Announcement of the Delegation of Partial Administrative Authority for Implementation of Federal Implementation Plan for the Umatilla Indian Reservation to the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation, 60852-60853 [E6-17223]

Download as PDF 60852 Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 200 / Tuesday, October 17, 2006 / Rules and Regulations 40 CFR Part 49 No. R10–OAR–2005–TR–0001. The delegation agreement and other docket materials are available electronically in EDOCKET, EPA’s electronic public docket and comment system, found at www.regulations.gov or in hard copy from Steve Body at EPA Region 10, Office of Air, Waste and Toxics (AWT– 107), 1200 Sixth Avenue, Seattle, Washington 98101, or via e-mail at body.steve@epa.gov. Additional information may also be obtained from the CTUIR by contacting Dr. John Cox, Air Quality Project Coordinator, Environmental Science and Technology Program, P.O. Box 638, Pendleton, Oregon 97801. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Steve Body at telephone number: (206) 553–0782, e-mail address: body.steve@epa.gov, or the above EPA, Region 10 address. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The purpose of this action is to announce that on August 21, 2006, EPA Region 10, delegated partial administrative authority for implementation of certain provisions of the Umatilla FIP to the CTUIR. See 40 CFR part 49, subpart M, section 11011 through 11040, as authorized by 40 CFR 49.122 of the Federal Air Rules for Reservations, (FARR), 40 CFR part 49, subpart C. [R10–OAR–2005–TR–0001; FRL–8230–8] I. Authority To Delegate Announcement of the Delegation of Partial Administrative Authority for Implementation of Federal Implementation Plan for the Umatilla Indian Reservation to the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Delegation of authority; technical amendment. Federal regulation 40 CFR 49.122 provides EPA authority to delegate to Indian Tribes, partial administrative authority to administer provisions of the Federal Air Rules for Reservations (FARR), 40 CFR part 49, subpart C. Tribes must submit a request to the Regional Administrator that meets the requirements of 40 CFR 49.122. II. Partial Delegation of Administrative Authority must contain a reference to the agency’s program authority and include specific funding provisions that pertain to the program activity that resulted in the claim. If, upon reconsideration, FMS determines that payment from the Judgment Fund is appropriate, and the agency has already made payment to the plaintiff or claimant, FMS will reimburse the agency from the Judgment Fund. Subpart G—Private Relief Bills § 256.60 How do I get paid for a Private Relief Bill? You may apply for payment by sending a request letter along with supporting documentation, to include a copy of the private relief act and proof of your identity, to the address specified on the FMS Web site at http:// www.fms.treas.gov/privaterelief. Dated: October 11, 2006. Kenneth R. Papaj, Commissioner. [FR Doc. E6–17229 Filed 10–16–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4810–35–P ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY AGENCY: This action announces that on August 21, 2006, EPA Region 10 and the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation (CTUIR) entered into a Partial Delegation of Administrative Authority to carry out certain day-to-day activities associated with administration of the Federal Implementation Plan for the Umatilla Indian Reservation (Umatilla FIP). A note of this partial delegation is being added to the Umatilla FIP. DATES: The partial delegation of administrative authority was effective on August 21, 2006. The date of delegation can be found in the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section of this document. ADDRESSES: EPA has established a docket for this action under Docket ID sroberts on PROD1PC70 with RULES SUMMARY: VerDate Aug<31>2005 02:22 Oct 17, 2006 Jkt 211001 On August 21, 2006, EPA entered into an ‘‘Agreement for Partial Delegation of the Federal Implementation Plan for the Umatilla Indian Reservation by the United States Environmental Protection Agency, Region 10, to the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian.’’ The Delegation Agreement provides authority for the CTUIR to administer the following rules that are part of the Federal Implementation Plan for the Nez Perce Tribe of Idaho, 40 CFR 49.11011 through 49.11040: 49.11020(a) Section 49.123 General provisions; 49.11020(g) Section 49.131 General rule for open burning; 49.11020(h) Section 49.132 Rule for general open burning permits; 49.11020(i) Section 49.133 Rule for agricultural burning permits; 49.11020(j) Section 49.134 Rule for forestry and silvicultural burning PO 00000 Frm 00048 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 permits; and 49.11020(l) Section 49.137 Rule for air pollution episodes. Section 553 of the Administrative Procedure Act, 5 U.S.C. 553(b)(B), provides that, when an agency for good cause finds that notice and public procedure are impracticable, unnecessary or contrary to the public interest, the agency may issue a rule without providing notice and an opportunity for public comment. EPA has determined that there is good cause for making today’s rule final without prior proposal and opportunity for comment because EPA is merely informing the public of partial delegation of administrative authority to the CTUIR and making a technical amendment to the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) by adding a note announcing the partial delegation. Thus, notice and public procedure are unnecessary. EPA finds that this constitutes good cause under 5 U.S.C. 553(b)(B). Moreover, since today’s action does not create any new regulatory requirements, EPA finds that good cause exists to provide for an immediate effective date pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 553(d)(3). III. 