Volatile organic compounds

Air Plan Approval and Limited Approval-Limited Disapproval; California; Antelope Valley Air Quality Management District; Stationary Source Permits; New Source Review

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing approval, and a limited approval and limited disapproval of a revision to the Antelope Valley Air Quality Management District (AVAQMD or ``District'') portion of the California State Implementation Plan (SIP). The EPA is proposing to take action on nine rules submitted on August 3, 2021. We are proposing approval of three rules, and limited approval and limited disapproval of six rules.

Publication Date: 
Monday, January 30, 2023 - 4:00am

Clean Air Plans; 2015 8-Hour Ozone Nonattainment Area Requirements; Clean Fuels or Advanced Control Technology for Boilers; San Joaquin Valley and Los Angeles-South Coast Air Basin, California

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to approve revisions to the California State Implementation Plan (SIP) concerning the provisions for clean fuels or advanced control technology for boilers for the 2015 ozone national ambient air quality standards (``2015 ozone NAAQS'') in the San Joaquin Valley and Los Angeles--South Coast Air Basin, California (``South Coast'') ozone nonattainment areas.

Publication Date: 
Monday, January 30, 2023 - 4:00am

Air Plan Approval; Wisconsin; VOC RACT for Miscellaneous Industrial Adhesives and Miscellaneous Metal and Plastic Parts Coatings

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to approve State Implementation Plan (SIP) revisions related to the volatile organic compound (VOC) reasonably available control technology (RACT), submitted by the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (``Wisconsin'' or ``WDNR'') on June 28, 2022.

Publication Date: 
Monday, January 30, 2023 - 4:00am

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

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is finalizing a program to further reduce air pollution, including ozone and particulate matter (PM), from heavy-duty engines and vehicles across the United States. The final program includes new emission standards that are significantly more stringent and that cover a wider range of heavy-duty engine operating conditions compared to today's standards; further, the final program requires these more stringent emissions standards to be met for a longer period of when these engines operate on the road.

Publication Date: 
Tuesday, January 24, 2023 - 4:00am

Air Plan Approval; IA; Electronic Submittal of Air Quality Information

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to approve revisions to the Iowa State Implementation Plan (SIP) and the Operating Permit Program for the State of Iowa. The revisions require the electronic submittal of air emissions reporting, construction permit applications, and Title V permit applications, and make administrative updates. These revisions do not impact the stringency of the SIP or have an adverse effect on air quality. The EPA's proposed approval of this rule revision is being done in accordance with the requirements of the Clean Air Act (CAA).

Publication Date: 
Tuesday, January 24, 2023 - 4:00am

Second 10-Year Maintenance Plan for the Indian Wells Valley PM10

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is taking final action to approve the ``Indian Wells Valley Second 10-Year PM<INF>10</INF> Maintenance Plan'' (``Indian Wells Second Maintenance Plan'' or ``Plan'') as a revision to the state implementation plan (SIP) for the State of California. The Indian Wells Second Maintenance Plan includes, among other elements, a base year emissions inventory, a maintenance demonstration, contingency provisions, and motor vehicle emissions budgets for use in transportation conformity determinations.

Publication Date: 
Wednesday, January 18, 2023 - 4:00am

Air Plan Approval; AK; Adoption and Permitting Rule Updates

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to approve revisions to the Alaska State Implementation Plan submitted on May 16, 2022, and August 11, 2022. The revisions proposed for approval update Alaska's adoption by reference date for Federal regulations relied upon for implementation of the air program, including permitting requirements and air pollution test methods.

Publication Date: 
Wednesday, January 18, 2023 - 4:00am

Air Plan Approval; Michigan; Base Year Emissions Inventory and Emissions Statement Rule for the 2015 Ozone Standard

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is approving, under the Clean Air Act (CAA), a request submitted by the Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy (EGLE) on December 18, 2020, to revise the Michigan State Implementation Plan (SIP). EGLE's submittal addresses the emissions inventory and statement requirements for the Allegan County, Berrien County, Detroit (Livingston, Macomb, Monroe, Oakland, St. Clair, Washtenaw, and Wayne Counties) and Muskegon County nonattainment areas under the 2015 ozone National Ambient Air Quality Standard (NAAQS or standard).

Publication Date: 
Wednesday, January 18, 2023 - 4:00am

Finding of Failure To Submit State Implementation Plan Revisions Required Under Clean Air Act Section 185; California; Sacramento Metro Area

The EPA is taking final action finding that the state of California has failed to submit state implementation plan (SIP) revisions for the Sacramento Metro nonattainment area to satisfy certain requirements of the Clean Air Act (CAA) for the 2008 8-hour ozone National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS). Specifically, these requirements pertain to the assessment and collection of fees under CAA section 185. This action triggers certain CAA deadlines for the imposition of sanctions if California does not submit the required SIP revisions within the specified timeframes.

Publication Date: 
Tuesday, January 17, 2023 - 4:00am

Air Plan Approval; California; San Diego County Air Pollution Control District

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is taking final action to approve a revision to the San Diego County Air Pollution Control District's (SDCAPCD or ``District'') portion of the California State Implementation Plan (SIP). This revision concerns a negative declaration for the 2008 8-hour ozone National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS) in the ozone nonattainment area under the jurisdiction of the SDCAPCD and one volatile organic compound (VOC) rule covering transfer of organic compounds into mobile transport trucks.

Publication Date: 
Tuesday, January 17, 2023 - 4:00am

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