Revisions to the Nevada State Implementation Plan, 53975-53977 [05-18092]

Download as PDF 53975 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 176 / Tuesday, September 13, 2005 / Proposed Rules final rule will be withdrawn and all public comments received will be addressed in a subsequent final rule based on this proposed action. EPA will not institute a second comment period on this action. Any parties interested in commenting on this action should do so at this time. Please note that if EPA receives adverse comment on part of this rule and if that part can be severed from the remainder of the rule, EPA may adopt as final those parts of the rule that are not the subject of an adverse comment. For additional information, see the direct final rule which is located in the rules section of this Federal Register. Dated: August 30, 2005. William Rice, Acting Regional Administrator, Region 7. [FR Doc. 05–18013 Filed 9–12–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–P ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY 40 CFR Part 52 [R09–OAR–2005–NV–01; FRL–7967–9] Revisions to the Nevada State Implementation Plan Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Proposed rule. AGENCY: SUMMARY: EPA is proposing to approve revisions to the Nevada State Implementation Plan (SIP). These revisions concern definitions, sulfur emission regulations, and various other burning regulations. We are proposing to approve these regulations in order to regulate their corresponding emission sources under the Clean Air Act as amended in 1990 (CAA or the Act). We are taking comments on this proposal and plan to follow with a final action. DATES: Any comments must arrive by October 13, 2005. ADDRESSES: Submit comments, identified by docket number R09–OAR– 2005–NV–01, by one of the following methods: 1. Agency Web site: http:// docket.epa.gov/rmepub/. EPA prefers receiving comments through this electronic public docket and comment system. Follow the on-line instructions to submit comments. 2. Federal eRulemaking Portal: http://www.regulations.gov. Follow the on-line instructions. 3. E-mail: steckel.andrew@epa.gov. 4. Mail or deliver: Andrew Steckel (Air-4), U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Region IX, 75 Hawthorne Street, San Francisco, CA 94105–3901. Instructions: All comments will be included in the public docket without change and may be made available online at http://docket.epa.gov/ rmepub/, including any personal information provided, unless the comment includes Confidential Business Information (CBI) or other information whose disclosure is restricted by statute. Information that you consider CBI or otherwise protected should be clearly identified as such and should not be submitted through the agency Web site, eRulemaking portal or e-mail. The agency Web site and eRulemaking portal are ‘‘anonymous access’’ systems, and EPA will not know your identity or contact information unless you provide it in the body of your comment. If you send e-mail directly to EPA, your e-mail address will be automatically captured and included as part of the public comment. If EPA cannot read your comment due to technical difficulties and cannot contact you for clarification, EPA may not be able to consider your comment. Docket: The index to the docket for this action is available electronically at http://docket.epa.gov/rmepub and in hard copy at EPA Region IX, 75 Hawthorne Street, San Francisco, California. While all documents in the docket are listed in the index, some information may be publicly available only at the hard copy location (e.g., copyrighted material), and some may not be publicly available in either location (e.g., CBI). To inspect the hard copy materials, please schedule an appointment during normal business hours with the contact listed in the FOR section. FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT Julie Rose, EPA Region IX, (415) 947–4126, rose.julie@epa.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Throughout this document, ‘‘we,’’ ‘‘us’’ and ‘‘our’’ refer to EPA. Table of Contents I. The State’s Submittal A. What Regulations Did the State Submit? B. What Is the Regulatory History of the Nevada SIP? C. What Is the Purpose of This Proposed Rule? II. EPA’s Evaluation and Action A. How Is EPA Evaluating the Regulations? B. Do the Regulations Meet the Evaluation Criteria? C. Public Comment and Final Action. I. The State’s Submittal A. What Regulations Did the State Submit? The NDEP submitted a large revision to the applicable SIP on February 16, 2005. On August 18, 2005, the revision became complete by operation of law pursuant to 40 CFR part 51 Appendix V. The primary purpose of this revision is to clarify and harmonize State and federally enforceable requirements. Because this revision incorporates so many changes from the 1970s and 1980s vintage SIP regulations, EPA has decided to review and act on the submittal in a series of separate actions. This Proposed rule is proposing to approve a few of the provisions contained in the February 2005 submittal. The remaining portions of the submittal will be acted on in future Federal Register actions. Table 1 lists the provisions of the Nevada Administrative Code (NAC) addressed by this proposal with the dates that they were adopted and submitted by the Nevada Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, Division of Environmental Protection (NDEP). Some of these provisions were renumbered after their initial adoption. TABLE 1.—SUBMITTED REGULATIONS NAC No. 445B.001 445B.002 445B.004 445B.005 445B.006 445B.009 445B.011 445B.018 445B.022 445B.030 NAC title .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... VerDate Aug<18>2005 Adopted Definitions ................................................................................................................................. Act ............................................................................................................................................. Administrator ............................................................................................................................. Affected Facility ........................................................................................................................ Affected Source ........................................................................................................................ Air-conditioning equipment ....................................................................................................... Air pollution ............................................................................................................................... Ambient air ................................................................................................................................ Atmosphere ............................................................................................................................... British thermal units .................................................................................................................. 