Federal Register Notices

E.g., 04/14/2024
E.g., 04/14/2024
Publication Date: 
Friday, April 12, 2024 - 4:00am
Description: 

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to approve a revision to the North Carolina State Implementation Plan (SIP), submitted by the North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality (NCDEQ), Division of Air Quality, on December 19, 2022. The revision seeks to update the 2026 on-road and nonroad emissions inventories and safety margins, allocate a portion of the newly available 2026 safety margins in the 2008 8-hour Ozone Maintenance Plan to the 2026 nitrogen oxides (NO<INF>X</INF>) and volatile organic compounds (VOC) motor vehicle emissions budgets ("budgets") for the North Carolina portion of the Charlotte-Rock Hill, NC-SC bi-state Area (hereinafter referred to as the "North Carolina portion of the Charlotte Maintenance Area") to accommodate updates from the EPA Motor Vehicle Emissions Simulator (MOVES3) model. The SIP revision also revises the current 2026 budgets based on the MOVES3 updates and recalculates new available safety margins. NCDEQ's December 19, 2022, submission supplements the revised 2008 8-hour Ozone Maintenance Plan submitted by NCDEQ on July 16, 2020, and approved by EPA on August 25, 2021. EPA is proposing to approve North Carolina's December 19, 2022, SIP revision and deem the budgets adequate for transportation conformity purposes because they meet the applicable statutory and regulatory requirements.

Creator: 
Environmental Protection Agency
Publication Date: 
Thursday, April 11, 2024 - 4:00am
Description: 

The Commonwealth of Kentucky, through the Kentucky Energy and Environment Cabinet (Cabinet), Kentucky Division for Air Quality (KDAQ), submitted a revision to the Kentucky State Implementation Plan (SIP) on November 29, 2022. The SIP revision updates the geographical boundary description and attainment status designation for the Henderson-Webster nonattainment area for the 2010 Sulfur Dioxide (SO<INF>2</INF>) primary National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS). The update is being made to conform Kentucky's attainment status tables with the federal attainment status designations made for this area. The SIP revision also includes minor language changes in the attainment status designations provisions. EPA is proposing to approve Kentucky's SIP revision pursuant to the Clean Air Act (CAA or Act).

Creator: 
Environmental Protection Agency
Publication Date: 
Thursday, April 4, 2024 - 4:00am
Description: 

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is taking final action to approve revisions to the Maricopa County Air Quality Department (MCAQD) portion of the Arizona State Implementation Plan (SIP). These revisions concern a rule that includes definitions for certain terms that are necessary for the implementation of local rules that regulate sources of air pollution. We are approving a local rule under the Clean Air Act (CAA or the Act).

Creator: 
Environmental Protection Agency
Publication Date: 
Wednesday, April 3, 2024 - 4:00am
Description: 

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA or the Agency) is finalizing amendments to the National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants (NESHAP) for Integrated Iron and Steel Manufacturing Facilities to regulate hazardous air pollutant (HAP) emissions. The amendments include: HAP from unmeasured fugitive and intermittent particulate (UFIP) sources previously not regulated by the NESHAP; previously unregulated HAP for sinter plants:; previously unregulated pollutants for blast furnace (BF) stoves and basic oxygen process furnaces (BOPFs) primary control devices; and previously unregulated pollutants for BF primary control devices. We are also finalizing an update to the technology review for this source category.

Creator: 
Environmental Protection Agency
Publication Date: 
Monday, March 25, 2024 - 4:00am
Description: 

Pursuant to the provisions of the Federal Advisory Committee Act, notice is hereby given that the next meeting of the Children's Health Protection Advisory Committee (CHPAC) will be held virtually and in-person on May 15-16, 2024 at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Headquarters located at 1200 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20460. The CHPAC advises the EPA on science, regulations and other issues relating to children's environmental health.

Creator: 
Environmental Protection Agency
Publication Date: 
Thursday, March 14, 2024 - 4:00am
Description: 

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is taking final action to approve state implementation plan (SIP) revisions to the Yolo-Solano Air Quality Management District (YSAQMD) portion of the California SIP. These revisions concern emissions of oxides of nitrogen (NO<INF>X</INF>) from biomass boilers, and address reasonably available control technology (RACT) requirements for major sources of NO<INF>X</INF> in the portion of the Sacramento Metro, CA, nonattainment area that is subject to YSAQMD jurisdiction.

Creator: 
Environmental Protection Agency
Publication Date: 
Monday, March 11, 2024 - 4:00am
Description: 

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is amending its Risk Management Program (RMP) regulations as a result of Agency review. The revisions include several changes and amplifications to the accident prevention program requirements, enhancements to the emergency preparedness requirements, improvements to the public availability of chemical hazard information, and several other changes to certain regulatory definitions or points of clarification. As major and other serious and concerning RMP accidents continue to occur, the record shows and EPA believes that this final rule will help further protect human health and the environment from chemical hazards through advancement of process safety based on lessons learned. These amendments seek to improve chemical process safety; assist in planning, preparedness, and response to Risk Management Program-reportable accidents; and improve public awareness of chemical hazards at regulated sources. While many of the provisions of this final rule reinforce each other, it is EPA's intent that each one is merited on its own, and thus severable.

Creator: 
Environmental Protection Agency
Publication Date: 
Friday, March 8, 2024 - 4:00am
Description: 

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is finalizing multiple actions to reduce air pollution emissions from the Crude Oil and Natural Gas source category. First, the EPA is finalizing revisions to the new source performance standards (NSPS) regulating greenhouse gases (GHGs) and volatile organic compounds (VOCs) emissions for the Crude Oil and Natural Gas source category pursuant to the Clean Air Act (CAA). Second, the EPA is finalizing emission guidelines (EG) under the CAA for states to follow in developing, submitting, and implementing state plans to establish performance standards to limit GHG emissions from existing sources (designated facilities) in the Crude Oil and Natural Gas source category. Third, the EPA is finalizing several related actions stemming from the joint resolution of Congress, adopted on June 30, 2021, under the Congressional Review Act (CRA), disapproving the EPA's final rule titled, ``Oil and Natural Gas Sector: Emission Standards for New, Reconstructed, and Modified Sources Review,'' September 14, 2020 (``2020 Policy Rule''). Fourth, the EPA is finalizing a protocol under the general provisions for optical gas imaging (OGI).

Creator: 
Environmental Protection Agency
Publication Date: 
Wednesday, March 6, 2024 - 4:00am
Description: 

Based on the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA's) reconsideration of the air quality criteria and the national ambient air quality standards (NAAQS) for particulate matter (PM), the EPA is revising the primary annual PM<INF>2.5</INF> standard by lowering the level from 12.0 [micro]g/m\3\ to 9.0 [micro]g/m\3\. The Agency is retaining the current primary 24-hour PM<INF>2.5</INF> standard and the primary 24-hour PM<INF>10</INF> standard. The Agency also is not changing the secondary 24-hour PM<INF>2.5</INF> standard, secondary annual PM<INF>2.5</INF> standard, and secondary 24-hour PM<INF>10</INF> standard at this time. The EPA is also finalizing revisions to other key aspects related to the PM NAAQS, including revisions to the Air Quality Index (AQI) and monitoring requirements for the PM NAAQS.

Creator: 
Environmental Protection Agency
Publication Date: 
Tuesday, March 5, 2024 - 4:00am
Description: 

In accordance with the Clean Air Act, as amended (``CAA'' or ``the Act''), notice is given of a proposed consent decree to address lawsuits filed by Our Children's Earth Foundation (``Plaintiff'') in the United States District Court for the Northern District of California: Our Children's Earth Foundation v. Michael S. Regan, No. 3:23-cv-04955-WHA (N.D. Cal.). Plaintiff filed a complaint alleging that the Administrator failed to perform certain non-discretionary duties in accordance with the Act to take final action on state implementation plan (``SIP'') revisions submitted by the States of Arizona, New Mexico, Colorado, and Utah. Certain claims included in the Complaint were acted upon by Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) or were withdrawn by the State during the pendency of the suit, and the proposed consent decree would establish deadlines for EPA to sign a notice of final rulemaking on the remaining claims.

Creator: 
Environmental Protection Agency
Publication Date: 
Monday, March 4, 2024 - 4:00am
Description: 

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) invites nominations of scientific experts to be considered for appointment to the Clean Air Scientific Advisory Committee (CASAC). Appointments will be made by the Administrator.

Creator: 
Environmental Protection Agency
Publication Date: 
Friday, February 16, 2024 - 4:00am
Description: 

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 update incorporations by reference to EPA methods for performance testing (stack testing), update the definitions, and adopt the most recent National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS) for ozone. These revisions do not impact the stringency of the SIP or have an adverse effect on air quality. The EPA's proposed approval of this rule revision is being done in accordance with the requirements of the Clean Air Act (CAA).

Creator: 
Environmental Protection Agency
Publication Date: 
Friday, February 16, 2024 - 4:00am
Description: 

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is approving a revision to the Missouri State Implementation Plan (SIP) related to municipal solid waste landfills in the St. Louis ozone nonattainment area. The revision to this rule includes incorporating by reference Emission Guidelines (EG) for Municipal Solid Waste (MSW) landfills. EPA is approving this SIP revision based on EPA's finding that the rule implements more stringent thresholds and do not impact the stringency of the SIP or have an adverse effect on air quality. The EPA's approval of this rule revision is being done in accordance with the requirements of the Clean Air Act (CAA).

Creator: 
Environmental Protection Agency
Publication Date: 
Monday, February 12, 2024 - 4:00am
Description: 

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is taking final action to approve, through parallel processing, a revised definition in the State Implementation Plan (SIP) and the Title V Operating Permit Program for the State of Connecticut. On November 30, 2023, the Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (CT DEEP) submitted to EPA the State's adopted regulatory amendments to the definition of ``severe non-attainment area for ozone'' for inclusion in the EPA-approved SIP and Title V Operating Permit Program. The revision is necessary to fully implement these programs based on a nonattainment reclassification to a portion of Connecticut for the 2008 ozone National Ambient Air Quality Standard. EPA is approving these revisions pursuant to the Clean Air Act (CAA) and implementing federal regulations.

Creator: 
Environmental Protection Agency
Publication Date: 
Friday, February 9, 2024 - 4:00am
Description: 

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is approving changes to Georgia's State Implementation Plan (SIP) submitted by the State of Georgia through the Georgia Department of Natural Resources (GA DNR), Environmental Protection Division (EPD), on June 8, 2022, and on June 6, 2023. Georgia's June 8, 2022, SIP revision (hereinafter referred to as Georgia's 2022 I/M SIP revision) removes obsolete references and provisions; updates the State's inspection and maintenance (I/M) requirements; updates terminology, in part to reflect advances in test and vehicle technology; and makes other minor changes. The June 6, 2023, SIP revision (hereinafter referred to as Georgia's 2023 I/M SIP revision) removes outdated terminology; updates with new terminology; removes one requirement; and makes other minor changes to Georgia's enhanced I/M program. EPA is approving these changes pursuant to the Clean Air Act (CAA or Act).

Creator: 
Environmental Protection Agency
Publication Date: 
Friday, February 9, 2024 - 4:00am
Description: 

This action supplements our proposed amendments to the National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants for Lime Manufacturing Plants (Lime Manufacturing NESHAP) published in the Federal Register on January 5, 2023. In that action, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) proposed hazardous air pollutant (HAP) emissions standards for the following pollutants: hydrogen chloride (HCl), mercury, total hydrocarbon (THC) as a surrogate for organic HAP, and dioxin/furans (D/F). The EPA is proposing revisions to the proposed emission limits for HCl, mercury, organic HAP, and D/F based on additional information gathered since the publication of the January 5, 2023, proposed rule amendments. We solicit comments on all aspects of this proposed action.

Creator: 
Environmental Protection Agency
Publication Date: 
Monday, January 22, 2024 - 4:00am
Description: 

Under the Clean Air Act (CAA), the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is approving the limited maintenance plans (LMPs) submitted by the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency (OEPA) for the Canton-Massillon (Stark County), Cleveland-Akron-Lorain (Cuyahoga, Lake, Lorain, Medina, Portage, and Summit Counties) and Steubenville- Weirton Ohio-West Virginia (Jefferson County) maintenance areas. The plans address the second 10-year maintenance periods for particulate matter with an aerodynamic diameter less than or equal to a nominal 2.5 micrometers (PM<INF>2.5</INF>). EPA is approving Ohio's LMP submissions for Canton-Massillon, Cleveland-Akron-Lorain, and Steubenville-Weirton because they provide for the maintenance of the 2006 PM<INF>2.5</INF> national ambient air quality standards (NAAQS) through the end of the second 10-year portion of the maintenance periods. EPA finds adequate and is approving the LMPs as meeting the appropriate transportation conformity requirements. EPA proposed to approve this action on July 5, 2023, and received no adverse comments.

Creator: 
Environmental Protection Agency
Publication Date: 
Wednesday, January 17, 2024 - 4:00am
Description: 

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is approving a State Implementation Plan (SIP) revision submitted by the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency (IEPA) on July 8, 2022. Illinois revised its air pollution control rules entitled ``Part 243--Ambient Air Quality Standards'' and updated the ``List of Designated Reference and Equivalent Methods'' in response to EPA rulemakings and changes to the National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS) that EPA adopted in 2021.

Creator: 
Environmental Protection Agency
Publication Date: 
Friday, December 29, 2023 - 4:00am
Description: 

Pursuant to the Federal Clean Air Act (CAA or the Act), the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is approving portions of the revisions to the Arkansas State Implementation Plan (SIP) including revisions to the Arkansas Pollution Control and Ecology Commission's (``Commission'' or APC&EC) Rule No. 19, Rules of the Arkansas Plan of Implementation for Air Pollution Control submitted by the Arkansas Department of Energy and Environment, Division of Environmental Quality (DEQ) via the Arkansas Governor's Office on June 22, 2022. Most of the revisions are administrative in nature and make the SIP current with Federal rules.

Creator: 
Environmental Protection Agency
Publication Date: 
Thursday, December 28, 2023 - 4:00am
Description: 

Pursuant to the Federal Clean Air Act (CAA or the Act), the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is approving revisions to the State Implementation Plan (SIP) for Oklahoma, submitted to the EPA by the State of Oklahoma designee (``the State'') on January 30, 2023. The SIP revisions being approved address amendments to subchapters regarding Control of Emission of Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) and Emission of Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) in Nonattainment Areas and Former Nonattainment Areas.

Creator: 
Environmental Protection Agency
Publication Date: 
Thursday, December 28, 2023 - 4:00am
Description: 

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is approving State Implementation Plan (SIP) revisions submitted by the State of Washington, through the Department of Ecology on November 12, 2019. The revisions were submitted by Washington in response to EPA's June 12, 2015 ``SIP call'' in which EPA found a substantially inadequate Washington SIP provision providing affirmative defenses that operate to limit the jurisdiction of the Federal court in an enforcement action related to excess emissions during startup, shutdown, and malfunction (SSM) events. EPA's approval of the SIP revisions removes the substantially inadequate provision which corrects the deficiency identified in the 2015 SSM SIP call. Washington withdrew some portions of the revisions submitted that were not identified in the 2015 SSM SIP call and therefore EPA is not taking final action on those withdrawn portions.

Creator: 
Environmental Protection Agency
Publication Date: 
Thursday, December 28, 2023 - 4:00am
Description: 

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is taking final action under the Clean Air Act (CAA or ``Act'') to approve a revision to the San Francisco Bay Area portion of the California State Implementation Plan (SIP). This revision consists of updated transportation conformity procedures related to the interagency coordination on project-level conformity and exchange of travel data for emissions inventories developed for air quality plans and regional transportation conformity analyses. This action updates the transportation conformity criteria and procedures in the California SIP.

Creator: 
Environmental Protection Agency
Publication Date: 
Wednesday, December 27, 2023 - 4:00am
Description: 

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is promulgating this final rule to adjust the level of the maximum (and minimum) statutory civil monetary penalty amounts under the statutes the EPA administers. This action is mandated by the Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act of 1990, as amended through the Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act Improvements Act of 2015 (``the 2015 Act''). The 2015 Act prescribes a formula for annually adjusting the statutory maximum (and minimum) amount of civil monetary penalties to reflect inflation, maintain the deterrent effect of statutory civil monetary penalties, and promote compliance with the law. The rule does not establish specific civil monetary penalty amounts the EPA may seek in particular cases. The EPA calculates those amounts, as appropriate, based on the facts of particular cases and applicable agency penalty policies. The EPA's civil penalty policies, which guide enforcement personnel on how to exercise the EPA's discretion within statutory penalty authorities, take into account a number of fact-specific considerations, e.g., the seriousness of the violation, the violator's good faith efforts to comply, any economic benefit gained by the violator as a result of its noncompliance, and the violator's ability to pay.

Creator: 
Environmental Protection Agency
Publication Date: 
Thursday, December 21, 2023 - 4:00am
Description: 

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is taking final action to approve a revision to the San Diego County Air Pollution Control District (SDCAPCD) portion of the California State Implementation Plan (SIP). This revision concerns emissions of oxides of nitrogen (NO<INF>X</INF>) from small boilers, process heaters, steam generators, and large water heaters. We are approving a local rule that regulates these emission sources under the Clean Air Act (CAA or ``the Act'').

Creator: 
Environmental Protection Agency
Publication Date: 
Tuesday, December 19, 2023 - 4:00am
Description: 

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is finalizing approval of the portion of a Wyoming State Implementation Plan (SIP) submission addressing interstate transport for the 2015 8-hour ozone national ambient air quality standards (NAAQS). The ``good neighbor'' or ``interstate transport'' provision requires that each state's SIP contain adequate provisions to prohibit emissions from within the state from significantly contributing to nonattainment or interfering with maintenance of the NAAQS in other states. This requirement is part of the broader set of ``infrastructure'' requirements, which are designed to ensure that the structural components of each state's air quality management program are adequate to meet the state's responsibilities under the Clean Air Act (CAA).

Creator: 
Environmental Protection Agency
Publication Date: 
Monday, December 18, 2023 - 4:00am
Description: 

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is approving revisions to the volatile organic compound (VOC) rules contained in the Indiana State Implementation Plan (SIP). The Indiana Department of Environmental Management (Indiana) modified its rules to allow the use of a VOC control device for cold cleaning degreasing operations as a compliance option to using low vapor pressure solvent for cleaning or degreasing machine parts. Rule language was also updated for clarity and consistency. EPA proposed to approve this action on August 30, 2023, and received no adverse comments.

Creator: 
Environmental Protection Agency
Publication Date: 
Friday, December 15, 2023 - 4:00am
Description: 

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to approve a revision to the Sacramento Metropolitan Air Quality Management District (SMAQMD) portion of the California State Implementation Plan (SIP) concerning a rule submitted to address section 185 of the Clean Air Act (CAA or the Act). We are taking comments on this proposal and plan to follow with a final action.

Creator: 
Environmental Protection Agency
Publication Date: 
Thursday, December 14, 2023 - 4:00am
Description: 

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA or ``Agency'') is taking final action to approve portions of state implementation plan (SIP) revisions submitted by the State of California to meet Clean Air Act (CAA or ``Act'') requirements for the 1997 annual fine particulate matter (PM<INF>2.5</INF>) national ambient air quality standards (NAAQS or ``standards'') in the San Joaquin Valley PM<INF>2.5</INF> nonattainment area. Specifically, the EPA is approving those portions of the submitted SIP revisions as they pertain to the Serious nonattainment area and CAA section 189(d) requirements for the 1997 annual PM<INF>2.5</INF> NAAQS, except for the requirement for contingency measures which will be addressed in a separate rulemaking. In addition, the EPA is approving the 2020 and 2023 motor vehicle emissions budgets and the trading mechanism for use in transportation conformity analyses for the 1997 annual PM<INF>2.5</INF> NAAQS.

Creator: 
Environmental Protection Agency
Publication Date: 
Tuesday, December 12, 2023 - 4:00am
Description: 

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to approve revisions to the Ventura County Air Pollution Control District (VCAPCD) portion of the California State Implementation Plan (SIP). These revisions concern definitions applicable to local rules that control emissions of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) from processing, production, gathering, and separation of crude oil and natural gas, and the transfer and storage of reactive organic compound liquids and petroleum material. 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.

Creator: 
Environmental Protection Agency
Publication Date: 
Thursday, December 7, 2023 - 4:00am
Description: 

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is approving Indiana's state plan to control air pollutants from Municipal Solid Waste (MSW) Landfills. The Indiana Department of Environmental Management (IDEM) submitted the state plan on March 20, 2023. The Indiana MSW landfill state plan was submitted to fulfill the state's obligations under section 111(d) of the Clean Air Act (CAA) to implement and enforce the requirements under the MSW Landfills Emission Guidelines (EG). EPA is approving the state plan.

Creator: 
Environmental Protection Agency
Publication Date: 
Thursday, December 7, 2023 - 4:00am
Description: 

Pursuant to the Federal Clean Air Act (CAA or the Act), the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is disapproving a State Implementation Plan (SIP) revision submitted by the State of Louisiana, through the Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality (LDEQ), on November 20, 2016, and supplemented on June 9, 2017. The submittals were in response to the EPA's national SIP call on June 12, 2015, concerning excess emissions during periods of Startup, Shutdown, and Malfunction (SSM). EPA is finalizing a determination that the revision to the SIP in the submittals does not correct the deficiency with the Louisiana SIP identified in the June 12, 2015 SIP call. We are taking this action in accordance with section 110 of the Act.

Creator: 
Environmental Protection Agency
Publication Date: 
Tuesday, December 5, 2023 - 4:00am
Description: 

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is approving into the Ohio State Implementation Plan (SIP) a source-specific volatile organic compound (VOC) limit, excluding water and exempt solvents, for the applicable process lines at Forest City Technologies, Plant 4, in Wellington, Ohio as contained in the June 23, 2020, operating permit issued by the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency. On August 14, 2023, EPA proposed to approve this action and received no adverse comments.

