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Air Pollution Proposals and Rules



  There was a draft Urban Integrated Air Toxics proposal from the EPA
which is for control of 33 hazardous air pollutants.  Comments are due
on 11/30 (Monday)  Does anyone have a list of suggestions which they
submitted or any general comments on the proposal ?


Also from the EPA Office of Air and Radiation website:

A-89-08,   A-90-45, A-97-45
         FEDERAL PLAN REQUIREMENTS FOR LARGE MUNICIPAL WASTE COMBUSTORS
         CONSTRUCTED ON OR BEFORE SEPTEMBER 20, 1994

12-14-98
 FINAL RULE 

 This action promulgates a Federal plan to implement emission guidelines
for MWC units located in areas not covered
 by an approved and currently effective State plan. The Federal plan
will no longer apply to MWC units covered by the
 State plan. This MWC Federal plan includes the same required elements
as a State plan as specified in 40 CFR part
 60, subpart B. On December 19, 1995, EPA adopted emission guidelines
for existing municipal waste combustor
 (MWC) units. Section 129 of the Clean Air Act requires States with
existing MWC units subject to the guidelines to
 submit plans to EPA that implement and enforce the emission guidelines.
 (Federal Register, 11/12/98; p. 63191)

 Project Officer: Julie Andresen McClintock (919) 541-5339


 A-98-21
         USE OF ALTERNATIVE ANALYTICAL TEST METHODS IN THE REFORMULATED
         GASOLINE PROGRAM AND REVISION OF THE SPECIFICATION FOR THE
MIXING
         CHAMBER ASSOCIATED WITH ANIMAL TOXICITY TESTING OF FUELS AND
         FUEL ADDITIVES

12-17-98 
 PROPOSED RULE 

 This proposed rule extends the time period during which certain
alternative analytical test methods may be used in the
 Federal reformulated gasoline (RFG) program to September 1, 2000. The
time period for use of these alternative
 methods originally expired on January 1, 1997 and was previosly
extended to September 1, 1998. The purpose of
 today's propsed extension is to grant temporary felxibility until a
final performance-based analytical test method
 approach rulemaking is promulgated. This proposed rule also makes
certain revisions to the procedures applicable to
 health effects testing of fuels and fuel additives.
 (Federal Register, 11/17/98; p. 63807)

 Project Officer: Joseph R. Sopata (202) 564-9034 


 A-96-40
         CONTROL OF EMISSIONS OF AIR POLLUTION FROM NONROAD DIESEL
         ENGINES

12-22-98 
 FINAL RULE 

 In this action, EPA is finalizing new emission standards for nonroad
diesel engines. The affected engines are used in
 most land-based nonroad equipment and some marine applications. The
emission reductions resulting from the new
 standards will translate into significant, long-term improvements in
air quality in many areas of the U.S. for engines in
 this large category of pollution sources, the standards for oxides of
nitrogen and particulate matter emissions will be
 reduced by up to two-thirds from current standards. Overall, this
program will provide much-needed assistance to
 states facing ozone and particulate air quality problems, which are
causing a range of adverse health effects for their
 citizens, especially in terms of respiratory impairment and related
illnesses.
 (Federal Register, 10/23/98; p. 56967)

 Project Officer: Alan Stout (734) 214-4805 


 A-96-56 , A-97-35/43
           FINDING OF SIGNIFICANT CONTRIBUTION AND RULEMAKING FOR
CERTAIN
           STATES IN THE OZONE TRANSPORT ASSESSMENT GROUP REGION FOR
           PURPOSES OF REDUCING REGIONAL TRANSPORT OF OZONE; RULE

12-28-98
 FINAL RULE 

 In accordance with the Clean Air Act, today's action is a final rule to
require 22 states and the District of Columbia to
 submit State implementation plan (SIP) revisions to prohibit specified
amounts of emissions of oxides of nitrogen -- one
 of the precursors to ozone (smog) pollution -- for the purpose of
reducing and ozone transport across State
 boundaries in the eastern half of the United States.
 (Federal Register, 10/27/98; p. 57355)

 Project Officer: Kimber Scavo (919) 541-3354 


 A-96-01
         CONSOLIDATED FEDERAL AIR RULE (car): SYNTHETIC ORGANIC CHEMICAL
         MANUFACTURING INDUSTRY

01-11-99 
 PROPOSED RULE & NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING 

 This action proposes a consolidated Federal air rule for the Synthetic
Organic Chemical Manufacturing Industry
 (SOCMI). This proposed rule consolidates major portions of the
following new source performance standards
 (NSPS) applicable to storage vessels, process vents, transfer
operations, and equipment leaks within the SOCMI. The
 proposed rule is intended to pull together applicable Federal SOCMI
rules into one integrated set of rules in order to
 simplify, clarify, and improve implementation of the existing rules
with which source owners or operators must comply.
 The consolidated rule is an optional compliance alternative for SOCMI
sources; sources may simply continue to
 comply with existing applicable rules or choose to comply with the
proposed consolidated rule.
 (Federal Register, 10/28/98; p. 57747)

 Project Officer: Rick Colyer (919) 541-5262 


 A-97-17
         NATIONAL EMISSION STANDARDS FOR HAZARDOUS AIR POLLUTANTS:
         GENERIC MAXIMUM ACHIEVABLE CONTROL TECHNOLOGY

01-12-99 
 PROPOSED RULE & NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING 

 This consolidated rulemaking proposal includes several related
elements. Today's proposal would establish a "Generic
 MACT Standards" program to be utilized by the EPA in establishing
National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air
 Pollutants (NESHAP) under section 112 of the Clean Air Act (Act) for
certain small source categories consisting of
 five of fewer sources. As part of this generic MACT program, the EPA is
proposing an alternative methodology under
 which the EPA will make its maximum available control technology (MACT)
determination for appropriate small
 categories by referring to previous MACT standards that have been
promulgated for similar sources in other
 categories.
 (Federal Register, 10/14/98; p. 55177)

 Project Officer: David W. Markwordt (919) 541-5742 


 A-98-21
         USE OF ALTERNATIVE ANALYTICAL TEST METHODS IN THE REFORMULATED
         GASOLINE PROGRAM AND REVISION OF THE SPECIFICATION FOR THE
MIXING
         CHAMBER ASSOCIATED WITH ANIMAL TOXICITY TESTING OF FUELS AND
         FUEL ADDITIVES

01-19-99 
 DIRECT FINAL RULE 

 This direct final rule extends the time period during which certain
alternative analytical test methods may be used in the
 Federal reformulated gasoline (RFG) program to September 1, 2000. The
time period for use of these alternative
 methods originally expired on January 1, 1997 and was previosly
extended September 1, 1998. The purpose of
 today's extension is to grant temporary flexibility until a final
performance-based analytical test method approach
 rulemaking is promulgated.
 (Federal Register, 11/17/98; p. 63789)

 Project Officer: Joseph R. Sopata (202) 564-9034