Federal Register Proposed Rules, Rules and Notices for August 5,2013

August 5,2013

NOTICES

National Advisory Council for Environmental Policy and Technology [FR DOC# 2013-18692] SUMMARY: The U.S.
Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) invites nominations from a diverse range of qualified candidates representing
tribal governments and communities to be considered for appointment to the National Advisory Council for
Environmental Policy and Technology (NACEPT). Vacancies are anticipated to be filled by February, 2014. Sources in
addition to this Federal Register Notice may be utilized in the solicitation of nominees. Background: NACEPT is a
federal advisory committee chartered under the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA), Public Law 92-463. EPA
established NACEPT in 1988 to provide advice to the EPA Administrator on a broad range of environmental policy,
management and technology issues. Members serve as representatives from academia, industry, non- governmental
organizations, and state, local, and tribal governments. Members are appointed by the EPA Administrator for two year
terms. The Council usually meets 2-3 times annually face-to-face or via video/ teleconference and the average workload
for the members is approximately 10 to 15 hours per month. Members serve on the Council in a voluntary capacity.
However, EPA provides reimbursement for travel and incidental expenses associated with official government business.
EPA is seeking nominations from candidates representing tribal governments/communities. Within these sectors, EPA
is seeking nominees with knowledge in community sustainability, public health and health disparities, land use and
sustainable development, green jobs and economic initiatives, energy, and environmental financing. Nominees will be
considered according to the mandates of FACA, which requires committees to maintain diversity across a broad range
of constituencies, sectors, and groups. EPA values and welcomes diversity. In an effort to obtain nominations of diverse
candidates, EPA encourages nominations of women and men of all racial and ethnic groups, as well as geographic
locale. The following criteria will be used to evaluate nominees:

Ore Knob Mine Superfund Site; Laurel Springs, Ashe County, North Carolina; Notice of Settlement [FR DOC# 2013-
18871] SUMMARY: Under 122(h) of the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act
(CERCLA), the United States Environmental Protection Agency has entered into a settlement with Herbert N. Francis
concerning the Ore Knob Mine Superfund Site located in Laurel Springs, Ashe County, North Carolina. The settlement
addresses cost incurred by the agency in conducting a fund lead Removal.
PROPOSED RULES

Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Maine; Oxides of Nitrogen Exemption and Ozone
Transport Region Restructuring [FR DOC# 2013-18831] SUMMARY: EPA is proposing to approve Maine’s October 13,
2012, request for an exemption from the nitrogen oxides (NO<INF>X</INF>) emissions control requirements of the
Clean Air Act (CAA or Act) in relation to the 2008 8-hour ozone national ambient air quality standards (standards or
NAAQS). EPA’s proposed approval of Maine’s request is based on a technical demonstration submitted to EPA by
Maine’s Department of Environmental Protection (ME DEP) showing that NO<INF>X</INF> emissions in Maine are not
having a significant adverse impact on the ability of any nonattainment area located in the Ozone Transport Region
(OTR) to attain the ozone standards during times when elevated ozone levels are monitored in those areas. Additionally,
EPA is also proposing to approve the State of Maine’s February 11, 2013 request that EPA approve a “limited opt-out”
or “restructuring” of the Act’s OTR requirements pertaining to nonattainment New Source Review (NSR) permitting
requirements applicable to major new and modified stationary sources of volatile organic compounds (VOC). EPA is
proposing to approve Maine’s request because a technical demonstration submitted by ME DEP shows convincingly
that the control of VOC emissions throughout the entire State of Maine through implementation of the VOC
nonattainment NSR permitting requirements will not significantly contribute to the attainment of the 2008 8-hour ozone
standards in any area of the OTR.

Approval and Promulgation of Implementation Plans; Washington: Thurston County Second 10-Year PM10 [FR DOC#
2013-18843] SUMMARY: The EPA is proposing to approve a limited maintenance plan submitted by the State of
Washington on July 1, 2013, for the Thurston County maintenance area (Thurston County) for particulate matter with an
aerodynamic diameter less than or equal to a nominal 10 micrometers (PM<INF>10</INF>). The EPA is also proposing
to approve both local and state regulatory updates related to this maintenance plan.

Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Virginia; Section 110(a)(2) Infrastructure Requirements
for the 2010 Nitrogen Dioxide National Ambient Air Quality Standards [FR DOC# 2013-18705] SUMMARY: EPA is
proposing to approve a State Implementation Plan (SIP) revision submitted by the Commonwealth of Virginia 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. The Commonwealth of Virginia has made a
submittal addressing the infrastructure requirements for the 2010 nitrogen dioxide (NO<INF>2</INF>) NAAQS.

National Oil and Hazardous Substances Pollution Contingency Plan; National Priorities List: Deletion of the Imperial
Refining Company Superfund Site [FR DOC# 2013-18855] SUMMARY: The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
Region 6 is issuing a Notice of Intent to Delete the Imperial Refining Co. Superfund Site (Site) located in Ardmore,
Oklahoma, from the National Priorities List (NPL) and requests public comments on this proposed action. The NPL,
promulgated pursuant to section 105 of the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act
(CERCLA) of 1980, as amended, is an appendix of the National Oil and Hazardous Substances Pollution Contingency
Plan (NCP). The EPA and the State of Oklahoma, through the Oklahoma Department of Environmental Quality, have
determined that all appropriate response actions under CERCLA, other than operation, maintenance, and five-year
reviews, have been completed. However, this deletion does not preclude future actions under Superfund.

RULES

Air Quality Designations for the 2010 Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) Primary National Ambient Air Quality Standard [FR DOC#
2013-18835] SUMMARY: This rule establishes air quality designations for certain areas in the United States for the
2010 primary Sulfur Dioxide (SO<INF>2</INF>) National Ambient Air Quality Standard (NAAQS). The EPA is issuing
this rule to identify areas that, based on recorded air quality monitoring data showing violations of the NAAQS, do not
meet the 2010 SO<INF>2</INF> NAAQS and areas that contribute to SO<INF>2</INF> air pollution in a nearby area
that does not meet the SO<INF>2</INF> NAAQS. At this time, the EPA is designating as nonattainment most areas in
locations where existing monitoring data from 2009-2011 indicate violations of the 1-hour SO<INF>2</INF> standard.
The EPA intends to address in separate future actions the designations for all other areas for which the agency is not
yet prepared to issue designations and that are consequently not addressed in this final rule. The Clean Air Act (CAA)
directs areas designated nonattainment by this rule to undertake certain planning and pollution control activities to
attain the NAAQS as expeditiously as practicable.

National Oil and Hazardous Substances Pollution Contingency Plan; National Priorities List: Direct Deletion of the
Imperial Refining Company Superfund Site [FR DOC# 2013-18875] SUMMARY: The Environmental Protection Agency
(EPA) Region 6 is publishing a direct final Notice of Deletion of the Imperial Refining Co. Superfund Site located in
Ardmore, Carter County, Oklahoma, from the National Priorities List (NPL). The NPL, promulgated pursuant to section
105 of the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA) of 1980, as amended,
is an appendix of the National Oil and Hazardous Substances Pollution Contingency Plan (NCP). This direct final
deletion is being published by EPA with the concurrence of the State of Oklahoma, through the Oklahoma Department
of Environmental Quality (ODEQ), because EPA has determined that all appropriate response actions under CERCLA,
other than operation, maintenance, and five-year reviews have been completed. However, this deletion does not
preclude future actions under Superfund.

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