Creator: 
Environmental Protection Agency
Publication Date: 
Friday, December 1, 2023 - 4:00am
Description: 

On October 24, 2023, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) sent the Commonwealth of Virginia (Virginia) a letter acknowledging that Virginia's delegation of authority to implement and enforce the National Emissions Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants (NESHAPs) and New Source Performance Standards (NSPS) had been updated, as provided for under previously approved delegation mechanisms. To inform regulated facilities and the public, EPA is making available a copy of EPA's letter to Virginia through this notice.

Creator: 
Environmental Protection Agency
Publication Date: 
Friday, December 1, 2023 - 4:00am
Description: 

On October 24, 2023, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) sent the State of West Virginia (West Virginia) a letter acknowledging that West Virginia's delegation of authority to implement and enforce the National Emissions Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants (NESHAP) and New Source Performance Standards (NSPS) had been updated, as provided for under previously approved delegation mechanisms. To inform regulated facilities and the public, EPA is making available a copy of EPA's letter to West Virginia through this notice.

Creator: 
Environmental Protection Agency
Publication Date: 
Wednesday, November 15, 2023 - 4:00am
Description: 

Pursuant to the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA), the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) hereby provides notice that the White House Environmental Justice Advisory Council (WHEJAC) will meet on the date and time described below. The meeting is open to the public. For additional information about registering to attend the meeting or to provide a public comment, please see ``Registration'' under SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION. Pre-registration is required.

Creator: 
Environmental Protection Agency
Publication Date: 
Thursday, November 9, 2023 - 4:00am
Description: 

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is approving a State Implementation Plan (SIP) revision submitted by the State of New York for purposes of certifying and meeting the requirements for Reasonably Available Control Technology (RACT) for the Serious classification of the 2008 and Moderate classification of the 2015 8-hour Ozone National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS). The EPA is also approving that this SIP revision fulfills SIP requirements pertaining to the Ozone Transport Region (OTR) for the 2015 Ozone NAAQS. The EPA is approving the demonstration portion of the comprehensive SIP revision submitted by New York that certifies that the State has satisfied the requirements for an Ozone nonattainment new source review program, certifies that the State has satisfied the requirements for a nonattainment emission inventory, and certifies that the State has satisfied the requirements for clean fuels for fleets. In addition, the EPA is approving New York's reasonable further progress plans and motor vehicle emissions budgets for both the Moderate and Serious classifications of the 2008 ozone NAAQS. These actions are being taken in accordance with the requirements of the Clean Air Act.

Creator: 
Environmental Protection Agency
Publication Date: 
Wednesday, November 8, 2023 - 4:00am
Description: 

Pursuant to the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA), the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is announcing a public meeting of the Clean Air Act Advisory Committee (CAAAC). The EPA renewed the CAAAC charter on October 31, 2022, to provide independent advice and counsel to EPA on economic, environmental, technical, scientific and enforcement policy issues associated with implementation of the Clean Air Act of 1990.

Creator: 
Environmental Protection Agency
Publication Date: 
Tuesday, November 7, 2023 - 4:00am
Description: 

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is approving portions and disapproving portions of a state implementation plan (SIP) revision submitted by the State of Colorado to meet Clean Air Act (CAA) requirements for the 2008 8-hour ozone national ambient air quality standards (NAAQS) in the Denver Metro/North Front Range nonattainment area (DMNFR Area). Specifically, the EPA is approving the submitted enhanced monitoring SIP element as meeting applicable Serious area requirements for the 2008 8-hour ozone NAAQS, and is disapproving the contingency measure element of the SIP submittal. The EPA is taking this action pursuant to the CAA.

Creator: 
Environmental Protection Agency
Publication Date: 
Monday, November 6, 2023 - 4:00am
Description: 

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is approving a Florida State Implementation Plan (SIP) revision, submitted by the State of Florida through the Florida Department of Environmental Protection (FDEP) on April 1, 2022. The SIP revision revises multiple stationary source rules in Florida's SIP with substantive and minor changes throughout. EPA is approving these changes pursuant to the Clean Air Act (CAA or Act).

Creator: 
Environmental Protection Agency
Publication Date: 
Monday, November 6, 2023 - 4:00am
Description: 

Pursuant to the Federal Advisory Committee Act, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announces an upcoming meeting of the Mobile Sources Technical Review Subcommittee (MSTRS), which is a subcommittee under the Clean Air Act Advisory Committee (CAAAC). This is a virtual meeting and open to the public. The meeting will include discussion of current topics and presentations about activities being conducted by EPA's Office of Transportation and Air Quality. MSTRS listserv subscribers will receive notification when the agenda is available on the Subcommittee website. To subscribe to the MSTRS listserv, send an email to MSTRS@epa.gov.

Creator: 
Environmental Protection Agency
Publication Date: 
Friday, November 3, 2023 - 4:00am
Description: 

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is approving a State Implementation Plan (SIP) revision submitted by the State of North Carolina through the North Carolina Division of Air Quality (NCDAQ) via a letter dated April 13, 2021. The SIP revision seeks to modify the State's emission control standards by amending several air quality rules and removing a redundant rule for electric utility boilers. EPA is approving these changes pursuant to the Clean Air Act (CAA or Act).

Creator: 
Environmental Protection Agency
Publication Date: 
Monday, October 23, 2023 - 4:00am
Description: 

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is disapproving certain portions of a state implementation plan (SIP) revision submitted by the State of Delaware, through the Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control (DNREC), on November 22, 2016. The revision was submitted by Delaware in response to a national finding of substantial inadequacy and SIP call published on June 12, 2015, which included certain provisions in the Delaware SIP related to excess emissions during startup, shutdown, and malfunction (SSM) events. EPA is disapproving certain portions of the SIP revision and determining that such SIP revision does not correct the remaining deficiencies in Delaware's SIP identified in the June 12, 2015, SIP call in accordance with the requirements for SIP provisions under the Clean Air Act (CAA or Act). This action addresses the remaining deficiencies identified in EPA's June 2015 SIP call that have not yet been addressed by prior EPA actions on Delaware's November 2016 SIP submission.

Creator: 
Environmental Protection Agency
Publication Date: 
Wednesday, October 18, 2023 - 4:00am
Description: 

On October 26, 2020, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) proposed under the Vessel Incidental Discharge Act (VIDA) national standards of performance for marine pollution control devices for discharges incidental to the normal operation of primarily non- military and non-recreational vessels 79 feet in length and above into the waters of the United States or the waters of the contiguous zone (hereafter, ``the proposed rule''). This supplemental notice presents ballast water management system type-approval data EPA received from the U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) since the proposed rule and supplements the proposed rule with supplemental regulatory options that EPA is considering for discharges from ballast tanks, hulls and niche areas, and graywater systems. These supplemental options are informed by comments received during the first public comment period and subsequent meetings with interested states, tribes, and other stakeholders held between August and November 2021. EPA solicits public comment solely about the information presented in this document; the Agency is not soliciting public comment on any other aspects of the proposed rule that are not addressed in this document. All comments on this document and the comments on the proposed rule will be considered during the development of the final rule.

Creator: 
Environmental Protection Agency
Publication Date: 
Tuesday, October 17, 2023 - 4:00am
Description: 

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is approving a state implementation plan (SIP) revision submitted by the Commonwealth of Virginia (Commonwealth or Virginia). This revision pertains to the Commonwealth's plan, submitted by the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality (VADEQ), for maintaining the 1997 8-hour ozone national ambient air quality standards (NAAQS) (referred to as the ``1997 ozone NAAQS'') in the Norfolk-Virginia Beach-Newport News (Hampton Roads), VA Area (Hampton Roads Area). EPA is approving this revision to the Virginia SIP in accordance with the requirements of the Clean Air Act (CAA).

Creator: 
Environmental Protection Agency
Publication Date: 
Thursday, October 12, 2023 - 4:00am
Description: 

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to approve a revision to the South Coast Air Quality Management District (SCAQMD or ``the District'') portion of the California State Implementation Plan (SIP) as SIP strengthening. This revision concerns emissions of oxides of nitrogen (NO<INF>X</INF>) and particulate matter (PM) from indirect sources associated with warehouses. The EPA is proposing to approve SCAQMD Rule 2305, ``Warehouse Indirect Source Rule--Warehouse Actions and Investments to Reduce Emissions (WAIRE) Program,'' to regulate these emission sources under the Clean Air Act (CAA or the Act). The EPA is taking comments on this proposal and plans to follow with a final action.

Creator: 
Environmental Protection Agency
Publication Date: 
Thursday, October 12, 2023 - 4:00am
Description: 

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is extending the comment period for the proposed revisions to the Air Emissions Reporting Requirements (AERR), published in the Federal Register on August 9, 2023. The current comment period for the proposed rule is set to end on October 18, 2023. EPA has received numerous requests to extend the comment period given the complexity and length of the proposed rulemaking. The EPA is extending the comment period for the proposed action to November 17, 2023. The EPA is also extending the comment period for the associated Information Collection Request (ICR), number 2170.09, for the proposed AERR to November 17, 2023.

Creator: 
Environmental Protection Agency
Publication Date: 
Wednesday, October 4, 2023 - 4:00am
Description: 

On September 21, 2022, the Commonwealth of Kentucky, through the Kentucky Energy and Environment Cabinet (Cabinet), Division of Air Quality (DAQ), submitted a request for the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to redesignate the Northern Kentucky portion (hereinafter referred to as the ``Northern Kentucky Area'' or ``Area'') of the Cincinnati, Ohio- Kentucky, 2015 8-hour ozone nonattainment area (hereinafter referred to as the ``Cincinnati, OH-KY Area'') to attainment for the 2015 8-hour ozone National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS or standards) and to approve a State Implementation Plan (SIP) revision containing a maintenance plan for the Area. The Cabinet submitted this request and SIP revision through a letter dated September 20, 2022, and supplemented it on November 22, 2022. EPA is approving the Commonwealth's plan for maintaining attainment of the 2015 8-hour ozone standard in the Northern Kentucky Area, including the motor vehicle emission budgets (budgets) for nitrogen oxides (NO<INF>X</INF>) and volatile organic compounds (VOCs) for the years of 2026 and 2035 for the Area, incorporating the maintenance plan into the SIP, and redesignating the Area to attainment for the 2015 8-hour ozone NAAQS. EPA previously approved the redesignation request and maintenance plan for the Ohio portion of the Cincinnati, OH-KY Area. Additionally, EPA finds the 2026 and 2035 budgets for the Area adequate for the purpose of transportation conformity.

Creator: 
Environmental Protection Agency
Publication Date: 
Wednesday, October 4, 2023 - 4:00am
Description: 

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is taking final action to approve revisions to the Missouri State Implementation Plan (SIP) related to the control of emissions from volatile organic liquid storage. These revisions do not impact the stringency of the SIP or have an adverse effect on air quality. The EPA's approval of this rule revision is being done in accordance with the requirements of the Clean Air Act (CAA).

Creator: 
Environmental Protection Agency
Publication Date: 
Wednesday, October 4, 2023 - 4:00am
Description: 

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is finalizing approval of a State Implementation Plan (SIP) revision submitted by the State of South Carolina, through the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (hereinafter referred to as SC DHEC or South Carolina) via a letter dated February 3, 2022. The SIP revision updates portions of South Carolina's Prevention of Significant Deterioration (PSD) and Nonattainment New Source Review (NNSR) regulations that pertain to Project Emissions Accounting (PEA) provisions. EPA is approving these changes pursuant to the Clean Air Act (CAA or Act) and implementing Federal regulations.

Creator: 
Environmental Protection Agency
Publication Date: 
Monday, October 2, 2023 - 4:00am
Description: 

On November 15, 2021, the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP) submitted a request for the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to approve the redesignation of the New Jersey portion of the Northeast Pennsylvania-Upper Delaware Valley Interstate Air Quality Control Region (Warren County, New Jersey) from nonattainment to attainment for the 1971 Sulfur Dioxide (SO<INF>2</INF>) National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS). In conjunction with its redesignation request, NJDEP submitted a State Implementation Plan (SIP) revision containing a limited maintenance plan and its associated contingency measures for the Warren County 1971 SO<INF>2</INF> Nonattainment Area (Warren County SO<INF>2</INF> NAA) to ensure that attainment of the SO<INF>2</INF> NAAQS will continue to be maintained. The EPA is taking final action to approve the requested SIP revision and to redesignate the Warren County SO<INF>2</INF> NAA from nonattainment to attainment for the 1971 SO<INF>2</INF> NAAQS.

Creator: 
Environmental Protection Agency
Publication Date: 
Friday, September 29, 2023 - 4:00am
Description: 

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is approving revisions to the Washington State Implementation Plan (SIP) that were submitted on June 22, 2023, by the Department of Ecology in coordination with the Southwest Clean Air Agency (SWCAA). In 2017, the EPA approved a comprehensive update to SWCAA 400 General Regulations for Air Pollution Sources in the SIP, which includes new source review permitting requirements as well as other general requirements for sources regulated under SWCAA's jurisdiction. In this action, the EPA is approving minor updates to SWCAA 400 promulgated since our comprehensive approval in 2017.

Creator: 
Environmental Protection Agency
Publication Date: 
Thursday, September 28, 2023 - 4:00am
Description: 

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is approving, under the Clean Air Act (CAA), revisions to the sulfur dioxide (SO<INF>2</INF>) portion of the Indiana State Implementation Plan (SIP). The state of Indiana is requesting revisions to emission limits at the Northern Indiana Public Service Company Bailly Station (NIPSCO) facility reflecting permanently shut down units. Indiana is also requesting SIP revisions for two facilities formerly owned by ArcelorMittal USA LLC and currently owned by Cleveland-Cliffs LLC (the Indiana Harbor East and Indiana Harbor West facilities). The Indiana Harbor East facility is required to demonstrate continuous compliance with final SO<INF>2</INF> emission limits as a daily (24-hour) average. These revisions will result in decreases in allowable SO<INF>2</INF> emissions at all three facilities, maintaining SO<INF>2</INF> attainment/unclassifiable designations for the 2010 1-hour SO<INF>2</INF> national ambient air quality standards (NAAQS). EPA proposed to approve this action on June 26, 2023, and received no adverse comments.

Creator: 
Environmental Protection Agency
Publication Date: 
Thursday, September 28, 2023 - 4:00am
Description: 

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is approving into the Washington State Implementation Plan (SIP) the Yakima Regional Clean Air Agency's (YRCAA) revised outdoor and agricultural burning rule submitted by the State of Washington (Washington or the State) on October 14, 2021. The submitted revisions improve stringency, clarity and enforceability of the rule. The EPA is proposing to approve the SIP submission as consistent with Clean Air Act (Act or CAA) requirements.

Creator: 
Environmental Protection Agency
Publication Date: 
Thursday, September 28, 2023 - 4:00am
Description: 

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is approving a revision to the Washington State Implementation Plan (SIP) for the Southwest Clean Air Agency (SWCAA) jurisdiction as it relates to the ozone National Ambient Air Quality Standard. This revision updates SWCAA's requirements in the SIP for Stage I and Stage II vapor recovery systems at gasoline dispensing facilities including: decommissioning existing Stage II systems incompatible with onboard refueling vapor recovery systems on or before January 1, 2023; allowing removal from service of Stage II vapor recovery equipment compatible with onboard refueling vapor recovery on or after January 1, 2023; and removing the requirement for Stage II vapor recovery at new installations. The revisions to the SIP also include, among other changes, revised requirements for installation of enhanced conventional nozzles, installation of low permeation hoses, and annual testing based on facility throughput. SWCAA's submittal, in coordination with the Washington Department of Ecology, included a demonstration that such removal of Stage II requirements is consistent with the Clean Air Act and EPA guidance.

Creator: 
Environmental Protection Agency
Publication Date: 
Tuesday, September 26, 2023 - 4:00am
Description: 

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is taking final action on two permitting rules submitted as a revision to the Placer County Air Pollution Control District (PCAPCD or ``District'') portion of the California State Implementation Plan (SIP). We are finalizing an approval of one rule and finalizing a limited approval and limited disapproval of the second rule. These revisions concern the District's New Source Review (NSR) permitting program for new and modified sources of air pollution under title I of the Clean Air Act (CAA or ``Act''). This final action stops all sanction and federal implementation plan clocks started by our April 20, 2020 limited approval and limited disapproval. This action also adds regulatory text to clarify that Placer County is no longer subject to the Federal Implementation Plan related to protection of visibility.

Creator: 
Environmental Protection Agency
Publication Date: 
Monday, September 25, 2023 - 4:00am
Description: 

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is correcting a final rule that appeared in the Federal Register on August 24, 2023. The document issued a final rule approving portions of three revisions to the Texas State Implementation Plan (SIP) submitted by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) on July 9, 2021, and January 21, 2022, that update the air permitting program by removing obsolete provisions and enhancing public notice requirements of the air permitting program. This correction addresses errors in the amendatory language instructions published on August 24, 2023.

Creator: 
Environmental Protection Agency
Publication Date: 
Friday, September 15, 2023 - 4:00am
Description: 

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is taking final action to approve revisions to the State Implementation Plan (SIP) submitted on November 29, 2021, by the State of Missouri. This final action approves revisions to a state regulation related to the Cross- State Air Pollution Rule SO<INF>2</INF> Group 1 Trading Program. The revisions alter the amounts of CSAPR SO<INF>2</INF> Group 1 emission allowances that are allocated to two of the state's units from the state's annual emissions budgets. Additionally, the revisions make non- substantive revisions to rule language that excludes certain provisions in the Code of Federal Regulations from incorporation by reference into the state's regulations. Approval of these revisions will ensure Federal enforceability of the State's rules. The EPA's approval of these SIP revisions is being done in accordance with the requirements of the Clean Air Act (CAA).

Creator: 
Environmental Protection Agency
Publication Date: 
Monday, September 11, 2023 - 4:00am
Description: 

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is approving into the Pennsylvania state implementation plan (SIP), a limited maintenance plan (LMP) submitted by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania's Department of Environmental Protection (PADEP or Commonwealth) on behalf of the Allegheny County Health Department (ACHD). This plan addresses the second 10-year maintenance period after redesignation for coarse particulate matter, particulate matter with an aerodynamic diameter less than or equal to a nominal 10 micrometers (PM<INF>10</INF>). A LMP is used to meet the Clean Air Act (CAA or the Act) requirements for formerly designated nonattainment areas that meet certain qualification criteria. EPA has determined that ACHD's second maintenance plan meets applicable CAA requirements.

Creator: 
Environmental Protection Agency
Publication Date: 
Friday, September 8, 2023 - 4:00am
Description: 

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is approving, under the Clean Air Act (CAA), a revision to the Ohio State Implementation Plan (SIP) intended to provide for attainment of the 2010 primary, health-based 1-hour sulfur dioxide (SO<INF>2</INF>) national ambient air quality standard (NAAQS or standard) for the Muskingum River SO<INF>2</INF> nonattainment area. This SIP revision (hereinafter referred to as Ohio's Muskingum River SO<INF>2</INF> attainment plan or plan), includes Ohio's attainment demonstration and other attainment planning elements required under the CAA. EPA is finding that Ohio has appropriately demonstrated that the plan provides for attainment of the 2010 1-hour primary SO<INF>2</INF> NAAQS in the Muskingum River, Ohio nonattainment area and that the plan meets the other applicable requirements under the CAA. EPA is also incorporating by reference Ohio Director's Final Findings and Orders (DFFOs), issued on May 23, 2023, into the Ohio SIP. The DFFOs set forth additional requirements at Globe Metallurgical (Globe) to verify appropriate source characterization for modeling purposes.

Creator: 
Environmental Protection Agency
Publication Date: 
Friday, September 8, 2023 - 4:00am
Description: 

Pursuant to the Federal Clean Air Act (CAA or the Act), the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is approving portions of the State Implementation Plan (SIP) revisions submitted to the EPA by the State of Texas (the State) for the 2008 8-hour ozone National Ambient Air Quality Standard (NAAQS). The SIP revisions being approved describe how CAA requirements for vehicle Inspection and Maintenance (I/M) are met in the Dallas-Fort Worth (DFW) and Houston-Galveston-Brazoria (HGB) Serious ozone nonattainment areas.

Creator: 
Environmental Protection Agency
Publication Date: 
Friday, September 8, 2023 - 4:00am
Description: 

This determination of acceptability expands the list of acceptable substitutes pursuant to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's Significant New Alternatives Policy program. This action lists as acceptable additional substitutes for use in the refrigeration and air conditioning and fire suppression sectors.

Creator: 
Environmental Protection Agency
Publication Date: 
Thursday, September 7, 2023 - 4:00am
Description: 

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has submitted an information collection request (ICR), NSPS for Equipment Leaks of VOC in Petroleum Refineries (EPA ICR Number 0983.17, OMB Control Number 2060-0067), to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act. This is a proposed extension of the ICR, which is currently approved through September 30, 2023. Public comments were previously requested, via the Federal Register, on July 22, 2022 during a 60-day comment period. This notice allows for an additional 30 days for public comments.

Creator: 
Environmental Protection Agency
Publication Date: 
Thursday, September 7, 2023 - 4:00am
Description: 

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has submitted an information collection request (ICR), NSPS for Nitric Acid Plants (EPA ICR Number 1056.14, OMB Control Number 2060-0019), to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act. This is a proposed extension of the ICR, which is currently approved through January 31, 2024. Public comments were previously requested via the Federal Register on May 18, 2023 during a 60-day comment period. This notice allows for an additional 30 days for public comments.

