient air monitoring data showing that the PM2.5 monitors in the Area are in compliance with the 1997 primary and secondary annual PM2.5 NAAQS.
06/01/2018Proposed RuleENVIRONMENTAL 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...2018-11835FR-Doc-2018-11835Air-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 now has sufficient data to determine that the Etowah County Area is in attainment of the 2006 primary and secondary 24-hour PM2.5 NAAQS. Therefore, EPA is proposing to approve the State's request and redesignate 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.
06/01/2018RuleENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCYEnvironmental Protection AgencyAir Plan Approval; Michigan; Regional Haze Progress ReportThe Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is approving the regional haze progress report under the Clean Air Act (CAA) as a revision to the Michigan state implementation plan (SIP). Michigan has satisfied the progress report requirements of the...2018-11566FR-Doc-2018-11566Air-Plan-Approval-Michigan-Regional-Haze-Progress-ReportThe Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is approving the regional haze progress report under the Clean Air Act (CAA) as a revision to the Michigan state implementation plan (SIP). Michigan has satisfied the progress report requirements of the Regional Haze Rule. Michigan has also provided a determination of the adequacy of its regional haze plan with the progress report.
05/31/2018Proposed RuleENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCYEnvironmental Protection AgencyAir Plan Approval; Washington; Regional Haze Progress ReportThe Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to approve a revision to the regional haze State Implementation Plan (SIP), submitted by Washington on November 6, 2017. Washington submitted its Regional Haze 5-Year Progress Report (progress...2018-11572FR-Doc-2018-11572Air-Plan-Approval-Washington-Regional-Haze-Progress-ReportThe Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to approve a revision to the regional haze State Implementation Plan (SIP), submitted by Washington on November 6, 2017. Washington submitted its Regional Haze 5-Year Progress Report (progress report or report) and a negative declaration stating that further revision of the existing regional haze implementation plan is not needed at this time. Washington submitted both the progress report and the negative declaration in the form of implementation plan revisions as required by federal regulations. The progress report addresses the federal Regional Haze Rule requirements under the Clean Air Act to submit a report describing progress in achieving reasonable progress goals established for regional haze and a determination of the adequacy of the existing plan addressing regional haze.
05/31/2018RuleENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCYEnvironmental Protection AgencyApproval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Maryland; Continuous Opacity Monitoring Requirements for Municipal Waste CombustorsThe Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is taking final action to approve a revision to the State of Maryland's Clean Air Act (CAA) sections 111(d) and 129 State Plan for municipal waste combustors (MWCs). The revision reflects amendments to Code of...2018-11746FR-Doc-2018-11746Approval-And-Promulgation-Of-Air-Quality-Implementation-Plans-Maryland-Continuous-Opacity-MonitoringThe Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is taking final action to approve a revision to the State of Maryland's Clean Air Act (CAA) sections 111(d) and 129 State Plan for municipal waste combustors (MWCs). The revision reflects amendments to Code of Maryland Regulations (COMAR) 26.11.08.08, which update the MWC opacity compliance provisions. The Maryland Department of the Environment (MDE)'s revised regulations provide that quality assurance (QA) and quality control (QC) requirements for continuous opacity monitors (COMs) are found in COMAR 26.11.31, rather than the now discontinued Technical Memorandum (TM 90-01). EPA is approving this revision to Maryland's CAA sections 111(d) and 129 State Plan in accordance with the requirements of the CAA.
05/31/2018RuleENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCYEnvironmental Protection AgencyDefensin Proteins Derived From Spinach in Citrus Plants; Temporary Exemption From the Requirement of a ToleranceThis regulation establishes a temporary exemption from the requirement of a tolerance for residues of the spinach defensin proteins SoD2, SoD2*, SoD7, and SoD8 in or on citrus when used as plant-incorporated-protectants in accordance with the terms of...2018-11750FR-Doc-2018-11750Defensin-Proteins-Derived-From-Spinach-In-Citrus-Plants-Temporary-Exemption-From-The-Requirement-OfThis regulation establishes a temporary exemption from the requirement of a tolerance for residues of the spinach defensin proteins SoD2, SoD2*, SoD7, and SoD8 in or on citrus when used as plant-incorporated-protectants in accordance with the terms of Experimental Use Permit (EUP) No. 88232-EUP-1. Southern Gardens Citrus Nursery, LLC, submitted a petition to EPA under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA), requesting the temporary tolerance exemption. This regulation eliminates the need to establish a maximum permissible level for residues of spinach defensin proteins SoD2, SoD2*, SoD7, and SoD8. The temporary tolerance exemption expires on May 31, 2021.
05/31/2018RuleENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCYEnvironmental Protection AgencyApproval and Promulgation of Implementation PlansThe Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to approve a state plan submitted by the State of Tennessee, through the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation (TDEC) on May 12, 2017, and supplemented on February 9, 2018, for...2018-11702FR-Doc-2018-11702Approval-And-Promulgation-Of-Implementation-Plans 
05/31/2018Proposed RuleENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCYEnvironmental Protection AgencyApproval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Nevada; Rescission of Regional Haze Federal Implementation Plan for the Reid Gardner Generating StationThe Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to rescind the Regional Haze Federal Implementation Plan (FIP) that we promulgated on August 23, 2012, to regulate air pollutant emissions from Reid Gardner Generating Station Units 1, 2, and 3...2018-11752FR-Doc-2018-11752Approval-And-Promulgation-Of-Air-Quality-Implementation-Plans-Nevada-Rescission-Of-Regional-HazeThe Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to rescind the Regional Haze Federal Implementation Plan (FIP) that we promulgated on August 23, 2012, to regulate air pollutant emissions from Reid Gardner Generating Station Units 1, 2, and 3 (RGGS), previously located in Clark County, Nevada. The EPA is proposing this action in response to the Nevada Division of Environmental Protection's (NDEP) request dated January 16, 2018. The request seeks rescission of the FIP because RGGS Units 1-3 have been permanently decommissioned and are being dismantled and demolished, as demonstrated by the supporting documentation provided by NDEP.
05/30/2018RuleENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCYEnvironmental Protection AgencyApproval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; New Jersey; Infrastructure Requirements for the 2008 Lead, 2008 Ozone, 2010 Nitrogen Dioxide, 2010 Sulfur Dioxide, 2011 Carbon Monoxide, 2006 PM10The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is approving elements of New Jersey's State Implementation Plan (SIP) revision submittal regarding the infrastructure requirements of section 110(a)(1) and (2) of the Clean Air Act (CAA) for the 2008 lead, 2008...2018-10801FR-Doc-2018-10801Approval-And-Promulgation-Of-Air-Quality-Implementation-Plans-New-Jersey-Infrastructure-RequirementsThe Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is approving elements of New Jersey's State Implementation Plan (SIP) revision submittal regarding the infrastructure requirements of section 110(a)(1) and (2) of the Clean Air Act (CAA) for the 2008 lead, 2008 ozone, 2010 nitrogen dioxide, 2010 sulfur dioxide, 2011 carbon monoxide, 2006 particulate matter of 10 microns or less (PM10), and 2012 particulate matter of 2.5 microns or less (PM2.5) National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS). The EPA is also approving three infrastructure requirements of the 1997 ozone and the 1997 and 2006 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.
05/30/2018RuleENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCYEnvironmental Protection AgencyResponse to Vacatur of Certain Provisions of the Definition of Solid Waste RuleThe Environmental Protection Agency is revising regulations associated with the definition of solid waste under the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act. These revisions implement vacaturs ordered by the United States Court of Appeals for the...2018-11578FR-Doc-2018-11578Response-To-Vacatur-Of-Certain-Provisions-Of-The-Definition-Of-Solid-Waste-RuleThe Environmental Protection Agency is revising regulations associated with the definition of solid waste under the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act. These revisions implement vacaturs ordered by the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit (D.C. Circuit), on July 7, 2017, as modified on March 6, 2018.
05/30/2018Proposed RuleENVIRONMENTAL 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...2018-11567FR-Doc-2018-11567Air-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 now has sufficient data to determine that the bi-state Louisville Area is in attainment of the 2012 primary annual PM2.5 NAAQS. Therefore, EPA is proposing to approve Kentucky's request and redesignate the Area to unclassifiable/ attainment for the 2012 primary annual PM2.5 NAAQS based upon complete, 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.
05/30/2018Proposed RuleENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCYEnvironmental Protection AgencyAccidental Release Prevention Requirements: Risk Management Programs Under the Clean Air ActThe Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is requesting public comment on several proposed changes to the final Risk Management Program Amendments rule (Amendments rule) issued on January 13, 2017. EPA is proposing to rescind amendments relating to...2018-11059FR-Doc-2018-11059Accidental-Release-Prevention-Requirements-Risk-Management-Programs-Under-The-Clean-Air-ActThe Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is requesting public comment on several proposed changes to the final Risk Management Program Amendments rule (Amendments rule) issued on January 13, 2017. EPA is proposing to rescind amendments relating to safer technology and alternatives analyses, third-party audits, incident investigations, information availability, and several other minor regulatory changes. EPA is also proposing to modify amendments relating to local emergency coordination and emergency exercises, and to change the compliance dates for these provisions.
05/29/2018RuleENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCYEnvironmental Protection AgencyAir Plan Approval; Illinois; Nonattainment Plans for the Lemont and Pekin SO2This document corrects an error in the amendatory instruction in a final rule pertaining to the sulfur dioxide (SO2) nonattainment plans for the Lemont and Pekin areas.2018-11324FR-Doc-2018-11324Air-Plan-Approval-Illinois-Nonattainment-Plans-For-The-Lemont-And-Pekin-So2This document corrects an error in the amendatory instruction in a final rule pertaining to the sulfur dioxide (SO2) nonattainment plans for the Lemont and Pekin areas.
05/29/2018Proposed RuleENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCYEnvironmental Protection AgencyApproval and Promulgation of Implementation Plans; Texas; Attainment Demonstration for the Houston-Galveston-Brazoria Ozone Nonattainment AreaPursuant to the Federal Clean Air Act (CAA or the Act), the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing approval of elements of a State Implementation Plan (SIP) revision for the Houston- Galveston-Brazoria 2008 8-hour ozone National Ambient Air...2018-11352FR-Doc-2018-11352Approval-And-Promulgation-Of-Implementation-Plans-Texas-Attainment-Demonstration-For-ThePursuant to the Federal Clean Air Act (CAA or the Act), the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing approval of elements of a State Implementation Plan (SIP) revision for the Houston- Galveston-Brazoria 2008 8-hour ozone National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS) nonattainment area (HGB area). Specifically, EPA is proposing approval of the attainment demonstration, a reasonably available control measures (RACM) analysis, the contingency measures plan in the event of failure to attain the NAAQS by the applicable attainment date, and Motor Vehicle Emissions Budgets (MVEBs) for 2017, which is the attainment year for the area. EPA is also notifying the public of the status of EPA's adequacy determination for these MVEBs for the HGB area.
05/29/2018RuleENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCYEnvironmental Protection AgencyOcean Disposal; Temporary Modification of an Ocean Dredged Material Disposal Site in Massachusetts BayThe Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is approving a temporary modification of the boundaries of the Massachusetts Bay Dredged Material Disposal Site (MBDS) pursuant to the Marine Protection, Research, and Sanctuaries Act (MPRSA), as amended. The...2018-11322FR-Doc-2018-11322Ocean-Disposal-Temporary-Modification-Of-An-Ocean-Dredged-Material-Disposal-Site-In-MassachusettsThe Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is approving a temporary modification of the boundaries of the Massachusetts Bay Dredged Material Disposal Site (MBDS) pursuant to the Marine Protection, Research, and Sanctuaries Act (MPRSA), as amended. The purpose of this temporary site modification is to allow for the environmental restoration of a particular area adjacent to the MBDS (Potential Restoration Area) by temporarily expanding the boundaries of the existing MBDS. The temporary expansion is a circular area that contains the Potential Restoration Area, which includes most of the historic Industrial Waste Site (IWS). Decades ago, the IWS was used for the disposal of barrels containing industrial, chemical and low-level radioactive waste, as well as for the disposal of munitions, ordnance, construction equipment, and contaminated dredged material. The modification of the disposal site boundary will enable the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) to place suitable dredged material generated from the Boston Harbor Deep Draft Navigation Project at the Potential Restoration Area in order to cover the barrels and other wastes disposed there in the past. This is expected to improve environmental conditions at the site. The Deep Draft Navigation Project includes improvement dredging of the main ship channel, which will generate approximately 11 million cubic yards (cy) of dredged material. The existing MBDS will continue to be used for disposal of other dredging projects, as usual. The expansion area will permanently close upon completion of the Boston Harbor Deep Draft Navigation Project, while the existing MBDS will remain open for the disposal of other suitable dredged material. Like the MBDS, however, the expansion area will be subject to ongoing monitoring and management to monitor the recovery of the area and to ensure continued protection of the marine environment.
05/25/2018Proposed RuleENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCYEnvironmental Protection AgencyAir Plan Approval; Connecticut; 1997 8-Hour Ozone Attainment DemonstrationThe Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing action on the ozone attainment 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...2018-11199FR-Doc-2018-11199Air-Plan-Approval-Connecticut-1997-8-Hour-Ozone-Attainment-DemonstrationThe Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing action on the ozone attainment 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 proposing to approve 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 proposing to approve Connecticut's reasonably available control measures (RACM) analysis. This action is being taken under the Clean Air Act.
05/25/2018Proposed RuleENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCYEnvironmental Protection AgencyAir Plan Approval; Wisconsin; Particulate Matter StandardThe Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to approve 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)....2018-11315FR-Doc-2018-11315Air-Plan-Approval-Wisconsin-Particulate-Matter-StandardThe Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to approve 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 revisions 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.
05/25/2018RuleENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCYEnvironmental Protection AgencyApproval and Promulgation of Implementation Plans; Louisiana; 2008 8-Hour Ozone Maintenance Plan Revision for Baton RougePursuant to the Federal Clean Air Act (CAA or the Act), the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is approving a Louisiana State Implementation Plan (SIP) revision revising the 2008 8-hour ozone National Ambient Air Quality Standard (NAAQS) maintenance...2018-11217FR-Doc-2018-11217Approval-And-Promulgation-Of-Implementation-Plans-Louisiana-2008-8-Hour-Ozone-Maintenance-PlanPursuant to the Federal Clean Air Act (CAA or the Act), the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is approving a Louisiana State Implementation Plan (SIP) revision revising the 2008 8-hour ozone National Ambient Air Quality Standard (NAAQS) maintenance plan for the five-parish Baton Rouge area. The revised maintenance plan allows for relaxation of the Federal Reid Vapor Pressure (RVP) requirements in the Baton Rouge area. EPA has determined that relaxation of the RVP requirement would not interfere with attainment or maintenance of the NAAQS or with any other CAA requirement.
05/25/2018Proposed RuleENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCYEnvironmental Protection AgencyAir Plan Approval; Maine; Infrastructure Requirement for the 2010 Nitrogen Dioxide National Ambient Air Quality StandardThe Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to approve a February 21, 2018, State Implementation Plan (SIP) revision submitted by the State of Maine. This revision addresses the interstate transport requirements of the Clean Air Act (CAA)...2018-11200FR-Doc-2018-11200Air-Plan-Approval-Maine-Infrastructure-Requirement-For-The-2010-Nitrogen-Dioxide-National-AmbientThe Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to approve a February 21, 2018, 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 proposes to approve 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.
05/25/2018RuleENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCYEnvironmental Protection AgencyAir Plan Approval; Rhode Island; Enhanced Motor Vehicle Inspection and Maintenance ProgramThe Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is approving a State Implementation Plan (SIP) revision submitted by the State of Rhode Island. These revisions include regulations to update the enhanced motor vehicle inspection and maintenance (I/M) program...2018-11201FR-Doc-2018-11201Air-Plan-Approval-Rhode-Island-Enhanced-Motor-Vehicle-Inspection-And-Maintenance-ProgramThe Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is approving a State Implementation Plan (SIP) revision submitted by the State of Rhode Island. These revisions include regulations to update the enhanced motor vehicle inspection and maintenance (I/M) program in Rhode Island. The revised program includes a test and repair network consisting of on-board diagnostic (OBD2) testing for model year 1996 and newer vehicles and tailpipe exhaust test, using a dynamometer, for model year 1995 and older vehicles. The intended effect of this action is to approve the revised program into the Rhode Island SIP. This action is being taken in accordance with the Clean Air Act (CAA).
05/25/2018Proposed RuleENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCYEnvironmental Protection AgencyApproval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Wisconsin; VOC Definition Update and Removal of Obsolete Gasoline Vapor Recovery RegulationsEPA is proposing to approve a request submitted by the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (WDNR) on May 16, 2017, to revise the Wisconsin State Implementation Plan (SIP). The submission includes amendments to the Wisconsin Administrative Code...2018-11313FR-Doc-2018-11313Approval-And-Promulgation-Of-Air-Quality-Implementation-Plans-Wisconsin-Voc-Definition-Update-AndEPA is proposing to approve a request submitted by the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (WDNR) on May 16, 2017, to revise the Wisconsin State Implementation Plan (SIP). The submission includes amendments to the Wisconsin Administrative Code updating the definition of ``volatile organic compound (VOC)'' to add eight compounds to the list of exempted compounds. These revisions are based on EPA rulemakings in 2012, 2013, and 2014, which added these compounds to the list of chemical compounds that are excluded from the Federal definition of VOC because, in their intended used, they make negligible contributions to tropospheric ozone formation. In addition, WDNR is also requesting to withdraw several previously approved provisions of the Wisconsin Administrative Code from the SIP concerning the State's Stage II vapor recovery (Stage II) program that terminated in 2012. EPA approved the removal of the Stage II program as a component of the Wisconsin SIP in 2013, including the approval of a demonstration under section 110(l) of the Clean Air Act (CAA) that addressed emissions impacts associated with the removal of the program.
05/25/2018Proposed RuleENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCYEnvironmental Protection AgencyStrengthening Transparency in Regulatory Science; Extension of Comment Period and Notice of Public HearingOn April 30, 2018, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) proposed a rule titled, ``Strengthening Transparency in Regulatory Science.'' The EPA is extending the comment period on the proposed rule, which was scheduled to close on May 30, 2018, until...2018-11316FR-Doc-2018-11316Strengthening-Transparency-In-Regulatory-Science-Extension-Of-Comment-Period-And-Notice-Of-PublicOn April 30, 2018, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) proposed a rule titled, ``Strengthening Transparency in Regulatory Science.'' The EPA is extending the comment period on the proposed rule, which was scheduled to close on May 30, 2018, until August 16, 2018. The EPA is also announcing a public hearing to be held for the proposed rule. The hearing will be held on July 17, 2018 in Washington, DC. The EPA is making these changes in response to public requests for an extension of the comment period and for a public hearing.
05/25/2018Proposed RuleENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCYEnvironmental Protection AgencyAir Plan Approval; Wisconsin; Modification of Greenhouse Gases LanguageThe Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to approve a revision to the Wisconsin State Implementation Plan (SIP) submitted by the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (WDNR) to EPA on November 28, 2017. In this revision, WDNR makes...2018-11197FR-Doc-2018-11197Air-Plan-Approval-Wisconsin-Modification-Of-Greenhouse-Gases-LanguageThe Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to approve a revision to the Wisconsin State Implementation Plan (SIP) submitted by the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (WDNR) to EPA on November 28, 2017. In this revision, WDNR makes modifications to the language associated with how greenhouse gases are evaluated in the Prevention of Significant Deterioration (PSD) program. These revisions were made to reflect changes required by the United States Supreme Court in its June 23, 2014 decision, Utility Air Regulatory Group (UARG) v. EPA), 134 S. Ct. 2427.
05/24/2018RuleENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCYEnvironmental Protection AgencyApproval of California Air Plan Revisions, Antelope Valley Air Quality Management DistrictThe Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is taking final action to approve a revision to the Antelope Valley Air Quality Management District (AVAQMD) portion of the California State Implementation Plan (SIP). This revision concerns the emissions of...2018-11061FR-Doc-2018-11061Approval-Of-California-Air-Plan-Revisions-Antelope-Valley-Air-Quality-Management-DistrictThe Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is taking final action to approve a revision to the Antelope Valley Air Quality Management District (AVAQMD) portion of the California State Implementation Plan (SIP). This revision concerns the emissions of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) from motor vehicle assembly coating operations. We are approving a local rule to regulate these emission sources under the Clean Air Act (CAA or the Act).
05/24/2018RuleENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCYEnvironmental Protection AgencyPydiflumetofen; Pesticide TolerancesThis regulation establishes tolerances for residues of pydiflumetofen in or on multiple commodities which are identified and discussed later in this document. Syngenta Crop Protection requested these tolerances under the Federal Food, Drug, and...2018-11192FR-Doc-2018-11192Pydiflumetofen-Pesticide-TolerancesThis regulation establishes tolerances for residues of pydiflumetofen in or on multiple commodities which are identified and discussed later in this document. Syngenta Crop Protection requested these tolerances under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA).
05/24/2018RuleENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCYEnvironmental Protection AgencyAir Plan Approval; OR; Infrastructure Requirements for the 2010 Nitrogen Dioxide, 2010 Sulfur Dioxide, and 2012 Fine Particulate Matter StandardsWhenever a new or revised National Ambient Air Quality Standard (NAAQS) is promulgated, the Clean Air Act requires states to submit a plan for the implementation, maintenance, and enforcement of the standard, commonly referred to as infrastructure...2018-11058FR-Doc-2018-11058Air-Plan-Approval-Or-Infrastructure-Requirements-For-The-2010-Nitrogen-Dioxide-2010-Sulfur-DioxideWhenever a new or revised National Ambient Air Quality Standard (NAAQS) is promulgated, the Clean Air Act requires states to submit a plan for the implementation, maintenance, and enforcement of the standard, commonly referred to as infrastructure requirements. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is approving the Oregon State Implementation Plan (SIP) as meeting infrastructure requirements for the 2010 nitrogen dioxide, 2010 sulfur dioxide, and 2012 fine particulate matter NAAQS. The EPA is also approving, and incorporating by reference, rule changes made by the state to implement the fine particulate matter NAAQS, relevant to this infrastructure action, and the ozone NAAQS, unrelated to this action, but included for efficiency.
05/24/2018RuleENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCYEnvironmental Protection AgencyAir Plan Approval; Illinois; Volatile Organic Compounds DefinitionThe Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is approving a state submission as a revision to the Illinois state implementation plan (SIP). The revision, submitted on May 30, 2017, incorporates changes to the Illinois Administrative Code (IAC) definition...2018-11068FR-Doc-2018-11068Air-Plan-Approval-Illinois-Volatile-Organic-Compounds-DefinitionThe Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is approving a state submission as a revision to the Illinois state implementation plan (SIP). The revision, submitted on May 30, 2017, incorporates changes to the Illinois Administrative Code (IAC) definition of ``volatile organic material'' or ``volatile organic compounds'' (VOC). The revision removes recordkeeping and emission reporting requirements related to the use of tertiary butyl acetate (also known as t-butyl acetate) as a VOC. The revision is consistent with an EPA 2016 rulemaking related to tertiary butyl acetate. In addition, Illinois' submission includes the addition of chemical identification information to the list of compounds excluded from the definition of VOC and the deletion of an unnecessary phrase in the definition of VOC. EPA proposed this action on November 2, 2017, and received one public comment in response.
05/23/2018RuleENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCYEnvironmental Protection AgencyClopyralid; Pesticide TolerancesThis regulation establishes tolerances for residues of clopyralid in or on multiple commodities which are identified and discussed later in this document. In addition, it removes certain previously established tolerances that are superseded by this...2018-10693FR-Doc-2018-10693Clopyralid-Pesticide-TolerancesThis regulation establishes tolerances for residues of clopyralid in or on multiple commodities which are identified and discussed later in this document. In addition, it removes certain previously established tolerances that are superseded by this final rule. Interregional Research Project Number 4 (IR-4) requested these tolerances under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA).
05/21/2018Proposed RuleENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCYEnvironmental Protection AgencyApproval of Air Quality Implementation Plans; New Jersey; 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 New Jersey regarding the infrastructure requirements of section 110 of the Clean Air Act (CAA) for the 2012 annual fine...2018-10803FR-Doc-2018-10803Approval-Of-Air-Quality-Implementation-Plans-New-Jersey-Infrastructure-Sip-Requirements-For-The-2012The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to approve 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.
05/21/2018Proposed RuleENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCYEnvironmental Protection AgencyAir Plan Approvals; Tennessee: Revisions to Ambient Air Quality StandardsThe Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to approve a portion of a revision to the Tennessee State Implementation Plan (SIP) submitted on June 25, 2008, by the State of Tennessee, through the Tennessee Department of Environment and...2018-10688FR-Doc-2018-10688Air-Plan-Approvals-Tennessee-Revisions-To-Ambient-Air-Quality-StandardsThe Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to approve a portion of a revision to the Tennessee State Implementation Plan (SIP) submitted on June 25, 2008, by the State of Tennessee, through the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation (TDEC), on behalf of the Chattanooga/Hamilton County Air Pollution Control Bureau (Chattanooga/Hamilton County). The SIP submittal includes changes to Chattanooga/Hamilton County's air quality rules that, among other things, modify several ambient air standards. The portion of the SIP revision that EPA is approving is consistent with the requirements of the Clean Air Act (CAA or Act). EPA will act on the other portions of the June 25, 2008, submittal in a separate action.
05/21/2018RuleENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCYEnvironmental Protection AgencyNational Oil and Hazardous Substances Pollution Contingency Plan; National Priorities List: Deletion of the Fulton Terminals Superfund SiteThe Fulton Terminals Superfund site (Site), located in the City of Fulton, Oswego County, New York, originally consisted of an ``On-Property'' area and an ``Off-Property'' area. The On-Property area was deleted from the National Priorities List (NPL)...2018-10798FR-Doc-2018-10798National-Oil-And-Hazardous-Substances-Pollution-Contingency-Plan-National-Priorities-List-DeletionThe Fulton Terminals Superfund site (Site), located in the City of Fulton, Oswego County, New York, originally consisted of an ``On-Property'' area and an ``Off-Property'' area. The On-Property area was deleted from the National Priorities List (NPL) in 2015. The Off- Property area remained on the NPL because residual groundwater contamination was still present. Because the groundwater in the Off- Property area has achieved the cleanup levels, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is issuing this Notice of Deletion (NOD) of the Off-Property area from the NPL and requests public comments on this action.
05/21/2018RuleENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCYEnvironmental Protection AgencyRevisions to California State Implementation Plan; Bay Area Air Quality Management District; Stationary Sources; New Source ReviewThe Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is finalizing action on revisions to the Bay Area Air Quality Management District (BAAQMD or District) portion of the California State Implementation Plan (SIP). These revisions concern permit program rules...2018-10691FR-Doc-2018-10691Revisions-To-California-State-Implementation-Plan-Bay-Area-Air-Quality-Management-DistrictThe Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is finalizing action on revisions to the Bay Area Air Quality Management District (BAAQMD or District) portion of the California State Implementation Plan (SIP). These revisions concern permit program rules governing the issuance of permits for stationary sources, including review and permitting of major sources and major modifications under parts C and D of title I of the Clean Air Act (CAA), and the issuance and banking of Emission Reduction Credits. The revisions correct deficiencies in BAAQMD Regulation 2, Rules 1 and 2, and Regulation 2, Rule 4, previously identified by the EPA in final rules dated August 1, 2016, and December 4, 2017, respectively. Approval of this SIP revision terminates the sanctions clock and federal implementation plan (FIP) clock that were triggered by the EPA's limited disapproval of a related SIP submission on August 1, 2016.
05/21/2018Proposed RuleENVIRONMENTAL 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 is issuing a Notice of Intent to Delete Frontier Hard Chrome, Inc. (FHC) Superfund Site (Site) located in Vancouver, Washington, from the National Priorities List (NPL) and requests public comments on...2018-10796FR-Doc-2018-10796National-Oil-And-Hazardous-Substances-Pollution-Contingency-Plan-National-Priorities-List-DeletionThe Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 10 is issuing a Notice of Intent to Delete Frontier Hard Chrome, Inc. (FHC) Superfund Site (Site) located in Vancouver, Washington, 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, 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.
05/21/2018Proposed RuleENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCYEnvironmental Protection AgencyNational Oil and Hazardous Substances Pollution Contingency Plan; National Priorities List: Deletion of the Fulton Terminals Superfund SiteThe Fulton Terminals site (Site), located in the City of Fulton, Oswego County, New York, originally consisted of an approximately 1.5-acre ``On-Property'' area, bounded on the west by First Street, on the south by Shaw Street, on the east by New York...2018-10800FR-Doc-2018-10800National-Oil-And-Hazardous-Substances-Pollution-Contingency-Plan-National-Priorities-List-DeletionThe Fulton Terminals site (Site), located in the City of Fulton, Oswego County, New York, originally consisted of an approximately 1.5-acre ``On-Property'' area, bounded on the west by First Street, on the south by Shaw Street, on the east by New York State Route 481, and on the north by a warehouse, and an ``Off- Property'' area, defined by the area between the On-Property area's western property boundary to the Oswego River (approximately 50 feet). The On-Property area was deleted from the National Priorities List (NPL) on April 6, 2015 (80 FR 5957). The Off-Property area remained on the NPL because residual groundwater contamination was still present. Because the groundwater in the Off-Property area has achieved the cleanup levels, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is issuing this Notice of Intent to Delete (NOID) the Off-Property area from the NPL and requests public comments on this proposed action.
05/18/2018Proposed RuleENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCYEnvironmental Protection AgencyApproval and Promulgation of Implementation Plans; Oklahoma; Interstate Transport Requirements for the 2012 PM2.5Pursuant to the Federal Clean Air Act (CAA or Act), the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to approve portions of the Oklahoma State Implementation Plan (SIP) submittal addressing the CAA requirement that SIPs address the potential for...2018-10599FR-Doc-2018-10599Approval-And-Promulgation-Of-Implementation-Plans-Oklahoma-Interstate-Transport-Requirements-For-ThePursuant to the Federal Clean Air Act (CAA or Act), the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to approve portions of the Oklahoma State Implementation Plan (SIP) submittal addressing the CAA requirement that SIPs address the potential for interstate transport of air pollution to significantly contribute to nonattainment or interfere with maintenance of the 2012 fine particulate matter (PM2.5) National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS) in other states. EPA is proposing to determine that emissions from Oklahoma sources do not contribute significantly to nonattainment in, or interfere with maintenance by, any other state with regard to the 2012 PM2.5 NAAQS.
05/18/2018Proposed 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.2018-10692FR-Doc-2018-10692Receipt-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.
05/18/2018RuleENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCYEnvironmental Protection AgencyApproval and Promulgation of Implementation Plans; California; California Mobile Source RegulationsThe Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is taking final action to approve a submittal by the State of California (``State'') to revise its State Implementation Plan (SIP). The submittal consists of State regulations establishing standards and other...2018-10570FR-Doc-2018-10570Approval-And-Promulgation-Of-Implementation-Plans-California-California-Mobile-Source-RegulationsThe Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is taking final action to approve a submittal by the State of California (``State'') to revise its State Implementation Plan (SIP). The submittal consists of State regulations establishing standards and other requirements relating to the control of emissions from certain new and in-use on- road and off-road vehicles and engines. The EPA is approving the SIP revision because the regulations meet the applicable requirements of the Clean Air Act. Approval of these regulations as part of the California SIP makes them federally enforceable.
05/17/2018Proposed 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...2018-10466FR-Doc-2018-10466National-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 three sites to the General Superfund section of the NPL.
05/17/2018RuleENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCYEnvironmental Protection AgencyPyroxasulfone; Pesticide TolerancesThis regulation establishes tolerances for residues of pyroxasulfone and its metabolites in or on vegetable, tuberous and corm, subgroup 1C; vegetable, bulb, group 3-07; and potatoes, granules/ flakes. K-I Chemical USA, Inc. requested these tolerances...2018-10582FR-Doc-2018-10582Pyroxasulfone-Pesticide-TolerancesThis regulation establishes tolerances for residues of pyroxasulfone and its metabolites in or on vegetable, tuberous and corm, subgroup 1C; vegetable, bulb, group 3-07; and potatoes, granules/ flakes. K-I Chemical USA, Inc. requested these tolerances under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA).
05/17/2018RuleENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCYEnvironmental Protection AgencyAir Plan Approval; Oregon; Regional Haze Progress ReportThe Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is approving a revision to the Oregon regional haze State Implementation Plan (SIP) submitted by the state on July 18, 2017. Oregon submitted its Regional Haze Progress Report (``progress report'' or...2018-10569FR-Doc-2018-10569Air-Plan-Approval-Oregon-Regional-Haze-Progress-ReportThe Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is approving a revision to the Oregon regional haze State Implementation Plan (SIP) submitted by the state on July 18, 2017. Oregon submitted its Regional Haze Progress Report (``progress report'' or ``report'') and a negative declaration stating that further revision of the existing regional haze SIP is not needed at this time. Oregon submitted both the progress report and the negative declaration in the form of implementation plan revisions as required by federal regulations. The progress report addresses the federal Regional Haze Rule requirements under the Clean Air Act to submit a report describing progress in achieving reasonable progress goals established for regional haze and a determination of the adequacy of the state's existing plan addressing regional haze.
