Approval and Promulgation of Implementation Plans; State of Missouri, 70312-70315 [E6-20433]

Download as PDF 70312 Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 232 / Monday, December 4, 2006 / Rules and Regulations (a)(6) as (a)(1) through (a)(5) respectively. I 74. In § 117.824 revise paragraph (a)(3) to read as follows: short blasts of a whistle or horn, or a radio request. * * * * * (b) The drawspans for the SR#543 Drawbridge, mile 1.3 at Riverside and the SR#38 Drawbridge, mile 7.8 at Centerton, must operate as follows: * * * * * § 117.775 I § 117.824 [Removed] 66. Remove § 117.775. § 117.783 [Removed] § 117.843 67. Remove § 117.783. I 68. In § 117.789, revise paragraph (a) to read as follows: I § 117.789 Harlem River. (a) The drawspan of each drawbridge across the Harlem River, except the Spuyten Duyvil Railroad Drawbridge, need not be opened from 5 p.m. to 10 a.m. However, at all times, public vessels of the United States must be passed through the drawspan of each drawbridge, listed in this section, as soon as possible. * * * * * I 69. In § 117.791 remove paragraph (a)(3); redesignate paragraphs (a)(4) and (a)(5) as (a)(3) and (a)(4), respectively, and revise paragraph (f)(4) to read as follows: § 117.791 Hudson River. * * * * * (f) * * * (4) During the period that the Federal Lock at Troy is inoperative, the drawspans need not be opened for the passage of vessels. § 117.795 [Amended] 70. In § 117.795, remove paragraph (c). I 71. In § 117.797 revise paragraph (a) to read as follows: I § 117.797 Lake Champlain. (a) The drawspan for each drawbridge listed in this section must open as soon as possible for public vessels of the United States. * * * * * I 72. In § 117.799 revise paragraph (a) to read as follows: mstockstill on PROD1PC61 with RULES § 117.799 Long Island, New York Inland Waterway from East Rockaway Inlet to Shinnecock Canal. § 117.867 I § 117.881 § 117.885 I 12:11 Dec 01, 2006 Jkt 211001 [Removed] 78. Remove § 117.885. § 117.891 79. Remove § 117.891. 80. Revise § 117.892 to read as follows: I § 117.892 South Slough. The drawspan for the Oregon State Highway Drawbridge across South Slough at Charleston must open on signal for the passage of vessels, except that between the hours of 7 a.m. and 7 p.m., from June 1 through September 30, the drawspan need be opened only on the hour and half-hour. This exception does not apply to commercial tugs and/ or tows or public vessels of the United States. I 81. In § 117.911 revise paragraph (a) to read as follows: § 117.911 Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway, Little River to Savannah River. (a) General. Public vessels of the United States and tugs with tows, upon proper signal, will be passed through the drawspan of each drawbridge listed in this section at anytime. * * * * * [Amended] 82. In § 117.949 remove the last sentence of the section. I 83. Revise § 117.968 to read as follows: I Gulf Intracoastal Waterway. The drawspan for the Port Isabel Drawbridge, mile 666.0, must open on PO 00000 Frm 00038 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 § 117.977 Pelican Island Causeway, Galveston Channel. The drawspan for the Pelican Island Causeway Drawbridge across Galveston Channel, mile 4.5 of the Galveston Channel, (GIWW mile 356.1) at Galveston, Texas, must open on signal; except that, from 6:40 a.m. to 8:10 a.m., 12 noon to 1 p.m., and 4:15 p.m. to 5:15 p.m. Monday through Friday except Federal holidays, the drawspan need not be opened for passage of vessels. Public vessels of the United States must be passed at anytime. I 85. In § 117.993 revise paragraph (a) to read as follows: § 117.993 [Removed] I § 117.968 VerDate Aug<31>2005 [Amended] 77. In § 117.881 remove paragraph (b) and paragraph designator (a) from the remaining text. I § 117.821 73. In § 117.821 remove paragraph (a)(1) and redesignate (a)(2) through [Removed] 76. Remove § 117.867. § 117.949 I Trent River. (a) * * * (3) Must always open on signal for public vessels of the United States. * * * * * (a) At all times, public vessels of the United States must be passed through the drawspan of each drawbridge listed in this section as soon as possible. * * * * * [Amended] Neuse River. (a) * * * (3) Must always open on signal for public vessels of the United States. * * * * * I 75. In § 117.843 revise paragraph (a)(3) to read as follows: signal; except that, from 5 a.m. to 8 p.m. on weekdays only, excluding federal, state, and local holidays, the drawspan need open only on the hour for pleasure craft. The drawspan must open on signal at anytime for commercial vessels. When the drawspan is open for a commercial vessel, waiting pleasure craft must be passed. I 84. Revise § 117.977 to read as follows: Lake Champlain. (a) The drawspan for each of the drawbridges listed in this section must open as soon as possible for the passage of public vessels of the United States. * * * * * I 86. In § 117.1023 revise paragraph (b) to read as follows: § 117.1023 Pamunkey River. * * * * * (b) Public vessels of the United States must pass at anytime. § 