Creator: 
Environmental Protection Agency
Publication Date: 
Wednesday, September 6, 2023 - 4:00am
Description: 

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is approving portions of State Implementation Plan (SIP) revisions submitted by the State of New Hampshire that certify that the state has adopted regulations meeting the requirements for reasonably available control technology (RACT) for the 2008 and 2015 ozone national ambient air quality standards (NAAQS), and portions of amendments to a related regulation that New Hampshire revised to fulfill RACT requirements for these two NAAQS. We are also approving a revision to the state's definition of emergency generator. These actions are being taken in accordance with the Clean Air Act.

Creator: 
Environmental Protection Agency
Publication Date: 
Friday, September 1, 2023 - 4:00am
Description: 

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is approving a State Implementation Plan (SIP) revision submitted by the State of Rhode Island. This SIP amendment consists of revisions to the Rhode Island Air Pollution Control Regulation No. 36 Control of Emissions from Organic Solvent Cleaning. The SIP revisions include minor regulatory changes to provide consistency with federal regulations for National Emissions Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants (NESHAP) for Halogenated Solvent Cleaning. This action is being taken in accordance with the Clean Air Act (CAA).

Creator: 
Environmental Protection Agency
Publication Date: 
Friday, September 1, 2023 - 4:00am
Description: 

The EPA is granting the Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (RI DEM) the authority to implement and enforce the amended Rhode Island Code of Regulations, Control of Emissions from Organic Solvent Cleaning (Organic Solvent Cleaning Rule), and the General Definitions Regulation (General Definitions Rule) in place of the National Emission Standard for Halogenated Solvent Cleaning (Halogenated Solvent NESHAP) as a partial rule substitution as it applies to organic solvent cleaning machines in Rhode Island. RI DEM's amended Organic Solvent Cleaning Rule and General Definitions Rule will apply to all sources that otherwise would be regulated by the Halogenated Solvent NESHAP, except for continuous web cleaning machines, for which the Halogenated Solvent NESHAP will continue to apply. This approval makes RI DEM's amended Organic Solvent Cleaning Rule and General Definitions Rule federally enforceable. This action is being taken under the Clean Air Act.

Creator: 
Environmental Protection Agency
Publication Date: 
Thursday, August 31, 2023 - 4:00am
Description: 

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) published a final rule in the Federal Register on August 9, 2023, titled ``Air Plan Approval; North Carolina; Bulk Gasoline Plants, Terminals Vapor Recovery Systems.'' The document approved revisions to the North Carolina State Implementation Plan (SIP) concerning changes to the North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality's air regulations regarding bulk gasoline terminals and plants, gasoline cargo tanks and vapor collection systems, and leak tightness and vapor leak requirements. EPA approved those changes pursuant to the Clean Air Act. An error in the instructions amending the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) in the document is identified and corrected in this action. This correction does not change any final action taken by EPA in the August 9, 2023, final rule.

Creator: 
Environmental Protection Agency
Publication Date: 
Thursday, August 31, 2023 - 4:00am
Description: 

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) published a final rule that appeared in the Federal Register on August 4, 2023, titled ``Air Plan Approval; North Carolina; Volatile Organic Compound Regulations.'' The document approved revisions to the North Carolina State Implementation Plan concerning several updates to the North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality's air regulations which apply to sources that emit volatile organic compounds. EPA approved those changes pursuant to the Clean Air Act. An error in the instructions amending the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) in the document is identified and corrected in this action. This correction does not change any final action taken by EPA in the August 4, 2023, final rule.

Creator: 
Environmental Protection Agency
Publication Date: 
Wednesday, August 30, 2023 - 4:00am
Description: 

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator signed an Order dated August 7, 2023, granting in part and denying in part a Petition from the WildEarth Guardians dated March 1, 2023. The Petition requested that the EPA object to the Clean Air Act (CAA) title V operating permit issued by the New Mexico Environment Department (NMED) to XTO Energy Inc., Wildcat Compressor Station, located in Lea County, New Mexico.

Creator: 
Environmental Protection Agency
Publication Date: 
Monday, August 28, 2023 - 4:00am
Description: 

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is announcing a 30- day public comment period associated with release of the document, Protocol for the Vanadium and Compounds (Inhalation) IRIS Assessment. This document communicates the rationale for conducting the Integrated Risk Information System (IRIS) assessment of vanadium and compounds (inhalation), describes screening criteria to identify relevant literature, outlines the approach for evaluating study quality, and describes the methods for dose-response analysis.

Creator: 
Environmental Protection Agency
Publication Date: 
Monday, August 28, 2023 - 4:00am
Description: 

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator signed an order dated July 14, 2023, granting in part and denying in part a petition dated November 22, 2022 from WildEarth Guardians and a petition dated November 23, 2022 from the Center for Biological Diversity and Grand Valley Citizens Alliance. The petitions requested that the EPA object to a Clean Air Act (CAA) operating permit issued by the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) to Terra Energy Partners, Rocky Moutain LLC for its Parachute Water Management Facility located in Garfield County, Colorado.

Creator: 
Environmental Protection Agency
Publication Date: 
Friday, August 25, 2023 - 4:00am
Description: 

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to approve the regional haze state implementation plan (SIP) revision submitted by the State of Maryland on February 8, 2022, as satisfying applicable requirements under the Clean Air Act (CAA) and EPA's Regional Haze Rule for the program's second implementation period. Maryland's SIP submission addresses the requirement that states must periodically revise their long-term strategies for making reasonable progress towards the national goal of preventing any future, and remedying any existing, anthropogenic impairment of visibility, including regional haze, in mandatory Class I Federal areas. The SIP submission also addresses other applicable requirements for the second implementation period of the regional haze program. The EPA is taking this action pursuant to sections 110 and 169A of the Clean Air Act.

Creator: 
Environmental Protection Agency
Publication Date: 
Friday, August 25, 2023 - 4:00am
Description: 

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is preparing an Integrated Science Assessment (ISA) as part of the review of the air quality criteria and the primary (health-based) and secondary (welfare- based) National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS) for Ozone (O<INF>3</INF>) and related photochemical oxidants. The ISA will be developed by the Center for Public Health and Environmental Assessment (CPHEA) within EPA's Office of Research and Development. When final, the ISA is intended to update the previous ISA for O<INF>3</INF> and related photochemical oxidants (EPA/600/R-20/012), published in 2020. Interested parties are invited to assist EPA in developing and refining the scientific information base for the review of the O<INF>3</INF> NAAQS by submitting research studies and data that have been published or accepted for publication since January 1, 2018.

Creator: 
Environmental Protection Agency
Publication Date: 
Friday, August 25, 2023 - 4:00am
Description: 

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is finalizing amendments to the new source performance standards (NSPS) for electric arc furnaces (EAF) and argon-oxygen decarburization (AOD) vessels in the steel industry pursuant to the review required by the Clean Air Act.

Creator: 
Environmental Protection Agency
Publication Date: 
Thursday, August 24, 2023 - 4:00am
Description: 

Under the Cross-State Air Pollution Rule (CSAPR) trading program regulations, EPA allocates emission allowances to existing electricity generating units (EGUs) as provided in notices of data availability (NODAs). Through this NODA, EPA is providing notice of the availability of data on new or revised default allocations of CSAPR NO<INF>X</INF> Ozone Season Group 3 allowances to existing units for the 2023-2025 control periods, as well as the data upon which the allocations are based.

Creator: 
Environmental Protection Agency
Publication Date: 
Wednesday, August 23, 2023 - 4:00am
Description: 

On July 24, 2023, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) published a supplemental proposed rule titled ``National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants: Primary Copper Smelting.'' The EPA is extending the comment period on this proposed rule that currently closes on September 7, 2023, by 15 days. The comment period will now remain open until September 22, 2023, to allow additional time for Tribal Nations and stakeholders to review and comment on the proposal.

Creator: 
Environmental Protection Agency
Publication Date: 
Friday, August 18, 2023 - 4:00am
Description: 

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has submitted an information collection request (ICR), National Volatile Organic Compound Emission Standards for Consumer Products (EPA ICR Number 1764.09, OMB Control Number 2060-0348) to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act. This is a proposed extension of the ICR, which is currently approved through August 31, 2023. Public comments were previously requested, via the Federal Register, on May 18, 2023, during a 60-day comment period. This notice allows for an additional 30 days for public comments.

Creator: 
Environmental Protection Agency
Publication Date: 
Friday, August 18, 2023 - 4:00am
Description: 

The Environmental Protection Agency has submitted an information collection request (ICR), NSPS for Commercial and Industrial Solid Waste Incineration (CISWI) Units (EPA ICR Number 2384.06, OMB Control Number 2060-0662), to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act. This is a proposed extension of the ICR, which is currently approved through September 30, 2023. Public comments were previously requested, via the Federal Register, on July 22, 2022 during a 60-day comment period. This notice allows for an additional 30 days for public comments.

Creator: 
Environmental Protection Agency
Publication Date: 
Friday, August 18, 2023 - 4:00am
Description: 

The Environmental Protection Agency has submitted an information collection request (ICR), NSPS for Kraft Pulp Mill Affected Sources for which Construction, Reconstruction, or Modification Commenced After May 23, 2013 (EPA ICR Number 2485.05, OMB Control Number 2060-0690), to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act. This is a proposed extension of the ICR, which is currently approved through September 30, 2023. Public comments were previously requested via the Federal Register on July 22, 2022 during a 60-day comment period. This notice allows for an additional 30 days for public comments.

Creator: 
Environmental Protection Agency
Publication Date: 
Friday, August 18, 2023 - 4:00am
Description: 

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has submitted an information collection request (ICR), NSPS for Stationary Spark Ignition Internal Combustion Engines (EPA ICR Number 2227.07, OMB Control Number 2060-0610), to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act. This is a proposed extension of the ICR, which is currently approved through September 30, 2023. Public comments were previously requested via the Federal Register on July 22, 2022 during a 60-day comment period. This notice allows for an additional 30 days for public comments.

Creator: 
Environmental Protection Agency
Publication Date: 
Wednesday, August 16, 2023 - 4:00am
Description: 

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is approving a State Implementation Plan (SIP) revision submitted by the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP). The SIP revision consists of the following: 2017 calendar year ozone precursor emission inventory for volatile organic compounds (VOCs), oxides of nitrogen (NO<INF>X</INF>), and carbon monoxide (CO) for the Northern New Jersey portion of the New York-Northern New Jersey-Long Island NY-NJ-CT ozone nonattainment area (Northern New Jersey) and the Southern New Jersey portion of the Philadelphia-Wilmington-Atlantic City, PA-NJ-MD-DE ozone nonattainment area (Southern New Jersey). The SIP revision also consists of the 2017 calendar year statewide periodic emissions inventory for New Jersey. The pollutants included in this inventory include VOC, NO<INF>X</INF>, CO, particulate matter with an aerodynamic diameter less than or equal to 2.5 microns (PM<INF>2.5</INF>), particulate matter with an aerodynamic diameter less than or equal to 10 microns (PM<INF>10</INF>), ammonia (NH<INF>3</INF>) and sulfur dioxide (SO<INF>2</INF>). Additionally, EPA is approving a minor update to the 2011 nonattainment base year emission inventory. This action is being taken in accordance with the Clean Air Act (CAA).

Creator: 
Environmental Protection Agency
Publication Date: 
Wednesday, August 16, 2023 - 4:00am
Description: 

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing amendments to the National Emissions Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants (NESHAP) for Coke Ovens: Pushing, Quenching, and Battery Stacks (PQBS) source category, and the NESHAP for the Coke Oven Batteries (COB) source category. This proposal presents the results of the residual risk and technology review (RTR) conducted as required under the Clean Air Act (CAA) for the PQBS source category, and the periodic technology review for the COB source category, also required under the CAA. The EPA is proposing that risks due to emissions of hazardous air pollutants (HAP) from the PQBS source category are acceptable and that the current NESHAP provides an ample margin of safety to protect public health. Under the technology review for PQBS NESHAP, we are proposing there are no developments in practices, processes or control technologies that necessitate revision of standards for this source category. Under the technology review for the COB source category, the EPA is proposing amendments to the NESHAP to lower the limits for leaks from doors, lids, and offtakes to reflect improvements in technology to minimize emissions. We also are proposing a requirement for fenceline monitoring for benzene (as a surrogate for coke oven emissions) and a requirement to conduct root cause analysis and corrective action upon exceeding an action level. In addition, we are proposing: (1) new standards for several unregulated HAP or sources of HAP at facilities subject to PQBS NESHAP; (2) the removal of exemptions for periods of startup, shutdown, and malfunction consistent with a 2008 court decision, and clarifying that the standards apply at all times for both source categories; and (3) the addition of electronic reporting for performance test results and compliance reports. We solicit comments on all aspects of this proposed action.

Creator: 
Environmental Protection Agency
Publication Date: 
Wednesday, August 16, 2023 - 4:00am
Description: 

Notice is hereby given that the State of Nevada revised its approved State primacy program under the Federal Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA) by adopting regulations that effectuate the Federal Stage 1 Disinfectants and Disinfection Byproducts Rule (DBPR). The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has determined that Nevada's revision request meets the applicable SDWA program revision requirements and the regulations adopted by Nevada are no less stringent than the corresponding Federal regulations. Therefore, EPA approves this revision to Nevada's approved State primacy program. However, this determination on Nevada's request for approval of a program revision shall take effect in accordance with the procedures described below in the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section of this notice after the opportunity to request a public hearing.

Creator: 
Environmental Protection Agency
Publication Date: 
Tuesday, August 15, 2023 - 4:00am
Description: 

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is planning to submit an information collection request (ICR), Implementation of the Fine Particulate Matter (PM<INF>2.5</INF>) National Ambient Air Quality Standards (Renewal) (EPA ICR Number 2258.06; OMB Control Number 2060- 0611) to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA). Before doing so, the EPA is soliciting public comments on specific aspects of the proposed information collection as described below. This is a proposed extension of the ICR, which is currently approved through January 31, 2024. This notice allows for 60 days for public comments.

Creator: 
Environmental Protection Agency
Publication Date: 
Tuesday, August 15, 2023 - 4:00am
Description: 

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is approving, under the Clean Air Act (CAA), revisions to the State Implementation Plan (SIP) submitted by the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency (Illinois EPA) on October 22, 2020, and February 14, 2023. The revisions address the emissions inventory requirements for the Chicago and Metro-East nonattainment areas under the 2015 ozone National Ambient Air Quality Standard (NAAQS or standard). The Chicago nonattainment area includes Cook, DuPage, Grundy (Aux Sable and Goose Lake Townships), Kane, Kendall (Oswego Township), Lake, McHenry, and Will counties. The Metro-East nonattainment area includes Madison, Monroe, and St. Clair counties. The CAA requires emissions inventories for all ozone nonattainment areas.

Creator: 
Environmental Protection Agency
Publication Date: 
Tuesday, August 15, 2023 - 4:00am
Description: 

Pursuant to the Federal Clean Air Act (CAA or the Act), the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is approving the July 20, 2021, revisions to the Texas State Implementation Plan (SIP) concerning Reasonably Available Control Technology (RACT) requirements for sources covered by the 2016 Oil and Natural Gas Control Techniques Guidelines (CTG or CTGs) for the Dallas-Fort Worth (DFW) and the Houston- Galveston-Brazoria (HGB) nonattainment areas (NAAs) for the 2008 8-hour ozone National Air Quality Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS).

Creator: 
Environmental Protection Agency
Publication Date: 
Tuesday, August 15, 2023 - 4:00am
Description: 

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is taking final action to approve three state implementation plan (SIP) revisions submitted by the State of California addressing the nonattainment new source review (NNSR) requirements for the 2015 8-hour ozone National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS). These SIP revisions address the South Coast Air Quality Management District (SCAQMD or ``District''), Imperial County Air Pollution Control District (ICAPCD or ``District''), and Ventura County Air Pollution Control District (VCAPCD or ``District'') portions of the California SIP. This action is being taken pursuant to the Clean Air Act (CAA or ``Act'') and its implementing regulations.

Creator: 
Environmental Protection Agency
Publication Date: 
Monday, August 14, 2023 - 4:00am
Description: 

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is announcing a public webinar on the new regulatory provisions of the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) program.

Creator: 
Environmental Protection Agency
Publication Date: 
Monday, August 14, 2023 - 4:00am
Description: 

On July 13, 2023, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) published a final rule in the Federal Register approving the ``Coso Junction PM<INF>10</INF> Planning Area Second 10-Year Maintenance Plan'' as a revision to the state implementation plan (SIP) for the State of California. In that rulemaking, the EPA inadvertently published a numbering error in the regulatory text codifying the approval in the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR). This document corrects the error in the final rule's regulatory text.

Creator: 
Environmental Protection Agency
Publication Date: 
Friday, August 11, 2023 - 4:00am
Description: 

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to approve a portion of a State Implementation Plan (SIP) revision submitted by the Florida Department of Environmental Protection (FDEP) on April 1, 2022, for the purpose of removing several rules from the Florida SIP. EPA is proposing to remove the State's Clean Air Interstate Rule (CAIR) rules from the Florida SIP as well as several Reasonably Available Control Technology (RACT) rules for particulate matter (PM) because these rules have become obsolete. The State has provided a non-interference demonstration to support the removal of these rules from the Florida SIP pursuant to the Clean Air Act (CAA or Act).

Creator: 
Environmental Protection Agency
Publication Date: 
Thursday, August 10, 2023 - 4:00am
Description: 

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to approve State Implementation Plan (SIP) revisions to the San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District (SJVAPCD) portion of the California State Implementation Plan (SIP). The revisions were submitted by the California Air Resources Board (CARB), on behalf of SJVAPCD, in response to EPA's May 22, 2015, finding of substantial inadequacy and SIP call for certain provisions in the SIP related to exemptions and affirmative defenses applicable to excess emissions during startup, shutdown, and malfunction (SSM) events. EPA is proposing approval of the SIP revisions because the Agency has determined that they are in accordance with the requirements for SIP provisions under the Clean Air Act (CAA or the Act).

Creator: 
Environmental Protection Agency
Publication Date: 
Thursday, August 10, 2023 - 4:00am
Description: 

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is approving Washington State Implementation Plan (SIP) revisions submitted on August 10, 2022. The submitted revisions incorporate the most recent updates to Washington's Smoke Management Plan and reflect state legislative and regulatory changes. The EPA is approving the revisions based on our determination that the revisions are consistent with Clean Air Act requirements.

Creator: 
Environmental Protection Agency
Publication Date: 
Wednesday, August 9, 2023 - 4:00am
Description: 

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is approving a revision to the Alaska State Implementation Plan (SIP) submitted on May 16, 2022. In the submission, Alaska revised and repealed State regulations originally put in place to limit water vapor emissions that may contribute to ice fog and to address the use of high-sulfur marine fuels near the communities of St. Paul Island and Unalaska. Alaska determined that the regulations are obsolete due to technology improvements and regulatory changes, including Federal sulfur content in fuel restrictions. The State requested that the SIP be updated to reflect the revised and repealed State regulations. We have determined the submitted revision will not interfere with attainment of the national ambient air quality standards or other applicable requirements of the Clean Air Act.

Creator: 
Environmental Protection Agency
Publication Date: 
Wednesday, August 9, 2023 - 4:00am
Description: 

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is finalizing the approval of changes to the North Carolina State Implementation Plan (SIP), submitted by the State of North Carolina through the North Carolina Division of Air Quality (NCDAQ) through a letter dated September 10, 2021. The SIP revision includes changes to the State's air pollution control requirements in the SIP that modify several definitions, clarify its applicability requirements, adjust the requirement for fugitive dust control plan submissions, and make minor language and formatting changes. EPA is approving these changes pursuant to the Clean Air Act (CAA or Act).

Creator: 
Environmental Protection Agency
Publication Date: 
Wednesday, August 9, 2023 - 4:00am
Description: 

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is approving a State Implementation Plan (SIP) revision submitted by the North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality (NCDEQ), Division of Air Quality (DAQ), via a letter dated April 13, 2021. This SIP revision includes changes to NCDEQ's regulations regarding bulk gasoline terminals and plants, gasoline cargo tanks and vapor collection systems, and leak tightness and vapor leak requirements. EPA is approving these changes pursuant to the Clean Air Act (CAA or Act).

Creator: 
Environmental Protection Agency
Publication Date: 
Wednesday, August 9, 2023 - 4:00am
Description: 

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is approving both a State implementation plan (SIP) revision and Title V operating permits program revision submitted by the Pennsylvania Departmental of Environmental Protection (PADEP) on behalf of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. The SIP revision pertains to Pennsylvania's general provisions regarding air resources, operating permit requirements, and plan approval and operating permit fees. This includes increases to existing plan approval application and operating permit fees. The Title V operating permit program revision amends the Title V operating permit program fee schedules that fund the Pennsylvania Title V operating permit program. EPA is approving these revisions to the Pennsylvania SIP and Title V operating permit program in accordance with the requirements of the Clean Air Act (CAA).

Creator: 
Environmental Protection Agency
Publication Date: 
Wednesday, August 9, 2023 - 4:00am
Description: 

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is approving Tennessee's July 31, 2019, State Implementation Plan (SIP) submission pertaining to the ``good neighbor'' provision of the Clean Air Act (CAA or Act) for the 2010 1-hour sulfur dioxide (SO<INF>2</INF>) National Ambient Air Quality Standard (NAAQS). The good neighbor provision requires each State's implementation plan to contain adequate provisions prohibiting the interstate transport of air pollution in amounts that will contribute significantly to nonattainment, or interfere with maintenance, of a NAAQS in any other State. EPA has determined that Tennessee will not contribute significantly to nonattainment or interfere with maintenance of the 2010 1-hour SO<INF>2</INF> NAAQS in any other State. Therefore, EPA is approving the July 31, 2019, SIP revision as meeting the requirements of the good neighbor provision for the 2010 1-hour SO<INF>2</INF> NAAQS.