15:33 Sep 12, 2005 Jkt 205001 PO 00000 Frm 00003 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 E:\FR\FM\13SEP1.SGM 13SEP1 08/19/04 09/16/76 08/19/82 10/03/95 09/18/01 09/16/76 01/22/98 09/03/87 09/16/76 09/03/87 Submitted 02/16/05 02/16/05 02/16/05 02/16/05 02/16/05 02/16/05 02/16/05 02/16/05 02/16/05 02/16/05 53976 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 176 / Tuesday, September 13, 2005 / Proposed Rules TABLE 1.—SUBMITTED REGULATIONS—Continued NAC No. NAC title 445B.042 .......... 445B.0425 ........ 445B.047 .......... 445B.051 .......... 445B.053 .......... 445B.055 .......... 445B.056 .......... 445B.058 .......... 445B.059 .......... 445B.060 .......... 445B.061 .......... 445B.063 .......... 445B.072 .......... 445B.073 .......... 445B.075 .......... 445B.077 .......... 445B.080 .......... 445B.084 .......... 445B.086 .......... 445B.091 .......... 445B.095 .......... 445B.097 .......... 445B.103 .......... 445B.106 .......... 445B.109 .......... 445B.112 .......... 445B.113 .......... 445B.1135 ........ 445B.116 .......... 445B.119 .......... 445B.121 .......... 445B.122 .......... 445B.125 .......... 445B.127 .......... 445B.129 .......... 445B.130 .......... 445B.134 .......... 445B.135 .......... 445B.144 .......... 445B.145 .......... 445B.151 .......... 445B.152 .......... 445B.153 .......... 445B.161 .......... 445B.163 .......... 445B.167 .......... 445B.168 .......... 445B.174 .......... 445B.176 .......... 445B.177 .......... 445B.180 .......... 445B.182 .......... 445B.185 .......... 445B.196 .......... 445B.198 .......... 445B.205 .......... 445B.207 .......... 445B.209 .......... 445B.211 .......... 445B.2204 ........ 445B.22043 ...... 445B.22047 ...... 445B.2205 ........ 445B.22067 ...... 445B.2207 ........ 445B.2209 ........ 445B.22097 ...... 445B.230 .......... Combustible refuse ................................................................................................................... Commission .............................................................................................................................. Continuous monitoring system ................................................................................................. Day ............................................................................................................................................ Director ..................................................................................................................................... Effective date of the program ................................................................................................... Emergency ................................................................................................................................ Emission ................................................................................................................................... Emission unit ............................................................................................................................ Enforceable ............................................................................................................................... EPA ........................................................................................................................................... Excess emissions ..................................................................................................................... Fuel ........................................................................................................................................... Fuel-burning equipment ............................................................................................................ Fugitive dust ............................................................................................................................. Fugitive emissions .................................................................................................................... Garbage .................................................................................................................................... Hazardous air pollutant ............................................................................................................. Incinerator ................................................................................................................................. Local air pollution control agency ............................................................................................. Malfunction ................................................................................................................................ Maximum allowable throughput ................................................................................................ Monitoring device ...................................................................................................................... Multiple chamber incinerator .................................................................................................... Nitrogen oxides ......................................................................................................................... Nonattainment area .................................................................................................................. Nonroad engine ........................................................................................................................ Nonroad vehicle ........................................................................................................................ Odor .......................................................................................................................................... One-hour period ........................................................................................................................ Opacity ...................................................................................................................................... Open