Outer Continental Shelf Air Regulations Consistency Update for California, 47114-47119 [E8-18735]

Download as PDF hsrobinson on PROD1PC76 with PROPOSALS 47114 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 157 / Wednesday, August 13, 2008 / Proposed Rules than Friday, September 12, 2008 at 5:00 p.m. ADDRESSES: If hand delivered by a private party, an original and five copies of a comment or reply comment should be brought to the Library of Congress, U.S. Copyright Office, Room LM–401, James Madison Building, 101 Independence Ave., SE, Washington, DC 20559, between 8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. The envelope should be addressed as follows: Office of the General Counsel, U.S. Copyright Office. 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Telephone: (202) 707–8380. Telefax: (202) 707– 8366. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On July 16, 2008, the Copyright Office published a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (‘‘NPRM’’) seeking comment on proposed amendments to its regulations to clarify the scope and application of the Section 115 compulsory license to make and distribute phonorecords of a musical work by means of digital phonorecord deliveries. 73 FR 40802. The Notice stated that written comments must be received in the Office of the General Counsel of the Copyright Office no later than August 15, 2008 and reply comments must be received in the Office of the General Counsel of the Copyright Office no later than September 2, 2008. The Copyright Office has received requests from various parties who wish to submit comments and who seek an extension of time to file those comments in this proceeding. Each of the requests referred, among other things, to the recent decision of the United States VerDate Aug<31>2005 15:58 Aug 12, 2008 Jkt 214001 Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit in The Cartoon Network LP v. CSC Holdings, Inc., 07–1480–CV (2d. Cir. Aug. 4, 2008), in which the Court of Appeals reversed a district court ruling cited by the Office in the Notice of Proposed Rulemaking. The Office agrees that the ruling in the Cartoon Network case may be pertinent to the issues raised in this rulemaking and that interested parties should be given sufficient time in which to consider and comment upon the implications of that ruling. Therefore, the Office has decided to extend the deadlines for submission of comments. Comments must be received in the Office of the General Counsel of the Copyright Office no later than Thursday, August 28, 2008 at 5:00 p.m. Reply Comments must be received no later than Monday, September 15, 2008 at 5:00 p.m. The purpose of reply comments is to respond to what is said in the initial round of comments. The Office will post the initial comments on its website, www.copyright.gov, shortly after the August 28 deadline. The Office has also determined that it would be helpful to conduct a hearing on the proposed rulemaking. The hearing will take place on Friday, September 19, 2008 in the Copyright Hearing Room at the Library of Congress, Room LM–408, 4th Floor, James Madison Building, 101 Independence Avenue, SE, Washington, DC. Persons wishing to testify at the hearing must submit a Request to Testify, which must be received in the Office of the General Counsel of the Copyright Office no later than Friday, September 12, 2008 at 5:00 p.m. If any person wishing to testify has not submitted a written comment, the Request to Testify must be accompanied by a statement summarizing that person’s testimony. The capacity of the room in which the hearing will be held is limited. Persons other than persons testifying will be admitted on a first–come, first–served basis. Dated: August 8, 2008. David O. Carson, Associate Register for Policy & International Affairs [FR Doc. E8–18799 Filed 8–12–04; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 1410–30–S PO 00000 Frm 00014 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY 40 CFR Part 55 [OAR–2004–0091; FRL–8703–7] Outer Continental Shelf Air Regulations Consistency Update for California Environmental Protection Agency (‘‘EPA’’). ACTION: Proposed rule—Consistency Update. AGENCY: SUMMARY: EPA is proposing to update a portion of the Outer Continental Shelf (‘‘OCS’’) Air Regulations. Requirements applying to OCS sources located within 25 miles of States’ seaward boundaries must be updated periodically to remain consistent with the requirements of the corresponding onshore area (‘‘COA’’), as mandated by section 328(a)(1) of the Clean Air Act, as amended in 1990 (‘‘the Act’’). The portion of the OCS air regulations that is being updated pertains to the requirements for OCS sources by the Santa Barbara County Air Pollution Control District (Santa Barbara County APCD). The intended effect of approving the OCS requirements for the Santa Barbara County APCD is to regulate emissions from OCS sources in accordance with the requirements onshore. The change to the existing requirements discussed below is proposed to be incorporated by reference into the Code of Federal Regulations and is listed in the appendix to the OCS air regulations. DATES: Any comments must arrive by September 12, 2008. ADDRESSES: Submit comments, identified by docket number OAR– 2004–0091, by one of the following methods: 1. Federal eRulemaking Portal: www.regulations.gov. Follow the on-line instructions. 