Federal Register Proposed Rules, Rules and Notices for May 24,2013

May 24,2013

NOTICES

Environmental Impacts Statements; Notice of Availability [FR DOC# 2013-12458]

Decisions:

California State Nonroad Engine Pollution Control Standards; In-Use Heavy Duty Vehicles (as Applicable to Yard Trucks and Two-Engine Sweepers); Notice of Decision [FR DOC# 2013-12505] SUMMARY: EPA is granting the California Air Resources Board’s (CARB’s) request for authorization of California’s emission standards and accompanying enforcement procedures for in-use nonroad yard trucks and auxiliary engines used in two-engine sweepers as found within CARB’s “Regulation to Reduce Emissions of Diesel Particulate Matter, Oxides of Nitrogen and Other Criteria Pollutants from In-Use Heavy-Duty Diesel-Fueled Vehicles” (Truck and Bus Regulation). The yard truck and auxiliary engine regulation that EPA is authorizing represents only a subset of provisions within the broader Truck and Bus Regulation. The California Truck and Bus Regulation establishes requirements for and principally applies to “non-new” on-road motor vehicles which are not the subject of this decision (such regulations are not preempted under the Clean Air Act). However, the Truck and Bus Regulation also applies to some engines that are subject to preemption, including any nonroad engines used to power yard trucks (which are principally used in nonroad agricultural operations) and the auxiliary engines used to power the broom or vacuum functions on two-engine sweepers. EPA’s authorization in this Notice of Decision applies only to the yard truck and auxiliary engine provisions in the Truck and Bus Regulation.

PROPOSED RULES

National Priorities List, Proposed Rule No. 58 [FR DOC# 2013-12326] SUMMARY: The Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (“CERCLA” or “the Act”), as amended, requires that the National Oil and Hazardous Substances Pollution Contingency Plan (“NCP”) include a list of national priorities among the known releases or threatened releases of hazardous substances, pollutants or contaminants throughout the United States. The National Priorities List (“NPL”) constitutes this list. The NPL is intended primarily to guide the Environmental Protection Agency (“EPA” or “the agency”) in determining which sites warrant further investigation. These further investigations will allow the EPA to assess the nature and extent of public health and environmental risks associated with the site and to determine what CERCLA-financed remedial action(s), if any, may be appropriate. This rule proposes to add nine sites to the General Superfund section of the NPL and proposes to change the name of an NPL site.

Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Connecticut; Reasonably Available Control Technology Update To Address Control Techniques Guidelines Issued in 2006, 2007, and 2008 [FR DOC# 2013-12498] SUMMARY: The EPA is proposing to approve a State Implementation Plan (SIP) revision submitted by the State of Connecticut. This revision establishes and requires Reasonably Available Control Technology (RACT) for several categories of volatile organic compound (VOC) sources. The intended effect of this action is to propose approval of these requirements into the Connecticut SIP. This action is being taken in accordance with the Clean Air Act.

RULES

National Priorities List, Final Rule No. 56 [FR DOC# 2013-12324] SUMMARY: The Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act of 1980 (“CERCLA” or “the Act”), as amended, requires that the National Oil and Hazardous Substances Pollution Contingency Plan (“NCP”) include a list of national priorities among the known releases or threatened releases of hazardous substances, pollutants or contaminants throughout the United States. The National Priorities List (“NPL”) constitutes this list. The NPL is intended primarily to guide the Environmental Protection Agency (“the EPA” or “the agency”) in determining which sites warrant further investigation. These further investigations will allow the EPA to assess the nature and extent of public health and environmental risks associated with the site and to determine what CERCLA-financed remedial action(s), if any, may be appropriate. This rule: Adds eight sites to the General Superfund section of the NPL; adds one site to the Federal Facilities section of the NPL; corrects an error in a footnote; and corrects an error in the state location for Five Points PCE Plume site.

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