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 makes a technical amendment and gives notice of a partial delegation of administrative authority. 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.). This rule 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). Executive Order 13175, entitled ‘‘Consultation and Coordination with Indian Tribal Governments’’ (65 FR 67249, November 6, 2000), requires EPA to develop an accountable process to ensure ‘‘meaningful and timely input by tribal officials in the development of regulatory policies that have tribal implications.’’ ‘‘Policies that have tribal implications’’ is defined in the Executive Order to include regulations E:\FR\FM\17OCR1.SGM 17OCR1 sroberts on PROD1PC70 with RULES Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 200 / Tuesday, October 17, 2006 / Rules and Regulations that have ‘‘substantial direct effects on one or more Indian tribes, on the relationship between the Federal government and the Indian tribes, or on the distribution of power and responsibilities between the Federal government and Indian tribes.’’ Under section 5(b) of Executive Order 13175, EPA may not issue a regulation that has tribal implications, that imposes substantial direct compliance costs, and that is not required by statute, unless the Federal government provides the funds necessary to pay the direct compliance costs incurred by tribal governments, or EPA consults with tribal officials early in the process of developing the proposed regulation. Under section 5(c) of Executive Order 13175, EPA may not issue a regulation that has tribal implications and that preempts tribal law, unless the Agency consults with tribal officials early in the process of developing the regulation. EPA has concluded that this rule may have tribal implications. EPA’s action fulfills a requirement to publish a notice announcing partial delegation of administrative authority to the CTUIR and noting the partial delegation in the CFR. However, it will neither impose substantial direct compliance costs on tribal governments, nor preempt tribal law. Thus, the requirements of sections 5(b) and 5(c) of the Executive Order do not apply to this rule. 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 technical amendment merely notes that partial delegation of administrative authority to the CTUIR is in effect. 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. This action does not involve technical standards; 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. 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 VerDate Aug<31>2005 02:22 Oct 17, 2006 Jkt 211001 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 18, 2006. 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 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 49 Administrative practice and procedure, Air pollution control, Indians, Intergovernmental relations, Reporting and recordkeeping requirements. Dated: September 28, 2006. Ronald A. Kreizenbeck, Acting Regional Administrator, Region 10. Chapter I, title 40 of the Code of Federal Regulations is amended as follows: I PART 49—[AMENDED] 1. The authority citation for Part 49 continues to read as follows: I Authority: 42 U.S.C. 7401 et seq. Subpart M—[Amended] 2. Section 49.11020 is amended by adding a note to the end of the section to read as follows: I § 49.11020 Federally-promulgated regulations and Federal implementation plans. * * * * * Note to § 49.11020: EPA entered into a Partial Delegation of Administrative Authority Agreement with the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation on August 21, 2006 for the rules listed in PO 00000 Frm 00049 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 60853 paragraphs (a), (g), (h), (i), (j) and (l) of this section. [FR Doc. E6–17223 Filed 10–16–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–P ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY 40 CFR Part 50 [EPA–HQ–OAR–2006–0834; FRL–8230–9] Regulatory Impact Analysis for the Review of the Particulate Matter National Ambient Air Quality Standards Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Notice of availability of documents. AGENCY: SUMMARY: On October 6, 2006, EPA released the Regulatory Impact Analysis (RIA) for the revised particulate matter national ambient air quality standards. This RIA provides EPA’s estimates of the range of the monetized human health benefits, control costs, and net benefits associated with meeting the revised suite of standards for fine particles (PM2.5) that are published elsewhere in this issue of the Federal Register, as well as for meeting a more stringent alternative. The final rule established a 24-hour standard of 35 g/ m3 and retained the annual standard of 15 g/m3. The EPA also promulgated a final decision to retain the current 24hour PM10 standards and to revoke the current annual PM10 standards, in order to maintain protection against the health and welfare effects of thoracic coarse particles (PM10¥2.5). Data and modeling limitations preclude EPA from assessing the costs and benefits of retaining the existing PM10 24-hour standard. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Ron Evans, Mail Code C439–02, Health and Environmental Impacts Division, Office of Air Quality Planning and Standards, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Research Triangle Park, North Carolina 27711, telephone: (919) 541–5488, e-mail: evans.ron@epa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: A. How Can I Get Copies of This Document and Other Related Information? 1. Docket. The EPA has established a docket for this action under Docket ID No. EPA–HQ–OAR–2006–0834. Publicly available docket materials are available either electronically through www.regulations.gov or in hard copy at the Air and Radiation Docket and E:\FR\FM\17OCR1.SGM 17OCR1

