Approval and Promulgation of State Plans For Designated Facilities and Pollutants: Massachusetts; Negative Declaration, 61044-61046 [05-20985]

Download as PDF 61044 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 202 / Thursday, October 20, 2005 / Rules and Regulations income are provided above under Definition of Program Income. States must ensure that the future use of program income collected during the grant period but not yet used is in accordance with the Agency’s regulations and this guidance. EPA will work with States individually to determine what actions are necessary to address situations where fee amounts were used inconsistently with the applicability of the program income regulations to the CWSRF program. F. Records Retention CWSRF programs also must comply with requirements of 40 CFR 31.42(c)(3) pertaining to the retention of records for program income earned after the grant period. According to the regulation, ‘‘the retention period for the records pertaining to the earning of the income starts from the end of the grantee’s fiscal year in which the income is earned.’’ The length of the retention period is ordinarily three years, as set forth in § 31.42(b). [FR Doc. 05–21014 Filed 10–19–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–P ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY 40 CFR Part 62 [R01–OAR–2005–MA–0003; FRL–7986–6] Approval and Promulgation of State Plans For Designated Facilities and Pollutants: Massachusetts; Negative Declaration Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Direct final rule. AGENCY: SUMMARY: EPA is approving the Sections 111(d) and 129 negative declaration submitted by the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection (MADEP) on August 23, 2005. This negative declaration adequately certifies that there are no existing commercial and industrial solid waste incineration units (CISWIs) located within the boundaries of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. EPA publishes regulations under Sections 111(d) and 129 of the Clean Air Act requiring states to submit control plans to EPA. These state control plans show how states intend to control the emissions of designated pollutants from designated facilities e.g., CISWIs). The Commonwealth of Massachusetts submitted this negative declaration in lieu of a state control plan. DATES: This direct final rule is effective on December 19, 2005, without further VerDate Aug<31>2005 15:59 Oct 19, 2005 Jkt 208001 notice unless EPA receives significant adverse comment by November 21, 2005. If EPA receives adverse comment, we will publish a timely withdrawal of the direct final rule in the Federal Register and inform the public that the rule will not take effect. ADDRESSES: Submit your comments, identified by Regional Material in EDocket (RME) ID Number R01–OAR– 2005–MA–0003 by one of the following methods: A. Federal eRulemaking Portal: http://www.regulations.gov. Follow the on-line instructions for submitting comments. B. Agency Web site: http:// docket.epa.gov/rmepub/ Regional Material in EDocket (RME), EPA’s electronic public docket and comment system, is EPA’s preferred method for receiving comments. Once in the system, select ‘‘quick search,’’ then key in the appropriate RME Docket identification number. Follow the online instructions for submitting comments. C. E-mail: brown.dan@epa.gov D. Fax: (617) 918–0048 E. Mail: ‘‘RME ID Number R01–OAR– 2005–MA–0003’’, Daniel Brown, Chief, Air Permits, Toxics & Indoor Programs Unit, Office of Ecosystem Protection, U.S. EPA, One Congress Street, Suite 1100 (CAP), Boston, Massachusetts 02114–2023. F. Hand Delivery or Courier. Deliver your comments to: Daniel Brown, Chief, Air Permits, Toxics & Indoor Programs Unit, Office of Ecosystem Protection, U.S. EPA, One Congress Street, Suite 1100 (CAP), Boston, Massachusetts 02114–2023. Such deliveries are only accepted during the Regional Office’s normal hours of operation. The Regional Office’s official hours of business are Monday through Friday, 8:30 to 4:30 excluding federal holidays. Instructions: Direct your comments to Regional Material in EDocket (RME) ID Number R01–OAR–2005–MA–0003. EPA’s policy is that all comments received 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 information claimed to be Confidential Business Information (CBI) or other information whose disclosure is restricted by statute. Do not submit