Approval of Missouri Air Quality Implementation Plans; Final Rule; Determination of Attainment for the 2010 1-Hour Primary Sulfur Dioxide National Ambient Air Quality Standard; Jefferson County Nonattainment Area, 42945-42947 [2017-19339]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 176 / Wednesday, September 13, 2017 / Rules and Regulations DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY (a) Location. A safety zone is established to include all U.S. navigable waters of the St. Clair river, St. Clair, MI, between the following two lines from bank-to-the U.S./Canadian border: The first line is drawn directly across the channel from position 42°46.139′ N., 082°28.233′ W. (NAD 83); the second line, to the south, is drawn directly across the channel from position 42°45.799′ N., 082°28.251′ W. (NAD 83). (b) Enforcement period. The regulated area described in paragraph (a) will be enforced during a one hour period of time between 7 a.m. through 7 p.m. on September 12, 2017. In the event of inclement weather the regulated area will be enforced during a one hour period of time between 7 a.m. through 7 p.m. on September 13, 2017. (c) Regulations. (1) No recreational vessel or person may enter, transit through, or anchor within the safety zone unless authorized by the Captain of the Port Detroit, or his on-scene representative. (2) The safety zone is closed to all recreational traffic, except as may be permitted by the Captain of the Port Detroit or his on-scene representative. The safety zone shall not impede the safe navigation of commercial vessels. (3) The ‘‘on-scene representative’’ of the Captain of the Port Detroit is any Coast Guard commissioned, warrant or petty officer or a Federal, State, or local law enforcement officer designated by or assisting the Captain of the Port Detroit to act on his behalf. (4) Vessel operators shall contact the Captain of the Port Detroit or his onscene representative to obtain permission to enter or operate within the safety zone. The Captain of the Port Detroit or his on-scene representative may be contacted via VHF Channel 16 or at 313–568–9464. Vessel operators given permission to enter or operate in the regulated area must comply with all directions given to them by the Captain of the Port Detroit or his on-scene representative. sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with RULES § 165.T09–0304 Safety Zone; LD4 Optic Ground Wire Crossing, St. Clair River; St. Clair, MI. Coast Guard Dated: September 7, 2017. Jeffrey W. Novak, Captain, U.S. Coast Guard, Captain of the Port, Detroit. [FR Doc. 2017–19404 Filed 9–12–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9110–04–P VerDate Sep<11>2014 15:59 Sep 12, 2017 Jkt 241001 33 CFR Part 165 [Docket No. USCG–2017–0672] Safety Zone; Allegheny River miles 0.0–0.25, Ohio River mile 0.0–0.1, Monongahela River mile 0.0–0.1; Pittsburgh, PA 42945 This notice of enforcement is issued under authority of 33 CFR 165.801 and 5 U.S.C. 552 (a). In addition to this notice in the Federal Register, the Coast Guard will provide the maritime community with advance notification of this enforcement period via Local Notice to Mariners and updates via Marine Information Broadcasts. Dated: August 28, 2017. L. McClain, Jr., Commander, U.S. Coast Guard, Captain of the Port Marine Safety Unit Pittsburgh. AGENCY: Coast Guard, DHS. Notice of enforcement of regulation. [FR Doc. 2017–19436 Filed 9–12–17; 8:45 am] ACTION: BILLING CODE 9110–04–P The Coast Guard will enforce the subject safety zone for the Pittsburgh Steelers Fireworks on all navigable waters of the Allegheny River miles 0.0 to 0.25, Ohio River mile 0.0 to 0.1, Monongahela River mile 0.0 to 0.1, extending the entire width of the rivers. The zone is needed to protect vessels transiting the area and event spectators from the hazards associated with the barge-based fireworks display. During the enforcement period, entry into, transiting, or anchoring in the safety zone is prohibited to all vessels not registered with the sponsor as participants or official patrol vessels, unless specifically authorized by the Captain of the Port Marine Safety Unit Pittsburgh (COTP) or a designated representative. ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY SUMMARY: The regulations in 33 CFR 165.801 Table 1, Sector Ohio Valley, No. 57 will be enforced on November 16, 2017, November 26, 2017, and December 10, 2017. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: If you have questions about this notice of enforcement, call or email MST1 Jennifer Haggins, Marine Safety Unit Pittsburgh, U.S. Coast Guard; telephone 412–221–0807, email Jennifer.L.Haggins@uscg.mil. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Coast Guard will enforce the Safety Zone for the Pittsburgh Steelers fireworks on the Allegheny River, Monongahela River and Ohio River, listed in 33 CFR 165.801 Table 1, Sector Ohio Valley, No. 57 on November 16, 2017, November 26, 2017, and December 10, 2017. Entry into the safety zone is prohibited unless authorized by the COTP or a designated representative. Persons or vessels desiring to enter into or passage through the safety zone must request permission from the COTP or a designated representative. If permission is granted, all persons and vessels shall comply with the instructions of the COTP or designated representative. DATES: PO 00000 Frm 00017 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 40 CFR Part 52 [EPA–R07–OAR–2017–0251; FRL 9967–49– Region 7] Approval of Missouri Air Quality Implementation Plans; Final Rule; Determination of Attainment for the 2010 1-Hour Primary Sulfur Dioxide National Ambient Air Quality Standard; Jefferson County Nonattainment Area Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Final rule. AGENCY: The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is taking final action to determine that the Jefferson County nonattainment area, in Missouri, has attained the 2010 1-hour primary Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) National Ambient Air Quality Standard (NAAQS) per the EPA’s Clean Data Policy. This determination of attainment is based upon complete, quality assured, and certified ambient air monitoring data from the 2014–2016 monitoring period, associated dispersion modeling, and supplemental emissions inventory information, which demonstrate that the Jefferson County area attained the 2010 1-hour primary SO2 NAAQS. DATES: This final rule is effective on October 13, 2017. ADDRESSES: EPA has established a docket for this action under Docket ID No. EPA–R07–OAR–2017–0251. All documents in the docket are listed on the https://www.regulations.gov Web site. Although listed in the index, some information is not publicly available, i.e., CBI or other information whose disclosure is restricted by statute. Certain other material, such as copyrighted material, is not placed on the Internet and will be publicly available only in hard copy form. Publicly available docket materials are SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\13SER1.SGM 13SER1 42946 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 176 / Wednesday, September 13, 2017 / Rules and Regulations available through https:// www.regulations.gov or please contact the person identified in the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section for additional information. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Tracey Casburn, Environmental Protection Agency, Air Planning and Development Branch, 11201 Renner Boulevard, Lenexa, Kansas 66219 at (913) 551–7016, or by email at casburn.tracey@epa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Throughout this document ‘‘we,’’ ‘‘us,’’ and ‘‘our’’ refer to EPA. This section provides additional information by addressing the following: I. Background Information II. EPA’s Response to Comments III. What action is EPA taking? IV. Statutory and Executive Order Reviews I. Background Information On June 2, 2010 (75 FR 35520), the EPA established a health-based 1-hour primary SO2 NAAQS at 75 ppb. Upon promulgation of a new or revised NAAQS, section 107(d) of the Clean Air Act (CAA) requires the EPA to designate any area that does not meet (or that contributes to ambient air quality in a nearby area that does not meet) the NAAQS as nonattainment. On August 5, 2013, the EPA designated a portion of Jefferson County, Missouri, as nonattainment for the 2010 1-hour primary SO2 NAAQS, effective October 4, 2013.1 The designation was based on 2008–2010 monitoring data in Herculaneum, Missouri, which monitored violations of the standard (see section III of this document for additional monitoring information). The effective date of the nonattainment designation was October 4, 2013. This action established an attainment date five years after the effective date for the areas designated as nonattainment for the 2010 SO2 NAAQS (i.e., by October 4, 2018). On February 2, 2016, the state submitted a request asking the EPA to determine that the nonattainment area attained the 2010 1-hour primary SO2 NAAQS per the EPA’s Clean Data Policy.2 3 On June 23, 2017, the EPA sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with RULES 1 78 FR 47191 (August 5, 2013), codified at 40 CFR 81.326. 