Creator: 
Environmental Protection Agency
Publication Date: 
Wednesday, August 9, 2023 - 4:00am
Description: 

EPA will hold an Environmental Modeling Public Meeting (EMPM) on Tuesday, October 10, 2023, with participation by in-person, phone, and webcast. This Notice announces the meeting and provides information on its theme. The EMPM provides a public forum for EPA and its stakeholders to discuss current issues related to modeling pesticide fate, transport, exposure, and ecotoxicity for pesticide risk assessments in a regulatory context.

Creator: 
Environmental Protection Agency
Publication Date: 
Tuesday, August 8, 2023 - 4:00am
Description: 

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to promulgate a Federal Implementation Plan (FIP) under the Clean Air Act (CAA) that consists of contingency measures for the 1997, 2006, and 2012 fine particulate matter (PM<INF>2.5</INF>) national ambient air quality standards (NAAQS or ``standards'') for the San Joaquin Valley PM<INF>2.5</INF> nonattainment area. The contingency measures would apply to residential wood burning heaters and fireplaces and rural open areas. The proposed FIP, if finalized, would be implemented by the EPA, unless and until replaced through the EPA's approval of a contingency measure state implementation plan (SIP) submission.

Creator: 
Environmental Protection Agency
Publication Date: 
Tuesday, August 8, 2023 - 4:00am
Description: 

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is planning to submit an information collection request (ICR), ``Transportation Conformity Determinations for Federally Funded and Approved Transportation Plans, Programs, and Projects'' (EPA ICR No. 2130.07, OMB Control No. 2060-0561), to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act. Before doing so, EPA is soliciting public comments on specific aspects of the proposed information collection as described below. This is a proposed extension of the ICR, which is currently approved through February 29, 2024.

Creator: 
Environmental Protection Agency
Publication Date: 
Friday, August 4, 2023 - 4:00am
Description: 

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is approving State Implementation Plan (SIP) revisions submitted by the State of Florida on November 22, 2016, and supplemented on September 30, 2022, through the Florida Department of Environmental Protection (FDEP). The November 22, 2016, SIP revision is in response to EPA's SIP Call published on June 12, 2015, concerning excess emissions during startup, shutdown, and malfunction (SSM) events. The September 30, 2022, supplemental SIP revision addresses additional SSM-related rule amendments identified by the State and the addition of source specific sulfur dioxide (SO<INF>2</INF>) and nitrogen oxide (NO<INF>X</INF>) emission limits. EPA is approving these SIP revisions and finds that they correct the deficiencies identified in the June 12, 2015, SIP Call. EPA is also approving a portion of a SIP revision submitted by FDEP on April 1, 2022, which modifies provisions that regulate emissions of SO<INF>2</INF>, NO<INF>X</INF>, and visible emissions and modifies requirements for major stationary sources of volatile organic compounds (VOC) and NO<INF>X</INF>.

Creator: 
Environmental Protection Agency
Publication Date: 
Friday, August 4, 2023 - 4:00am
Description: 

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is finalizing the approval of a State Implementation Plan (SIP) revision to the North Carolina SIP, submitted by the State of North Carolina through the North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality (NCDEQ), Division of Air Quality (NCDAQ), via a letter dated April 13, 2021. This SIP revision updates several NCDEQ air regulations which apply to sources that emit volatile organic compounds (VOC).

Creator: 
Environmental Protection Agency
Publication Date: 
Friday, August 4, 2023 - 4:00am
Description: 

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is approving revisions to the Missouri State Implementation Plan (SIP) received on August 4, 2022. The submission removes a provision in the Missouri regulation ``Construction Permits By Rule'' that allows the burning of illegal and waste pharmaceutical drugs in crematories and animal incinerators. In the previous revision, submitted to EPA on March 7, 2019, EPA approved selected revisions of the rule but did not act on a portion of the revision that included the disposal of pharmaceuticals in crematories and animal incinerators because it conflicted with federal requirements on the incineration of illegal and waste pharmaceuticals. By removing the conflicting language, approval of these revisions ensures consistency between State and federally approved rules. These revisions along with other minor text changes are administrative in nature and do not impact the stringency of the SIP or air quality. The EPA's approval of this rule revision is in accordance with the requirements of the Clean Air Act (CAA).

Creator: 
Environmental Protection Agency
Publication Date: 
Thursday, August 3, 2023 - 4:00am
Description: 

In this notice, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is notifying the public that it has found that the 2023 motor vehicle emissions budgets (MVEBs) for volatile organic compounds (VOCs) and nitrogen oxides (NO<INF>X</INF>), submitted by the Maryland Department of the Environment (MDE) on March 7, 2023, for the 2015 8-hour ozone national ambient air quality standard (NAAQS), are adequate for transportation conformity purposes for the Baltimore 2015 8-hour ozone moderate nonattainment area. As a result of EPA's finding, the State of Maryland must use the MVEBs from the March 7, 2023, attainment demonstration for future conformity determinations for the 2015 8-hour ozone standard.

Creator: 
Environmental Protection Agency
Publication Date: 
Thursday, August 3, 2023 - 4:00am
Description: 

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is correcting a final rule that appeared in the Federal Register on July 12, 2023. The final rule determined the applicable volume requirements and percentage standards for the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) for 2023 through 2025 for cellulosic biofuel, biomass-based diesel, advanced biofuel, and total renewable fuel, established the second supplemental standard addressing the judicial remand of the 2016 standard-setting rulemaking, and made several regulatory changes to the RFS program. This document corrects several amendatory instructions in the regulatory text in the final rule, but does not make any substantive changes.

Creator: 
Environmental Protection Agency
Publication Date: 
Wednesday, August 2, 2023 - 4:00am
Description: 

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is approving changes to the Georgia State Implementation Plan (SIP), submitted by the State of Georgia through the Georgia Environmental Protection Division (GA EPD) via a letter dated November 4, 2021. The SIP revision revises Georgia's Stage I vapor recovery rules primarily by removing outdated references and making several clarifying edits. The revision also updates several definitions and makes two substantive changes. EPA is approving these changes pursuant to the Clean Air Act (CAA or Act).

Creator: 
Environmental Protection Agency
Publication Date: 
Wednesday, August 2, 2023 - 4:00am
Description: 

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is updating the materials that are incorporated by reference (IBR) into the North Carolina State Implementation Plan (SIP). The regulations affected by this update have been previously submitted by North Carolina and approved by EPA. In this final rule, EPA is also notifying the public of corrections and clarifying changes in the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) tables that identify material incorporated by reference into the North Carolina SIP. This update affects the materials that are available for public inspection at the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) and the EPA Regional Office.

Creator: 
Environmental Protection Agency
Publication Date: 
Tuesday, August 1, 2023 - 4:00am
Description: 

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has submitted an information collection request (ICR), ``Ambient Air Quality Surveillance (EPA ICR Number 0940.30, OMB Control Number 2060-0084) to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act. This is a proposed extension of the ICR, which is currently approved through July 31, 2023. Public comments were previously requested via the Federal Register on February 17, 2023, during a 60-day comment period. This notice allows for an additional 30 days for public comments. This notice allows for an additional 30 days for public comments.

Creator: 
Environmental Protection Agency
Publication Date: 
Tuesday, August 1, 2023 - 4:00am
Description: 

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has submitted an information collection request (ICR), NSPS for the Graphic Arts Industry (EPA ICR Number 0657.14, OMB Control Number 2060-0105) to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act. This is a proposed extension of the ICR, which is currently approved through July 31, 2023. Public comments were previously requested via the Federal Register on July 22, 2022, during a 60-day comment period. This notice allows for an additional 30 days for public comments.

Creator: 
Environmental Protection Agency
Publication Date: 
Tuesday, August 1, 2023 - 4:00am
Description: 

Addressing childhood lead exposure is a priority for the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). This rule addresses health concerns for all affected communities, including children living in communities with environmental justice concerns, who have significantly higher blood lead levels (BLLs) than other children. As part of EPA's efforts to reduce childhood lead exposure, and in accordance with a U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit 2021 opinion, EPA is proposing to lower the dust-lead hazard standards (DLHS) from 10 micrograms per square foot ([micro]g/ft\2\) and 100 [micro]g/ft\2\ for floors and window sills to any reportable level as analyzed by a laboratory recognized by EPA's National Lead Laboratory Accreditation Program. This is a non-numeric value that the Agency refers to as greater than zero [micro]g/ft\2\ and may vary based on laboratory or test. While EPA's DLHS do not compel property owners or occupants to evaluate their property for lead-based paint (LBP) hazards nor take control actions, if an LBP activity such as an abatement is performed, then EPA's regulations set requirements for doing so. EPA is also proposing to change the dust-lead clearance levels (DLCL), which are the values used to determine when abatement work can be considered complete, from 10 [micro]g/ft\2\, 100 [micro]g/ft\2\ and 400 [micro]g/ ft\2\ for floors, window sills, and window troughs to 3 [micro]g/ft\2\, 20 [micro]g/ft\2\, and 25 [micro]g/ft\2\, respectively. Under this proposal, the DLHS for floors and window sills would not be the same as the DLCL for floors and window sills (i.e., the DLHS and DLCL would be decoupled). Accordingly, dust-lead hazards could remain after an abatement due to the different statutory direction that Congress provided EPA with respect to the DLCL. Additionally, EPA is proposing to change the definition of abatement so that the recommendation for action applies when dust-lead loadings are at or above the DLCL, as well as several other amendments, including revising the definition of target housing to conform with the statute.

Creator: 
Environmental Protection Agency
Publication Date: 
Monday, July 31, 2023 - 4:00am
Description: 

The EPA is proposing to revoke the Fiscal Year 2019 Clean Air Act (CAA) section 105 grant awarded to the Puerto Rico Department of Natural and Environmental Resources (PRDNER) because it has failed to satisfy the statutory maintenance of effort (MOE) requirement for that year. The EPA is providing prior notice of its intent to revoke PRDNER's Fiscal Year 2019 Clean Air Act section 105 grant. When the proposed action is final, PRDNER will be eligible to receive future CAA section 105 grants to support its air pollution control program.

Creator: 
Environmental Protection Agency
Publication Date: 
Monday, July 31, 2023 - 4:00am
Description: 

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is taking interim final action to stay, for emissions sources in Arkansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, and Texas only, the effectiveness of the federal implementation plan (FIP) requirements established to address the obligations of these and other states to mitigate interstate air pollution with respect to the 2015 national ambient air quality standards (NAAQS) for ozone (the Good Neighbor Plan). The EPA is also revising certain other regulations to ensure that sources in these states will continue to be subject to previously established requirements to mitigate interstate air pollution with respect to other ozone NAAQS while the Good Neighbor Plan's requirements are stayed. These revisions will also ensure that the stay is limited to requirements for which the EPA does not currently have authority to implement a FIP pending judicial review. The stay and the associated revisions to other regulations are being issued in response to judicial orders that partially stay, pending judicial review, a separate, earlier EPA action which disapproved certain state implementation plan (SIP) revisions submitted by these and other states. Finally, for states for which the Good Neighbor Plan's requirements are not being stayed, the EPA is revising three near-term deadlines that are incorrect as published in the Good Neighbor Plan.

Creator: 
Environmental Protection Agency
Publication Date: 
Thursday, July 27, 2023 - 4:00am
Description: 

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is approving a state implementation plan (SIP) revision submitted by the State of West Virginia. The revision updates West Virginia's incorporation by reference (IBR) of EPA's national ambient air quality standards (NAAQS) and the associated monitoring reference and equivalent methods. EPA is approving these revisions to the West Virginia SIP in accordance with the requirements of the Clean Air Act (CAA).

Creator: 
Environmental Protection Agency
Publication Date: 
Wednesday, July 26, 2023 - 4:00am
Description: 

Pursuant to the Federal Clean Air Act (CAA or Act), the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing this action to address the voluntary remand of portions of a final rulemaking published in the Federal Register on January 5, 2016, addressing regional haze obligations for the first planning period in Texas and Oklahoma. Specifically, we are revisiting and again proposing disapproval of portions of the Texas Regional Haze State Implementation Plan (SIP) submission and portions of the Oklahoma Regional Haze SIP submission that relate to reasonable progress requirements for the first planning period from 2008 through 2018. We are also proposing to rescind the sulfur dioxide (SO<INF>2</INF>) emission limitations we promulgated as part of the Federal Implementation Plan (FIP) in the January 2016 Final Rule for 15 Texas electric generating units (EGUs) at eight facilities. We are proposing to determine that no additional controls are required for Texas or Oklahoma sources under these States' long-term strategies for making reasonable progress for the first planning period. We are leaving the portions of the Texas and Oklahoma Regional Haze SIPs that we approved in the January 2016 Final Rule in place and not reopening those determinations in this action.

Creator: 
Environmental Protection Agency
Publication Date: 
Monday, July 24, 2023 - 4:00am
Description: 

In this document, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA or Agency) is taking three separate but related actions. First, EPA is finalizing its determination that the Libby fine particulate matter (PM<INF>2.5</INF>) nonattainment area (Libby Area) is attaining the 1997 Annual PM<INF>2.5</INF> national ambient air quality standards (NAAQS or standard) based on 2014-2021 data. Secondly, EPA is finalizing approval of Montana's plan for maintaining the 1997 Annual PM<INF>2.5</INF> NAAQS (limited maintenance plan). Lastly, the EPA is finalizing approval of the redesignation of the Libby Area to attainment for the 1997 Annual PM<INF>2.5</INF> NAAQS, submitted by the State of Montana on June 24, 2020. The EPA is taking this action pursuant to the Clean Air Act (CAA).

Creator: 
Environmental Protection Agency
Publication Date: 
Monday, July 24, 2023 - 4:00am
Description: 

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is approving a request submitted by the Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy (EGLE) on January 12, 2023, and supplemented on April 19, 2023, to revise the Michigan state implementation plan (SIP) for particulate matter (PM). The revision updates the fugitive dust plan for the Detroit Edison--River Rouge Power Plant (DTE Energy) located in River Rouge, Michigan. The facility is no longer in operation and therefore, the plan eliminates requirements to reflect plant shut down.

Creator: 
Environmental Protection Agency
Publication Date: 
Monday, July 24, 2023 - 4:00am
Description: 

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is approving a revision to the Wisconsin state implementation plan (SIP) revising air emissions reporting requirements codified in Chapter 438 of the Wisconsin Administrative Code (Wis. Admin. Code). Additionally, EPA is approving a related infrastructure requirement under section 110 of the Clean Air Act (CAA) for the 2012 fine particulate matter (PM<INF>2.5</INF>) and 2015 ozone National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS). The infrastructure requirements are designed to ensure that the structural components of each state's air quality management program are adequate to meet the state's responsibilities under the CAA. EPA proposed to approve this action on March 23, 2023, and received no adverse comments.

Creator: 
Environmental Protection Agency
Publication Date: 
Monday, July 24, 2023 - 4:00am
Description: 

This action supplements our proposed amendments to the national emission standards for hazardous air pollutants (NESHAP) for the Primary Copper Smelting source category published in the Federal Register on January 11, 2022. In that action, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) proposed amendments based on the residual risk and technology review (RTR) for the major source category and the technology review for the area source category. Although the proposal included the technology review for the area source category, this supplemental proposal does not include any changes for the area source category. In order to complete the required technology review for the major source category, the EPA is proposing additional hazardous air pollutant (HAP) standards for the following pollutants: benzene, toluene, hydrogen chloride (HCl), chlorine, polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAH), naphthalene and dioxin/furans (D/F). The EPA also evaluated the potential for changes to the previously proposed residual risk assessment and the decisions related to risk. Furthermore, in this action the EPA is also proposing revised standards for certain provisions initially proposed in the January 11, 2022, RTR proposal based on additional information gathered since the publication of the 2022 proposed rule.

Creator: 
Environmental Protection Agency
Publication Date: 
Friday, July 21, 2023 - 4:00am
Description: 

Pursuant to the Federal Clean Air Act (CAA or Act), the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to approve two revisions to the Arkansas State Implementation Plan (SIP) submitted by the Governor of the State of Arkansas on May 12, 2022, and November 1, 2022. The revisions were submitted in response to a finding of substantial inadequacy and SIP call published by EPA on June 12, 2015, which included certain provisions in the Arkansas SIP related to excess emissions during startup, shutdown, and malfunction (SSM) events. The submittals request the removal of the provisions identified in the 2015 SIP call from the Arkansas SIP. EPA is proposing to determine that the removal of these substantially inadequate provisions from the SIP will correct the deficiencies in the Arkansas SIP identified in the June 12, 2015 SIP call.

Creator: 
Environmental Protection Agency
Publication Date: 
Friday, July 21, 2023 - 4:00am
Description: 

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is taking final action to determine that the West Pinal County, Arizona nonattainment area (``West Pinal County'' or ``area'') did not attain the 1987 24- hour national ambient air quality standards (NAAQS or ``standards'') for particulate matter with a diameter of 10 micrometers or smaller (PM<INF>10</INF>) by its December 31, 2022 ``Serious'' area attainment date. This action is based on the EPA's calculation of the PM<INF>10</INF> design value for the nonattainment area over the 2020- 2022 period, using complete, quality-assured, and certified PM<INF>10</INF> monitoring data. With this final determination that West Pinal County has failed to attain the PM<INF>10</INF> NAAQS by its attainment date, the State of Arizona is required to submit a revision to the Arizona state implementation plan (SIP) that, among other elements, provides for expeditious attainment of the PM<INF>10</INF> standards and for a five percent annual reduction in the emissions of direct PM<INF>10</INF> or a PM<INF>10</INF> plan precursor pollutant in the nonattainment area.

Creator: 
Environmental Protection Agency
Publication Date: 
Friday, July 21, 2023 - 4:00am
Description: 

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is removing the ``emergency'' affirmative defense provisions from the EPA's title V operating permit program regulations. These provisions established an affirmative defense that sources could have asserted in enforcement cases brought for noncompliance with technology-based emission limitations in operating permits, provided that the exceedances occurred due to qualifying emergency circumstances. These provisions, which have never been required elements of state operating permit programs, are being removed because they are inconsistent with the EPA's interpretation of the enforcement structure of the Clean Air Act (CAA or the Act) in light of prior court decisions from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit. The removal of these provisions is also consistent with other recent EPA actions involving affirmative defenses and would harmonize the EPA's treatment of affirmative defenses across different CAA programs. Through this document, the EPA is also providing guidance on the implementation process resulting from the removal of the emergency affirmative defense provisions from the EPA's regulations, including the need for some state, local, and tribal permitting authorities to submit program revisions to the EPA to remove similar title V affirmative defense provisions from their EPA-approved title V programs, and to remove similar provisions from individual operating permits.

Creator: 
Environmental Protection Agency
Publication Date: 
Thursday, July 20, 2023 - 4:00am
Description: 

On June 22, 2023, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) published a final rule in the Federal Register approving revisions to the Commonwealth of Virginia state implementation plan (SIP). In that rule, the EPA inadvertently included erroneous amendatory instructions codifying the approved SIP amendment to be incorporated by reference (IBR) for Article 57: Emission Standards for Industrial Solvent Cleaning Operations in the Northern Virginia Volatile Organic Compound Emissions Control Area, 8-hour Ozone Standard (Rule 4-57). This document corrects the errors in the final rule's amendatory instruction and table entry.

Creator: 
Environmental Protection Agency
Publication Date: 
Thursday, July 20, 2023 - 4:00am
Description: 

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing a limited approval and limited disapproval of revisions to the Mojave Desert Air Quality Management District (MDAQMD or ``the District'') portion of the California State Implementation Plan (SIP). This revision concerns particulate matter (PM) emissions from all sources of air pollution emissions in the District. We are proposing action on a local rule that regulates these emission sources under the Clean Air Act (CAA or ``the Act''). We are taking comments on this proposal and plan to follow with a final action.

Creator: 
Environmental Protection Agency
Publication Date: 
Thursday, July 13, 2023 - 4:00am
Description: 

The 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. In this rule, EPA is also notifying the public of corrections and clarifying changes to the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) tables that identify material incorporated by reference into the South Carolina SIP. This update affects the materials that are available for public inspection at the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) and the EPA Regional Office.

Creator: 
Environmental Protection Agency
Publication Date: 
Thursday, July 13, 2023 - 4:00am
Description: 

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is finalizing the rescission of the rule entitled, ``Increasing Consistency and Transparency in Considering Benefits and Costs in the Clean Air Act Rulemaking Process'' (hereinafter, the ``Benefit-Cost Rule''). The EPA is rescinding the rule because the changes advanced by the rule were inadvisable, untethered to the Clean Air Act (CAA), and not necessary to effectuate the purposes of the Act.

Creator: 
Environmental Protection Agency
Publication Date: 
Thursday, July 13, 2023 - 4:00am
Description: 

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is taking final action to approve the ``Coso Junction PM<INF>10</INF> Planning Area Second 10-Year Maintenance Plan'' (``Coso Junction Second Maintenance Plan'' or ``Plan'') as a revision to the state implementation plan (SIP) for the State of California. The Coso Junction Second Maintenance Plan includes, among other elements, a base year emissions inventory, a maintenance demonstration, and contingency provisions. The EPA is finalizing this action because the SIP revision meets the applicable statutory and regulatory requirements for such plans. The EPA is also taking final action to find the contribution of motor vehicle emissions to the area's continued attainment of the 1987 PM<INF>10</INF> standards to be insignificant. Once this insignificance finding is finalized, the area will not have to complete a regional emissions analysis for any transportation conformity determinations necessary for the Coso Junction Planning Area (CJPA).

Creator: 
Environmental Protection Agency
Publication Date: 
Wednesday, July 12, 2023 - 4:00am
Description: 

Under the Clean Air Act, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is required to determine the applicable volume requirements for the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) for years after those specified in the statute. This action establishes the applicable volumes and percentage standards for 2023 through 2025 for cellulosic biofuel, biomass-based diesel, advanced biofuel, and total renewable fuel. This action also establishes the second supplemental standard addressing the judicial remand of the 2016 standard-setting rulemaking. Finally, this action makes several regulatory changes to the RFS program, including changes related to the treatment of biogas and other modifications to improve the program's implementation. At this time EPA is not finalizing proposed provisions related to the generation of RINs from qualifying renewable electricity.