information that you consider to be CBI or otherwise protected through Regional Material in EDocket (RME), regulations.gov, or email. The EPA RME website and the federal regulations.gov website are ‘‘anonymous access’’ systems, which PO 00000 Frm 00020 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 means EPA will not know your identity or contact information unless you provide it in the body of your comment. If you send an e-mail comment directly to EPA without going through RME or regulations.gov, your e-mail address will be automatically captured and included as part of the comment that is placed in the public docket and made available on the Internet. If you submit an electronic comment, EPA recommends that you include your name and other contact information in the body of your comment and with any disk or CD–ROM you submit. 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. Electronic files should avoid the use of special characters, any form of encryption, and be free of any defects or viruses. Docket: All documents in the electronic docket are listed in the Regional Material in EDocket (RME) index at http://docket.epa.gov/rmepub/. 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 available either electronically in RME or in hard copy at the Office of Ecosystem Protection, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, EPA New England Regional Office, One Congress Street, Suite 1100, Boston, MA. EPA requests that if at all possible, you contact the person listed in the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section below to schedule your review. The Regional Office’s official hours of business are Monday through Friday, 8:30 to 4:30 excluding federal holidays. John J. Courcier, Office of Ecosystem Protection (CAP), EPA–New England, Region 1, Boston, Massachusetts 02203, telephone number (617) 918–1659, fax number (617) 918–0659, e-mail courcier.john@epa.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Table of Contents I. What action is EPA taking today? II. What is the origin of the requirements? III. When did the requirements first become known? IV. When did Massachusetts submit its negative declaration? V. Statutory and Executive Order Reviews E:\FR\FM\20OCR1.SGM 20OCR1 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 202 / Thursday, October 20, 2005 / Rules and Regulations I. What action is EPA taking today? EPA is approving the negative declaration of air emissions from CISWI units submitted by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. EPA is publishing this negative declaration without prior proposal because the Agency views this as a noncontroversial amendment and anticipates no adverse comments. However, in the proposed rules section of this Federal Register, EPA is publishing a separate document that will serve as the proposal to approve this negative declaration should relevant adverse comments be filed. If EPA receives no significant adverse comment by November 21, 2005, this action will be effective December 19, 2005. If EPA receives significant adverse comments by the above date, we will withdraw this action before the effective date by publishing a subsequent document in the Federal Register that will withdraw this final action. EPA will address all public comments received in a subsequent final rule based on the parallel proposed rule published in today’s Federal Register. 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. If EPA receives no comments, this action will be effective December 19, 2005. II. What is the origin of the requirements? Under Section 111(d) of the Clean Air Act, EPA published regulations at 40 CFR Part 60, Subpart B which require states to submit plans to control emissions of designated pollutants from designated facilities. In the event that a state does not have a particular designated facility located within its boundaries, EPA requires that a negative declaration be submitted in lieu of a control plan. III. When did the requirements first become known? On November 30, 1999, EPA proposed emission guidelines for CISWI units. This action enabled EPA to list CISWI units as designated facilities. By proposing these guidelines, EPA specified particulate matter, opacity, sulfur dioxide, hydrogen chloride, oxides of nitrogen, carbon monoxide, lead, cadmium, mercury, and dioxins/ furans as designated pollutants. These guidelines were published in final