2 Memorandum of December 14, 2004, from Steve Page, Director, EPA Office of Air Quality Planning and Standards to the EPA Air Division Directors, ‘‘Clean Data Policy for the Fine Particle National Ambient Air Quality Standards.’’ This document is available at: http://www.epa.gov/pmdesignations/ guidance.htm. 3 The memorandum of April 23, 2014, from Steve Page, Director, EPA Office of Air Quality Planning and Standards to the EPA Air Division Directors ‘‘Guidance for 1-hr SO2 Nonattainment Area SIP Submissions’’ provides guidance for the application VerDate Sep<11>2014 15:59 Sep 12, 2017 Jkt 241001 published a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPR) which proposed to approve the State’s requests. See 82 FR 28605. Specifically, the EPA proposed to take the following actions: (1) Determine that the Jefferson County SO2 nonattainment area is attaining the 2010 1-hour SO2 NAAQS; (2) determine that the Jefferson County SO2 nonattainment area has clean monitoring data; (3) suspend the requirements for the state to submit an attainment demonstration, a reasonable further progress plan, contingency measures, and other planning SIPs revisions related to attainment of the 2010 1-hour primary SO2 NAAQS until such time, if any, that the EPA subsequently determines, after notice-and-comment rulemaking in the Federal Register, that the area has violated the 2010 1-hour primary SO2 NAAQS. The details of Missouri’s submittal and the rationale for EPA’s proposed action are explained in the NPR and will not be restated here. II. EPA’s Response to Comments The public comment period on EPA’s proposed rule opened June 23, 2017, the date of its publication in the Federal Register, and closed on July 24, 2017. During this period, the EPA received one set of public comments on the NPR, which supported the proposed redesignation and provided additional technical information. The EPA acknowledges these supportive comments, and the additional technical information, however, as the comments were essentially in favor of the agency’s proposed action, the EPA is not responding to the individual comments. III. What action is EPA taking? The EPA is finalizing its determination that the Jefferson County 2010 1-hour primary SO2 nonattainment area (hereby referred to as ‘‘the nonattainment area’’), in Missouri, has attained the 2010 1-hour primary SO2 NAAQS.4 This action is based on complete, quality assured, and certified ambient air monitoring data from the 2013–2015 monitoring period, with additional certified monitoring data from 2016, associated dispersion modeling for the 2013–2015 emission years, as well as supplemental 2016 of the clean data policy to the 2010 1-hour primary SO2 NAAQS. This document is available at https:// www.epa.gov/sites/production/files/2016-06/ documents/20140423guidance_nonattainment_ sip.pdf. 4 In accordance with appendix T to 40 CFR part 50, the 1-hour primary SO2 NAAQS is met at an ambient air quality monitoring site when the valid 1-hour primary standard design value is less than or equal to 75 parts per billion (ppb). See 40 CFR 50.17(b). PO 00000 Frm 00018 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 emissions inventory information— which show that the nonattainment area has attained the 2010 1-hour primary SO2 NAAQS. 