2. E-mail: steckel.andrew@epa.gov. 3. Mail or deliver: Andrew Steckel (Air-4), U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Region IX, 75 Hawthorne Street, San Francisco, CA 94105–3901. Instructions: All comments will be included in the public docket without change and may be made available online at www.regulations.gov, including any personal information provided, unless the comment includes Confidential Business Information (CBI) or other information whose disclosure is restricted by statute. Information that you consider CBI or otherwise protected should be clearly identified as such and should not be submitted through www.regulations.gov or e-mail. E:\FR\FM\13AUP1.SGM 13AUP1 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 157 / Wednesday, August 13, 2008 / Proposed Rules www.regulations.gov is an ‘‘anonymous access’’ system, and EPA will not know your identity or contact information unless you provide it in the body of your comment. If you send e-mail directly to EPA, your e-mail address will be automatically captured and included as part of the public comment. If EPA cannot read your comment due to technical difficulties and cannot contact you for clarification, EPA may not be able to consider your comment. Electronic files should avoid the use of special characters, any form of encryption, and be free of any defects or viruses. Docket: The index to the docket for this action is available electronically at www.regulations.gov and in hard copy at EPA Region IX, 75 Hawthorne Street, San Francisco, California. While all documents in the docket are listed in the index, some information may be publicly available only at the hard copy location (e.g., copyrighted material), and some may not be publicly available in either location (e.g., CBI). To inspect the hard copy materials, please schedule an appointment during normal business hours with the contact listed in the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Cynthia G. Allen, Air Division (Air-4), U.S. EPA Region 9, 75 Hawthorne Street, San Francisco, CA 94105, (415) 947–4120, allen.cynthia@epa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Table of Contents I. Background Information Why is EPA taking this action? II. EPA’s Evaluation A. What criteria were used to evaluate rules submitted to update 40 CFR part 55? B. What requirements were submitted to update 40 CFR part 55? III. Administrative Requirements A. Executive Order 12866: Regulatory Planning and Review B. Paperwork Reduction Act C. Regulatory Flexibility Act D. Unfunded Mandates Reform Act E. Executive Order 13132: Federalism F. Executive Order 13175: Coordination With Indian Tribal Government G. Executive Order 13045: Protection of Children From Environmental Health Risks and Safety Risks H. Executive Order 13211: Actions That Significantly Affect Energy Supply, Distribution, or Use I. National Technology Transfer and Advancement Act J. Executive Order 12898: Federal Actions To Address Environmental Justice in Minority Populations and Low-Income Populations I. Background Information Why is EPA taking this action? On September 4, 1992, EPA promulgated 40 CFR part 55,1 which established requirements to control air pollution from OCS sources in order to attain and maintain federal and state ambient air quality standards and to comply with the provisions of part C of title I of the Act. Part 55 applies to all OCS sources offshore of the States except those located in the Gulf of Mexico west of 87.5 degrees longitude. Section 328 of the Act requires that for such sources located within 25 miles of a State’s seaward boundary, the requirements shall be the same as would be applicable if the sources were located in the COA. Because the OCS requirements are based on onshore requirements, and onshore requirements may change, section 328(a)(1) requires that EPA update the OCS requirements as necessary to maintain consistency with onshore requirements. Pursuant to § 55.12 of the OCS rule, consistency reviews will occur (1) at least annually; (2) upon receipt of a Notice of Intent under § 55.4; or (3) when a state or local agency submits a rule to EPA to be considered for incorporation by reference in part 55. This proposed action is being taken in response to the submittal of requirements submitted by the Santa Barbara County APCD. Public comments received in writing within 30 days of publication of this document will be considered by EPA before publishing a final rule. Section 328(a) of the Act requires that EPA establish requirements to control air pollution from OCS sources located within 25 miles of States’ seaward boundaries that are the same as onshore requirements. To comply with this statutory mandate, EPA must incorporate applicable onshore rules into part 55 as they exist onshore. This limits EPA’s flexibility in deciding which requirements will be incorporated into part 55 and prevents EPA from making substantive changes to the requirements it incorporates. As a result, EPA may be incorporating rules into part 55 that do not conform to all of EPA’s state implementation plan (SIP) guidance or certain requirements of the Act. Consistency updates may result in the inclusion of state or local rules or regulations into part 55, even though the same rules may ultimately be disapproved for inclusion as part of the SIP. Inclusion in the OCS rule does not imply that a rule meets the requirements of the Act for SIP approval, nor does it imply that the rule will be approved by EPA for inclusion in the SIP. II. EPA’s Evaluation A. What criteria were used to evaluate rules submitted to update 40 CFR part 55? In updating 40 CFR part 55, EPA reviewed the rules submitted for inclusion in part 55 to ensure that they are rationally related to the attainment or maintenance of federal or state ambient air quality standards or part C of title I of the Act, that they are not designed expressly to prevent exploration and development of the OCS and that they are applicable to OCS sources. 40 CFR 55.1. EPA has also evaluated the rules to ensure they are not arbitrary or capricious. 