05/17/2018Proposed RuleENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCYEnvironmental Protection AgencyAir Plan Approval; Minnesota; PSD Infrastructure SIP RequirementsThe Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to approve elements of a state implementation plan (SIP) submission from Minnesota regarding the infrastructure requirements of section 110 of the Clean Air Act (CAA) relating to Prevention of...2018-10458FR-Doc-2018-10458Air-Plan-Approval-Minnesota-Psd-Infrastructure-Sip-RequirementsThe Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to approve elements of a state implementation plan (SIP) submission from Minnesota regarding the infrastructure requirements of section 110 of the Clean Air Act (CAA) relating to Prevention of Significant Deterioration (PSD) for the 1997 ozone, 1997 fine particulate (PM2.5), 2006 PM2.5, 2008 lead (Pb), 2008 ozone, 2010 nitrogen dioxide (NO2), 2010 sulfur dioxide (SO2), and 2012 PM2.5 National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS). The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) submitted the SIP revision to EPA on October 4, 2016.
05/17/2018Proposed RuleENVIRONMENTAL 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 proposing to approve revisions to the San Joaquin Valley Unified Air Pollution Control District (SJVUAPCD or ``District'') portion of the California State Implementation Plan (SIP), which applies to the San...2018-10571FR-Doc-2018-10571Air-Plan-Approval-California-San-Joaquin-Valley-Unified-Air-Pollution-Control-District-ReasonablyThe Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to approve revisions to the San Joaquin Valley Unified Air Pollution Control District (SJVUAPCD or ``District'') portion of the California State Implementation Plan (SIP), which applies to the San Joaquin Valley of California (``Valley''). These revisions concern the District's demonstration regarding Reasonably Available Control Technology (RACT) requirements for the 2008 8-hour ozone National Ambient Air Quality Standard (NAAQS). We are also proposing to approve a public draft version of SJVUAPCD's supplement to its 2014 RACT SIP demonstration, which contains relevant permit conditions for J.R. Simplot's Nitric Acid plant in Helm, California (CA) and negative declarations where the District concludes it has no sources subject to certain Control Techniques Guidelines (CTG) documents. We are proposing action on local SIP revisions under the Clean Air Act (CAA or ``the Act''). We are taking comments on this proposal and plan to follow with a final action.
05/17/2018RuleENVIRONMENTAL 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...2018-10464FR-Doc-2018-10464National-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 six sites to the General Superfund section of the NPL.
05/16/2018Proposed RuleENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCYEnvironmental Protection AgencyNational Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants: Surface Coating of Wood Building Products Residual Risk and Technology ReviewThe U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing amendments to the National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants (NESHAP) for Surface Coating of Wood Building Products to address the results of the residual risk and technology...2018-09080FR-Doc-2018-09080National-Emission-Standards-For-Hazardous-Air-Pollutants-Surface-Coating-Of-Wood-Building-ProductsThe U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing amendments to the National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants (NESHAP) for Surface Coating of Wood Building Products to address the results of the residual risk and technology review (RTR) that the EPA is required to conduct under the Clean Air Act (CAA). We found risks due to emissions of air toxics to be acceptable from this source category and determined that the current NESHAP provides an ample margin of safety to protect public health. We identified no new cost-effective controls under the technology review to achieve further emissions reductions. The EPA is proposing: To add an alternative compliance demonstration equation; to amend provisions addressing periods of startup, shutdown and malfunction (SSM); to amend provisions regarding electronic reporting; and to make technical and editorial changes. The EPA is proposing these amendments to improve the effectiveness of the NESHAP. This action also proposes a new EPA test method to measure isocyanate compounds in certain surface coatings.
05/16/2018RuleENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCYEnvironmental Protection AgencyRemoval of the Federal Reformulated Gasoline Program from the Northern Kentucky Portion of the Cincinnati-Hamilton Ozone Maintenance AreaThe Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is taking final action in announcing its approval of the petition by Kentucky to opt- out of the federal reformulated gasoline (RFG) program and remove the requirement to sell federal RFG for Boone, Campbell,...2018-10456FR-Doc-2018-10456Removal-Of-The-Federal-Reformulated-Gasoline-Program-From-The-Northern-Kentucky-Portion-Of-TheThe Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is taking final action in announcing its approval of the petition by Kentucky to opt- out of the federal reformulated gasoline (RFG) program and remove the requirement to sell federal RFG for Boone, Campbell, and Kenton counties (the Northern Kentucky Area), which are part of the Cincinnati-Hamilton, Ohio-Kentucky-Indiana maintenance area for the 2008 ozone national ambient air quality standard (NAAQS) (Cincinnati- Hamilton, OH-KY-IN Area). EPA has determined that this removal of the federal RFG program for the Northern Kentucky Area is consistent with the applicable provisions of the Clean Air Act (CAA) and EPA's regulations.
05/16/2018RuleENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCYEnvironmental Protection AgencyTebuconazole; Pesticide TolerancesThis regulation establishes tolerances for residues of tebuconazole in or on ginseng, fresh at 0.15 parts per million (ppm) and ginseng, dried at 0.40 ppm. Bayer CropScience LP, requested these tolerances under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act...2018-10345FR-Doc-2018-10345Tebuconazole-Pesticide-TolerancesThis regulation establishes tolerances for residues of tebuconazole in or on ginseng, fresh at 0.15 parts per million (ppm) and ginseng, dried at 0.40 ppm. Bayer CropScience LP, requested these tolerances under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA).
05/15/2018Proposed RuleENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCYEnvironmental Protection AgencyReceipt of Several Pesticide Petitions Filed for Residues of Pesticide Chemicals in or on Various Commodities; CorrectionEPA issued a notice in the Federal Register of March 21, 2018, concerning a Notice of filing--New Tolerance Exemptions for Inerts (except PIPs). This document corrects a typographical error.2018-10347FR-Doc-2018-10347Receipt-Of-Several-Pesticide-Petitions-Filed-For-Residues-Of-Pesticide-Chemicals-In-Or-On-VariousEPA issued a notice in the Federal Register of March 21, 2018, concerning a Notice of filing--New Tolerance Exemptions for Inerts (except PIPs). This document corrects a typographical error.
05/15/2018Proposed RuleENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCYEnvironmental Protection AgencyNational Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants: Leather Finishing Operations Residual Risk and Technology ReviewOn March 14, 2018, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) proposed a rule titled, ``National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants: Leather Finishing Operations Residual Risk and Technology Review.'' The EPA is reopening the comment period...2018-10239FR-Doc-2018-10239National-Emission-Standards-For-Hazardous-Air-Pollutants-Leather-Finishing-Operations-Residual-RiskOn March 14, 2018, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) proposed a rule titled, ``National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants: Leather Finishing Operations Residual Risk and Technology Review.'' The EPA is reopening the comment period on the proposed rule that closed on April 30, 2018. The EPA is taking this action because the supporting document--Analysis of Demographic Factors for Populations Living Near Leather Finishing Operations--was inadvertently not included in the docket for this proposed rule. As this analysis is now available to the public, the EPA has reopened the comment period for an additional 30 days.
05/15/2018Proposed RuleENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCYEnvironmental Protection AgencyApproval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Delaware; 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 Delaware. This revision pertains to the infrastructure requirement for interstate transport of pollution with respect...2018-10342FR-Doc-2018-10342Approval-And-Promulgation-Of-Air-Quality-Implementation-Plans-Delaware-Interstate-TransportThe Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to approve a state implementation plan (SIP) revision submitted by the State of Delaware. This revision pertains to the 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 proposing approval of this revision in accordance with the requirements of the Clean Air Act (CAA).
05/15/2018Proposed RuleENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCYEnvironmental Protection AgencyReceipt of Several Pesticide Petitions Filed for Residues of Pesticide Chemicals in or on Various Commodities; CorrectionEPA issued a proposed rule in the Federal Register of March 21, 2018, concerning a Notice of filing--Amended Tolerance Exemptions for Inerts (Except PIPS). This document corrects the Company name and address.2018-10344FR-Doc-2018-10344Receipt-Of-Several-Pesticide-Petitions-Filed-For-Residues-Of-Pesticide-Chemicals-In-Or-On-VariousEPA issued a proposed rule in the Federal Register of March 21, 2018, concerning a Notice of filing--Amended Tolerance Exemptions for Inerts (Except PIPS). This document corrects the Company name and address.
05/14/2018RuleENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCYEnvironmental Protection AgencyApproval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Maryland; Approval of an Alternative Volatile Organic Compound Emission StandardThe Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is approving a revision to the State of Maryland's state implementation plan (SIP). Maryland requested that EPA incorporate by reference into the Maryland SIP a Maryland Department of the Environment (MDE)...2018-09889FR-Doc-2018-09889Approval-And-Promulgation-Of-Air-Quality-Implementation-Plans-Maryland-Approval-Of-An-AlternativeThe Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is approving a revision to the State of Maryland's state implementation plan (SIP). Maryland requested that EPA incorporate by reference into the Maryland SIP a Maryland Department of the Environment (MDE) order establishing an alternative volatile organic compound (VOC) emission standard for National Gypsum Company (NGC) that will ensure that this source remains a minor stationary source of VOCs. EPA is approving the SIP submittal incorporating by reference MDE's order for NGC in accordance with the requirements of the Clean Air Act (CAA).
05/14/2018Proposed RuleENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCYEnvironmental Protection AgencyAir Plan Approval; California; Eastern Kern Air Pollution Control District; ReclassificationUnder the Clean Air Act, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to grant a request by the State of California to reclassify the Eastern Kern County (``Eastern Kern'') nonattainment area from ``Moderate'' to ``Serious'' for the 2008...2018-10217FR-Doc-2018-10217Air-Plan-Approval-California-Eastern-Kern-Air-Pollution-Control-District-ReclassificationUnder the Clean Air Act, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to grant a request by the State of California to reclassify the Eastern Kern County (``Eastern Kern'') nonattainment area from ``Moderate'' to ``Serious'' for the 2008 ozone national ambient air quality standards (NAAQS). In connection with the reclassification, the EPA is proposing to establish a deadline of no later than 12 months from the effective date of reclassification for submittal of revisions to the Eastern Kern portion of the California State Implementation Plan (SIP) to meet certain additional requirements for Serious ozone nonattainment areas. The EPA has already received SIP revision submittals addressing most of the additional SIP requirements.
05/14/2018RuleENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCYEnvironmental Protection AgencyApproval and Promulgation of Implementation Plans; Texas; Interstate Transport Requirements for the 1997 and 2006 PM2.5Pursuant to the Federal Clean Air Act (CAA or the Act), the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is approving portions of three Texas State Implementation Plan (SIP) submittals pertaining to CAA requirements to prohibit emissions which will...2018-10162FR-Doc-2018-10162Approval-And-Promulgation-Of-Implementation-Plans-Texas-Interstate-Transport-Requirements-For-ThePursuant to the Federal Clean Air Act (CAA or the Act), the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is approving portions of three Texas State Implementation Plan (SIP) submittals pertaining to CAA requirements to prohibit emissions which will significantly contribute to nonattainment or interfere with maintenance of the 1997 and 2006 fine particulate matter (PM2.5) National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS) in other states.
05/14/2018Proposed RuleENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCYEnvironmental Protection AgencyApproval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; North Dakota; Revisions to Air Pollution Control RulesThe Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to approve State Implementation Plan (SIP) revisions submitted by the State of North Dakota on January 28, 2013, and November 11, 2016. The EPA is proposing to approve amendments to North Dakota's...2018-10208FR-Doc-2018-10208Approval-And-Promulgation-Of-Air-Quality-Implementation-Plans-North-Dakota-Revisions-To-AirThe Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to approve State Implementation Plan (SIP) revisions submitted by the State of North Dakota on January 28, 2013, and November 11, 2016. The EPA is proposing to approve amendments to North Dakota's general provisions, permit to construct, prevention of significant deterioration (PSD) of air quality, oil and gas, and fees regulations. In addition, amendments to the permit program include the regulation of hazardous air pollutants (HAPs), which may be regulated under section 112 of the Clean Air Act (CAA). Thus, the EPA is taking this action pursuant to sections 110 and 112 of CAA.
05/11/2018RuleENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCYEnvironmental Protection AgencyExtension of Deadline for Action on the Section 126(b) Petition From New YorkIn this action, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is determining that 60 days is insufficient time to complete the technical and other analyses and public notice-and-comment process required for our review of a petition dated March 12, 2018,...2018-09892FR-Doc-2018-09892Extension-Of-Deadline-For-Action-On-The-Section-126b-Petition-From-New-YorkIn this action, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is determining that 60 days is insufficient time to complete the technical and other analyses and public notice-and-comment process required for our review of a petition dated March 12, 2018, submitted by the state of New York pursuant to section 126(b) of the Clean Air Act (CAA). The petition requests that the EPA make a finding that emissions from the collection of identified sources in nine states (Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Maryland, Michigan, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Virginia and West Virginia) significantly contribute to and interfere with maintenance of the 2008 and 2015 ozone national ambient air quality standards (NAAQS) in New York State. Under section 307(d)(10) of the CAA, the EPA is authorized to grant a time extension for responding to a petition if the EPA determines that the extension is necessary to afford the public, and the Agency, adequate opportunity to carry out the purposes of the section 307(d) notice-and-comment rulemaking requirements. By this action, the EPA is making that determination. The EPA is, therefore, extending the deadline for acting on the petition from May 13, 2018, to no later than November 9, 2018.
05/11/2018Proposed RuleENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCYEnvironmental Protection AgencyAir Plan Approval; ID, Pinehurst PM10On September 29, 2017, the Idaho Department of Environmental Quality (IDEQ) submitted a redesignation request and limited maintenance plan (LMP) for particulate matter with an aerodynamic diameter less than or equal to ten micrometers (PM10)...2018-09992FR-Doc-2018-09992Air-Plan-Approval-Id-Pinehurst-Pm10On September 29, 2017, the Idaho Department of Environmental Quality (IDEQ) submitted a redesignation request and limited maintenance plan (LMP) for particulate matter with an aerodynamic diameter less than or equal to ten micrometers (PM10) for the PM10 National Ambient Air Quality Standard (NAAQS) developed for the Pinehurst PM10 Nonattainment Area (NAA) and Pinehurst PM10 Expansion Nonattainment Area (NAA). The redesignation request asserts that the area meets the Clean Air Act (CAA) requirements for redesignation identified in section 107(d)(3)(E). This limited maintenance plan for these contiguous nonattainment areas addresses maintenance of the PM10 standard for a ten-year period beyond redesignation. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) proposes to approve this IDEQ Implementation Plan (SIP) revision. The EPA also proposes to approve the September 15, 2013, high wind exceptional event at the Pinehurst monitoring station. Additionally, the EPA is proposing to approve the emissions inventory for the West Silver Valley annual PM2.5 NAA.
05/11/2018RuleENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCYEnvironmental Protection AgencyAir Plan Approval; KY; Fine Particulate Matter and Ozone NAAQS RevisionsThe Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is taking final action to approve portions of State Implementation Plan (SIP) revisions submitted by the Commonwealth of Kentucky, through the Kentucky Division for Air Quality, on December 21, 2016, and August...2018-09991FR-Doc-2018-09991Air-Plan-Approval-Ky-Fine-Particulate-Matter-And-Ozone-Naaqs-RevisionsThe Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is taking final action to approve portions of State Implementation Plan (SIP) revisions submitted by the Commonwealth of Kentucky, through the Kentucky Division for Air Quality, on December 21, 2016, and August 29, 2017, on behalf of the Louisville Metro Air Pollution Control District (District). The changes to the SIP that EPA is taking final action to approve are the portions of the submittals that modify the District's Ambient Air Quality Standards regulation, specifically changes to the District's air quality standards for fine particulate matter (PM2.5) and ozone to reflect the 2012 PM2.5 and 2015 ozone national ambient air quality standards (NAAQS). EPA has determined that the December 21, 2016, and August 29, 2017, SIP revisions are consistent with the Clean Air Act (CAA or Act). EPA will act on the other portions of the December 21, 2016, and August 29, 2017, submittals in a separate action.
05/10/2018RuleENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCYEnvironmental Protection AgencyAir Plan Approval; Ohio; Regional Haze Plan and Prong 4 (Visibility) for the 2006 and 2012 PM2.5The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is taking the following five actions: Approving the portion of Ohio's November 30, 2016 State Implementation Plan (SIP) submittal seeking to change from reliance on the Clean Air Interstate Rule (CAIR) to...2018-09651FR-Doc-2018-09651Air-Plan-Approval-Ohio-Regional-Haze-Plan-And-Prong-4-Visibility-For-The-2006-And-2012-Pm25The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is taking the following five actions: Approving the portion of Ohio's November 30, 2016 State Implementation Plan (SIP) submittal seeking to change from reliance on the Clean Air Interstate Rule (CAIR) to reliance on Cross-State Air Pollution Rule (CSAPR) for certain regional haze requirements; converting EPA's limited approval/limited disapproval of Ohio's March 11, 2011 regional haze SIP to a full approval; withdrawing the Federal Implementation Plan (FIP) provisions that address the limited disapproval; approving the visibility prong of Ohio's infrastructure SIP submittals for the 2012 annual and 2006 24-hour fine particulate matter (PM2.5), 2010 nitrogen dioxide (NO2), and 2010 sulfur dioxide (SO2) National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS); and converting EPA's disapproval of the visibility portion of Ohio's infrastructure SIP submittal for the 2008 ozone NAAQS to an approval.
05/09/2018Proposed RuleENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCYEnvironmental Protection AgencyOuter Continental Shelf Air Regulations; Consistency Update for Massachusetts; Reopening of Comment PeriodThe Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued a proposed rule in the Federal Register on February 12, 2018, proposing to update a portion of the Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) Air Regulations that pertains to the requirements for OCS sources for...2018-09646FR-Doc-2018-09646Outer-Continental-Shelf-Air-Regulations-Consistency-Update-For-Massachusetts-Reopening-Of-CommentThe Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued a proposed rule in the Federal Register on February 12, 2018, proposing to update a portion of the Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) Air Regulations that pertains to the requirements for OCS sources for which Massachusetts is the designated the Corresponding Onshore Area (COA). On March 9, 2018, the Commonwealth of Massachusetts amended certain regulatory provisions that pertain to the EPA's February 12, 2018 proposed rulemaking. This document reopens the comment period for 30 days and provides notice that the EPA has modified the proposed regulatory text for incorporation by reference in the EPA final rule for this action. The EPA has also added additional information to the docket.
05/09/2018RuleENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCYEnvironmental Protection AgencyApproval and Promulgation of Implementation Plans; New Jersey; Motor Vehicle Enhanced Inspection and Maintenance ProgramThe Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is approving a request from New Jersey to revise its State Implementation Plan (SIP) to incorporate revisions to the motor vehicle enhanced inspection and maintenance (I/M) program. New Jersey has made several...2018-09788FR-Doc-2018-09788Approval-And-Promulgation-Of-Implementation-Plans-New-Jersey-Motor-Vehicle-Enhanced-Inspection-AndThe Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is approving a request from New Jersey to revise its State Implementation Plan (SIP) to incorporate revisions to the motor vehicle enhanced inspection and maintenance (I/M) program. New Jersey has made several amendments to its I/M program and has requested that the SIP be revised to include these changes. EPA is approving New Jersey's amendments to its I/M program to discontinue idle tests on model years 1995 and older light duty gasoline vehicles, idle tests on heavy-duty gasoline vehicles and gas cap leak testing. In addition, heavy-duty gasoline vehicles equipped with on-board diagnostics (OBD) will be subject to OBD testing with this revision. The intended effect of this action is to maintain consistency between the State-adopted rules and the federally approved SIP.
05/09/2018Proposed RuleENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCYEnvironmental Protection AgencyAir Plan Approval; California; Yolo-Solano Air Quality Management District; Negative DeclarationsThe Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to approve a revision to the Yolo-Solano Air Quality Management District (YSAQMD or ``District'') portion of the California State Implementation Plan (SIP). This revision concerns the District's...2018-09888FR-Doc-2018-09888Air-Plan-Approval-California-Yolo-Solano-Air-Quality-Management-District-Negative-DeclarationsThe Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to approve a revision to the Yolo-Solano Air Quality Management District (YSAQMD or ``District'') portion of the California State Implementation Plan (SIP). This revision concerns the District's negative declarations for several volatile organic compound (VOC) source categories included in its Reasonably Available Control Technology (RACT) State Implementation Plan Analysis. We are proposing to approve these negative declarations under the Clean Air Act (CAA or ``the Act''). We are taking comments on this proposal and plan to follow with a final action.
05/09/2018Proposed RuleENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCYEnvironmental Protection AgencyApproval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; 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 Commonwealth of Virginia (the Commonwealth or Virginia). This revision pertains to the infrastructure requirement for...2018-09887FR-Doc-2018-09887Approval-And-Promulgation-Of-Air-Quality-Implementation-Plans-Virginia-Interstate-TransportThe Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to approve a state implementation plan (SIP) revision submitted by the Commonwealth of Virginia (the Commonwealth or 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).
05/09/2018Proposed RuleENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCYEnvironmental Protection AgencyApproval and Promulgation of Air Quality State Implementation Plans; California; Chico Redesignation Request and Maintenance Plan for the 2006 24-hour PM2.5The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to approve, as a revision of the California state implementation plan (SIP), the State's request to redesignate the Chico nonattainment area to attainment for the 2006 24-hour fine particulate...2018-09792FR-Doc-2018-09792Approval-And-Promulgation-Of-Air-Quality-State-Implementation-Plans-California-Chico-RedesignationThe Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to approve, as a revision of the California state implementation plan (SIP), the State's request to redesignate the Chico nonattainment area to attainment for the 2006 24-hour fine particulate matter (PM2.5) national ambient air quality standard. The EPA is also proposing to approve the PM2.5 maintenance plan and the determination that contributions from motor vehicle emissions to the PM2.5 pollution in the Chico nonattainment area are insignificant. The EPA is proposing this action because the SIP revision meets the requirements of the Clean Air Act and EPA guidance for such plans. We are taking comments on this proposal and plan to follow with a final action.
05/09/2018RuleENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCYEnvironmental Protection AgencyApproval and Promulgation of Implementation Plans; Texas; Revisions to Permitting and Public Participation for Air Quality Permit ApplicationsPursuant to the Federal Clean Air Act (CAA or the Act), the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is approving four revisions to the Texas State Implementation Plan (SIP) submitted on December 12, 2016 and February 21, 2017, specific to air quality...2018-09755FR-Doc-2018-09755Approval-And-Promulgation-Of-Implementation-Plans-Texas-Revisions-To-Permitting-And-PublicPursuant to the Federal Clean Air Act (CAA or the Act), the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is approving four revisions to the Texas State Implementation Plan (SIP) submitted on December 12, 2016 and February 21, 2017, specific to air quality permitting and public notice for air quality permit applications.
05/09/2018Proposed RuleENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCYEnvironmental Protection AgencyInterstate Transport Prongs 1 and 2 for the 2012 Fine Particulate Matter (PM2.5The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to approve 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...2018-09880FR-Doc-2018-09880Interstate-Transport-Prongs-1-And-2-For-The-2012-Fine-Particulate-Matter-Pm25The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to approve 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 2012 annual Fine Particulate Matter (PM2.5) National Ambient Air Quality Standards (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 proposing to approve 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 2012 annual PM2.5 NAAQS in any other state.
05/08/2018Proposed RuleENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCYEnvironmental Protection AgencyAmendments to Federal Implementation Plan for Managing Air Emissions From True Minor Sources in Indian Country in the Oil and Natural Gas Production and Natural Gas Processing Segments of the Oil and Natural Gas SectorThe Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing three amendments to the existing National Oil and Natural Gas Federal Implementation Plan (National O&NG FIP) that applies to new true minor sources and minor modifications at existing true minor...2018-09652FR-Doc-2018-09652Amendments-To-Federal-Implementation-Plan-For-Managing-Air-Emissions-From-True-Minor-Sources-InThe Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing three amendments to the existing National Oil and Natural Gas Federal Implementation Plan (National O&NG FIP) that applies to new true minor sources and minor modifications at existing true minor sources in the oil and natural gas production and natural gas processing segments of the oil and natural gas sector that are locating or expanding in Indian reservations or in other areas of Indian country over which an Indian tribe, or the EPA, has demonstrated the tribe's jurisdiction. The National O&NG FIP, which includes a mechanism for authorizing construction of true minor new and modified oil and natural gas sources, satisfies the minor source permitting requirement under the ``Federal Minor New Source Review (NSR) Program in Indian Country'' (referred to as the ``Federal Indian Country Minor NSR rule''). We are proposing two amendments to apply the National O&NG FIP to the Uintah and Ouray Reservation (U&O Reservation) portion of the intended Uinta Basin Ozone Nonattainment Area. We are also proposing a minor technical correction to fix a typographical error in a provision in the National O&NG FIP.
05/07/2018Proposed RuleENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCYEnvironmental Protection AgencyApproval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Virginia; Regional Haze Plan and Visibility for the 2010 Sulfur Dioxide and 2012 Fine Particulate StandardsThe Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is issuing a supplement to its March 1, 2018 proposed approval of the Commonwealth of Virginia's (the Commonwealth or Virginia) request to change reliance on the Clean Air Interstate Rule (CAIR) to reliance on...2018-09653FR-Doc-2018-09653Approval-And-Promulgation-Of-Air-Quality-Implementation-Plans-Virginia-Regional-Haze-Plan-AndThe Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is issuing a supplement to its March 1, 2018 proposed approval of the Commonwealth of Virginia's (the Commonwealth or Virginia) request to change reliance on the Clean Air Interstate Rule (CAIR) to reliance on the Cross-State Air Pollution Rule (CSAPR) to address certain regional haze requirements and to convert the Agency's limited approval/limited disapproval of Virginia's regional haze SIP to a full approval. EPA's March 1, 2018 notice of proposed rulemaking (NPR) also proposed to approve the ``visibility element'' 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). This supplemental proposal clarifies the infrastructure elements the Agency is proposing to approve for the 2010 SO2 National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS) and proposes to remove EPA's June 7, 2012 federal implementation plan (FIP) for Virginia which replaced reliance on CAIR with reliance on CSAPR to address certain deficient regional haze requirements identified in the Commonwealth's regional haze state implementation plan (SIP). EPA is seeking comment only on the issues raised in this supplemental proposal and is not reopening for comment other issues raised in its prior proposal. This action is being taken under the Clean Air Act (CAA).
05/07/2018Proposed RuleENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCYEnvironmental Protection AgencyReceipt of a Pesticide Petition Filed for Residues of Diquat in or on Crop Group 6C, Dried Shelled Pea and Bean (Except Soybean); CorrectionEPA issued a notice in the Federal Register of September 15, 2017, announcing the initial filing of a pesticide petition requesting the establishment or modification of regulations for residues of pesticide chemicals in or on various commodities.2018-09648FR-Doc-2018-09648Receipt-Of-A-Pesticide-Petition-Filed-For-Residues-Of-Diquat-In-Or-On-Crop-Group-6c-Dried-ShelledEPA issued a notice in the Federal Register of September 15, 2017, announcing the initial filing of a pesticide petition requesting the establishment or modification of regulations for residues of pesticide chemicals in or on various commodities.
05/07/2018RuleENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCYEnvironmental Protection AgencyKonjac Glucomannan; Exemption From the Requirement of a ToleranceThis regulation establishes an exemption from the requirement of a tolerance for residues of konjac glucomannan (CAS Reg. No. 37220- 17-0) when used as an inert ingredient on growing crops only at a concentration not to exceed 1% by weight in a...2018-09649FR-Doc-2018-09649Konjac-Glucomannan-Exemption-From-The-Requirement-Of-A-ToleranceThis regulation establishes an exemption from the requirement of a tolerance for residues of konjac glucomannan (CAS Reg. No. 37220- 17-0) when used as an inert ingredient on growing crops only at a concentration not to exceed 1% by weight in a pesticide formulation. Technology Services Group, on behalf of, Attune Agriculture, LLC, 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 konjac glucomannan resulting from use in accordance with the terms of this exemption.
05/07/2018Proposed RuleENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCYEnvironmental Protection AgencyWithdrawal of Proposed Rules; Discontinuing Several Rulemaking Efforts Listed in the Semiannual Regulatory AgendaEPA is withdrawing several proposed regulatory requirements described in the proposed rules identified in this document for which the Agency no longer intends to issue a final regulatory action. This document identifies the proposed rules and provides...2018-09206FR-Doc-2018-09206Withdrawal-Of-Proposed-Rules-Discontinuing-Several-Rulemaking-Efforts-Listed-In-The-SemiannualEPA is withdrawing several proposed regulatory requirements described in the proposed rules identified in this document for which the Agency no longer intends to issue a final regulatory action. This document identifies the proposed rules and provides a brief explanation for the Agency's decision not to pursue a final action. The withdrawal of these proposed rules does not preclude the Agency from initiating the same or a similar rulemaking at a future date. It does, however, close out the entry for these rulemakings in EPA's Semiannual Regulatory Agenda. Should the Agency decide at some future date to initiate the same or similar rulemaking, it will add an appropriate new entry to EPA's Semiannual Regulatory Agenda to reflect the initiation of the action, and EPA will issue a new notice of proposed rulemaking.
05/07/2018RuleENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCYEnvironmental Protection AgencyDuddingtonia flagrans strain IAH 1297; Exemption from the Requirement of a ToleranceThis regulation establishes an exemption from the requirement of a tolerance for residues of Duddingtonia flagrans strain IAH 1297 in or on all food commodities when used in accordance with label directions and good agricultural practices....2018-09647FR-Doc-2018-09647Duddingtonia-Flagrans-Strain-Iah-1297-Exemption-From-The-Requirement-Of-A-ToleranceThis regulation establishes an exemption from the requirement of a tolerance for residues of Duddingtonia flagrans strain IAH 1297 in or on all food commodities when used in accordance with label directions and good agricultural practices. International Animal Health Products Pty. Ltd. 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 Duddingtonia flagrans strain IAH 1297 under FFDCA.
05/04/2018RuleENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCYEnvironmental Protection AgencyAir Plan Approval; Georgia; Regional Haze Plan and Prong 4 (Visibility) for the 2012 PM2.5The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is approving the portion of Georgia's July 26, 2017, State Implementation Plan (SIP) submittal changing reliance from the Clean Air Interstate Rule (CAIR) to the Cross-State Air Pollution Rule (CSAPR) for...2018-09412FR-Doc-2018-09412Air-Plan-Approval-Georgia-Regional-Haze-Plan-And-Prong-4-Visibility-For-The-2012-Pm25The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is approving the portion of Georgia's July 26, 2017, State Implementation Plan (SIP) submittal changing reliance from the Clean Air Interstate Rule (CAIR) to the Cross-State Air Pollution Rule (CSAPR) for certain regional haze requirements. EPA is also converting the previous limited approval/ limited disapproval of Georgia's regional haze plan to a full approval and is removing the Federal Implementation Plan (FIP) for Georgia which replaced reliance on CAIR with reliance on CSAPR. Finally, EPA is converting the conditional approvals to full approvals for the visibility prong of Georgia's infrastructure SIP submittals for the 2012 Fine Particulate Matter (PM2.5), 2010 Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2), 2010 Sulfur Dioxide (SO2), and 2008 8-hour Ozone National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS).
05/04/2018RuleENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCYEnvironmental Protection AgencyAir Plan Approval; Arizona; Stationary Sources; New Source ReviewThe Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is taking final action to approve revisions to the Arizona Department of Environmental Quality (ADEQ) portion of the applicable Clean Air Act (CAA or Act) state implementation plan (SIP) for the State of...2018-09205FR-Doc-2018-09205Air-Plan-Approval-Arizona-Stationary-Sources-New-Source-ReviewThe Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is taking final action to approve revisions to the Arizona Department of Environmental Quality (ADEQ) portion of the applicable Clean Air Act (CAA or Act) state implementation plan (SIP) for the State of Arizona (State). We are approving revisions that are primarily intended to correct deficiencies in ADEQ's SIP-approved rules for the issuance of New Source Review (NSR) permits for stationary sources, with a focus on the Act's preconstruction permit requirements for major sources and major modifications. This action also finalizes a conditional approval of ADEQ's NSR program with respect to the CAA requirements related to ammonia as a precursor to fine particulate matter (PM2.5) under the nonattainment NSR (NA-NSR) program requirements in CAA section 189(e). In addition, this action permanently terminates the sanctions clock associated with deficiencies being corrected by the rules being approved today, except that this action continues the deferral of sanctions under the Act related to PM2.5 precursors under section 189(e) of the Act for the NA-NSR program.