117.1039 I [Removed] 87. Remove § 117.1039. Appendix A to Part 117 [Removed] I 88. Remove Appendix A To Part 117. Dated: November 13, 2006. C.E. Bone, Rear Admiral, U.S. Coast Guard, Assistant Commandant for Prevention. [FR Doc. 06–9517 Filed 12–1–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–15–U ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY 40 CFR Part 52 [EPA–R07–OAR–2006–0925; FRL–8250–9] Approval and Promulgation of Implementation Plans; State of Missouri Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). AGENCY: E:\FR\FM\04DER1.SGM 04DER1 Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 232 / Monday, December 4, 2006 / Rules and Regulations mstockstill on PROD1PC61 with RULES ACTION: Direct final rule. SUMMARY: EPA is approving a State Implementation Plan (SIP) revision submitted by the State of Missouri. This revision pertains to Grossman Iron and Steel Company’s Source Registration Permit, number SR00.045A. This permit, issued by the City of St. Louis, will control particulate matter (PM10) emissions from Grossman Iron and Steel Company. This approval will make the permit Federally enforceable. DATES: This direct final rule will be effective February 2, 2007, without further notice, unless EPA receives adverse comment by January 3, 2007. If adverse comment is received, EPA will publish a timely withdrawal of the direct final rule in the Federal Register informing the public that the rule will not take effect. ADDRESSES: Submit your comments, identified by Docket ID No. EPA–R07– OAR–2006–0925, by one of the following methods: 1. http://www.regulations.gov. Follow the on-line instructions for submitting comments. 2. E-mail: algoe-eakin.amy@epa.gov. 3. Mail: Amy Algoe-Eakin, Environmental Protection Agency, Air Planning and Development Branch, 901 North 5th Street, Kansas City, Kansas 66101. 4. Hand Delivery or Courier. Deliver your comments to Amy Algoe-Eakin, Environmental Protection Agency, Air Planning and Development Branch, 901 North 5th Street, Kansas City, Kansas 66101. Instructions: Direct your comments to Docket ID No. EPA–R07–OAR–2006– 0925. 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:// www.regulations.gov, 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 through http:// www.regulations.gov or e-mail information that you consider to be CBI or otherwise protected. The http:// www.regulations.gov Web site is an ‘‘anonymous access’’ system, 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 http:// www.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 VerDate Aug<31>2005 12:11 Dec 01, 2006 Jkt 211001 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 http://www.regulations.gov index. 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 http:// www.regulations.gov or in hard copy at the Environmental Protection Agency, Air Planning and Development Branch, 901 North 5th Street, Kansas City, Kansas 66101. The Regional Office’s official hours of business are Monday through Friday, 8 to 4:30, excluding Federal holidays. The interested persons wanting to examine these documents should make an appointment with the office at least 24 hours in advance. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Amy Algoe-Eakin at (913) 551–7942, or by e-mail at algoe-eakin.amy@epa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Throughout this document whenever ‘‘we,’’ ‘‘us,’’ or ‘‘our’’ is used, we mean EPA. This section provides additional information by addressing the following questions: What is a SIP? What is the Federal approval process for a SIP? What does Federal approval of a State regulation mean to me? What is being addressed in this document? Have the requirements for approval of a SIP revision been met? What action is EPA taking? What is a SIP? Section 110 of the Clean Air Act (CAA) requires States to develop air pollution regulations and control strategies to ensure that State air quality meets the national ambient air quality standards (NAAQS) established by EPA. These ambient standards are established under section 109 of the CAA, and they currently address six criteria pollutants. These pollutants are: Carbon monoxide, nitrogen dioxide, ozone, lead, particulate matter, and sulfur dioxide. PO 00000 Frm 00039 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 70313 Each State must submit these regulations and control strategies to us for approval and incorporation into the Federally-enforceable SIP. Each Federally-approved SIP protects air quality primarily by addressing air pollution at its point of origin. These SIPs can be extensive, containing State regulations or other enforceable documents and supporting information such as emission inventories, monitoring networks, and modeling demonstrations. What is the Federal approval process for a SIP? In order for State regulations to be incorporated into the Federallyenforceable SIP, States must formally adopt the regulations and control strategies consistent with State and Federal requirements. This process generally includes a public notice, public hearing, public comment period, and a formal adoption by a Stateauthorized rulemaking body. Once a State rule, regulation, or control strategy is adopted, the State submits it to us for inclusion into the SIP. We must provide public notice and seek additional public comment regarding the proposed Federal action on the State submission. If adverse comments are received, they must be addressed prior to any final Federal action by us. All State regulations and supporting information approved by EPA under section 110 of the CAA are incorporated into the Federally-approved SIP. Records of such SIP actions are maintained in the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) at title 40, part 52, entitled ‘‘Approval and Promulgation of Implementation Plans.’’ The actual State regulations which are approved are not reproduced in their entirety in the CFR outright but are ‘‘incorporated by reference,’’ which means that we have approved a given State regulation with a specific effective date. What does Federal approval of a State regulation mean to me? Enforcement of the State regulation before and after it is incorporated into the Federally-approved SIP is primarily a State responsibility. However, after the regulation is Federally approved, we are authorized to take enforcement action against violators. Citizens are also offered legal recourse to address violations as described in section 304 of the CAA. What is being addressed in this document? On October 5, 2006, Missouri requested that EPA approve Grossman E:\FR\FM\04DER1.SGM 04DER1 mstockstill on PROD1PC61 with RULES 70314 Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 232 / Monday, December 4, 2006 / Rules and Regulations Iron and Steel Company’s source registration permit for inclusion into the Missouri SIP. The Grossman Iron and Steel Company (Grossman) revised source registration permit addresses fugitive particulate matter emissions control by incorporating limitations and conditions, operating procedures, and recordkeeping requirements. These emissions controls were also contained in the facility’s September 2004 compliance plan. In 2001, the City of St. Louis, in cooperation with and approval from the Missouri Department of Natural Resources’ (MDNR’s) Air Pollution Control Program and EPA Region 7, sited a PM10 monitor at 3 N. Market Street. Shortly after the placement of this monitor, exceedances of the 24hour PM10 National Ambient Air Quality Standard (NAAQS) were recorded. Because of the number of exceedances at the PM10 monitor at 3 N. Market Street, MDNR’s Air Pollution Control Program and the City of St. Louis staff worked with Grossman to develop a compliance plan in which Grossman committed to and accomplished the following actions: (1) Initiated communications with scrap suppliers to minimize the amount of nonmetallic waste in scrap; (2) committed to reduce the size of scrap piles; (3) committed to applying polymer modified asphalt to the gravel lot south of N. Market Street; (4) repaired hardscape surfaces; (5) installed additional hardscape surfaces; and (6) installed a new shredder to process scrap which will also minimize the amount of scrap on site. In addition to the implementation of the compliance plan, the City of St. Louis revised Grossman’s source registration permit to include operational limits, operating procedures, and recordkeeping requirements. The revisions to the source registration permit provide for the operating procedures and recordkeeping requirements to be permanent and enforceable. Together, the implementation of the compliance plan (which has been completed by Grossman) and the on-going operating restrictions and implementation of the operating procedures outlined in the source registration permit serves as the PM10 emissions reduction plan. In order to demonstrate the effectiveness of Grossman’s operating procedures on air quality, MDNR’s Air Pollution Control Program developed emission inventory analysis based on Grossman’s 2004 production levels. The emission inventory demonstrates an overall reduction in PM10 emissions from 17.55 tons per year to 4.46 tons per VerDate Aug<31>2005 12:11 Dec 01, 2006 Jkt 211001 year (approximately a 75 percent reduction in PM10 emissions). Have the requirements for approval of a SIP revision been met? The State submittal has met the public notice requirements for SIP submissions in accordance with 40 CFR 51.102. The submittal also satisfied the completeness criteria of 40 CFR part 51, appendix V. In addition, as explained above and in more detail in the technical support document which is part of this docket, the revision meets the substantive SIP requirements of the CAA, including section 110 and implementing regulations. What action is EPA taking? We are approving Missouri’s request to revise the SIP to include the Grossman Iron and Steel Source Registration Permit, number SR00.045A. We are processing this action as a direct final action because the revisions make routine changes to the existing rules which are noncontroversial. Therefore, we do not anticipate any adverse comments. 