40 CFR 55.12 (e). In addition, EPA has excluded administrative or procedural rules,2 and requirements that regulate toxics which are not related to the attainment and maintenance of federal and state ambient air quality standards. B. What requirements were submitted to update 40 CFR part 55? 1. After review of the requirements submitted by the Santa Barbara County APCD against the criteria set forth above and in 40 CFR part 55, EPA is proposing to make the following District requirements applicable to OCS sources: Adoption or amended date hsrobinson on PROD1PC76 with PROPOSALS Rule No. Name 102 .................... 201 .................... 202 .................... Definitions ............................................................................................................................................................. Permits Required .................................................................................................................................................. Exemptions To Rule 201 ...................................................................................................................................... 1 The reader may refer to the Notice of Proposed Rulemaking, December 5, 1991 (56 FR 63774), and the preamble to the final rule promulgated September 4, 1992 (57 FR 40792) for further VerDate Aug<31>2005 15:58 Aug 12, 2008 Jkt 214001 background and information on the OCS regulations. 2 Each COA which has been delegated the authority to implement and enforce part 55, will use its administrative and procedural rules as PO 00000 Frm 00015 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 47115 06/19/08 06/19/08 06/19/08 onshore. However, in those instances where EPA has not delegated authority to implement and enforce part 55, EPA will use its own administrative and procedural requirements to implement the substantive requirements. 40 CFR 55.14 (c)(4). E:\FR\FM\13AUP1.SGM 13AUP1 47116 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 157 / Wednesday, August 13, 2008 / Proposed Rules Adoption or amended date Rule No. Name 333 .................... 361 .................... Control of Emissions From Reciprocating Internal Combustion Engines ............................................................ Small Boilers, Steam Generators, and Process Heaters ..................................................................................... III. Administrative Requirements hsrobinson on PROD1PC76 with PROPOSALS A. Executive Order 12866: Regulatory Planning and Review Under Executive Order 12866 (58 FR 51735 (October 4, 1993)), the Agency must determine whether the regulatory action is ‘‘significant’’ and therefore subject to Office of Management and Budget (‘‘OMB’’) review and the requirements of the Executive Order. The Order defines ‘‘significant regulatory action’’ as one that is likely to result in a rule that may: (1) Have an annual effect on the economy of $100 million or more or adversely affect in a material way the economy, a sector of the economy, productivity, competition, jobs, the environment, public health or safety, or State, local, or tribal governments or communities; (2) Create a serious inconsistency or otherwise interfere with an action taken or planned by another agency; (3) Materially alter the budgetary impact of entitlements, grants, user fees, or loan programs or the rights and obligations of recipients thereof; or (4) Raise novel legal or policy issues arising out of legal mandates, the President’s priorities, or the principles set forth in the Executive Order. This action is not a ‘‘significant regulatory action’’ under the terms of Executive Order 12866 and is therefore not subject to OMB Review. These rules implement requirements specifically and explicitly set forth by the Congress in section 328 of the Clean Air Act, without the exercise of any policy discretion by EPA. These OCS rules already apply in the COA, and EPA has no evidence to suggest that these OCS rules have created an adverse material effect. As required by section 328 of the Clean Air Act, this action simply updates the existing OCS requirements to make them consistent with rules in the COA. B. Paperwork Reduction Act The OMB has approved the information collection requirements contained in 40 CFR part 55, and by extension this update to the rules, under the provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act, 44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq. and has assigned OMB control number 2060–0249. Notice of OMB’s approval of EPA Information Collection Request (‘‘ICR’’) No. 1601.06 was published in VerDate Aug<31>2005 15:58 Aug 12, 2008 Jkt 214001 the Federal Register on March 1, 2006 (71 FR 10499–10500). The approval expires January 31, 2009. As EPA previously indicated (70 FR 65897– 65898 (November 1, 2005)), the annual public reporting and recordkeeping burden for collection of information under 40 CFR part 55 is estimated to average 549 hours per response. Burden means the total time, effort, or financial resources expended by persons to generate, maintain, retain, or disclose or provide information to or for a Federal agency. This includes the time needed to review instructions; develop, acquire, install, and utilize technology and systems for the purposes of collecting, validating, and verifying information, processing and maintaining information, and disclosing and providing information; adjust the existing ways to comply with any previously applicable instructions and requirements; train personnel to be able to respond to a collection of information; search data sources; complete and review the collection of information; and transmit or otherwise disclose the information. An agency may not conduct or sponsor, and a person is