burning ............................................................................................................................ Ore ............................................................................................................................................ Owner or operator .................................................................................................................... Particulate matter ...................................................................................................................... Pathological wastes .................................................................................................................. Person ....................................................................................................................................... PM10 .......................................................................................................................................... Process equipment ................................................................................................................... Process weight ......................................................................................................................... Reference conditions ................................................................................................................ Reference method .................................................................................................................... Regulated air pollutant .............................................................................................................. Run ........................................................................................................................................... Salvage operation ..................................................................................................................... Shutdown .................................................................................................................................. Single chamber incinerator ....................................................................................................... Smoke ....................................................................................................................................... Solid waste ............................................................................................................................... Source ....................................................................................................................................... Stack and chimney ................................................................................................................... Standard ................................................................................................................................... Start-up ..................................................................................................................................... Toxic regulated air pollutant ..................................................................................................... Uncombined water .................................................................................................................... Waste ........................................................................................................................................ Wet garbage ............................................................................................................................. Year .......................................................................................................................................... Abbreviations ............................................................................................................................ Sulfur emission ......................................................................................................................... Sulfur emissions: Calculation of total feed sulfur ..................................................................... Sulfur emissions: Fuel-burning equipment ............................................................................... Sulfur emissions: Other processes which emit sulfur .............................................................. Open burning ............................................................................................................................ Incinerator burning .................................................................................................................... Reduction of animal matter ...................................................................................................... Standards of quality for ambient air ......................................................................................... Plan for reduction of emissions ................................................................................................ VerDate Aug<18>2005 15:33 Sep 12, 2005 Jkt 205001 PO 00000 Frm 00004 Fmt 4702 Adopted Sfmt 4702 E:\FR\FM\13SEP1.SGM 13SEP1 09/16/76 01/22/98 09/16/76 09/03/87 09/16/76 11/03/93 11/03/93 01/22/98 10/03/95 08/19/82 11/03/93 11/03/93 09/03/87 08/29/90 03/03/94 10/03/95 09/16/76 11/03/93 09/16/76 09/16/76 09/16/76 09/03/87 10/03/94 09/16/76 03/03/94 10/03/95 05/10/01 05/10/01 10/03/95 09/03/87 09/16/76 09/16/76 08/12/78 09/16/76 09/16/76 10/03/95 09/16/76 11/18/91 09/16/76 10/03/95 09/03/87 10/03/95 10/03/95 09/16/76 09/16/76 09/16/76 11/08/77 09/16/76 09/16/76 10/03/95 10/03/95 03/03/94 09/16/76 10/03/95 09/16/76 09/16/76 09/16/76 09/03/87 08/19/04 09/16/76 08/19/04 09/09/99 09/18/03 02/26/04 02/26/04 09/16/76 02/26/04 08/19/04 Submitted 02/16/05 02/16/05 02/16/05 02/16/05 02/16/05 02/16/05 02/16/05 02/16/05 02/16/05 02/16/05 02/16/05 02/16/05 02/16/05 02/16/05 02/16/05 02/16/05 02/16/05 02/16/05 02/16/05 02/16/05 02/16/05 02/16/05 02/16/05 02/16/05 02/16/05 02/16/05 02/16/05 02/16/05 02/16/05 02/16/05 02/16/05 02/16/05 02/16/05 02/16/05 02/16/05 02/16/05 02/16/05 02/16/05 02/16/05 02/16/05 02/16/05 02/16/05 02/16/05 02/16/05 02/16/05 02/16/05 02/16/05 02/16/05 02/16/05 02/16/05 02/16/05 02/16/05 02/16/05 02/16/05 02/16/05 02/16/05 02/16/05 02/16/05 02/16/05 02/16/05 02/16/05 02/16/05 02/16/05 02/16/05 02/16/05 02/16/05 02/16/05 02/16/05 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 176 / Tuesday, September 13, 2005 / Proposed Rules B. What Is the Regulatory History of the Nevada SIP? The State