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. 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 PO 00000 Frm 00040 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 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 approves a State rule implementing a Federal standard, and does not alter the relationship or the distribution of power and responsibilities established in the CAA. 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 SIP submissions, EPA’s role is to approve State choices, provided that they meet the criteria of the CAA. 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 CAA. 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). E:\FR\FM\04DER1.SGM 04DER1 70315 Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 232 / Monday, December 4, 2006 / Rules and Regulations List of Subjects in 40 CFR Part 52 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 February 2, 2007. 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).) PART 52—[AMENDED] Environmental protection, Air pollution control, Carbon monoxide, Incorporation by reference, Intergovernmental relations, Lead, Nitrogen dioxide, Ozone, Particulate matter, Reporting and recordkeeping requirements, Sulfur oxides, Volatile organic compounds. 1. The authority citation for Part 52 continues to read as follows: I Authority: 42 U.S.C. 7401 et seq. Subpart AA—Missouri 2. In § 52.1320(d) the table is amended by adding entry (23) at the end of the table for Grossman Iron and Steel Company, to read as follows: I Dated: November 24, 2006. John B. Askew, Regional Administrator, Region 7. § 52.1320 Chapter I, Title 40 of the Code of Federal Regulations is amended as follows: I * Identification of plan. * * (d) * * * * * EPA-APPROVED MISSOURI SOURCE-SPECIFIC PERMITS AND ORDERS Name of source Order/Permit No. * * (23) Grossman Iron and Steel Company ..... * * Permit No. SR00.045A ................................. * * * * * BILLING CODE 6560–50–P ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY 40 CFR Part 52 [EPA–R07–OAR–2006–0883; FRL–8251–2] Approval and Promulgation of Implementation Plans; State of Missouri Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Direct final rule. mstockstill on PROD1PC61 with RULES AGENCY: SUMMARY: EPA is approving a State Implementation Plan (SIP) revision submitted by the state of Missouri for the inclusion of revisions to the Construction Permit Exemptions rule. The Construction Permit Exemptions rule lists specific construction or modification projects that are not required to obtain permits under the Construction Permits Required rule. Revisions to this rule include updating the insignificance levels, adding a new exemption for manufacturing operations (which produce insignificant emissions), clarifying the grain handling facilities exemption, and restructuring of the record keeping portion of the rule. Missouri developed the revisions to this rule under two separate state rulemaking processes. VerDate Aug<31>2005 12:11 Dec 01, 2006 Jkt 211001 EPA approval date * * December 4, 2006 [insert FR page number where the document begins] This direct final rule will be effective February 2, 2007, without further notice, unless EPA receives adverse comment by January 3, 2007. If adverse comment is received, EPA will publish a timely withdrawal of the direct final rule in the Federal Register informing the public that the rule will not take effect. ADDRESSES: Submit your comments, identified by Docket ID No. EPA-R07OAR–2006–0883, by one of the following methods: 1. http://www.regulations.gov. Follow the on-line instructions for submitting comments. 2. E-mail: algoe-eakin.amy@epa.gov. 3. Mail: Amy Algoe-Eakin, Environmental Protection Agency, Air Planning and Development Branch, 901 North 5th Street, Kansas City, Kansas 66101. 4. Hand Delivery or Courier: Deliver your comments to Amy Algoe-Eakin, Environmental Protection Agency, Air Planning and Development Branch, 901 North 5th Street, Kansas City, Kansas 66101. Instructions: Direct your comments to Docket ID No. EPA–R07–OAR–2006– 0883. 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:// www.regulations.gov, including any personal information provided, unless the comment includes information claimed to be Confidential Business DATES: [FR Doc. E6–20433 Filed 12–1–06; 8:45 am] State effective date PO 00000 Frm 00041 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 7/19/06 Explanation * Information (CBI) or other information whose disclosure is restricted by statute. Do not submit through http:// www.regulations.gov or e-mail information that you consider to be CBI or otherwise protected. The http:// www.regulations.gov Web site is an ‘‘anonymous access’’ system, 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 http:// www.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 http://www.regulations.gov index. Although listed in the index, some information is not publicly available, i.e., CBI or other information whose disclosure is restricted by statute. E:\FR\FM\04DER1.SGM 04DER1

