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Environmental Protection Agency -- Delegation of Authority to North Carolina and the Western North Carolina Regional Air Quality Agency of Federal Plan for Existing Sewage Sludge Incineration Units2018-May-022018-09202The EPA is providing notice of and is codifying its prior approval of requests submitted by the North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality (NCDEQ), through its Division of Air Quality, and the Western North Carolina Regional Air Quality Agency (WNCRAQA) for delegation of authority to implement and enforce the Federal plan for existing affected Sewage Sludge Incineration (SSI) units. The Federal plan establishes emission limits and monitoring, operating, and recordkeeping requirements for SSI units constructed on or before October 14, 2010. NCDEQ and WNCRAQA representatives have signed separate but similar Memoranda of Agreement (MOAs), each of which constitutes the mechanism for the transfer of authority from the EPA to each respective air pollution control agency. The MOAs and the corresponding delegations of authority were effective upon signature by the Regional Administrator on April 2, 2018. The MOAs delineate policies, responsibilities, and procedures by which the Federal plan will be administered and enforced by the NCDEQ and WNCRAQA, respectively, as well as the authorities retained by the EPA.
Environmental Protection Agency -- Address and Agency Name Changes for Region 4 State and Local Agencies; Technical Correction2017-Jul-172017-14746The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is correcting the addresses and agencies names for EPA Region 4 State and local agencies in EPA regulations. The jurisdiction of EPA Region 4 includes the States of Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee. Certain EPA air pollution control regulations require submittal of notifications, reports and other documents to the appropriate authorized State or local agency. This technical amendment updates and corrects agency names and the addresses for submitting such information to the EPA Region 4 State and local agency offices.
Environmental Protection Agency -- Approval and Promulgation of State Plans for Designated Facilities; Commonwealth of Puerto Rico; Control of Emissions From Existing Sewage Sludge Incineration Units2016-Apr-292016-09862The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is approving the State plan submitted by the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico to implement and enforce the Emission Guidelines (EG) for existing sewage sludge incineration (SSI) units. Puerto Rico's plan is consistent with the EG promulgated by the EPA on March 21, 2011. Puerto Rico's plan establishes emission limits and other requirements for the purpose of reducing toxic air emissions and other air pollutants from existing SSI units throughout the Commonwealth. At the request of Puerto Rico, the EPA is not taking action on a provision of its SSI plan allowing for affirmative defenses of Clean Air Act violations in the case of malfunctions. Puerto Rico submitted its plan to fulfill the requirements of sections 111(d) and 129 of the Clean Air Act.
Environmental Protection Agency -- Approval and Promulgation of State Plans for Designated Facilities; Commonwealth of Puerto Rico2015-Dec-112015-31182The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to approve the State plan submitted by the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico to implement and enforce the Emission Guidelines (EG) for existing sewage sludge incineration (SSI) units. Puerto Rico's plan is consistent with the EG promulgated by the EPA on March 21, 2011. Puerto Rico's plan establishes emission limits and other requirements for the purpose of reducing toxic air emissions and other air pollutants from existing SSI units throughout the Commonwealth. At the request of Puerto Rico, the EPA is proposing not to take action on a provision of its SSI plan allowing for affirmative defenses of Clean Air Act violations in the case of malfunctions. Puerto Rico submitted its plan to fulfill the requirements of sections 111(d) and 129 of the Clean Air Act.
Environmental Protection Agency -- Approval and Promulgation of State Plans for Designated Facilities; New York2015-Oct-262015-27166The Environmental Protection Agency is approving a request from the State of New York that EPA withdraw its approval of a provision of the New York State plan that implements and enforces the Emission Guidelines for existing sewage sludge incineration units. This action withdraws the EPA's approval of a provision of the State sewage sludge incineration plan allowing for affirmative defenses of Clean Air Act violations in the case of malfunctions. No other provision in the State plan is affected by this action.
Environmental Protection Agency -- Approval and Promulgation of State Plans for Designated Facilities; New York2015-Aug-242015-20904The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to withdraw its approval of a provision of the New York State plan that implements and enforces the Emission Guidelines for existing sewage sludge incineration units. This action would withdraw the EPA's approval of a provision of the State sewage sludge incineration plan allowing for affirmative defenses of Clean Air Act violations in the case of malfunctions. No other provision in the State plan would be affected by this action.
Environmental Protection Agency -- Automatic Delegation of Authority to the States of Colorado, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Utah, and Wyoming To Implement and Enforce New Source Performance Standards2014-Oct-092014-23765This action informs the public that on February 27, 2014, the EPA authorized automatic delegation to implement and enforce Clean Air Act (CAA) New Source Performance Standards (NSPS) to the states of Colorado, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Utah, and Wyoming (hereafter Region 8 states). Also in this action, EPA is taking direct final action to delete the delegation status table of NSPS for Region 8 states in the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) and replace it with a Web page address reflecting current delegation status of Region 8 states.
Environmental Protection Agency -- Approval and Promulgation of State Air Quality Plans for Designated Facilities and Pollutants; Delaware, District of Columbia, and West Virginia; Control of Emissions From Existing Sewage Sludge Incinerator Units2014-Jul-102014-16034The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is taking direct final action to approve the Clean Air Act (CAA) negative declarations for the State of Delaware, the District of Columbia, and the State of West Virginia for existing sewage sludge incinerator (SSI) units. These negative declarations certify that SSI units subject to the requirements of sections 111(d) and 129 of the CAA do not exist within the jurisdictional boundaries of the Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control (DNREC), the District Department of the Environment (DDOE), and the West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection (WVDEP). EPA is accepting the negative declarations in accordance with the requirements of the CAA.
Environmental Protection Agency -- Approval and Promulgation of State Plans for Designated Facilities; New York; Control of Emissions From Existing Sewage Sludge Incineration Units2014-Jun-112014-13594The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is approving the section 111(d)/129 plan submitted by New York State for the purpose of implementing and enforcing the emission guidelines for existing sewage sludge incineration (SSI) units. The intended effect of this action is to approve a plan required by the Clean Air Act (CAA) which establishes emission limits and other requirements for existing sewage sludge incineration units and provides for the implementation and enforcement of those limits and other requirements. New York submitted its plan to fulfill the requirements of sections 111 and 129 of the CAA.
Environmental Protection Agency -- Approval and Promulgation of State Air Quality Plans for Designated Facilities and Pollutants; Commonwealth of Virginia; Control of Emissions From Existing Sewage Sludge Incineration Units2014-Mar-312014-06963The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is approving a section 111(d)/129 plan submitted by the Commonwealth of Virginia for sewage sludge incineration (SSI) units. The section 111(d)/129 plan contains a state rule for existing SSI units that was submitted as a result of the March 21, 2011, promulgation of Federal new source performance standards (NSPS) and emission guidelines for SSI units. This action is being taken under sections 111(d) and 129 of the Clean Air Act (CAA).
