Federal Register Proposed Rules, Rules and Notices for August 14,2013

August 14,2013

NOTICES

Clean Water Act Class II: Proposed Administrative Settlement, Penalty Assessment and Opportunity To Comment
Regarding Charter Communications, Inc. [FR DOC# 2013-19757] SUMMARY: The EPA has entered into a Consent
Agreement with Charter Communications, Inc. (Charter or Respondent) to resolve violations of the Clean Air Act (CAA) and
requirements adopted as part of State Implementation Plans (SIPs) pursuant to the CAA, the Clean Water Act (CWA), and
the Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act (EPCRA), and their implementing regulations. The
Administrator is hereby providing public notice of this Consent Agreement and proposed Final Order (CAFO), and providing
an opportunity for interested persons to comment on the CAA, CWA, and EPCRA portions of the CAFO, pursuant to CWA
Section 311(b)(6)(C), 33 U.S.C. 1321(b)(6)(C). Upon closure of the public comment period, the CAFO and any public
comments will be forwarded to the Agency’s Environmental Appeals Board (EAB).

Cross-Media Electronic Reporting: Authorized Program Revision Approval, State of Montana [FR DOC# 2013-19750]
SUMMARY: This notice announces EPA’s approval of the State of Montana’s request to revise its National Primary
Drinking Water Regulations Implementation EPA-authorized program to allow electronic reporting.

Clean Air Act Advisory Committee (CAAAC): Notice of Meeting [FR DOC# 2013-19748] SUMMARY: The Environmental
Protection Agency (EPA) announces a public meeting of the Clean Air Act Advisory Committee (CAAAC). The EPA
established the CAAAC on November 19, 1990, to provide independent advice and counsel to EPA on policy issues
associated with implementation of the Clean Air Act of 1990. The Committee advises on economic, environmental,
technical, scientific and enforcement policy issues.

 

 

PROPOSED RULES

Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Utah; Revisions to Utah Administrative Code and an
Associated Plan Revision [FR DOC# 2013-19597] SUMMARY: EPA is proposing to partially approve and partially
disapprove State Implementation Plan (SIP) revisions submitted by the State of Utah on September 20, 1999. The
September 20, 1999 submittal revised the numbering and format of the Utah Administrative Code (UAC) rules within Utah’s
SIP. In this action, EPA is acting on those rules from the September 20, 1999 submittal that still require EPA action.
Specifically, EPA is proposing to approve R307-110-16, “Section IX, Control Measures for Area and Point Sources, Part G,
Fluoride,” and to disapprove R307-110-29, “Section XXI, Diesel Inspection and Maintenance Program.” In conjunction with
our proposed disapproval of R307-110-29, we are also proposing to disapprove the Utah Diesel Inspection and Maintenance
Program, which Utah submitted as a revision to the SIP on February 6, 1996, and which was incorporated by reference in
R307-110-29 as part of the September 20, 1999 submittal. This action is being taken under section 110 of the CAA.

Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Pennsylvania; Determination of Attainment of the 2006 24
-Hour Fine Particulate Matter Standard for the Pittsburgh-Beaver Valley Nonattainment Area [FR DOC# 2013-19760]
SUMMARY: EPA is proposing to make a determination of attainment for the Pittsburgh-Beaver Valley, Pennsylvania fine
particulate matter (PM<INF>2.5</INF>) nonattainment area (hereafter referred to as “the Pittsburgh Area” or “the Area”).
EPA is proposing to determine that the Pittsburgh Area has attained the 2006 24-hour PM<INF>2.5</INF> National
Ambient Air Quality Standard (NAAQS), based upon quality- assured and certified ambient air monitoring data for 2010-
2012. If EPA finalizes this proposed determination of attainment, the requirements for the Pittsburgh Area to submit an
attainment demonstration and associated reasonably available control measures (RACM), a reasonable further progress
(RFP) plan, contingency measures, and other planning State Implementation Plan (SIP) revisions related to the attainment
of the standard shall be suspended for so long as the Area continues to attain the 2006 24-hour PM<INF>2.5</INF>
NAAQS. EPA is also proposing to approve a request submitted by the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental
Protection (PADEP) dated January 17, 2013, to establish motor vehicle emission budgets for the Pittsburgh Area to meet
transportation conformity requirements. This action is being taken under the Clean Air Act (CAA). This action does not
constitute a redesignation to attainment under section 107(d)(3) of the CAA. The designation status of the Pittsburgh Area
will remain nonattainment for the 2006 24-hour PM<INF>2.5</INF> NAAQS until such time as EPA determines that the
Pittsburgh Area meets the CAA requirements for redesignation to attainment, including an approved maintenance plan.

Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Delaware; Infrastructure Requirements for the 2010
Nitrogen Dioxide National Ambient Air Quality Standards [FR DOC# 2013-19751] SUMMARY: EPA is proposing to approve
a State Implementation Plan (SIP) submittal from the State of Delaware pursuant to the Clean Air Act (CAA). Whenever
new or revised national ambient air quality standards (NAAQS) are promulgated, the CAA requires states to submit a plan
for the implementation, maintenance, and enforcement of such NAAQS. The plan is required to address basic program
elements including, but not limited to regulatory structure, monitoring, modeling, legal authority, and adequate resources
necessary to assure attainment and maintenance of the standards. These elements are referred to as infrastructure
requirements. Delaware has made a submittal addressing the infrastructure requirements for the 2010 nitrogen dioxide
(NO<INF>2</INF>) NAAQS.

Denial of Petitions for Reconsideration of Regulation of Fuels and Fuel Additives: 2013 Biomass-Based Diesel Renewable
Fuel Volume Final Rule [FR DOC# 2013-19625] SUMMARY: The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA, or Agency) is
denying two petitions for reconsideration of the final rule entitled Regulation of Fuels and Fuel Additives: 2013 Biomass-
Based Diesel Renewable Fuel Volume.

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