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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

40 CFR Part 52

[EPA-R07-OAR-2006-0925; FRL-8250-9]


Approval and Promulgation of Implementation Plans; State of 
Missouri

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

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ACTION: Direct final rule.

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SUMMARY: EPA is approving a State Implementation Plan (SIP) revision 
submitted by the State of Missouri. This revision pertains to Grossman 
Iron and Steel Company's Source Registration Permit, number SR00.045A. 
This permit, issued by the City of St. Louis, will control particulate 
matter (PM10) emissions from Grossman Iron and Steel 
Company. This approval will make the permit Federally enforceable.

DATES: This direct final rule will be effective February 2, 2007, 
without further notice, unless EPA receives adverse comment by January 
3, 2007. If adverse comment is received, EPA will publish a timely 
withdrawal of the direct final rule in the Federal Register informing 
the public that the rule will not take effect.

ADDRESSES: Submit your comments, identified by Docket ID No. EPA-R07-
OAR-2006-0925, by one of the following methods:
    1. http://www.regulations.gov. Follow the on-line instructions for 
submitting comments.
    2. E-mail: algoe-eakin.amy@epa.gov.
    3. Mail: Amy Algoe-Eakin, Environmental Protection Agency, Air 
Planning and Development Branch, 901 North 5th Street, Kansas City, 
Kansas 66101.
    4. Hand Delivery or Courier. Deliver your comments to Amy Algoe-
Eakin, Environmental Protection Agency, Air Planning and Development 
Branch, 901 North 5th Street, Kansas City, Kansas 66101.
    Instructions: Direct your comments to Docket ID No. EPA-R07-OAR-
2006-0925. 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://www.regulations.gov, 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 through http://
www.regulations.gov or e-mail information that you consider to be CBI 
or otherwise protected. The http://www.regulations.gov Web site is an 
``anonymous access'' system, 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 http://www.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 
http://www.regulations.gov index. 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 http://
www.regulations.gov or in hard copy at the Environmental Protection 
Agency, Air Planning and Development Branch, 901 North 5th Street, 
Kansas City, Kansas 66101. The Regional Office's official hours of 
business are Monday through Friday, 8 to 4:30, excluding Federal 
holidays. The interested persons wanting to examine these documents 
should make an appointment with the office at least 24 hours in 
advance.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Amy Algoe-Eakin at (913) 551-7942, or 
by e-mail at algoe-eakin.amy@epa.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Throughout this document whenever ``we,'' 
``us,'' or ``our'' is used, we mean EPA. This section provides 
additional information by addressing the following questions:

What is a SIP?
What is the Federal approval process for a SIP?
What does Federal approval of a State regulation mean to me?
What is being addressed in this document?
Have the requirements for approval of a SIP revision been met?
What action is EPA taking?

What is a SIP?

    Section 110 of the Clean Air Act (CAA) requires States to develop 
air pollution regulations and control strategies to ensure that State 
air quality meets the national ambient air quality standards (NAAQS) 
established by EPA. These ambient standards are established under 
section 109 of the CAA, and they currently address six criteria 
pollutants. These pollutants are: Carbon monoxide, nitrogen dioxide, 
ozone, lead, particulate matter, and sulfur dioxide.
    Each State must submit these regulations and control strategies to 
us for approval and incorporation into the Federally-enforceable SIP.
    Each Federally-approved SIP protects air quality primarily by 
addressing air pollution at its point of origin. These SIPs can be 
extensive, containing State regulations or other enforceable documents 
and supporting information such as emission inventories, monitoring 
networks, and modeling demonstrations.

What is the Federal approval process for a SIP?

    In order for State regulations to be incorporated into the 
Federally-enforceable SIP, States must formally adopt the regulations 
and control strategies consistent with State and Federal requirements. 
This process generally includes a public notice, public hearing, public 
comment period, and a formal adoption by a State-authorized rulemaking 
body.
    Once a State rule, regulation, or control strategy is adopted, the 
State submits it to us for inclusion into the SIP. We must provide 
public notice and seek additional public comment regarding the proposed 
Federal action on the State submission. If adverse comments are 
received, they must be addressed prior to any final Federal action by 
us.
    All State regulations and supporting information approved by EPA 
under section 110 of the CAA are incorporated into the Federally-
approved SIP. Records of such SIP actions are maintained in the Code of 
Federal Regulations (CFR) at title 40, part 52, entitled ``Approval and 
Promulgation of Implementation Plans.'' The actual State regulations 
which are approved are not reproduced in their entirety in the CFR 
outright but are ``incorporated by reference,'' which means that we 
have approved a given State regulation with a specific effective date.

What does Federal approval of a State regulation mean to me?