of Nevada first submitted an applicable SIP in January 1972, portions of which EPA approved pursuant to CAA § 110(c) on May 31, 1972 at 37 FR 10842. The SIP included various sections of the NAC and the Nevada Revised Statutes. Nevada subsequently adopted and submitted many revisions to these requirements, some of which EPA approved on January 9, 1978 at 43 FR 1342, July 10, 1980 at 45 FR 46284, August 27, 1981 at 46 FR 43142, and June 18, 1982 at 47 FR 26387. Since 1982, EPA has approved very few revisions to Nevada’s applicable SIP despite numerous changes that have been adopted locally. C. What Is the Purpose of This Proposed Rule? The purpose of this proposal is to bring the applicable SIP up to date. The regulations we are proposing to approve today address a few of the provisions contained in the February 2005 submittal concerning definitions, sulfur emission controls, and various burning regulations. II. EPA’s Evaluation and Action A. How Is EPA Evaluating the Regulations? Generally, SIP regulations in attainment areas must be enforceable (see section 110(a) of the Act) and must not relax existing requirements (see sections 110(l) and 193). Guidance and policy documents that we used to help evaluate enforceability include the following: 1. ‘‘Issues Relating to VOC Regulation Cutpoints, Deficiencies, and Deviations,’’ EPA, May 25, 1988 (the Bluebook). 2. ‘‘Guidance Document for Correcting Common VOC & Other Rule Deficiencies,’’ EPA Region 9, August 21, 2001 (the Little Bluebook). B. Do the Regulations Meet the Evaluation Criteria? We believe these regulations are consistent with the relevant policy and guidance regarding enforceability and SIP relaxations. The TSD has more information on our evaluation. C. Public Comment and Final Action. Because EPA believes the submitted regulations fulfill all relevant requirements, we are proposing to fully approve them as described in section 110(k)(3) of the Act. We will accept comments from the public on this proposal for the next 30 days. Unless we receive convincing new information VerDate Aug<18>2005 15:33 Sep 12, 2005 Jkt 205001 during the comment period, we intend to publish a final approval action that will incorporate these regulations into the federally enforceable SIP. III. Statutory and Executive Order Reviews Under Executive Order 12866 (58 FR 51735, October 4, 1993), this proposed action is not a ‘‘significant regulatory action’’ and therefore is not subject to review by the Office of Management and Budget. For this reason, this action is also not subject to Executive Order 13211, ‘‘Actions Concerning Regulations That Significantly Affect Energy Supply, Distribution, or Use’’ (66 FR 28355, May 22, 2001). This proposed action merely proposes to approve state law as meeting Federal requirements and imposes no additional requirements beyond those imposed by state law. Accordingly, the Administrator certifies that this proposed rule will not have a significant economic impact on a substantial number of small entities under the Regulatory Flexibility Act (5 U.S.C. 601 et seq.). Because this rule proposes to approve pre-existing requirements under state law and does not impose any additional enforceable duty beyond that required by state law, it 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). This proposed rule also does not have tribal implications because it will not have a substantial direct effect on one or more Indian tribes, on the relationship between the Federal Government and Indian tribes, or on the distribution of power and responsibilities between the Federal Government and Indian tribes, as specified by Executive Order 13175 (65 FR 67249, November 9, 2000). This action also does not have Federalism implications because it does not have substantial direct effects on the States, on the relationship between the national government and the States, or on the distribution of power and responsibilities among the various levels of government, as specified in Executive Order 13132 (64 FR 43255, August 10, 1999). This action merely proposes to approve a state rule implementing a Federal standard, and does not alter the relationship or the distribution of power and responsibilities established in the Clean Air Act. This proposed rule also is not subject to Executive Order 13045 ‘‘Protection of Children from Environmental Health Risks and Safety Risks’’ (62 FR 19885, April 23, 1997), because it is not economically significant. PO 00000 Frm 00005 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 53977 In reviewing SIP submissions, EPA’s role is to approve state choices, provided that they meet the criteria of the Clean Air Act. In this context, in the absence of a prior existing requirement for the State to use voluntary consensus standards (VCS), EPA has no authority to disapprove a SIP submission for failure to use VCS. It would thus be inconsistent with applicable law for EPA, when it reviews a SIP submission, to use VCS in place of a SIP submission that otherwise satisfies the provisions of the Clean Air Act. Thus, the requirements of section 12(d) of the National Technology Transfer and Advancement Act of 1995 (15 U.S.C. 272 note) do not apply. This proposed rule does not impose an information collection burden under the provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.). List of Subjects in 40 CFR Part 52 Environmental protection, Air pollution control, Intergovernmental relations, Reporting and recordkeeping requirements, Sulfur oxide. Authority: 42 U.S.C. 7401 et seq. Dated: August 31, 2005. Laura Yoshii, Acting Regional Administrator, Region IX. [FR Doc. 05–18092 Filed 9–12–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–P OFFICE OF MANAGEMENT AND BUDGET 48 CFR Part 9904 Office of Federal Procurement Policy; Cost Accounting Standards Board; CAS Exemption for Contracts Executed and Performed Entirely Outside the United States, Its Territories, and Possessions Cost Accounting Standards Board, Office of Federal Procurement Policy, OMB. ACTION: Staff Discussion Paper (SDP); request for comments. AGENCY: SUMMARY: The Cost Accounting Standards (CAS) Board, Office of Federal Procurement Policy, invites public comments on the staff discussion paper regarding a provision that provides an exemption from CAS for contracts that are executed and performed entirely outside the United States, its territories, and possessions. DATES: Comments must be in writing and must be received by November 14, 2005. ADDRESSES: Due to delays in OMB’s receipt and processing of mail, E:\FR\FM\13SEP1.SGM 13SEP1