5 6 The EPA has made the monitoring data, the modeling data, the supplemental emissions inventory information and additional information submitted by the state to support this action available in the docket to this rulemaking through www.regulations.gov and/or at the EPA Region 7 Office (please contact the person identified in the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section of this preamble for more information). IV. Statutory and Executive Order Reviews A. General Requirements Under the CAA, a determination that a nonattainment area is attaining a NAAQS is an action that affects the status of a geographical area and does not impose any additional regulatory requirements on sources beyond those imposed by state law. A determination of attainment does not in and of itself create any new requirements, but rather results in the applicability of requirements contained in the CAA for areas that have been stated above. Moreover, the Administrator is required to approve a SIP submission that complies with the provisions of the CAA and applicable Federal regulations. See 42 U.S.C. 7410(k); 40 CFR 52.02(a). Thus, in reviewing SIP submissions, EPA’s role is to approve state choices, provided that they meet the criteria of the CAA. Accordingly, these actions merely approve state law as meeting federal requirements and do not impose additional requirements beyond those imposed by state law. This action results in the suspension of certain Federal requirements and would not impose any additional requirements. For these reasons, this action: • Is not a significant regulatory action subject to review by the Office of Management and Budget under Executive Orders 12866 (58 FR 51735, October 4, 1993) and 13563 (76 FR 3821, January 21, 2011); 5 In accordance with appendix T to 40 CFR part 50, a 1-hour primary SO2 NAAQS design value is valid if it encompasses three consecutive calendar years of complete data. A year meets data completeness requirements when all 4 quarters are complete. A quarter is complete when at least 75 percent of the sampling days for each quarter have complete data. A sampling day has complete data if 75 percent of the hourly concentration values, including state-flagged data affected by exceptional events which have been approved for exclusion by the Administrator, are reported. 6 Monitoring data must be reported, quality assured, and certified in accordance with the requirements set forth in 40 CFR part 58. E:\FR\FM\13SER1.SGM 13SER1 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 176 / Wednesday, September 13, 2017 / Rules and Regulations sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with RULES • Does not impose an information collection burden under the provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.); • Is certified as not having a significant economic impact on a substantial number of small entities under the Regulatory Flexibility Act (5 U.S.C. 601 et seq.); • Does not contain any unfunded mandate or significantly or uniquely affect small governments, as described in the Unfunded Mandates Reform Act of 1995 (Pub. L. 104–4); • Does not have Federalism implications as specified in Executive Order 13132 (64 FR 43255, August 10, 1999); • Is not an economically significant regulatory action based on health or safety risks subject to Executive Order 13045 (62 FR 19885, April 23, 1997); • Is not a significant regulatory action subject to Executive Order 13211 (66 FR 28355, May 22, 2001); • Is not subject to requirements of Section 12(d) of the National Technology Transfer and Advancement Act of 1995 (15 U.S.C. 272 note) because application of those requirements would be inconsistent with the CAA; and • Does not provide the EPA with the discretionary authority to address, as appropriate, disproportionate human health or environmental effects, using practicable and legally permissible methods, under Executive Order 12898 (59 FR 7629, February 16, 1994). In addition, this action does not apply on any Indian reservation land or in any other area where the EPA or an Indian tribe has demonstrated that a tribe has jurisdiction. In those areas of Indian country, the rule does not have tribal implications and will not impose substantial direct costs on tribal governments or preempt tribal law as specified by Executive Order 13175 (65 FR 67249, November 9, 2000). B. Congressional Review Act The Congressional Review Act, 5 U.S.C. 801 et seq., as added by the Small Business Regulatory Enforcement Fairness Act of 1996, generally provides that before a rule may take effect, the agency promulgating the rule must submit a rule report, which includes a copy of the rule, to each House of the Congress and to the Comptroller General of the United States. EPA will submit a report containing this action and other required information to the U.S. Senate, the U.S. House of Representatives, and the Comptroller General of the United States prior to publication of the rule in the Federal Register. A major rule cannot take effect until 60 days after it is published in the Federal Register. VerDate Sep<11>2014 15:59 Sep 12, 2017 Jkt 241001 42947 This action is not a ‘‘major rule’’ as defined by 5 U.S.C. 804(2). ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY C. Petitions for Judicial Review 40 CFR Part 180 Under section 307(b)(1) of the CAA, petitions for judicial review of this action must be filed in the United States Court of Appeals for the appropriate circuit by July 11, 2016. Filing a petition for reconsideration by the Administrator of this final rule does not affect the finality of this action for the purposes of judicial review nor does it extend the time within which a petition for judicial review may be filed, and shall not postpone the effectiveness of such rule or action. This action may not be challenged later in proceedings to enforce its requirements. See section 307(b)(2). [EPA–HQ–OPP–2015–0308; FRL–9965–71] List of Subjects in 40 CFR Part 52 Environmental protection, Air pollution control, Attainment determination, Incorporation by reference, Sulfur dioxide. Dated: August 24, 2017. Edward H. Chu, Acting Regional Administrator, Region 7. For the reasons stated in the preamble, EPA amends 40 CFR part 52 as set forth below: PART 52—APPROVAL AND PROMULGATION OF IMPLEMENTATION PLANS 1. The authority citation for part 52 continues to read as follows: ■ Authority: 42 U.S.C. 7401 et seq. Subpart AA—Missouri ■ 2. Add § 52.1343 to read as follows: § 52.1343 Control strategy: Sulfur Dioxide. (a) Determination of attainment. EPA has determined, as of September 13, 2017, that the Jefferson County 2010 SO2 nonattainment has attained the 2010 SO2 1-hr NAAQS. This determination suspends the requirements for this area to submit an attainment demonstration, associated reasonably available control measures, reasonable further progress, contingency measures, and other plan elements related to attainment of the standards for as long as the area continues to meet the 2010 SO2 1-hr NAAQS. (b) [Reserved] [FR Doc. 2017–19339 Filed 9–12–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–P PO 00000 Frm 00019 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 EPTC; Pesticide Tolerances Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Final rule. AGENCY: This regulation establishes tolerances for residues of EPTC, S-ethyl dipropylthiocarbamate in or on grass, forage at 0.60 ppm and grass, hay at 0.50 ppm. Gowan Company requested these tolerances under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA). DATES: This regulation is effective September 13, 2017. Objections and requests for hearings must be received on or before November 13, 2017, and must be filed in accordance with the instructions provided in 40 CFR part 178 (see also Unit I.C. of the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION). ADDRESSES: The docket for this action, identified by docket identification (ID) number EPA–HQ–OPP–2015–0308, is available at https://www.regulations.gov or at the Office of Pesticide Programs Regulatory Public Docket (OPP Docket) in the Environmental Protection Agency Docket Center (EPA/DC), West William Jefferson Clinton Bldg., Rm. 3334, 1301 Constitution Ave. NW., Washington, DC 20460–0001. The Public Reading Room is open from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, excluding legal holidays. The telephone number for the Public Reading Room is (202) 566–1744, and the telephone number for the OPP Docket is (703) 305–5805. Please review the visitor instructions and additional information about the docket available at http://www.epa.gov/dockets. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Michael L. Goodis, Registration Division (7505P), Office of Pesticide Programs, Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave. NW., Washington, DC 20460–0001; main telephone number: (703) 305–7090; email address: RDFRNotices@epa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: SUMMARY: I. General Information A. Does this action apply to me? You may be potentially affected by this action if you are an agricultural producer, food manufacturer, or pesticide manufacturer. The following list of North American Industrial Classification System (NAICS) codes is not intended to be exhaustive, but rather provides a guide to help readers determine whether this document E:\FR\FM\13SER1.SGM 13SER1

