Federal Register Proposed Rules, Rules and Notices for July 26,2013

July 26,2013

NOTICES

Environmental Impacts Statements; Notice of Availability [FR DOC# 2013-
18059]

Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Collection; Comment
Request; 8-Hour Ozone National Ambient Air Quality Standard Implementation
Rule, EPA ICR No. 2236.04 [FR DOC# 2013-18047] SUMMARY: In compliance with
the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.), this document
announces that the EPA is planning to submit to the Office of Management and
Budget a request to renew an existing approved Information Collection
Request (ICR) 2236.03–8-Hour Ozone National Ambient Air Quality Standard
Implementation Rule. This ICR is scheduled to expire on July 31, 2013.
Before submitting the ICR to OMB for review and approval, the EPA is
soliciting comments on specific aspects of the proposed information
collection as described below.
PROPOSED RULES

Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Missouri;
Reasonably Available Control Technology (RACT) for the 8-Hour Ozone National
Ambient Air Quality Standard (NAAQS) [FR DOC# 2013-18056] SUMMARY: EPA is
proposing to approve a State Implementation Plan (SIP) revision submitted by
the State of Missouri to EPA in a letter dated May 4, 2012. The purpose of
the SIP revision is to amend Missouri’s regulation for the Control of
Volatile Organic Compounds (VOC) and meet the requirement to adopt
reasonably available control technology (RACT) for sources covered by EPA’s
Control Technique Guidelines (CTG) for Industrial Cleaning Solvents. We are
proposing to approve this revision because it satisfies the applicable
requirements of the Clean Air Act (CAA) with respect to RACT for the
Missouri portion of the St. Louis Metropolitan 1997 8-hour ozone
nonattainment area.

Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans and
Designation of Areas for Air Quality Planning Purposes; Ohio; Redesignation
of Cleveland-Akron-Lorain Area to Attainment of the 1997 Annual Standard and
2006 24-Hour Standard for Fine Particulate Matter [FR DOC# 2013-18028]
SUMMARY: EPA is proposing to approve the State of Ohio’s requests to
redesignate the Cleveland-Akron-Lorain area (Cleveland Area) to attainment
for the 1997 annual and 2006 24-hour National Ambient Air Quality Standards
(NAAQS or standards) for fine particulate matter (PM<INF>2.5</INF>). EPA’s
proposed approval involves several additional related actions. EPA is
proposing to determine that the Cleveland area has attained the 1997 annual
and 2006 24-hour PM<INF>2.5</INF> standards. EPA is proposing to approve, as
revisions to the Ohio state implementation plan (SIP), the state’s plans for
maintaining the 1997 annual and 2006 24-hour PM<INF>2.5</INF> standards in
the area. EPA is proposing to approve the ammonia, Volatile Organic Compound
(VOC), nitrogen oxide (NO<INF>X</INF>), direct PM<INF>2.5,</INF> and sulfur
dioxide (SO<INF>2</INF>) emission inventories submitted by the State as
meeting the comprehensive emissions inventory requirement of the Clean Air
Act (CAA). Finally, EPA finds adequate and is proposing to approve Ohio’s
NO<INF>X</INF> and direct PM<INF>2.5</INF> Motor Vehicle Emission Budgets
(MVEBs) for 2015 and 2022 for the Cleveland area. In the course of proposing
to approve Ohio’s request to redesignate the Cleveland 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 or
Court): The Court’s August 21, 2012, decision to vacate and remand to EPA
the Cross-State Air Pollution Rule (CSAPR) and the Court’s January 4, 2013,
decision to remand to EPA two final rules implementing the 1997
PM<INF>2.5</INF> standard.

Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Ohio;
Redesignation of the Dayton-Springfield Area to Attainment of the 1997
Annual Standard for Fine Particulate Matter [FR DOC# 2013-18026] SUMMARY:
EPA is proposing to approve the State of Ohio’s request to redesignate the
Dayton-Springfield nonattainment area (Dayton) to attainment for the 1997
annual National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS or standard) for fine
particulate matter (PM<INF>2.5</INF>). EPA is also proposing to approve the
related elements including emissions inventories, maintenance plans, and the
accompanying motor vehicle budgets. EPA is proposing to approve a
comprehensive emissions inventory that meets the Clean Air Act (CAA)
requirement. EPA is proposing that the inventories for nitrogen oxides
(NO<INF>X</INF>), direct PM<INF>2.5</INF>, sulfur dioxide (SO<INF>2</INF>),
ammonia, and volatile organic compounds (VOC) meet the CAA emissions
inventory requirement. In the course of proposing to approve Ohio’s request
to redesignate the Dayton 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 or 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.