form on December 1, 2000 (65 FR 75338) and codified at 40 CFR part 60, subpart DDDD. VerDate Aug<31>2005 15:59 Oct 19, 2005 Jkt 208001 IV. When did Massachusetts submit its negative declaration? On August 23, 2005, the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection (MADEP) submitted a letter certifying that there are no existing CISWI units subject to 40 CFR Part 60, Subpart B. Section 111(d) and 40 CFR 62.06 provide that when no such designated facilities exist within a state’s boundaries, the affected state may submit a letter of ‘‘negative declaration’’ instead of a control plan. EPA is publishing this negative declaration at 40 CFR 62.5475. V. Statutory and Executive Order Reviews Under Executive Order 12866 (58 FR 51735, October 4, 1993), this 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 action merely approves state law as meeting Federal requirements and imposes no additional requirements beyond those imposed by state law. Accordingly, the Administrator certifies that this 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 approves 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 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), because it merely approves a state rule implementing a PO 00000 Frm 00021 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 61045 federal standard, and does not alter the relationship or the distribution of power and responsibilities established in the Clean Air Act. This 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 section 111(d) submissions, EPA’s role is to approve state plans, 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 state plan submission for failure to use VCS. It would thus be inconsistent with applicable law for EPA, when it reviews a state plan submission, to use VCS in place of a state plan 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 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.) The Congressional Review Act, 5 U.S.C. section 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 rule 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). Under section 307(b)(1) of the Clean Air Act, petitions for judicial review of this action must be filed in the United States Court of Appeals for the appropriate circuit by December 19, 2005. Interested parties should comment in response to the proposed rule rather than petition for judicial review, unless the objection arises after the comment period allowed for in the proposal. Filing a petition for reconsideration by the Administrator of this final rule does not affect the finality of this rule for the purposes of judicial review nor does it extend the time within which a petition for judicial E:\FR\FM\20OCR1.SGM 20OCR1 61046 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 202 / Thursday, October 20, 2005 / Rules and Regulations 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 62 Environmental protection, Administrative practice and procedure, Air pollution control, Intergovernmental relations, Reporting and recordkeeping requirements, Sulfur oxides, Waste treatment and disposal. Dated: October 13, 2005. Robert W. Varney, Regional Administrator, EPA New England. I 40 CFR part 62 is amended as follows: PART 62—[AMENDED] 1. The authority citation for part 62 continues to read as follows: I Authority: 42 U.S.C. 7401 et seq. Subpart W—Massachusetts 2. Subpart W is amended by adding a new § 62.5475 and a new undesignated center heading to read as follows: I Air Emissions From Existing Commercial and Industrial Solid Waste Incineration Units § 62.5475 Identification of Plan—negative declaration. On August 23, 2005, the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection submitted a letter certifying that there are no existing commercial and industrial solid waste incineration units in the State subject to the emission guidelines under part 60, subpart DDDD of this chapter. [FR Doc. 05–20985 Filed 10–19–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–P GENERAL SERVICES ADMINISTRATION 41 CFR Part 301–10 [FTR Amendment 2005–05; FTR Case 2005– 303] RIN 3090–AI13 Federal Travel Regulation; Transportation Expenses; Government-Furnished Automobiles (GFA) Office of Governmentwide Policy, General Services Administration (GSA). ACTION: Final rule. AGENCY: SUMMARY: The General Services Administration (GSA) is amending the VerDate Aug<31>2005 16:21 Oct 19, 2005 Jkt 208001 Federal Travel