Environmental Protection Agency -- Approval and Promulgation of State Plans for Designated Facilities; New York2014-Mar-252014-06579The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to approve the State plan submitted by New York State to implement and enforce the Emission Guidelines (EG) for existing sewage sludge incineration (SSI) units. The State plan is consistent with the EG promulgated by EPA on March 21, 2011. New York's plan establishes emission limits and other requirements for the purpose of reducing toxic air emissions and other air pollutants from SSI units throughout the State. New York submitted its plan to fulfill the requirements of sections 111(d) and 129 of the Clean Air Act.
Environmental Protection Agency -- Approval and Promulgation of Implementation Plans, State Plans for Designated Facilities and Pollutants, and Operating Permits Program; State of Missouri2014-Mar-172014-05685The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is taking direct final action to approve revisions to the Missouri State Implementation Plan (SIP), the 40 CFR part 62 state plans (111(d)), and the 40 CFR part 70 operating permits program, which were received on August 25, 2011, May 8, 2012, and February 11, 2013, respectively. The revisions submitted by the state move definitions currently in individual rules into one rule and eliminates the risk of the same term being defined differently for different rules. This action provides more clarity for the regulated public. These revisions do not have an adverse affect on air quality. EPA's approval of these rule revisions is being done in accordance with the requirements of the Clean Air Act (CAA).
Environmental Protection Agency -- Approval and Promulgation of State Air Quality Plans for Designated Facilities and Pollutants; Commonwealth of Virginia; Control of Emissions From Existing Sewage Sludge Incineration Units2013-Dec-032013-28958EPA is proposing to approve a section plan submitted by the Commonwealth of Virginia for sewage sludge incineration (SSI) units. The section plan contains a state rule for existing SSI units and was submitted as a result of the March 21, 2011 promulgation of Federal new source performance standards (NSPS) and emission guidelines for SSI units. This action is being taken under sections of the Clean Air Act (CAA).
Environmental Protection Agency -- Approval and Promulgation of Implementation Plans; Approval and Promulgation of State Air Quality Plans for Designated Facilities and Pollutants, State of Iowa; Control of Emissions From Existing Hospital/Medical/Infectious Waste Incinerator Units, Negative Declaration and 111(d) Plan Rescission; Approval and Promulgation of Operating Permits Program, State of Iowa2013-Oct-252013-24864EPA is approving, through direct final rulemaking, revisions to the State of Iowa's State Implementation Plan (SIP), Title V program, and Clean Air Act (CAA) section 111(d) plan. The purpose of these revisions is to make general updates to existing state air quality rules, approve an exemption from constructing permitting for engines used in periodic pipeline testing, approve changes to state rules regarding regional haze requirements, and to approve adoption of Federal regulations including the National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS) for 2008 Ozone, 2008 Lead, and 2010 Nitrogen Dioxide. EPA is approving the SIP provisions pursuant to section 110 of the CAA. EPA is also taking direct final action to approve a Hospital Medical Infectious Waste Incinerators (HMIWI) section 111(d) negative declaration from the State of Iowa which certifies that HMIWIs, subject to the requirements of sections 111(d) and 129 of the CAA, do not exist in the State; and approving the rescission of its section 111(d)/129 plan and emission guidelines for HMIWI units. EPA is approving these actions pursuant to section 111 of the CAA. EPA is also approving two minor administrative changes to the Title V program, pursuant to section 500 of the CAA.
Environmental Protection Agency -- Delegation of Authority to the Southern Ute Indian Tribe To Implement and Enforce National Emissions Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants and New Source Performance Standards2013-Jul-082013-16327EPA is taking final action to approve the Southern Ute Indian Tribe's (SUIT) July 3, 2012 request for delegation of authority to implement and enforce National Emissions Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants (NESHAP) and New Source Performance Standards (NSPS). This request establishes and requires SUIT to administer a NSPS and NESHAPs program per EPA regulations. The delegation is facilitated by SUIT's treatment ``in the same manner as a state'' (TAS) document, per CAA requirements.
Environmental Protection Agency -- Approval and Promulgation of State Air Quality Plans for Designated Facilities and Pollutants; District of Columbia; Control of Emissions From Existing Hospital/Medical/Infectious Waste Incinerator Units2013-Jul-032013-15874EPA is taking direct final action to approve a negative declaration for hospital/medical/infectious waste incinerator (HMIWI) units within the District of Columbia. This negative declaration certifies that HMIWI units subject to the requirements of sections 111(d) and 129 of the Clean Air Act (CAA) do not exist within the jurisdictional boundaries of the District Department of the Environment (DDOE). EPA is accepting the negative declaration in accordance with the requirements of the Clean Air Act (CAA).
Environmental Protection Agency -- Change of Address for Region 7; Technical Correction2013-Jun-252013-15039EPA is amending its regulations to reflect a change in address for EPA's Region 7 office. This action is editorial in nature and is intended to provide accuracy and clarity to the Agency's regulations.
Environmental Protection Agency -- Change of Address for Region 4, State and Local Agencies; Technical Correction2012-Apr-192012-9234EPA is amending its regulations to reflect a change in address for EPA's Region 4 office as well as the state agencies for Georgia, Mississippi, North Carolina and local agencies for Forsyth County, Mecklenburg County Land Use & Environmental Services Agency and Western North Carolina Regional Air Quality Agency. The jurisdiction of EPA Region 4 includes the States of Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee. Certain EPA air pollution control regulations requiring submittal of notifications, reports and other documents to the EPA Regional office must also be submitted to the appropriate authorized state or local agency. This technical amendment updates and corrects the addresses for submitting such information to the EPA's Region 4 office as well as the state and local agency offices.
Environmental Protection Agency -- Approval and Promulgation of State Air Quality Plans for Designated Facilities and Pollutants, State of West Virginia; Control of Emissions From Existing Hospital/Medical/Infectious Waste Incinerator Units, Plan Revision2012-Jan-242012-1336EPA is taking direct final action to approve a revision to the West Virginia hospital/medical/infectious waste incinerator (HMIWI) Section 111(d)/129 plan (the ``plan''). The revision contains a modified state rule for solid waste combustion that was updated as a result of the October 6, 2009 amendments to Federal Emission Guidelines (EG) and New Source Performance Standards (NSPS), 40 CFR part 60, subparts Ce and Ec respectively. While West Virginia's revised regulation contains requirements for various types of solid waste incineration units, the revisions and approval action relate only to HMIWI units.
Environmental Protection Agency -- Change of Address for Region 1; Technical Correction2011-Aug-112011-20035The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is amending its regulations to reflect a change in address for EPA's Region 1 office. This action is editorial in nature and is intended to provide accuracy and clarity to the agency's regulations.
Environmental Protection Agency -- Approval and Promulgation of State Air Quality Plans for Designated Facilities and Pollutants, Commonwealth of Virginia; Control of Emissions From Existing Hospital/Medical/Infectious Waste Incinerator (HMIWI) Units, Negative Declaration and Withdrawal of EPA Plan Approval2010-Dec-172010-31741EPA is taking direct final action to approve the Commonwealth of Virginia's negative declaration and request for EPA withdrawal of its section 111(d)/129 plan (the plan) approval for HMIWI units.