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[Federal Register Volume 70, Number 176 (Tuesday, September 13, 2005)]
[Proposed Rules]
[Pages 53975-53977]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 05-18092]


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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

40 CFR Part 52

[R09-OAR-2005-NV-01; FRL-7967-9]


Revisions to the Nevada State Implementation Plan

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

ACTION: Proposed rule.

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SUMMARY: EPA is proposing to approve revisions to the Nevada State 
Implementation Plan (SIP). These revisions concern definitions, sulfur 
emission regulations, and various other burning regulations. We are 
proposing to approve these regulations in order to regulate their 
corresponding emission sources under the Clean Air Act as amended in 
1990 (CAA or the Act). We are taking comments on this proposal and plan 
to follow with a final action.

DATES: Any comments must arrive by October 13, 2005.

ADDRESSES: Submit comments, identified by docket number R09-OAR-2005-
NV-01, by one of the following methods:
    1. Agency Web site: http://docket.epa.gov/rmepub/. EPA prefers 
receiving comments through this electronic public docket and comment 
system. Follow the on-line instructions to submit comments.
    2. Federal eRulemaking Portal: http://www.regulations.gov. Follow 
the on-line instructions.
    3. E-mail: steckel.andrew@epa.gov.
    4. Mail or deliver: Andrew Steckel (Air-4), U.S. Environmental 
Protection Agency Region IX, 75 Hawthorne Street, San Francisco, CA 
94105-3901.
    Instructions: All comments will be included in the public docket 
without change and may be made available online at http://
docket.epa.gov/ rmepub/, including any personal information provided, 
unless the comment includes Confidential Business Information (CBI) or 
other information whose disclosure is restricted by statute. 
Information that you consider CBI or otherwise protected should be 
clearly identified as such and should not be submitted through the 
agency Web site, eRulemaking portal or e-mail. The agency Web site and 
eRulemaking portal are ``anonymous access'' systems, and EPA will not 
know your identity or contact information unless you provide it in the 
body of your comment. If you send e-mail directly to EPA, your e-mail 
address will be automatically captured and included as part of the 
public comment. If EPA cannot read your comment due to technical 
difficulties and cannot contact you for clarification, EPA may not be 
able to consider your comment.
    Docket: The index to the docket for this action is available 
electronically at http://docket.epa.gov/rmepub and in hard copy at EPA 
Region IX, 75 Hawthorne Street, San Francisco, California. While all 
documents in the docket are listed in the index, some information may 
be publicly available only at the hard copy location (e.g., copyrighted 
material), and some may not be publicly available in either location 
(e.g., CBI). To inspect the hard copy materials, please schedule an 
appointment during normal business hours with the contact listed in the 
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Julie Rose, EPA Region IX, (415) 947-
4126, rose.julie@epa.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Throughout this document, ``we,'' ``us'' and 
``our'' refer to EPA.