Regulation (FTR) by revising the mileage reimbursement rate reflecting costs of operating a Government-furnished automobile (GFA), and revising the table on how to determine distance measurements for travel. It also clarifies that, if determined to be advantageous to the Government, the employee may be reimbursed for mileage between the residence and office to a common carrier terminal, or from the residence directly to a common carrier terminal when on official travel requiring an overnight stay. An explanation of these changes is addressed in the ‘‘Supplementary Information’’ below. The FTR and any corresponding documents may be accessed at GSA’s website at http://www.gsa.gov/ftr. DATES: Effective Date: October 20, 2005. Applicability Date: FTR Part 301–10, § 301–10.310, as amended by this rule, is applicable for all travel performed on and after February 4, 2005. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: The Regulatory Secretariat (VIR), Room 4035, GS Building, Washington, DC, 20405, (202) 208–7312, for information pertaining to status or publication schedules. For clarification of content, contact Ms. Umeki Gray Thorne, Office of Governmentwide Policy, Travel Management Policy, at (202) 208–7636. Please cite FTR Amendment 2005–05, FTR case 2005–303. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: A. Background This final rule amends the Federal Travel Regulation (FTR) as follows: • Revises the table in § 301–10.302. • Revises the section heading in § 301–10.306 to clarify that an employee may be reimbursed for use of a privately owned vehicle for round-trip travel between the residence and office to a common carrier terminal, or from a residence directly to a common carrier terminal on travel requiring an overnight stay. • Revises § 301–10.310, by increasing the current reimbursement rate of $0.270 per mile (when a GFA is available to an employee) to $0.285 per mile, and increasing the reimbursement rate of $0.105 per mile (when a GFA is assigned directly to an employee) to $0.125. In consultation with the GSA Fleet, these rates are based on updated data reflecting agency costs to operate a GFA. B. Executive Order 12866 This is not a significant regulatory action and, therefore, was not subject to review under Section 6(b) of Executive Order 12866, Regulatory Planning and PO 00000 Frm 00022 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 Review, dated September 30, 1993. This rule is not a major rule under 5 U.S.C. 804. C. Regulatory Flexibility Act This final rule is not required to be published in the Federal Register for notice and comment; therefore, the Regulatory Flexibility Act, 5 U.S.C. 601, et seq., does not apply. D. Paperwork Reduction Act The Paperwork Reduction Act does not apply because the changes to the FTR do not impose recordkeeping or information collection requirements, or the collection of information from offerors, contractors, or members of the public that require the approval of the Office of Management and Budget under 44 U.S.C. 3501, et seq. E. Small Business Regulatory Enforcement Fairness Act This final rule is also exempt from congressional review prescribed under 5 U.S.C. 801 since it relates solely to agency management and personnel. List of Subjects in 41 CFR Part 301–10 Government employees, Travel and transportation expenses. Dated: May 27, 2005. Stephen A. Perry, Administrator of General Services. For the reasons set forth in the preamble, under 5 U.S.C. 5701–5709, GSA amends 41 CFR part 301–10 as set forth below: I PART 301–10—TRANSPORTATION EXPENSES 1. The authority citation for 41 CFR part 301–10 is revised to read as follows: I Authority: 5 U.S.C. 5707; 40 U.S.C. 121(c); 49 U.S.C. 40118, Office of Management and Budget Circular No. A–126, ‘‘Improving the Management and Use of Government Aircraft.’’ Revised May 22, 1992. § 301–10.302 [Amended] 2. Amend § 301–10.302— a. In the table, in the second column, in the first entry under the heading ‘‘The distance between your origin and destination is’’, by revising the first entry to read ‘‘As shown in paper or electronic standard highway mileage guides, or the actual miles driven as determined from odometer readings.’’; and b. In the table, in the second column, in the second entry under the heading ‘‘The distance between your origin and destination is’’, by revising the first sentence to read ‘‘As determined from I E:\FR\FM\20OCR1.SGM 20OCR1