Creator: 
Environmental Protection Agency
Publication Date: 
Monday, July 10, 2023 - 4:00am
Description: 

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to approve State Implementation Plan (SIP) revisions submitted by the State of New Hampshire. These revisions provide certifications that the State has adopted regulations meeting the requirements for reasonably available control technology (RACT) for the 2008 and 2015 ozone national ambient air quality standards (NAAQS). We are also proposing approval of amendments to a related regulation that New Hampshire revised as part of its RACT certifications for these two NAAQS, a revision to the State's definition of emergency generator, and removal from the SIP of two previously issued RACT orders. This action is being taken under the Clean Air Act.

Creator: 
Environmental Protection Agency
Publication Date: 
Monday, July 10, 2023 - 4:00am
Description: 

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is approving, under the Clean Air Act (CAA), a State Implementation Plan (SIP) revision submitted by the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency (Ohio EPA) on September 7, 2022. Ohio EPA requests that EPA approve revised volatile organic compounds (VOCs) control rules under Chapter 3745-112 of the Ohio Administrative Code (OAC) into Ohio's SIP. The revised rules will reduce emissions that contribute to ozone formation and assist with efforts to achieve and maintain the 2015 ozone National Ambient Air Quality Standard (NAAQS). EPA finds that these rules are approvable because they are SIP strengthening measures. EPA proposed to approve this action on February 27, 2023, and received no adverse comments.

Creator: 
Environmental Protection Agency
Publication Date: 
Monday, July 10, 2023 - 4:00am
Description: 

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is taking final action on a permitting rule submitted as a revision to the San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District (SJVAPCD or ``District'') portion of the California state implementation plan (SIP). We are finalizing a limited approval and limited disapproval of the rule. This revision concerns the District's new source review (NSR) permitting program for new and modified sources of air pollution under section 110(a)(2)(C) and part D of title I of the Clean Air Act (CAA or ``Act'').

Creator: 
Environmental Protection Agency
Publication Date: 
Monday, July 3, 2023 - 4:00am
Description: 

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is finalizing an approval and a limited approval and limited disapproval of revisions to the Antelope Valley Air Quality Management District (AVAQMD or ``District'') portion of the California State Implementation Plan (SIP). These revisions concern the District's New Source Review (NSR) permitting program for new and modified sources of air pollution under part D of title I of the Clean Air Act (CAA or ``Act''). This action updates the District's portion of the California SIP with nine revised rules. Under the authority of the CAA, this action simultaneously approves local rules that regulate emission sources and directs the District to correct rule deficiencies.

Creator: 
Environmental Protection Agency
Publication Date: 
Monday, July 3, 2023 - 4:00am
Description: 

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is taking final action to partially approve and partially disapprove revisions to the State Implementation Plan (SIP) submitted by the State of Missouri on February 17, 2022. In its submission, the Missouri Department of Natural Resources (MoDNR) requested that revisions to a 2016 Administrative Order on Consent (AOC) for controlling sulfur dioxide (SO<INF>2</INF>) emissions at the Lake Road power plant (hereinafter referred to as ``2016 AOC'') be approved in the SIP. This final action amends the SIP to establish more stringent fuel oil sulfur content limits, remove SO<INF>2</INF> emission limits that are no longer needed due to the strengthened fuel oil sulfur requirements, and streamline reporting requirements. The approved SIP changes meet the requirements of the Clean Air Act (CAA). This final action also disapproves a new provision in the AOC that would potentially allow Lake Road to exceed the fuel oil sulfur content limits on a temporary basis.

Creator: 
Environmental Protection Agency
Publication Date: 
Monday, July 3, 2023 - 4:00am
Description: 

Notice is hereby given that the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has designated one new equivalent method for measuring concentrations of PM<INF>10</INF> in ambient air.

Creator: 
Environmental Protection Agency
Publication Date: 
Friday, June 30, 2023 - 4:00am
Description: 

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has submitted an information collection request (ICR), NSPS for VOC Emissions from Petroleum Refinery Wastewater Systems (EPA ICR Number 1136.14, OMB Control Number 2060-0172) to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act. This is a proposed extension of the ICR, which is currently approved through August 31, 2023. Public comments were previously requested via the Federal Register on July 22, 2022 during a 60-day comment period. This notice allows for an additional 30 days for public comments.

Creator: 
Environmental Protection Agency
Publication Date: 
Friday, June 30, 2023 - 4:00am
Description: 

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is finalizing an approval and a limited approval and limited disapproval of 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 New Source Review (NSR) permitting program for new and modified sources of air pollution under part D of title I of the Clean Air Act (CAA or ``Act''). This action updates the District's portion of the California SIP with ten revised rules. Under the authority of the CAA, this action simultaneously approves local rules that regulate emission sources and directs the District to correct rule deficiencies.

Creator: 
Environmental Protection Agency
Publication Date: 
Thursday, June 29, 2023 - 4:00am
Description: 

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is taking final action to approve a revision to the State Implementation Plan (SIP) for the State of Missouri. This final action will amend the SIP to approve a revision submitted by the State of Missouri on September 20, 2022, to the existing state rule, ``Confidential Information.'' These revisions include structural, formatting and other text changes that are administrative in nature and do not impact the stringency of the SIP or air quality. The EPA's approval of this rule revision is in accordance with the requirements of the Clean Air Act (CAA).

Creator: 
Environmental Protection Agency
Publication Date: 
Wednesday, June 28, 2023 - 4:00am
Description: 

On May 15, 2023, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued a proposed rule titled, ``National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants: Taconite Iron Ore Processing Amendments.'' The EPA is extending the comment period on this proposed rule that currently closes on June 29, 2023, by 8 days. The comment period will now remain open until July 7, 2023, to allow additional time for stakeholders to review and comment on the proposal.

Creator: 
Environmental Protection Agency
Publication Date: 
Monday, June 26, 2023 - 4:00am
Description: 

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is approving a State Implementation Plan (SIP) revision submitted by the State of Montana on March 25, 2020, addressing regional haze. Specifically, EPA is approving a SIP revision for the first implementation period of the Clean Air Act's (CAA) regional haze program that addresses the nitrogen oxides (NO<INF>X</INF>) and sulfur dioxide (SO<INF>2</INF>) Best Available Retrofit Technology (BART) requirements for two electric generating unit (EGU) facilities, as well as replaces portions of the Federal Implementation Plan (FIP) promulgated by EPA in 2012 (2012 regional haze FIP) addressing the NO<INF>X</INF>, SO<INF>2</INF>, and particulate matter (PM) BART requirements for two cement kilns and the PM BART requirements for the same two EGU facilities. Consistent with our approval of Montana's regional haze SIP revision, EPA is withdrawing, the portions of the FIP promulgated by EPA in the 2012 regional haze FIP addressing the NO<INF>X</INF>, SO<INF>2</INF>, and PM BART requirements for the two cement kilns and the PM BART requirements for the two EGU facilities. This action also addresses the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit's June 9, 2015 vacatur and remand of portions of the FIP. EPA is finalizing this action pursuant to the CAA.

Creator: 
Environmental Protection Agency
Publication Date: 
Monday, June 26, 2023 - 4:00am
Description: 

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to amend the National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants (NESHAP) for Reciprocating Internal Combustion Engines (RICE), the New Source Performance Standards (NSPS) for Stationary Compression Ignition (CI) Internal Combustion Engines, and the NSPS for Stationary Spark Ignition (SI) Internal Combustion Engines, to add electronic reporting provisions. The addition of electronic reporting provisions will provide for simplified reporting by sources and enhance availability of data on sources to the EPA and the public. In addition, a small number of clarifications and corrections to these rules are being proposed to correct inadvertent and other minor errors in the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR), particularly related to tables. Finally, information is being solicited on the provisions specifying that emergency engines can operate for up to 50 hours per year to mitigate local transmission and/ or distribution limitations to avert potential voltage collapse or line overloads that could lead to the interruption of power supply in a local area or region.

Creator: 
Environmental Protection Agency
Publication Date: 
Monday, June 26, 2023 - 4:00am
Description: 

On April 25, 2023, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) proposed a rule titled ``New Source Performance Standards for the Synthetic Organic Chemical Manufacturing Industry and National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants for the Synthetic Organic Chemical Manufacturing Industry and Group I & II Polymers and Resins Industry.'' The EPA is extending the comment period on this proposed rule that currently closes on June 26, 2023, by 11 days. The comment period will now remain open until July 7, 2023, to allow additional time for stakeholders to review and comment on the proposal.

Creator: 
Environmental Protection Agency
Publication Date: 
Monday, June 26, 2023 - 4:00am
Description: 

On April 25, 2023, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) proposed a rule titled ``New Source Performance Standards for the Synthetic Organic Chemical Manufacturing Industry and National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants for the Synthetic Organic Chemical Manufacturing Industry and Group I & II Polymers and Resins Industry.'' The EPA is extending the comment period on this proposed rule that currently closes on June 26, 2023, by 11 days. The comment period will now remain open until July 7, 2023, to allow additional time for stakeholders to review and comment on the proposal.

Creator: 
Environmental Protection Agency
Publication Date: 
Monday, June 26, 2023 - 4:00am
Description: 

On April 25, 2023, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) proposed a rule titled ``New Source Performance Standards for the Synthetic Organic Chemical Manufacturing Industry and National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants for the Synthetic Organic Chemical Manufacturing Industry and Group I & II Polymers and Resins Industry.'' The EPA is extending the comment period on this proposed rule that currently closes on June 26, 2023, by 11 days. The comment period will now remain open until July 7, 2023, to allow additional time for stakeholders to review and comment on the proposal.

Creator: 
Environmental Protection Agency
Publication Date: 
Monday, June 26, 2023 - 4:00am
Description: 

On April 25, 2023, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) proposed a rule titled ``New Source Performance Standards for the Synthetic Organic Chemical Manufacturing Industry and National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants for the Synthetic Organic Chemical Manufacturing Industry and Group I & II Polymers and Resins Industry.'' The EPA is extending the comment period on this proposed rule that currently closes on June 26, 2023, by 11 days. The comment period will now remain open until July 7, 2023, to allow additional time for stakeholders to review and comment on the proposal.

Creator: 
Environmental Protection Agency
Publication Date: 
Monday, June 26, 2023 - 4:00am
Description: 

On April 25, 2023, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) proposed a rule titled ``New Source Performance Standards for the Synthetic Organic Chemical Manufacturing Industry and National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants for the Synthetic Organic Chemical Manufacturing Industry and Group I & II Polymers and Resins Industry.'' The EPA is extending the comment period on this proposed rule that currently closes on June 26, 2023, by 11 days. The comment period will now remain open until July 7, 2023, to allow additional time for stakeholders to review and comment on the proposal.

Creator: 
Environmental Protection Agency
Publication Date: 
Monday, June 26, 2023 - 4:00am
Description: 

On April 25, 2023, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) proposed a rule titled ``New Source Performance Standards for the Synthetic Organic Chemical Manufacturing Industry and National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants for the Synthetic Organic Chemical Manufacturing Industry and Group I & II Polymers and Resins Industry.'' The EPA is extending the comment period on this proposed rule that currently closes on June 26, 2023, by 11 days. The comment period will now remain open until July 7, 2023, to allow additional time for stakeholders to review and comment on the proposal.

Creator: 
Environmental Protection Agency
Publication Date: 
Monday, June 26, 2023 - 4:00am
Description: 

On April 25, 2023, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) proposed a rule titled ``New Source Performance Standards for the Synthetic Organic Chemical Manufacturing Industry and National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants for the Synthetic Organic Chemical Manufacturing Industry and Group I & II Polymers and Resins Industry.'' The EPA is extending the comment period on this proposed rule that currently closes on June 26, 2023, by 11 days. The comment period will now remain open until July 7, 2023, to allow additional time for stakeholders to review and comment on the proposal.

Creator: 
Environmental Protection Agency
Publication Date: 
Monday, June 26, 2023 - 4:00am
Description: 

On April 25, 2023, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) proposed a rule titled ``New Source Performance Standards for the Synthetic Organic Chemical Manufacturing Industry and National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants for the Synthetic Organic Chemical Manufacturing Industry and Group I & II Polymers and Resins Industry.'' The EPA is extending the comment period on this proposed rule that currently closes on June 26, 2023, by 11 days. The comment period will now remain open until July 7, 2023, to allow additional time for stakeholders to review and comment on the proposal.

Creator: 
Environmental Protection Agency
Publication Date: 
Monday, June 26, 2023 - 4:00am
Description: 

On April 25, 2023, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) proposed a rule titled ``New Source Performance Standards for the Synthetic Organic Chemical Manufacturing Industry and National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants for the Synthetic Organic Chemical Manufacturing Industry and Group I & II Polymers and Resins Industry.'' The EPA is extending the comment period on this proposed rule that currently closes on June 26, 2023, by 11 days. The comment period will now remain open until July 7, 2023, to allow additional time for stakeholders to review and comment on the proposal.

Creator: 
Environmental Protection Agency
Publication Date: 
Monday, June 26, 2023 - 4:00am
Description: 

On April 25, 2023, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) proposed a rule titled ``New Source Performance Standards for the Synthetic Organic Chemical Manufacturing Industry and National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants for the Synthetic Organic Chemical Manufacturing Industry and Group I & II Polymers and Resins Industry.'' The EPA is extending the comment period on this proposed rule that currently closes on June 26, 2023, by 11 days. The comment period will now remain open until July 7, 2023, to allow additional time for stakeholders to review and comment on the proposal.

Creator: 
Environmental Protection Agency
Publication Date: 
Monday, June 26, 2023 - 4:00am
Description: 

On April 25, 2023, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) proposed a rule titled ``New Source Performance Standards for the Synthetic Organic Chemical Manufacturing Industry and National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants for the Synthetic Organic Chemical Manufacturing Industry and Group I & II Polymers and Resins Industry.'' The EPA is extending the comment period on this proposed rule that currently closes on June 26, 2023, by 11 days. The comment period will now remain open until July 7, 2023, to allow additional time for stakeholders to review and comment on the proposal.

Creator: 
Environmental Protection Agency
Publication Date: 
Monday, June 26, 2023 - 4:00am
Description: 

On April 25, 2023, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) proposed a rule titled ``New Source Performance Standards for the Synthetic Organic Chemical Manufacturing Industry and National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants for the Synthetic Organic Chemical Manufacturing Industry and Group I & II Polymers and Resins Industry.'' The EPA is extending the comment period on this proposed rule that currently closes on June 26, 2023, by 11 days. The comment period will now remain open until July 7, 2023, to allow additional time for stakeholders to review and comment on the proposal.

Creator: 
Environmental Protection Agency
Publication Date: 
Monday, June 26, 2023 - 4:00am
Description: 

On April 25, 2023, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) proposed a rule titled ``New Source Performance Standards for the Synthetic Organic Chemical Manufacturing Industry and National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants for the Synthetic Organic Chemical Manufacturing Industry and Group I & II Polymers and Resins Industry.'' The EPA is extending the comment period on this proposed rule that currently closes on June 26, 2023, by 11 days. The comment period will now remain open until July 7, 2023, to allow additional time for stakeholders to review and comment on the proposal.

Creator: 
Environmental Protection Agency
Publication Date: 
Monday, June 26, 2023 - 4:00am
Description: 

On April 25, 2023, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) proposed a rule titled ``New Source Performance Standards for the Synthetic Organic Chemical Manufacturing Industry and National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants for the Synthetic Organic Chemical Manufacturing Industry and Group I & II Polymers and Resins Industry.'' The EPA is extending the comment period on this proposed rule that currently closes on June 26, 2023, by 11 days. The comment period will now remain open until July 7, 2023, to allow additional time for stakeholders to review and comment on the proposal.

Creator: 
Environmental Protection Agency
Publication Date: 
Monday, June 26, 2023 - 4:00am
Description: 

On April 25, 2023, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) proposed a rule titled ``New Source Performance Standards for the Synthetic Organic Chemical Manufacturing Industry and National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants for the Synthetic Organic Chemical Manufacturing Industry and Group I & II Polymers and Resins Industry.'' The EPA is extending the comment period on this proposed rule that currently closes on June 26, 2023, by 11 days. The comment period will now remain open until July 7, 2023, to allow additional time for stakeholders to review and comment on the proposal.

Creator: 
Environmental Protection Agency
Publication Date: 
Monday, June 26, 2023 - 4:00am
Description: 

On April 25, 2023, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) proposed a rule titled ``New Source Performance Standards for the Synthetic Organic Chemical Manufacturing Industry and National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants for the Synthetic Organic Chemical Manufacturing Industry and Group I & II Polymers and Resins Industry.'' The EPA is extending the comment period on this proposed rule that currently closes on June 26, 2023, by 11 days. The comment period will now remain open until July 7, 2023, to allow additional time for stakeholders to review and comment on the proposal.

Creator: 
Environmental Protection Agency
Publication Date: 
Monday, June 26, 2023 - 4:00am
Description: 

On April 25, 2023, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) proposed a rule titled ``New Source Performance Standards for the Synthetic Organic Chemical Manufacturing Industry and National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants for the Synthetic Organic Chemical Manufacturing Industry and Group I & II Polymers and Resins Industry.'' The EPA is extending the comment period on this proposed rule that currently closes on June 26, 2023, by 11 days. The comment period will now remain open until July 7, 2023, to allow additional time for stakeholders to review and comment on the proposal.

Creator: 
Environmental Protection Agency
Publication Date: 
Monday, June 26, 2023 - 4:00am
Description: 

On April 25, 2023, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) proposed a rule titled ``New Source Performance Standards for the Synthetic Organic Chemical Manufacturing Industry and National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants for the Synthetic Organic Chemical Manufacturing Industry and Group I & II Polymers and Resins Industry.'' The EPA is extending the comment period on this proposed rule that currently closes on June 26, 2023, by 11 days. The comment period will now remain open until July 7, 2023, to allow additional time for stakeholders to review and comment on the proposal.

Creator: 
Environmental Protection Agency
Publication Date: 
Monday, June 26, 2023 - 4:00am
Description: 

On April 25, 2023, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) proposed a rule titled ``New Source Performance Standards for the Synthetic Organic Chemical Manufacturing Industry and National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants for the Synthetic Organic Chemical Manufacturing Industry and Group I & II Polymers and Resins Industry.'' The EPA is extending the comment period on this proposed rule that currently closes on June 26, 2023, by 11 days. The comment period will now remain open until July 7, 2023, to allow additional time for stakeholders to review and comment on the proposal.

Creator: 
Environmental Protection Agency
Publication Date: 
Monday, June 26, 2023 - 4:00am
Description: 

On April 25, 2023, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) proposed a rule titled ``New Source Performance Standards for the Synthetic Organic Chemical Manufacturing Industry and National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants for the Synthetic Organic Chemical Manufacturing Industry and Group I & II Polymers and Resins Industry.'' The EPA is extending the comment period on this proposed rule that currently closes on June 26, 2023, by 11 days. The comment period will now remain open until July 7, 2023, to allow additional time for stakeholders to review and comment on the proposal.

Creator: 
Environmental Protection Agency
Publication Date: 
Monday, June 26, 2023 - 4:00am
Description: 

On April 25, 2023, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) proposed a rule titled ``New Source Performance Standards for the Synthetic Organic Chemical Manufacturing Industry and National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants for the Synthetic Organic Chemical Manufacturing Industry and Group I & II Polymers and Resins Industry.'' The EPA is extending the comment period on this proposed rule that currently closes on June 26, 2023, by 11 days. The comment period will now remain open until July 7, 2023, to allow additional time for stakeholders to review and comment on the proposal.

Creator: 
Environmental Protection Agency
Publication Date: 
Monday, June 26, 2023 - 4:00am
Description: 

On April 25, 2023, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) proposed a rule titled ``New Source Performance Standards for the Synthetic Organic Chemical Manufacturing Industry and National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants for the Synthetic Organic Chemical Manufacturing Industry and Group I & II Polymers and Resins Industry.'' The EPA is extending the comment period on this proposed rule that currently closes on June 26, 2023, by 11 days. The comment period will now remain open until July 7, 2023, to allow additional time for stakeholders to review and comment on the proposal.

Creator: 
Environmental Protection Agency
Publication Date: 
Monday, June 26, 2023 - 4:00am
Description: 

On April 25, 2023, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) proposed a rule titled ``New Source Performance Standards for the Synthetic Organic Chemical Manufacturing Industry and National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants for the Synthetic Organic Chemical Manufacturing Industry and Group I & II Polymers and Resins Industry.'' The EPA is extending the comment period on this proposed rule that currently closes on June 26, 2023, by 11 days. The comment period will now remain open until July 7, 2023, to allow additional time for stakeholders to review and comment on the proposal.

Creator: 
Environmental Protection Agency
Publication Date: 
Monday, June 26, 2023 - 4:00am
Description: 

On April 25, 2023, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) proposed a rule titled ``New Source Performance Standards for the Synthetic Organic Chemical Manufacturing Industry and National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants for the Synthetic Organic Chemical Manufacturing Industry and Group I & II Polymers and Resins Industry.'' The EPA is extending the comment period on this proposed rule that currently closes on June 26, 2023, by 11 days. The comment period will now remain open until July 7, 2023, to allow additional time for stakeholders to review and comment on the proposal.