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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

40 CFR Part 52

[EPA-R07-OAR-2017-0251; FRL 9967-49-Region 7]


Approval of Missouri Air Quality Implementation Plans; Final 
Rule; Determination of Attainment for the 2010 1-Hour Primary Sulfur 
Dioxide National Ambient Air Quality Standard; Jefferson County 
Nonattainment Area

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

ACTION: Final rule.

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SUMMARY: The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is taking final 
action to determine that the Jefferson County nonattainment area, in 
Missouri, has attained the 2010 1-hour primary Sulfur Dioxide 
(SO2) National Ambient Air Quality Standard (NAAQS) per the 
EPA's Clean Data Policy. This determination of attainment is based upon 
complete, quality assured, and certified ambient air monitoring data 
from the 2014-2016 monitoring period, associated dispersion modeling, 
and supplemental emissions inventory information, which demonstrate 
that the Jefferson County area attained the 2010 1-hour primary 
SO2 NAAQS.

DATES: This final rule is effective on October 13, 2017.

ADDRESSES: EPA has established a docket for this action under Docket ID 
No. EPA-R07-OAR-2017-0251. All documents in the docket are listed on 
the https://www.regulations.gov Web site. Although listed in the index, 
some information is not publicly available, i.e., CBI or other 
information whose disclosure is restricted by statute. Certain other 
material, such as copyrighted material, is not placed on the Internet 
and will be publicly available only in hard copy form. Publicly 
available docket materials are

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available through https://www.regulations.gov or please contact the 
person identified in the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section for 
additional information.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Tracey Casburn, Environmental 
Protection Agency, Air Planning and Development Branch, 11201 Renner 
Boulevard, Lenexa, Kansas 66219 at (913) 551-7016, or by email at 
casburn.tracey@epa.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Throughout this document ``we,'' ``us,'' and 
``our'' refer to EPA. This section provides additional information by 
addressing the following:

I. Background Information
II. EPA's Response to Comments
III. What action is EPA taking?
IV. Statutory and Executive Order Reviews

I. Background Information

    On June 2, 2010 (75 FR 35520), the EPA established a health-based 
1-hour primary SO2 NAAQS at 75 ppb. Upon promulgation of a 
new or revised NAAQS, section 107(d) of the Clean Air Act (CAA) 
requires the EPA to designate any area that does not meet (or that 
contributes to ambient air quality in a nearby area that does not meet) 
the NAAQS as nonattainment. On August 5, 2013, the EPA designated a 
portion of Jefferson County, Missouri, as nonattainment for the 2010 1-
hour primary SO2 NAAQS, effective October 4, 2013.\1\ The 
designation was based on 2008-2010 monitoring data in Herculaneum, 
Missouri, which monitored violations of the standard (see section III 
of this document for additional monitoring information). The effective 
date of the nonattainment designation was October 4, 2013. This action 
established an attainment date five years after the effective date for 
the areas designated as nonattainment for the 2010 SO2 NAAQS 
(i.e., by October 4, 2018).
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    \1\ 78 FR 47191 (August 5, 2013), codified at 40 CFR 81.326.
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    On February 2, 2016, the state submitted a request asking the EPA 
to determine that the nonattainment area attained the 2010 1-hour 
primary SO2 NAAQS per the EPA's Clean Data 
Policy.2 3 On June 23, 2017, the EPA published a notice of 
proposed rulemaking (NPR) which proposed to approve the State's 
requests. See 82 FR 28605. Specifically, the EPA proposed to take the 
following actions: (1) Determine that the Jefferson County 
SO2 nonattainment area is attaining the 2010 1-hour 
SO2 NAAQS; (2) determine that the Jefferson County 
SO2 nonattainment area has clean monitoring data; (3) 
suspend the requirements for the state to submit an attainment 
demonstration, a reasonable further progress plan, contingency 
measures, and other planning SIPs revisions related to attainment of 
the 2010 1-hour primary SO2 NAAQS until such time, if any, 
that the EPA subsequently determines, after notice-and-comment 
rulemaking in the Federal Register, that the area has violated the 2010 
1-hour primary SO2 NAAQS.
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    \2\ Memorandum of December 14, 2004, from Steve Page, Director, 
EPA Office of Air Quality Planning and Standards to the EPA Air 
Division Directors, ``Clean Data Policy for the Fine Particle 
National Ambient Air Quality Standards.'' This document is available 
at: http://www.epa.gov/pmdesignations/guidance.htm.
    \3\ The memorandum of April 23, 2014, from Steve Page, Director, 
EPA Office of Air Quality Planning and Standards to the EPA Air 
Division Directors ``Guidance for 1-hr SO2 Nonattainment 
Area SIP Submissions'' provides guidance for the application of the 
clean data policy to the 2010 1-hour primary SO2 NAAQS. 
This document is available at https://www.epa.gov/sites/production/files/2016-06/documents/20140423guidance_nonattainment_sip.pdf.
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    The details of Missouri's submittal and the rationale for EPA's 
proposed action are explained in the NPR and will not be restated here.