Table of Contents

I. The State's Submittal
    A. What Regulations Did the State Submit?
    B. What Is the Regulatory History of the Nevada SIP?
    C. What Is the Purpose of This Proposed Rule?
II. EPA's Evaluation and Action
    A. How Is EPA Evaluating the Regulations?
    B. Do the Regulations Meet the Evaluation Criteria?
    C. Public Comment and Final Action.

I. The State's Submittal

A. What Regulations Did the State Submit?

    The NDEP submitted a large revision to the applicable SIP on 
February 16, 2005. On August 18, 2005, the revision became complete by 
operation of law pursuant to 40 CFR part 51 Appendix V.
    The primary purpose of this revision is to clarify and harmonize 
State and federally enforceable requirements. Because this revision 
incorporates so many changes from the 1970s and 1980s vintage SIP 
regulations, EPA has decided to review and act on the submittal in a 
series of separate actions. This Proposed rule is proposing to approve 
a few of the provisions contained in the February 2005 submittal. The 
remaining portions of the submittal will be acted on in future Federal 
Register actions.
    Table 1 lists the provisions of the Nevada Administrative Code 
(NAC) addressed by this proposal with the dates that they were adopted 
and submitted by the Nevada Department of Conservation and Natural 
Resources, Division of Environmental Protection (NDEP). Some of these 
provisions were renumbered after their initial adoption.

                                         Table 1.--Submitted Regulations
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                NAC No.                                 NAC title                     Adopted        Submitted
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445B.001...............................  Definitions............................        08/19/04        02/16/05
445B.002...............................  Act....................................        09/16/76        02/16/05
445B.004...............................  Administrator..........................        08/19/82        02/16/05
445B.005...............................  Affected Facility......................        10/03/95        02/16/05
445B.006...............................  Affected Source........................        09/18/01        02/16/05
445B.009...............................  Air-conditioning equipment.............        09/16/76        02/16/05
445B.011...............................  Air pollution..........................        01/22/98        02/16/05
445B.018...............................  Ambient air............................        09/03/87        02/16/05
445B.022...............................  Atmosphere.............................        09/16/76        02/16/05
445B.030...............................  British thermal units..................        09/03/87        02/16/05

