Federal Register Proposed Rules, Rules and Notices for August 15,2013

August 15,2013

NOTICES

FIFRA Scientific Advisory Panel; Notice of Public Meeting [FR DOC# 2013-19873] SUMMARY: There will be a 1-day
meeting of the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act Scientific Advisory Panel (FIFRA SAP) to consider and
review RNAi Technology as a Pesticide: Problem Formulation for Human Health and Ecological Risk Assessment.

National Environmental Education Advisory Council [FR DOC# 2013-19879] SUMMARY: Under the Federal Advisory
Committee Act, EPA gives notice of a series of teleconference meetings of the National Environmental Education Advisory
Council (NEEAC). The NEEAC was created by Congress to advise, consult with, and make recommendations to the
Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) on matters related to activities, functions and policies of EPA
under the National Environmental Education Act (the Act). The purpose of these teleconference(s) is to discuss specific
topics of relevance for consideration by the council in order to provide advice and insights to the Agency on environmental
education.

 

 
PROPOSED RULES

Amendment to Standards and Practices for All Appropriate Inquiries [FR DOC# 2013-19763] SUMMARY: EPA is proposing
to amend the Standards and Practices for All Appropriate Inquiries to reference a standard practice recently made available
by ASTM International, a widely recognized standards development organization. Specifically, EPA is proposing to amend
the All Appropriate Inquiries Final Rule to reference ASTM International’s E1527-13 “Standard Practice for Environmental
Site Assessments: Phase I Environmental Site Assessment Process” and allow for its use to satisfy the requirements for
conducting all appropriate inquiries under the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act.

Approval and Promulgation of Implementation Plans; Connecticut; Control of Visible Emissions, Record Keeping and
Monitoring [FR DOC# 2013-19606] SUMMARY: EPA is proposing to approve State Implementation Plan (SIP) revisions
submitted by the State of Connecticut on December 1, 2004. Specifically, EPA is proposing to approve revisions to
Connecticut’s visible and particulate-matter (PM) emissions, record keeping and monitoring regulations. These revised
rules establish and require limitations on visible and PM emissions for stationary sources, and clarify reporting
requirements for operation of air-pollution-control and monitoring equipment. EPA is proposing approval of this SIP revision
because the state has adequately demonstrated that it will not interfere with attainment or maintenance of the national
ambient air quality standards (NAAQS) in Connecticut or any other applicable requirements of the Clean Air Act. This
action is being taken in accordance with the Clean Air Act (CAA).

 

 

RULES

Amendment to Standards and Practices for All Appropriate Inquiries [FR DOC# 2013-19764] SUMMARY: EPA is taking
direct final action to amend the Standards and Practices for All Appropriate Inquiries to reference a standard practice
recently made available by ASTM International, a widely recognized standards development organization. Specifically, this
direct final rule amends the All Appropriate Inquiries Rule to reference ASTM International’s E1527-13 “Standard Practice
for Environmental Site Assessments: Phase I Environmental Site Assessment Process” and allow for its use to satisfy the
requirements for conducting all appropriate inquiries under the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation
and Liability Act.

Approval and Disapproval of Air Quality State Implementation Plans; Arizona; Regional Haze and Interstate Transport
Requirements [FR DOC# 2013-19618] SUMMARY: EPA is correcting the preamble to the final rule that appeared in the
Federal Register on July 30, 2013. This final rule partially approved and partially disapproved a portion of Arizona’s State
Implementation Plan (SIP) to implement the regional haze program for the first planning period through 2018. The final rule
preamble inadvertently misstated the effective date of the rule under the Congressional Review Act and the deadline for
filing of petitions for judicial review of the rule under section 307(b)(1) of the Clean Air Act. This document corrects those
errors and clarifies that the rule was signed by the Acting Regional Administrator for EPA Region 9.

Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; State of Wyoming; Revised General Conformity
Requirements and an Associated Revision [FR DOC# 2013-19603] SUMMARY: EPA is approving a State Implementation
Plan revision submitted by the State of Wyoming. On December 21, 2012, the Governor of Wyoming’s designee submitted
to EPA revisions to Wyoming’s Air Quality Standards and Regulations Chapter 8, Nonattainment Area Regulations,
involving Section 3 of Chapter 8 that addresses general conformity requirements and a new Section 5 to Chapter 8 that
involves incorporation by reference. The SIP submission addresses revisions and additions to Wyoming’s general
conformity requirements in order to align them with the current federal general conformity regulation requirements and
incorporates by reference those sections of the Code of Federal Regulations that are referred to in the State’s general
conformity requirements. EPA is approving the submission in accordance with the requirements of section 110 of the Clean
Air Act.

Regulation of Fuels and Fuel Additives: 2013 Renewable Fuel Standards [FR DOC# 2013-19557] SUMMARY: Under
section 211(o) of the Clean Air Act, the Environmental Protection Agency is required to set the renewable fuel percentage
standards each November for the following year. Today’s action sets the annual percentage standards for cellulosic biofuel,
biomass-based diesel, advanced biofuel, and renewable fuels that apply to all motor vehicle gasoline and diesel produced
or imported in the year 2013. In general the standards are designed to ensure that the applicable national volumes of
renewable fuel specified in the statute are used. For cellulosic biofuel, the statute specifies that EPA is to project the
volume of production and must base the cellulosic biofuel standard on that projected volume if it is less than the applicable
volume set forth in the Act. Today EPA is finalizing a cellulosic biofuel volume for 2013 that is below the applicable volume
specified in the Act. EPA is also leaving the applicable volumes of advanced biofuel and total renewable fuel at the
statutory levels for 2013 based on its assessment of the availability of renewable fuel for compliance purposes.

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