Environmental Protection Agency -- Approval and Promulgation of State Air Quality Plans for Designated Facilities and Pollutants, State of Delaware; Control of Emissions From Existing Hospital/Medical/Infectious Waste Incinerator (HMIWI) Units, Negative Declaration and Withdrawal of EPA Plan Approval2010-Nov-302010-30102EPA is taking direct final action to approve the State of Delaware's negative declaration and request for EPA withdrawal of its section 111(d)/129 plan (the plan) approval for HMIWI units.
Environmental Protection Agency -- Approval and Promulgation of State Air Quality Plans for Designated Facilities and Pollutants, West Virginia; Control of Emissions From Hospital/Medical/Infectious Waste Incinerator Units, Plan Revision2009-Aug-039-18482EPA is taking direct final action to approve a revision to the West Virginia (WV) hospital/medical/infectious waste incinerator (HMIWI) 111(d)/129 plan (the ``plan''). The revision contains a modified WV Department of Environmental Protection, Division of Air Quality (DAQ) rule that streamlines the State's regulatory structure (WV45CSR6, 18, and 24) for incinerator units and incorporates applicable Clean Air Act (CAA), section 129, requirements into one rule, WV45CSR18. This approval action relates only to HMIWI units. The streamlining of the State's regulatory structure of its incinerator rules is not an EPA requirement.
Environmental Protection Agency -- Approval and Promulgation of State Air Quality Plans For Designated Facilities and Pollutants, West Virginia; Control of Emissions From Commercial and Industrial Solid Waste Incinerator Units, Plan Revision2009-Aug-039-18480EPA is taking direct final action to approve a revision to the West Virginia (WV) commercial and industrial solid waste incinerator (CISWI) 111(d)/129 plan (the ``plan''). The revision contains a modified WV Department of Environmental Protection, Division of Air Quality (DAQ) rule that streamlines and consolidates the state's regulatory structure (WV45CSR6, 18 and 24) for incinerator units and incorporates applicable Clean Air Act (CAA), section 129, requirements into one rule, WV45CSR18. This approval action relates only to CISWI units. The streamlining of the state's regulatory structure of its incinerator rules is not an EPA requirement.
Environmental Protection Agency -- Approval and Promulgation of State Air Quality Plans for Designated Facilities and Pollutants; Control of Emissions From Existing Other Solid Waste Incinerator Units; Arizona; Pima County Department of Environmental Quality2009-Mar-269-6641EPA is taking direct final action to approve a negative declaration submitted by the Pima County Department of Environmental Quality. The negative declaration certifies that other solid waste incinerator units, subject to the requirements of sections 111(d) and 129 of the Clean Air Act, do not exist within the agency's air pollution control jurisdiction.
Environmental Protection Agency -- Approval and Promulgation of State Air Quality Plans for Designated Facilities and Pollutants; Control of Emissions From Existing Other Solid Waste Incinerator Units; NV2007-Oct-317-21449EPA is taking direct final action to approve a negative declaration submitted by the Nevada Division of Environmental Protection. The negative declaration certifies that other solid waste incinerator units, subject to the requirements of sections 111(d) and 129 of the Clean Air Act, do not exist within the agency's air pollution control jurisdiction.
Environmental Protection Agency -- Approval and Promulgation of State Air Quality Plans for Designated Facilities and Pollutants; Commonwealth of Virginia; Control of Total Reduced Sulfur From Pulp and Paper Mills2007-Oct-187-20597EPA is approving a Section 111(d) Plan revision submitted by the Commonwealth of Virginia. The revision consists of amendments to the regulation that controls total reduced sulfur (TRS) from pulp and paper mills. This action is being taken under the Clean Air Act (CAA).
Environmental Protection Agency -- Approval and Promulgation of State Air Quality Plans for Designated Facilities and Pollutants; Delaware, and West Virginia; Control of Emissions From Existing Other Solid Waste Incinerator Units2007-Jul-117-13426EPA is notifying the public that it has received negative declarations for other solid waste incinerator (OSWI) units from the States of Delaware, and West Virginia. These negative declarations certify that OSWI units subject to the requirements of sections 111(d) and 129 of the Clean Air Act (CAA) do not exist within the jurisdictional boundaries of these air pollution control agencies.
Environmental Protection Agency -- Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Commonwealth of Virginia; Control of Total Reduced Sulfur From Pulp and Paper Mills2007-Jul-037-12854EPA is proposing to approve revisions to a Section 111(d) regulation submitted by the Commonwealth of Virginia Department of Environmental Quality. The revisions pertain to amendments to an existing regulation to control total reduced sulfur (TRS) from pulp and paper mills. This action is being taken under the Clean Air Act (CAA or the Act).
Environmental Protection Agency -- Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; State of Utah; Administrative Procedures2007-Feb-017-1619EPA is approving a State Implementation Plan (SIP) revision submitted by the Governor of Utah on August 15, 2001. This SIP submittal deletes Utah's rules R307-102-3, ``Administrative Procedures and Hearings,'' and R307-414-3, ``Request for Review.'' EPA is removing Utah's rules R307-102-3 and R307-414-3 from Utah's federally approved SIP, because these rules are not required to be in Utah's SIP. This action is being taken under section 110 of the Clean Air Act. EPA is also providing notice that on November 8, 2006, Utah was delegated authority to implement and enforce certain New Source Performance Standards, as of July 1, 2005. In addition, we are approving updates to the NSPS ``Delegation Status of New Source Performance Standards'' table.
Environmental Protection Agency -- Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Montana; Revisions to the Administrative Rules of Montana; New Source Performance Standards for Montana; Final Rule2006-Jan-2406-634EPA is approving State Implementation Plan (SIP) revisions submitted by the State of Montana on August 20, 2003, except for revisions to three rules that EPA will act on at a later date. The revisions modify definitions and references to federal regulations and other materials in the Administrative Rules of Montana. The intended effect of this action is to make federally enforceable those provisions that EPA is approving. This action is being taken under section 110 of the Clean Air Act.
Environmental Protection Agency -- Approval and Promulgation of State Air Quality Plans for Designated Facilities and Pollutants, Commonwealth of Virginia; Control of Emissions From Hospital/Medical/Infectious Waste Incinerator Units; Correction2005-Nov-1605-22701This document corrects an error in the rule Summary language of a final rule pertaining to EPA's approval of the Commonwealth of Virginia hospital/medical/infectious waste incinerator (HMIWI) section 111(d)/129 plan submitted by the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ).
Environmental Protection Agency -- Cross-Media Electronic Reporting2005-Oct-1305-19601EPA is establishing the framework by which it will accept electronic reports from regulated entities in satisfaction of certain document submission requirements in EPA's regulations. EPA will provide public notice when the Agency is ready to receive direct submissions of certain documents from regulated entities in electronic form consistent with this rulemaking via an EPA electronic document receiving system. This rule does not mandate that regulated entities utilize electronic methods to submit documents in lieu of paper-based submissions. In addition, EPA is not taking final action on the electronic recordkeeping requirements at this time. States, tribes, and local governments will be able to seek EPA approval to accept electronic documents to satisfy reporting requirements under environmental programs that EPA has delegated, authorized, or approved them to administer. This rule includes performance standards against which a state's, tribe's, or local government's electronic document receiving system will be evaluated before EPA will approve changes to the delegated, authorized, or approved program to provide electronic reporting, and establishes a streamlined process that states, tribes, and local governments can use to seek and obtain such approvals.