Creator: 
Environmental Protection Agency
Publication Date: 
Monday, June 26, 2023 - 4:00am
Description: 

On April 25, 2023, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) proposed a rule titled ``New Source Performance Standards for the Synthetic Organic Chemical Manufacturing Industry and National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants for the Synthetic Organic Chemical Manufacturing Industry and Group I & II Polymers and Resins Industry.'' The EPA is extending the comment period on this proposed rule that currently closes on June 26, 2023, by 11 days. The comment period will now remain open until July 7, 2023, to allow additional time for stakeholders to review and comment on the proposal.

Creator: 
Environmental Protection Agency
Publication Date: 
Monday, June 26, 2023 - 4:00am
Description: 

On April 25, 2023, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) proposed a rule titled ``New Source Performance Standards for the Synthetic Organic Chemical Manufacturing Industry and National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants for the Synthetic Organic Chemical Manufacturing Industry and Group I & II Polymers and Resins Industry.'' The EPA is extending the comment period on this proposed rule that currently closes on June 26, 2023, by 11 days. The comment period will now remain open until July 7, 2023, to allow additional time for stakeholders to review and comment on the proposal.

Creator: 
Environmental Protection Agency
Publication Date: 
Monday, June 26, 2023 - 4:00am
Description: 

On April 25, 2023, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) proposed a rule titled ``New Source Performance Standards for the Synthetic Organic Chemical Manufacturing Industry and National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants for the Synthetic Organic Chemical Manufacturing Industry and Group I & II Polymers and Resins Industry.'' The EPA is extending the comment period on this proposed rule that currently closes on June 26, 2023, by 11 days. The comment period will now remain open until July 7, 2023, to allow additional time for stakeholders to review and comment on the proposal.

Creator: 
Environmental Protection Agency
Publication Date: 
Monday, June 26, 2023 - 4:00am
Description: 

On April 25, 2023, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) proposed a rule titled ``New Source Performance Standards for the Synthetic Organic Chemical Manufacturing Industry and National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants for the Synthetic Organic Chemical Manufacturing Industry and Group I & II Polymers and Resins Industry.'' The EPA is extending the comment period on this proposed rule that currently closes on June 26, 2023, by 11 days. The comment period will now remain open until July 7, 2023, to allow additional time for stakeholders to review and comment on the proposal.

Creator: 
Environmental Protection Agency
Publication Date: 
Monday, June 26, 2023 - 4:00am
Description: 

On April 25, 2023, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) proposed a rule titled ``New Source Performance Standards for the Synthetic Organic Chemical Manufacturing Industry and National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants for the Synthetic Organic Chemical Manufacturing Industry and Group I & II Polymers and Resins Industry.'' The EPA is extending the comment period on this proposed rule that currently closes on June 26, 2023, by 11 days. The comment period will now remain open until July 7, 2023, to allow additional time for stakeholders to review and comment on the proposal.

Creator: 
Environmental Protection Agency
Publication Date: 
Monday, June 26, 2023 - 4:00am
Description: 

On April 25, 2023, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) proposed a rule titled ``New Source Performance Standards for the Synthetic Organic Chemical Manufacturing Industry and National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants for the Synthetic Organic Chemical Manufacturing Industry and Group I & II Polymers and Resins Industry.'' The EPA is extending the comment period on this proposed rule that currently closes on June 26, 2023, by 11 days. The comment period will now remain open until July 7, 2023, to allow additional time for stakeholders to review and comment on the proposal.

Creator: 
Environmental Protection Agency
Publication Date: 
Monday, June 26, 2023 - 4:00am
Description: 

On April 25, 2023, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) proposed a rule titled ``New Source Performance Standards for the Synthetic Organic Chemical Manufacturing Industry and National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants for the Synthetic Organic Chemical Manufacturing Industry and Group I & II Polymers and Resins Industry.'' The EPA is extending the comment period on this proposed rule that currently closes on June 26, 2023, by 11 days. The comment period will now remain open until July 7, 2023, to allow additional time for stakeholders to review and comment on the proposal.

Creator: 
Environmental Protection Agency
Publication Date: 
Monday, June 26, 2023 - 4:00am
Description: 

On April 25, 2023, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) proposed a rule titled ``New Source Performance Standards for the Synthetic Organic Chemical Manufacturing Industry and National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants for the Synthetic Organic Chemical Manufacturing Industry and Group I & II Polymers and Resins Industry.'' The EPA is extending the comment period on this proposed rule that currently closes on June 26, 2023, by 11 days. The comment period will now remain open until July 7, 2023, to allow additional time for stakeholders to review and comment on the proposal.

Creator: 
Environmental Protection Agency
Publication Date: 
Monday, June 26, 2023 - 4:00am
Description: 

On April 25, 2023, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) proposed a rule titled ``New Source Performance Standards for the Synthetic Organic Chemical Manufacturing Industry and National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants for the Synthetic Organic Chemical Manufacturing Industry and Group I & II Polymers and Resins Industry.'' The EPA is extending the comment period on this proposed rule that currently closes on June 26, 2023, by 11 days. The comment period will now remain open until July 7, 2023, to allow additional time for stakeholders to review and comment on the proposal.

Creator: 
Environmental Protection Agency
Publication Date: 
Monday, June 26, 2023 - 4:00am
Description: 

On April 25, 2023, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) proposed a rule titled ``New Source Performance Standards for the Synthetic Organic Chemical Manufacturing Industry and National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants for the Synthetic Organic Chemical Manufacturing Industry and Group I & II Polymers and Resins Industry.'' The EPA is extending the comment period on this proposed rule that currently closes on June 26, 2023, by 11 days. The comment period will now remain open until July 7, 2023, to allow additional time for stakeholders to review and comment on the proposal.

Creator: 
Environmental Protection Agency
Publication Date: 
Monday, June 26, 2023 - 4:00am
Description: 

On April 25, 2023, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) proposed a rule titled ``New Source Performance Standards for the Synthetic Organic Chemical Manufacturing Industry and National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants for the Synthetic Organic Chemical Manufacturing Industry and Group I & II Polymers and Resins Industry.'' The EPA is extending the comment period on this proposed rule that currently closes on June 26, 2023, by 11 days. The comment period will now remain open until July 7, 2023, to allow additional time for stakeholders to review and comment on the proposal.

Creator: 
Environmental Protection Agency
Publication Date: 
Monday, June 26, 2023 - 4:00am
Description: 

On April 25, 2023, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) proposed a rule titled ``New Source Performance Standards for the Synthetic Organic Chemical Manufacturing Industry and National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants for the Synthetic Organic Chemical Manufacturing Industry and Group I & II Polymers and Resins Industry.'' The EPA is extending the comment period on this proposed rule that currently closes on June 26, 2023, by 11 days. The comment period will now remain open until July 7, 2023, to allow additional time for stakeholders to review and comment on the proposal.

Creator: 
Environmental Protection Agency
Publication Date: 
Monday, June 26, 2023 - 4:00am
Description: 

On April 25, 2023, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) proposed a rule titled ``New Source Performance Standards for the Synthetic Organic Chemical Manufacturing Industry and National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants for the Synthetic Organic Chemical Manufacturing Industry and Group I & II Polymers and Resins Industry.'' The EPA is extending the comment period on this proposed rule that currently closes on June 26, 2023, by 11 days. The comment period will now remain open until July 7, 2023, to allow additional time for stakeholders to review and comment on the proposal.

Creator: 
Environmental Protection Agency
Publication Date: 
Monday, June 26, 2023 - 4:00am
Description: 

On April 25, 2023, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) proposed a rule titled ``New Source Performance Standards for the Synthetic Organic Chemical Manufacturing Industry and National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants for the Synthetic Organic Chemical Manufacturing Industry and Group I & II Polymers and Resins Industry.'' The EPA is extending the comment period on this proposed rule that currently closes on June 26, 2023, by 11 days. The comment period will now remain open until July 7, 2023, to allow additional time for stakeholders to review and comment on the proposal.

Creator: 
Environmental Protection Agency
Publication Date: 
Monday, June 26, 2023 - 4:00am
Description: 

On April 25, 2023, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) proposed a rule titled ``New Source Performance Standards for the Synthetic Organic Chemical Manufacturing Industry and National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants for the Synthetic Organic Chemical Manufacturing Industry and Group I & II Polymers and Resins Industry.'' The EPA is extending the comment period on this proposed rule that currently closes on June 26, 2023, by 11 days. The comment period will now remain open until July 7, 2023, to allow additional time for stakeholders to review and comment on the proposal.

Creator: 
Environmental Protection Agency
Publication Date: 
Monday, June 26, 2023 - 4:00am
Description: 

On April 25, 2023, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) proposed a rule titled ``New Source Performance Standards for the Synthetic Organic Chemical Manufacturing Industry and National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants for the Synthetic Organic Chemical Manufacturing Industry and Group I & II Polymers and Resins Industry.'' The EPA is extending the comment period on this proposed rule that currently closes on June 26, 2023, by 11 days. The comment period will now remain open until July 7, 2023, to allow additional time for stakeholders to review and comment on the proposal.

Creator: 
Environmental Protection Agency
Publication Date: 
Monday, June 26, 2023 - 4:00am
Description: 

On April 25, 2023, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) proposed a rule titled ``New Source Performance Standards for the Synthetic Organic Chemical Manufacturing Industry and National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants for the Synthetic Organic Chemical Manufacturing Industry and Group I & II Polymers and Resins Industry.'' The EPA is extending the comment period on this proposed rule that currently closes on June 26, 2023, by 11 days. The comment period will now remain open until July 7, 2023, to allow additional time for stakeholders to review and comment on the proposal.

Creator: 
Environmental Protection Agency
Publication Date: 
Monday, June 26, 2023 - 4:00am
Creator: 
Environmental Protection Agency
Publication Date: 
Friday, June 23, 2023 - 4:00am
Description: 

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is approving portions of a State Implementation Plan (SIP) revision submitted by the State of Tennessee, through the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation (TDEC), on November 19, 2016, as supplemented on January 20, 2023, in response to a finding of substantial inadequacy and SIP call published on June 12, 2015, regarding provisions in the Tennessee SIP related to excess emissions during startup, shutdown, and malfunction (SSM) events. Tennessee's January 20, 2023, supplemental SIP revision includes some additional changes related to the 2015 SIP call, plus other changes unrelated to the SIP call, in the affected chapter of Tennessee's regulations.

Creator: 
Environmental Protection Agency
Publication Date: 
Thursday, June 22, 2023 - 4:00am
Description: 

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to approve, under the Clean Air Act (CAA), a revision to the Ohio State Implementation Plan (SIP) intended to provide for attainment of the 2010 primary, health-based 1-hour sulfur dioxide (SO<INF>2</INF>) national ambient air quality standard (NAAQS or standard) for the Muskingum River SO<INF>2</INF> nonattainment area. This SIP revision (hereinafter referred to as Ohio's Muskingum River SO<INF>2</INF> attainment plan or plan) includes Ohio's attainment demonstration and other attainment planning elements required under the CAA. EPA proposes to find that Ohio has appropriately demonstrated that the plan provides for attainment of the 2010 1-hour primary SO<INF>2</INF> NAAQS in the Muskingum River, Ohio nonattainment area and that the plan meets the other applicable requirements under the CAA. EPA is also proposing to incorporate by reference Ohio's Director's Final Findings and Orders (DFFOs), issued on May 23, 2023, into the Ohio SIP. The DFFOs set forth additional requirements at Globe Metallurgical (Globe) to verify appropriate source characterization for modeling purposes.

Creator: 
Environmental Protection Agency
Publication Date: 
Thursday, June 22, 2023 - 4:00am
Description: 

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is approving a state implementation plan (SIP) revision submitted by the Commonwealth of Virginia. The revision pertains to several state regulatory changes affecting startup, shutdown and malfunction. This SIP revision was submitted in response to a finding of substantial inadequacy and SIP call published on June 12, 2015, for provisions in the Virginia SIP. EPA is approving these revisions to the Virginia SIP and determining that the SIP revision corrects the deficiencies in the Virginia SIP identified in the June 12, 2015 SIP call. This action is being taken in accordance with the requirements of the Clean Air Act (CAA).

Creator: 
Environmental Protection Agency
Publication Date: 
Friday, June 16, 2023 - 4:00am
Description: 

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is finalizing a limited approval and limited disapproval a revision to the Mojave Desert Air Quality Management District (MDAQMD) portion of the California State Implementation Plan (SIP). This revision concerns emissions of oxides of nitrogen (NO<INF>X</INF>) from industrial, institutional, and commercial boilers, steam generators, and process heaters. We are finalizing a limited approval of a local rule that regulates these emission sources under the authority of the Clean Air Act (CAA or the Act), because the rule would strengthen the current SIP-approved version of MDAQMD's rule for boilers and process heaters. We are finalizing a limited disapproval of this revision because it is inconsistent with the EPA's startup, shutdown, and malfunction (SSM) policy and Credible Evidence Rules.

Creator: 
Environmental Protection Agency
Publication Date: 
Friday, June 16, 2023 - 4:00am
Description: 

On May 23, 2023, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued a proposal titled, ``New Source Performance Standards for Greenhouse Gas Emissions from New, Modified, and Reconstructed Fossil Fuel-Fired Electric Generating Units; Emission Guidelines for Greenhouse Gas Emissions from Existing Fossil Fuel-Fired Electric Generating Units; and Repeal of the Affordable Clean Energy Rule''. The EPA is extending the comment period on the proposed rules from July 24, 2023, to August 8, 2023.

Creator: 
Environmental Protection Agency
Publication Date: 
Friday, June 16, 2023 - 4:00am
Description: 

On May 23, 2023, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued a proposal titled, ``New Source Performance Standards for Greenhouse Gas Emissions from New, Modified, and Reconstructed Fossil Fuel-Fired Electric Generating Units; Emission Guidelines for Greenhouse Gas Emissions from Existing Fossil Fuel-Fired Electric Generating Units; and Repeal of the Affordable Clean Energy Rule''. The EPA is extending the comment period on the proposed rules from July 24, 2023, to August 8, 2023.

Creator: 
Environmental Protection Agency
Publication Date: 
Friday, June 16, 2023 - 4:00am
Description: 

On May 23, 2023, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued a proposal titled, ``New Source Performance Standards for Greenhouse Gas Emissions from New, Modified, and Reconstructed Fossil Fuel-Fired Electric Generating Units; Emission Guidelines for Greenhouse Gas Emissions from Existing Fossil Fuel-Fired Electric Generating Units; and Repeal of the Affordable Clean Energy Rule''. The EPA is extending the comment period on the proposed rules from July 24, 2023, to August 8, 2023.

Creator: 
Environmental Protection Agency
Publication Date: 
Friday, June 16, 2023 - 4:00am
Description: 

On May 23, 2023, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued a proposal titled, ``New Source Performance Standards for Greenhouse Gas Emissions from New, Modified, and Reconstructed Fossil Fuel-Fired Electric Generating Units; Emission Guidelines for Greenhouse Gas Emissions from Existing Fossil Fuel-Fired Electric Generating Units; and Repeal of the Affordable Clean Energy Rule''. The EPA is extending the comment period on the proposed rules from July 24, 2023, to August 8, 2023.

Creator: 
Environmental Protection Agency
Publication Date: 
Friday, June 16, 2023 - 4:00am
Description: 

On May 23, 2023, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued a proposal titled, ``New Source Performance Standards for Greenhouse Gas Emissions from New, Modified, and Reconstructed Fossil Fuel-Fired Electric Generating Units; Emission Guidelines for Greenhouse Gas Emissions from Existing Fossil Fuel-Fired Electric Generating Units; and Repeal of the Affordable Clean Energy Rule''. The EPA is extending the comment period on the proposed rules from July 24, 2023, to August 8, 2023.

Creator: 
Environmental Protection Agency
Publication Date: 
Friday, June 16, 2023 - 4:00am
Description: 

On May 23, 2023, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued a proposal titled, ``New Source Performance Standards for Greenhouse Gas Emissions from New, Modified, and Reconstructed Fossil Fuel-Fired Electric Generating Units; Emission Guidelines for Greenhouse Gas Emissions from Existing Fossil Fuel-Fired Electric Generating Units; and Repeal of the Affordable Clean Energy Rule''. The EPA is extending the comment period on the proposed rules from July 24, 2023, to August 8, 2023.

Creator: 
Environmental Protection Agency
Publication Date: 
Friday, June 16, 2023 - 4:00am
Description: 

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is announcing a 60-day public comment period on the draft Cumulative Risk Assessment (CRA) Guidelines for Planning and Problem Formulation. The CRA Guidelines for Planning and Problem Formulation describe steps for the planning and problem formulation of CRAs and offer guidelines for when cumulative risk assessments could be appropriate. Planning defines both the process for conducting the risk assessment and its general scope, while problem formulation identifies major factors considered in a specific assessment to inform its technical approach. The draft CRA Guidelines for Planning and Problem Formulation are not final, and do not represent, and should not be construed to represent, Agency policy or views.

Creator: 
Environmental Protection Agency
Publication Date: 
Thursday, June 15, 2023 - 4:00am
Description: 

On March 30, 2023, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) proposed to approve revisions to the Idaho State Implementation Plan (SIP) submitted by the State of Idaho (Idaho or the State) on December 29, 2022. The SIP revision, applicable in the Boise-Northern Ada County Carbon Monoxide area (Northern Ada County CO area) in Idaho, removes the Inspection and Maintenance (I/M) program, which was previously approved into the SIP for use as a control measure in the State's plan to address motor vehicle emissions in the nonattainment area. The SIP revision included a demonstration that the requested revision would not interfere with attainment or maintenance of any national ambient air quality standard (NAAQS) or with any other applicable requirement of the Clean Air Act (CAA). The EPA is taking final action to approve Idaho's December 29, 2022, submission.

Creator: 
Environmental Protection Agency
Publication Date: 
Thursday, June 15, 2023 - 4:00am
Description: 

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is finalizing a limited approval and limited disapproval of a revision to the Eastern Kern Air Pollution Control District (EKAPCD) portion of the California State Implementation Plan (SIP). This revision concerns emissions of oxides of nitrogen (NO<INF>X</INF>) from stationary gas turbines. Under the authority of the Clean Air Act (CAA or the Act), this action simultaneously approves a local rule that regulates these emission sources and identifies deficiencies with the rule that must be corrected for the EPA to grant full approval of the rule.

Creator: 
Environmental Protection Agency
Publication Date: 
Thursday, June 15, 2023 - 4:00am
Description: 

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is taking final action to disapprove under the Clean Air Act (CAA or ``Act''), state implementation plan (SIP) submissions from the State of California that address contingency measures requirements for the 2008 ozone national ambient air quality standards (NAAQS) in the Sacramento Metro, California ozone nonattainment area. The EPA is finalizing this disapproval because the SIP submissions do not provide for contingency measures that would be triggered if the area fails to attain the NAAQS or make reasonable further progress (RFP).

Creator: 
Environmental Protection Agency
Publication Date: 
Thursday, June 15, 2023 - 4:00am
Description: 

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is extending the public comment period by 30 days for Volume 3 of the Integrated Review Plan for the Lead National Ambient Air Quality Standards (IRP). The original Federal Register document announcing the public comment period was published on May 15, 2023.

Creator: 
Environmental Protection Agency
Publication Date: 
Wednesday, June 14, 2023 - 4:00am
Description: 

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is finalizing an approval, a partial approval and partial disapproval, and a limited approval and limited disapproval of certain revisions to the Clark County portion of the Nevada State Implementation Plan (SIP). These revisions primarily concern the Clark County Department of Environment and Sustainability's (``DES'' or ``Department'') general definitions rule and New Source Review (NSR) permitting program for new and modified sources of air pollution under the Clean Air Act (CAA or ``Act'').

Creator: 
Environmental Protection Agency
Publication Date: 
Tuesday, June 13, 2023 - 4:00am
Description: 

The 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) via a letter dated November 4, 2021. The SIP revision revises Georgia's Stage I vapor recovery rules primarily by removing outdated references and making several clarifying edits. The revision also updates several definitions and makes two substantive changes. EPA is proposing to approve these changes pursuant to the Clean Air Act (CAA or Act).

Creator: 
Environmental Protection Agency
Publication Date: 
Tuesday, June 13, 2023 - 4:00am
Description: 

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to approve a State Implementation Plan (SIP) revision submitted by the North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality (NCDEQ), Division of Air Quality (DAQ), via a letter dated April 13, 2021. This SIP revision includes changes to NCDEQ's regulations regarding bulk gasoline terminals and plants, gasoline cargo tanks and vapor collection systems, and leak tightness and vapor leak requirements. The EPA is proposing to approve these changes pursuant to the Clean Air Act (CAA or Act).

Creator: 
Environmental Protection Agency
Publication Date: 
Monday, June 12, 2023 - 4:00am
Description: 

On May 18, 2023, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) proposed a rule titled ``National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants: Plywood and Composite Wood Products.'' The EPA is extending the comment period on this proposed rule that currently closes on July 3, 2023, by 15 days. The comment period will now remain open until July 18, 2023, to allow additional time for stakeholders to review and comment on the proposal.

Creator: 
Environmental Protection Agency
Publication Date: 
Tuesday, June 6, 2023 - 4:00am
Description: 

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is approving State Implementation Plan (SIP) revisions related to volatile organic compound (VOC) reasonably available control technology (RACT), submitted by the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (``Wisconsin'' or ``WDNR'') on June 28, 2022. The SIP revisions consist of several additions, corrections, and clarifications to the Wisconsin Administrative Code (WAC) NR 400 series and update the VOC RACT requirements for the Miscellaneous Industrial Adhesives and Miscellaneous Metal and Plastic Parts Coatings Control Techniques Guidelines (CTG) source categories. Also, EPA is approving Wisconsin's August 10, 2022, request to remove three previously approved Administrative Orders from the SIP. The request to remove these Administrative Orders includes a Clean Air Act (CAA) Section 110(l) demonstration highlighting that the revisions to Wisconsin's rules do not interfere with any applicable requirement concerning attainment or any other applicable requirement of the CAA because this SIP revision is a direct replacement for the previously approved orders. These SIP revisions apply to nonattainment areas in Wisconsin classified as moderate or above under the 2008 or later ozone National Ambient Air Quality Standards (``NAAQS'' or ``standard''). These revisions are consistent with the CTG documents issued by EPA in 2008 and are approvable because they serve as SIP strengthening measures. EPA proposed to approve this action on January 30, 2023, and received no adverse comments.