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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

40 CFR Part 62

[R01-OAR-2005-MA-0003; FRL-7986-6]


Approval and Promulgation of State Plans For Designated 
Facilities and Pollutants: Massachusetts; Negative Declaration

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

ACTION: Direct final rule.

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SUMMARY: EPA is approving the Sections 111(d) and 129 negative 
declaration submitted by the Massachusetts Department of Environmental 
Protection (MADEP) on August 23, 2005. This negative declaration 
adequately certifies that there are no existing commercial and 
industrial solid waste incineration units (CISWIs) located within the 
boundaries of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. EPA publishes 
regulations under Sections 111(d) and 129 of the Clean Air Act 
requiring states to submit control plans to EPA. These state control 
plans show how states intend to control the emissions of designated 
pollutants from designated facilities e.g., CISWIs). The Commonwealth 
of Massachusetts submitted this negative declaration in lieu of a state 
control plan.

DATES: This direct final rule is effective on December 19, 2005, 
without further notice unless EPA receives significant adverse comment 
by November 21, 2005. If EPA receives adverse comment, we will publish 
a timely withdrawal of the direct final rule in the Federal Register 
and inform the public that the rule will not take effect.

ADDRESSES: Submit your comments, identified by Regional Material in 
EDocket (RME) ID Number R01-OAR-2005-MA-0003 by one of the following 
methods:
    A. Federal eRulemaking Portal: http://www.regulations.gov. Follow 
the on-line instructions for submitting comments.
    B. Agency Web site: http://docket.epa.gov/rmepub/ Regional Material 
in EDocket (RME), EPA's electronic public docket and comment system, is 
EPA's preferred method for receiving comments. Once in the system, 
select ``quick search,'' then key in the appropriate RME Docket 
identification number. Follow the on-line instructions for submitting 
comments.
    C. E-mail: brown.dan@epa.gov
    D. Fax: (617) 918-0048
    E. Mail: ``RME ID Number R01-OAR-2005-MA-0003'', Daniel Brown, 
Chief, Air Permits, Toxics & Indoor Programs Unit, Office of Ecosystem 
Protection, U.S. EPA, One Congress Street, Suite 1100 (CAP), Boston, 
Massachusetts 02114-2023.
    F. Hand Delivery or Courier. Deliver your comments to: Daniel 
Brown, Chief, Air Permits, Toxics & Indoor Programs Unit, Office of 
Ecosystem Protection, U.S. EPA, One Congress Street, Suite 1100 (CAP), 
Boston, Massachusetts 02114-2023. Such deliveries are only accepted 
during the Regional Office's normal hours of operation. The Regional 
Office's official hours of business are Monday through Friday, 8:30 to 
4:30 excluding federal holidays.
    Instructions: Direct your comments to Regional Material in EDocket 
(RME) ID Number R01-OAR-2005-MA-0003. EPA's policy is that all comments 
received 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 
information claimed to be Confidential Business Information (CBI) or 
other information whose disclosure is restricted by statute. Do not 
submit information that you consider to be CBI or otherwise protected 
through Regional Material in EDocket (RME), regulations.gov, or e-mail. 
The EPA RME website and the federal regulations.gov website are 
``anonymous access'' systems, which means EPA will not know your 
identity or contact information unless you provide it in the body of 
your comment. If you send an e-mail comment directly to EPA without 
going through RME or regulations.gov, your e-mail address will be 
automatically captured and included as part of the comment that is 
placed in the public docket and made available on the Internet. If you 
submit an electronic comment, EPA recommends that you include your name 
and other contact information in the body of your comment and with any 
disk or CD-ROM you submit. 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. Electronic files should avoid 
the use of special characters, any form of encryption, and be free of 
any defects or viruses.
    Docket: All documents in the electronic docket are listed in the 
Regional Material in EDocket (RME) index at http://docket.epa.gov/
rmepub/. 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 
available either electronically in RME or in hard copy at the Office of 
Ecosystem Protection, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, EPA New 
England Regional Office, One Congress Street, Suite 1100, Boston, MA. 
EPA requests that if at all possible, you contact the person listed in 
the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section below to schedule your 
review. The Regional Office's official hours of business are Monday 
through Friday, 8:30 to 4:30 excluding federal holidays.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: John J. Courcier, Office of Ecosystem 
Protection (CAP), EPA-New England, Region 1, Boston, Massachusetts 
02203, telephone number (617) 918-1659, fax number (617) 918-0659, e-
mail courcier.john@epa.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Table of Contents

I. What action is EPA taking today?
II. What is the origin of the requirements?
III. When did the requirements first become known?
IV. When did Massachusetts submit its negative declaration?
V. Statutory and Executive Order Reviews

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I. What action is EPA taking today?

    EPA is approving the negative declaration of air emissions from 
CISWI units submitted by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.
    EPA is publishing this negative declaration without prior proposal 
because the Agency views this as a noncontroversial amendment and 
anticipates no adverse comments. However, in the proposed rules section 
of this Federal Register, EPA is publishing a separate document that 
will serve as the proposal to approve this negative declaration should 
relevant adverse comments be filed. If EPA receives no significant 
adverse comment by November 21, 2005, this action will be effective 
December 19, 2005.
    If EPA receives significant adverse comments by the above date, we 
will withdraw this action before the effective date by publishing a 
subsequent document in the Federal Register that will withdraw this 
final action. EPA will address all public comments received in a 
subsequent final rule based on the parallel proposed rule published in 
today's Federal Register. 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. If EPA receives no comments, this 
action will be effective December 19, 2005.