not required to respond to, a collection of information unless it displays a currently valid OMB control number. The OMB control numbers for EPA’s regulations in 40 CFR are listed in 40 CFR part 9 and are identified on the form and/or instrument, if applicable. In addition, EPA is amending the table in 40 CFR part 9 of currently approved OMB control numbers for various regulations to list the regulatory citations for the information requirements contained in this final rule. C. Regulatory Flexibility Act The Regulatory Flexibility Act (RFA) generally requires an agency to conduct a regulatory flexibility analysis of any rule subject to notice and comment rulemaking requirements unless the agency certifies that the rule will not have a significant economic impact on a substantial number of small entities. Small entities include small businesses, small not-for-profit enterprises, and small governmental jurisdictions. These rules will not have a significant economic impact on a substantial number of small entities. These rules implement requirements specifically and explicitly set forth by the Congress PO 00000 Frm 00016 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 06/19/08 01/17/08 in section 328 of the Clean Air Act, without the exercise of any policy discretion by EPA. These OCS rules already apply in the COA, and EPA has no evidence to suggest that these OCS rules have had a significant economic impact on a substantial number of small entities. As required by section 328 of the Clean Air Act, this action simply updates the existing OCS requirements to make them consistent with rules in the COA. Therefore, I certify that this action will not have a significant economic impact on a substantial number of small entities. D. Unfunded Mandates Reform Act Title II of the Unfunded Mandates Reform Act of 1995 (‘‘UMRA’’), Public Law 104–4, establishes requirements for Federal agencies to assess the effects of their regulatory actions on State, local, and tribal governments and the private sector. Under section 202 of the UMRA, EPA generally must prepare written statement, including a cost-benefit analysis, for proposed and final rules with ‘‘Federal mandates’’ that may result in expenditures to State, local, and tribal governments, in the aggregate, or to the private sector, of $100 million of more in any one year. Before promulgating an EPA rule for which a written statement is needed, section 205 of the UMRA generally requires EPA to identify and consider a reasonable number of regulatory alternatives and adopt the least costly, most costeffective or least burdensome alternative that achieves the objectives of the rule. The provisions of section 205 do not apply when they are inconsistent with applicable law. Moreover, section 205 allows EPA to adopt an alternative other than the least costly, most cost-effective or least burdensome alternative if the Administrator publishes with the final rule an explanation why that alternative was not adopted. Before EPA establishes any regulatory requirements that may significantly or uniquely affect small governments, including tribal governments, it must have developed under section 203 of the UMRA a small government agency plan. The plan must provide for notifying potentially affected small governments, enabling officials of affected small governments to have meaningful and timely input in the development of EPA regulatory proposals with significant Federal intergovernmental mandates, E:\FR\FM\13AUP1.SGM 13AUP1 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 157 / Wednesday, August 13, 2008 / Proposed Rules hsrobinson on PROD1PC76 with PROPOSALS and informing, educating, and advising small governments on compliance with the regulatory requirements. Today’s proposed rules contain no Federal mandates (under the regulatory provisions of Title II of the UMRA) for State, local, or tribal governments or the private sector that may result in expenditures of $100 million or more for State, local, or tribal governments, in the aggregate, or to the private sector in any one year. These rules implement requirements specifically and explicitly set forth by the Congress in section 328 of the Clean Air Act without the exercise of any policy discretion by EPA. These OCS rules already apply in the COA, and EPA has no evidence to suggest that these OCS rules have created an adverse material effect. As required by section 328 of the Clean Air Act, this action simply updates the existing OCS requirements to make them consistent with rules in the COA. E. Executive Order 13132, Federalism Executive Orders 13132, entitled ‘‘Federalism’’ (64 FR 43255 (August 10, 1999)), requires EPA to develop an accountable process to ensure ‘‘meaningful and timely input by State and local officials in the development of regulatory policies that have federalism implications.’’ ‘‘Policies that have federalism implications’’ is defined in the Executive Order to include regulations that 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.’’ This proposed rule does not have federalism implications. It will 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. These rules implement requirements specifically and explicitly set forth by the Congress in section 328 of the Clean Air Act, without the exercise of any policy discretion by EPA. As required by section 328 of the Clean Air Act, this rule simply updates the existing OCS rules to make them consistent with current COA requirements. These rules do not amend the existing provisions within 40 CFR part 55 enabling delegation of OCS regulations to a COA, and this rule does not require the COA to implement the OCS rules. Thus, Executive Order 13132 does not apply to this rule. In the spirit of Executive Order 13132, and consistent with EPA policy to VerDate Aug<31>2005 15:58 Aug 12, 2008 Jkt 214001 promote communications between EPA and state and local governments, EPA specifically solicits comments on this proposed rule from State and local officials. F. Executive Order 13175, Coordination With Indian Tribal Governments Executive Order 13175, entitled ‘‘Consultation and Coordination with Indian Tribal Governments’’ (65 FR 67249, November 9, 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.’’ This rule does 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 and thus does not have ‘‘tribal implications,’’ within the meaning of Executive Order 13175. This rule implements requirements specifically and explicitly set forth by the Congress in section 328 of the Clean Air Act, without the exercise of any policy discretion by EPA. As required by section 328 of the Clean Air Act, this rule simply updates the existing OCS rules to make them consistent with current COA requirements. In addition, this rule does not impose substantial direct compliance costs tribal governments, nor preempt tribal law. Consultation with Indian tribes is therefore not required under Executive Order 13175. Nonetheless, in the spirit of Executive Order 13175 and consistent with EPA policy to promote communications between EPA and tribes, EPA specifically solicits comments on this proposed rule from tribal officials. G. Executive Order 13045, Protection of Children From Environmental Health Risks and Safety Risks Executive Order 13045: ‘‘Protection of Children from Environmental Health Risks and Safety Risks’’ (62 FR 19885 (April 23, 1997)), applies to any rule that: (1) Is determined to be ‘‘economically significant’’ as defined under Executive Order 12866, and (2) concerns an environmental health or safety risk that EPA has reason to believe may have a disproportionate effect on children. If the regulatory action meets both criteria, the Agency must evaluate the environmental health or safety effects of the planned rule on children, and explain why the planned regulation is preferable to other potentially effective and reasonably PO 00000 Frm 00017 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 47117 feasible alternatives considered by the Agency. This proposed rule is not subject to Executive Order 13045 because it is not economically significant as defined in Executive Order 12866. In addition, the Agency does not have reason to believe the environmental health or safety risks addressed by this action present a disproportional risk to children. H. Executive Order 13211, Actions That Significantly Affect Energy Supply, Distribution, or Use This proposed rule is not subject to Executive Order 13211, ‘‘Actions Concerning Regulations That Significantly Affect Energy Supply, Distribution, or Use’’ (66 FR 28355, May 22, 2001) because it is not a significant regulatory action under Executive Order 12866. I. National Technology Transfer and Advancement Act Section 12(d) of the National Technology Transfer and Advancement Act of 1995 (‘‘NTTAA’’), Public Law No. 104–113, 12(d) (15 U.S.C. 272 note) directs EPA to use voluntary consensus standards in its regulatory activities unless to do so would be inconsistent with applicable laws or otherwise impractical. Voluntary consensus standards are technical standards (e.g., materials specifications, test methods, sampling procedures, and business practices) that are developed or adopted by voluntary consensus standards bodies. The NTTAA directs EPA to provide Congress, through OMB, explanations when the Agency decided not to use available and applicable voluntary consensus standards. As discussed above, these rules implement requirements specifically and explicitly set forth by the Congress in section 328 of the Clean Air Act, without the exercise of any policy discretion by EPA. As required by section 328 of the Clean Air Act, this rule simply updates the existing OCS rules to make them consistent with current COA requirements. In the absence of a prior existing requirement for the state to use voluntary consensus standards and in light of the fact that EPA is required to make the OCS rules consistent with current COA requirements, it would be inconsistent with applicable law for EPA to use voluntary consensus standards in this action. Therefore, EPA is not considering the use of any voluntary consensus standards. EPA welcomes comments on this aspect of the proposed rulemaking and, specifically, invites the public to identify potentially-applicable voluntary E:\FR\FM\13AUP1.SGM 13AUP1 47118 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 157 / Wednesday, August 13, 2008 / Proposed Rules Dated: July 24, 2008. Kathleen H. Johnson, Acting Regional Administrator, Region IX. J. Executive Order 12898: Federal Actions To Address Environmental Justice in Minority Populations and Low-Income Populations Executive Order 12898 (59 FR 7629 (Feb. 16, 1994)) establishes federal executive policy on environmental justice. Its main provision directs federal agencies, to the greatest extent practicable and permitted by law, to make environmental justice part of their mission by identifying and addressing, as appropriate, disproportionately high and adverse human health or environmental effects of their programs, policies, and activities on minority populations and low-income populations in the United States. EPA lacks the discretionary authority to address environmental justice in this proposed action. This rule implements requirements specifically and explicitly set forth by the Congress in section 328 of the Clean Air Act, without the exercise of any policy discretion by EPA. As required by section 328 of the Clean Air Act, this rule simply updates the existing