Federal Register Proposed Rules, Rules and Notices for July 30,2013

July 30,2013

NOTICES

Clean Water Act: Availability of List Decisions [FR DOC# 2013-18312]
SUMMARY: This notice announces the availability of EPA’s Responsiveness
Summary Concerning EPA’s May 9, 2013 Public Notice of Proposed Decisions To
Add Waters and Pollutants to Louisiana’s 2012 Section 303(d) List. On May 9,
2013 EPA published a notice in the Federal Register at Volume 78, Number 90,
pages 27233-27234 providing the public the opportunity to review its
decision to partially approve and proposal to partially disapprove
Louisiana’s 2012 Section 303(d) List. Specifically, EPA approved Louisiana’s
listing of 323 waterbody pollutant combinations, and associated priority
rankings. EPA proposed to disapprove Louisiana’s decisions not to list three
waterbodies. These three waterbodies were added by EPA because the
applicable numeric water quality standards marine criterion for dissolved
oxygen was not attained in these segments. Based on the Responsiveness
Summary, EPA finds no new information or persuasive arguments as to why the
three waters should not be added to the 2012 Louisiana Section 303(d) List
as proposed. Therefore, EPA is taking Final Action on the addition of three
waterbody pollutant combinations to the final Louisiana 2012 Section 303(d)
List. The basis for these decisions is described in EPA’s Record of
Decision.

Information Collection Request Submitted to OMB for Review and Approval;
Comment Request; New Marine Compression Ignition Engines at or Above 30
Liters per Cylinder (Renewal) [FR DOC# 2013-18196] SUMMARY: The
Environmental Protection Agency has submitted an information collection
request (ICR), “New Marine Compression Ignition Engines at or Above 30
Liters per Cylinder (Renewal),” EPA ICR Number 2345.03, OMB Number 2060-
0641, to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval
in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.).
This is a proposed revision of the ICR, which is currently approved through
July 31, 2013. Public comments were previously requested via the Federal
Register (78 FR 29751) on May 21, 2013 during a 60-day comment period. This
notice allows for an additional 30 days for public comments. A fuller
description of the ICR is given below, including its estimated burden and
cost to the public. An Agency may not conduct or sponsor and a person is not
required to respond to a collection of information unless it displays a
currently valid OMB control number.

Information Collection Request Submitted to OMB for Review and Approval;
Comment Request; NESHAP for Automobile and Light-duty Truck Surface Coating
(Renewal) [FR DOC# 2013-18199] SUMMARY: The Environmental Protection Agency
has submitted an information collection request (ICR), “NESHAP for
Automobile and Light-duty Truck Surface Coating (40 CFR part 63, subpart
IIII) (Renewal)” (EPA ICR No. 2045.05, OMB Control No. 2060-0550), to the
Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval in accordance
with the Paperwork Reduction Act (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq). This is a proposed
extension of the ICR, which is currently approved through September 30,
2013. Public comments were previously requested via the Federal Register (77
FR 63813) on October 17, 2012 during a 60- day comment period. This notice
allows for an additional 30 days for public comments. A fuller description
of the ICR is given below, including its estimated burden and cost to the
public. An Agency may not conduct or sponsor and a person is not required to
respond to a collection of information unless it displays a currently valid
OMB control number.

Information Collection Request Submitted to OMB for Review and Approval;
Comment Request; Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS 2) Program (Renewal) [FR DOC#
2013-18198] SUMMARY: The Environmental Protection Agency has submitted an
information collection request (ICR), “Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS 2)
Program (Renewal)” (EPA ICR No. 2333.03, OMB Control No. 2060-0640) to the
Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval in accordance
with the Paperwork Reduction Act (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.). This is a
proposed extension of the ICR, which is currently approved through July 31,
2013. Public comments were previously requested via the Federal Register (78
FR 11870) on February 20, 2013 during a 60-day comment period. This notice
allows for an additional 30 days for public comments. A fuller description
of the ICR is given below, including its estimated burden and cost to the
public. An Agency may not conduct or sponsor and a person is not required to
respond to a collection of information unless it displays a currently valid
OMB control number.
PROPOSED RULES

NPDES Electronic Reporting Rule [FR DOC# 2013-17551] SUMMARY: EPA is
proposing a regulation that would require electronic reporting for current
paper-based NPDES reports. This action will save time and resources for
permittees, states, tribes, territories, and EPA while improving compliance
and providing better protection of the Nation’s waters. The proposed Clean
Water Act regulation would require permittees and regulators to use
existing, available information technology to electronically report
information and data related to the NPDES permit program in lieu of filing
written reports. The proposal will also allow better allocation and use of
limited program resources and enhance transparency and public accountability
by providing regulatory agencies and the public with more timely, complete,
accurate, and nationally-consistent sets of data about the NPDES program and
potential sources of water pollution. The benefits of this proposed
rulemaking should allow NPDES-authorized programs in states, tribes, and
territories to shift precious resources from data management activities to
those more targeted to solving water quality and noncompliance issues. This
in turn may contribute to increased compliance, improved water quality, and
a level playing field for the regulated community. Given the large scope of
this proposal, EPA commits to offer an additional opportunity for
transparency and engagement by publishing a supplemental notice should we
receive comments on the proposed rule that require significant changes.
States, tribes, territories, permittees, and other stakeholders can review
and comment on the supplemental notice. EPA plans to publish the
supplemental notice within 180 days after the public comment period for this
proposed rule has closed.