05/03/2018RuleENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCYEnvironmental Protection AgencyApproval and Promulgation of Implementation Plans; Louisiana; Interstate Transport Requirements for the 2012 PM2.5Pursuant to the Federal Clean Air Act (CAA or the Act), the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is approving portions of Louisiana's State Implementation Plan (SIP) submittal and a technical supplement, that address a CAA requirement that SIPs...2018-09314FR-Doc-2018-09314Approval-And-Promulgation-Of-Implementation-Plans-Louisiana-Interstate-Transport-Requirements-ForPursuant to the Federal Clean Air Act (CAA or the Act), the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is approving portions of Louisiana's State Implementation Plan (SIP) submittal and a technical supplement, that address a CAA requirement that SIPs account for potential interstate transport of air pollution that significantly contributes to nonattainment or interferes with maintenance of the 2012 fine particulate matter (PM2.5) National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS) in other states. EPA finds that emissions from Louisiana sources do not contribute significantly to nonattainment in, or interfere with maintenance by, any other state with regard to the 2012 PM2.5 NAAQS.
05/03/2018Proposed RuleENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCYEnvironmental Protection AgencyApproval of California Air Plan Revisions, Yolo-Solano Air Quality Management DistrictThe Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to approve a revision to the Yolo-Solano Air Quality Management District (YSAQMD or ``District'') portion of the California State Implementation Plan (SIP). This revision concerns emissions of...2018-09213FR-Doc-2018-09213Approval-Of-California-Air-Plan-Revisions-Yolo-Solano-Air-Quality-Management-DistrictThe Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to approve a revision to the Yolo-Solano Air Quality Management District (YSAQMD or ``District'') 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 these emission sources under the Clean Air Act (CAA or the Act). We are taking comments on this proposal and plan to follow with a final action.
05/03/2018Proposed RuleENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCYEnvironmental Protection AgencyApproval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Pennsylvania; Base Year Emissions Inventories for the Lebanon and Delaware County Nonattainment Areas for the 2012 Annual Fine Particulate Matter National Ambient Air Quality StandardThe Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to approve two state implementation plan (SIP) revisions submitted by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. These revisions pertain to base year emission inventories for the Lebanon County and Delaware...2018-09201FR-Doc-2018-09201Approval-And-Promulgation-Of-Air-Quality-Implementation-Plans-Pennsylvania-Base-Year-EmissionsThe Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to approve two state implementation plan (SIP) revisions submitted by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. These revisions pertain to base year emission inventories for the Lebanon County and Delaware County nonattainment areas for the 2012 annual fine particulate national ambient air quality standard (NAAQS). The Clean Air Act (CAA) requires states to submit a comprehensive, accurate and current inventory of actual emissions from all sources of direct and secondary ambient fine particulate matter less than 2.5 microns in diameter (PM2.5) for all PM2.5 nonattainment areas. This action is being taken under Title I of the CAA.
05/03/2018Proposed RuleENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCYEnvironmental Protection AgencyApproval and Promulgation of Implementation Plans; Texas; Attainment Demonstration for the Dallas/Fort Worth 2008 Ozone Nonattainment AreaPursuant to the Federal Clean Air Act (CAA or the Act), the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to approve the ozone attainment demonstration State Implementation Plan (SIP) revisions for the Dallas/Fort Worth (DFW) moderate ozone...2018-09313FR-Doc-2018-09313Approval-And-Promulgation-Of-Implementation-Plans-Texas-Attainment-Demonstration-For-The-DallasfortPursuant to the Federal Clean Air Act (CAA or the Act), the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to approve the ozone attainment demonstration State Implementation Plan (SIP) revisions for the Dallas/Fort Worth (DFW) moderate ozone nonattainment area under the 2008 ozone National Ambient Air Quality Standard (NAAQS) submitted by the State of Texas (the State). Specifically, EPA is proposing approval of the attainment demonstration, a reasonably available control measures (RACM) analysis, the contingency measures plan in the event of failure to attain the NAAQS by the applicable attainment date, and the associated Motor Vehicle Emissions Budgets (MVEBs) for 2017, which is the attainment year for the area.
05/03/2018Proposed RuleENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCYEnvironmental Protection AgencyAir Plan Approval; Michigan; Revisions to Part 9 Miscellaneous RulesThe Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to approve a request submitted by the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ) on February 2, 2017, and supplemented on November 8, 2017, to revise the Michigan state implementation plan...2018-09414FR-Doc-2018-09414Air-Plan-Approval-Michigan-Revisions-To-Part-9-Miscellaneous-RulesThe Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to approve a request submitted by the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ) on February 2, 2017, and supplemented on November 8, 2017, to revise the Michigan state implementation plan (SIP) for carbon monoxide (CO). The revision incorporates changes to Michigan's Air Pollution Control Rules entitled ``Emissions Limitations and Prohibitions--Miscellaneous.'' The revision updates existing source- specific rule requirements for ferrous cupola operations by removing obsolete rule language and makes a minor change to correct the citation to a Federal test method. The revision continues to result in attainment of the CO national ambient air quality standard (NAAQS).
05/03/2018Proposed RuleENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCYEnvironmental Protection AgencyAir Plan Approval; Missouri; Regional Haze Plan and Prong 4 (Visibility) for the 2012 PM2.5The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to take three actions regarding the Missouri State Implementation Plan (SIP). The three SIP actions relate to how Missouri addresses transport as related to visibility and the 2012 Fine Particulate...2018-09211FR-Doc-2018-09211Air-Plan-Approval-Missouri-Regional-Haze-Plan-And-Prong-4-Visibility-For-The-2012-Pm25The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to take three actions regarding the Missouri State Implementation Plan (SIP). The three SIP actions relate to how Missouri addresses transport as related to visibility and the 2012 Fine Particulate Matter (PM2.5), 2010 Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2), 2010 Sulfur Dioxide (SO2), and 2008 Ozone National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS). EPA is proposing approval of the portion of Missouri's September 5, 2014, Five-year Progress Report for the State of Missouri Regional Haze Plan and a subsequently submitted letter dated July 31, 2017, which clarifies that the state was changing from reliance on the Clean Air Interstate Rule (CAIR) to reliance on the Cross State Air Pollution Rule (CSAPR) for certain regional haze requirements; convert EPA's limited approval/limited disapproval of Missouri's regional haze plan to a full approval; and approve the states' submissions addressing the Clean Air Act (CAA or the Act) provisions that prohibit emissions activity in one state from interfering with measures to protect visibility in another state (prong 4) of Missouri's infrastructure SIP submittals for the 2012 Fine Particulate Matter (PM2.5), 2010 Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2), and 2010 Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) NAAQS.
05/03/2018Proposed RuleENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCYEnvironmental Protection AgencyNational Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants for Friction Materials Manufacturing Facilities; Residual Risk and Technology ReviewThe Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing amendments to the National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants (NESHAP) for the Friction Materials Manufacturing Facilities source category. The proposed amendments address the results...2018-09200FR-Doc-2018-09200National-Emission-Standards-For-Hazardous-Air-Pollutants-For-Friction-Materials-ManufacturingThe Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing amendments to the National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants (NESHAP) for the Friction Materials Manufacturing Facilities source category. The proposed amendments address the results of the residual risk and technology reviews (RTRs) conducted as required under the Clean Air Act (CAA). The proposed amendments also address the startup, shutdown, and malfunction (SSM) provisions of the rule and update the reporting and recordkeeping requirements.
05/02/2018Proposed RuleENVIRONMENTAL 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) proposes to approve the 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...2018-09323FR-Doc-2018-09323Approval-And-Promulgation-Of-State-Plans-For-Designated-Facilities-And-Pollutants-United-StatesThe Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) proposes to approve the 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.
05/02/2018Proposed RuleENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCYEnvironmental Protection AgencyAir Plan Approval; Alaska; Interstate Transport Requirements for the 2012 PM2.5The Clean Air Act (CAA) requires each State Implementation Plan (SIP) to contain adequate provisions prohibiting emissions that will have certain adverse air quality effects in other states. On March 10, 2016, the State of Alaska made a submission to...2018-09319FR-Doc-2018-09319Air-Plan-Approval-Alaska-Interstate-Transport-Requirements-For-The-2012-Pm25The Clean Air Act (CAA) requires each State Implementation Plan (SIP) to contain adequate provisions prohibiting emissions that will have certain adverse air quality effects in other states. On March 10, 2016, the State of Alaska made a submission to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to address these requirements. The EPA is proposing to approve 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).
05/02/2018RuleENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCYEnvironmental Protection AgencyDelegation of Authority to North Carolina and the Western North Carolina Regional Air Quality Agency of Federal Plan for Existing Sewage Sludge Incineration UnitsThe EPA is providing notice of and is codifying its prior approval of requests submitted by the North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality (NCDEQ), through its Division of Air Quality, and the Western North Carolina Regional Air Quality Agency...2018-09202FR-Doc-2018-09202Delegation-Of-Authority-To-North-Carolina-And-The-Western-North-Carolina-Regional-Air-Quality-AgencyThe EPA is providing notice of and is codifying its prior approval of requests submitted by the North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality (NCDEQ), through its Division of Air Quality, and the Western North Carolina Regional Air Quality Agency (WNCRAQA) for delegation of authority to implement and enforce the Federal plan for existing affected Sewage Sludge Incineration (SSI) units. The Federal plan establishes emission limits and monitoring, operating, and recordkeeping requirements for SSI units constructed on or before October 14, 2010. NCDEQ and WNCRAQA representatives have signed separate but similar Memoranda of Agreement (MOAs), each of which constitutes the mechanism for the transfer of authority from the EPA to each respective air pollution control agency. The MOAs and the corresponding delegations of authority were effective upon signature by the Regional Administrator on April 2, 2018. The MOAs delineate policies, responsibilities, and procedures by which the Federal plan will be administered and enforced by the NCDEQ and WNCRAQA, respectively, as well as the authorities retained by the EPA.
05/02/2018Proposed RuleENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCYEnvironmental Protection AgencyAir Plan Approval; Indiana; Air Quality Standards Update for the 2015 Ozone StandardThe Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to approve a September 7, 2017, request by the Indiana Department of Environmental Management (IDEM) to revise the Indiana state implementation plan (SIP) for ozone. IDEM revised its ozone standard...2018-09318FR-Doc-2018-09318Air-Plan-Approval-Indiana-Air-Quality-Standards-Update-For-The-2015-Ozone-StandardThe Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to approve a September 7, 2017, request by the Indiana Department of Environmental Management (IDEM) to revise the Indiana state implementation plan (SIP) for ozone. IDEM revised its ozone standard in order to be consistent with EPA's 2015 revisions to the 8-hour national ambient air quality standards (NAAQS). IDEM also revised the references to the monitoring test methods in its rules to the current EPA test methods. EPA is also proposing to approve administrative revisions to regulations addressing other ambient air quality standards.
05/01/2018Proposed RuleENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCYEnvironmental Protection AgencyAir Quality: Revision to the Regulatory Definition of Volatile Organic Compounds-Exclusion of cis-1,1,1,4,4,4-hexafluorobut-2-ene (HFO-1336mzz-Z)The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to revise the regulatory definition of volatile organic compounds (VOC) under the Clean Air Act (CAA). This action proposes to add cis- 1,1,1,4,4,4-hexafluorobut-2-ene (also known as HFO-1336mzz-Z;...2018-09079FR-Doc-2018-09079Air-Quality-Revision-To-The-Regulatory-Definition-Of-Volatile-Organic-Compounds-Exclusion-OfThe Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to revise the regulatory definition of volatile organic compounds (VOC) under the Clean Air Act (CAA). This action proposes to add cis- 1,1,1,4,4,4-hexafluorobut-2-ene (also known as HFO-1336mzz-Z; CAS number 692-49-9) to the list of compounds excluded from the regulatory definition of VOC on the basis that this compound makes a negligible contribution to tropospheric ozone (O3) formation.
04/30/2018Proposed RuleENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCYEnvironmental Protection AgencyStrengthening Transparency in Regulatory ScienceThis document proposes a regulation intended to strengthen the transparency of EPA regulatory science. The proposed regulation provides that when EPA develops regulations, including regulations for which the public is likely to bear the cost of...2018-09078FR-Doc-2018-09078Strengthening-Transparency-In-Regulatory-ScienceThis document proposes a regulation intended to strengthen the transparency of EPA regulatory science. The proposed regulation provides that when EPA develops regulations, including regulations for which the public is likely to bear the cost of compliance, with regard to those scientific studies that are pivotal to the action being taken, EPA should ensure that the data underlying those are publicly available in a manner sufficient for independent validation. In this notice, EPA solicits comment on this proposal and how it can best be promulgated and implemented in light of existing law and prior Federal policies that already require increasing public access to data and influential scientific information used to inform federal regulation.
04/27/2018Proposed RuleENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCYEnvironmental Protection AgencyNew York: Incorporation by Reference of State Hazardous Waste Management ProgramThe Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) proposes to revise the codification of New York's authorized hazardous waste program which is set forth in the regulations entitled ``Approved State Hazardous Waste Management Programs''. EPA will incorporate...2018-08429FR-Doc-2018-08429New-York-Incorporation-By-Reference-Of-State-Hazardous-Waste-Management-ProgramThe Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) proposes to revise the codification of New York's authorized hazardous waste program which is set forth in the regulations entitled ``Approved State Hazardous Waste Management Programs''. EPA will incorporate by reference into the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) those provisions of the State regulations that are authorized and that EPA will enforce under the Solid Waste Disposal Act, as amended and commonly referred to as the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA).
04/27/2018RuleENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCYEnvironmental Protection AgencyProtection of Stratospheric Ozone: Notification of Guidance and a Stakeholder Meeting Concerning the Significant New Alternatives Policy (SNAP) ProgramThe U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is providing this document to dispel confusion and provide regulatory certainty for stakeholders affected by EPA's Significant New Alternatives Policy program final rule issued on July 20, 2015, and the...2018-08310FR-Doc-2018-08310Protection-Of-Stratospheric-Ozone-Notification-Of-Guidance-And-A-Stakeholder-Meeting-Concerning-TheThe U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is providing this document to dispel confusion and provide regulatory certainty for stakeholders affected by EPA's Significant New Alternatives Policy program final rule issued on July 20, 2015, and the decision of the Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit in the case of Mexichem Fluor, Inc. v. EPA. The 2015 Rule changed the listings for certain hydrofluorocarbons in various end-uses in the aerosols, refrigeration and air conditioning, and foam blowing sectors. It also changed the listings for certain hydrochlorofluorocarbons being phased out of production under the Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer and section 605 of the Clean Air Act. The court vacated the 2015 Rule ``to the extent it requires manufacturers to replace HFCs with a substitute substance'' and remanded the rule to EPA for further proceedings. This document provides guidance to stakeholders that, based on the court's partial vacatur, in the near- term EPA will not apply the HFC listings in the 2015 Rule, pending a rulemaking. This document also provides the Agency's plan to begin a notice-and-comment rulemaking process to address the remand of the 2015 Rule. The Agency is also providing notice of a stakeholder meeting as part of the rulemaking process.
04/27/2018RuleENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCYEnvironmental Protection AgencyApproval and Promulgation of Implementation Plans; Texas; Control of Air Pollution From Visible Emissions and Particulate MatterPursuant to the Federal Clean Air Act (CAA), the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is approving revisions to the Texas State Implementation Plan (SIP) submitted by the State of Texas to EPA on August 23, 2017, that pertain to particulate matter...2018-08662FR-Doc-2018-08662Approval-And-Promulgation-Of-Implementation-Plans-Texas-Control-Of-Air-Pollution-From-VisiblePursuant to the Federal Clean Air Act (CAA), the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is approving revisions to the Texas State Implementation Plan (SIP) submitted by the State of Texas to EPA on August 23, 2017, that pertain to particulate matter standards and outdoor burning regulations. This rulemaking action is being taken under Section 110 of the CAA.
04/27/2018Proposed RuleENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCYEnvironmental Protection AgencyApproval and Promulgation of Implementation Plans; Texas; Control of Air Pollution From Visible Emissions and Particulate MatterPursuant to the Federal Clean Air Act, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to approve revisions to the Texas State Implementation Plan (SIP) submitted by the State of Texas to the EPA on August 23, 2017, that pertain to regulations...2018-08661FR-Doc-2018-08661Approval-And-Promulgation-Of-Implementation-Plans-Texas-Control-Of-Air-Pollution-From-VisiblePursuant to the Federal Clean Air Act, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to approve revisions to the Texas State Implementation Plan (SIP) submitted by the State of Texas to the EPA on August 23, 2017, that pertain to regulations to control air pollution from visible emissions and particulate matter.
04/27/2018Proposed RuleENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCYEnvironmental Protection AgencyApproval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; State of Montana; Revisions to PSD Permitting RulesThe Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to fully approve the State Implementation Plan (SIP) revision submitted by the State of Montana on October 14, 2016. Montana's October 14, 2016 submittal revises their prevention of significant...2018-08624FR-Doc-2018-08624Approval-And-Promulgation-Of-Air-Quality-Implementation-Plans-State-Of-Montana-Revisions-To-PsdThe Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to fully approve the State Implementation Plan (SIP) revision submitted by the State of Montana on October 14, 2016. Montana's October 14, 2016 submittal revises their prevention of significant deterioration (PSD) regulations. This action is being taken under section 110 of the Clean Air Act (CAA) (Act).
04/27/2018RuleENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCYEnvironmental Protection AgencyNew York: Incorporation by Reference of State Hazardous Waste Management ProgramThe Solid Waste Disposal Act, as amended, commonly referred to as the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA), allows the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to authorize States to operate their hazardous waste management programs in lieu of...2018-08431FR-Doc-2018-08431New-York-Incorporation-By-Reference-Of-State-Hazardous-Waste-Management-ProgramThe Solid Waste Disposal Act, as amended, commonly referred to as the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA), allows the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to authorize States to operate their hazardous waste management programs in lieu of the Federal program. EPA uses the regulations entitled ``Approved State Hazardous Waste Management Programs'' to provide notice of the authorization status of State programs and to incorporate by reference those provisions of the State regulations that will be subject to EPA's inspection and enforcement. This rule does not incorporate by reference the New York hazardous waste statutes. The rule codifies in the regulations the prior approval of New York's hazardous waste management program and incorporates by reference authorized provisions of the State's regulations.
04/27/2018RuleENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCYEnvironmental Protection AgencyControl of Emissions From New and In-Use Highway Vehicles and EnginesThe Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to approve State Implementation Plan (SIP) revisions submitted by the State of South Dakota on October 4, 2017, related to South Dakota's Air Pollution Control Program. The October 4, 2017...2018-09058FR-Doc-2018-09058Control-Of-Emissions-From-New-And-In-Use-Highway-Vehicles-And-Engines 
04/26/2018Proposed RuleENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCYEnvironmental Protection AgencyApproval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; North Dakota; Regional Haze State Implementation PlanThe Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to approve certain portions of a State Implementation Plan (SIP) revision to address regional haze submitted by the Governor of North Dakota on March 3, 2010, along with SIP Supplement No. 1...2018-08623FR-Doc-2018-08623Approval-And-Promulgation-Of-Air-Quality-Implementation-Plans-North-Dakota-Regional-Haze-StateThe Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to approve certain portions of a State Implementation Plan (SIP) revision to address regional haze submitted by the Governor of North Dakota on March 3, 2010, along with SIP Supplement No. 1 submitted on July 27, 2010, SIP Amendment No. 1 submitted on July 28, 2011 and SIP Supplement No. 2 submitted on January 2, 2013 (collectively, ``the Regional Haze SIP''). Specifically, the EPA is proposing to approve the nitrogen oxides (NOX) Best Available Retrofit Technology (BART) determination for Coal Creek Station included in SIP Supplement No. 2. Coal Creek Station is owned and operated by Great River Energy (GRE) and is located near Underwood, North Dakota. This Regional Haze SIP was submitted to address the requirements of the Clean Air Act (CAA or ``the Act'') and our rules that require states to develop and implement air quality protection plans to reduce visibility impairment in mandatory Class I areas caused by emissions of air pollutants from numerous sources located over a wide geographic area (also referred to as the ``regional haze program''). States are required to assure reasonable progress toward the national goal of achieving natural visibility conditions in Class I areas. The EPA is taking this action pursuant to section 110 of the CAA.
04/26/2018Proposed RuleENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCYEnvironmental Protection AgencyAir Plan Approval; Minnesota; Flint Hills Sulfur Dioxide (SO2The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to approve a revision to the Minnesota sulfur dioxide (SO2) State Implementation Plan (SIP) for the Flint Hills Resources, LLC Pine Bend Refinery (FHR) as submitted on February 8, 2017....2018-08807FR-Doc-2018-08807Air-Plan-Approval-Minnesota-Flint-Hills-Sulfur-Dioxide-So2The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to approve a revision to the Minnesota sulfur dioxide (SO2) State Implementation Plan (SIP) for the Flint Hills Resources, LLC Pine Bend Refinery (FHR) as submitted on February 8, 2017. The proposed SIP revision pertains to the introduction and removal of certain equipment at the refinery as well as amendments to certain emission limits, resulting in an overall decrease of SO2 emissions from FHR.
04/26/2018Proposed RuleENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCYEnvironmental Protection AgencyApproval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Colorado; Regional Haze State Implementation PlanThe Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to approve a State Implementation Plan (SIP) revision submitted by the State of Colorado on May 26, 2017, addressing regional haze. The EPA is proposing to approve source-specific revisions to the...2018-08622FR-Doc-2018-08622Approval-And-Promulgation-Of-Air-Quality-Implementation-Plans-Colorado-Regional-Haze-StateThe Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to approve a State Implementation Plan (SIP) revision submitted by the State of Colorado on May 26, 2017, addressing regional haze. The EPA is proposing to approve source-specific revisions to the nitrogen oxides (NOX) best available retrofit technology (BART) determination for Craig Station Unit 1. This unit is owned in part and operated by Tri-State Generation & Transmission Association, Inc. (Tri- State). We are also proposing to approve revisions to the NOX reasonable progress determination for Tri-State's Nucla Station. The EPA is taking this action pursuant to section 110 of the Clean Air Act (CAA).
04/25/2018RuleENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCYEnvironmental Protection AgencyApproval and Promulgation of State Plans for Designated Facilities and Pollutants; North Dakota; Control of Emissions From Existing Commercial and Industrial Solid Waste Incineration UnitsThe Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is approving a revised state plan (the ``plan'') submitted by the North Dakota Department of Health (the ``Department'') for the regulation of existing commercial and industrial solid waste incineration (CISWI)...2018-08621FR-Doc-2018-08621Approval-And-Promulgation-Of-State-Plans-For-Designated-Facilities-And-Pollutants-North-DakotaThe Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is approving a revised state plan (the ``plan'') submitted by the North Dakota Department of Health (the ``Department'') for the regulation of existing commercial and industrial solid waste incineration (CISWI) units within the jurisdiction of the State of North Dakota. The Department submitted the plan to the EPA for approval following the promulgation of federal new source performance standards (NSPS) and emission guidelines (EG) for CISWI units on March 21, 2011, and the subsequent, limited revisions to that final rule published on February 7, 2013, and June 23, 2016. This plan approval final rulemaking action is being taken in accordance with sections 111(d) and 129 of the Clean Air Act (CAA, or the ``Act'').
04/25/2018RuleENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCYEnvironmental Protection AgencyChlormequat Chloride; Pesticide TolerancesThis regulation establishes tolerances for residues of chlormequat chloride in or on multiple commodities which are identified and discussed later in this document. Taminco US LLC, a subsidiary of Eastman Chemical Company requested these tolerances...2018-08695FR-Doc-2018-08695Chlormequat-Chloride-Pesticide-TolerancesThis regulation establishes tolerances for residues of chlormequat chloride in or on multiple commodities which are identified and discussed later in this document. Taminco US LLC, a subsidiary of Eastman Chemical Company requested these tolerances under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA).
04/25/2018Proposed RuleENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCYEnvironmental Protection AgencyApproval and Promulgation of Implementation Plans; Texas; Reasonable Further Progress Plan for the Houston-Galveston-Brazoria Ozone Nonattainment AreaPursuant to the Federal Clean Air Act (CAA or the Act), the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to approve a revision to the Texas State Implementation Plan (SIP) to meet the Reasonable Further Progress (RFP) requirements for the...2018-08660FR-Doc-2018-08660Approval-And-Promulgation-Of-Implementation-Plans-Texas-Reasonable-Further-Progress-Plan-For-ThePursuant to the Federal Clean Air Act (CAA or the Act), the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to approve a revision to the Texas State Implementation Plan (SIP) to meet the Reasonable Further Progress (RFP) requirements for the Houston- Galveston-Brazoria (HGB) moderate 2008 8-hour ozone nonattainment area (HGB area). Specifically, EPA is proposing to approve the RFP demonstration, contingency measures, motor vehicle emissions budgets (MVEBs) and an updated 2011 base year emissions inventory.
04/24/2018RuleENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCYEnvironmental Protection AgencyApproval of State Plans for Designated Facilities and Pollutants; Missouri; Hospital, Medical, and Infectious Waste Incineration (HMIWI) UnitsThe Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is approving revisions to the Missouri state plan for designated facilities and pollutants developed under sections 111(d) and 129 of the Clean Air Act (CAA) that were requested by Missouri Department of...2018-08536FR-Doc-2018-08536Approval-Of-State-Plans-For-Designated-Facilities-And-Pollutants-Missouri-Hospital-Medical-AndThe Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is approving revisions to the Missouri state plan for designated facilities and pollutants developed under sections 111(d) and 129 of the Clean Air Act (CAA) that were requested by Missouri Department of Natural Resources (MDNR) in two separate submissions made on August 8, 2011 and on July 3, 2014. This final action will amend the state regulations referenced in the state's 111(d) plan applicable to existing Hospital, Medical, Infectious Waste Incinerators (HMIWI) operating in the state of Missouri. The state rule revisions we are approving with this action update HMIWI regulatory requirements for emission limits for waste management plans, training, compliance and performance testing, monitoring, and reporting and recordkeeping to be consistent with updates to Federal rules. These regulatory revisions we are approving into Missouri's state plan do not impact air quality. EPA's approval of this revision is being performed in accordance with the requirements of CAA section 111(d) as further described in the Technical Support Document that is included in this docket.
04/24/2018RuleENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCYEnvironmental Protection AgencyState of North Dakota Underground Injection Control Program; Class VI Primacy ApprovalThe Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is hereby approving an application from the state of North Dakota under the Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA) to implement an underground injection control (UIC) program for Class VI injection wells located within...2018-08425FR-Doc-2018-08425State-Of-North-Dakota-Underground-Injection-Control-Program-Class-Vi-Primacy-ApprovalThe Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is hereby approving an application from the state of North Dakota under the Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA) to implement an underground injection control (UIC) program for Class VI injection wells located within the state, except within Indian lands.
04/24/2018Proposed RuleENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCYEnvironmental Protection AgencyUser Fees for the Administration of the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA)EPA is extending the comment period for 30 days and is providing notice that EPA has added a supplemental analysis, titled ``Supplemental Analysis of Alternative Small Business Size Standard Definitions and their Effect on TSCA User Fee Collection'',...2018-08427FR-Doc-2018-08427User-Fees-For-The-Administration-Of-The-Toxic-Substances-Control-Act-TscaEPA is extending the comment period for 30 days and is providing notice that EPA has added a supplemental analysis, titled ``Supplemental Analysis of Alternative Small Business Size Standard Definitions and their Effect on TSCA User Fee Collection'', to the rulemaking docket for the proposed rule that published in the Federal Register on February 26, 2018. The supplemental analysis provides additional estimates for the impact of setting the small business definition based on an employee-based threshold.
04/23/2018Proposed RuleENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCYEnvironmental Protection AgencyAir Plan Approval; AK; Interstate Transport Requirements for the 2010 Nitrogen Dioxide and Sulfur Dioxide National Ambient Air Quality StandardsThe Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to approve the State Implementation Plan (SIP) submittal from the Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation (Alaska DEC) demonstrating that the SIP meets certain interstate transport...2018-08426FR-Doc-2018-08426Air-Plan-Approval-Ak-Interstate-Transport-Requirements-For-The-2010-Nitrogen-Dioxide-And-SulfurThe Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to approve the State Implementation Plan (SIP) submittal from the Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation (Alaska DEC) demonstrating that the SIP meets certain interstate transport requirements of the Clean Air Act (CAA) for the National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS) promulgated in 2010 for nitrogen dioxide (NO2) and sulfur dioxide (SO2). The EPA proposes to determine that Alaska's SIP contains adequate provisions to ensure that air emissions in Alaska do not significantly contribute to nonattainment or interfere with the maintenance of the 2010 NO2 and SO2 NAAQS in any other state.
04/20/2018Proposed RuleDEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentFederal Policy for the Protection of Human Subjects: Proposed Six Month Delay of the General Compliance Date While Allowing the Use of Three Burden-Reducing Provisions During the Delay PeriodIn a final rule published on January 19, 2017, federal departments and agencies made revisions to the Federal Policy for the Protection of Human Subjects (hereafter the ``2018 Requirements''). The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) adopted the...2018-08231FR-Doc-2018-08231Federal-Policy-For-The-Protection-Of-Human-Subjects-Proposed-Six-Month-Delay-Of-The-GeneralIn a final rule published on January 19, 2017, federal departments and agencies made revisions to the Federal Policy for the Protection of Human Subjects (hereafter the ``2018 Requirements''). The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) adopted the same regulatory changes in a separate final rule published on September 18, 2017. The 2018 Requirements were scheduled to become effective on January 19, 2018, with a general compliance date of January 19, 2018 (with the exception of the revisions to the cooperative research provision). The departments and agencies listed in this document have also published an interim final rule delaying the effective date and general compliance date for the 2018 Requirements for six months, to cover the time period of January 19, 2018 until July 19, 2018. As per the interim final rule, the effective date of the 2018 Requirements is now July 19, 2018. The departments and agencies listed in this document propose delaying the general compliance date for the 2018 Requirements for an additional six months, for the time period of July 19, 2018 until January 21, 2019. This proposed rule is intended to provide additional time to regulated entities for the preparations necessary to implement the 2018 Requirements. This proposed rule, if finalized, would require regulated entities to continue to comply with the requirements of the current Federal Policy for the Protection of Human Subjects (hereafter the ``pre-2018 Requirements'') until January 21, 2019. This proposal also takes comment on whether to permit institutions to implement, for certain research studies, the following provisions in the 2018 Requirements during the period from July 19, 2018, until January 21, 2019, that the general compliance date is delayed. Those three provisions, intended to reduce burdens on regulated entities, are the 2018 Requirements' definition of ``research,'' which deems certain activities not to be research, the allowance for no annual continuing review of certain categories of research, and the elimination of the requirement that institutional review boards (IRBs) review grant applications related to the research. The way that this option is proposed, regulated entities would be required to comply with all pre- 2018 Requirements during the period that the general compliance date is delayed, except for provisions substituted by the three burden-reducing provisions of the 2018 Requirements. As described in section III, below, this flexibility is proposed only for studies for which an institution makes a choice to transition to comply with the 2018 Requirements, beginning on July 19, 2018. In order to clearly describe this proposed flexibility, including how it would impact institutions choosing to transition research to comply with the 2018 Requirements, this document proposes a redrafted transition provision.
04/20/2018RuleENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCYEnvironmental Protection AgencyBacillus subtilisThis regulation establishes an exemption from the requirement of a tolerance for residues of Bacillus subtilis strain FMCH002 in or on all food commodities when used in accordance with label directions and good agricultural practices. FMC Corporation...2018-08317FR-Doc-2018-08317Bacillus-SubtilisThis regulation establishes an exemption from the requirement of a tolerance for residues of Bacillus subtilis strain FMCH002 in or on all food commodities when used in accordance with label directions and good agricultural practices. FMC Corporation submitted a petition to EPA under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA), requesting the exemption from a requirement of a tolerance. This regulation eliminates the need to establish a maximum permissible level for residues of Bacillus subtilis strain FMCH002 under FFDCA.
04/20/2018RuleENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCYEnvironmental Protection AgencyBacillus LicheniformisThis regulation establishes an exemption from the requirement of a tolerance for residues of Bacillus licheniformis strain FMCH001 in or on all food commodities when used in accordance with label directions and good agricultural practices. FMC...2018-08309FR-Doc-2018-08309Bacillus-LicheniformisThis regulation establishes an exemption from the requirement of a tolerance for residues of Bacillus licheniformis strain FMCH001 in or on all food commodities when used in accordance with label directions and good agricultural practices. FMC Corporation submitted a petition to EPA under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA), requesting the exemption from a requirement of a tolerance. This regulation eliminates the need to establish a maximum permissible level for residues of Bacillus licheniformis strain FMCH001 under FFDCA.
04/19/2018Proposed RuleENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCYEnvironmental Protection AgencyApproval and Promulgation of Implementation Plans; Louisiana; Attainment Demonstration for the St. Bernard Parish 2010 SO2Pursuant to the Clean Air Act (the Act or CAA), the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to approve a State Implementation Plan (SIP) revision, as supplemented, for the St. Bernard Parish, Louisiana 2010 1-hour sulfur dioxide...2018-08067FR-Doc-2018-08067Approval-And-Promulgation-Of-Implementation-Plans-Louisiana-Attainment-Demonstration-For-The-StPursuant to the Clean Air Act (the Act or CAA), the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to approve a State Implementation Plan (SIP) revision, as supplemented, for the St. Bernard Parish, Louisiana 2010 1-hour sulfur dioxide (SO2) Primary National Air Quality Standard (NAAQS) nonattainment area. EPA is proposing approval of the following CAA SIP elements: The attainment demonstration for the SO2 NAAQS, which includes an Agreed Order on Consent (AOC) for the Rain CII Carbon, LLC. (Rain) facility; the reasonable further progress (RFP) plan; the reasonably available control measures (RACM) and reasonably available control technology (RACT) demonstration; the emission inventories; and the contingency measures. The State has demonstrated that its current Nonattainment New Source Review (NNSR) program covers this NAAQS; therefore, no revision to the SIP is required for the NNSR element.