Environmental Protection Agency -- Approval and Promulgation of State Plans for Designated Facilities and Pollutants: Oklahoma; Plan for Controlling Emissions From Commercial and Industrial Solid Waste Incineration Units2005-Oct-0405-19838EPA is taking direct final action on the ``State Plan'' submitted by the state of Oklahoma on June 29, 2005, to fulfill the requirement of sections 111/(d)/129 of the Clean Air Act for commercial and industrial solid waste incineration (CISWI) units. The State Plan provides for the implementation and enforcement of the Emissions Guidelines, as promulgated by EPA December 1, 2000, applicable to existing CISWI units for which construction commenced on or before November 30, 1999. The State Plan establishes emission limits, monitoring, operating, and recordkeeping requirements for commercial and industrial solid waste incinerator (CISWI) units for which construction commenced on or before November 30, 1999.
Environmental Protection Agency -- Approval and Promulgation of State Air Quality Plans for Designated Facilities and Pollutants; Maryland; Control of Emissions From Commercial and Industrial Solid Waste Incineration (CISWI) Units2005-Sep-0905-17929EPA is taking direct final action to approve the May 12, 2005 negative declaration letter submitted by the Maryland Department of the Environment (MDE). The negative declaration certifies that existing CISWI units, subject to Clean Air Act (the Act) requirements of sections 111(d) and 129 and related emission guidelines (EG), have been permanently shut down and have been dismantled in the State of Maryland.
Environmental Protection Agency -- Approval and Promulgation of State Air Quality Plans for Designated Facilities and Pollutants, Maryland; Control of Emissions From Small Municipal Waste Combustor (SMWC) Units; Delegation of Authority2005-Aug-1105-15920EPA is taking direct final action to approve the Maryland Department of the Environment's (MDE) request for delegation of authority to implement and enforce the Federal plan (68 FR 5144, January 31, 2003) for small municipal waste combustor (SMWC) units under sections 111(d) and 129 of the Clean Air Act (the ``Act''). The plan establishes emissions limits, compliance schedules, monitoring, operating, and recordkeeping requirements for existing SMWC units for which construction commenced on or before August 30, 1999. The request for delegation was submitted to EPA on March 28, 2005. EPA and the MDE signed a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) which is the mechanism for the transfer of authority from EPA to the MDE. The MOA defines policies, responsibilities, and procedures pursuant to 40 CFR 62 subpart JJJ (the ``Federal plan'') and 40 CFR 60 subpart BBBB (Emission Guidelines), by which the Federal plan will be administered by both the EPA and the MDE.
Environmental Protection Agency -- Approval and Promulgation of State Air Quality Plans for Designated Facilities and Pollutants, Commonwealth of Virginia; Control of Municipal Waste Combustor Emissions From Small Existing Municipal Solid Waste Combustor Units2005-Jul-1205-13700EPA is taking direct final action to approve the Commonwealth of Virginia Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) small municipal waste combustor plan (the plan) for implementing emission guideline (EG) requirements promulgated under the Clean Air Act (the Act). The plan establishes emission limits, monitoring, operating, and recordkeeping requirements for existing small MWC units with capacities of 35 to 250 tons per day (TPD) of municipal solid waste (MSW). An existing MWC unit is defined as one for which construction commenced on or before August 30, 1999.
Environmental Protection Agency -- Approval and Promulgation of State Air Quality Plans for Designated Facilities and Pollutants, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania; Delegation of Authority2005-Mar-0405-4271EPA is approving delegation of the Federal plan for commercial and industrial solid waste incinerator (CISWI) units to both the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (PADEP) and the Allegheny County Health Department (ACHD). The Federal plan establishes maximum achievable control technology (MACT) emission limits, monitoring, operating, and recordkeeping requirements for CISWI units for which construction commenced on or before November 30, 1999. PADEP and the ACHD representatives have signed separate, but similar, Memorandum of Agreements (MOA) which act as the mechanism for the transfer of EPA authority to the respective air pollution control agencies. The MOA defines policies, responsibilities, and procedures by which the Federal plan will be administered by the PADEP, and the ACHD on behalf of EPA.
Environmental Protection Agency -- Approval and Promulgation of State Air Quality Plans for Designated Facilities and Pollutants, Commonwealth of Virginia; Control of Municipal Waste Combustor Emissions From Large Existing Municipal Solid Waste Combustor Units2004-Oct-2904-24240EPA is taking direct final action to approve the Commonwealth of Virginia Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) municipal waste combustor plan (the plan) for implementing emission guideline (EG) requirements promulgated under the Clean Air Act (the Act). The plan establishes emission limits, monitoring, operating, and recordkeeping requirements for existing large MWC with a unit capacity of more than 250 tons per day (TPD) of municipal solid waste (MSW). An existing MWC unit is defined as one for which construction commenced on or before September 20, 1994.
Environmental Protection Agency -- Clean Air Act Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plan Revision for North Dakota; Revisions to the Air Pollution Control Rules; Delegation of Authority for New Source Performance Standards2004-Oct-2104-23585EPA is approving certain revisions to the State Implementation Plan submitted by the Governor of North Dakota with a letter dated April 11, 2003. The revisions affect portions of air pollution control rules regarding general provisions and emissions of particulate matter and sulfur compounds. This action is being taken under section 110 of the Clean Air Act. In addition, EPA is providing notice that on November 6, 2003, North Dakota was delegated authority to implement and enforce certain New Source Performance Standards, as of January 31, 2002.
Environmental Protection Agency -- Approval and Promulgation of State Air Quality Plans for Designated Facilities and Pollutants, Commonwealth of Virginia; Control of Emissions From Existing Hospital/Medical/Infectious Waste Incinerator Units2004-Sep-1004-20429EPA is taking direct final action to approve the hospital/ medical/ infectious incinerator (HMIWI) section 111(d)/129 plan (the ``plan'') submitted to EPA on August 25, 2003 by the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ). The plan includes supplemental information submitted on August 11, 2003, and April 6, and July 23, 2004. The plan establishes emission limits, monitoring, operating, and recordkeeping requirements for commercial and industrial solid waste incinerator units for which construction commenced on or before November 30, 1999. Submittal and approval of the plan fulfills a Clean Air Act (the Act) requirement for the Commonwealth of Virginia. As a result, the Federal plan (65 FR 49868, August 15, 2000) is no longer applicable, as of the effective date of this action.