II. What is the origin of the requirements?

    Under Section 111(d) of the Clean Air Act, EPA published 
regulations at 40 CFR Part 60, Subpart B which require states to submit 
plans to control emissions of designated pollutants from designated 
facilities. In the event that a state does not have a particular 
designated facility located within its boundaries, EPA requires that a 
negative declaration be submitted in lieu of a control plan.

III. When did the requirements first become known?

    On November 30, 1999, EPA proposed emission guidelines for CISWI 
units. This action enabled EPA to list CISWI units as designated 
facilities. By proposing these guidelines, EPA specified particulate 
matter, opacity, sulfur dioxide, hydrogen chloride, oxides of nitrogen, 
carbon monoxide, lead, cadmium, mercury, and dioxins/furans as 
designated pollutants. These guidelines were published in final form on 
December 1, 2000 (65 FR 75338) and codified at 40 CFR part 60, subpart 
DDDD.

IV. When did Massachusetts submit its negative declaration?

    On August 23, 2005, the Massachusetts Department of Environmental 
Protection (MADEP) submitted a letter certifying that there are no 
existing CISWI units subject to 40 CFR Part 60, Subpart B. Section 
111(d) and 40 CFR 62.06 provide that when no such designated facilities 
exist within a state's boundaries, the affected state may submit a 
letter of ``negative declaration'' instead of a control plan. EPA is 
publishing this negative declaration at 40 CFR 62.5475.

V. Statutory and Executive Order Reviews

    Under Executive Order 12866 (58 FR 51735, October 4, 1993), this 
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 action 
merely approves state law as meeting Federal requirements and imposes 
no additional requirements beyond those imposed by state law. 
Accordingly, the Administrator certifies that this 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 approves 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 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), because it merely approves 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 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 section 111(d) submissions, EPA's role is to approve 
state plans, 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 state plan submission for failure to use VCS. It would 
thus be inconsistent with applicable law for EPA, when it reviews a 
state plan submission, to use VCS in place of a state plan 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 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.)
    The Congressional Review Act, 5 U.S.C. section 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 
rule 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).
    Under section 307(b)(1) of the Clean Air Act, petitions for 
judicial review of this action must be filed in the United States Court 
of Appeals for the appropriate circuit by December 19, 2005. Interested 
parties should comment in response to the proposed rule rather than 
petition for judicial review, unless the objection arises after the 
comment period allowed for in the proposal. Filing a petition for 
reconsideration by the Administrator of this final rule does not affect 
the finality of this rule for the purposes of judicial review nor does 
it extend the time within which a petition for judicial

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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 62

    Environmental protection, Administrative practice and procedure, 
Air pollution control, Intergovernmental relations, Reporting and 
recordkeeping requirements, Sulfur oxides, Waste treatment and 
disposal.

    Dated: October 13, 2005.
Robert W. Varney,
Regional Administrator, EPA New England.


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40 CFR part 62 is amended as follows:

PART 62--[AMENDED]

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1. The authority citation for part 62 continues to read as follows:

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

Subpart W--Massachusetts

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2. Subpart W is amended by adding a new Sec.  62.5475 and a new 
undesignated center heading to read as follows:

Air Emissions From Existing Commercial and Industrial Solid Waste 
Incineration Units


Sec.  62.5475  Identification of Plan--negative declaration.

    On August 23, 2005, the Massachusetts Department of Environmental 
Protection submitted a letter certifying that there are no existing 
commercial and industrial solid waste incineration units in the State 
subject to the emission guidelines under part 60, subpart DDDD of this 
chapter.

[FR Doc. 05-20985 Filed 10-19-05; 8:45 am]
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