Approval and Promulgation of Implementation Plans and Designation of Areas;
North Carolina; Redesignation of the Charlotte-Gastonia-Rock Hill, 1997 8-
Hour Ozone Moderate Nonattainment Area to Attainment [FR DOC# 2013-17834]
SUMMARY: On November 2, 2011, and supplemented on March 28, 2013, the State
of North Carolina, through the North Carolina Department of Environment and
Natural Resources, Department of Air Quality (NC DAQ), submitted a request
for EPA to redesignate the portion of North Carolina that is within the bi-
state Charlotte-Gastonia-Rock Hill, North Carolina-South Carolina 8-hour
ozone nonattainment area (hereafter referred to as the “bi-state Charlotte
Area,” “Area,” or “Metrolina nonattainment area”) to attainment for the
1997 8-hour ozone National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS); and to
approve a State Implementation Plan (SIP) revision containing a maintenance
plan for the Area. EPA is proposing to approve the redesignation request for
the Area, along with the related SIP revisions, including North Carolina’s
plan for maintaining attainment of the 1997 8-hour ozone standard in the
Area. EPA is also proposing to approve a supplemental SIP revision,
submitted to EPA on March 28, 2013, extending the maintenance plan to the
year 2025 and updating motor vehicle emission budgets (MVEBs) for nitrogen
oxides (NO<INF>X</INF>) and volatile organic compounds (VOC) for the years
2013 and 2025 for the North Carolina portion of the Area. These actions are
being proposed pursuant to the Clean Air Act (CAA or Act) and its
implementing regulations. EPA finalized action to redesignate the South
Carolina portion of the Area, including approval of South Carolina’s
maintenance plan for the 1997 8- hour ozone NAAQS, in a separate action.

National Oil and Hazardous Substances Pollution Contingency Plan; National
Priorities List: Deletion of the Cannon Engineering Corp. (CEC), Superfund
Site [FR DOC# 2013-18048] SUMMARY: The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
Region 1 is issuing a Notice of Intent to Delete the Cannon Engineering
Corp. (CEC), Superfund Site (Site) located in Bridgewater, Massachusetts,
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 Massachusetts, through the Massachusetts Department of Environmental
Protection (MassDEP), have determined that all appropriate response actions
under CERCLA, other than five-year reviews, have been completed. However,
this deletion does not preclude future actions under Superfund.

Notification of Submission to the Secretary of Agriculture; Pesticides,
Agricultural Worker Protection Standard Revisions [FR DOC# 2013-17927]
SUMMARY: This document notifies the public as required by the Federal
Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA) that the EPA
Administrator has forwarded to the Secretary of the United States Department
of Agriculture (USDA) a draft regulatory document concerning Pesticides;
Agricultural Worker Protection Standard Revisions. The draft regulatory
document is not available to the public until after it has been signed and
made available by EPA.

Revisions to the California State Implementation Plan, Antelope Valley Air
Quality Management District [FR DOC# 2013-18051] SUMMARY: EPA is proposing
to approve revisions to the Antelope Valley Air Quality Management District
(AVAQMD) portion of the California State Implementation Plan (SIP). These
revisions concern standards for continuous emissions monitoring systems and
oxides of sulfur (SO<INF>X)</INF> emissions. We are approving local rules
that regulate continuous emissions monitoring systems and standards for
gaseous sulfur emission sources under the Clean Air Act (CAA or the Act). We
are taking comments on this proposal and plan to follow with a final action.
RULES

National Oil and Hazardous Substances Pollution Contingency Plan; National
Priorities List: Deletion of the Cannon Engineering Corp. Superfund Site [FR
DOC# 2013-18049] SUMMARY: The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 1
is publishing a direct final Notice of Deletion of the Cannon Engineering
Corp. (CEC), Superfund (Site), located in Bridgewater, Massachusetts, 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
Massachusetts, through the Massachusetts Department of Environmental
Protection (MassDEP), because EPA has determined that all appropriate
response actions under CERCLA, have been completed. However, this deletion
does not preclude future actions under Superfund.

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