Environmental Protection Agency -- Approval and Disapproval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Montana; Revisions to the Administrative Rules of Montana; New Source Performance Standards for Montana2004-Jul-2004-16448EPA is proposing to partially approve and partially disapprove State Implementation Plan (SIP) revisions submitted by the State of Montana on April 18, 2003 and August 20, 2003. The revisions modify the open burning rules, definitions and references to Federal regulations and other materials in the Administrative Rules of Montana. The intended effect of this action is to make federally enforceable those provisions that EPA is proposing to approve and to disapprove those provisions that are not approvable. We are also announcing that on January 9, 2004, we updated the delegation of authority for the implementation of the New Source Performance Standards (NSPS) to the State of Montana. This action is being taken under sections 110 and 111 of the Clean Air Act.
Environmental Protection Agency -- Clean Air Act Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plan Revision for North Dakota; Revisions to the Air Pollution Control Rules; Delegation of Authority for New Source Performance Standards2004-Jul-0704-15341EPA is proposing to approve revisions to the State Implementation Plan submitted by the Governor of North Dakota with a letter dated April 11, 2003. The revisions affect portions of air pollution control rules regarding general provisions and emissions of particulate matter and sulfur compounds. This action is being taken under section 110 of the Clean Air Act. EPA is not acting on revisions to the shutdown and malfunction provisions, the construction and minor source permitting rules or the prevention of significant deterioration rules at this time. EPA will handle separately direct delegation requests for revisions to emission standards for hazardous air pollutants, emission standards for source categories and the State's Acid Rain Program. In addition, EPA is providing notice that on November 6, 2003, North Dakota was delegated authority to implement and enforce certain New Source Performance Standards, as of January 31, 2002.
Environmental Protection Agency -- Approval and Promulgation of State Air Quality Plans for Designated Facilities and Pollutants, Commonwealth of Virginia; Control of Emissions From Commercial and Industrial Solid Waste Incinerator Units2004-May-2504-11771EPA is taking direct final action to approve the commercial and industrial solid waste incinerator (CISWI) section 111(d)/129 plan (the ``plan'') submitted to EPA on September 8, 2003 by the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ). The plan includes supplemental information submitted on August 11, and September 30, 2003, and April 6, 2004. The plan establishes emission limits, monitoring, operating, and recordkeeping requirements for commercial and industrial solid waste incinerator units for which construction commenced on or before November 30, 1999. Submittal and approval of the plan fulfills a Clean Air Act (the Act) requirement for the Commonwealth of Virginia.
Environmental Protection Agency -- Approval and Promulgation of State Air Quality Plans for Designated Facilities and Pollutants; Commonwealth of Pennsylvania; Control of Emissions from Existing Small Municipal Waste Combustion Units2004-Mar-0404-4818EPA is taking direct final action to approve a section 111(d)/ 129 negative declaration submitted by the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (PADEP). The negative declaration certifies that small municipal waste combustion (MWC) units, subject to the requirements of sections 111(d) and 129 of the Clean Air Act (the Act), do not exist within its air pollution control jurisdiction, excluding the jurisdictions of the Health Departments (air pollution control agencies) in Allegheny and Philadelphia counties.
Environmental Protection Agency -- Approval and Promulgation of State Plans for Designated Facilities and Pollutants: Louisiana; Plan for Controlling Emissions From Existing Commercial and Industrial Solid Waste Incinerators2004-Mar-0304-4622The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is taking a direct final action to approve the sections 111(d)/129 State Plan submitted by the Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality (LDEQ) on February 18, 2003. The State Plan establishes emission limits, monitoring, operating, and recordkeeping requirements for commercial and industrial solid waste incinerator (CISWI) units for which construction commenced on or before November 30, 1999.
Environmental Protection Agency -- Approval and Promulgation of State Plan for Designated Facilities and Pollutants: South Carolina2004-Mar-0104-4461The EPA is approving revisions to sections 111(d)/129 plan submitted by the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (SC DHEC) for the State of South Carolina on April 12, 2002, for implementing and enforcing the Emissions Guidelines (EG) applicable to existing Commercial and Industrial Solid Waste Incineration (CISWI) Units that Commenced Construction On or Before November 30, 1999.
Environmental Protection Agency -- Delegation of Authority to the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality for New Source Performance Standards2004-Feb-1304-3225The Oregon Department of Environmental Quality (ODEQ) has submitted a request for an updated delegation of authority for implementation and enforcement of New Source Performance Standards (NSPS). The submissions cover new EPA standards and, in some instances, revisions to standards previously delegated to ODEQ. EPA has reviewed ODEQ's updated regulations and determined that ODEQ has adequate and effective procedures for the implementation and enforcement of these Federal NSPS standards. This action informs the public of the updated delegation to ODEQ. EPA is also making a technical amendment to update the addresses of delegated air agencies in Oregon. This is a nonregulatory action.
Environmental Protection Agency -- Delegation of Authority to the Washington State Department of Ecology, Benton Clean Air Authority, Northwest Air Pollution Authority, Olympic Regional Clean Air Agency, Puget Sound Clean Air Agency, Spokane County Air Pollution Control Authority, Southwest Clean Air Agency, and Yakima Regional Clean Air Authority for New Source Performance Standards2004-Feb-1304-3227The Washington State Department of Ecology (Ecology), Benton Clean Air Authority (BCAA), Northwest Air Pollution Authority (NWAPA), Olympic Regional Clean Air Agency (ORCAA), Puget Sound Clean Air Agency (PSCAA), Spokane County Air Pollution Control Authority (SCAPCA), Southwest Clean Air Agency (SWCAA), and Yakima Regional Clean Air Authority (YRCAA) have submitted requests for delegation of EPA authority for implementation and enforcement of New Source Performance Standards (NSPS). The submissions cover new EPA standards and, in some instances, revisions to standards previously delegated to these agencies. EPA has reviewed the updated regulations and determined that these State and local air agencies have adequate and effective procedures for the implementation and enforcement of these Federal NSPS standards. This action informs the public of delegations to the above- mentioned State and local air agencies. EPA is also making a technical amendment to update the names and addresses of the State and local air agencies that have delegation of NSPS standards in Washington and to update the informational table that shows which NSPS standards have been delegated to State and local agencies in Washington. This is a nonregulatory action.
Environmental Protection Agency -- Approval and Promulgation of State Air Quality Plans for Designated Facilities and Pollutants; Control of Emissions From Existing Commercial/Industrial Solid Waste Incinerator Units; Nevada2003-Dec-1003-30590EPA is taking direct final action to approve a negative declaration submitted by the Nevada Division of Environmental Protection. The negative declaration certifies that commercial/ industrial solid waste incinerator units, subject to the requirements of sections 111(d) and 129 of the Clean Air Act, do not exist within the agency's air pollution control jurisdiction.