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445B.042...............................  Combustible refuse.....................        09/16/76        02/16/05
445B.0425..............................  Commission.............................        01/22/98        02/16/05
445B.047...............................  Continuous monitoring system...........        09/16/76        02/16/05
445B.051...............................  Day....................................        09/03/87        02/16/05
445B.053...............................  Director...............................        09/16/76        02/16/05
445B.055...............................  Effective date of the program..........        11/03/93        02/16/05
445B.056...............................  Emergency..............................        11/03/93        02/16/05
445B.058...............................  Emission...............................        01/22/98        02/16/05
445B.059...............................  Emission unit..........................        10/03/95        02/16/05
445B.060...............................  Enforceable............................        08/19/82        02/16/05
445B.061...............................  EPA....................................        11/03/93        02/16/05
445B.063...............................  Excess emissions.......................        11/03/93        02/16/05
445B.072...............................  Fuel...................................        09/03/87        02/16/05
445B.073...............................  Fuel-burning equipment.................        08/29/90        02/16/05
445B.075...............................  Fugitive dust..........................        03/03/94        02/16/05
445B.077...............................  Fugitive emissions.....................        10/03/95        02/16/05
445B.080...............................  Garbage................................        09/16/76        02/16/05
445B.084...............................  Hazardous air pollutant................        11/03/93        02/16/05
445B.086...............................  Incinerator............................        09/16/76        02/16/05
445B.091...............................  Local air pollution control agency.....        09/16/76        02/16/05
445B.095...............................  Malfunction............................        09/16/76        02/16/05
445B.097...............................  Maximum allowable throughput...........        09/03/87        02/16/05
445B.103...............................  Monitoring device......................        10/03/94        02/16/05
445B.106...............................  Multiple chamber incinerator...........        09/16/76        02/16/05
445B.109...............................  Nitrogen oxides........................        03/03/94        02/16/05
445B.112...............................  Nonattainment area.....................        10/03/95        02/16/05
445B.113...............................  Nonroad engine.........................        05/10/01        02/16/05
445B.1135..............................  Nonroad vehicle........................        05/10/01        02/16/05
445B.116...............................  Odor...................................        10/03/95        02/16/05
445B.119...............................  One-hour period........................        09/03/87        02/16/05
445B.121...............................  Opacity................................        09/16/76        02/16/05
445B.122...............................  Open burning...........................        09/16/76        02/16/05
445B.125...............................  Ore....................................        08/12/78        02/16/05
445B.127...............................  Owner or operator......................        09/16/76        02/16/05
445B.129...............................  Particulate matter.....................        09/16/76        02/16/05
445B.130...............................  Pathological wastes....................        10/03/95        02/16/05
445B.134...............................  Person.................................        09/16/76        02/16/05
445B.135...............................  PM10...................................        11/18/91        02/16/05
445B.144...............................  Process equipment......................        09/16/76        02/16/05
445B.145...............................  Process weight.........................        10/03/95        02/16/05
445B.151...............................  Reference conditions...................        09/03/87        02/16/05
445B.152...............................  Reference method.......................        10/03/95        02/16/05
445B.153...............................  Regulated air pollutant................        10/03/95        02/16/05
445B.161...............................  Run....................................        09/16/76        02/16/05
445B.163...............................  Salvage operation......................        09/16/76        02/16/05
445B.167...............................  Shutdown...............................        09/16/76        02/16/05
445B.168...............................  Single chamber incinerator.............        11/08/77        02/16/05
445B.174...............................  Smoke..................................        09/16/76        02/16/05
445B.176...............................  Solid waste............................        09/16/76        02/16/05
445B.177...............................  Source.................................        10/03/95        02/16/05
445B.180...............................  Stack and chimney......................        10/03/95        02/16/05
445B.182...............................  Standard...............................        03/03/94        02/16/05
445B.185...............................  Start-up...............................        09/16/76        02/16/05
445B.196...............................  Toxic regulated air pollutant..........        10/03/95        02/16/05
445B.198...............................  Uncombined water.......................        09/16/76        02/16/05
445B.205...............................  Waste..................................        09/16/76        02/16/05
445B.207...............................  Wet garbage............................        09/16/76        02/16/05
445B.209...............................  Year...................................        09/03/87        02/16/05
445B.211...............................  Abbreviations..........................        08/19/04        02/16/05
445B.2204..............................  Sulfur emission........................        09/16/76        02/16/05
445B.22043.............................  Sulfur emissions: Calculation of total         08/19/04        02/16/05
                                          feed sulfur.
445B.22047.............................  Sulfur emissions: Fuel-burning                 09/09/99        02/16/05
                                          equipment.
445B.2205..............................  Sulfur emissions: Other processes which        09/18/03        02/16/05
                                          emit sulfur.
445B.22067.............................  Open burning...........................        02/26/04        02/16/05
445B.2207..............................  Incinerator burning....................        02/26/04        02/16/05
445B.2209..............................  Reduction of animal matter.............        09/16/76        02/16/05
445B.22097.............................  Standards of quality for ambient air...        02/26/04        02/16/05
445B.230...............................  Plan for reduction of emissions........        08/19/04        02/16/05
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B. What Is the Regulatory History of the Nevada SIP?

    The State of Nevada first submitted an applicable SIP in January 
1972, portions of which EPA approved pursuant to CAA Sec.  110(c) on 
May 31, 1972 at 37 FR 10842. The SIP included various sections of the 
NAC and the Nevada Revised Statutes. Nevada subsequently adopted and 
submitted many revisions to these requirements, some of which EPA 
approved on January 9, 1978 at 43 FR 1342, July 10, 1980 at 45 FR 
46284, August 27, 1981 at 46 FR 43142, and June 18, 1982 at 47 FR 
26387. Since 1982, EPA has approved very few revisions to Nevada's 
applicable SIP despite numerous changes that have been adopted locally.

C. What Is the Purpose of This Proposed Rule?

    The purpose of this proposal is to bring the applicable SIP up to 
date. The regulations we are proposing to approve today address a few 
of the provisions contained in the February 2005 submittal concerning 
definitions, sulfur emission controls, and various burning regulations.