National Oil and Hazardous Substances Pollution Contingency Plan; National
Priorities List: Deletion of the Craig Farm Drum Superfund Site [FR DOC#
2013-18190] SUMMARY: The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region III is
issuing a Notice of Intent to Delete the Craig Farm Drum Superfund Site
(Site) located in Perry Township, Armstrong County, Pennsylvania, 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 Commonwealth of
Pennsylvania, through the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental
Protection (PADEP), 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

Approval and Disapproval of Air Quality State Implementation Plans; Arizona;
Regional Haze and Interstate Transport Requirements [FR DOC# 2013-18022]
SUMMARY: EPA is taking final action to approve in part and disapprove in
part a portion of Arizona’s State Implementation Plan (SIP) to implement the
regional haze program for the first planning period through 2018. This final
rule completes our evaluation of Arizona’s Best Available Retrofit
Technology (BART) control analyses and determinations, Reasonable Progress
Goals (RPGs) for the State’s 12 Class I areas, Long-term Strategy (LTS), and
other elements of the State’s regional haze plan as well as the Interstate
Transport requirements for visibility. Today’s action includes our responses
to comments that we received on our proposed rules published in the Federal
Register on December 21, 2012, and on May 20, 2013. Regional haze is caused
by emissions of air pollutants from numerous sources located over a broad
geographic area. The Clean Air Act (CAA) requires states to adopt and submit
to EPA SIPs that assure reasonable progress toward the national goal of
achieving natural visibility conditions in 156 national parks and wilderness
areas designated as Class I areas. EPA will continue to work with Arizona to
develop plan revisions to address the provisions of the SIP that we are
disapproving today.

Promulgation of State Implementation Plan Revisions; Infrastructure
Requirements for the 1997 and 2006 PM2.5 [FR DOC# 2013-18192] SUMMARY: EPA
is partially approving and partially disapproving the State Implementation
Plan (SIP) submission from the State of Montana to demonstrate that the SIP
meets the infrastructure requirements of the Clean Air Act (CAA) for the
National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS) promulgated for fine
particulate matter (PM<INF>2.5</INF>) on July 18, 1997 and on October 17,
2006. The CAA requires that each state, after a new or revised NAAQS is
promulgated, review their SIPs to ensure that they meet infrastructure
requirements. The State of Montana submitted a certification of their
infrastructure SIP for the 1997 and 2006 PM<INF>2.5</INF> NAAQS on February
10, 2010. EPA is acting separately on the portions of the February 10, 2010
submission relating to interstate transport of air pollution.

National Oil and Hazardous Substances Pollution Contingency Plan; National
Priorities List: Deletion of the Craig Farm Drum Superfund Site [FR DOC#
2013-18189] SUMMARY: The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region III is
publishing a direct final Notice of Deletion for the Craig Farm Drum
Superfund Site (Site) located in Perry Township, Armstrong County,
Pennsylvania, 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 Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, through the Pennsylvania
Department of Environmental Protection (PADEP), 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.

Approval and Promulgation of State Implementation Plan Revisions;
Infrastructure Requirements for the 1997 and 2006 PM2.5 [FR DOC# 2013-18039]
SUMMARY: EPA is approving the State Implementation Plan (SIP) submission
from the State of North Dakota to demonstrate that the SIP meets the
infrastructure requirements of the Clean Air Act (CAA) for the National
Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS) promulgated for fine particulate
matter (PM<INF>2.5</INF>) on July 18, 1997 and on October 17, 2006. The CAA
requires that each state, after a new or revised NAAQS is promulgated,
review their SIPs to ensure that they meet infrastructure requirements. The
State of North Dakota submitted certifications of their infrastructure SIP
on August 12, 2010 and May 22, 2012 for the 2006 PM<INF>2.5</INF> NAAQS. In
addition, the State of North Dakota submitted a certification of their
infrastructure SIP on May 25, 2012 for the 1997 PM<INF>2.5</INF> NAAQS. EPA
is also approving SIP revisions that the State of North Dakota submitted
that update the Prevention of Significant Deterioration (PSD) program and
the SIP provisions regarding state boards.

Approval and Promulgation of State Implementation Plans; State of Montana;
Interstate Transport of Pollution for the 2006 PM2.5 [FR DOC# 2013-18156]
SUMMARY: EPA is taking final action to partially approve and partially
disapprove portions of a State Implementation Plan (SIP) submission from the
State of Montana that are intended to demonstrate that its SIP meets certain
interstate transport requirements of the Clean Air Act (“Act” or “CAA”)
for the 2006 fine particulate matter (“PM<INF>2.5</INF>”) National Ambient
Air Quality Standards (“NAAQS”). Specifically, EPA is partially approving
and partially disapproving the portion of the Montana SIP submission that
addresses the CAA requirement prohibiting emissions from Montana sources
from significantly contributing to nonattainment of the 2006
PM<INF>2.5</INF> NAAQS in any other state or interfering with maintenance of
the 2006 PM<INF>2.5</INF> NAAQS by any other state. EPA is also partially
approving and partially disapproving the portion of Montana’s submission
that addresses the CAA requirement that SIPs contain provisions to insure
compliance with specific other CAA requirements relating to interstate and
international pollution abatement. These partial disapprovals will not
trigger an obligation for EPA to promulgate a Federal Implementation Plan
(FIP) to address these interstate transport requirements as EPA is
determining that the existing SIP is adequate to meet the specific CAA
requirements.

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