Environmental Protection Agency -- Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; States of Montana and Wyoming; Revisions to the Administrative Rules of Montana; New Source Performance Standards for Wyoming and Montana2003-Nov-0503-27265EPA is taking direct final action approving State Implementation Plan (SIP) revisions submitted by the Governor of Montana on October 28, 2002. The October 28, 2002 submittal revises the Administrative Rules of Montana (ARM) by updating the Incorporation by Reference rules, deleting the definition for volatile organic compounds (VOCs), and making other minor corrections to the rules. The October 28, 2002 submittal also makes revisions to the Yellowstone County Air Pollution Control Program (YCAPCP). EPA is only approving the revisions to the section of the YCAPCP that have been approved into the SIP. The intended effect of this action is to make these revisions federally enforceable. We are also announcing that on June 24, 2003, we updated the delegation of authority for the implementation and enforcement of the New Source Performance Standards (NSPS) to the State of Montana. On August 9, 2000, August 2, 2001 and June 30, 2003, the State of Wyoming submitted revisions to the NSPS in the Wyoming Air Quality Standards and Regulations and requested delegation of the NSPS. We are announcing that on August 13, 2003, we delegated the authority for the implementation and enforcement of the NSPS to the State of Wyoming. In addition, we are updating the ``Delegation Status of New Source Performance Standards [(NSPS) for Region VIII]'' table to add entries for newly delegated NSPS subparts for the State of Montana and the State of Wyoming. These actions are being taken under sections 110 and 111 of the Clean Air Act (CAA).
Environmental Protection Agency -- Approval and Promulgation of State Air Quality Plans for Designated Facilities and Pollutants; Control of Emissions From Existing Hospital/Medical/Infectious Waste Incinerator Units; Control of Emissions From Existing Large Municipal Waste Combustors; Nevada; American Samoa; Northern Mariana Islands2003-Oct-1003-25802EPA is taking direct final action to approve negative declarations submitted by American Samoa, Northern Mariana Islands, and Nevada. The negative declarations from American Samoa and Northern Mariana Islands certify that large municipal waste combustors, subject to the requirements of sections 111(d) and 129 of the Clean Air Act, do not exist within the air pollution control jurisdiction of these agencies. The negative declaration from Nevada certifies that there are no existing hospital/medical/infectious waste incinerator units within the Nevada Division of Environmental Protection's air pollution control jurisdiction.
Environmental Protection Agency -- Approval and Promulgation of State Air Quality Plans for Designated Facilities and Pollutants; Control of Emissions From Existing Commercial/Industrial Solid Waste Incinerator Units; Arizona; Nevada2003-Aug-1803-21054EPA is taking direct final action to approve negative declarations submitted by various local air pollution control agencies in Arizona and Nevada. Each negative declaration certifies that commercial/industrial solid waste incinerator units, subject to the requirements of sections 111(d) and 129 of the Clean Air Act, do not exist within the relevant agency's air pollution control jurisdiction.
Environmental Protection Agency -- Approval and Promulgation of State Air Quality Plans for Designated Facilities and Pollutants, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania; Control of Landfill Gas Emissions From Existing Municipal Solid Waste Landfills2003-Jun-2403-15759EPA is taking direct final action to approve the municipal solid waste (MSW) landfill section 111(d) plan (the plan) submitted by the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (PADEP). The plan establishes nonmethane organic compounds (NMOC) emissions limits for existing landfills in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, excluding the geographic areas of Allegheny County and the City of Philadelphia. The plan was submitted to fulfill requirements of the Clean Air Act (the Act).
Environmental Protection Agency -- Approval and Promulgation of State Plans for Designated Facilities and Pollutants; Large Municipal Waste Combustors; California2003-Jun-0903-14460EPA is finalizing approval of the California State Plan for implementing the emissions guidelines applicable to existing large municipal waste combustor units. This approval was proposed in the Federal Register on March 11, 2003. The plan was submitted by the California Air Resources Board for the State of California to satisfy requirements of sections 111(d) and 129 of the Clean Air Act. The submitted plan applies to large municipal waste combustor units located in the San Joaquin Valley Unified Air Pollution Control District and South Coast Air Quality Management District.
Environmental Protection Agency -- Approval and Promulgation of State Air Quality Plans for Designated Facilities and Pollutants; State of West Virginia; Control of Emissions From Existing Small Municipal Waste Combustion Units2003-May-2703-13176EPA is taking direct final action to approve the section 111(d)/129 negative declaration submitted by the West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection, Division of Air Quality (DAQ). The negative declaration certifies that small municipal waste combustion (MWC) units, subject to the requirements of sections 111(d) and 129 of the Clean Air Act (CAA), do not exist within its air pollution control jurisdiction.
Environmental Protection Agency -- Approval and Promulgation of State Air Quality Plans for Designated Facilities and Pollutants, State of West Virginia; Control of Emissions From Commercial and Industrial Solid Waste Incinerator Units2003-Apr-1103-8829This action approves the commercial and industrial solid waste incinerator 111(d)/129 plan (the ``plan'') submitted to EPA on November 29, 2001 by the West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection, Division of Air Quality (DAQ). The plan was submitted to fulfill requirements of the Clean Air Act (CAA). The DAQ plan establishes emission limits, monitoring, operating, and recordkeeping requirements for commercial and industrial solid waste incinerator (CISWI) units for which construction commenced on or before November 30, 1999.
Environmental Protection Agency -- Approval and Promulgation of State Plans for Designated Facilities and Pollutants; Large Municipal Waste Combustors; California2003-Mar-1103-5748EPA is proposing to approve the California State Plan for implementing the emissions guidelines applicable to existing large municipal waste combustor units. The plan was submitted by the California Air Resources Board for the State of California to satisfy requirements of sections 111(d) and 129 of the Clean Air Act. The submitted plan applies to large municipal waste combustor units located in the San Joaquin Valley Unified Air Pollution Control District and South Coast Air Quality Management District. We are taking comments on this proposal and intend to follow with a final action.
Environmental Protection Agency -- Approval and Promulgation of State Implementation Plans; Indiana2003-Mar-1103-5741The EPA is approving the removal of the State rule controlling fluoride emission limitations from existing primary aluminum plants as a revision to the plan for control of fluoride emissions from existing primary aluminum plants (plan), as requested by the State of Indiana on October 17, 2002, and January 22, 2003. Indiana has replaced this rule with another regulation which incorporates by reference current Federal requirements into the Indiana Administrative Code. The rule being removed applies to a single source, Aluminum Company of America (ALCOA), located in Warrick County. Because ALCOA remains subject to more stringent Federal requirements, EPA approval should not result in an adverse impact on air quality.
Environmental Protection Agency -- Approval and Promulgation of State Air Quality Plans for Designated Facilities and Pollutants; the District of Columbia, and the City of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; Control of Emissions From Existing Municipal Solid Waste Landfills2003-Jan-0202-33100EPA is taking direct final action to approve the section 111(d) negative declarations submitted by the District of Columbia, and the City of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Each negative declaration certifies that municipal solid waste (MSW) landfills, subject to the requirements of section 111(d) of the Clean Air Act (CAA), do not exist within its air pollution control agency's jurisdiction.
Environmental Protection Agency -- Approval and Promulgation of State Air Quality Plans for Designated Facilities and Pollutants; the District of Columbia; Control of Emissions From Existing Hospital/Medical/ Infectious Waste Incinerator (HMIWI) Units2003-Jan-0202-33098EPA is taking direct final action to approve the section 111(d)/129 negative declaration submitted by the District of Columbia Department of Health, Environmental Health Administration. The negative declaration certifies that HMIWI units, subject to the requirements of sections 111(d) and 129 of the Clean Air Act (CAA), do not exist within the District of Columbia.