II. EPA's Response to Comments

    The public comment period on EPA's proposed rule opened June 23, 
2017, the date of its publication in the Federal Register, and closed 
on July 24, 2017. During this period, the EPA received one set of 
public comments on the NPR, which supported the proposed redesignation 
and provided additional technical information. The EPA acknowledges 
these supportive comments, and the additional technical information, 
however, as the comments were essentially in favor of the agency's 
proposed action, the EPA is not responding to the individual comments.

III. What action is EPA taking?

    The EPA is finalizing its determination that the Jefferson County 
2010 1-hour primary SO2 nonattainment area (hereby referred 
to as ``the nonattainment area''), in Missouri, has attained the 2010 
1-hour primary SO2 NAAQS.\4\ This action is based on 
complete, quality assured, and certified ambient air monitoring data 
from the 2013-2015 monitoring period, with additional certified 
monitoring data from 2016, associated dispersion modeling for the 2013-
2015 emission years, as well as supplemental 2016 emissions inventory 
information--which show that the nonattainment area has attained the 
2010 1-hour primary SO2 NAAQS. 5 6
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    \4\ In accordance with appendix T to 40 CFR part 50, the 1-hour 
primary SO2 NAAQS is met at an ambient air quality 
monitoring site when the valid 1-hour primary standard design value 
is less than or equal to 75 parts per billion (ppb). See 40 CFR 
50.17(b).
    \5\ In accordance with appendix T to 40 CFR part 50, a 1-hour 
primary SO2 NAAQS design value is valid if it encompasses 
three consecutive calendar years of complete data. A year meets data 
completeness requirements when all 4 quarters are complete. A 
quarter is complete when at least 75 percent of the sampling days 
for each quarter have complete data. A sampling day has complete 
data if 75 percent of the hourly concentration values, including 
state-flagged data affected by exceptional events which have been 
approved for exclusion by the Administrator, are reported.
    \6\ Monitoring data must be reported, quality assured, and 
certified in accordance with the requirements set forth in 40 CFR 
part 58.
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    The EPA has made the monitoring data, the modeling data, the 
supplemental emissions inventory information and additional information 
submitted by the state to support this action available in the docket 
to this rulemaking through www.regulations.gov and/or at the EPA Region 
7 Office (please contact the person identified in the For Further 
Information Contact section of this preamble for more information).

IV. Statutory and Executive Order Reviews

A. General Requirements

    Under the CAA, a determination that a nonattainment area is 
attaining a NAAQS is an action that affects the status of a 
geographical area and does not impose any additional regulatory 
requirements on sources beyond those imposed by state law. A 
determination of attainment does not in and of itself create any new 
requirements, but rather results in the applicability of requirements 
contained in the CAA for areas that have been stated above. Moreover, 
the Administrator is required to approve a SIP submission that complies 
with the provisions of the CAA and applicable Federal regulations. See 
42 U.S.C. 7410(k); 40 CFR 52.02(a). Thus, in reviewing SIP submissions, 
EPA's role is to approve state choices, provided that they meet the 
criteria of the CAA. Accordingly, these actions merely approve state 
law as meeting federal requirements and do not impose additional 
requirements beyond those imposed by state law. This action results in 
the suspension of certain Federal requirements and would not impose any 
additional requirements. For these reasons, this action:
     Is not a significant regulatory action subject to review 
by the Office of Management and Budget under Executive Orders 12866 (58 
FR 51735, October 4, 1993) and 13563 (76 FR 3821, January 21, 2011);