04/18/2018RuleENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCYEnvironmental Protection AgencyAir Plan Approval; Florida; Update to Materials Incorporated by ReferenceThe Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is updating the materials that are incorporated by reference (IBR) into the Florida state implementation plan (SIP). The regulations affected by this update have been previously submitted by Florida and...2018-07900FR-Doc-2018-07900Air-Plan-Approval-Florida-Update-To-Materials-Incorporated-By-ReferenceThe Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is updating the materials that are incorporated by reference (IBR) into the Florida state implementation plan (SIP). The regulations affected by this update have been previously submitted by Florida and approved by EPA. This update affects the materials that are available for public inspection at the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) and the EPA Regional Office.
04/18/2018Proposed RuleENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCYEnvironmental Protection AgencyAir Plan Approval; Kentucky; 2008 Ozone NAAQS Interstate Transport SIP RequirementsThe Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to approve Kentucky's February 28, 2018, draft State Implementation Plan (SIP) submission pertaining to the ``good neighbor'' provision of the Clean Air Act (CAA or Act) for the 2008 8-hour ozone...2018-08137FR-Doc-2018-08137Air-Plan-Approval-Kentucky-2008-Ozone-Naaqs-Interstate-Transport-Sip-RequirementsThe Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to approve Kentucky's February 28, 2018, draft State Implementation Plan (SIP) submission pertaining to the ``good neighbor'' provision of the Clean Air Act (CAA or Act) for the 2008 8-hour ozone National Ambient Air Quality Standard (NAAQS) that was submitted by Kentucky for parallel processing. The good neighbor provision requires each state's SIP to address the interstate transport of air pollution in amounts that contribute significantly to nonattainment, or interfere with maintenance, of a NAAQS in any other state. In this action, EPA is proposing to approve Kentucky's draft submission demonstrating that no additional emission reductions are necessary to address the good neighbor provision for the 2008 ozone NAAQS beyond those required by the Cross-State Air Pollution Rule Update (CSAPR Update) federal implementation plan (FIP). Accordingly, EPA is proposing to approve Kentucky's draft submission as partially addressing the requirements of the good neighbor provision for the 2008 ozone NAAQS, and resolving any obligation remaining under the good neighbor provision after promulgation of the CSAPR Update FIP. EPA is proposing this action because it is consistent with the CAA.
04/18/2018RuleENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCYEnvironmental Protection AgencyReview of the Primary National Ambient Air Quality Standards for Oxides of NitrogenBased on the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA's) review of the air quality criteria addressing human health effects of oxides of nitrogen and the primary national ambient air quality standards (NAAQS) for oxides of nitrogen, as measured by...2018-07741FR-Doc-2018-07741Review-Of-The-Primary-National-Ambient-Air-Quality-Standards-For-Oxides-Of-NitrogenBased on the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA's) review of the air quality criteria addressing human health effects of oxides of nitrogen and the primary national ambient air quality standards (NAAQS) for oxides of nitrogen, as measured by nitrogen dioxide (NO2), the EPA is retaining the current standards, without revision.
04/16/2018Proposed RuleENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCYEnvironmental Protection AgencyAir Plan Approval; GA; Permitting RevisionThe Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to approve changes to the Georgia State Implementation Plan (SIP) submitted by the State of Georgia, through the Georgia Environmental Protection Division (GA EPD) of the Department of Natural...2018-07899FR-Doc-2018-07899Air-Plan-Approval-Ga-Permitting-RevisionThe Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to approve changes to the Georgia State Implementation Plan (SIP) submitted by the State of Georgia, through the Georgia Environmental Protection Division (GA EPD) of the Department of Natural Resources, on April 11, 2003. EPA is proposing to approve portions of a SIP revision which includes changes to Georgia's rules regarding emissions standards and permitting. This action is being proposed pursuant to the Clean Air Act (CAA or Act) and its implementing regulations.
04/16/2018RuleENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCYEnvironmental Protection AgencyLouisiana; Regional Haze State Implementation Plan; Petition for ReconsiderationThe Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is providing notice of its response to a petition for reconsideration of a rule published in the Federal Register on December 21, 2017 addressing Clean Air Act regional haze planning requirements for the State...2018-07799FR-Doc-2018-07799Louisiana-Regional-Haze-State-Implementation-Plan-Petition-For-ReconsiderationThe Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is providing notice of its response to a petition for reconsideration of a rule published in the Federal Register on December 21, 2017 addressing Clean Air Act regional haze planning requirements for the State of Louisiana. The petition, submitted on February 20, 2018, on behalf of the Sierra Club and the National Parks Conservation Association (NPCA) asked EPA to reconsider its final action which determined that Louisiana has satisfied the Clean Air Act's reasonable progress and long-term strategy requirements. EPA has denied the petition by action signed April 9, 2018, for reasons that EPA explains in the document denying the petition.
04/16/2018RuleENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCYEnvironmental Protection AgencyTetraconazole; Pesticide TolerancesThis regulation establishes tolerances for residues of tetraconazole in or on multiple commodities which are identified and discussed later in this document. Isagro S.p.A (d/b/a Isagro USA, Inc.) requested these tolerances under the Federal Food, Drug,...2018-07888FR-Doc-2018-07888Tetraconazole-Pesticide-TolerancesThis regulation establishes tolerances for residues of tetraconazole in or on multiple commodities which are identified and discussed later in this document. Isagro S.p.A (d/b/a Isagro USA, Inc.) requested these tolerances under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA).
04/16/2018Proposed RuleENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCYEnvironmental Protection AgencyAir Plan Approval; Tennessee; Revisions to Stage I and Stage II Vapor Recovery RequirementsThe Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to approve a State Implementation Plan (SIP) revision submitted by the State of Tennessee through the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation (TDEC) on November 11, 2017, for the...2018-07748FR-Doc-2018-07748Air-Plan-Approval-Tennessee-Revisions-To-Stage-I-And-Stage-Ii-Vapor-Recovery-RequirementsThe Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to approve a State Implementation Plan (SIP) revision submitted by the State of Tennessee through the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation (TDEC) on November 11, 2017, for the purpose of establishing minor changes to the gasoline dispensing regulations, including adding clarifying language and effective and compliance dates and specifying the counties subject to the reporting requirement rule. EPA has preliminarily determined that Tennessee's November 11, 2017, SIP revision is approvable because it is consistent with the Clean Air Act (CAA or Act) and with EPA's regulations and guidance.
04/13/2018RuleENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCYEnvironmental Protection AgencyFluensulfone; Pesticide TolerancesThis regulation establishes tolerances for residues of fluensulfone in or on multiple commodities that are identified and discussed later in this document. Makhteshim Agan of North America (MANA) requested these tolerances under the Federal Food, Drug,...2018-07739FR-Doc-2018-07739Fluensulfone-Pesticide-TolerancesThis regulation establishes tolerances for residues of fluensulfone in or on multiple commodities that are identified and discussed later in this document. Makhteshim Agan of North America (MANA) requested these tolerances under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA).
04/13/2018Proposed RuleENVIRONMENTAL 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...2018-07326FR-Doc-2018-07326New-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 at part 60, as amended between September 24, 2013 and January 15, 2017; certain NESHAP promulgated by the EPA at part 61, as amended between January 1, 2011 and January 15, 2017; and other NESHAP promulgated by the EPA at part 63, as 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 Indian Country. The EPA is providing notice that it is updating the delegation of certain NSPS to NMED and proposing to approve the delegation of certain NESHAP to NMED.
04/13/2018RuleENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCYEnvironmental Protection AgencySulfentrazone; Pesticide TolerancesThis regulation establishes tolerances for residues of sulfentrazone in or on multiple commodities which are identified and discussed later in this document. Interregional Research Project Number 4 (IR-4) requested these tolerances under the Federal...2018-07740FR-Doc-2018-07740Sulfentrazone-Pesticide-TolerancesThis regulation establishes tolerances for residues of sulfentrazone in or on multiple commodities which are identified and discussed later in this document. Interregional Research Project Number 4 (IR-4) requested these tolerances under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA).
04/13/2018Proposed RuleENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCYEnvironmental Protection AgencyApproval and Promulgation of Implementation Plans; Louisiana; 2008 8-Hour Ozone Maintenance Plan Revision for Baton RougePursuant to the Federal Clean Air Act (CAA or the Act), the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to approve a State Implementation Plan (SIP) revision submitted by the State of Louisiana on January 31, 2018, revising the 2008 8-hour ozone...2018-07678FR-Doc-2018-07678Approval-And-Promulgation-Of-Implementation-Plans-Louisiana-2008-8-Hour-Ozone-Maintenance-PlanPursuant to the Federal Clean Air Act (CAA or the Act), the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to approve a State Implementation Plan (SIP) revision submitted by the State of Louisiana on January 31, 2018, revising the 2008 8-hour ozone maintenance plan and requesting a relaxation of the Federal Reid Vapor Pressure (RVP) requirements for the five-parish Baton Rouge area. EPA is proposing to determine that the relaxation of the RVP requirement would not interfere with attainment or maintenance of the NAAQS or with any other CAA requirement.
04/13/2018Proposed RuleENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCYEnvironmental Protection AgencyAir Plan Approval and Air Quality Designation; AL; Redesignation of the Pike County Lead Nonattainment Area to AttainmentOn January 3, 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 Troy 2008 lead Nonattainment Area (``Troy Area'' or...2018-07654FR-Doc-2018-07654Air-Plan-Approval-And-Air-Quality-Designation-Al-Redesignation-Of-The-Pike-County-Lead-NonattainmentOn January 3, 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 Troy 2008 lead Nonattainment Area (``Troy Area'' or ``Area'') to attainment for the 2008 lead (Pb) National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS or standard) and to approve an associated State Implementation Plan (SIP) revision containing a maintenance plan. The Troy Area is comprised of a portion of Pike County in Alabama surrounding the Sanders Lead Company facility (Sanders Lead Facility or Facility). EPA is proposing to determine that the Troy Area is attaining 2008 lead NAAQS; to approve the SIP revision containing the State's maintenance plan for maintaining attainment of the 2008 lead standard; and to redesignate the Troy Area to attainment for the 2008 lead NAAQS.
04/13/2018RuleENVIRONMENTAL 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...2018-07325FR-Doc-2018-07325New-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 at part 60, as amended between September 24, 2013 and January 15, 2017; certain NESHAP promulgated by the EPA at part 61, as amended between January 1, 2011 and January 15, 2017; and other NESHAP promulgated by the EPA at part 63, as amended between August 30, 2013 and January 15, 2017, as adopted by the NMED. The EPA is providing notice that it is updating the delegation of certain NSPS to NMED, and taking direct final action to approve the delegation of certain NESHAP to NMED. The delegation of authority under this action does not apply to sources located in Bernalillo County, New Mexico, or to sources located in Indian Country.
04/12/2018RuleENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCYEnvironmental Protection AgencyApproval and Promulgation of State Implementation Plans; Alaska: Regional Haze Progress ReportThe Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is approving a revision to the Alaska regional haze State Implementation Plan (SIP), submitted by the State of Alaska on March 10, 2016. Alaska submitted its Regional Haze Progress Report (``progress report''...2018-07520FR-Doc-2018-07520Approval-And-Promulgation-Of-State-Implementation-Plans-Alaska-Regional-Haze-Progress-ReportThe Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is approving a revision to the Alaska regional haze State Implementation Plan (SIP), submitted by the State of Alaska on March 10, 2016. Alaska submitted its Regional Haze Progress Report (``progress report'' or ``report'') and a negative declaration stating that further revision of the existing regional haze SIP is not needed at this time. Alaska submitted both the progress report and the negative declaration in the form of implementation plan revisions as required by federal regulations. The progress report addresses the federal Regional Haze Rule requirements under the Clean Air Act to submit a report describing progress in achieving reasonable progress goals established for regional haze and a determination of the adequacy of the state's existing plan addressing regional haze. We are also approving minor updates to the Enhanced Smoke Management Plan, Long-Term Strategy, and Commitment to Future 308 Plan Revision sections of the regional haze SIP, submitted concurrently with the progress report.
04/12/2018RuleENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCYEnvironmental Protection AgencyAir Plan Approval; Illinois; Regional Haze Progress ReportThe Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is approving the regional haze progress report under the Clean Air Act (CAA) as a revision to the Illinois state implementation plan (SIP). Illinois has satisfied the progress report requirements of the...2018-07519FR-Doc-2018-07519Air-Plan-Approval-Illinois-Regional-Haze-Progress-ReportThe Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is approving the regional haze progress report under the Clean Air Act (CAA) as a revision to the Illinois state implementation plan (SIP). Illinois has satisfied the progress report requirements of the Regional Haze Rule. Illinois has also provided a determination of the adequacy of its regional haze plan with the progress report.
04/12/2018RuleENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCYEnvironmental Protection AgencyClethodim; Pesticide TolerancesThis regulation establishes tolerances for residues of clethodim in or on multiple commodities which are identified and discussed later in this document. In addition, this regulation removes several previously established tolerances that are superseded...2018-07651FR-Doc-2018-07651Clethodim-Pesticide-TolerancesThis regulation establishes tolerances for residues of clethodim in or on multiple commodities which are identified and discussed later in this document. In addition, this regulation removes several previously established tolerances that are superseded by this final rule. Interregional Research Project Number 4 (IR-4) requested these tolerances under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA).
04/11/2018Proposed RuleENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCYEnvironmental Protection AgencyAir Plan Approval; Iowa; Amendment to the Administrative Consent Order, Grain Processing Corporation, Muscatine, Iowa; ProposalThe Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to approve revisions to the State Implementation Plan (SIP) for the State of Iowa to incorporate an amendment to the Administrative Consent Order (ACO) for Grain Processing Corporation (GPC),...2018-07218FR-Doc-2018-07218Air-Plan-Approval-Iowa-Amendment-To-The-Administrative-Consent-Order-Grain-Processing-CorporationThe Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to approve revisions to the State Implementation Plan (SIP) for the State of Iowa to incorporate an amendment to the Administrative Consent Order (ACO) for Grain Processing Corporation (GPC), Muscatine, Iowa. The revision amends the ACO to change the date for completion of performance testing from May 31, 2017, to May 31, 2018, to allow the state more time to complete the remaining air construction permit applications submitted by GPC, and to specify testing requirements as appropriate in the final permits. When the state submitted the request to amend the ACO, twelve of the 107 permits were incomplete. At this time, only two permits have not been issued by the State. The air quality in Muscatine, Iowa, has not been adversely impacted by the remaining pending permit approvals. This revision will not impact the schedule for installation and operation of control equipment, will not alter any other compliance dates, and will not adversely affect air quality in Muscatine, Iowa, as explained in the revised Technical Support Document that is part of this docket. This proposal will also address adverse comments submitted to the docket.
04/11/2018Proposed 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.2018-07516FR-Doc-2018-07516Receipt-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.
04/10/2018Proposed RuleENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCYEnvironmental Protection AgencyAir Plan Approval; Vermont; Infrastructure Requirement for the 2010 Sulfur Dioxide National Ambient Air Quality StandardThe Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to approve the remaining portion of a November 2, 2015 State Implementation Plan (SIP) revision submitted by the State of Vermont. This revision addresses the interstate transport requirements of...2018-07231FR-Doc-2018-07231Air-Plan-Approval-Vermont-Infrastructure-Requirement-For-The-2010-Sulfur-Dioxide-National-AmbientThe Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to approve the remaining portion of a November 2, 2015 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 proposes to approve 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.
04/10/2018Proposed RuleENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCYEnvironmental Protection AgencyNational Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants and New Source Performance Standards: Petroleum Refinery Sector AmendmentsThis action proposes amendments to the National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants (NESHAP) Refinery MACT 1 and Refinery MACT 2 regulations to clarify the requirements of these rules and to make technical corrections and minor revisions to...2018-06223FR-Doc-2018-06223National-Emission-Standards-For-Hazardous-Air-Pollutants-And-New-Source-Performance-StandardsThis action proposes amendments to the National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants (NESHAP) Refinery MACT 1 and Refinery MACT 2 regulations to clarify the requirements of these rules and to make technical corrections and minor revisions to requirements for work practice standards, recordkeeping and reporting. This action also proposes technical corrections for the New Source Performance Standards (NSPS) for Petroleum Refineries.
04/10/2018Proposed RuleENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCYEnvironmental Protection AgencyAir Plan Approval; New Hampshire; Infrastructure State Implementation Plan Requirements for the 2012 PM2.5The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to approve elements of two State Implementation Plan (SIP) submissions from New Hampshire which address the infrastructure and interstate transport requirements of the Clean Air Act (CAA or Act)...2018-07230FR-Doc-2018-07230Air-Plan-Approval-New-Hampshire-Infrastructure-State-Implementation-Plan-Requirements-For-The-2012The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to approve elements of two State Implementation Plan (SIP) submissions from New Hampshire which address the infrastructure and interstate transport requirements of the Clean Air Act (CAA or Act) 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. This action is being taken under the Clean Air Act.
04/09/2018RuleENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCYEnvironmental Protection AgencyApproval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Missouri; Update to Materials Incorporated by Reference; Correcting AmendmentsThe Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), in a final rule action published in the Federal Register on August 6, 2015, erroneously approved and codified previously removed entries; erroneously omitted the addition of previously approved entries; and...2018-07216FR-Doc-2018-07216Approval-And-Promulgation-Of-Air-Quality-Implementation-Plans-Missouri-Update-To-MaterialsThe Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), in a final rule action published in the Federal Register on August 6, 2015, erroneously approved and codified previously removed entries; erroneously omitted the addition of previously approved entries; and erroneously published codification of previously revised entries. This technical amendment corrects the erroneous entries.
04/06/2018RuleENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCYEnvironmental Protection AgencyApproval of California Air Plan Revisions, Yolo-Solano Air Quality Management DistrictThe Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is taking final action to approve a revision to the Yolo-Solano Air Quality Management District (YSAQMD or ``District'') portion of the California State Implementation Plan (SIP). This revision concerns the...2018-06795FR-Doc-2018-06795Approval-Of-California-Air-Plan-Revisions-Yolo-Solano-Air-Quality-Management-DistrictThe Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is taking final action to approve a revision to the Yolo-Solano Air Quality Management District (YSAQMD or ``District'') portion of the California State Implementation Plan (SIP). This revision concerns the District's demonstration regarding Reasonably Available Control Technology (RACT) requirements for the 1997 8-hour ozone National Ambient Air Quality Standard (NAAQS). The EPA is also taking final action to approve YSAQMD's negative declarations into the SIP for the 1997 8-hour ozone NAAQS. We are approving local SIP revisions under the Clean Air Act (CAA or the Act).
04/06/2018RuleENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCYEnvironmental Protection AgencyApproval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; State of Colorado; Revisions to the Transportation Conformity Consultation ProcessThe Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is taking final action to approve a State Implementation Plan (SIP) revision submitted by Colorado on May 16, 2017. The May 16, 2017 SIP revision addresses minor changes and typographical corrections to the...2018-06846FR-Doc-2018-06846Approval-And-Promulgation-Of-Air-Quality-Implementation-Plans-State-Of-Colorado-Revisions-To-TheThe Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is taking final action to approve a State Implementation Plan (SIP) revision submitted by Colorado on May 16, 2017. The May 16, 2017 SIP revision addresses minor changes and typographical corrections to the transportation conformity requirements of Colorado's Regulation Number 10 ``Criteria for Analysis of Conformity.'' These actions are being taken under section 110 of the Clean Air Act (CAA).
04/06/2018Proposed RuleENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCYEnvironmental Protection AgencyNational Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants: Wet-Formed Fiberglass Mat Production Residual Risk and Technology ReviewThe Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing amendments to the National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants for Wet-Formed Fiberglass Mat Production to address the results of the residual risk and technology review (RTR) that the...2018-06541FR-Doc-2018-06541National-Emission-Standards-For-Hazardous-Air-Pollutants-Wet-Formed-Fiberglass-Mat-ProductionThe Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing amendments to the National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants for Wet-Formed Fiberglass Mat Production to address the results of the residual risk and technology review (RTR) that the EPA is required to conduct in accordance with section 112 of the Clean Air Act (CAA). We found risks due to emissions of air toxics to be acceptable from this source category, determined that the current standards provide an ample margin of safety to protect public health, and identified no new cost-effective controls under the technology review to achieve further emissions reductions. Therefore, we are proposing no revisions to the numerical emission limits based on these analyses. However, the EPA is proposing to revise provisions pertaining to emissions during periods of startup, shutdown, and malfunction (SSM); add requirements for electronic submittal of performance test results; revise certain monitoring, recordkeeping, and reporting requirements; and make other miscellaneous technical and editorial changes. While the proposed amendments would not result in reductions in emissions of hazardous air pollutants (HAP), if finalized, they would result in improved compliance and implementation of the rule.
04/06/2018RuleENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCYEnvironmental Protection AgencyFindings of Failure To Submit State Implementation Plan Submissions for the 2012 Fine Particulate Matter National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS)The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is taking final action to find that three states have failed to submit timely revisions to their state implementation plans (SIPs) as required to satisfy certain requirements under the Clean Air Act (CAA)...2018-06989FR-Doc-2018-06989Findings-Of-Failure-To-Submit-State-Implementation-Plan-Submissions-For-The-2012-Fine-ParticulateThe U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is taking final action to find that three states have failed to submit timely revisions to their state implementation plans (SIPs) as required to satisfy certain requirements under the Clean Air Act (CAA) for implementation of the annual 2012 Fine Particulate Matter National Ambient Air Quality Standards (2012 PM2.5 NAAQS). These findings of failure to submit apply to states with overdue SIP revisions (or attainment plans) for certain areas initially designated as nonattainment and classified as Moderate for the 2012 PM2.5 NAAQS on April 15, 2015. The SIP revisions to address all applicable Moderate area attainment plan requirements for these areas were due on October 15, 2016. If a state does not make the required complete SIP submission within 18 months of the effective date of these findings, the CAA requires the imposition of sanctions for the affected area(s). In addition, EPA is obligated to promulgate a federal implementation plan (FIP) to address any outstanding SIP requirements, if a state does not submit, and EPA does not approve, a state's submission within 24 months of the effective date of these findings.
04/06/2018Proposed RuleENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCYEnvironmental Protection AgencyPromulgation of State Implementation Plan Revisions; Colorado; Attainment Demonstration for the 2008 8-Hour Ozone Standard for the Denver Metro/North Front Range Nonattainment Area, and Approval of Related RevisionsOn May 31, 2017, the State of Colorado submitted State Implementation Plan (SIP) revisions related to attainment of the 2008 8-hour ozone National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS) for the Denver Metro/North Front Range (DMNFR) Moderate...2018-06847FR-Doc-2018-06847Promulgation-Of-State-Implementation-Plan-Revisions-Colorado-Attainment-Demonstration-For-The-2008On May 31, 2017, the State of Colorado submitted State Implementation Plan (SIP) revisions related to attainment of the 2008 8-hour ozone National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS) for the Denver Metro/North Front Range (DMNFR) Moderate nonattainment area by the applicable attainment date of July 20, 2018. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) proposes to approve the majority of the submittal, which includes an attainment demonstration, base and future year emission inventories, a reasonable further progress (RFP) demonstration, a reasonably available control measures (RACM) analysis, a motor vehicle inspection and maintenance (I/M) program in Colorado Regulation Number 11 (Reg. No. 11), a nonattainment new source review (NNSR) program, a contingency measures plan, 2017 motor vehicle emissions budgets (MVEBs) for transportation conformity, and revisions to Colorado Regulation Number 7 (Reg. No. 7). The EPA is also proposing to approve portions of the reasonably available control technology (RACT) analysis. Finally, the EPA proposes to approve revisions made to Colorado's Reg. No. 7 in a May 5, 2013 SIP submission. This action is being taken in accordance with the Clean Air Act (CAA).
04/06/2018RuleENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCYEnvironmental Protection AgencyApproval of Nebraska Air Quality Implementation Plans, Operating Permits Program, and 112(l) Program; Revision to Nebraska Administrative CodeThe Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is taking final action to approve revisions to the State Implementation Plan (SIP), Operating Permits Program, and 112(l) Program submitted on July 14, 2014, by the State of Nebraska. This action amends the SIP...2018-07091FR-Doc-2018-07091Approval-Of-Nebraska-Air-Quality-Implementation-Plans-Operating-Permits-Program-And-112l-ProgramThe Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is taking final action to approve revisions to the State Implementation Plan (SIP), Operating Permits Program, and 112(l) Program submitted on July 14, 2014, by the State of Nebraska. This action amends the SIP to revise two chapters, ``Definitions'' and ``Operating Permit Modifications; Reopening for Cause''. Specifically, these revisions incorporate by reference the list of organic compounds exempt from the definition of volatile organic compound (VOC) found in the Code of Federal Regulations; notification requirements for the operating permit program are being amended to be consistent with the Federal operating permit program requirements; the definition of ``solid waste'' is being revised by the state, however, because the state's definition is inconsistent with the Federal definition, EPA is not approving this definition into the SIP. Finally, the state is extending the process of ``off-permit changes'' to Class I operating permits. Additional grammatical and editorial changes are being made in this revision. 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.
04/05/2018RuleENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCYEnvironmental Protection AgencyAir Plan Approval; South Carolina; Update to Materials Incorporated by ReferenceThe Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is updating the materials that are incorporated by reference (IBR) into the South Carolina state implementation plan (SIP). The regulations affected by this update have been previously submitted by South...2018-06796FR-Doc-2018-06796Air-Plan-Approval-South-Carolina-Update-To-Materials-Incorporated-By-ReferenceThe Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is updating the materials that are incorporated by reference (IBR) into the South Carolina state implementation plan (SIP). The regulations affected by this update have been previously submitted by South Carolina and approved by EPA. This update affects the materials that are available for public inspection at the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) and the EPA Regional Office.
04/05/2018RuleENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCYEnvironmental Protection AgencyAir Quality Designations for the 2010 Sulfur Dioxide (SO2The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is withdrawing the designation of Unclassifiable for the Citrus County, Florida, area that the EPA originally promulgated on December 21, 2017, and is establishing a designation of Attainment/Unclassifiable for...2018-06876FR-Doc-2018-06876Air-Quality-Designations-For-The-2010-Sulfur-Dioxide-So2The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is withdrawing the designation of Unclassifiable for the Citrus County, Florida, area that the EPA originally promulgated on December 21, 2017, and is establishing a designation of Attainment/Unclassifiable for that area as part of promulgating initial air quality designations for certain areas in the United States (U.S.) for the 2010 sulfur dioxide (SO2) primary National Ambient Air Quality Standard (NAAQS). This action supplements our December 2017 action, which together comprise the third of four expected rounds of actions to designate areas of the U.S. for the 2010 SO2 NAAQS. This third round of designations is based on application of the EPA's nationwide analytical approach and technical analysis, including evaluation of monitoring data and air quality modeling, to determine the appropriate designation based on the weight of evidence for each area.
04/04/2018RuleENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCYEnvironmental Protection AgencyApproval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; State of Wyoming; Sheridan PM10The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is approving the Limited Maintenance Plan (LMP), submitted by the State of Wyoming to the EPA on June 2, 2017, for the Sheridan moderate PM10 nonattainment area (Sheridan NAA) and concurrently...2018-06848FR-Doc-2018-06848Approval-And-Promulgation-Of-Air-Quality-Implementation-Plans-State-Of-Wyoming-Sheridan-Pm10The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is approving the Limited Maintenance Plan (LMP), submitted by the State of Wyoming to the EPA on June 2, 2017, for the Sheridan moderate PM10 nonattainment area (Sheridan NAA) and concurrently redesignating the Sheridan NAA to attainment of the National Ambient Air Quality Standard (NAAQS) for particulate matter with an aerodynamic diameter less than or equal to a nominal 10 micrometers (PM10). In order to approve the LMP and redesignation, the EPA is determining that the Sheridan NAA has attained the 1987 24-hour PM10 NAAQS of 150 [micro]g/m3. This determination is based upon monitored air quality data for the PM10 NAAQS during the years 2014-2016. Additionally, the EPA is approving the Sheridan LMP as meeting the appropriate transportation conformity requirements found in 40 CFR 93, subpart A.
04/04/2018RuleENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCYEnvironmental Protection AgencyCourt Order; Compliance Date; Formaldehyde Emission Standards for Composite Wood ProductsOn March 13, 2018, the United States District Court for the Northern District of California issued an order in the case of Sierra Club and A Community Voice-Louisiana vs. Scott Pruitt, which resulted in the compliance date for emission standards,...2018-06884FR-Doc-2018-06884Court-Order-Compliance-Date-Formaldehyde-Emission-Standards-For-Composite-Wood-ProductsOn March 13, 2018, the United States District Court for the Northern District of California issued an order in the case of Sierra Club and A Community Voice-Louisiana vs. Scott Pruitt, which resulted in the compliance date for emission standards, recordkeeping, and labeling (i.e., the manufactured-by date or import-by date) becoming June 1, 2018, rather than December 12, 2018. This case involved the formaldehyde regulations for composite wood products under Title VI of the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) and, specifically, a challenge to EPA's extension to December 12, 2018 of the December 12, 2017 compliance date in a September 25, 2017 rule.
04/04/2018Proposed RuleENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCYEnvironmental Protection AgencyApproval of California Plan Revisions, Northern Sonoma County Air Pollution Control District; Stationary Source PermitsThe Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to approve revisions to the Northern Sonoma County Air Pollution Control District (NSCAPCD or District) portion of the California State Implementation Plan (SIP). This revision concerns the...2018-06878FR-Doc-2018-06878Approval-Of-California-Plan-Revisions-Northern-Sonoma-County-Air-Pollution-Control-DistrictThe Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to approve revisions to the Northern Sonoma County Air Pollution Control District (NSCAPCD 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 proposing action on these local rules under the Clean Air Act as amended in 1990 (CAA or the Act). We are taking comments on this proposal and plan to follow with a final action.
04/04/2018Proposed RuleENVIRONMENTAL 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 proposing to approve 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...2018-06880FR-Doc-2018-06880Approval-And-Promulgation-Of-Air-Quality-Implementation-Plans-Virginia-Nonattainment-New-SourceThe Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to approve 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 proposing to approve this revision in accordance with the requirements of the Clean Air Act (CAA).
04/03/2018RuleENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCYEnvironmental Protection AgencyApproval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; District of Columbia; Interstate Transport Requirements for the 2010 1-Hour Sulfur Dioxide StandardThe Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is approving a state implementation plan (SIP) revision submitted by the District of Columbia (the District). This revision pertains to the infrastructure requirement for interstate transport of pollution with...2018-06655FR-Doc-2018-06655Approval-And-Promulgation-Of-Air-Quality-Implementation-Plans-District-Of-Columbia-InterstateThe Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is approving a state implementation plan (SIP) revision submitted by the District of Columbia (the District). This revision pertains to the infrastructure requirement for interstate transport of pollution with respect to the 2010 1-hour sulfur dioxide (SO2) national ambient air quality standards (NAAQS). EPA is approving this revision in accordance with the requirements of the Clean Air Act (CAA).
04/03/2018RuleENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCYEnvironmental Protection AgencyApproval of Nebraska Air Quality Implementation Plans; Infrastructure SIP Requirements for the 2010 Nitrogen Dioxide and Sulfur Dioxide and the 2012 Fine Particulate Matter National Ambient Air Quality StandardsThe Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is taking final action to approve certain elements of State Implementation Plan (SIP) submissions from the State of Nebraska for the 2010 Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) and Sulfur Dioxide (SO2)...2018-06654FR-Doc-2018-06654Approval-Of-Nebraska-Air-Quality-Implementation-Plans-Infrastructure-Sip-Requirements-For-The-2010The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is taking final action to approve certain elements of State Implementation Plan (SIP) submissions from the State of Nebraska for the 2010 Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) and Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS) and the 2012 Fine Particulate Matter (PM2.5) NAAQS. States are required to have a SIP that provides for the implementation, maintenance, and enforcement of the NAAQS. Whenever EPA promulgates a new or revised NAAQS, states are required to make a SIP submission to establish that they have, or to add, the provisions necessary to address various requirements to address the new or revised NAAQS. These SIPs are commonly referred to as ``infrastructure'' SIPs. 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 Clean Air Act (CAA).