Environmental Protection Agency -- Approval and Promulgation of State Air Quality Plans for Designated Facilities and Pollutants; Delaware, the District of Columbia, Allegheny County and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; Control of Emissions From Existing Small Municipal Waste Combustion Units2003-Jan-0202-33096EPA is taking direct final action to approve the section 111(d)/129 negative declarations submitted by the District of Columbia, the State of Delaware, Allegheny County and the City of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Each negative declaration certifies that small municipal waste combustion (MWC) units, subject to the requirements of sections 111(d) and 129 of the Clean Air Act (CAA), do not exist within its air pollution control jurisdiction.
Environmental Protection Agency -- Approval and Promulgation of State Air Quality Plans for Designated Facilities and Pollutants; Delaware, the District of Columbia, and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; Control of Emissions From Existing Commercial/Industrial Solid Waste (CISWI) Incinerator Units2003-Jan-0202-33094EPA is taking direct final action to approve the section 111(d)/129 negative declarations submitted by the District of Columbia, the State of Delaware, and the City of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Each negative declaration certifies that commercial/industrial solid waste incinerator (CISWI) units, subject to the requirements of sections 111(d) and 129 of the Clean Air Act (CAA), do not exist within its air pollution control jurisdiction.
Environmental Protection Agency -- Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Utah; New Source Performance Standards2002-Sep-1902-23378On January 8, 1999 and December 10, 1999, the Governor of Utah submitted revisions to the New Source Performance Standards (NSPS) rules in Utah's Air Conservation Regulations. We are announcing that on June 10, 2002 we delegated the authority for the implementation and enforcement of the NSPS to the State. Given that the State has been delegated the authority for implementation and enforcement of the NSPS, we are removing the NSPS rules from the Utah SIP. In addition, we are approving updates to the NSPS ``Delegation Status of New Source Performance Standards'' table. These actions are being taken under sections 110 and 111 of the Clean Air Act.
Environmental Protection Agency -- Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; State of South Dakota; New Source Performance Standards2002-Sep-1102-22976On June 30, 2000, the State of South Dakota submitted a request for delegation of the New Source Performance Standards (NSPS) and requested that the NSPS be removed from the State Implementation Plan (SIP). On April 2, 2002, EPA delegated to the State of South Dakota the authority to implement and enforce the NSPS program. Since the State has been delegated the authority to implement and enforce the NSPS program, the intended effect of this action is to remove the NSPS sections from the SIP and also update the NSPS ``Delegation Status of New Source Performance Standards'' table. These actions are being taken under sections 110 and 111 of the Clean Air Act. Other parts of the June 30, 2000 submittal will be acted on in a separate notice.
Environmental Protection Agency -- Clean Air Act Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans for the State of Montana; Revisions to the Administrative Rules of Montana2002-Aug-2802-21944EPA is taking direct final action approving State Implementation Plan (SIP) revisions submitted by the Governor of Montana on April 30, 2001, May 21, 2001 and December 20, 2001. The April 30, 2001 and December 20, 2001 submittals revise the State's Administrative Rules of Montana (ARM) by updating Incorporation by Reference rules. The May 21, 2001 submittal repeals the State's Sulfur Oxide--Primary Copper rule. EPA is also announcing that on February 1, 2002, we updated the delegation of authority for the implementation and enforcement of the New Source Performance Standards (NSPS) to the State. Finally, the Governor's April 30, 2001 submittal contains other SIP revisions which have been or will be addressed separately. The intended effect of this action is to make these revisions federally enforceable. The EPA is taking this action under section 110 of the Clean Air Act (CAA).
Environmental Protection Agency -- Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; State of South Dakota; New Source Performance Standards2002-Jul-1002-17358On June 30, 2000, the State of South Dakota submitted a request for delegation of the New Source Performance Standards (NSPS) and requested that the NSPS be removed from the State Implementation Plan (SIP). Through this Federal Register notice, EPA is announcing that on April 2, 2002 we delegated to the State of South Dakota the authority to implement and enforce the NSPS program. Since the State has been delegated the authority to implement and enforce the NSPS program, we are proposing to remove the NSPS sections from the SIP. EPA is also proposing updates to the NSPS ``Delegation Status of New Source Performance Standards'' table. These actions are being taken under sections 110 and 111 of the Clean Air Act. Other parts of the June 30, 2000 submittal will be acted on in a separate notice.
Environmental Protection Agency -- Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Montana2001-Aug-1301-19872EPA is taking direct final action partially approving and partially disapproving State Implementation Plan (SIP) revisions submitted by the Governor of Montana on September 19, 1997; December 10, 1997; April 14, 1999; December 6, 1999; and March 3, 2000. These submitted revisions are intended to recodify and modify the State's air quality rules so that they are consistent with Federal requirements, minimize repetition in the air quality rules, and clarify existing provisions. They also contain Yellowstone County's Local Regulation No. 002--Open Burning. We are also announcing that on May 16, 2001 we delegated the authority for the implementation and enforcement of the New Source Performance Standards (NSPS) to the State. We are updating the NSPS and National Emissions Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants (NESHAP) ``Status of Delegation Tables'' and the names and addresses of the Regional Office and State Offices in the Region. We are also updating regulations to indicate that Montana provided a negative declaration. EPA is either not acting on or disapproving certain provisions of the State's air quality rules that should not be in the SIP because they are not generally related to attainment of the National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS) or they are inconsistent with our SIP requirements. Finally, some provisions of the rules will be acted on at a later date. This action is being taken under sections 110 and 111 of the Clean Air Act.
Environmental Protection Agency -- Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Montana2001-Aug-1301-19871On June 15, 2001, EPA published a direct final rule (66 FR 32545) partially approving and partially disapproving, and a parallel proposed rule (66 FR 32594) proposing to partially approve and partially disapprove, State Implementation Plan (SIP) revisions submitted by the Governor of Montana on September 19, 1997; December 10, 1997; April 14, 1999; December 6, 1999; and March 3, 2000. These submitted revisions are intended to recodify and modify the State's air quality rules so that they are consistent with Federal requirements, minimize repetition in the air quality rules, and clarify existing provisions. They also contain Yellowstone County's Local Regulation No.002--Open Burning. Also, in our June 15, 2001 publication, EPA announced that on May 16, 2001, we delegated the authority for the implementation and enforcement of the New Source Performance Standards (NSPS) to the State. EPA also updated the NSPS and National Emissions Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants (NESHAP) ``Status of Delegation Tables'' and the names and addresses of the Regional Office and State Offices in the Region. EPA also updated regulations to indicate that Montana provided a negative declaration. The direct final and proposed rule preambles explained that the direct final rule was to become effective on August 14, 2001. However, if EPA received an adverse comment by July 16, 2001, EPA would publish a timely withdrawal of the direct final rule and it would not take effect. Only the June 15, 2001, parallel proposed rule preamble also stated that EPA would address all public comments in a subsequent final rule based on the proposed rule and that EPA would not institute a second comment period. Even though EPA did not receive adverse comments on the June 15, 2001, actions, EPA is withdrawing the June 15, 2001, direct final rule because the direct final and parallel proposed rules contain a number of errors that we have independently identified and want to correct before the direct final rule would otherwise become effective on August 14, 2001. EPA will issue another direct final rule and a parallel proposed rule correcting these errors and addressing the Governor of Montana's September 19, 1997, December 10, 1997, April 14, 1999, December 6, 1999, and March 3, 2000, submittals.