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     Does not impose an information collection burden under the 
provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.);
     Is certified as not having a significant economic impact 
on a substantial number of small entities under the Regulatory 
Flexibility Act (5 U.S.C. 601 et seq.);
     Does not contain any unfunded mandate or significantly or 
uniquely affect small governments, as described in the Unfunded 
Mandates Reform Act of 1995 (Pub. L. 104-4);
     Does not have Federalism implications as specified in 
Executive Order 13132 (64 FR 43255, August 10, 1999);
     Is not an economically significant regulatory action based 
on health or safety risks subject to Executive Order 13045 (62 FR 
19885, April 23, 1997);
     Is not a significant regulatory action subject to 
Executive Order 13211 (66 FR 28355, May 22, 2001);
     Is not subject to requirements of Section 12(d) of the 
National Technology Transfer and Advancement Act of 1995 (15 U.S.C. 272 
note) because application of those requirements would be inconsistent 
with the CAA; and
     Does not provide the EPA with the discretionary authority 
to address, as appropriate, disproportionate human health or 
environmental effects, using practicable and legally permissible 
methods, under Executive Order 12898 (59 FR 7629, February 16, 1994).
    In addition, this action does not apply on any Indian reservation 
land or in any other area where the EPA or an Indian tribe has 
demonstrated that a tribe has jurisdiction. In those areas of Indian 
country, the rule does not have tribal implications and will not impose 
substantial direct costs on tribal governments or preempt tribal law as 
specified by Executive Order 13175 (65 FR 67249, November 9, 2000).

B. Congressional Review Act

    The Congressional Review Act, 5 U.S.C. 801 et seq., as added by the 
Small Business Regulatory Enforcement Fairness Act of 1996, generally 
provides that before a rule may take effect, the agency promulgating 
the rule must submit a rule report, which includes a copy of the rule, 
to each House of the Congress and to the Comptroller General of the 
United States. EPA will submit a report containing this action and 
other required information to the U.S. Senate, the U.S. House of 
Representatives, and the Comptroller General of the United States prior 
to publication of the rule in the Federal Register. A major rule cannot 
take effect until 60 days after it is published in the Federal 
Register. This action is not a ``major rule'' as defined by 5 U.S.C. 
804(2).

C. Petitions for Judicial Review

    Under section 307(b)(1) of the CAA, petitions for judicial review 
of this action must be filed in the United States Court of Appeals for 
the appropriate circuit by July 11, 2016. Filing a petition for 
reconsideration by the Administrator of this final rule does not affect 
the finality of this action for the purposes of judicial review nor 
does it extend the time within which a petition for judicial review may 
be filed, and shall not postpone the effectiveness of such rule or 
action. This action may not be challenged later in proceedings to 
enforce its requirements. See section 307(b)(2).

List of Subjects in 40 CFR Part 52

    Environmental protection, Air pollution control, Attainment 
determination, Incorporation by reference, Sulfur dioxide.

    Dated: August 24, 2017.
Edward H. Chu,
Acting Regional Administrator, Region 7.

    For the reasons stated in the preamble, EPA amends 40 CFR part 52 
as set forth below:

PART 52--APPROVAL AND PROMULGATION OF IMPLEMENTATION PLANS

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1. The authority citation for part 52 continues to read as follows:

    Authority:  42 U.S.C. 7401 et seq.

Subpart AA--Missouri

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2. Add Sec.  52.1343 to read as follows:


Sec.  52.1343  Control strategy: Sulfur Dioxide.

    (a) Determination of attainment. EPA has determined, as of 
September 13, 2017, that the Jefferson County 2010 SO2 
nonattainment has attained the 2010 SO2 1-hr NAAQS. This 
determination suspends the requirements for this area to submit an 
attainment demonstration, associated reasonably available control 
measures, reasonable further progress, contingency measures, and other 
plan elements related to attainment of the standards for as long as the 
area continues to meet the 2010 SO2 1-hr NAAQS.
    (b) [Reserved]

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