    Enforcement of the State regulation before and after it is 
incorporated into the Federally-approved SIP is primarily a State 
responsibility. However, after the regulation is Federally approved, we 
are authorized to take enforcement action against violators. Citizens 
are also offered legal recourse to address violations as described in 
section 304 of the CAA.

What is being addressed in this document?

    On October 5, 2006, Missouri requested that EPA approve Grossman

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Iron and Steel Company's source registration permit for inclusion into 
the Missouri SIP. The Grossman Iron and Steel Company (Grossman) 
revised source registration permit addresses fugitive particulate 
matter emissions control by incorporating limitations and conditions, 
operating procedures, and recordkeeping requirements. These emissions 
controls were also contained in the facility's September 2004 
compliance plan.
    In 2001, the City of St. Louis, in cooperation with and approval 
from the Missouri Department of Natural Resources' (MDNR's) Air 
Pollution Control Program and EPA Region 7, sited a PM10 
monitor at 3 N. Market Street. Shortly after the placement of this 
monitor, exceedances of the 24-hour PM10 National Ambient 
Air Quality Standard (NAAQS) were recorded. Because of the number of 
exceedances at the PM10 monitor at 3 N. Market Street, 
MDNR's Air Pollution Control Program and the City of St. Louis staff 
worked with Grossman to develop a compliance plan in which Grossman 
committed to and accomplished the following actions: (1) Initiated 
communications with scrap suppliers to minimize the amount of 
nonmetallic waste in scrap; (2) committed to reduce the size of scrap 
piles; (3) committed to applying polymer modified asphalt to the gravel 
lot south of N. Market Street; (4) repaired hardscape surfaces; (5) 
installed additional hardscape surfaces; and (6) installed a new 
shredder to process scrap which will also minimize the amount of scrap 
on site. In addition to the implementation of the compliance plan, the 
City of St. Louis revised Grossman's source registration permit to 
include operational limits, operating procedures, and recordkeeping 
requirements. The revisions to the source registration permit provide 
for the operating procedures and recordkeeping requirements to be 
permanent and enforceable. Together, the implementation of the 
compliance plan (which has been completed by Grossman) and the on-going 
operating restrictions and implementation of the operating procedures 
outlined in the source registration permit serves as the 
PM10 emissions reduction plan.
    In order to demonstrate the effectiveness of Grossman's operating 
procedures on air quality, MDNR's Air Pollution Control Program 
developed emission inventory analysis based on Grossman's 2004 
production levels. The emission inventory demonstrates an overall 
reduction in PM10 emissions from 17.55 tons per year to 4.46 
tons per year (approximately a 75 percent reduction in PM10 
emissions).

Have the requirements for approval of a SIP revision been met?

    The State submittal has met the public notice requirements for SIP 
submissions in accordance with 40 CFR 51.102. The submittal also 
satisfied the completeness criteria of 40 CFR part 51, appendix V. In 
addition, as explained above and in more detail in the technical 
support document which is part of this docket, the revision meets the 
substantive SIP requirements of the CAA, including section 110 and 
implementing regulations.

What action is EPA taking?

    We are approving Missouri's request to revise the SIP to include 
the Grossman Iron and Steel Source Registration Permit, number 
SR00.045A.
    We are processing this action as a direct final action because the 
revisions make routine changes to the existing rules which are 
noncontroversial. Therefore, we do not anticipate any adverse comments. 
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.

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). This action 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 CAA. 
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 SIP submissions, EPA's role is to approve State 
choices, provided that they meet the criteria of the CAA. 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 CAA. 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).

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    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 February 2, 2007. 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 52

    Environmental protection, Air pollution control, Carbon monoxide, 
Incorporation by reference, Intergovernmental relations, Lead, Nitrogen 
dioxide, Ozone, Particulate matter, Reporting and recordkeeping 
requirements, Sulfur oxides, Volatile organic compounds.

    Dated: November 24, 2006.
John B. Askew,
Regional Administrator, Region 7.

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

PART 52--[AMENDED]

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

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

Subpart AA--Missouri

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2. In Sec.  52.1320(d) the table is amended by adding entry (23) at the 
end of the table for Grossman Iron and Steel Company, to read as 
follows:


Sec.  52.1320  Identification of plan.

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    (d) * * *

                            EPA-Approved Missouri Source-Specific Permits and Orders
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                                                         State
         Name of source          Order/Permit  No.  effective date      EPA approval date         Explanation
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(23) Grossman Iron and Steel     Permit No.                7/19/06  December 4, 2006
 Company.                         SR00.045A.                        [insert FR page number
                                                                     where the document
                                                                     begins]
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