Creator: 
Environmental Protection Agency
Publication Date: 
Monday, June 5, 2023 - 4:00am
Description: 

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is approving a revision to the New York State Implementation Plan (SIP) for the purposes of implementing controls of air pollution by particulate matter (PM). The SIP revision consists of amendments to existing regulations outlined within New York's Codes, Rules, and Regulations (NYCRR) that impose control measures for sources of PM. This action is being taken in accordance with the requirements of the Clean Air Act.

Creator: 
Environmental Protection Agency
Publication Date: 
Friday, June 2, 2023 - 4:00am
Description: 

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is taking final action to approve a revision to the Mojave Desert Air Quality Management District (MDAQMD or ``District'') portion of the California State Implementation Plan (SIP). This revision concerns emissions of oxides of nitrogen (NO<INF>X</INF>) from Portland cement kilns. We are approving a local rule that regulates these emission sources under the Clean Air Act (CAA or the Act). Approving this rule corrects a deficiency identified in MDAQMD's reasonably available control technology (RACT) demonstrations for the 1997 8-hour ozone National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS) and the 2008 8-hour ozone NAAQS.

Creator: 
Environmental Protection Agency
Publication Date: 
Tuesday, May 30, 2023 - 4:00am
Description: 

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is approving, under the Clean Air Act (CAA), revised sulfur dioxide (SO<INF>2</INF>) regulations submitted by Ohio on May 23, 2022. Ohio updated its regulations to make changes to facility information, remove requirements for shutdown facilities and units, consolidate county-wide requirements, and revise requirements for the Veolia Fort Hill plant in Miami, Ohio and the DTE St. Bernard facility in Cincinnati, Ohio. EPA believes that the revisions improve the clarity of the rules without affecting the stringency, and therefore is approving the submitted revisions with the exception of selected paragraphs in Ohio Administrative Code (OAC) Chapter 3745-18. EPA proposed to approve this action on January 26, 2023 and received no adverse comments.

Creator: 
Environmental Protection Agency
Publication Date: 
Friday, May 19, 2023 - 4:00am
Description: 

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is finalizing its redesignation of the Detroit, Michigan area to attainment for the 2015 ozone National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS) in accordance with a request from the Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy (EGLE). EGLE submitted this request on January 3, 2022. EPA is approving, as a revision to the Michigan State Implementation Plan (SIP), the State's plan for maintaining the 2015 ozone NAAQS through 2035 in the Detroit area. EPA is also finding adequate and approving Michigan's 2025 and 2035 volatile organic compound (VOC) and oxides of nitrogen (NO<INF>X</INF>) motor vehicle emissions budgets (budgets) for the Detroit area. The Detroit area includes Livingston, Macomb, Monroe, Oakland, St. Clair, Washtenaw, and Wayne Counties.

Creator: 
Environmental Protection Agency
Publication Date: 
Friday, May 19, 2023 - 4:00am
Description: 

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is approving in part, conditionally approving in part, and disapproving in part a state implementation plan (SIP) revision submitted by the State of Nevada pursuant to the requirements of the Clean Air Act (CAA or ``Act'') for the implementation, maintenance, and enforcement of the 2015 national ambient air quality standards (NAAQS) for ozone. As part of this action, we are reclassifying a region of the State for emergency episode planning purposes with respect to ozone. Finally, we are approving a regulatory revision into the Nevada SIP.

Creator: 
Environmental Protection Agency
Publication Date: 
Tuesday, May 9, 2023 - 4:00am
Description: 

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is finalizing amendments to the new source performance standards for Automobile and Light Duty Truck Surface Coating Operations pursuant to the review required by the Clean Air Act. The EPA determined that revisions to the NSPS were needed to reflect the degree of emission limitation achievable through the application of the best system of emission reduction (BSER). The EPA is therefore finalizing, as proposed, in a new NSPS subpart MMa, revised volatile organic compound (VOC) emission limits for prime coat, guide coat, and topcoat operations for affected facilities that commence construction, modification, or reconstruction after May 18, 2022. In addition, in the new NSPS subpart, the EPA is finalizing the proposed amendments: the addition of work practices to minimize VOC emissions; revision of the plastic parts provision; updates to the capture and control devices and the associated testing and monitoring requirements; revision of the transfer efficiency provisions; new test methods and alternative test methods; revision of the recordkeeping and reporting requirements, including the addition of electronic reporting; removing exemptions for periods of startup, shutdown, and malfunction; and other amendments to harmonize the new NSPS subpart and Automobile and Light Duty Truck Surface Coating National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants (NESHAP) requirements. The EPA is also finalizing the proposed electronic reporting requirements in the NSPS subpart MM, applicable to sources that commence construction, reconstruction, or modification after October 5, 1979, and on or before May 18, 2022.

Creator: 
Environmental Protection Agency
Publication Date: 
Monday, May 8, 2023 - 4:00am
Description: 

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is taking final action 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. The SIP revisions include the ``Certification that the San Joaquin Valley Unified Air Pollution Control District's Current Rules Address the Clean Air Act's Clean Fuels for Boilers Requirements for the 2015 8-hour Ozone Standard'' for San Joaquin Valley (``2021 San Joaquin Valley Certification'') and the ``Clean Fuels for Boilers Compliance Demonstration for the South Coast Air Basin'' for South Coast (``2021 South Coast Certification''), both submitted on August 3, 2021. We are approving these revisions under the Clean Air Act (CAA or ``the Act''), which establishes clean fuels or advanced control technology for boilers requirements for ``Extreme'' ozone nonattainment areas.

Creator: 
Environmental Protection Agency
Publication Date: 
Friday, April 28, 2023 - 4:00am
Description: 

Pursuant to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's Significant New Alternatives Policy program, this action lists certain substances as acceptable, subject to use conditions, in the refrigeration and air conditioning sector for chillers--comfort cooling, residential dehumidifiers, residential and light commercial air conditioning and heat pumps, and a substance as acceptable, subject to use conditions and narrowed use limits, in very low temperature refrigeration. Through this action, EPA is incorporating by reference standards which establish requirements for electrical air conditioners, heat pumps, and dehumidifiers, laboratory equipment containing refrigerant, safe use of flammable refrigerants, and safe design, construction, installation, and operation of refrigeration systems. Finally, this action lists certain substances as acceptable, subject to use conditions, in the fire suppression sector for certain streaming and total flooding uses.

Creator: 
Environmental Protection Agency
Publication Date: 
Thursday, April 27, 2023 - 4:00am
Description: 

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is approving revisions to Michigan Air Pollution Control Rules Part 1 Definitions, and Part 2 Air Use Approval for inclusion in the Michigan State Implementation Plan (SIP). Additionally, EPA is removing rules from the SIP that are part of Michigan's title V Renewable Operating Permit program, and rules that have been moved to other sections of the Michigan Administrative Code and approved into the Michigan SIP.

Creator: 
Environmental Protection Agency
Publication Date: 
Tuesday, April 25, 2023 - 4:00am
Description: 

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is approving amendments to the Mohegan Tribe of Indians of Connecticut (the Mohegan Tribe, Mohegans, or the Tribe) Tribal Implementation Plan (TIP) under the Clean Air Act (CAA) to regulate air pollution within the exterior boundaries of the Tribe's reservation. EPA approved the Tribe for treatment in the same manner as a State (Treatment as State or TAS) for purposes of administering New Source Review (NSR) under the CAA on December 26, 2006. The TIP revisions we are approving include permitting requirements for minor sources of air pollution not covered by the Tribe's existing federally approved NSR permitting program. The purpose of the TIP revisions is to enable the Tribe to attain and maintain the National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS) within the exterior boundaries of its reservation by establishing new elements to its federally enforceable preconstruction air permitting program.

Creator: 
Environmental Protection Agency
Publication Date: 
Monday, April 24, 2023 - 4:00am
Description: 

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is approving a revision to Michigan's State Implementation Plan (SIP). The Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy (EGLE) submitted on August 17, 2022, changes to Michigan's Air Pollution Control Rules, Emissions Limitations and Prohibitions--Sulfur Bearing Compounds. The revision includes administrative changes to existing rules and updates to material adopted by reference.

Creator: 
Environmental Protection Agency
Publication Date: 
Monday, April 24, 2023 - 4:00am
Description: 

Pursuant to the Federal Clean Air Act (CAA or the Act), the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is approving revisions to the State Implementation Plan (SIP) for Texas as proposed on October 9, 2020, and supplemented on December 20, 2022. The revisions were submitted by Texas on May 13, 2020, to meet the Reasonable Further Progress (RFP) requirements for the Dallas-Fort Worth Serious ozone nonattainment area (DFW area) for the 2008 ozone National Ambient Air Quality Standard (NAAQS). Specifically, EPA is approving the RFP demonstration and associated Motor Vehicle Emission Budgets (budgets). EPA is also notifying the public that EPA finds these RFP budgets for the DFW area adequate for the purpose of transportation conformity. As a result of such finding, the DFW area must use the budgets from the submitted DFW RFP SIP for future conformity determinations. The EPA is not finalizing a previous proposed approval of revisions to the SIP that address RFP contingency measure requirements for the DFW area in this action and that will be addressed in a separate action.

Creator: 
Environmental Protection Agency
Publication Date: 
Monday, April 17, 2023 - 4:00am
Description: 

In accordance with the Clean Air Act, as amended (CAA), notice is given of a proposed settlement agreement in Center for Biological Diversity v. Environmental Protection Agency, Case No. 22-1164 (D.C. Cir.). On July 20, 2022, the Center for Biological Diversity (CBD) filed a petition for review in the United States District Court for the District of Columbia alleging that the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA or the Agency) failed to comply with the consultation requirements of the Endangered Species Act (ESA), the CAA, and the Administrative Procedures Act (APA) in promulgating the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) Program: RFS Annual Rules, (July 1, 2022) (``2020-2022 RFS Annual Rule''). With the proposed settlement agreement, EPA would commit to complete its ESA consultation for the subsequent RFS rule proposed on December 30, 2022, the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) Program: Standards for 2023-2025 and Other Changes, (December 30, 2022) (``2023-2025 RFS Set Rule''), and CBD would agree to dismiss its challenge to the 2020- 2022 RFS Annual Rule.

Creator: 
Environmental Protection Agency
Publication Date: 
Tuesday, April 11, 2023 - 4:00am
Description: 

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is approving State Implementation Plan (SIP) rule revisions submitted by the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency (IEPA or Illinois) on April 13, 2021, and supplemented by a Clean Air Act (CAA) section 110(l) demonstration submitted on October 6, 2022. Illinois requests that EPA approve rule revisions related to control of volatile organic compound (VOC) emissions from aerospace manufacturing and rework facilities into Illinois' SIP. These rule revisions are consistent with the Control Techniques Guidelines (CTG) for Aerospace Manufacturing and Rework Operations published by EPA in 1997, generally used to meet Reasonably Available Control Technology (RACT) requirements, and serve as SIP strengthening measures for aerospace facilities located in the Illinois portion of the St. Louis nonattainment area (Metro-East area). The Metro-East area consists of Madison, Monroe, and St. Clair counties in Illinois. EPA proposed to approve this action on January 10, 2023, and received no adverse comments.

Creator: 
Environmental Protection Agency
Publication Date: 
Thursday, April 6, 2023 - 4:00am
Description: 

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is granting the California Air Resources Board's (CARB's) requests for waivers of Clean Air Act (CAA) preemption for the following California regulations: the Heavy-Duty Vehicle and Engine Emission Warranty Regulations and Maintenance Provisions, the Advanced Clean Trucks Regulation, the Zero Emission Airport Shuttle Regulation, and the Zero-Emission Power Train Certification Regulation. EPA is issuing these decisions under the authority of CAA section 209.

Creator: 
Environmental Protection Agency
Publication Date: 
Thursday, April 6, 2023 - 4:00am
Description: 

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is granting the California Air Resources Board's (CARB's) requests for waivers of Clean Air Act (CAA) preemption for the following California regulations: the Heavy-Duty Vehicle and Engine Emission Warranty Regulations and Maintenance Provisions, the Advanced Clean Trucks Regulation, the Zero Emission Airport Shuttle Regulation, and the Zero-Emission Power Train Certification Regulation. EPA is issuing these decisions under the authority of CAA section 209.

Creator: 
Environmental Protection Agency
Publication Date: 
Thursday, April 6, 2023 - 4:00am
Description: 

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is granting the California Air Resources Board's (CARB's) requests for waivers of Clean Air Act (CAA) preemption for the following California regulations: the Heavy-Duty Vehicle and Engine Emission Warranty Regulations and Maintenance Provisions, the Advanced Clean Trucks Regulation, the Zero Emission Airport Shuttle Regulation, and the Zero-Emission Power Train Certification Regulation. EPA is issuing these decisions under the authority of CAA section 209.

Creator: 
Environmental Protection Agency
Publication Date: 
Thursday, April 6, 2023 - 4:00am
Description: 

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is granting the California Air Resources Board's (CARB's) requests for waivers of Clean Air Act (CAA) preemption for the following California regulations: the Heavy-Duty Vehicle and Engine Emission Warranty Regulations and Maintenance Provisions, the Advanced Clean Trucks Regulation, the Zero Emission Airport Shuttle Regulation, and the Zero-Emission Power Train Certification Regulation. EPA is issuing these decisions under the authority of CAA section 209.

Creator: 
Environmental Protection Agency
Publication Date: 
Thursday, April 6, 2023 - 4:00am
Description: 

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is granting the California Air Resources Board's (CARB's) requests for waivers of Clean Air Act (CAA) preemption for the following California regulations: the Heavy-Duty Vehicle and Engine Emission Warranty Regulations and Maintenance Provisions, the Advanced Clean Trucks Regulation, the Zero Emission Airport Shuttle Regulation, and the Zero-Emission Power Train Certification Regulation. EPA is issuing these decisions under the authority of CAA section 209.

Creator: 
Environmental Protection Agency
Publication Date: 
Thursday, April 6, 2023 - 4:00am
Description: 

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is granting the California Air Resources Board's (CARB's) requests for waivers of Clean Air Act (CAA) preemption for the following California regulations: the Heavy-Duty Vehicle and Engine Emission Warranty Regulations and Maintenance Provisions, the Advanced Clean Trucks Regulation, the Zero Emission Airport Shuttle Regulation, and the Zero-Emission Power Train Certification Regulation. EPA is issuing these decisions under the authority of CAA section 209.

Creator: 
Environmental Protection Agency
Publication Date: 
Thursday, April 6, 2023 - 4:00am
Description: 

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is granting the California Air Resources Board's (CARB's) requests for waivers of Clean Air Act (CAA) preemption for the following California regulations: the Heavy-Duty Vehicle and Engine Emission Warranty Regulations and Maintenance Provisions, the Advanced Clean Trucks Regulation, the Zero Emission Airport Shuttle Regulation, and the Zero-Emission Power Train Certification Regulation. EPA is issuing these decisions under the authority of CAA section 209.

Creator: 
Environmental Protection Agency
Publication Date: 
Thursday, April 6, 2023 - 4:00am
Description: 

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is granting the California Air Resources Board's (CARB's) requests for waivers of Clean Air Act (CAA) preemption for the following California regulations: the Heavy-Duty Vehicle and Engine Emission Warranty Regulations and Maintenance Provisions, the Advanced Clean Trucks Regulation, the Zero Emission Airport Shuttle Regulation, and the Zero-Emission Power Train Certification Regulation. EPA is issuing these decisions under the authority of CAA section 209.

Creator: 
Environmental Protection Agency
Publication Date: 
Thursday, April 6, 2023 - 4:00am
Description: 

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is granting the California Air Resources Board's (CARB's) requests for waivers of Clean Air Act (CAA) preemption for the following California regulations: the Heavy-Duty Vehicle and Engine Emission Warranty Regulations and Maintenance Provisions, the Advanced Clean Trucks Regulation, the Zero Emission Airport Shuttle Regulation, and the Zero-Emission Power Train Certification Regulation. EPA is issuing these decisions under the authority of CAA section 209.

Creator: 
Environmental Protection Agency
Publication Date: 
Thursday, April 6, 2023 - 4:00am
Description: 

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is granting the California Air Resources Board's (CARB's) requests for waivers of Clean Air Act (CAA) preemption for the following California regulations: the Heavy-Duty Vehicle and Engine Emission Warranty Regulations and Maintenance Provisions, the Advanced Clean Trucks Regulation, the Zero Emission Airport Shuttle Regulation, and the Zero-Emission Power Train Certification Regulation. EPA is issuing these decisions under the authority of CAA section 209.

Creator: 
Environmental Protection Agency
Publication Date: 
Thursday, April 6, 2023 - 4:00am
Description: 

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is granting the California Air Resources Board's (CARB's) requests for waivers of Clean Air Act (CAA) preemption for the following California regulations: the Heavy-Duty Vehicle and Engine Emission Warranty Regulations and Maintenance Provisions, the Advanced Clean Trucks Regulation, the Zero Emission Airport Shuttle Regulation, and the Zero-Emission Power Train Certification Regulation. EPA is issuing these decisions under the authority of CAA section 209.

Creator: 
Environmental Protection Agency
Publication Date: 
Thursday, April 6, 2023 - 4:00am
Description: 

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is granting the California Air Resources Board's (CARB's) requests for waivers of Clean Air Act (CAA) preemption for the following California regulations: the Heavy-Duty Vehicle and Engine Emission Warranty Regulations and Maintenance Provisions, the Advanced Clean Trucks Regulation, the Zero Emission Airport Shuttle Regulation, and the Zero-Emission Power Train Certification Regulation. EPA is issuing these decisions under the authority of CAA section 209.

Creator: 
Environmental Protection Agency
Publication Date: 
Thursday, April 6, 2023 - 4:00am
Description: 

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is granting the California Air Resources Board's (CARB's) requests for waivers of Clean Air Act (CAA) preemption for the following California regulations: the Heavy-Duty Vehicle and Engine Emission Warranty Regulations and Maintenance Provisions, the Advanced Clean Trucks Regulation, the Zero Emission Airport Shuttle Regulation, and the Zero-Emission Power Train Certification Regulation. EPA is issuing these decisions under the authority of CAA section 209.

Creator: 
Environmental Protection Agency
Publication Date: 
Thursday, April 6, 2023 - 4:00am
Description: 

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is granting the California Air Resources Board's (CARB's) requests for waivers of Clean Air Act (CAA) preemption for the following California regulations: the Heavy-Duty Vehicle and Engine Emission Warranty Regulations and Maintenance Provisions, the Advanced Clean Trucks Regulation, the Zero Emission Airport Shuttle Regulation, and the Zero-Emission Power Train Certification Regulation. EPA is issuing these decisions under the authority of CAA section 209.

Creator: 
Environmental Protection Agency
Publication Date: 
Thursday, April 6, 2023 - 4:00am
Description: 

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is granting the California Air Resources Board's (CARB's) requests for waivers of Clean Air Act (CAA) preemption for the following California regulations: the Heavy-Duty Vehicle and Engine Emission Warranty Regulations and Maintenance Provisions, the Advanced Clean Trucks Regulation, the Zero Emission Airport Shuttle Regulation, and the Zero-Emission Power Train Certification Regulation. EPA is issuing these decisions under the authority of CAA section 209.

Creator: 
Environmental Protection Agency
Publication Date: 
Thursday, April 6, 2023 - 4:00am
Description: 

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is granting the California Air Resources Board's (CARB's) requests for waivers of Clean Air Act (CAA) preemption for the following California regulations: the Heavy-Duty Vehicle and Engine Emission Warranty Regulations and Maintenance Provisions, the Advanced Clean Trucks Regulation, the Zero Emission Airport Shuttle Regulation, and the Zero-Emission Power Train Certification Regulation. EPA is issuing these decisions under the authority of CAA section 209.

Creator: 
Environmental Protection Agency
Publication Date: 
Thursday, April 6, 2023 - 4:00am
Description: 

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is granting the California Air Resources Board's (CARB's) requests for waivers of Clean Air Act (CAA) preemption for the following California regulations: the Heavy-Duty Vehicle and Engine Emission Warranty Regulations and Maintenance Provisions, the Advanced Clean Trucks Regulation, the Zero Emission Airport Shuttle Regulation, and the Zero-Emission Power Train Certification Regulation. EPA is issuing these decisions under the authority of CAA section 209.

Creator: 
Environmental Protection Agency
Publication Date: 
Thursday, April 6, 2023 - 4:00am
Description: 

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is granting the California Air Resources Board's (CARB's) requests for waivers of Clean Air Act (CAA) preemption for the following California regulations: the Heavy-Duty Vehicle and Engine Emission Warranty Regulations and Maintenance Provisions, the Advanced Clean Trucks Regulation, the Zero Emission Airport Shuttle Regulation, and the Zero-Emission Power Train Certification Regulation. EPA is issuing these decisions under the authority of CAA section 209.

Creator: 
Environmental Protection Agency
Publication Date: 
Thursday, April 6, 2023 - 4:00am
Description: 

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is granting the California Air Resources Board's (CARB's) requests for waivers of Clean Air Act (CAA) preemption for the following California regulations: the Heavy-Duty Vehicle and Engine Emission Warranty Regulations and Maintenance Provisions, the Advanced Clean Trucks Regulation, the Zero Emission Airport Shuttle Regulation, and the Zero-Emission Power Train Certification Regulation. EPA is issuing these decisions under the authority of CAA section 209.