II. EPA's Evaluation and Action

A. How Is EPA Evaluating the Regulations?

    Generally, SIP regulations in attainment areas must be enforceable 
(see section 110(a) of the Act) and must not relax existing 
requirements (see sections 110(l) and 193). Guidance and policy 
documents that we used to help evaluate enforceability include the 
following:
    1. ``Issues Relating to VOC Regulation Cutpoints, Deficiencies, and 
Deviations,'' EPA, May 25, 1988 (the Bluebook).
    2. ``Guidance Document for Correcting Common VOC & Other Rule 
Deficiencies,'' EPA Region 9, August 21, 2001 (the Little Bluebook).

B. Do the Regulations Meet the Evaluation Criteria?

    We believe these regulations are consistent with the relevant 
policy and guidance regarding enforceability and SIP relaxations. The 
TSD has more information on our evaluation.

C. Public Comment and Final Action.

    Because EPA believes the submitted regulations fulfill all relevant 
requirements, we are proposing to fully approve them as described in 
section 110(k)(3) of the Act. We will accept comments from the public 
on this proposal for the next 30 days. Unless we receive convincing new 
information during the comment period, we intend to publish a final 
approval action that will incorporate these regulations into the 
federally enforceable SIP.

III. Statutory and Executive Order Reviews

    Under Executive Order 12866 (58 FR 51735, October 4, 1993), this 
proposed action is not a ``significant regulatory action'' and 
therefore is not subject to review by the Office of Management and 
Budget. For this reason, this action is also not subject to Executive 
Order 13211, ``Actions Concerning Regulations That Significantly Affect 
Energy Supply, Distribution, or Use'' (66 FR 28355, May 22, 2001). This 
proposed action merely proposes to approve state law as meeting Federal 
requirements and imposes no additional requirements beyond those 
imposed by state law. Accordingly, the Administrator certifies that 
this proposed rule will not have a significant economic impact on a 
substantial number of small entities under the Regulatory Flexibility 
Act (5 U.S.C. 601 et seq.). Because this rule proposes to approve pre-
existing requirements under state law and does not impose any 
additional enforceable duty beyond that required by state law, it 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).
    This proposed rule also does not have tribal implications because 
it will not have a substantial direct effect on one or more Indian 
tribes, on the relationship between the Federal Government and Indian 
tribes, or on the distribution of power and responsibilities between 
the Federal Government and Indian tribes, as specified by Executive 
Order 13175 (65 FR 67249, November 9, 2000). This action also does not 
have Federalism implications because it does not have substantial 
direct effects on the States, on the relationship between the national 
government and the States, or on the distribution of power and 
responsibilities among the various levels of government, as specified 
in Executive Order 13132 (64 FR 43255, August 10, 1999). This action 
merely proposes to approve a state rule implementing a Federal 
standard, and does not alter the relationship or the distribution of 
power and responsibilities established in the Clean Air Act. This 
proposed rule also is not subject to Executive Order 13045 ``Protection 
of Children from Environmental Health Risks and Safety Risks'' (62 FR 
19885, April 23, 1997), because it is not economically significant.
    In reviewing SIP submissions, EPA's role is to approve state 
choices, provided that they meet the criteria of the Clean Air Act. In 
this context, in the absence of a prior existing requirement for the 
State to use voluntary consensus standards (VCS), EPA has no authority 
to disapprove a SIP submission for failure to use VCS. It would thus be 
inconsistent with applicable law for EPA, when it reviews a SIP 
submission, to use VCS in place of a SIP submission that otherwise 
satisfies the provisions of the Clean Air Act. Thus, the requirements 
of section 12(d) of the National Technology Transfer and Advancement 
Act of 1995 (15 U.S.C. 272 note) do not apply. This proposed rule does 
not impose an information collection burden under the provisions of the 
Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.).

List of Subjects in 40 CFR Part 52

    Environmental protection, Air pollution control, Intergovernmental 
relations, Reporting and recordkeeping requirements, Sulfur oxide.

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

    Dated: August 31, 2005.
Laura Yoshii,
Acting Regional Administrator, Region IX.
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