04/03/2018Proposed RuleENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCYEnvironmental Protection AgencyAir Plan Approval; Ohio; Hospital/Medical/Infectious Waste Incinerator Withdrawal for Designated Facilities and PollutantsThe Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to approve Ohio's request for withdrawal of the previously approved Hospital/Medical/Infectious Waste Incinerator (HMIWI) State Plan. The Ohio Environmental Protection Agency (OEPA) submitted its...2018-06748FR-Doc-2018-06748Air-Plan-Approval-Ohio-Hospitalmedicalinfectious-Waste-Incinerator-Withdrawal-For-DesignatedThe Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to approve Ohio's request for withdrawal of the previously approved Hospital/Medical/Infectious Waste Incinerator (HMIWI) State Plan. The Ohio Environmental Protection Agency (OEPA) submitted its HMIWI withdrawal on January 24, 2018, certifying that there is only one HMIWI unit currently operating in the state of Ohio and requesting that the Federal Plan apply to the single source in the State.
04/02/2018RuleENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCYEnvironmental Protection AgencyApproval of California Air Plan Revisions, San Diego County Air Pollution Control DistrictThe Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is taking final action to approve revisions to the San Diego County Air Pollution Control District (SDCAPCD) portion of the California State Implementation Plan (SIP). These revisions concern volatile organic...2018-06559FR-Doc-2018-06559Approval-Of-California-Air-Plan-Revisions-San-Diego-County-Air-Pollution-Control-DistrictThe Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is taking final action to approve revisions to the San Diego County Air Pollution Control District (SDCAPCD) portion of the California State Implementation Plan (SIP). These revisions concern volatile organic compound (VOC) emissions from polyester resin operations. We are approving a local rule to regulate these emission sources, as well as a rule rescission, under the Clean Air Act (CAA or ``the Act'').
04/02/2018RuleENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCYEnvironmental Protection AgencyApproval of California Air Plan Revisions, Yolo-Solano Air Quality Management DistrictThe Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is taking final action to approve a revision to the Yolo-Solano Air Quality Management District (YSAQMD) portion of the California State Implementation Plan (SIP). This revision concerns emissions of volatile...2018-06558FR-Doc-2018-06558Approval-Of-California-Air-Plan-Revisions-Yolo-Solano-Air-Quality-Management-DistrictThe Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is taking final action to approve a revision to the Yolo-Solano Air Quality Management District (YSAQMD) portion of the California State Implementation Plan (SIP). This revision concerns emissions of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) from organic liquid storage and transfer operations. We are approving a local rule that regulates these emission sources under the Clean Air Act (CAA or the Act).
04/02/2018RuleENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCYEnvironmental Protection AgencyAir Plan Approval; Florida; Stationary Sources Emissions MonitoringThe Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is taking final action to approve a portion of a State Implementation Plan (SIP) revision submitted by the State of Florida, through the Florida Department of Environmental Protection (FDEP) on February 1,...2018-06542FR-Doc-2018-06542Air-Plan-Approval-Florida-Stationary-Sources-Emissions-MonitoringThe Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is taking final action to approve a portion of a State Implementation Plan (SIP) revision submitted by the State of Florida, through the Florida Department of Environmental Protection (FDEP) on February 1, 2017, for the purpose of revising Florida's requirements and procedures for emissions monitoring at stationary sources. Specifically, Florida's February 1, 2017, SIP submittal includes amendments to three Florida Administrative Code (F.A.C.) rule sections, as well as the removal of one F.A.C. rule section from the Florida SIP, in order to eliminate redundant language and make updates to the requirements for emissions monitoring at stationary sources. Additionally, this action includes a correction to remove an additional F.A.C. rule that was previously approved by EPA for removal from the SIP but was never removed. This action is being taken pursuant to the Clean Air Act (CAA or Act).
04/02/2018RuleENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCYEnvironmental Protection AgencyApproval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; State of Maryland; Control of Emissions From Existing Commercial and Industrial Solid Waste Incinerator UnitsThe Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is taking final action to approve a negative declaration for existing commercial and industrial solid waste incineration (CISWI) units within the State of Maryland. This negative declaration certifies that...2018-06653FR-Doc-2018-06653Approval-And-Promulgation-Of-Air-Quality-Implementation-Plans-State-Of-Maryland-Control-Of-EmissionsThe Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is taking final action to approve a negative declaration for existing commercial and industrial solid waste incineration (CISWI) units within the State of Maryland. This negative declaration certifies that CISWI units subject to the requirements of sections 111(d) and 129 of the Clean Air Act (CAA) do not exist within the jurisdictional boundaries of the State of Maryland. EPA is accepting the negative declaration in accordance with the requirements of the CAA.
04/02/2018RuleENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCYEnvironmental Protection AgencyAir Plan Approval; KY: Removal of Reliance on Reformulated Gasoline in the Kentucky Portion of the Cincinnati-Hamilton AreaThe Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is approving a State Implementation Plan (SIP) revision submitted on September 13, 2017, by the Commonwealth of Kentucky, through the Kentucky Division for Air Quality (KDAQ) in support of the Commonwealth's...2018-06557FR-Doc-2018-06557Air-Plan-Approval-Ky-Removal-Of-Reliance-On-Reformulated-Gasoline-In-The-Kentucky-Portion-Of-TheThe Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is approving a State Implementation Plan (SIP) revision submitted on September 13, 2017, by the Commonwealth of Kentucky, through the Kentucky Division for Air Quality (KDAQ) in support of the Commonwealth's separate petition requesting that EPA remove the federal reformulated gasoline (RFG) requirements for Boone, Campbell, and Kenton counties in the Kentucky portion of the Cincinnati-Hamilton, Ohio-Kentucky-Indiana 2008 8-hr ozone maintenance area (hereinafter referred to as the ``Northern Kentucky Area'' or ``Area''). The SIP revision revises the Commonwealth's maintenance plan emissions inventory and associated motor vehicle emissions budgets (MVEBs), for years 2020 and 2030, to remove reliance on emissions reductions from the federal RFG program requirements, a program that the Commonwealth voluntarily opted into in 1995. The SIP revision also includes a non-interference demonstration evaluating whether removing reliance on the RFG requirements in the Northern Kentucky Area would interfere with the requirements of the Clean Air Act (CAA or Act). EPA is approving this SIP revision and the corresponding non-interference demonstration because EPA determined that the revision is consistent with the applicable provisions of the CAA. Please note that this final rule does not remove the federal RFG requirement. On April 18, 2017, Kentucky's Energy and Environment Cabinet submitted a separate petition to the EPA Administrator requesting to opt-out of the federal RFG program in the Northern Kentucky Area, and the Administrator will act on that petition in the near future.
04/02/2018RuleENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCYEnvironmental Protection AgencyApproval of California Air Plan Revisions, Northern Sierra Air Quality Management DistrictThe Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is taking final action to approve a revision to the Northern Sierra Air Quality Management District (NSAQMD) portion of the California State Implementation Plan (SIP). This revision concerns emissions of...2018-06538FR-Doc-2018-06538Approval-Of-California-Air-Plan-Revisions-Northern-Sierra-Air-Quality-Management-DistrictThe Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is taking final action to approve a revision to the Northern Sierra Air Quality Management District (NSAQMD) portion of the California State Implementation Plan (SIP). This revision concerns emissions of particulate matter (PM) from wood burning devices. We are approving a local measure to reduce emissions from these emission sources under the Clean Air Act (CAA or the Act).
03/30/2018RuleENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCYEnvironmental Protection AgencyAir Plan Approval; New Hampshire; Approval of Recordkeeping and Reporting Requirements and Single Source OrderThe Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is approving State Implementation Plan (SIP) revisions submitted by the State of New Hampshire. The revisions establish recordkeeping and reporting obligations for sources of air pollution. Additionally, we are...2018-06381FR-Doc-2018-06381Air-Plan-Approval-New-Hampshire-Approval-Of-Recordkeeping-And-Reporting-Requirements-And-SingleThe Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is approving State Implementation Plan (SIP) revisions submitted by the State of New Hampshire. The revisions establish recordkeeping and reporting obligations for sources of air pollution. Additionally, we are approving an order limiting emissions of volatile organic compounds from a facility in the State. This action is being taken in accordance with the Clean Air Act.
03/30/2018Proposed RuleENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCYEnvironmental Protection AgencyAir Plan Approval; MS; Section 128 Board Requirements for Infrastructure SIPsThe Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to approve the draft State Implementation Plan (SIP) submissions, submitted by the State of Mississippi, through the Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ) for parallel processing,...2018-06544FR-Doc-2018-06544Air-Plan-Approval-Ms-Section-128-Board-Requirements-For-Infrastructure-SipsThe Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to approve the draft State Implementation Plan (SIP) submissions, submitted by the State of Mississippi, through the Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ) for parallel processing, on June 23, 2017, and February 2, 2018. Together these draft submittals address specific Clean Air Act (CAA or Act) requirements applicable to Mississippi state boards or bodies that approve CAA permits and enforcement orders. These submissions also request that EPA convert the previous partial disapproval of Mississippi's infrastructure SIPs related to the CAA state board significant portion of income requirements for the 2008 8-hour Ozone, 2008 Lead, 2010 Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2), 2010 Sulfur Dioxide (SO2), and 1997, 2006 and 2012 fine particulate matter (PM2.5) national ambient air quality standards (NAAQS) to full approvals. Whenever EPA promulgates a new or revised NAAQS, the CAA requires the state to make a new SIP submission establishing that the existing SIP meets the various applicable requirements, or revising the SIP to meet those requirements. This type of SIP submission is commonly referred to as an ``infrastructure'' SIP. In this proposed action, EPA is proposing to approve the June 23, 2017, and February 2, 2018 submissions with respect to the CAA requirements applicable to state boards; and the related state board infrastructure SIP requirements for the 2008 8-hour Ozone, 2008 Lead, 2010 NO2, 2010 SO2 and 1997, 2006 and 2012 PM2.5, NAAQS. If this proposed approval action is finalized, EPA will no longer be required to promulgate a Federal Implementation Plan (FIP) to address the CAA state board requirements for Mississippi, as described in more detail below.
03/30/2018RuleENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCYEnvironmental Protection AgencyN,N-Dimethyl 9-Decenamide; N,N-Dimethyldodecanamide; N,N-Dimethyltetradecanamide; Exemption From the Requirement of a ToleranceThis regulation establishes exemptions from the requirement of a tolerance for residues of N,N-dimethyl 9-decenamide (CAS Reg No. 1356964-77-6); N,N-dimethyldodecanamide (CAS Reg No. 3007-53-2); and N,N-dimethyltetradecanamide (CAS Reg No. 3015-65-4)...2018-06108FR-Doc-2018-06108Nn-Dimethyl-9-Decenamide-Nn-Dimethyldodecanamide-Nn-Dimethyltetradecanamide-Exemption-From-TheThis regulation establishes exemptions from the requirement of a tolerance for residues of N,N-dimethyl 9-decenamide (CAS Reg No. 1356964-77-6); N,N-dimethyldodecanamide (CAS Reg No. 3007-53-2); and N,N-dimethyltetradecanamide (CAS Reg No. 3015-65-4) when used as inert ingredients (surfactant, solvent) on growing crops and raw agricultural commodities after harvest, with a limitation that the concentration of the inert ingredient is at a concentration not to exceed 20% by weight in a pesticide formulation. Technology Sciences Group on behalf of Stepan Company 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 N,N-dimethyl 9-decenamide; N,N-dimethyldodecanamide; and N,N-dimethyltetradecanamide when used in accordance with the established limitations.
03/30/2018Proposed RuleENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCYEnvironmental Protection AgencyEPA Response to the Designation Recommendation From Texas for the San Antonio Area for the 2015 Ozone National Ambient Air Quality Standards: Notice of Availability and Public Comment PeriodNotice is hereby given that the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has posted on our public electronic docket and internet website the agency's response to the designation recommendation from the state of Texas for the eight counties in the San...2018-06441FR-Doc-2018-06441Epa-Response-To-The-Designation-Recommendation-From-Texas-For-The-San-Antonio-Area-For-The-2015Notice is hereby given that the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has posted on our public electronic docket and internet website the agency's response to the designation recommendation from the state of Texas for the eight counties in the San Antonio area for the 2015 Ozone National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS). The response includes our intended designations for the area. The EPA invites the public to review and provide input on our intended designations during the comment period specified in the DATES section. The EPA sent its response directly to Texas on March 19, 2018. The EPA intends to make final designation determinations for the eight counties in the San Antonio area by July 17, 2018.
03/30/2018Proposed RuleENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCYEnvironmental Protection AgencyAir Plan Approval; Arizona; Hayden and Miami Areas; Lead and Sulfur Dioxide Control Measures-Copper SmeltersThe Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to approve revisions to the Arizona State Implementation Plan (SIP). These revisions concern emissions of lead and sulfur dioxide (SO2) from the copper smelter at Hayden, AZ and...2018-06548FR-Doc-2018-06548Air-Plan-Approval-Arizona-Hayden-And-Miami-Areas-Lead-And-Sulfur-Dioxide-Control-Measures-CopperThe Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to approve revisions to the Arizona State Implementation Plan (SIP). These revisions concern emissions of lead and sulfur dioxide (SO2) from the copper smelter at Hayden, AZ and SO2 from the copper smelter at Miami, AZ. We are proposing to approve State rules to regulate these emission sources under the Clean Air Act (CAA or the Act). We are taking comments on this proposal and plan to follow with a final action.
03/30/2018Proposed RuleENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCYEnvironmental Protection AgencyAir Plan Approval; Michigan; Revisions to Volatile Organic Compound RulesThe Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to approve revised rules submitted by the State of Michigan as State Implementation Plan (SIP) revisions. The main revision specifies volatile organic compound (VOC) limits for cutback and...2018-06543FR-Doc-2018-06543Air-Plan-Approval-Michigan-Revisions-To-Volatile-Organic-Compound-RulesThe Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to approve revised rules submitted by the State of Michigan as State Implementation Plan (SIP) revisions. The main revision specifies volatile organic compound (VOC) limits for cutback and emulsified asphalts as well as the test methods for determining the VOC content of these products. Michigan also moved the adoption by reference citations from Part 6. Emission Limitations and Prohibitions--Existing Sources of Volatile Organic Emissions to Part 9. Emission Limitations and Prohibitions--Miscellaneous and updated references to federal test methods in several of its Part 6 rules.
03/30/2018RuleENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCYEnvironmental Protection AgencyAir Plan Approval; Alabama; Update to Materials Incorporated by ReferenceThe Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is updating the materials that are incorporated by reference (IBR) into the Alabama state implementation plan (SIP). The regulations affected by this update have been previously submitted by Alabama and...2018-06367FR-Doc-2018-06367Air-Plan-Approval-Alabama-Update-To-Materials-Incorporated-By-ReferenceThe Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is updating the materials that are incorporated by reference (IBR) into the Alabama state implementation plan (SIP). The regulations affected by this update have been previously submitted by Alabama and approved by EPA. This update affects the materials that are available for public inspection at the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) and the EPA Regional Office.
03/29/2018Proposed RuleENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCYEnvironmental Protection AgencyAir Plan Approval; Ohio; Ohio NSR PM2.5The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to approve, under the Clean Air Act (CAA), revisions to Ohio's state implementation plan (SIP) as requested by the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency (OEPA) on March 10, 2017, and supplemented on...2018-06368FR-Doc-2018-06368Air-Plan-Approval-Ohio-Ohio-Nsr-Pm25The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to approve, under the Clean Air Act (CAA), revisions to Ohio's state implementation plan (SIP) as requested by the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency (OEPA) on March 10, 2017, and supplemented on July 18, 2017. The revisions to Ohio's SIP implement certain EPA regulations for particulate matter smaller than 2.5 micrometers (PM2.5) for nonattainment areas by establishing definitions related to PM2.5 and defining PM2.5 precursors. The revisions also incorporate the findings of a comprehensive precursor demonstration performed by OEPA, which determined that volatile organic compounds (VOC) and ammonia (NH3) are an insignificant source of PM2.5 for the purpose of new source review in nonattainment areas in Ohio.
03/29/2018Proposed RuleENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCYEnvironmental Protection AgencyRegistration of Isobutanol as a Gasoline Additive: Opportunity for Public CommentThe Environmental Protection Agency (``EPA'' or ``the Agency'') is seeking public comment on any aspect of the use of isobutanol in gasoline. Butamax Advanced Biofuels, LLC (``Butamax''), a manufacturer of isobutanol, has submitted an application...2018-06119FR-Doc-2018-06119Registration-Of-Isobutanol-As-A-Gasoline-Additive-Opportunity-For-Public-CommentThe Environmental Protection Agency (``EPA'' or ``the Agency'') is seeking public comment on any aspect of the use of isobutanol in gasoline. Butamax Advanced Biofuels, LLC (``Butamax''), a manufacturer of isobutanol, has submitted an application pursuant to the regulations titled ``Registration of Fuels and Fuel Additives'' for the registration of isobutanol as a gasoline additive at up to 16 volume percent. Butamax has submitted information that would likely satisfy the applicable registration requirements. The Clean Air Act requires the EPA to register a fuel or fuel additive once all the applicable registration requirements have been met by the manufacturer. Due to the potential for the widespread introduction of isobutanol into commerce, we are taking steps to make the public aware of the likelihood of this registration. We are seeking public comment regarding any issues we should take into consideration for this registration and any supplemental actions we should consider under the Clean Air Act to further protect public health and welfare.
03/28/2018RuleENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCYEnvironmental Protection AgencyApproval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Maryland; Reasonably Available Control Technology for Cement Kilns, Revisions to Portland Cement Manufacturing Plant and Natural Gas Compression Station Regulations, and Removal of Nitrogen Oxides Reduction and Trading Program Replaced by Other Programs and RegulationsThe Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is approving state implementation plan (SIP) revisions submitted by the State of Maryland. The revisions pertain to reasonably available control technology (RACT) for cement kilns, revisions to and...2018-06129FR-Doc-2018-06129Approval-And-Promulgation-Of-Air-Quality-Implementation-Plans-Maryland-Reasonably-Available-ControlThe Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is approving state implementation plan (SIP) revisions submitted by the State of Maryland. The revisions pertain to reasonably available control technology (RACT) for cement kilns, revisions to and recodification of certain provisions for Portland cement manufacturing plants (cement plants) and internal combustion (IC) engines at natural gas compression stations, and removal of the obsolete Nitrogen Oxides (NOX) Reduction and Trading Program that has been replaced by other trading programs or addressed in other regulations. EPA is approving these revisions in accordance with the requirements of the Clean Air Act (CAA).
03/28/2018RuleENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCYEnvironmental Protection AgencyAir Plan Approval; Illinois; Redesignation of the Chicago and Granite City Areas to Attainment of the 2008 Lead StandardThe Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is approving the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency's (Illinois EPA's) request to redesignate the Chicago and Granite City nonattainment areas (hereafter also referred to as the ``areas'') to attainment...2018-06128FR-Doc-2018-06128Air-Plan-Approval-Illinois-Redesignation-Of-The-Chicago-And-Granite-City-Areas-To-Attainment-Of-TheThe Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is approving the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency's (Illinois EPA's) request to redesignate the Chicago and Granite City nonattainment areas (hereafter also referred to as the ``areas'') to attainment for the 2008 national ambient air quality standards (NAAQS or standards) for lead, also identified as Pb. EPA is also approving, as revisions to the Illinois state implementation plan (SIP): The state's plan for maintaining the 2008 lead NAAQS in the areas for a period of ten years following these redesignations; the emissions inventories for the areas; and rules applying emission limits and other control requirements to lead sources in the areas. EPA is taking these actions in accordance with applicable regulations and guidance that address implementation of the 2008 lead NAAQS. EPA proposed this action on October 18, 2017, and received two public comments in response.
03/28/2018RuleENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCYEnvironmental Protection AgencyAir Plan Revisions; Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community; Navajo Nation; California; Correcting AmendmentsOn April 29, 2011, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) published a direct final rule in the Federal Register redesignating a section in the air quality planning and management regulations for Indian Country; and on January 17, 2012, February 13,...2018-06126FR-Doc-2018-06126Air-Plan-Revisions-Salt-River-Pima-Maricopa-Indian-Community-Navajo-Nation-California-CorrectingOn April 29, 2011, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) published a direct final rule in the Federal Register redesignating a section in the air quality planning and management regulations for Indian Country; and on January 17, 2012, February 13, 2012, July 2, 2012, June 14, 2017, and June 21, 2017, the EPA published final rules in the Federal Register approving certain revisions to the California State Implementation Plan (SIP). In these final rules, the EPA included inaccurate amendatory instructions that have prevented incorporation of the final actions into the CFR. All the errors are being corrected by this action.
03/28/2018RuleENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCYEnvironmental Protection AgencyApproval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; State of Montana; Revisions to East Helena Lead SIPThe Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is taking final action to approve State Implementation Plan (SIP) revisions submitted by the state of Montana on September 11, 2013. The submittal revises the portions of the State Implementation Plan (SIP)...2018-06109FR-Doc-2018-06109Approval-And-Promulgation-Of-Air-Quality-Implementation-Plans-State-Of-Montana-Revisions-To-EastThe Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is taking final action to approve State Implementation Plan (SIP) revisions submitted by the state of Montana on September 11, 2013. The submittal revises the portions of the State Implementation Plan (SIP) that pertain to the East Helena Lead SIP. This action is being taken under section 110 of the Clean Air Act (CAA) (Act).
03/27/2018RuleENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCYEnvironmental Protection AgencyApproval and Promulgation of State Plans for Designated Facilities and Pollutants; Colorado; Control of Emissions From Existing Commercial and Industrial Solid Waste Incineration UnitsThe Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is approving a new state plan (the ``plan'') submitted by the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) for the regulation of existing commercial and industrial solid waste incineration...2018-06076FR-Doc-2018-06076Approval-And-Promulgation-Of-State-Plans-For-Designated-Facilities-And-Pollutants-Colorado-ControlThe Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is approving a new state plan (the ``plan'') submitted by the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) for the regulation of existing commercial and industrial solid waste incineration (CISWI) units within the jurisdiction of the State of Colorado. The plan has been submitted to the EPA for approval following the promulgation of federal new source performance standards (NSPS) and emission guidelines (EG) for CISWI units on March 21, 2011, and the subsequent, limited revisions to that final rule on February 7, 2013, and June 23, 2016. This plan approval final rulemaking action is being taken in accordance with sections 111(d) and 129 of the Clean Air Act (CAA, or the ``Act'').
03/26/2018Proposed RuleENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCYEnvironmental Protection AgencyApproval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Maine; Infrastructure State Implementation Plan RequirementsThe Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to approve elements of State Implementation Plan (SIP) submissions from Maine regarding the infrastructure requirements of the Clean Air Act (CAA or Act) for the 2008 lead (Pb), 2008 ozone, and...2018-06006FR-Doc-2018-06006Approval-And-Promulgation-Of-Air-Quality-Implementation-Plans-Maine-Infrastructure-StateThe Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to approve elements of State Implementation Plan (SIP) submissions from Maine regarding the infrastructure requirements of the Clean Air Act (CAA or Act) for the 2008 lead (Pb), 2008 ozone, and 2010 nitrogen dioxide (NO2) National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS). EPA is also proposing to conditionally approve one element of Maine's infrastructure SIP. Finally, EPA is proposing to approve several statutes submitted by Maine in support of its demonstrations that the infrastructure requirements of the CAA have been met. 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.
03/26/2018Proposed RuleENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCYEnvironmental Protection AgencyApproval of the Clean Air Act, Section 112(l), Authority for Hazardous Air Pollutants: Asbestos Management and Control; State of New Hampshire Department of Environmental ServicesThe Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to grant the New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services (NH DES) the authority to implement and enforce the amended Asbestos Management and Control Rule in place of the National Emission...2018-06005FR-Doc-2018-06005Approval-Of-The-Clean-Air-Act-Section-112l-Authority-For-Hazardous-Air-Pollutants-AsbestosThe Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to grant the New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services (NH DES) the authority to implement and enforce the amended Asbestos Management and Control Rule in place of the National Emission Standard for Asbestos (Asbestos NESHAP) as it applies to certain asbestos-related activities. Upon approval, NH DES's amended rule would apply to all sources that otherwise would be regulated by the Asbestos NESHAP with the exception of inactive waste disposal sites that ceased operation on or before July 9, 1981. These inactive disposal sites are already regulated by State rules that were approved by EPA on January 11, 2013. This proposed approval would make NH DES's amended Asbestos Management and Control Rule federally enforceable.
03/23/2018RuleENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCYEnvironmental Protection AgencyApproval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; West Virginia; 2015 Ozone National Ambient Air Quality StandardsThe Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is approving revisions to the State of West Virginia state implementation plan (SIP). The revisions update the effective date by which the West Virginia regulations incorporate by reference the national ambient...2018-05877FR-Doc-2018-05877Approval-And-Promulgation-Of-Air-Quality-Implementation-Plans-West-Virginia-2015-Ozone-NationalThe Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is approving revisions to the State of West Virginia state implementation plan (SIP). The revisions update the effective date by which the West Virginia regulations incorporate by reference the national ambient air quality standards (NAAQS), additional monitoring methods, and additional equivalent monitoring methods. This update will effectively add the following to the West Virginia SIP: The 2015 ozone NAAQS, monitoring reference and equivalent methods pertaining to fine particulate matter (PM2.5), Carbon Monoxide (CO), and course particulate matter (PM10), and it will revise the ozone monitoring season, the Federal Reference Method (FRM), the Federal Equivalent Method (FEM), and the Photochemical Assessment Monitoring Stations (PAMS) network. The SIP revision will also change a reference from the ``West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection,'' to the ``Division of Air Quality.'' EPA is approving these revisions in accordance with the requirements of the Clean Air Act (CAA).
03/23/2018Proposed RuleENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCYEnvironmental Protection AgencyApproval of California Air Plan Revisions; Butte County Air Quality Management District; Stationary Source PermitsThe Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to approve a revision to the Butte County Air Quality Management District (BCAQMD) portion of the California State Implementation Plan (SIP). This revision concerns the District's New Source Review...2018-06025FR-Doc-2018-06025Approval-Of-California-Air-Plan-Revisions-Butte-County-Air-Quality-Management-District-StationaryThe Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to approve a revision to the Butte County Air Quality Management District (BCAQMD) portion of the California State Implementation Plan (SIP). This revision concerns the District's New Source Review (NSR) permitting program for new and modified sources of air pollution. We are proposing action on a local rule under the Clean Air Act as amended in 1990 (CAA or the Act). We are taking comments on this proposal and plan to follow with a final action.
03/23/2018RuleENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCYEnvironmental Protection AgencyAir Plan Approval; Delaware; State Implementation Plan for Interstate Transport for the 2008 Ozone StandardThe Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is approving a state implementation plan (SIP) revision submitted by the State of Delaware. The Clean Air Act's (CAA) Good Neighbor Provision requires EPA and states to address the interstate transport of air...2018-05868FR-Doc-2018-05868Air-Plan-Approval-Delaware-State-Implementation-Plan-For-Interstate-Transport-For-The-2008-OzoneThe Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is approving a state implementation plan (SIP) revision submitted by the State of Delaware. The Clean Air Act's (CAA) Good Neighbor Provision requires EPA and states to address the interstate transport of air pollution that affects the ability of downwind states to attain and maintain the national ambient air quality standards (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 a downwind state. Delaware submitted a SIP revision on March 23, 2013 that addresses the interstate transport requirements for the 2008 ozone NAAQS. On September 27, 2017, EPA published a proposed rule and a direct final rule approving Delaware's SIP in regard to the Good Neighbor Provision. However, EPA received adverse comments on its September 27, 2017 proposed rule, and subsequently withdrew the accompanying direct final rule. After considering the comments, EPA is approving Delaware's SIP revision submittal in regard to the Good Neighbor Provision for the 2008 ozone NAAQS in accordance with the requirements of the CAA.
03/23/2018RuleENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCYEnvironmental Protection AgencyApproval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Pennsylvania; Pennsylvania's Adoption of Control Techniques Guidelines for Automobile and Light-Duty Truck Assembly 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...2018-05872FR-Doc-2018-05872Approval-And-Promulgation-Of-Air-Quality-Implementation-Plans-Pennsylvania-Pennsylvanias-Adoption-OfThe 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 incorporating the control techniques guidelines (CTG) for the automobile and light-duty truck assembly coatings category and addresses the requirement to adopt reasonably available control technology (RACT) for that category. This action is being taken under the Clean Air Act (CAA).
03/22/2018RuleENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCYEnvironmental Protection AgencyApproval of Implementation Plans; State of Iowa; Elements of the Infrastructure SIP Requirements for the 2012 Particulate Matter (PM2.5The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is taking final action to approve certain elements of a 2015 State Implementation Plan (SIP) submission from the State of Iowa for the 2012 Particulate Matter (PM2.5) National Ambient Air Quality...2018-05540FR-Doc-2018-05540Approval-Of-Implementation-Plans-State-Of-Iowa-Elements-Of-The-Infrastructure-Sip-Requirements-ForThe Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is taking final action to approve certain elements of a 2015 State Implementation Plan (SIP) submission from the State of Iowa for the 2012 Particulate Matter (PM2.5) National Ambient Air Quality Standard (NAAQS). States are required to have a SIP that provides for the implementation, maintenance, and enforcement of the NAAQS. Whenever EPA promulgates a new or revised NAAQS, states are required to make a SIP submission establishing that the existing approved SIP has provisions necessary to address various requirements to address the new or revised NAAQS or to add such provisions. These SIP submissions are commonly referred to as ``infrastructure'' SIPs. The infrastructure SIP 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.
03/22/2018Proposed RuleENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCYEnvironmental Protection AgencyApproval and Promulgation of State Implementation Plans, OklahomaThe Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to approve 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 covers updates to the...2018-05766FR-Doc-2018-05766Approval-And-Promulgation-Of-State-Implementation-Plans-OklahomaThe Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to approve 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 covers updates to the Oklahoma SIP, as contained in annual SIP updates for 2013, 2014, 2015, and 2016, and incorporates the latest changes to the EPA regulations. The overall intended outcome of this action is to make the approved Oklahoma SIP consistent with current Federal and State requirements. This action is being taken in accordance with the federal Clean Air Act (the Act) March 22, 2018.
03/22/2018RuleENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCYEnvironmental Protection AgencyApproval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; New Mexico; Infrastructure and Interstate Transport for the 2012 Fine Particulate Matter National Ambient Air Quality Standard and Revised StatutesPursuant to the Federal Clean Air Act (CAA or the Act), the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is approving State Implementation Plan (SIP) revisions submitted by the State of New Mexico to address the requirements of section 110(a)(1) and (2) of...2018-05765FR-Doc-2018-05765Approval-And-Promulgation-Of-Air-Quality-Implementation-Plans-New-Mexico-Infrastructure-AndPursuant to the Federal Clean Air Act (CAA or the Act), the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is approving State Implementation Plan (SIP) revisions submitted by the State of New Mexico to address the requirements of section 110(a)(1) and (2) of the Clean Air Act (CAA or Act) for the 2012 fine particulate matter (PM2.5) National Ambient Air Quality Standard (NAAQS). These requirements are designed to ensure that the structural components of each state's air quality program are adequate to meet the state's responsibility under the CAA (infrastructure SIP or i-SIP). EPA is also approving an update to the New Mexico statutes pertaining to conflicts of interest.
03/22/2018RuleENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCYEnvironmental Protection AgencyNational Oil and Hazardous Substances Pollution Contingency Plan; National Priorities List: Partial Deletion of the Pacific Coast Pipe Lines Superfund SiteThe Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 9 announces the deletion of the surface soil portion of the Pacific Coast Pipe Lines (PCPL) Superfund Site (Site) located in Fillmore, California, from the National Priorities List (NPL). The NPL,...2018-05752FR-Doc-2018-05752National-Oil-And-Hazardous-Substances-Pollution-Contingency-Plan-National-Priorities-List-PartialThe Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 9 announces the deletion of the surface soil portion of the Pacific Coast Pipe Lines (PCPL) Superfund Site (Site) located in Fillmore, California, 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). This partial deletion pertains only to the surface soil at the Site. The groundwater will remain on the NPL and is not being considered for deletion as part of this action. EPA and the State of California, through the Department of Toxic Substances Control, have determined that all appropriate response actions under CERCLA, other than maintenance, monitoring and five-year reviews, have been completed. However, the deletion of the soil portion of the Site does not preclude future actions under Superfund.
03/22/2018Proposed RuleENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCYEnvironmental Protection AgencyApproval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Pennsylvania; Attainment Plan for the Warren, Pennsylvania Nonattainment Area for the 2010 Sulfur Dioxide Primary National Ambient Air Quality StandardThe Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to approve a state implementation plan (SIP) revision, submitted by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania through the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (PADEP), to EPA on September 29,...2018-05876FR-Doc-2018-05876Approval-And-Promulgation-Of-Air-Quality-Implementation-Plans-Pennsylvania-Attainment-Plan-For-TheThe Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to approve a state implementation plan (SIP) revision, submitted by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania through the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (PADEP), to EPA on September 29, 2017, for the purpose of providing for attainment of the 2010 1-hour sulfur dioxide (SO2) primary national ambient air quality standard (NAAQS) in the Warren, Pennsylvania SO2 nonattainment area (hereafter referred to as the ``Warren Area'' or ``Area''). The Warren Area is comprised of a portion of Warren County (Conewango Township, Glade Township, Pleasant Township, and the City of Warren) in Pennsylvania surrounding the United Refining Company (hereafter referred to as ``United Refining''). The SIP submission is an attainment plan which includes the base year emissions inventory, an analysis of the reasonably available control technology (RACT) and reasonably available control measure (RACM) requirements, a reasonable further progress (RFP) plan, a modeling demonstration of SO2 attainment, contingency measures, and a nonattainment new source review (NNSR) program for the Warren Area. As part of approving the attainment plan, EPA is also proposing to approve into the Pennsylvania SIP new SO2 emission limits and associated compliance parameters for United Refining. EPA proposes to approve Pennsylvania's attainment plan and concludes that the Warren Area will attain the 2010 1-hour primary SO2 NAAQS by the applicable attainment date and that the plan meets all applicable requirements under the Clean Air Act (CAA).
