Federal Register Proposed Rules, Rules and Notices for July 19,2013

July 19,2013


Environmental Impacts Statements; Notice of Availability [FR DOC# 2013-

Proposed Settlement Agreement, Clean Air Act Citizen Suit [FR DOC# 2013-
17436] SUMMARY: In accordance with section 113(g) of the Clean Air Act, as
amended (“CAA” or the “Act”), notice is hereby given of a proposed
settlement agreement to address a lawsuit filed by Communities for a Better
Environment, California Communities Against Toxics, Desert Citizens Against
Pollution, Natural Resources Defense Council, and Physicians for Social
Responsibility-Los Angeles (collectively “Petitioners”) in the United
States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit: Communities for a Better
Environment, et al. v. EPA, No. 12- 71340, (9th Cir.). On April 30, 2012,
Petitioner filed a petition for review challenging EPA’s final action to
approve the state implementation plan (SIP) revisions submitted by
California to provide for attainment of the 1997 8-hour ozone national
ambient air quality standard in the Los Angeles-South Coast area (“South
Coast”). The proposed settlement agreement establishes a deadline for EPA
to take action on subsequently submitted SIP revisions for the South Coast.

Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Connecticut;
Redesignation of Connecticut Portion of the New York-New Jersey-Connecticut
Nonattainment Area to Attainment of the 1997 Annual and 2006 24-Hour
Standards for Fine Particulate Matter [FR DOC# 2013-17430] SUMMARY: EPA is
proposing to approve the State of Connecticut’s June 22, 2012 request to
redesignate the Connecticut portion of the New York-N. New Jersey-Long
Island, NY-NJ-CT fine particle (PM<INF>2.5</INF>) area (i.e., New Haven and
Fairfield Counties; herein called the “Southwestern CT Area” or “the
Area”) from nonattainment to attainment for the 1997 annual National
Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS or standard), as well as for the 2006
24-hour PM<INF>2.5</INF> NAAQS. As part of these proposed approvals, EPA
proposes to approve (1) a State Implementation Plan (SIP) revision
containing a 10-year maintenance plan for the Area; (2) a 2007 base- year
emissions inventory for the Area; and (3) new motor vehicle emissions
budgets (MVEBs) for the years 2017 and 2025 that are contained in the 10-
year PM<INF>2.5</INF> maintenance plan for the Area. In addition, in the
course of proposing to approve Connecticut’s request to redesignate the
Southwestern CT Area, EPA addresses a number of additional issues, including
the effects of two decisions of the United States Court of Appeals for the
District of Columbia (D.C. Circuit Court): (1) The Court’s August 21, 2012
decision to vacate and remand to EPA the Cross-State Air Pollution Control
Rule (CSAPR), and (2) the Court’s January 4, 2013 decision to remand to EPA
two final rules implementing the 1997 PM<INF>2.5</INF> standard. This action
is being taken in accordance with the Clean Air Act (CAA).

Receipt of Several Pesticide Petitions Filed for Residues of Pesticide
Chemicals in or on Various Commodities [FR DOC# 2013-17378] SUMMARY: This
document announces the Agency’s receipt of several initial filings of
pesticide petitions requesting the establishment or modification of
regulations for residues of pesticide chemicals in or on various

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