SIP Proposal: Wisconsin (revisions to definition of “chemical process plants” under state PSD program).
FWS proposed to remove island bedstraw and Santa Cruz Island dudleya from the Federal List of Endangered and Threatened Plants on the basis of recovery.
FWS determined threatened species status for the Puerto Rican harlequin butterfly under the ESA and designated approximately 41,266 acres in six units in the municipalities of Arecibo, Camuy, Ciales, Florida, Isabela, Maricao, Quebradillas, Sabana Grande, San Germán, Utuado, and Yauco as critical habitat.
EPA proposed amendments to the standards of performance for secondary lead smelters that would revise the definitions of blast furnace, reverberatory furnace, and pot furnace to more closely align with the equipment definitions used in the NESHAP for secondary lead smelting; add requirements for periodic performance tests for particulate matter; and incorporate revised monitoring, recordkeeping, and reporting requirements, including electronic reporting of performance tests.
EPA Region 9 revised its delegation agreements with the Maricopa County Air Quality Department and Pima County Department of Environmental Quality for implementation of the federal CAA PSD permitting program, authorizing the agencies to continue to conduct PSD review for proposed new and modified major stationary sources, issue initial federal PSD permits, and revise existing federal PSD permits, subject to the terms and conditions of the applicable delegation agreement.
FWS reclassified the northern long-eared bat as an endangered specifies under the ESA, and removed its species-specific rule issued under §4(d) of the Act.
EPA added 12 chemicals to the list of toxic chemicals subject to the reporting requirements under EPCRA and the Pollution Prevention Act.
BLM proposed new regulations to reduce the waste of natural gas from venting, flaring, and leaks during oil and gas production activities on federal and Indian leases.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Department of Health and Human Services announced the opening of a docket to obtain comments and suggestions to update the CDC Framework for Program Evaluation in Public Health and associated resources.
The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management announced that it will open and publicly announce bids received for blocks offered in the Cook Inlet Planning Area Outer Continental Shelf Oil and Gas Lease Sale 258 as required by the Inflation Reduction Act of 2022.