03/22/2018RuleENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCYEnvironmental Protection AgencyApproval of Implementation Plans; State of Iowa; Elements of the Infrastructure SIP Requirements for the 2010 Nitrogen Dioxide National Ambient Air Quality Standard (NAAQS)The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is taking final action to approve certain elements of Iowa's 2013 State Implementation Plan (SIP) submission, and a 2017 amendment to that submission, for the 2010 Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) National...2018-05537FR-Doc-2018-05537Approval-Of-Implementation-Plans-State-Of-Iowa-Elements-Of-The-Infrastructure-Sip-Requirements-ForThe Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is taking final action to approve certain elements of Iowa's 2013 State Implementation Plan (SIP) submission, and a 2017 amendment to that submission, for the 2010 Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) National Ambient Air Quality Standard (NAAQS). States are required to have a SIP that provides for the implementation, maintenance, and enforcement of the NAAQS. Whenever EPA promulgates a new or revised NAAQS, states are required to make a SIP submission establishing that the existing approved SIP has provisions necessary to address various requirements to address the new or revised NAAQS or to add such provisions. These SIPs are commonly referred to as ``infrastructure'' SIPs. 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.
03/22/2018RuleENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCYEnvironmental Protection AgencyApproval of Implementation Plans; State of Missouri; Elements of the Infrastructure State Implementation Plan Requirements for the 2008 Ozone, 2010 Nitrogen Dioxide, 2010 Sulfur Dioxide, and 2012 Fine Particulate Matter National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS)The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is taking final action to approve elements of a State Implementation Plan (SIP) submission from the State of Missouri for the 2008 Ozone, 2010 Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2), 2010 Sulfur Dioxide...2018-05630FR-Doc-2018-05630Approval-Of-Implementation-Plans-State-Of-Missouri-Elements-Of-The-Infrastructure-StateThe Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is taking final action to approve elements of a State Implementation Plan (SIP) submission from the State of Missouri for the 2008 Ozone, 2010 Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2), 2010 Sulfur Dioxide (SO2), and 2012 Fine Particulate Matter (PM2.5) National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS). States are required to have a SIP that provides for the implementation, maintenance, and enforcement of the NAAQS. Whenever EPA promulgates a new or revised NAAQS, states are required to make a SIP submission to establish that they have, or to add, the provisions necessary to address various requirements to address the new or revised NAAQS. These SIPs are commonly referred to as ``infrastructure'' SIPs. 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.
03/22/2018Proposed RuleENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCYEnvironmental Protection AgencyApproval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Texas; Infrastructure and Interstate Transport for the 2012 Fine Particulate Matter Ambient Air Quality StandardPursuant to the Clean Air Act (CAA or the Act), the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to approve elements of a State Implementation Plan (SIP) submission from the State of Texas for the 2012 primary fine particulate matter...2018-05767FR-Doc-2018-05767Approval-And-Promulgation-Of-Air-Quality-Implementation-Plans-Texas-Infrastructure-And-InterstatePursuant to the Clean Air Act (CAA or the Act), the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to approve elements of a State Implementation Plan (SIP) submission from the State of Texas for the 2012 primary fine particulate matter (PM2.5) National Ambient Air Quality Standard (NAAQS). This submittal addresses how the existing SIP provides for implementation, maintenance, and enforcement of the 2012 PM2.5 NAAQS (infrastructure SIP or i-SIP). This i-SIP ensures that the Texas SIP is adequate to meet the state's responsibilities under the CAA.
03/22/2018RuleENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCYEnvironmental Protection AgencyApproval of Implementation Plans; State of Iowa; Elements of the Infrastructure SIP Requirements for the 2010 Sulfur Dioxide National Ambient Air Quality Standard (NAAQS)The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is taking final action to approve certain elements of a 2013 State Implementation Plan (SIP) submission from the State of Iowa for the 2010 Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) National Ambient Air Quality Standard...2018-05631FR-Doc-2018-05631Approval-Of-Implementation-Plans-State-Of-Iowa-Elements-Of-The-Infrastructure-Sip-Requirements-ForThe Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is taking final action to approve certain elements of a 2013 State Implementation Plan (SIP) submission from the State of Iowa for the 2010 Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) National Ambient Air Quality Standard (NAAQS). States are required to have a SIP that provides for the implementation, maintenance, and enforcement of the NAAQS. Whenever EPA promulgates a new or revised NAAQS, states are required to make a SIP submission establishing that the existing approved SIP has provisions necessary to address various requirements to address the new or revised NAAQS or to add such provisions. These SIPs submissions are commonly referred to as ``infrastructure'' SIPs. The infrastructure SIP 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.
03/21/2018RuleENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCYEnvironmental Protection AgencyS-Metolachlor; Pesticide TolerancesThis regulation establishes tolerances for residues of S- metolachlor in or on sugarcane, cane and sugarcane molasses. Syngenta Crop Protection requested these tolerances under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA).2018-05641FR-Doc-2018-05641S-Metolachlor-Pesticide-TolerancesThis regulation establishes tolerances for residues of S- metolachlor in or on sugarcane, cane and sugarcane molasses. Syngenta Crop Protection requested these tolerances under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA).
03/21/2018RuleENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCYEnvironmental Protection AgencyAluminum tris (O-ethylphosphonate); Pesticide TolerancesThis regulation amends a tolerance for residues of aluminum tris (O-ethylphosphonate) in or on Fruit, citrus, group 10. Fosetyl-al is the common name for aluminum tris (O-ethylphosphonate). Tessenderlo Kerley, Inc requested the amended tolerance under...2018-05642FR-Doc-2018-05642Aluminum-Tris-O-Ethylphosphonate-Pesticide-TolerancesThis regulation amends a tolerance for residues of aluminum tris (O-ethylphosphonate) in or on Fruit, citrus, group 10. Fosetyl-al is the common name for aluminum tris (O-ethylphosphonate). Tessenderlo Kerley, Inc requested the amended tolerance under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA).
03/21/2018RuleENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCYEnvironmental Protection AgencyRequirements for Preparation, Adoption, and Submittal of Implementation PlansThis regulation establishes tolerances for residues of flutianil in or on multiple commodities that are identified and discussed later in this document and an exemption for indirect or inadvertent residues of flutianil on other crops rotated into...2018-05798FR-Doc-2018-05798Requirements-For-Preparation-Adoption-And-Submittal-Of-Implementation-Plans 
03/21/2018Proposed 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.2018-05639FR-Doc-2018-05639Receipt-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.
03/20/2018RuleENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCYEnvironmental Protection AgencyRevisions to Method 301: Field Validation of Pollutant Measurement Methods From Various Waste MediaThe Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is publishing editorial and technical revisions to the EPA's Method 301 ``Field Validation of Pollutant Measurement Methods from Various Waste Media'' to correct and update the method. In addition, the EPA is...2018-05400FR-Doc-2018-05400Revisions-To-Method-301-Field-Validation-Of-Pollutant-Measurement-Methods-From-Various-Waste-MediaThe Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is publishing editorial and technical revisions to the EPA's Method 301 ``Field Validation of Pollutant Measurement Methods from Various Waste Media'' to correct and update the method. In addition, the EPA is clarifying the regulatory applicability of Method 301 as well as its suitability for use with other regulations. The revisions include ruggedness testing for validation of test methods intended for application at multiple sources, determination of the limit of detection for all method validations, incorporating procedures for determining the limit of detection, revising the sampling requirements for the method comparison procedure, adding storage and sampling procedures for sorbent sampling systems, and clarifying acceptable statistical results for candidate test methods. We are also clarifying the applicability of Method 301 to our regulations and adding equations to clarify calculation of the correction factor, standard deviation, estimated variance of a validated test method, standard deviation of differences, and t-statistic for all validation approaches. We have also made minor changes in response to public comments. Changes made to the Method 301 field validation protocol under this action apply only to methods submitted to the EPA for approval after the effective date of this final rule.
03/19/2018RuleENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCYEnvironmental Protection AgencyAir Plan Approval; Vermont; Nonattainment New Source Review and Prevention of Significant Deterioration Permit Program Revisions; Infrastructure Requirements for National Ambient Air Quality StandardsThe Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is approving several different revisions to the State Implementation Plan (SIP) submitted to the EPA by the Vermont Department of Environmental Conservation (VT DEC). On May 23, 2017, Vermont submitted...2018-05317FR-Doc-2018-05317Air-Plan-Approval-Vermont-Nonattainment-New-Source-Review-And-Prevention-Of-SignificantThe Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is approving several different revisions to the State Implementation Plan (SIP) submitted to the EPA by the Vermont Department of Environmental Conservation (VT DEC). On May 23, 2017, Vermont submitted revisions to the EPA satisfying the VT DEC's earlier commitment to adopt and submit revisions that meet certain requirements of the Federal Prevention of Significant Deterioration (PSD) air permit program. Vermont's submission also included revisions relating to the federal nonattainment new source review (NNSR) permit program. This action approves those revisions and also fully approves certain elements of Vermont's infrastructure SIPs (ISIPs), which were conditionally approved by the EPA on June 27, 2017. Additionally, the EPA is approving several other minor regulatory changes to the SIP submitted by VT DEC on May 23, 2017. This action is being taken in accordance with the Clean Air Act.
03/19/2018Proposed RuleENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCYEnvironmental Protection AgencyApproval of California Air Plan Revisions, Antelope Valley Air Quality Management DistrictThe Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to approve a revision to the Antelope Valley Air Quality Management District (AVAQMD) portion of the California State Implementation Plan (SIP). This revision concerns the emissions of volatile...2018-05286FR-Doc-2018-05286Approval-Of-California-Air-Plan-Revisions-Antelope-Valley-Air-Quality-Management-DistrictThe Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to approve a revision to the Antelope Valley Air Quality Management District (AVAQMD) portion of the California State Implementation Plan (SIP). This revision concerns the emissions of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) from motor vehicle assembly coating operations. We are proposing to approve a local rule to regulate these emission sources under the Clean Air Act (CAA or the Act). We are taking comments on this proposal and plan to follow with a final action.
03/19/2018Proposed RuleENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCYEnvironmental Protection AgencyAir Plan Approval; Oregon; Regional Haze Progress ReportThe Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to approve a revision to the Oregon Regional Haze State Implementation Plan (SIP), submitted by the State of Oregon on July 18, 2017. Oregon submitted its Regional Haze Progress Report (``progress...2018-04931FR-Doc-2018-04931Air-Plan-Approval-Oregon-Regional-Haze-Progress-ReportThe Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to approve a revision to the Oregon Regional Haze State Implementation Plan (SIP), submitted by the State of Oregon on July 18, 2017. Oregon submitted its Regional Haze Progress Report (``progress report'' or ``report'') and a negative declaration stating that further revision of the existing regional haze SIP is not needed at this time. Oregon submitted both the progress report and the negative declaration in the form of implementation plan revisions as required by federal regulations. The progress report addresses the federal Regional Haze Rule (RHR) requirements under the Clean Air Act (CAA) to submit a report describing progress in achieving reasonable progress goals (RPGs) established for regional haze and a determination of the adequacy of the state's existing plan addressing regional haze.
03/19/2018Proposed RuleENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCYEnvironmental Protection AgencyApproval and Promulgation of Implementation Plans; South Dakota; Regional Haze 5-Year Progress Report State Implementation PlanThe Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to approve South Dakota's regional haze progress report, submitted as a revision to its State Implementation Plan (SIP) by the South Dakota Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR)....2018-05398FR-Doc-2018-05398Approval-And-Promulgation-Of-Implementation-Plans-South-Dakota-Regional-Haze-5-Year-Progress-ReportThe Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to approve South Dakota's regional haze progress report, submitted as a revision to its State Implementation Plan (SIP) by the South Dakota Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR). South Dakota's SIP revision addresses requirements of the Clean Air Act (CAA) and the EPA's rules that require states to submit periodic reports describing progress toward reasonable progress goals established for regional haze and a determination of the adequacy of the state's existing regional haze SIP. South Dakota's progress report explains that South Dakota has implemented the measures in the regional haze SIP due to be in place by the date of the progress report and that visibility in mandatory federal Class I areas affected by emissions from South Dakota sources is improving. The EPA is proposing approval of South Dakota's determination that the State's regional haze SIP is adequate to meet Reasonable Progress Goals (RPGs) for the first implementation period covering through 2018 and requires no substantive revision at this time.
03/19/2018RuleENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCYEnvironmental Protection AgencyApproval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; West Virginia; Removal of Source-Specific Requirements for Permanently Shutdown FacilitiesThe Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is approving a state implementation plan (SIP) revision submitted by the State of West Virginia. This revision pertains to the removal of source-specific SIP requirements for the following five facilities in...2018-05404FR-Doc-2018-05404Approval-And-Promulgation-Of-Air-Quality-Implementation-Plans-West-Virginia-Removal-OfThe Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is approving a state implementation plan (SIP) revision submitted by the State of West Virginia. This revision pertains to the removal of source-specific SIP requirements for the following five facilities in West Virginia that have permanently shutdown: Mountaineer Carbon Company; Standard Lafarge; Follansbee Steel Corporation; International Mill Service, Inc.; and Columbian Chemicals Company. These sources have permanently ceased operation; therefore, SIP requirements for these sources are obsolete and no longer necessary for attaining and maintaining the national ambient air quality standards (NAAQS). EPA is approving this revision in accordance with the requirements of the Clean Air Act (CAA).
03/19/2018Proposed RuleENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCYEnvironmental Protection AgencyAir Plan Approval; Connecticut; Infrastructure State Implementation Plan Requirements; Prevention of Significant Deterioration Permit Program RevisionsThe Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to approve 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...2018-05318FR-Doc-2018-05318Air-Plan-Approval-Connecticut-Infrastructure-State-Implementation-Plan-Requirements-Prevention-OfThe Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to approve 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 proposing to approve 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 proposing to approve 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 proposing to convert the June 3, 2016 conditional 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. This action is being taken under the Clean Air Act.
03/16/2018Proposed RuleENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCYEnvironmental Protection AgencyIncreasing Recycling: Adding Aerosol Cans to the Universal Waste RegulationsThe Environmental Protection Agency (EPA or the Agency) is proposing to add hazardous waste aerosol cans to the universal waste program under the federal Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) regulations. This proposed change, once finalized,...2018-05282FR-Doc-2018-05282Increasing-Recycling-Adding-Aerosol-Cans-To-The-Universal-Waste-RegulationsThe Environmental Protection Agency (EPA or the Agency) is proposing to add hazardous waste aerosol cans to the universal waste program under the federal Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) regulations. This proposed change, once finalized, would benefit the wide variety of establishments generating and managing hazardous waste aerosol cans, including the retail sector, by providing a clear, protective system for managing discarded aerosol cans. The streamlined universal waste regulations are expected to ease regulatory burdens on retail stores and others that discard hazardous waste aerosol cans; promote the collection and recycling of these cans; and encourage the development of municipal and commercial programs to reduce the quantity of these wastes going to municipal solid waste landfills or combustors.
03/16/2018Proposed RuleENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCYEnvironmental Protection AgencyApproval and Promulgation of State Plans for Designated Facilities and Pollutants; New Hampshire; Delegation of AuthorityThe Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to approve a request from the New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services (NH DES) for delegation of authority to implement and enforce the Federal Plan Requirements for Sewage Sludge...2018-05316FR-Doc-2018-05316Approval-And-Promulgation-Of-State-Plans-For-Designated-Facilities-And-Pollutants-New-HampshireThe Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to approve a request from the New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services (NH DES) for delegation of authority to implement and enforce the Federal Plan Requirements for Sewage Sludge Incineration Units Constructed on or before October 14, 2010 (SSI Federal Plan). under Clean Air Act (CAA).
03/15/2018Proposed RuleENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCYEnvironmental Protection AgencyHazardous and Solid Waste Management System: Disposal of Coal Combustion Residuals From Electric Utilities; Amendments to the National Minimum Criteria (Phase One); Proposed RuleOn April 17, 2015, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA or the Agency) promulgated national minimum criteria for existing and new coal combustion residuals (CCR) landfills and existing and new CCR surface impoundments. The Agency is proposing a...2018-04941FR-Doc-2018-04941Hazardous-And-Solid-Waste-Management-System-Disposal-Of-Coal-Combustion-Residuals-From-ElectricOn April 17, 2015, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA or the Agency) promulgated national minimum criteria for existing and new coal combustion residuals (CCR) landfills and existing and new CCR surface impoundments. The Agency is proposing a rule that will address four provisions of the final rule that were remanded back to the Agency on June 14, 2016 by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit. The Agency is also proposing six provisions that establish alternative performance standards for owners and operators of CCR units located in states that have approved CCR permit programs (participating states) or are otherwise subject to oversight through a permit program administered by EPA. Finally, the Agency is proposing an additional revision based on comments received since the date of the final CCR rule.
03/15/2018RuleENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCYEnvironmental Protection AgencyApproval and Promulgation of State Air Quality Plans for Designated Facilities and Pollutants; City of Philadelphia; Control of Emissions From Existing Hospital/Medical/Infectious Waste Incinerator UnitsEPA is taking final action to reaffirm and reapprove a negative declaration for existing hospital/medical/infectious waste incinerator (HMIWI) units within the City of Philadelphia. This negative declaration certifies that existing HMIWI units subject...2018-05294FR-Doc-2018-05294Approval-And-Promulgation-Of-State-Air-Quality-Plans-For-Designated-Facilities-And-Pollutants-CityEPA is taking final action to reaffirm and reapprove a negative declaration for existing hospital/medical/infectious waste incinerator (HMIWI) units within the City of Philadelphia. This negative declaration certifies that existing HMIWI units subject to the requirements of sections 111(d) and 129 of the Clean Air Act (CAA) do not exist within the jurisdictional boundaries of the Philadelphia Air Management Service (AMS). EPA is accepting the negative declaration in accordance with the requirements of the CAA.
03/15/2018RuleENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCYEnvironmental Protection AgencyApproval and Promulgation of State Air Quality Plans for Designated Facilities and Pollutants; City of Philadelphia; Control of Emissions From Existing Sewage Sludge Incineration UnitsEPA is taking final action to notify the public that it has received a negative declaration for sewage sludge incineration (SSI) units within the City of Philadelphia. This negative declaration certifies that SSI units subject to the requirements of...2018-05293FR-Doc-2018-05293Approval-And-Promulgation-Of-State-Air-Quality-Plans-For-Designated-Facilities-And-Pollutants-CityEPA is taking final action to notify the public that it has received a negative declaration for sewage sludge incineration (SSI) units within the City of Philadelphia. This negative declaration certifies that SSI units subject to the requirements of sections 111(d) and 129 of the Clean Air Act (CAA) do not exist in Pennsylvania within the jurisdictional boundaries of the Philadelphia Air Management Service (AMS). EPA is accepting the negative declaration in accordance with the requirements of the CAA.
03/15/2018Proposed RuleENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCYEnvironmental Protection AgencyReceipt of a Pesticide Petition Filed for Residues of Pyroxasulfone in or on Various CommoditiesThis document announces the Agency's receipt of an initial filing of a pesticide petition requesting the establishment or modification of regulations for residues of pesticide chemicals in or on various commodities.2018-05291FR-Doc-2018-05291Receipt-Of-A-Pesticide-Petition-Filed-For-Residues-Of-Pyroxasulfone-In-Or-On-Various-CommoditiesThis document announces the Agency's receipt of an initial filing of a pesticide petition requesting the establishment or modification of regulations for residues of pesticide chemicals in or on various commodities.
03/15/2018RuleENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCYEnvironmental Protection AgencyTrinexapac-ethyl; Pesticide TolerancesThis regulation establishes a tolerance for residues of trinexapac-ethyl in or on poppy, seed. Syngenta Crop Protection, LLC requested this tolerance under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA) in order to cover residues of trinexapac-ethyl...2018-05284FR-Doc-2018-05284Trinexapac-Ethyl-Pesticide-TolerancesThis regulation establishes a tolerance for residues of trinexapac-ethyl in or on poppy, seed. Syngenta Crop Protection, LLC requested this tolerance under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA) in order to cover residues of trinexapac-ethyl in imported poppy seed commodities.
03/14/2018Proposed RuleENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCYEnvironmental Protection AgencyApproval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Pennsylvania; Regulatory Amendments Addressing Reasonably Available Control Technology Requirements Under the 1997 and 2008 8-Hour Ozone National Ambient Air Quality StandardsThe Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing rulemaking action on a state implementation plan (SIP) revision submitted by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania (Pennsylvania or the Commonwealth). This revision consists of regulatory amendments...2018-04933FR-Doc-2018-04933Approval-And-Promulgation-Of-Air-Quality-Implementation-Plans-Pennsylvania-Regulatory-AmendmentsThe Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing rulemaking action on a state implementation plan (SIP) revision submitted by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania (Pennsylvania or the Commonwealth). This revision consists of regulatory amendments intended to meet certain reasonably available control technology (RACT) requirements under the 1997 and 2008 8-hour ozone national ambient air quality standards (NAAQS). EPA is proposing to approve most parts of the Pennsylvania SIP revision as meeting RACT requirements under the Clean Air Act (CAA). EPA is also proposing to conditionally approve certain provisions of this SIP revision, based upon Pennsylvania's commitment to submit additional enforceable measures that meet RACT. This action is being taken under the CAA.
03/14/2018Proposed RuleENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCYEnvironmental Protection AgencyNational Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants: Leather Finishing Operations Residual Risk and Technology ReviewThe Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing amendments to the National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants (NESHAP) for Leather Finishing Operations to address the results of the residual risk and technology review (RTR) that the...2018-04939FR-Doc-2018-04939National-Emission-Standards-For-Hazardous-Air-Pollutants-Leather-Finishing-Operations-Residual-RiskThe Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing amendments to the National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants (NESHAP) for Leather Finishing Operations to address the results of the residual risk and technology review (RTR) that the EPA is required to conduct in accordance with section 112 of the Clean Air Act (CAA). We found risks due to emissions of air toxics to be acceptable from this source category and determined that the current NESHAP provides an ample margin of safety to protect public health. We identified no new cost-effective controls under the technology review to achieve further emissions reductions. Therefore, we are proposing no revisions to the numerical emission limits based on these analyses. However, the EPA is proposing amendments to regulatory provisions pertaining to emissions during periods of startup, shutdown, and malfunction (SSM); amendments to add electronic reporting; and amendments to clarify certain rule requirements and provisions. While the proposed amendments would not result in reductions in emissions of hazardous air pollutants (HAP), this action, if finalized, would result in improved compliance and implementation of the rule.
03/13/2018RuleENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCYEnvironmental Protection AgencyApproval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Virginia; Revisions to the Regulatory Definition of Volatile Organic CompoundThe Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is approving two state implementation plan (SIP) revisions (Revision C16 and Revision I16) formally submitted by the Commonwealth of Virginia (Virginia). The revisions pertain to amendments made to the...2018-04937FR-Doc-2018-04937Approval-And-Promulgation-Of-Air-Quality-Implementation-Plans-Virginia-Revisions-To-The-RegulatoryThe Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is approving two state implementation plan (SIP) revisions (Revision C16 and Revision I16) formally submitted by the Commonwealth of Virginia (Virginia). The revisions pertain to amendments made to the definition of ``volatile organic compound'' (VOC) in the Virginia Administrative Code to conform with EPA's regulatory definition of VOC. Specifically, these amendments remove the record keeping and reporting requirements for t-butyl acetate (also known as tertiary butyl acetate or TBAC); Chemical Abstracts Service [CAS] number: 540-88-5) and add 1,1,2,2,-Tetrafluoro- 1-(2,2,2-trifluoroethoxy) ethane (also known as HFE-347pcf2; CAS number: 406-78-0) as a compound excluded from the regulatory definition of VOC, which match actions EPA has taken. EPA is approving these revisions to update the definition of VOC in the Virginia SIP in accordance with the requirements of the Clean Air Act (CAA).
03/13/2018RuleENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCYEnvironmental Protection AgencyApproval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Virginia; Removal of Clean Air Interstate Rule (CAIR) Trading ProgramsThe Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is approving a state implementation plan (SIP) revision submitted by the Commonwealth of Virginia (Virginia). The revision requests EPA remove from the Virginia SIP regulations from the Virginia Administrative...2018-04935FR-Doc-2018-04935Approval-And-Promulgation-Of-Air-Quality-Implementation-Plans-Virginia-Removal-Of-Clean-AirThe Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is approving a state implementation plan (SIP) revision submitted by the Commonwealth of Virginia (Virginia). The revision requests EPA remove from the Virginia SIP regulations from the Virginia Administrative Code that established trading programs under the Clean Air Interstate Rule (CAIR). The EPA- administered trading programs under CAIR were discontinued on December 31, 2014, upon the implementation of the Cross-State Air Pollution Rule (CSAPR), which was promulgated by EPA to replace CAIR. CSAPR established federal trading programs for sources in multiple states, including Virginia, that replace the CAIR state and federal trading programs. The submitted SIP revision requests removal of state regulations that implemented the CAIR annual nitrogen oxides (NOX), ozone season NOX, and annual sulfur dioxide (SO2) trading programs from the Virginia SIP (as CSAPR has replaced CAIR). EPA is approving the SIP revision in accordance with the requirements of the Clean Air Act (CAA).
03/13/2018Proposed RuleENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCYEnvironmental Protection AgencyAir Plan Approval and Air Quality Designation; SC; Redesignation of the Greenville-Spartanburg Unclassifiable AreaOn January 22, 2018, the State of South Carolina, through the Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC), submitted a request for the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to redesignate the Greenville-Spartanburg, South Carolina fine...2018-05060FR-Doc-2018-05060Air-Plan-Approval-And-Air-Quality-Designation-Sc-Redesignation-Of-The-Greenville-SpartanburgOn January 22, 2018, the State of South Carolina, through the Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC), submitted a request for the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to redesignate the Greenville-Spartanburg, South Carolina fine particulate matter (PM2.5) unclassifiable area (hereinafter referred to as the ``Greenville Area'' or ``Area'') to unclassifiable/attainment for the 1997 primary and secondary annual PM2.5 national ambient air quality standards (NAAQS). The Greenville Area is comprised of Anderson, Greenville, and Spartanburg Counties in South Carolina. EPA now has sufficient data to determine that the Greenville Area is in attainment of the 1997 primary and secondary annual PM2.5 NAAQS. Therefore, EPA is proposing to approve the State's request and redesignate the Area to unclassifiable/attainment for the 1997 primary and secondary annual PM2.5 NAAQS based upon valid, quality- assured, and certified ambient air monitoring data showing that the PM2.5 monitors in the Area are in compliance with the 1997 primary and secondary annual PM2.5 NAAQS.
03/13/2018RuleENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCYEnvironmental Protection AgencyAir Plan Approval; Ohio; Redesignation of the Delta, Ohio Area to Attainment of the 2008 Lead StandardThe Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is approving the State of Ohio's request to redesignate the portion of Fulton County, Ohio known as the Delta nonattainment area (Delta area) to attainment of the 2008 National Ambient Air Quality Standards...2018-05057FR-Doc-2018-05057Air-Plan-Approval-Ohio-Redesignation-Of-The-Delta-Ohio-Area-To-Attainment-Of-The-2008-Lead-StandardThe Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is approving the State of Ohio's request to redesignate the portion of Fulton County, Ohio known as the Delta nonattainment area (Delta area) to attainment of the 2008 National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS or standard) for lead. EPA is also approving, as meeting Clean Air Act (CAA) requirements, the maintenance plan and related elements of the redesignation, reasonably available control measure (RACM)/reasonably available control technology (RACT) measures and a comprehensive emissions inventory. EPA is taking these actions in accordance with the CAA and EPA's implementation regulations regarding the 2008 lead NAAQS.
03/13/2018Proposed RuleENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCYEnvironmental Protection AgencyAir Plan Approval; Tennessee: Volatile Organic CompoundsThe Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to approve a portion of a revision to the Hamilton County portion of the Tennessee State Implementation Plan (SIP) submitted by the State of Tennessee through the Tennessee Department of...2018-04932FR-Doc-2018-04932Air-Plan-Approval-Tennessee-Volatile-Organic-CompoundsThe Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to approve a portion of a revision to the Hamilton County portion of the Tennessee State Implementation Plan (SIP) submitted by the State of Tennessee through the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation from Chattanooga/Hamilton County Air Pollution Control Bureau on June 25, 2008. The revision amends the definition of ``volatile organic compounds'' (VOC) to be consistent with state and federal regulations. This action is being taken pursuant to the Clean Air Act (CAA or Act).
03/12/2018RuleENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCYEnvironmental Protection AgencyOil and Natural Gas Sector: Emission Standards for New, Reconstructed, and Modified Sources; AmendmentsThis action finalizes amendments of certain requirements that are contained within the final rule titled ``Oil and Natural Gas Sector: Emission Standards for New, Reconstructed, and Modified Sources,'' published in the Federal Register on June 3, 2016...2018-04431FR-Doc-2018-04431Oil-And-Natural-Gas-Sector-Emission-Standards-For-New-Reconstructed-And-Modified-Sources-AmendmentsThis action finalizes amendments of certain requirements that are contained within the final rule titled ``Oil and Natural Gas Sector: Emission Standards for New, Reconstructed, and Modified Sources,'' published in the Federal Register on June 3, 2016 (2016 Rule). The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is finalizing amendments of two narrow provisions of the requirements for the collection of fugitive emission components at well sites and compressor stations: Removes the requirement for completion of delayed repair during unscheduled or emergency vent blowdowns, and provides separate monitoring requirements for well sites located on the Alaskan North Slope.
03/12/2018RuleENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCYEnvironmental Protection AgencyApproval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Virginia; Amendment to Ambient Air Quality Standard for OzoneThe Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is taking final action to approve a revision to the Commonwealth of Virginia state implementation plan (SIP). This revision consists of an amendment to Virginia's SIP to incorporate by reference, the most...2018-04422FR-Doc-2018-04422Approval-And-Promulgation-Of-Air-Quality-Implementation-Plans-Virginia-Amendment-To-Ambient-AirThe Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is taking final action to approve a revision to the Commonwealth of Virginia state implementation plan (SIP). This revision consists of an amendment to Virginia's SIP to incorporate by reference, the most recent federal ambient air quality standard for ozone. EPA is approving this revision in accordance with the requirements of the Clean Air Act (CAA).
03/12/2018Proposed RuleENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCYEnvironmental Protection AgencyApproval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Virginia; Emissions Statement Rule Certification for the 2008 Ozone National Ambient Air Quality StandardThe Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to approve a state implementation plan (SIP) revision formally submitted by the Commonwealth of Virginia (Virginia). Under the Clean Air Act (CAA), states' SIPs must require stationary sources in...2018-04812FR-Doc-2018-04812Approval-And-Promulgation-Of-Air-Quality-Implementation-Plans-Virginia-Emissions-Statement-RuleThe Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to approve a state implementation plan (SIP) revision formally submitted by the Commonwealth of Virginia (Virginia). Under the Clean Air Act (CAA), states' SIPs must require stationary sources in ozone nonattainment areas classified as marginal or above to report annual emissions of nitrogen oxides (NOX) and volatile organic compounds (VOC). This emissions statement requirement also applies to stationary sources located in the Ozone Transport Region (OTR) that emit or have the potential to emit at least 50 tons per year (tpy) of VOC or 100 tpy of NOX. The SIP revision provides Virginia's certification that its existing emissions statement program satisfies the emissions statement requirements of the CAA for the 2008 ozone National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS). EPA is proposing to approve Virginia's emissions statement program certification for the 2008 ozone NAAQS as a SIP revision in accordance with the requirements of the CAA.
03/12/2018Proposed RuleENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCYEnvironmental Protection AgencyApproval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Pennsylvania; Emissions Statement Requirement for the 2008 Ozone StandardThe Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to approve a state implementation plan (SIP) revision submitted by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. This revision fulfills Pennsylvania's emissions statement requirement for the 2008 ozone...2018-04813FR-Doc-2018-04813Approval-And-Promulgation-Of-Air-Quality-Implementation-Plans-Pennsylvania-Emissions-StatementThe Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to approve a state implementation plan (SIP) revision submitted by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. This revision fulfills Pennsylvania's emissions statement requirement for the 2008 ozone national ambient air quality standard (NAAQS). This action is being taken under the Clean Air Act (CAA).