OCS rules to make them consistent with current COA requirements. Although EPA lacks authority to modify today’s regulatory decision on the basis of environmental justice considerations, EPA nevertheless explored this issue and found the following. This action, namely, updating the OCS rules to make them consistent with current COA requirements, will not have disproportionately high and adverse human health or environmental effects on minority or low-income populations because it increases the level of environmental protection for all affected populations without having any disproportionately high and adverse human health or environmental effects on any population, including any minority or low-income population. Environmental justice considerations may be appropriate to consider in the context of a specific OCS permit application. hsrobinson on PROD1PC76 with PROPOSALS consensus standards and to explain why such standards should be used in this regulation. Title 40 of the Code of Federal Regulations, part 55, is proposed to be amended as follows: List of Subjects in 40 CFR Part 55 Environmental protection, Administrative practice and procedure, Air pollution control, Hydrocarbons, Incorporation by reference, Intergovernmental relations, Nitrogen dioxide, Nitrogen oxides, Outer Continental Shelf, Ozone, Particulate matter, Permits, Reporting and recordkeeping requirements, Sulfur oxides. VerDate Aug<31>2005 15:58 Aug 12, 2008 Jkt 214001 PART 55—[AMENDED] 1. The authority citation for part 55 continues to read as follows: Authority: Section 328 of the Clean Air Act (42 U.S.C. 7401 et seq.) as amended by Public Law 101–549. 2. Section 55.14 is amended by revising paragraph (e)(3)(ii)(F) to read as follows: § 55.14 Requirements that apply to OCS sources located within 25 miles of States’ seaward boundaries, by state. * * * * * (e) * * * (3) * * * (ii) * * * (F) Santa Barbara County Air Pollution Control District Requirements Applicable to OCS Sources. * * * * * 3. Appendix A to CFR part 55 is amended by revising paragraph (b)(6) under the heading ‘‘California’’ to read as follows: Appendix A to Part 55—Listing of State and Local Requirements Incorporated by Reference Into Part 55, by State * * * * * * * * California * * (b) * * * (6) The following requirements are contained in Santa Barbara County Air Pollution Control District Requirements Applicable to OCS Sources: Rule 102 Definitions (Adopted 06/19/08) Rule 103 Severability (Adopted 10/23/78) Rule 106 Notice to Comply for Minor Violations (Repealed 01/01/2001) Rule 107 Emergencies (Adopted 04/19/01) Rule 201 Permits Required (Adopted 06/19/ 08) Rule 202 Exemptions to Rule 201 (Adopted 06/19/08) Rule 203 Transfer (Adopted 04/17/97) Rule 204 Applications (Adopted 04/17/97) Rule 205 Standards for Granting Permits (Adopted 04/17/97) Rule 206 Conditional Approval of Authority to Construct or Permit to Operate (Adopted 10/15/91) Rule 207 Denial of Application (Adopted 10/23/78) Rule 210 Fees (Adopted 03/17/05) Rule 212 Emission Statements (Adopted 10/ 20/92) Rule 219 Equipment Not Requiring a Written Permit Pursuant to Regulation II (Adopted 6/1/07 Rule 301 Circumvention (Adopted 10/23/ 78) PO 00000 Frm 00018 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4700 Rule 302 Visible Emissions (Adopted 10/ 23/78) Rule 304 Particulate Matter–Northern Zone (Adopted 10/23/78) Rule 305 Particulate Matter Concentration– Southern Zone (Adopted 10/23/78) Rule 306 Dust and Fumes–Northern Zone (Adopted 10/23/78) Rule 307 Particulate Matter Emission Weight Rate–Southern Zone (Adopted 10/23/78) Rule 308 Incinerator Burning (Adopted 10/ 23/78) Rule 309 Specific Contaminants (Adopted 10/23/78) Rule 310 Odorous Organic Sulfides (Adopted 10/23/78) Rule 311 Sulfur Content of Fuels (Adopted 10/23/78) Rule 312 Open Fires (Adopted 10/02/90) Rule 316 Storage and Transfer of Gasoline (Adopted 04/17/97) Rule 317 Organic Solvents (Adopted 10/23/ 78) Rule 318 Vacuum Producing Devices or Systems–Southern Zone (Adopted 10/ 23/78) Rule 321 Solvent Cleaning Operations (Adopted 09/18/97) Rule 322 Metal Surface Coating Thinner and Reducer (Adopted 10/23/78) Rule 323 Architectural Coatings (Adopted 11/15/01) Rule 324 Disposal and Evaporation of Solvents (Adopted 10/23/78) Rule 325 Crude Oil Production and Separation (Adopted 07/19/01) Rule 326 Storage of Reactive Organic Compound Liquids (Adopted 01/18/01) Rule 327 Organic Liquid Cargo Tank Vessel Loading (Adopted 12/16/85) Rule 328 Continuous Emission Monitoring (Adopted 10/23/78) Rule 330 Surface Coating of Metal Parts and Products (Adopted 01/20/00) Rule 331 Fugitive Emissions Inspection and Maintenance (Adopted 12/10/91) Rule 332 Petroleum Refinery Vacuum Producing Systems, Wastewater Separators and Process Turnarounds (Adopted 06/11/79) Rule 333 Control of Emissions from Reciprocating Internal Combustion Engines (Adopted 06/19/08) Rule 342 Control of Oxides of Nitrogen (NOX) from Boilers, Steam Generators and Process Heaters (Adopted 04/17/97) Rule 343 Petroleum Storage Tank Degassing (Adopted 12/14/93) Rule 344 Petroleum Sumps, Pits, and Well Cellars (Adopted 11/10/94) Rule 346 Loading of Organic Liquid Cargo Vessels (Adopted 01/18/01) Rule 352 Natural Gas-Fired Fan-Type Central Furnaces and Residential Water Heaters (Adopted 09/16/99) Rule 353 Adhesives and Sealants (Adopted 08/19/99) Rule 359 Flares and Thermal Oxidizers (Adopted 06/28/94) Rule 360 Emissions of Oxides of Nitrogen from Large Water Heaters and Small Boilers (Adopted 10/17/02) Rule 361 Small Boilers, Steam Generators, and Process Heaters (Adopted 01/17/08) Rule 370 Potential to Emit—Limitations for Part 70 Sources (Adopted 06/15/95) E:\FR\FM\13AUP1.SGM 13AUP1 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 157 / Wednesday, August 