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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

40 CFR Part 49

[R10-OAR-2005-TR-0001; FRL-8230-8]


Announcement of the Delegation of Partial Administrative 
Authority for Implementation of Federal Implementation Plan for the 
Umatilla Indian Reservation to the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla 
Indian Reservation

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

ACTION: Delegation of authority; technical amendment.

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SUMMARY: This action announces that on August 21, 2006, EPA Region 10 
and the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation (CTUIR) 
entered into a Partial Delegation of Administrative Authority to carry 
out certain day-to-day activities associated with administration of the 
Federal Implementation Plan for the Umatilla Indian Reservation 
(Umatilla FIP). A note of this partial delegation is being added to the 
Umatilla FIP.

DATES: The partial delegation of administrative authority was effective 
on August 21, 2006. The date of delegation can be found in the 
SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section of this document.

ADDRESSES: EPA has established a docket for this action under Docket ID 
No. R10-OAR-2005-TR-0001. The delegation agreement and other docket 
materials are available electronically in EDOCKET, EPA's electronic 
public docket and comment system, found at www.regulations.gov or in 
hard copy from Steve Body at EPA Region 10, Office of Air, Waste and 
Toxics (AWT-107), 1200 Sixth Avenue, Seattle, Washington 98101, or via 
e-mail at body.steve@epa.gov. Additional information may also be 
obtained from the CTUIR by contacting Dr. John Cox, Air Quality Project 
Coordinator, Environmental Science and Technology Program, P.O. Box 
638, Pendleton, Oregon 97801.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Steve Body at telephone number: (206) 
553-0782, e-mail address: body.steve@epa.gov, or the above EPA, Region 
10 address.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The purpose of this action is to announce 
that on August 21, 2006, EPA Region 10, delegated partial 
administrative authority for implementation of certain provisions of 
the Umatilla FIP to the CTUIR. See 40 CFR part 49, subpart M, section 
11011 through 11040, as authorized by 40 CFR 49.122 of the Federal Air 
Rules for Reservations, (FARR), 40 CFR part 49, subpart C.

I. Authority To Delegate

    Federal regulation 40 CFR 49.122 provides EPA authority to delegate 
to Indian Tribes, partial administrative authority to administer 
provisions of the Federal Air Rules for Reservations (FARR), 40 CFR 
part 49, subpart C. Tribes must submit a request to the Regional 
Administrator that meets the requirements of 40 CFR 49.122.