03/09/2018RuleENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCYEnvironmental Protection AgencyWashington: Authorization of State Hazardous Waste Management Program RevisionsWashington applied to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for final authorization of certain changes to its hazardous waste program under the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act, as amended, (RCRA). The EPA reviewed Washington's application,...2018-04702FR-Doc-2018-04702Washington-Authorization-Of-State-Hazardous-Waste-Management-Program-RevisionsWashington applied to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for final authorization of certain changes to its hazardous waste program under the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act, as amended, (RCRA). The EPA reviewed Washington's application, and has determined that these changes satisfy all requirements needed to qualify for final authorization. The EPA sought public comment under Docket number EPA- R10-RCRA-2017-0285 from July 13, 2017 to August 14, 2017 and from September 25, 2017 to October 25, 2017, prior to taking this final action to authorize these changes. The EPA received one comment which was responded to but was not applicable to this authorization action.
03/09/2018RuleENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCYEnvironmental Protection AgencyImplementation of the 2015 National Ambient Air Quality Standards for Ozone: Nonattainment Area Classifications ApproachIn this final rule, the EPA is establishing the air quality thresholds that define the classifications assigned to all nonattainment areas for the 2015 ozone national ambient air quality standards (NAAQS) (the ``2015 ozone NAAQS'') promulgated on...2018-04810FR-Doc-2018-04810Implementation-Of-The-2015-National-Ambient-Air-Quality-Standards-For-Ozone-Nonattainment-AreaIn this final rule, the EPA is establishing the air quality thresholds that define the classifications assigned to all nonattainment areas for the 2015 ozone national ambient air quality standards (NAAQS) (the ``2015 ozone NAAQS'') promulgated on October 1, 2015. This final rule also establishes the timing of attainment dates for each nonattainment area classification.
03/07/2018RuleENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCYEnvironmental Protection AgencyFluopicolide; Pesticide TolerancesThis regulation establishes tolerances for residues of fluopicolide in or on multiple commodities which are identified and discussed later in this document. In addition, this regulation removes several previously established tolerances that are...2018-04533FR-Doc-2018-04533Fluopicolide-Pesticide-TolerancesThis regulation establishes tolerances for residues of fluopicolide in or on multiple commodities which are identified and discussed later in this document. In addition, this regulation removes several previously established tolerances that are superseded by this final rule. Interregional Research Project Number 4 (IR-4) requested these tolerances under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA).
03/07/2018RuleENVIRONMENTAL 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 Standards; WithdrawalThe Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) received adverse comment on the direct final rule titled ``Protection of Stratospheric Ozone: Revision to References for Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Sector to Incorporate Latest Edition of Certain...2018-04521FR-Doc-2018-04521Protection-Of-Stratospheric-Ozone-Revision-To-References-For-Refrigeration-And-Air-ConditioningThe Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) received adverse comment on the direct final rule titled ``Protection of Stratospheric Ozone: Revision to References for Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Sector to Incorporate Latest Edition of Certain Industry, Consensus- based Standards,'' published on December 11, 2017. Therefore, through this document we are withdrawing that direct final rule.
03/06/2018RuleENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCYEnvironmental Protection AgencyKasugamycin; Pesticide TolerancesThis regulation establishes tolerances for residues of kasugamycin in or on the cherry subgroup 12-12A and walnut. The Interregional Research Project Number 4 (IR-4) requested these tolerances under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA).2018-04529FR-Doc-2018-04529Kasugamycin-Pesticide-TolerancesThis regulation establishes tolerances for residues of kasugamycin in or on the cherry subgroup 12-12A and walnut. The Interregional Research Project Number 4 (IR-4) requested these tolerances under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA).
03/06/2018Proposed 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.2018-04522FR-Doc-2018-04522Receipt-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.
03/06/2018RuleENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCYEnvironmental Protection AgencyAir Quality Plans; Pennsylvania; Lebanon County 2012 Fine Particulate Matter Standard Determination of AttainmentThe Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is making a final determination that the Lebanon County, Pennsylvania nonattainment area (the Lebanon County Area) has attained the 2012 annual fine particulate matter (PM2.5) national ambient air...2018-04424FR-Doc-2018-04424Air-Quality-Plans-Pennsylvania-Lebanon-County-2012-Fine-Particulate-Matter-Standard-Determination-OfThe Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is making a final determination that the Lebanon County, Pennsylvania nonattainment area (the Lebanon County Area) has attained the 2012 annual fine particulate matter (PM2.5) national ambient air quality standards (NAAQS). This determination of attainment, also known as a clean data determination, is based on quality assured and certified ambient air quality data for the 2014-2016 monitoring period. The effect of this determination of attainment suspends certain planning requirements for the area, including the requirement to submit an attainment demonstration and associated reasonably available control measures (RACM), a reasonable further progress (RFP) plan, and contingency measures. These requirements would be suspended for as long as the area continues to meet the 2012 annual PM2.5 NAAQS. This action is not a redesignation to attainment for the area. This action is being taken under the Clean Air Act (CAA).
03/06/2018RuleENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCYEnvironmental Protection AgencyLipochitooligosaccharide (LCO) SP104; Exemption From the Requirement of a ToleranceThis regulation establishes an exemption from the requirement of a tolerance for lipochitooligosaccharide (LCO) SP104 in or on all food commodities when used in accordance with label directions and good agricultural practices. Monsanto Company...2018-04534FR-Doc-2018-04534Lipochitooligosaccharide-Lco-Sp104-Exemption-From-The-Requirement-Of-A-ToleranceThis regulation establishes an exemption from the requirement of a tolerance for lipochitooligosaccharide (LCO) SP104 in or on all food commodities when used in accordance with label directions and good agricultural practices. Monsanto Company 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 LCO SP104 under FFDCA.
03/06/2018RuleENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCYEnvironmental Protection AgencyAir Plan Approval; Massachusetts; Logan Airport Parking FreezeThe Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is approving a State Implementation Plan (SIP) revision submitted by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. This SIP revision increases the total number of commercial parking spaces allowed in the Logan Airport...2018-04488FR-Doc-2018-04488Air-Plan-Approval-Massachusetts-Logan-Airport-Parking-FreezeThe Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is approving a State Implementation Plan (SIP) revision submitted by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. This SIP revision increases the total number of commercial parking spaces allowed in the Logan Airport Parking Freeze area by 5,000 parking spaces. The intended effect of this action is to reduce carbon monoxide (CO) and nitrogen oxide (NOX) emissions by reducing the increased vehicle miles traveled (VMT) resulting from insufficient available parking at Logan Airport. This action is being taken under the Clean Air Act.
03/05/2018RuleENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCYEnvironmental Protection AgencyApproval of California Air Plan Revisions, Northern Sierra Air Quality Management DistrictThe Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is taking final action to approve a revision to the Northern Sierra Air Quality Management District (NSAQMD) portion of the California State Implementation Plan (SIP). This revision concerns emissions of...2018-04316FR-Doc-2018-04316Approval-Of-California-Air-Plan-Revisions-Northern-Sierra-Air-Quality-Management-DistrictThe Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is taking final action to approve a revision to the Northern Sierra Air Quality Management District (NSAQMD) portion of the California State Implementation Plan (SIP). This revision concerns emissions of particulate matter (PM) from wood burning devices. We are approving a local rule that regulates these emission sources under the Clean Air Act (CAA or the Act).
03/05/2018Proposed RuleENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCYEnvironmental Protection AgencyApproval of Section 112(l) Authority for Hazardous Air Pollutants; Perchloroethylene Air Emission Standards for Dry Cleaning Facilities; State of VermontThe Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to grant the Vermont Department of Environmental Conservation (VT DEC) the authority to implement and enforce, with respect to area sources only, the Vermont Perchloroethylene Dry Cleaning Rule in...2018-04276FR-Doc-2018-04276Approval-Of-Section-112l-Authority-For-Hazardous-Air-Pollutants-Perchloroethylene-Air-EmissionThe Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to grant the Vermont Department of Environmental Conservation (VT DEC) the authority to implement and enforce, with respect to area sources only, the Vermont Perchloroethylene Dry Cleaning Rule in place of the National Emissions Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants for Perchloroethylene Dry Cleaning Facilities (Dry Cleaning NESHAP). Pursuant to the Clean Air Act (CAA), the VT DEC submitted a request for approval to implement and enforce Vermont's Perchloroethylene Dry Cleaning Rule of the Vermont Air Pollution Control Regulations as a partial substitution for the National Emissions Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants for Perchloroethylene Dry Cleaning Facilities (Dry Cleaning NESHAP), as it applies to area sources. EPA has reviewed this request and is proposing to determine that the Vermont Perchloroethylene Dry Cleaning Rule satisfies the requirements necessary for partial rule substitution. Thus, EPA is hereby proposing to grant VT DEC's request. This action would not affect the authority of any party to implement and enforce the Dry Cleaning NESHAP with respect to major source dry cleaners. This approval would make the Vermont Perchloroethylene Dry Cleaning Rule federally enforceable in Vermont.
03/05/2018RuleENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCYEnvironmental Protection AgencyApproval of Section 112(l) Authority for Hazardous Air Pollutants; Perchloroethylene Air Emission Standards for Dry Cleaning Facilities; State of VermontThe Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is taking direct final action to grant the Vermont Department of Environmental Conservation (VT DEC) the authority to implement and enforce, with respect to area sources only, the Vermont Perchloroethylene Dry...2018-04277FR-Doc-2018-04277Approval-Of-Section-112l-Authority-For-Hazardous-Air-Pollutants-Perchloroethylene-Air-EmissionThe Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is taking direct final action to grant the Vermont Department of Environmental Conservation (VT DEC) the authority to implement and enforce, with respect to area sources only, the Vermont Perchloroethylene Dry Cleaning Rule in place of the National Emissions Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants for Perchloroethylene Dry Cleaning Facilities (Dry Cleaning NESHAP). Pursuant to the Clean Air Act (CAA), the VT DEC submitted a request for approval to implement and enforce the Perchloroethylene Dry Cleaning Rule of the Vermont Air Pollution Control Regulations as a partial substitution for the National Emissions Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants for Perchloroethylene Dry Cleaning Facilities (Dry Cleaning NESHAP), as it applies to area sources. EPA has reviewed this request and has determined that the Vermont Perchloroethylene Dry Cleaning Rule satisfies the requirements necessary for partial rule substitution. Thus, EPA is hereby granting VT DEC's request. This action does not affect the authority of any party to implement and enforce the Dry Cleaning NESHAP with respect to major source dry cleaners. This approval makes the Vermont Perchloroethylene Dry Cleaning Rule federally enforceable in Vermont.
03/02/2018Proposed RuleENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCYEnvironmental Protection AgencyAir Plan Approval; Rhode Island; Enhanced Motor Vehicle Inspection and Maintenance Program; Reopening of Comment PeriodThe Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is reopening the public comment period for the proposed approval of Rhode Island's enhanced motor vehicle inspection and maintenance program State Implementation Plan (SIP) revision. The proposed rule published...2018-04264FR-Doc-2018-04264Air-Plan-Approval-Rhode-Island-Enhanced-Motor-Vehicle-Inspection-And-Maintenance-Program-ReopeningThe Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is reopening the public comment period for the proposed approval of Rhode Island's enhanced motor vehicle inspection and maintenance program State Implementation Plan (SIP) revision. The proposed rule published in the Federal Register on November 14, 2017. Written comments on the proposed rule were to be submitted to EPA on or before December 14, 2017. The purpose of this document is to reopen the comment period for an additional 30 days. This extension of the comment period is provided to allow the public additional time to provide comment on the November 14, 2017 proposed rule.
03/01/2018Proposed RuleENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCYEnvironmental Protection AgencyAir Plan Approval; Virginia; Regional Haze Plan and Visibility for the 2010 SO2The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to approve a state implementation plan (SIP) revision submitted by the Commonwealth of Virginia (the Commonwealth or Virginia) that changes reliance on the Clean Air Interstate Rule (CAIR) to...2018-04185FR-Doc-2018-04185Air-Plan-Approval-Virginia-Regional-Haze-Plan-And-Visibility-For-The-2010-So2The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to approve a state implementation plan (SIP) revision submitted by the Commonwealth of Virginia (the Commonwealth or Virginia) that changes reliance on the Clean Air Interstate Rule (CAIR) to reliance on the Cross-State Air Pollution Rule (CSAPR) to address certain regional haze requirements. EPA's approval of this SIP revision would convert the Agency's limited approval/limited disapproval of Virginia's regional haze SIP to a full approval. EPA is also proposing to approve the visibility element 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). These proposed actions are supported by EPA's recent final determination that a state's participation in CSAPR continues to meet the Regional Haze Rule's (RHR) criteria to qualify as an alternative to the application of best available retrofit technology (BART). This action is being taken under the Clean Air Act (CAA).
03/01/2018RuleENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCYEnvironmental Protection AgencyAir Plan Approval; Illinois; Redesignation of the Illinois Portion of the St. Louis-St. Charles-Farmington, Missouri-Illinois Area to Attainment of the 2008 Ozone StandardThe Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is taking final action to find that the St. Louis-St. Charles-Farmington, Missouri- Illinois (MO-IL) area, ``the St. Louis area,'' is attaining the 2008 ozone National Ambient Air Quality Standard (NAAQS or...2018-04094FR-Doc-2018-04094Air-Plan-Approval-Illinois-Redesignation-Of-The-Illinois-Portion-Of-The-St-Louis-StThe Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is taking final action to find that the St. Louis-St. Charles-Farmington, Missouri- Illinois (MO-IL) area, ``the St. Louis area,'' is attaining the 2008 ozone National Ambient Air Quality Standard (NAAQS or standard) and is redesignating the Illinois portion of the St. Louis area, ``the Metro- East area,'' to attainment for the 2008 ozone NAAQS because the Metro- East area meets the statutory requirements for redesignation under the Clean Air Act (CAA). The St. Louis area includes Madison, Monroe and St. Clair Counties in Illinois (the Metro-East area), and Franklin, Jefferson, St. Charles, and St. Louis Counties and the City of St. Louis in Missouri. (EPA will address the Missouri portion of the St. Louis area in a separate rulemaking action.) EPA is also approving, as a revision to the Illinois State Implementation Plan (SIP), the State's plan for maintaining the 2008 ozone standard through 2030 in the St. Louis area. Finally, EPA finds adequate and is approving, as a SIP revision, the State's 2030 volatile organic compound (VOC) and oxides of nitrogen (NOX) Motor Vehicle Emission Budgets (MVEBs) for the Metro-East area. The Illinois Environmental Protection Agency (IEPA) submitted the SIP revision and request to redesignate the Metro- East area on May 8, 2017. EPA proposed this action on December 8, 2017 and received two public comments in response that are not relevant to this action.
03/01/2018Proposed RuleENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCYEnvironmental Protection AgencyApproval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; New Jersey; Infrastructure Requirements for the 2008 Lead, 2008 Ozone, 2010 Nitrogen Dioxide, 2010 Sulfur Dioxide, 2011 Carbon Monoxide, 2006 PM10The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to approve elements of New Jersey's State Implementation Plan (SIP) revision submitted regarding the infrastructure requirements of section 110(a)(1) and (2) of the Clean Air Act (CAA) for the 2008...2018-04191FR-Doc-2018-04191Approval-And-Promulgation-Of-Air-Quality-Implementation-Plans-New-Jersey-Infrastructure-RequirementsThe Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to approve elements of New Jersey's State Implementation Plan (SIP) revision submitted regarding the infrastructure requirements of section 110(a)(1) and (2) of the Clean Air Act (CAA) for the 2008 lead, 2008 ozone, 2010 nitrogen dioxide, 2010 sulfur dioxide, 2011 carbon monoxide, 2006 particulate matter of 10 microns or less (PM10), and 2012 particulate matter of 2.5 microns or less (PM2.5) National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS). The EPA is also proposing to approve three infrastructure requirements of the 1997 ozone and the 1997 and 2006 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.
03/01/2018Proposed RuleENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCYEnvironmental Protection AgencyReceipt of a Pesticide Petition Filed for Residues of Pesticide Chemicals in or on Various CommoditiesThis document announces the Agency's receipt of an initial filing of a pesticide petition requesting the establishment or modification of regulations for residues of pesticide chemicals in or on various commodities.2018-04194FR-Doc-2018-04194Receipt-Of-A-Pesticide-Petition-Filed-For-Residues-Of-Pesticide-Chemicals-In-Or-On-VariousThis document announces the Agency's receipt of an initial filing of a pesticide petition requesting the establishment or modification of regulations for residues of pesticide chemicals in or on various commodities.
03/01/2018RuleENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCYEnvironmental Protection AgencyDetermination To Defer Sanctions; Bay Area Air Quality Management DistrictThe EPA is making an interim final determination to defer imposition of sanctions based on a proposed determination, published elsewhere in this Federal Register, that the California Air Resources Board (CARB) has submitted rules on behalf of the Bay...2018-04111FR-Doc-2018-04111Determination-To-Defer-Sanctions-Bay-Area-Air-Quality-Management-DistrictThe EPA is making an interim final determination to defer imposition of sanctions based on a proposed determination, published elsewhere in this Federal Register, that the California Air Resources Board (CARB) has submitted rules on behalf of the Bay Area Air Quality Management District (BAAQMD or District) that satisfy the requirements of part D of the Clean Air Act (CAA or Act) permitting program for areas under the jurisdiction of the BAAQMD.
03/01/2018RuleENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCYEnvironmental Protection AgencyMethyl Bromide; Pesticide Tolerances for Emergency ExemptionsThis regulation establishes time-limited tolerances for residues of the fumigant methyl bromide, including its metabolites and degradates in or on post-harvest imported/domestic agricultural commodities. This action is in response to EPA's granting...2018-04193FR-Doc-2018-04193Methyl-Bromide-Pesticide-Tolerances-For-Emergency-ExemptionsThis regulation establishes time-limited tolerances for residues of the fumigant methyl bromide, including its metabolites and degradates in or on post-harvest imported/domestic agricultural commodities. This action is in response to EPA's granting quarantine exemptions under the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA) authorizing use of the pesticide on specified agricultural commodities. This regulation establishes a maximum permissible level for residues of methyl bromide in or on these commodities. The time- limited tolerances expire on December 31, 2020.
03/01/2018Proposed RuleENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCYEnvironmental Protection AgencyRevisions to California State Implementation Plan; Bay Area Air Quality Management District; Stationary Sources; New Source ReviewThe Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to approve revisions to the Bay Area Air Quality Management District (BAAQMD or District) portion of the California State Implementation Plan (SIP). These revisions concern permit program rules...2018-04112FR-Doc-2018-04112Revisions-To-California-State-Implementation-Plan-Bay-Area-Air-Quality-Management-DistrictThe Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to approve revisions to the Bay Area Air Quality Management District (BAAQMD or District) portion of the California State Implementation Plan (SIP). These revisions concern permit program rules governing the issuance of permits for stationary sources, including review and permitting of major sources and major modifications under parts C and D of title I of the Clean Air Act (CAA). The revisions correct deficiencies in BAAQMD Regulation 2, Rules 1 and 2, and Regulation 2, Rule 4, previously identified by the EPA in final rules dated August 1, 2016, and December 4, 2017, respectively. We are proposing to approve revisions that correct the identified deficiencies.
03/01/2018RuleENVIRONMENTAL 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 Maryland Portion of the Philadelphia-Wilmington-Atlantic City Nonattainment AreaThe Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is approving the 2011 base year inventory for the Maryland portion of the Philadelphia- Wilmington-Atlantic City marginal nonattainment area for the 2008 8- hour ozone national ambient air quality standard...2018-04184FR-Doc-2018-04184Approval-And-Promulgation-Of-Air-Quality-Implementation-Plans-Maryland-2011-Base-Year-Inventory-ForThe Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is approving the 2011 base year inventory for the Maryland portion of the Philadelphia- Wilmington-Atlantic City marginal nonattainment area for the 2008 8- hour ozone national ambient air quality standard (NAAQS). The State of Maryland submitted the emission inventory, which included the ozone precursors, nitrogen oxides (NOX) and volatile organic compounds (VOC), as well as several other pollutants, through the Maryland Department of the Environment (MDE) to meet the nonattainment requirements for marginal ozone nonattainment areas for the 2008 8-hour ozone NAAQS. EPA is approving the 2011 base year NOX and VOC 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).
02/28/2018RuleENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCYEnvironmental Protection AgencyAir Plan Approval; Illinois; Rule Part 225, Control of Emissions From Large Combustion SourcesThe Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is approving a revision to the Illinois state implementation plan (SIP) to amend requirements applicable to certain coal-fired electric generating units (EGUs). These amendments require the Will County 3 and...2018-03991FR-Doc-2018-03991Air-Plan-Approval-Illinois-Rule-Part-225-Control-Of-Emissions-From-Large-Combustion-SourcesThe Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is approving a revision to the Illinois state implementation plan (SIP) to amend requirements applicable to certain coal-fired electric generating units (EGUs). These amendments require the Will County 3 and Joliet 6, 7, and 8 EGUs to permanently cease combusting coal; allow other subject EGUs to cease combusting coal as an alternative means of compliance with mercury emission standards; allows the transfer of an existing sulfur dioxide (SO2) control technology requirement exemption from Joliet 6 EGU to Will County 4 EGU; require all subject EGUs to comply with a group annual nitrogen oxide (NOX) emission rate; and require only those subject EGUs that combust coal to comply with a group annual SO2 emission rate. EPA proposed this action on August 31, 2017, and received two public comments in response.
02/28/2018RuleENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCYEnvironmental Protection AgencyAir Plan Approval; Indiana; Indiana NSR/PSD; Indiana PM2.5This action corrects codification errors for New Source Review (NSR) and Prevention of Significant Deterioration (PSD) rules in the Indiana State Implementation Plan (SIP).2018-03993FR-Doc-2018-03993Air-Plan-Approval-Indiana-Indiana-Nsrpsd-Indiana-Pm25This action corrects codification errors for New Source Review (NSR) and Prevention of Significant Deterioration (PSD) rules in the Indiana State Implementation Plan (SIP).
02/28/2018RuleENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCYEnvironmental Protection AgencyTitanium Dioxide; Exemption From the Requirement of a ToleranceThis regulation establishes an exemption from the requirement of a tolerance for residues of titanium dioxide (CAS Reg. No. 13463-67- 7) in pre-harvest crops when used as an inert ingredient (colorant) at a concentration of not more than 45% in foliar...2018-04108FR-Doc-2018-04108Titanium-Dioxide-Exemption-From-The-Requirement-Of-A-ToleranceThis regulation establishes an exemption from the requirement of a tolerance for residues of titanium dioxide (CAS Reg. No. 13463-67- 7) in pre-harvest crops when used as an inert ingredient (colorant) at a concentration of not more than 45% in foliar applications of pesticide formulations containing anthraquinone. Landis International, Inc., on behalf of Arkion Life Sciences, LLC 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.
02/27/2018Proposed RuleENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCYEnvironmental Protection AgencyApproval and Promulgation of Implementation Plans; Texas; Approval of Texas Motor Vehicle Rule RevisionsPursuant to the Federal Clean Air Act (CAA or the Act), the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to approve revisions submitted by the State of Texas that affect the Texas State Implementation Plan (SIP) concerning Texas' motor vehicle...2018-03973FR-Doc-2018-03973Approval-And-Promulgation-Of-Implementation-Plans-Texas-Approval-Of-Texas-Motor-Vehicle-RulePursuant to the Federal Clean Air Act (CAA or the Act), the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to approve revisions submitted by the State of Texas that affect the Texas State Implementation Plan (SIP) concerning Texas' motor vehicle air pollution rules and retail gasoline dispensing labeling requirements for El Paso. The revisions are non-substantive in nature and do not affect implementation of federal requirements.
02/27/2018Proposed RuleENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCYEnvironmental Protection AgencyApproval and Promulgation of Implementation Plans; California; California Mobile Source RegulationsThe Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to approve a submittal by the State of California (``State'') to revise its State Implementation Plan (SIP). The submittal consists of State regulations establishing standards and other...2018-03992FR-Doc-2018-03992Approval-And-Promulgation-Of-Implementation-Plans-California-California-Mobile-Source-RegulationsThe Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to approve a submittal by the State of California (``State'') to revise its State Implementation Plan (SIP). The submittal consists of State regulations establishing standards and other requirements relating to the control of emissions from certain new and in-use on-road and off- road vehicles and engines. The EPA is proposing to approve the SIP revision because the regulations meet the applicable requirements of the Clean Air Act. If finalized, approval of the regulations as part of the California SIP will make them federally enforceable.
02/27/2018Proposed 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.2018-03989FR-Doc-2018-03989Receipt-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.
02/27/2018RuleENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCYEnvironmental Protection AgencyApproval and Promulgation of Implementation Plans; Texas; Approval of Texas Motor Vehicle Rule RevisionsPursuant to the Federal Clean Air Act (CAA or the Act), the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is approving revisions submitted by the State of Texas that affect the Texas State Implementation Plan (SIP) concerning Texas' motor vehicle air pollution...2018-03974FR-Doc-2018-03974Approval-And-Promulgation-Of-Implementation-Plans-Texas-Approval-Of-Texas-Motor-Vehicle-RulePursuant to the Federal Clean Air Act (CAA or the Act), the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is approving revisions submitted by the State of Texas that affect the Texas State Implementation Plan (SIP) concerning Texas' motor vehicle air pollution rules and retail gasoline dispensing labeling requirements for El Paso. The revisions are non-substantive in nature and do not affect implementation of federal requirements.
02/26/2018Proposed RuleENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCYEnvironmental Protection AgencyUser Fees for the Administration of the Toxic Substances Control ActAs permissible under section 26(b) of the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA or the Act), the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA or the Agency) is proposing to set user fees applicable to any person required to submit information to EPA under the...2018-02928FR-Doc-2018-02928User-Fees-For-The-Administration-Of-The-Toxic-Substances-Control-ActAs permissible under section 26(b) of the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA or the Act), the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA or the Agency) is proposing to set user fees applicable to any person required to submit information to EPA under the TSCA section 4 or a notice, including an exemption or other information, to be reviewed by the Administrator under TSCA section 5, or who manufactures (including imports) a chemical substance that is the subject of a risk evaluation under TSCA section 6(b). This notice of proposed rulemaking provides a description of proposed TSCA fees and fee categories for fiscal years 2019, 2020, and 2021, and explains the methodology by which the proposed TSCA user fees were determined and would be determined for subsequent fiscal years. In proposing these new TSCA user fees, the Agency also proposes amending long standing user fee regulations governing the review of premanufacture notices, exemption applications and notices, and significant new use notices. After implementation of final TSCA user fees regulations, certain manufacturers and processors would be required to pay a prescribed fee for each notice, exemption application and data set submitted or chemical substance subject to a risk evaluation in order for EPA to recover certain costs associated with carrying out certain work under TSCA. With this action, EPA is also proposing standards for determining which persons qualify as small business concerns and thus would be subject to lower fee payments.
02/26/2018Proposed RuleENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCYEnvironmental Protection AgencyModification of Significant New Use of a Certain Chemical Substance; Extension of Comment PeriodEPA issued a proposed rule in the Federal Register of February 8, 2018, proposing to amend the significant new use rule (SNUR) under section 5(a)(2) of the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) for oxazolidine, 3,3'-methylenebis[5-methyl-, which was the...2018-03843FR-Doc-2018-03843Modification-Of-Significant-New-Use-Of-A-Certain-Chemical-Substance-Extension-Of-Comment-PeriodEPA issued a proposed rule in the Federal Register of February 8, 2018, proposing to amend the significant new use rule (SNUR) under section 5(a)(2) of the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) for oxazolidine, 3,3'-methylenebis[5-methyl-, which was the subject of a premanufacture notice (PMN) and a significant new use notice (SNUN). This document extends the comment period for 17 days and provides notice that EPA has added two documents to the docket.
02/23/2018RuleENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCYEnvironmental Protection AgencyDistillates (Petroleum), Solvent-Dewaxed Heavy Paraffinic; Exemption From the Requirement of a ToleranceThis regulation establishes an exemption from the requirement of a tolerance for residues of distillates (petroleum), solvent-dewaxed heavy paraffinic (CAS Reg. No. 64742-65-0) when used as an inert ingredient (carrier) in pesticide products applied to...2018-03759FR-Doc-2018-03759Distillates-Petroleum-Solvent-Dewaxed-Heavy-Paraffinic-Exemption-From-The-Requirement-Of-A-ToleranceThis regulation establishes an exemption from the requirement of a tolerance for residues of distillates (petroleum), solvent-dewaxed heavy paraffinic (CAS Reg. No. 64742-65-0) when used as an inert ingredient (carrier) in pesticide products applied to growing crops and raw agricultural commodities after harvest and to animals. SciReg., Inc., on behalf of HollyFrontier Refining & Marketing LLC, 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 distillates (petroleum), solvent- dewaxed heavy paraffinic when used in accordance with the terms of those exemptions.
02/23/2018Proposed RuleENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCYEnvironmental Protection AgencyAir Plan Approval; OR: Infrastructure Requirements for the 2010 Nitrogen Dioxide, 2010 Sulfur Dioxide, and 2012 Fine Particulate Matter StandardsWhenever a new or revised National Ambient Air Quality Standard (NAAQS) is promulgated, the Clean Air Act (CAA) requires states to submit a plan for the implementation, maintenance, and enforcement of the standard, commonly referred to as...2018-03675FR-Doc-2018-03675Air-Plan-Approval-Or-Infrastructure-Requirements-For-The-2010-Nitrogen-Dioxide-2010-Sulfur-DioxideWhenever a new or revised National Ambient Air Quality Standard (NAAQS) is promulgated, the Clean Air Act (CAA) requires states to submit a plan for the implementation, maintenance, and enforcement of the standard, commonly referred to as infrastructure requirements. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to approve the Oregon State Implementation Plan (SIP) as meeting infrastructure requirements for the 2010 nitrogen dioxide (NO2), 2010 sulfur dioxide (SO2), and 2012 fine particulate matter (PM2.5) NAAQS. The EPA is also proposing to approve, and incorporate by reference, rule changes made by the state to implement the PM2.5 NAAQS, relevant to this infrastructure action, and also the ozone NAAQS, which is unrelated to this action, but included for efficiency.
02/23/2018RuleENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCYEnvironmental Protection AgencyQuizalofop ethyl; Pesticide TolerancesThis regulation establishes tolerances for residues of quizalofop ethyl in or on the commodities wheat germ and milled byproducts, and increases the tolerances in or on wheat forage, hay, and straw. Albaugh, LLC requested these tolerances under the...2018-03760FR-Doc-2018-03760Quizalofop-Ethyl-Pesticide-TolerancesThis regulation establishes tolerances for residues of quizalofop ethyl in or on the commodities wheat germ and milled byproducts, and increases the tolerances in or on wheat forage, hay, and straw. Albaugh, LLC requested these tolerances under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA).
02/23/2018RuleENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCYEnvironmental Protection AgencyIndaziflam; Pesticide Tolerances for Emergency ExemptionsThis regulation establishes time-limited tolerances for residues of indaziflam in or on rangeland, pastures, and areas subject to the Conservation Reserve Program (CRP). This action is in response to EPA's granting of an emergency exemption under the...2018-03673FR-Doc-2018-03673Indaziflam-Pesticide-Tolerances-For-Emergency-ExemptionsThis regulation establishes time-limited tolerances for residues of indaziflam in or on rangeland, pastures, and areas subject to the Conservation Reserve Program (CRP). This action is in response to EPA's granting of an emergency exemption under the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA) authorizing use of the pesticide in or on grass, forage, fodder, and hay, group 17, forage and grass, forage, fodder, and hay, group 17, hay, grown in rangeland, pastures, and areas subject to the CRP. This regulation establishes a maximum permissible level for residues of indaziflam in or on these commodities. The time-limited tolerances expire on December 31, 2020.
02/22/2018RuleENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCYEnvironmental Protection AgencyMethyl-alpha-D-mannopyranoside (Alpha Methyl Mannoside); Exemption From the Requirement of a ToleranceThis regulation establishes an exemption from the requirement of a tolerance for residues of the biochemical methyl-alpha-D- mannopyranoside (alpha methyl mannoside) in or on all raw agricultural commodities when applied/used as a plant growth...2018-03671FR-Doc-2018-03671Methyl-Alpha-D-Mannopyranoside-Alpha-Methyl-Mannoside-Exemption-From-The-Requirement-Of-A-ToleranceThis regulation establishes an exemption from the requirement of a tolerance for residues of the biochemical methyl-alpha-D- mannopyranoside (alpha methyl mannoside) in or on all raw agricultural commodities when applied/used as a plant growth regulator. BRANDT iHammer 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 alpha methyl mannoside.
02/22/2018RuleENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCYEnvironmental Protection AgencyApproval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Virginia; Revisions To Implement the Revocation of the 1997 Ozone NAAQSThe Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is taking final action to approve revisions to the Commonwealth of Virginia (Virginia) state implementation plan (SIP). The revisions are related to the implementation of the 2008 ozone national ambient air...2018-03524FR-Doc-2018-03524Approval-And-Promulgation-Of-Air-Quality-Implementation-Plans-Virginia-Revisions-To-Implement-TheThe Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is taking final action to approve revisions to the Commonwealth of Virginia (Virginia) state implementation plan (SIP). The revisions are related to the implementation of the 2008 ozone national ambient air quality standards (NAAQS or standards) and the revocation of the 1997 ozone NAAQS. EPA is approving these revisions updating the Virginia SIP to reflect the revocation of the 1997 ozone NAAQS in accordance with the requirements of the Clean Air Act (CAA).