13, 2008 / Proposed Rules Rule 505 Breakdown Conditions Sections A.,B.1,. and D. only (Adopted 10/23/78) Rule 603 Emergency Episode Plans (Adopted 06/15/81) Rule 702 General Conformity (Adopted 10/ 20/94) Rule 801 New Source Review (Adopted 04/ 17/97) Rule 802 Nonattainment Review (Adopted 04/17/97) Rule 803 Prevention of Significant Deterioration (Adopted 04/17/97) Rule 804 Emission Offsets (Adopted 04/17/ 97) Rule 805 Air Quality Impact Analysis and Modeling (Adopted 04/17/97) Rule 808 New Source Review for Major Sources of Hazardous Air Pollutants (Adopted 05/20/99) Rule 1301 Part 70 Operating Permits— General Information (Adopted 06/19/03) Rule 1302 Part 70 Operating Permits— Permit Application (Adopted 11/09/93) Rule 1303 Part 70 Operating Permits— Permits (Adopted 11/09/93) Rule 1304 Part 70 Operating Permits— Issuance, Renewal, Modification and Reopening (Adopted 11/09/93) Rule 1305 Part 70 Operating Permits— Enforcement (Adopted 11/09/93) * * * * * [FR Doc. E8–18735 Filed 8–12–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–P ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY 40 CFR Part 60 [EPA–HQ–OAR–2008–0260; FRL–8703–2] RIN 2060–AO42 Standards of Performance for Portland Cement Plants Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Proposed rule; extension of public comment period. AGENCY: EPA is extending the public comment period on the proposed amendments to the current Standards of Performance for Portland Cement Plants. EPA originally requested comments on the proposed rule by August 15, 2008. EPA is extending the deadline to September 30, 2008, and is now requesting written comments by that date. EPA received a request for this extension to the comment period from the Portland Cement Association. The reason given for the request for the extension was the need for additional time to gather data and review the proposed amendments. Given the fact that the proposed amendments are regulating two pollutants that are not regulated by the current NSPS, and the need by the Portland Cement Association to obtain additional hsrobinson on PROD1PC76 with PROPOSALS SUMMARY: VerDate Aug<31>2005 15:58 Aug 12, 2008 Jkt 214001 information from control equipment vendors, EPA finds this request to be reasonable. Comments. The comment period for the proposed rule published June 16, 2008 (73 FR 34072), is extended. Comments must be received on or before September 30, 2008. ADDRESSES: Submit your comments, identified by Docket ID No. EPA–HQ– OAR–2007–0877, by one of the following methods: • https://www.regulations.gov: Follow the on-line instructions for submitting comments. • E-mail: a-and-r-docket@epa.gov. • Fax: (202) 566–9744. • Mail: U.S. Postal Service, send comments to: EPA Docket Center (6102T), Standards of Performance (NSPS) for Portland Cement Plants Docket, Docket ID No. EPA–HQ–OAR– 2007–0877, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave., NW., Washington, DC 20460. Please include a total of two copies. • Hand Delivery: In person or by courier, deliver comments to: EPA Docket Center (6102T), Standards of Performance (NSPS) for Portland Cement Plants Docket, Docket ID No. EPA–HQ–OAR–2007–0877, EPA West, Room 3334, 1301 Constitution Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20004. Such deliveries are only accepted during the Docket’s normal hours of operation, and special arrangements should be made for deliveries of boxed information. Please include a total of two copies. Instructions: Direct your comments to Docket ID No. EPA–HQ–OAR–2007– 0877. EPA’s policy is that all comments received will be included in the public docket without change and may be made available online at 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 information that you consider to be CBI or otherwise protected through www.regulations.gov or e-mail. The 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 www.regulations.gov, your email 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 DATES: PO 00000 Frm 00019 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 47119 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 docket are listed in the www.regulations.gov index. Although listed in the index, some information is not publicly available, e.g., CBI or other information whose disclosure is restricted by statute. Certain other material, such as copyrighted material, will be publicly available only in hard copy. Publicly available docket materials are available either electronically in www.regulations.gov or in hard copy at the EPA Docket Center, Standards of Performance (NSPS) for Portland Cement Plants Docket, EPA West, Room 3334, 1301 Constitution Ave., NW., Washington, DC. The Public Reading Room is open from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, excluding legal holidays. The telephone number for the Public Reading Room is (202) 566–1744, and the telephone number for the Docket Center is (202) 566–1742. Mr. Keith Barnett, Office of Air Quality Planning and Standards, Sector Policies and Programs Division, Metals and Minerals Group (D243–02), Environmental Protection Agency, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711, telephone number: (919) 541–5605; fax number: (919) 541–5450; e-mail address: barnett.keith@epa.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: List of Subjects in 40 CFR Part 60 Environmental protection, Administrative practice and procedure, Air pollution control, Incorporation by reference, Intergovernmental relations, Reporting and recordkeeping requirements. Dated: August 5, 2008. Robert J. Meyers, Principal Deputy Assistant Administrator, Office of Air and Radiation. [FR Doc. E8–18627 Filed 8–12–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–P E:\FR\FM\13AUP1.SGM 13AUP1