II. Partial Delegation of Administrative Authority

    On August 21, 2006, EPA entered into an ``Agreement for Partial 
Delegation of the Federal Implementation Plan for the Umatilla Indian 
Reservation by the United States Environmental Protection Agency, 
Region 10, to the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian.'' The 
Delegation Agreement provides authority for the CTUIR to administer the 
following rules that are part of the Federal Implementation Plan for 
the Nez Perce Tribe of Idaho, 40 CFR 49.11011 through 49.11040: 
49.11020(a) Section 49.123 General provisions; 49.11020(g) Section 
49.131 General rule for open burning; 49.11020(h) Section 49.132 Rule 
for general open burning permits; 49.11020(i) Section 49.133 Rule for 
agricultural burning permits; 49.11020(j) Section 49.134 Rule for 
forestry and silvicultural burning permits; and 49.11020(l) Section 
49.137 Rule for air pollution episodes.
    Section 553 of the Administrative Procedure Act, 5 U.S.C. 
553(b)(B), provides that, when an agency for good cause finds that 
notice and public procedure are impracticable, unnecessary or contrary 
to the public interest, the agency may issue a rule without providing 
notice and an opportunity for public comment. EPA has determined that 
there is good cause for making today's rule final without prior 
proposal and opportunity for comment because EPA is merely informing 
the public of partial delegation of administrative authority to the 
CTUIR and making a technical amendment to the Code of Federal 
Regulations (CFR) by adding a note announcing the partial delegation. 
Thus, notice and public procedure are unnecessary. EPA finds that this 
constitutes good cause under 5 U.S.C. 553(b)(B).
    Moreover, since today's action does not create any new regulatory 
requirements, EPA finds that good cause exists to provide for an 
immediate effective date pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 553(d)(3).

III. 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 makes a technical amendment and gives notice of a partial 
delegation of administrative authority. 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.). This rule 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).
    Executive Order 13175, entitled ``Consultation and Coordination 
with Indian Tribal Governments'' (65 FR 67249, November 6, 2000), 
requires EPA to develop an accountable process to ensure ``meaningful 
and timely input by tribal officials in the development of regulatory 
policies that have tribal implications.'' ``Policies that have tribal 
implications'' is defined in the Executive Order to include regulations

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that have ``substantial direct effects on one or more Indian tribes, on 
the relationship between the Federal government and the Indian tribes, 
or on the distribution of power and responsibilities between the 
Federal government and Indian tribes.'' Under section 5(b) of Executive 
Order 13175, EPA may not issue a regulation that has tribal 
implications, that imposes substantial direct compliance costs, and 
that is not required by statute, unless the Federal government provides 
the funds necessary to pay the direct compliance costs incurred by 
tribal governments, or EPA consults with tribal officials early in the 
process of developing the proposed regulation. Under section 5(c) of 
Executive Order 13175, EPA may not issue a regulation that has tribal 
implications and that preempts tribal law, unless the Agency consults 
with tribal officials early in the process of developing the 
regulation. EPA has concluded that this rule may have tribal 
implications. EPA's action fulfills a requirement to publish a notice 
announcing partial delegation of administrative authority to the CTUIR 
and noting the partial delegation in the CFR. However, it will neither 
impose substantial direct compliance costs on tribal governments, nor 
preempt tribal law. Thus, the requirements of sections 5(b) and 5(c) of 
the Executive Order do not apply to this rule.
    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 technical amendment merely notes that partial 
delegation of administrative authority to the CTUIR is in effect. 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.
    This action does not involve technical standards; 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. 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 18, 2006. 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 
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 49

    Administrative practice and procedure, Air pollution control, 
Indians, Intergovernmental relations, Reporting and recordkeeping 
requirements.

    Dated: September 28, 2006.
Ronald A. Kreizenbeck,
Acting Regional Administrator, Region 10.

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Chapter I, title 40 of the Code of Federal Regulations is amended as 
follows:

PART 49--[AMENDED]

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1. The authority citation for Part 49 continues to read as follows:

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

Subpart M--[Amended]

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2. Section 49.11020 is amended by adding a note to the end of the 
section to read as follows:


Sec.  49.11020  Federally-promulgated regulations and Federal 
implementation plans.

* * * * *

    Note to Sec.  49.11020: EPA entered into a Partial Delegation of 
Administrative Authority Agreement with the Confederated Tribes of 
the Umatilla Indian Reservation on August 21, 2006 for the rules 
listed in paragraphs (a), (g), (h), (i), (j) and (l) of this 
section.

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