Creator: 
Environmental Protection Agency
Publication Date: 
Thursday, April 6, 2023 - 4:00am
Description: 

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is granting the California Air Resources Board's (CARB's) requests for waivers of Clean Air Act (CAA) preemption for the following California regulations: the Heavy-Duty Vehicle and Engine Emission Warranty Regulations and Maintenance Provisions, the Advanced Clean Trucks Regulation, the Zero Emission Airport Shuttle Regulation, and the Zero-Emission Power Train Certification Regulation. EPA is issuing these decisions under the authority of CAA section 209.

Creator: 
Environmental Protection Agency
Publication Date: 
Thursday, April 6, 2023 - 4:00am
Description: 

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is granting the California Air Resources Board's (CARB's) requests for waivers of Clean Air Act (CAA) preemption for the following California regulations: the Heavy-Duty Vehicle and Engine Emission Warranty Regulations and Maintenance Provisions, the Advanced Clean Trucks Regulation, the Zero Emission Airport Shuttle Regulation, and the Zero-Emission Power Train Certification Regulation. EPA is issuing these decisions under the authority of CAA section 209.

Creator: 
Environmental Protection Agency
Publication Date: 
Thursday, April 6, 2023 - 4:00am
Description: 

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is granting the California Air Resources Board's (CARB's) requests for waivers of Clean Air Act (CAA) preemption for the following California regulations: the Heavy-Duty Vehicle and Engine Emission Warranty Regulations and Maintenance Provisions, the Advanced Clean Trucks Regulation, the Zero Emission Airport Shuttle Regulation, and the Zero-Emission Power Train Certification Regulation. EPA is issuing these decisions under the authority of CAA section 209.

Creator: 
Environmental Protection Agency
Publication Date: 
Thursday, April 6, 2023 - 4:00am
Description: 

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is granting the California Air Resources Board's (CARB's) requests for waivers of Clean Air Act (CAA) preemption for the following California regulations: the Heavy-Duty Vehicle and Engine Emission Warranty Regulations and Maintenance Provisions, the Advanced Clean Trucks Regulation, the Zero Emission Airport Shuttle Regulation, and the Zero-Emission Power Train Certification Regulation. EPA is issuing these decisions under the authority of CAA section 209.

Creator: 
Environmental Protection Agency
Publication Date: 
Thursday, April 6, 2023 - 4:00am
Description: 

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is granting the California Air Resources Board's (CARB's) requests for waivers of Clean Air Act (CAA) preemption for the following California regulations: the Heavy-Duty Vehicle and Engine Emission Warranty Regulations and Maintenance Provisions, the Advanced Clean Trucks Regulation, the Zero Emission Airport Shuttle Regulation, and the Zero-Emission Power Train Certification Regulation. EPA is issuing these decisions under the authority of CAA section 209.

Creator: 
Environmental Protection Agency
Publication Date: 
Thursday, April 6, 2023 - 4:00am
Description: 

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is granting the California Air Resources Board's (CARB's) requests for waivers of Clean Air Act (CAA) preemption for the following California regulations: the Heavy-Duty Vehicle and Engine Emission Warranty Regulations and Maintenance Provisions, the Advanced Clean Trucks Regulation, the Zero Emission Airport Shuttle Regulation, and the Zero-Emission Power Train Certification Regulation. EPA is issuing these decisions under the authority of CAA section 209.

Creator: 
Environmental Protection Agency
Publication Date: 
Thursday, April 6, 2023 - 4:00am
Description: 

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is granting the California Air Resources Board's (CARB's) requests for waivers of Clean Air Act (CAA) preemption for the following California regulations: the Heavy-Duty Vehicle and Engine Emission Warranty Regulations and Maintenance Provisions, the Advanced Clean Trucks Regulation, the Zero Emission Airport Shuttle Regulation, and the Zero-Emission Power Train Certification Regulation. EPA is issuing these decisions under the authority of CAA section 209.

Creator: 
Environmental Protection Agency
Publication Date: 
Thursday, April 6, 2023 - 4:00am
Description: 

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is granting the California Air Resources Board's (CARB's) requests for waivers of Clean Air Act (CAA) preemption for the following California regulations: the Heavy-Duty Vehicle and Engine Emission Warranty Regulations and Maintenance Provisions, the Advanced Clean Trucks Regulation, the Zero Emission Airport Shuttle Regulation, and the Zero-Emission Power Train Certification Regulation. EPA is issuing these decisions under the authority of CAA section 209.

Creator: 
Environmental Protection Agency
Publication Date: 
Thursday, April 6, 2023 - 4:00am
Description: 

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is granting the California Air Resources Board's (CARB's) requests for waivers of Clean Air Act (CAA) preemption for the following California regulations: the Heavy-Duty Vehicle and Engine Emission Warranty Regulations and Maintenance Provisions, the Advanced Clean Trucks Regulation, the Zero Emission Airport Shuttle Regulation, and the Zero-Emission Power Train Certification Regulation. EPA is issuing these decisions under the authority of CAA section 209.

Creator: 
Environmental Protection Agency
Publication Date: 
Thursday, April 6, 2023 - 4:00am
Description: 

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is granting the California Air Resources Board's (CARB's) requests for waivers of Clean Air Act (CAA) preemption for the following California regulations: the Heavy-Duty Vehicle and Engine Emission Warranty Regulations and Maintenance Provisions, the Advanced Clean Trucks Regulation, the Zero Emission Airport Shuttle Regulation, and the Zero-Emission Power Train Certification Regulation. EPA is issuing these decisions under the authority of CAA section 209.

Creator: 
Environmental Protection Agency
Publication Date: 
Thursday, April 6, 2023 - 4:00am
Description: 

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is granting the California Air Resources Board's (CARB's) requests for waivers of Clean Air Act (CAA) preemption for the following California regulations: the Heavy-Duty Vehicle and Engine Emission Warranty Regulations and Maintenance Provisions, the Advanced Clean Trucks Regulation, the Zero Emission Airport Shuttle Regulation, and the Zero-Emission Power Train Certification Regulation. EPA is issuing these decisions under the authority of CAA section 209.

Creator: 
Environmental Protection Agency
Publication Date: 
Thursday, April 6, 2023 - 4:00am
Description: 

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is granting the California Air Resources Board's (CARB's) requests for waivers of Clean Air Act (CAA) preemption for the following California regulations: the Heavy-Duty Vehicle and Engine Emission Warranty Regulations and Maintenance Provisions, the Advanced Clean Trucks Regulation, the Zero Emission Airport Shuttle Regulation, and the Zero-Emission Power Train Certification Regulation. EPA is issuing these decisions under the authority of CAA section 209.

Creator: 
Environmental Protection Agency
Publication Date: 
Thursday, April 6, 2023 - 4:00am
Description: 

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is granting the California Air Resources Board's (CARB's) requests for waivers of Clean Air Act (CAA) preemption for the following California regulations: the Heavy-Duty Vehicle and Engine Emission Warranty Regulations and Maintenance Provisions, the Advanced Clean Trucks Regulation, the Zero Emission Airport Shuttle Regulation, and the Zero-Emission Power Train Certification Regulation. EPA is issuing these decisions under the authority of CAA section 209.

Creator: 
Environmental Protection Agency
Publication Date: 
Thursday, April 6, 2023 - 4:00am
Description: 

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is granting the California Air Resources Board's (CARB's) requests for waivers of Clean Air Act (CAA) preemption for the following California regulations: the Heavy-Duty Vehicle and Engine Emission Warranty Regulations and Maintenance Provisions, the Advanced Clean Trucks Regulation, the Zero Emission Airport Shuttle Regulation, and the Zero-Emission Power Train Certification Regulation. EPA is issuing these decisions under the authority of CAA section 209.

Creator: 
Environmental Protection Agency
Publication Date: 
Thursday, April 6, 2023 - 4:00am
Description: 

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is granting the California Air Resources Board's (CARB's) requests for waivers of Clean Air Act (CAA) preemption for the following California regulations: the Heavy-Duty Vehicle and Engine Emission Warranty Regulations and Maintenance Provisions, the Advanced Clean Trucks Regulation, the Zero Emission Airport Shuttle Regulation, and the Zero-Emission Power Train Certification Regulation. EPA is issuing these decisions under the authority of CAA section 209.

Creator: 
Environmental Protection Agency
Publication Date: 
Thursday, April 6, 2023 - 4:00am
Description: 

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is granting the California Air Resources Board's (CARB's) requests for waivers of Clean Air Act (CAA) preemption for the following California regulations: the Heavy-Duty Vehicle and Engine Emission Warranty Regulations and Maintenance Provisions, the Advanced Clean Trucks Regulation, the Zero Emission Airport Shuttle Regulation, and the Zero-Emission Power Train Certification Regulation. EPA is issuing these decisions under the authority of CAA section 209.

Creator: 
Environmental Protection Agency
Publication Date: 
Thursday, April 6, 2023 - 4:00am
Description: 

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is granting the California Air Resources Board's (CARB's) requests for waivers of Clean Air Act (CAA) preemption for the following California regulations: the Heavy-Duty Vehicle and Engine Emission Warranty Regulations and Maintenance Provisions, the Advanced Clean Trucks Regulation, the Zero Emission Airport Shuttle Regulation, and the Zero-Emission Power Train Certification Regulation. EPA is issuing these decisions under the authority of CAA section 209.

Creator: 
Environmental Protection Agency
Publication Date: 
Thursday, April 6, 2023 - 4:00am
Description: 

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is granting the California Air Resources Board's (CARB's) requests for waivers of Clean Air Act (CAA) preemption for the following California regulations: the Heavy-Duty Vehicle and Engine Emission Warranty Regulations and Maintenance Provisions, the Advanced Clean Trucks Regulation, the Zero Emission Airport Shuttle Regulation, and the Zero-Emission Power Train Certification Regulation. EPA is issuing these decisions under the authority of CAA section 209.

Creator: 
Environmental Protection Agency
Publication Date: 
Thursday, April 6, 2023 - 4:00am
Description: 

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is granting the California Air Resources Board's (CARB's) requests for waivers of Clean Air Act (CAA) preemption for the following California regulations: the Heavy-Duty Vehicle and Engine Emission Warranty Regulations and Maintenance Provisions, the Advanced Clean Trucks Regulation, the Zero Emission Airport Shuttle Regulation, and the Zero-Emission Power Train Certification Regulation. EPA is issuing these decisions under the authority of CAA section 209.

Creator: 
Environmental Protection Agency
Publication Date: 
Thursday, April 6, 2023 - 4:00am
Description: 

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is granting the California Air Resources Board's (CARB's) requests for waivers of Clean Air Act (CAA) preemption for the following California regulations: the Heavy-Duty Vehicle and Engine Emission Warranty Regulations and Maintenance Provisions, the Advanced Clean Trucks Regulation, the Zero Emission Airport Shuttle Regulation, and the Zero-Emission Power Train Certification Regulation. EPA is issuing these decisions under the authority of CAA section 209.

Creator: 
Environmental Protection Agency
Publication Date: 
Thursday, April 6, 2023 - 4:00am
Description: 

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is granting the California Air Resources Board's (CARB's) requests for waivers of Clean Air Act (CAA) preemption for the following California regulations: the Heavy-Duty Vehicle and Engine Emission Warranty Regulations and Maintenance Provisions, the Advanced Clean Trucks Regulation, the Zero Emission Airport Shuttle Regulation, and the Zero-Emission Power Train Certification Regulation. EPA is issuing these decisions under the authority of CAA section 209.

Creator: 
Environmental Protection Agency
Publication Date: 
Thursday, April 6, 2023 - 4:00am
Description: 

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is granting the California Air Resources Board's (CARB's) requests for waivers of Clean Air Act (CAA) preemption for the following California regulations: the Heavy-Duty Vehicle and Engine Emission Warranty Regulations and Maintenance Provisions, the Advanced Clean Trucks Regulation, the Zero Emission Airport Shuttle Regulation, and the Zero-Emission Power Train Certification Regulation. EPA is issuing these decisions under the authority of CAA section 209.

Creator: 
Environmental Protection Agency
Publication Date: 
Thursday, April 6, 2023 - 4:00am
Description: 

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is granting the California Air Resources Board's (CARB's) requests for waivers of Clean Air Act (CAA) preemption for the following California regulations: the Heavy-Duty Vehicle and Engine Emission Warranty Regulations and Maintenance Provisions, the Advanced Clean Trucks Regulation, the Zero Emission Airport Shuttle Regulation, and the Zero-Emission Power Train Certification Regulation. EPA is issuing these decisions under the authority of CAA section 209.

Creator: 
Environmental Protection Agency
Publication Date: 
Thursday, April 6, 2023 - 4:00am
Description: 

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is granting the California Air Resources Board's (CARB's) requests for waivers of Clean Air Act (CAA) preemption for the following California regulations: the Heavy-Duty Vehicle and Engine Emission Warranty Regulations and Maintenance Provisions, the Advanced Clean Trucks Regulation, the Zero Emission Airport Shuttle Regulation, and the Zero-Emission Power Train Certification Regulation. EPA is issuing these decisions under the authority of CAA section 209.

Creator: 
Environmental Protection Agency
Publication Date: 
Thursday, April 6, 2023 - 4:00am
Description: 

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is granting the California Air Resources Board's (CARB's) requests for waivers of Clean Air Act (CAA) preemption for the following California regulations: the Heavy-Duty Vehicle and Engine Emission Warranty Regulations and Maintenance Provisions, the Advanced Clean Trucks Regulation, the Zero Emission Airport Shuttle Regulation, and the Zero-Emission Power Train Certification Regulation. EPA is issuing these decisions under the authority of CAA section 209.

Creator: 
Environmental Protection Agency
Publication Date: 
Thursday, April 6, 2023 - 4:00am
Description: 

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is granting the California Air Resources Board's (CARB's) requests for waivers of Clean Air Act (CAA) preemption for the following California regulations: the Heavy-Duty Vehicle and Engine Emission Warranty Regulations and Maintenance Provisions, the Advanced Clean Trucks Regulation, the Zero Emission Airport Shuttle Regulation, and the Zero-Emission Power Train Certification Regulation. EPA is issuing these decisions under the authority of CAA section 209.

Creator: 
Environmental Protection Agency
Publication Date: 
Thursday, April 6, 2023 - 4:00am
Description: 

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is granting the California Air Resources Board's (CARB's) requests for waivers of Clean Air Act (CAA) preemption for the following California regulations: the Heavy-Duty Vehicle and Engine Emission Warranty Regulations and Maintenance Provisions, the Advanced Clean Trucks Regulation, the Zero Emission Airport Shuttle Regulation, and the Zero-Emission Power Train Certification Regulation. EPA is issuing these decisions under the authority of CAA section 209.

Creator: 
Environmental Protection Agency
Publication Date: 
Thursday, April 6, 2023 - 4:00am
Description: 

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is granting the California Air Resources Board's (CARB's) requests for waivers of Clean Air Act (CAA) preemption for the following California regulations: the Heavy-Duty Vehicle and Engine Emission Warranty Regulations and Maintenance Provisions, the Advanced Clean Trucks Regulation, the Zero Emission Airport Shuttle Regulation, and the Zero-Emission Power Train Certification Regulation. EPA is issuing these decisions under the authority of CAA section 209.

Creator: 
Environmental Protection Agency
Publication Date: 
Tuesday, April 4, 2023 - 4:00am
Description: 

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is extending the comment period for the proposed rule ``Determination of Attainment by the Attainment Date But For International Emissions for the 2015 Ozone National Ambient Air Quality Standard; El Paso-Las Cruces, Texas-New Mexico'' that was published on March 7, 2023. The proposal provided for a public comment period ending April 6, 2023. The EPA received a request from the public to extend this comment period. The EPA is extending the comment period to May 8, 2023.

Creator: 
Environmental Protection Agency
Publication Date: 
Wednesday, March 29, 2023 - 4:00am
Description: 

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is approving a revision to the Idaho State Implementation Plan (SIP) submitted on May 4, 2022. The submission updates the incorporation by reference of the national ambient air quality standards and related planning and monitoring requirements into the Idaho air quality rules as of July 1, 2021. Idaho undertakes such updates regularly to ensure the state air quality rules and the federally enforceable Idaho SIP remain consistent with EPA air quality regulations over time.

Creator: 
Environmental Protection Agency
Publication Date: 
Wednesday, March 29, 2023 - 4:00am
Description: 

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) invites nominations from a diverse range of qualified candidates to be considered for appointment to its Clean Air Act Advisory Committee (CAAAC). Vacancies are anticipated to be filled by August 2023. Sources in addition to this Federal Register notice may also be utilized in the solicitation of nominees. This notice extends the recruitment period to receive additional nominees.

Creator: 
Environmental Protection Agency
Publication Date: 
Wednesday, March 29, 2023 - 4:00am
Description: 

This action promulgates corrections and updates to regulations for source testing of emissions under various rules. This final rule includes corrections to typographical and technical errors, updates to outdated procedures, and revisions to add clarity and consistency with other monitoring requirements. The revisions will improve the quality of data but will not impose new substantive requirements on source owners or operators.

Creator: 
Environmental Protection Agency
Publication Date: 
Monday, March 27, 2023 - 4:00am
Description: 

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

Creator: 
Environmental Protection Agency
Publication Date: 
Wednesday, March 22, 2023 - 4:00am
Description: 

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is approving revisions to the Alaska State Implementation Plan submitted on May 16, 2022, and August 11, 2022. The revisions 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. The revisions also add procedures for electronic submission of documents for air permits and other authorizations, update air permitting and emission fees, add additional clarifying language to the fee provisions, and specify emissions inventory reporting requirements. The EPA has determined that the submitted revisions are consistent with Clean Air Act requirements.

Creator: 
Environmental Protection Agency
Publication Date: 
Wednesday, March 22, 2023 - 4:00am
Description: 

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is approving a revision to the Indiana particulate matter State Implementation Plan (SIP) that Indiana submitted to EPA on September 16, 2021, for the Vertellus Agriculture and Nutrition Specialties, LLC (Vertellus) facility located in Indianapolis, Marion County. Indiana requested revisions to incorporate site-specific updates to the particulate matter emission limits for Vertellus. The updates reflect revised emission rates for particulate matter resulting from process changes related to control strategies for other pollutants. The SIP submission request also removes requirements that applied to units no longer in operation and updates language to reflect a switch from petroleum oil to natural gas for certain units. These changes represent a decrease in overall particulate matter emissions.

Creator: 
Environmental Protection Agency
Publication Date: 
Wednesday, March 15, 2023 - 4:00am
Description: 

On or about March 1, 2023, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is making available to the public a revised draft document titled, Policy Assessment for the Reconsideration of the Ozone National Ambient Air Quality Standards, External Review Draft Version 2 (Draft PA). This draft document was prepared as a part of the current reconsideration of the 2020 final decision on the national ambient air quality standards (NAAQS) for ozone (O<INF>3</INF>). When final, the PA is intended to ``bridge the gap'' between the scientific and technical information assessed in the 2020 Integrated Science Assessment for Ozone and Related Photochemical Oxidants (2020 ISA), as well as any air quality, exposure and risk analyses available in the reconsideration, and the judgments required of the Administrator. The primary and secondary O<INF>3</INF> NAAQS are set to protect the public health and the public welfare from O<INF>3</INF> and other photochemical oxidants in ambient air.

Creator: 
Environmental Protection Agency
Publication Date: 
Tuesday, March 14, 2023 - 4:00am
Description: 

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is approving the Clean Air Act (CAA) State Plan for Municipal Waste Combustor (MWC) units submitted by the Maine Department of Environmental Protection (Maine DEP). This submission includes revisions to Maine's previously approved State Plan for existing Large MWCs in response to amended emission guidelines (EGs) for Large MWCs. This submission also includes a State Plan for existing Small MWCs. Maine DEP's State Plans for Large and Small MWCs implement and enforce provisions at least as protective as the EGs applicable to these subcategories of solid waste incinerators. This action is being taken in accordance with the CAA.

Creator: 
Environmental Protection Agency
Publication Date: 
Wednesday, March 8, 2023 - 4:00am
Description: 

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is finalizing approval of a state implementation plan (SIP) revision submitted by the State of Georgia, through the Georgia Environmental Protection Division (EPD), on October 20, 2021. The SIP revision includes the Limited Maintenance Plan (LMP) for the Macon 1997 8-hour ozone national ambient air quality standards (NAAQS) maintenance area (hereinafter referred to as the Macon 1997 8-hour Ozone NAAQS Area or Macon Area or Area). The Macon 1997 8-hour NAAQS Area consists of all of Bibb County and a portion of Monroe County located in middle Georgia. EPA is finalizing approval because the Macon Area LMP provides for the maintenance of the 1997 8-hour ozone NAAQS within the Area through the end of the second 10-year portion of the maintenance period. This action makes certain commitments related to maintenance of the 1997 8-hour ozone NAAQS in the Area federally enforceable as part of the Georgia SIP.

Creator: 
Environmental Protection Agency
Publication Date: 
Wednesday, March 8, 2023 - 4:00am
Description: 

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is taking final action to approve revisions to the Missouri State Implementation Plan (SIP) received on November 29, 2016, and March 7, 2019. The revisions were submitted by Missouri in response to a finding of substantial inadequacy and SIP call published on June 12, 2015, for a provision in the Missouri SIP related to excess emissions during startup, shutdown, and malfunction (SSM) events. In the submissions, Missouri requests to revise a regulation related to restriction of emissions of visible air contaminants. The revisions to the rule include removing a statement from the compliance and performance testing provisions that does not meet Clean Air Act (CAA) requirements, adding exemptions for emission units regulated by stricter federal and state regulations or that do not have the capability of exceeding the emission limits of the rule, adding an alternative test method and making other administrative changes. Approval of these revisions will ensure consistency between state and federally approved rules.

Creator: 
Environmental Protection Agency