02/22/2018RuleENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCYEnvironmental Protection AgencyApproval of Arizona Air Plan Revisions, Arizona Department of Environmental QualityThe Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is taking final action to approve a revision to the Arizona Department of Environmental Quality (ADEQ) portion of the Arizona State Implementation Plan (SIP). This revision concerns emissions of lead-bearing...2018-03526FR-Doc-2018-03526Approval-Of-Arizona-Air-Plan-Revisions-Arizona-Department-Of-Environmental-QualityThe Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is taking final action to approve a revision to the Arizona Department of Environmental Quality (ADEQ) portion of the Arizona State Implementation Plan (SIP). This revision concerns emissions of lead-bearing fugitive dust from roads, storage piles and other activities associated with the primary copper smelter located in Hayden, Arizona. We are approving a state rule and associated appendix to regulate these emissions under the Clean Air Act (CAA or the Act).
02/21/2018RuleENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCYEnvironmental Protection AgencyFinancial Responsibility Requirements Under CERCLA Section 108(b) for Classes of Facilities in the Hardrock Mining IndustryThe Environmental Protection Agency (EPA or Agency) is announcing its decision to not issue final regulations on its proposed regulations for financial responsibility requirements applicable to hardrock mining facilities that were published on January...2017-26514FR-Doc-2017-26514Financial-Responsibility-Requirements-Under-Cercla-Section-108b-For-Classes-Of-Facilities-In-TheThe Environmental Protection Agency (EPA or Agency) is announcing its decision to not issue final regulations on its proposed regulations for financial responsibility requirements applicable to hardrock mining facilities that were published on January 11, 2017. This decision is based on the record for this rulemaking. This final rulemaking is the Agency's final action on the proposed rule.
02/20/2018RuleENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCYEnvironmental Protection AgencyQuizalofop ethyl; Pesticide TolerancesThis regulation establishes tolerances for residues of quizalofop ethyl in or on field corn forage, grain, and stover. E.I. du Pont de Nemours and Company requested these tolerances under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA).2018-03412FR-Doc-2018-03412Quizalofop-Ethyl-Pesticide-TolerancesThis regulation establishes tolerances for residues of quizalofop ethyl in or on field corn forage, grain, and stover. E.I. du Pont de Nemours and Company requested these tolerances under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA).
02/20/2018Proposed RuleENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCYEnvironmental Protection AgencyApproval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Maryland; Emissions Statement Requirement for the 2008 Ozone StandardThe Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to approve a state implementation plan (SIP) revision submitted by the State of Maryland. This revision fulfills Maryland's emissions statement requirement for the 2008 ozone national ambient air...2018-03416FR-Doc-2018-03416Approval-And-Promulgation-Of-Air-Quality-Implementation-Plans-Maryland-Emissions-StatementThe Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to approve a state implementation plan (SIP) revision submitted by the State of Maryland. This revision fulfills Maryland's emissions statement requirement for the 2008 ozone national ambient air quality standard (NAAQS). This action is being taken under the Clean Air Act (CAA).
02/20/2018Proposed RuleENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCYEnvironmental Protection AgencyOklahoma: Approval of Coal Combustion Residuals State Permit Program; Extension of Comment PeriodThe Environmental Protection Agency (EPA or the Agency) is extending the comment period on EPA's proposal to approve Oklahoma's Coal Combustion Residuals (CCR) State Permit Program. The notice announcing this proposed approval was published on January...2018-03274FR-Doc-2018-03274Oklahoma-Approval-Of-Coal-Combustion-Residuals-State-Permit-Program-Extension-Of-Comment-PeriodThe Environmental Protection Agency (EPA or the Agency) is extending the comment period on EPA's proposal to approve Oklahoma's Coal Combustion Residuals (CCR) State Permit Program. The notice announcing this proposed approval was published on January 16, 2018, and the public comment period was scheduled to end on March 2, 2018. However, a number of public interest groups have requested additional time to review Oklahoma's application for a CCR State Permit Program and to develop and submit comments. Therefore, in response to the request for additional time, EPA is extending the comment period, so that comments are now due on or before March 19, 2018.
02/20/2018Proposed RuleENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCYEnvironmental Protection AgencyClean Water Act Coverage of \u201cDischarges of Pollutants\u201d via a Direct Hydrologic Connection to Surface WaterThe Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is requesting comment on the Agency's previous statements regarding the Clean Water Act (CWA) and whether pollutant discharges from point sources that reach jurisdictional surface waters via groundwater or...2018-03407FR-Doc-2018-03407Clean-Water-Act-Coverage-Of-Discharges-Of-Pollutants-Via-A-Direct-Hydrologic-Connection-To-SurfaceThe Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is requesting comment on the Agency's previous statements regarding the Clean Water Act (CWA) and whether pollutant discharges from point sources that reach jurisdictional surface waters via groundwater or other subsurface flow that has a direct hydrologic connection to the jurisdictional surface water may be subject to CWA regulation. EPA is requesting comment on whether the Agency should consider clarification or revision of those statements and if so, comment on how clarification or revision should be provided.
02/16/2018RuleENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCYEnvironmental Protection AgencyApproval and Revision of Air Quality Implementation Plans; State of New York; Regional Haze State and Federal Implementation PlansThe Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is approving a source-specific revision to the New York State Implementation Plan (SIP). The SIP revision establishes Best Available Retrofit Technology (BART) emission limits for sulfur dioxide that are...2018-03192FR-Doc-2018-03192Approval-And-Revision-Of-Air-Quality-Implementation-Plans-State-Of-New-York-Regional-Haze-State-AndThe Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is approving a source-specific revision to the New York State Implementation Plan (SIP). The SIP revision establishes Best Available Retrofit Technology (BART) emission limits for sulfur dioxide that are identical to those set by the EPA's Federal Implementation Plan (FIP) for the Roseton Generating Station, Units 1 and 2, which was promulgated in an action taken on August 28, 2012. The EPA finds that the SIP revision fulfills the requirements of the Clean Air Act and the EPA's Regional Haze Rule for Roseton Units 1 and 2. In conjunction with this approval, the EPA is withdrawing the FIP that addresses BART for Roseton Units 1 and 2.
02/16/2018RuleENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCYEnvironmental Protection AgencyNational Oil and Hazardous Substances Pollution Contingency Plan; National Priorities List: Deletion of the Hatheway & Patterson Superfund SiteThe Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 1 announces the deletion of the Hatheway & Patterson Superfund Site (Site) located in Mansfield and Foxborough, Massachusetts, from the National Priorities List (NPL). The NPL, promulgated pursuant to...2018-03275FR-Doc-2018-03275National-Oil-And-Hazardous-Substances-Pollution-Contingency-Plan-National-Priorities-List-DeletionThe Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 1 announces the deletion of the Hatheway & Patterson Superfund Site (Site) located in Mansfield and Foxborough, Massachusetts, 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 Massachusetts, through the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection (MassDEP), 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.
02/16/2018RuleENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCYEnvironmental Protection AgencyAir Plan Approval; Connecticut; Nonattainment New Source Review Permit Requirements for the 2008 8-Hour Ozone StandardThe Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is taking final action to approve the state implementation plan (SIP) revision submitted on March 9, 2017 by the Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (CT DEEP) addressing the...2018-03252FR-Doc-2018-03252Air-Plan-Approval-Connecticut-Nonattainment-New-Source-Review-Permit-Requirements-For-The-2008The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is taking final action to approve the state implementation plan (SIP) revision submitted on March 9, 2017 by the Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (CT DEEP) addressing the nonattainment new source review (NNSR) requirements for the 2008 8-hour ozone National Ambient Air Quality Standard (NAAQS). The SIP revision addresses both of Connecticut's ozone nonattainment areas for the 2008 ozone NAAQS; the Greater Connecticut area and the Connecticut portion of the New York-N. New Jersey-Long Island, NY-NJ-CT area. The Connecticut portion of the New York-N. New Jersey-Long Island, NY-NJ-CT ozone nonattainment area consists of Fairfield, New Haven, and Middlesex counties. The Greater Connecticut nonattainment area includes the rest of the State. This action is being taken pursuant to the Clean Air Act (CAA or Act) and its implementing regulations.
02/16/2018Proposed RuleENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCYEnvironmental Protection AgencyApproval and Promulgation of State Implementation Plans; Alaska; Regional Haze Progress ReportThe Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to approve a revision to the Alaska Regional Haze State Implementation Plan (SIP), submitted by the State of Alaska on March 10, 2016. Alaska submitted its Regional Haze Progress Report (``progress...2018-03269FR-Doc-2018-03269Approval-And-Promulgation-Of-State-Implementation-Plans-Alaska-Regional-Haze-Progress-ReportThe Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to approve a revision to the Alaska Regional Haze State Implementation Plan (SIP), submitted by the State of Alaska on March 10, 2016. Alaska submitted its Regional Haze Progress Report (``progress report'' or ``report'') and a negative declaration stating that further revision of the existing regional haze SIP is not needed at this time. Alaska submitted both the progress report and the negative declaration in the form of implementation plan revisions as required by federal regulations. The progress report addresses the federal Regional Haze Rule (RHR) requirements under the Clean Air Act (CAA) to submit a report describing progress in achieving reasonable progress goals (RPGs) established for regional haze and a determination of the adequacy of the state's existing plan addressing regional haze. We are also proposing to approve minor updates to the Enhanced Smoke Management Plan, Long-Term Strategy, and Commitment to Future 308 Plan Revision sections of the regional haze SIP, submitted concurrently with the progress report.
02/16/2018RuleENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCYEnvironmental Protection AgencyPendimethalin; Pesticide TolerancesThis regulation amends the tolerances for residues of pendimethalin in or on alfalfa, forage and alfalfa, hay. BASF Corporation requested these tolerances under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA).2018-03277FR-Doc-2018-03277Pendimethalin-Pesticide-TolerancesThis regulation amends the tolerances for residues of pendimethalin in or on alfalfa, forage and alfalfa, hay. BASF Corporation requested these tolerances under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA).
02/16/2018Proposed RuleENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCYEnvironmental Protection AgencyAir Plan Approval; Douglas, Arizona; Second 10-Year Sulfur Dioxide Maintenance PlanThe Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to approve, as part of the State Implementation Plan (SIP) for the State of Arizona, the second 10-year maintenance plan for the Douglas maintenance area for the 1971 National Ambient Air Quality...2018-03270FR-Doc-2018-03270Air-Plan-Approval-Douglas-Arizona-Second-10-Year-Sulfur-Dioxide-Maintenance-PlanThe Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to approve, as part of the State Implementation Plan (SIP) for the State of Arizona, the second 10-year maintenance plan for the Douglas maintenance area for the 1971 National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS or ``standards'') for sulfur dioxide (SO2).
02/16/2018RuleENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCYEnvironmental Protection AgencyAir Plan Approval; New Hampshire; Rules for Open Burning and IncineratorsThe Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is approving State Implementation Plan (SIP) revisions submitted by the State of New Hampshire on August 9, 2011 and July 23, 2013. These SIP revisions establish rules for open burning and establish emission...2018-03251FR-Doc-2018-03251Air-Plan-Approval-New-Hampshire-Rules-For-Open-Burning-And-IncineratorsThe Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is approving State Implementation Plan (SIP) revisions submitted by the State of New Hampshire on August 9, 2011 and July 23, 2013. These SIP revisions establish rules for open burning and establish emission standards and operating practices for incinerators and wood waste burners that are not regulated pursuant to Federal incinerator standards. We are also approving revisions to the definitions of ``Incinerator'' and ``Wood Waste Burner,'' submitted by the State on July 23, 2013 and October 26, 2016, respectively. This action is being taken in accordance with the Clean Air Act (CAA).
02/15/2018Proposed RuleENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCYEnvironmental Protection AgencyAir Plan Approval; SC; VOC DefinitionOn September 5, 2017, the State of South Carolina, through the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (SC DEHC), submitted changes to the South Carolina State Implementation Plan (SIP). Specifically, the revision pertains to the...2018-03079FR-Doc-2018-03079Air-Plan-Approval-Sc-Voc-DefinitionOn September 5, 2017, the State of South Carolina, through the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (SC DEHC), submitted changes to the South Carolina State Implementation Plan (SIP). Specifically, the revision pertains to the modification of the definition of ``volatile organic compounds'' (VOCs). EPA is proposing to approve the SIP revision because the State has demonstrated that these changes are consistent with the Clean Air Act (CAA or Act).
02/14/2018RuleENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCYEnvironmental Protection AgencyApproval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Arkansas; Infrastructure State Implementation Plan Requirements for the National Ambient Air Quality StandardsPursuant to the Federal Clean Air Act (CAA or the Act), the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is approving State Implementation Plan (SIP) revisions submitted by the State of Arkansas to address the requirements of sections 110(a)(1) and (2) of the...2018-02892FR-Doc-2018-02892Approval-And-Promulgation-Of-Air-Quality-Implementation-Plans-Arkansas-Infrastructure-StatePursuant to the Federal Clean Air Act (CAA or the Act), the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is approving State Implementation Plan (SIP) revisions submitted by the State of Arkansas to address the requirements of sections 110(a)(1) and (2) of the Clean Air Act (CAA or Act) for the 2006 and 2012 fine particulate matter (PM2.5) National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS), 2008 lead (Pb) NAAQS, 2008 ozone (O3) NAAQS, 2010 nitrogen dioxide (NO2) NAAQS, and the 2010 sulfur dioxide (SO2) NAAQS. Under CAA sections 110(a)(1) and 110(a)(2), each state is required to submit a SIP that provides for the implementation, maintenance, and enforcement of a revised primary or secondary NAAQS. CAA sections 110(a)(1) and (2) require each state to make a new SIP submission within three years after EPA promulgates a new or revised NAAQS for approval into the existing federally-approved SIP to assure that the SIP meets the applicable requirements for such new and revised NAAQS. This type of SIP submission is commonly referred to as an ``infrastructure SIP or ``i-SIP.''
02/14/2018Proposed RuleENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCYEnvironmental Protection AgencyApproval and Promulgation of Implementation Plans; Texas; Revisions to Permitting and Public Participation for Air Quality Permit ApplicationsPursuant to the Federal Clean Air Act (CAA or the Act), the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to approve four revisions to the Texas State Implementation Plan (SIP) on December 12, 2016 and February 21, 2017, specific to air quality...2018-02891FR-Doc-2018-02891Approval-And-Promulgation-Of-Implementation-Plans-Texas-Revisions-To-Permitting-And-PublicPursuant to the Federal Clean Air Act (CAA or the Act), the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to approve four revisions to the Texas State Implementation Plan (SIP) on December 12, 2016 and February 21, 2017, specific to air quality permitting and public notice for air quality permit applications.
02/14/2018Proposed RuleENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCYEnvironmental Protection AgencyResponse to June 1, 2016, Clean Air Act Section 126(b) Petition From ConnecticutThe Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is announcing that a public hearing will be held on the EPA's proposed response to a June 1, 2016, petition submitted by the state of Connecticut pursuant to section 126 of the Clean Air Act (CAA). The petition...2018-03171FR-Doc-2018-03171Response-To-June-1-2016-Clean-Air-Act-Section-126b-Petition-From-ConnecticutThe Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is announcing that a public hearing will be held on the EPA's proposed response to a June 1, 2016, petition submitted by the state of Connecticut pursuant to section 126 of the Clean Air Act (CAA). The petition requests that the EPA make a finding that the Brunner Island Steam Electric Station located in York County, Pennsylvania, emits air pollution in amounts that significantly contribute to nonattainment or interfere with maintenance of the 2008 ozone national ambient air quality standard (NAAQS) in Connecticut. The hearing will be held on February 23, 2018, in Washington, DC. The EPA will issue its proposed response in the near future.
02/14/2018Proposed RuleENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCYEnvironmental Protection AgencyAir Plan Approval; KY: Removal of Reliance on Reformulated Gasoline in the Kentucky Portion of the Cincinnati-Hamilton AreaThe Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to approve a State Implementation Plan (SIP) revision submitted on September 13, 2017, by the Commonwealth of Kentucky, through the Kentucky Division for Air Quality (KDAQ) in support of the...2018-03078FR-Doc-2018-03078Air-Plan-Approval-Ky-Removal-Of-Reliance-On-Reformulated-Gasoline-In-The-Kentucky-Portion-Of-TheThe Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to approve a State Implementation Plan (SIP) revision submitted on September 13, 2017, by the Commonwealth of Kentucky, through the Kentucky Division for Air Quality (KDAQ) in support of the Commonwealth's separate petition requesting that EPA remove the federal reformulated gasoline (RFG) requirements for Boone, Campbell, and Kenton counties in the Kentucky portion of the Cincinnati-Hamilton, Ohio-Kentucky-Indiana 2008 8-hr ozone maintenance area (hereinafter referred to as the ``Northern Kentucky Area'' or ``Area''). The SIP revision revises the Commonwealth's maintenance plan emissions inventory and associated motor vehicle emissions budgets (MVEBs) to remove reliance on emissions reductions from the federal RFG program requirements; a program that the Commonwealth voluntarily opted into in 1995. The SIP revision also includes a non-interference demonstration evaluating whether removing reliance on the RFG requirements in the Northern Kentucky Area would interfere with the requirements of the Clean Air Act (CAA or Act). EPA is proposing to approve this SIP revision and the corresponding non-interference demonstration because EPA has preliminarily determined that the revision is consistent with the applicable provisions of the CAA.
02/14/2018Proposed RuleENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCYEnvironmental Protection AgencyApproval and Promulgation of Implementation Plans; Texas; Disapproval of Interstate Transport State Implementation Plan Revision for the 2006 24-hour PM2.5The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is withdrawing its proposed rule to disapprove the portion of the November 23, 2009 Texas State Implementation Plan (SIP) submittal that intended to demonstrate that the SIP met Clean Act (CAA) requirements to...2018-02893FR-Doc-2018-02893Approval-And-Promulgation-Of-Implementation-Plans-Texas-Disapproval-Of-Interstate-Transport-StateThe Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is withdrawing its proposed rule to disapprove the portion of the November 23, 2009 Texas State Implementation Plan (SIP) submittal that intended to demonstrate that the SIP met Clean Act (CAA) requirements to prohibit emissions which will significantly contribute to nonattainment or interfere with maintenance of the 2006 24-hour PM2.5 National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS) in other states.
02/14/2018Proposed RuleENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCYEnvironmental Protection AgencyApproval and Promulgation of Implementation Plans; Texas; Interstate Transport Requirements for the 1997 and 2006 PM2.5Pursuant to the Federal Clean Air Act (CAA or Act), the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to approve portions of three Texas State Implementation Plan (SIP) submittals pertaining to CAA requirements to prohibit emissions which will...2018-02894FR-Doc-2018-02894Approval-And-Promulgation-Of-Implementation-Plans-Texas-Interstate-Transport-Requirements-For-ThePursuant to the Federal Clean Air Act (CAA or Act), the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to approve portions of three Texas State Implementation Plan (SIP) submittals pertaining to CAA requirements to prohibit emissions which will significantly contribute to nonattainment or interfere with maintenance of the 1997 and 2006 fine particulate matter (PM2.5) National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS) in other states.
02/13/2018Proposed RuleENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCYEnvironmental Protection AgencyOuter Continental Shelf Air Regulations Update To Include New Jersey State RequirementsThe Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to update a portion of the Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) Air Regulations applying to OCS sources located within 25 miles of states' seaward boundaries which must be promulgated into the regulations...2018-02815FR-Doc-2018-02815Outer-Continental-Shelf-Air-Regulations-Update-To-Include-New-Jersey-State-RequirementsThe Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to update a portion of the Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) Air Regulations applying to OCS sources located within 25 miles of states' seaward boundaries which must be promulgated into the regulations and updated periodically to remain consistent with the requirements on the corresponding onshore area (COA), which is typically the state geographically closest to the OCS source. The portion of the OCS air regulations that is being updated pertains to the requirements for OCS sources for which the State of New Jersey is the COA. The intended effect of approving the OCS requirements for the State of New Jersey is to regulate emissions from OCS sources in accordance with the requirements onshore. The requirements discussed below are proposed to be incorporated by reference into the Code of Federal Regulations and are listed in the appendix to the OCS air regulations.
02/12/2018RuleENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCYEnvironmental Protection AgencyApproval of California Air Plan Revisions, Mojave Desert Air Quality Management DistrictThe Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is taking final action to approve and conditionally approve revisions to the Mojave Desert Air Quality Management District (MDAQMD or ``District'') portion of the California State Implementation Plan (SIP)....2018-02671FR-Doc-2018-02671Approval-Of-California-Air-Plan-Revisions-Mojave-Desert-Air-Quality-Management-DistrictThe Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is taking final action to approve and conditionally approve revisions to the Mojave Desert Air Quality Management District (MDAQMD or ``District'') portion of the California State Implementation Plan (SIP). These revisions concern the District's demonstration regarding Reasonably Available Control Technology (RACT) requirements for the 1997 8-hour ozone and the 2008 8-hour ozone National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS or ``standard'') in the portion of the Western Mojave Desert ozone nonattainment area under the jurisdiction of the MDAQMD. The EPA is also taking final action to approve MDAQMD negative declarations into the SIP for the 2008 ozone standard. We are approving and conditionally approving local SIP revisions under the Clean Air Act (CAA or the Act).
02/12/2018RuleENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCYEnvironmental Protection AgencyApproval and Promulgation of Implementation Plans; Arkansas; Approval of Regional Haze State Implementation Plan Revision for NOXPursuant to the Federal Clean Air Act (CAA or the Act), the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is finalizing an approval of a revision to the Arkansas State Implementation Plan (SIP) submitted by the State of Arkansas through the Arkansas Department...2018-02147FR-Doc-2018-02147Approval-And-Promulgation-Of-Implementation-Plans-Arkansas-Approval-Of-Regional-Haze-StatePursuant to the Federal Clean Air Act (CAA or the Act), the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is finalizing an approval of a revision to the Arkansas State Implementation Plan (SIP) submitted by the State of Arkansas through the Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality (ADEQ) that addresses regional haze for the first planning period. ADEQ submitted this revision to address certain requirements of the Clean Air Act (CAA) and the EPA's regional haze rules for the protection of visibility. The EPA is taking final action to approve the State's SIP revision, which addresses nitrogen oxide (NOX) best available retrofit technology (BART) requirements for the Arkansas Electric Cooperative Corporation (AECC) Bailey Plant Unit 1; AECC McClellan Plant Unit 1; the American Electric Power/Southwestern Electric Power Company (AEP/SWEPCO) Flint Creek Plant Boiler No. 1; Entergy Arkansas, Inc. (Entergy) Lake Catherine Plant Unit 4; Entergy White Bluff Plant Units 1 and 2 and the Auxiliary Boiler. The SIP revision also addresses reasonable progress requirements for NOX for the Entergy Independence Plant Units 1 and 2. In conjunction with this final approval, we are finalizing in a separate rulemaking, which is also being published in this Federal Register, our withdrawal of federal implementation plan (FIP) emission limits for NOX that would otherwise apply to these nine units.
02/12/2018RuleENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCYEnvironmental Protection AgencyRimsulfuron; Pesticide TolerancesThis regulation establishes tolerances, including tolerances with regional registration, for residues of rimsulfuron in or on multiple commodities that are identified and discussed later in this document. In addition, this regulation removes several...2018-02676FR-Doc-2018-02676Rimsulfuron-Pesticide-TolerancesThis regulation establishes tolerances, including tolerances with regional registration, for residues of rimsulfuron in or on multiple commodities that are identified and discussed later in this document. In addition, this regulation removes several previously established tolerances that are superseded by this final rule. Interregional Research Project Number 4 (IR-4) requested these tolerances under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA).
02/12/2018RuleENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCYEnvironmental Protection AgencyApproval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; State of Arkansas; Regional Haze and Interstate Visibility Transport Federal Implementation Plan Revisions; Withdrawal of Federal Implementation Plan for NOXThe Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is amending a Federal Implementation Plan (FIP) that addresses regional haze for the first planning period for Arkansas that was published in the Federal Register on September 27, 2016, as it applies to the...2018-02145FR-Doc-2018-02145Approval-And-Promulgation-Of-Air-Quality-Implementation-Plans-State-Of-Arkansas-Regional-Haze-AndThe Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is amending a Federal Implementation Plan (FIP) that addresses regional haze for the first planning period for Arkansas that was published in the Federal Register on September 27, 2016, as it applies to the nitrogen oxide (NOX) requirements for the Arkansas Electric Cooperative Corporation (AECC) Bailey Plant Unit 1; AECC McClellan Plant Unit 1; the American Electric Power/Southwestern Electric Power Company (AEP/ SWEPCO) Flint Creek Plant Boiler No. 1; Entergy Arkansas, Inc. (Entergy) Lake Catherine Plant Unit 4; Entergy White Bluff Plant Units 1 and 2 and the Auxiliary Boiler; and Entergy Independence Plant Units 1 and 2. We are removing these FIP requirements because in a separate action being published in this Federal Register, we are taking final action to approve revisions to the Arkansas State Implementation Plan (SIP) submitted by the State of Arkansas through the Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality (ADEQ) on October 31, 2017, that address NOX requirements for the nine aforementioned units.
02/12/2018RuleENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCYEnvironmental Protection AgencyOhio: Final Authorization of State Hazardous Waste Management Program RevisionThe Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is granting the State of Ohio Final Authorization of the requested changes to its hazardous waste program under the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA), as set forth below. The Agency published a...2018-02811FR-Doc-2018-02811Ohio-Final-Authorization-Of-State-Hazardous-Waste-Management-Program-RevisionThe Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is granting the State of Ohio Final Authorization of the requested changes to its hazardous waste program under the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA), as set forth below. The Agency published a proposed rule on September 15, 2017 and provided opportunity for public comment. EPA received no comments. No further opportunity for comment will be provided. EPA has determined that these changes satisfy all requirements needed to qualify for final authorization.
02/12/2018RuleENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCYEnvironmental Protection AgencyApproval of California Air Plan Revisions, Mojave Desert Air Quality Management DistrictThe Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is taking final action to approve a revision to the Mojave Desert Air Quality Management District (MDAQMD) portion of the California State Implementation Plan (SIP). This revision concerns emissions of volatile...2018-02669FR-Doc-2018-02669Approval-Of-California-Air-Plan-Revisions-Mojave-Desert-Air-Quality-Management-DistrictThe Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is taking final action to approve a revision to the Mojave Desert Air Quality Management District (MDAQMD) portion of the California State Implementation Plan (SIP). This revision concerns emissions of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) from marine and pleasure craft coating operations. We are approving a local rule that regulates these emission sources under the Clean Air Act (CAA or the Act).
02/12/2018Proposed RuleENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCYEnvironmental Protection AgencyOuter Continental Shelf Air Regulations; Consistency Update for MassachusettsThe Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to update a portion of the Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) Air Regulations. Requirements applying to OCS sources located within 25 miles of states' seaward boundaries must be updated periodically to...2018-02809FR-Doc-2018-02809Outer-Continental-Shelf-Air-Regulations-Consistency-Update-For-MassachusettsThe Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to update a portion of the Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) Air Regulations. Requirements applying to OCS sources located within 25 miles of states' seaward boundaries must be updated periodically to remain consistent with the requirements of the corresponding onshore area (COA), as mandated by section 328(a)(1) of the Clean Air Act. The portion of the OCS air regulations that is being updated pertains to the requirements for OCS sources for which Massachusetts is the designated COA. The intended effect of approving the OCS requirements for the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection is to regulate emissions from OCS sources in accordance with the requirements for onshore sources. The Commonwealth of Massachusetts' requirements discussed in this document are proposed to be incorporated by reference into the Code of Federal Regulations and listed in the appendix to the OCS air regulations.
02/12/2018RuleENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCYEnvironmental Protection AgencyAir Quality State Implementation Plans; Approvals and Promulgations: California; South Coast Moderate Area Plan for the 2006 PM2.5The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is approving the Reasonably Available Control Measures/Reasonably Available Control Technology (RACM/RACT) and Reasonable Further Progress (RFP) elements of California's Moderate area plan for the 2006 24-hour...2018-02677FR-Doc-2018-02677Air-Quality-State-Implementation-Plans-Approvals-And-Promulgations-California-South-Coast-ModerateThe Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is approving the Reasonably Available Control Measures/Reasonably Available Control Technology (RACM/RACT) and Reasonable Further Progress (RFP) elements of California's Moderate area plan for the 2006 24-hour fine particulate matter (PM2.5) National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS or ``standards'') in the Los Angeles--South Coast nonattainment area. The EPA is also finalizing a determination that the State has corrected the deficiency that formed the basis for the EPA's prior partial disapproval of the Moderate area plan submitted for these NAAQS with respect to the RACM/RACT and RFP elements. Today's action terminates the sanctions clocks triggered by the partial disapproval of the Moderate area plan.
02/09/2018RuleENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCYEnvironmental Protection AgencyZoxamide; Pesticide TolerancesThis regulation establishes tolerances for residues of zoxamide in or on banana. Gowan Company, LLC requested these tolerances under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA).2018-02668FR-Doc-2018-02668Zoxamide-Pesticide-TolerancesThis regulation establishes tolerances for residues of zoxamide in or on banana. Gowan Company, LLC requested these tolerances under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA).
02/09/2018RuleENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCYEnvironmental Protection AgencyCyflufenamid; Pesticide TolerancesThis regulation establishes tolerances for residues of cyflufenamid in or on cherry crop subgroup 12-12A, hops dried cones, and fruiting vegetable crop group 8-10; and amends the tolerance for cucurbit vegetable crop group 9. Nisso America, on behalf...2018-02670FR-Doc-2018-02670Cyflufenamid-Pesticide-TolerancesThis regulation establishes tolerances for residues of cyflufenamid in or on cherry crop subgroup 12-12A, hops dried cones, and fruiting vegetable crop group 8-10; and amends the tolerance for cucurbit vegetable crop group 9. Nisso America, on behalf of Nippon Soda Co., Ltd. requested these tolerances under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA).
02/08/2018Proposed RuleENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCYEnvironmental Protection AgencyAir Plan Approval; AL; Section 128 Board Requirements for Infrastructure SIPsThe Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to approve a State Implementation Plan (SIP) submission, submitted by the State of Alabama, through the Alabama Department of Environmental Management (ADEM), on October 24, 2017. This submission...2018-02146FR-Doc-2018-02146Air-Plan-Approval-Al-Section-128-Board-Requirements-For-Infrastructure-SipsThe Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to approve a State Implementation Plan (SIP) submission, submitted by the State of Alabama, through the Alabama Department of Environmental Management (ADEM), on October 24, 2017. This submission addresses the Clean Air Act (CAA or Act) requirements applicable to Alabama state boards or agency personnel with respect to the approval of permits or enforcement orders. The submission also specifically addresses requirements for implementation of the following national ambient air quality standards (NAAQS): 1997, 2006, and 2012 Fine Particulate Matter (PM2.5), 2008 8-hour Ozone, 2008 Lead, 2010 Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2), and 2010 Sulfur Dioxide (SO2). The CAA requires that each state adopt and submit a SIP for the implementation, maintenance and enforcement of each NAAQS promulgated by EPA. Whenever EPA promulgates a new or revised NAAQS, the CAA requires the state to make a new SIP submission establishing that the existing SIP meets the various applicable requirements, or revising the SIP to meet those requirements. This type of SIP submission is commonly referred to as an ``infrastructure'' SIP. In this proposed action, EPA is proposing to approve the October 24, 2017, submission with respect to: (1) The requirements applicable to state boards of the CAA; and (2) the related state board infrastructure SIP requirements for the 1997, 2006, and 2012 PM2.5, 2008 8-hour Ozone, 2008 Lead, 2010 NO2, and 2010 SO2 NAAQS. In addition, EPA is proposing approval of ADEM's December 9, 2015, infrastructure SIP submission (as supplemented by the October 24, 2017 submission) related to the state board requirements for the 2012 PM2.5 NAAQS. If this proposed approval action is finalized, EPA will no longer be required to promulgate a federal implementation plan (FIP) to address these CAA state board requirements for Alabama, as described in more detail below.
02/08/2018RuleENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCYEnvironmental Protection AgencyIssuance of Guidance Memorandum, \u201cReclassification of Major Sources as Area Sources Under Section 112 of the Clean Air Act\u201dThe Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is notifying the public that it has issued the guidance memorandum titled ``Reclassification of Major Sources as Area Sources Under Section 112 of the Clean Air Act''. The EPA is also withdrawing the memorandum...2018-02331FR-Doc-2018-02331Issuance-Of-Guidance-Memorandum-Reclassification-Of-Major-Sources-As-Area-Sources-Under-Section-112The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is notifying the public that it has issued the guidance memorandum titled ``Reclassification of Major Sources as Area Sources Under Section 112 of the Clean Air Act''. The EPA is also withdrawing the memorandum titled ``Potential to Emit for MACT Standards--Guidance on Timing Issues.''
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