Environmental Protection Agency -- Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Montana2001-Aug-1301-20039On June 15, 2001, EPA published a direct final rule (66 FR 32545) partially approving and partially disapproving, and a parallel proposed rule (66 FR 32594) proposing to partially approve and partially disapprove, State Implementation Plan (SIP) revisions submitted by the Governor of Montana on September 19, 1997; December 10, 1997; April 14, 1999; December 6, 1999; and March 3, 2000. These submitted revisions are intended to recodify and modify the State's air quality rules so that they are consistent with Federal requirements, minimize repetition in the air quality rules, and clarify existing provisions. They also contain Yellowstone County's Local Regulation No. 002--Open Burning. Also, in our June 15, 2001 publication, EPA announced that on May 16, 2001, we delegated the authority for the implementation and enforcement of the New Source Performance Standards (NSPS) to the State. EPA also updated the NSPS and National Emissions Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants (NESHAP) ``Status of Delegation Tables'' and the names and addresses of the Regional Office and State Offices in the Region. EPA also updated regulations to indicate that Montana provided a negative declaration. The direct final and proposed rule preambles explained that the direct final rule was to become effective on August 14, 2001. However, if EPA received an adverse comment by July 16, 2001, EPA would publish a timely withdrawal of the direct final rule and it would not take effect. Only the June 15, 2001, parallel proposed rule preamble also stated that EPA would address all public comments in a subsequent final rule based on the proposed rule and that EPA would not institute a second comment period. Even though EPA did not receive adverse comments on the June 15, 2001, actions, EPA is withdrawing the June 15, 2001, parallel proposed rule because the direct final and parallel proposed rules contain a number of errors that we have independently identified and want to correct before the direct final rule would otherwise become effective on August 14, 2001. EPA will issue another direct final rule and a parallel proposed rule correcting these errors and addressing the Governor of Montana's September 19, 1997, December 10, 1997, April 14, 1999, December 6, 1999, and March 3, 2000, submittals.
Environmental Protection Agency -- Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Montana2001-Jun-1501-15027EPA is taking direct final action partially approving and partially disapproving State Implementation Plan (SIP) revisions submitted by the Governor of Montana on September 19, 1997; December 10, 1997; April 14, 1999; December 6, 1999; and March 3, 2000. These revisions recodify and modify the State's air quality rules so that they are consistent with Federal requirements, minimize repetition in the air quality rules, and clarify existing provisions. In addition, we are also approving into the SIP Yellowstone County's Local Regulation No.002--Open Burning. Finally, we are also announcing that we delegated the authority for the implementation and enforcement of the New Source Performance Standards (NSPS) to the State. EPA is either not acting on or disapproving certain provisions of the State's air quality rules that should not be in the SIP because they are not generally related to attainment of the National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS) or they are inconsistent with our SIP requirements. Finally, some provisions of the rules will be acted on at a later date. This action is being taken under sections 110 and 111 of the Clean Air Act.
Environmental Protection Agency -- Standards of Performance for New Stationary Sources; Supplemental Delegation of Authority to the State of Colorado2001-Mar-0601-5416The purpose of this document is to inform the public that, on September 8, 2000, EPA updated its delegation of authority to the State of Colorado for implementation and enforcement of the Federal new source performance standards (NSPS) as in effect on July 1, 1996 and for the NSPS for hospital/medical/infectious waste incinerators for which construction is commenced after June 20, 1996 (40 CFR 60, subpart Ec, promulgated on September 15, 4838-FR-622). EPA granted delegation in response to requests dated June 27, 1997 and December 16, 1998 from the State of Colorado. EPA is also updating the table in 40 CFR part 60 regarding the NSPS delegation status for EPA Region VIII States. Last, EPA is updating the EPA Region VIII address and the State of Colorado's address listed in 40 CFR part 60.
Environmental Protection Agency -- Effluent Limitations Guidelines, Pretreatment Standards, and New Source Performance Standards for the Metal Products and Machinery Point Source Category; Proposed Rule2001-Jan-0301-33This proposal represents the Agency's second look at Clean Water Act national effluent limitations guidelines and pretreatment standards for wastewater discharges from metal products and machinery facilities. EPA initially proposed effluent limitations guidelines and pretreatment standards for a portion of this category on May 30, 1995 (60 FR 28210). This proposal completely replaces the 1995 proposal. Today's proposed regulation would establish technology-based effluent limitations guidelines and pretreatment standards for wastewater discharges associated with the operation of new and existing metal products and machinery facilities. The metal products and machinery industry includes facilities that manufacture, rebuild, or maintain metal products, parts, or machines. EPA estimates that compliance with this regulation will reduce the discharge of conventional pollutants by at least 115 million pounds per year, priority pollutants by 12 million pounds per year, and nonconventional metal and organic pollutants by 43 million pounds per year for an estimated compliance cost of $1.98 billion (pre-tax, 1999$) annually. EPA estimates that the annual benefits of the proposal range from $0.4 billion to $1.1 billion. In addition, this proposal solicits comment on new methodologies for expanding the analysis to include additional categories of recreational benefits.
Environmental Protection Agency -- NESHAPS: Final Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants for Hazardous Waste Combustors2000-Jul-1000-16515On September 30, 1999 the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) published the Hazardous Waste Combustors NESHAP Final Rule. On November 19, 1999 EPA published the first technical correction of that rule to address a time sensitive situation. Today's rule corrects numerous typographical errors and clarifies several issues from the September 30, 1999 rule, one issue from a closely-related June 19, 1998 rule, and makes one adjustment to the November 19, 1999 technical correction. These corrections and clarifications will make the NESHAP final rule easier to understand and implement.
Environmental Protection Agency -- Clean Air Act Approval and Promulgation of State Implementation Plan; South Dakota; New Source Performance Standards2000-May-2200-12522The EPA approves revisions to the South Dakota State implementation plan (SIP) which update the State's incorporation by reference of the Federal New Source Performance Standards (NSPS). The SIP revisions were submitted by the designee of the Governor of South Dakota on May 2, 1997 and on May 6, 1999. The State adopts the Federal NSPS by reference in subchapter 74:36:07 of the Administrative Rules of South Dakota (ARSD). The State also repealed a rule that required stack tests for asphalt batch plants, aside from the initial stack test required by the NSPS, to be performed if certain conditions existed. EPA approves the revisions to the ARSD 74:36:07 because the revisions are consistent with Federal regulations. This approval action does not extend to sources in Indian country.
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