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[Federal Register Volume 73, Number 157 (Wednesday, August 13, 2008)]
[Proposed Rules]
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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

40 CFR Part 55

[OAR-2004-0091; FRL-8703-7]


Outer Continental Shelf Air Regulations Consistency Update for 
California

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (``EPA'').

ACTION: Proposed rule--Consistency Update.

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SUMMARY: EPA is proposing to update a portion of the Outer Continental 
Shelf (``OCS'') Air Regulations. Requirements applying to OCS sources 
located within 25 miles of States' seaward boundaries must be updated 
periodically to remain consistent with the requirements of the 
corresponding onshore area (``COA''), as mandated by section 328(a)(1) 
of the Clean Air Act, as amended in 1990 (``the Act''). The portion of 
the OCS air regulations that is being updated pertains to the 
requirements for OCS sources by the Santa Barbara County Air Pollution 
Control District (Santa Barbara County APCD). The intended effect of 
approving the OCS requirements for the Santa Barbara County APCD is to 
regulate emissions from OCS sources in accordance with the requirements 
onshore. The change to the existing requirements discussed below is 
proposed to be incorporated by reference into the Code of Federal 
Regulations and is listed in the appendix to the OCS air regulations.

DATES: Any comments must arrive by September 12, 2008.

ADDRESSES: Submit comments, identified by docket number OAR-2004-0091, 
by one of the following methods:
    1. Federal eRulemaking Portal: www.regulations.gov. Follow the on-
line instructions.
    2. E-mail: steckel.andrew@epa.gov.
    3. Mail or deliver: Andrew Steckel (Air-4), U.S. Environmental 
Protection Agency Region IX, 75 Hawthorne Street, San Francisco, CA 
94105-3901.
    Instructions: All comments will be included in the public docket 
without change and may be made available online at www.regulations.gov, 
including any personal information provided, unless the comment 
includes Confidential Business Information (CBI) or other information 
whose disclosure is restricted by statute. Information that you 
consider CBI or otherwise protected should be clearly identified as 
such and should not be submitted through www.regulations.gov or e-mail.

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www.regulations.gov is an ``anonymous access'' system, and EPA will not 
know your identity or contact information unless you provide it in the 
body of your comment. If you send e-mail directly to EPA, your e-mail 
address will be automatically captured and included as part of the 
public comment. If EPA cannot read your comment due to technical 
difficulties and cannot contact you for clarification, EPA may not be 
able to consider your comment. Electronic files should avoid the use of 
special characters, any form of encryption, and be free of any defects 
or viruses.
    Docket: The index to the docket for this action is available 
electronically at www.regulations.gov and in hard copy at EPA Region 
IX, 75 Hawthorne Street, San Francisco, California. While all documents 
in the docket are listed in the index, some information may be publicly 
available only at the hard copy location (e.g., copyrighted material), 
and some may not be publicly available in either location (e.g., CBI). 
To inspect the hard copy materials, please schedule an appointment 
during normal business hours with the contact listed in the FOR FURTHER 
INFORMATION CONTACT section.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Cynthia G. Allen, Air Division (Air-
4), U.S. EPA Region 9, 75 Hawthorne Street, San Francisco, CA 94105, 
(415) 947-4120, allen.cynthia@epa.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Table of Contents

I. Background Information
    Why is EPA taking this action?
II. EPA's Evaluation
    A. What criteria were used to evaluate rules submitted to update 
40 CFR part 55?
    B. What requirements were submitted to update 40 CFR part 55?
III. Administrative Requirements
    A. Executive Order 12866: Regulatory Planning and Review
    B. Paperwork Reduction Act
    C. Regulatory Flexibility Act
    D. Unfunded Mandates Reform Act
    E. Executive Order 13132: Federalism
    F. Executive Order 13175: Coordination With Indian Tribal 
Government
    G. Executive Order 13045: Protection of Children From 
Environmental Health Risks and Safety Risks
    H. Executive Order 13211: Actions That Significantly Affect 
Energy Supply, Distribution, or Use
    I. National Technology Transfer and Advancement Act
    J. Executive Order 12898: Federal Actions To Address 
Environmental Justice in Minority Populations and Low-Income 
Populations

I. Background Information

Why is EPA taking this action?

    On September 4, 1992, EPA promulgated 40 CFR part 55,\1\ which 
established requirements to control air pollution from OCS sources in 
order to attain and maintain federal and state ambient air quality 
standards and to comply with the provisions of part C of title I of the 
Act. Part 55 applies to all OCS sources offshore of the States except 
those located in the Gulf of Mexico west of 87.5 degrees longitude. 
Section 328 of the Act requires that for such sources located within 25 
miles of a State's seaward boundary, the requirements shall be the same 
as would be applicable if the sources were located in the COA. Because 
the OCS requirements are based on onshore requirements, and onshore 
requirements may change, section 328(a)(1) requires that EPA update the 
OCS requirements as necessary to maintain consistency with onshore 
requirements.
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    \1\ The reader may refer to the Notice of Proposed Rulemaking, 
December 5, 1991 (56 FR 63774), and the preamble to the final rule 
promulgated September 4, 1992 (57 FR 40792) for further background 
and information on the OCS regulations.
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    Pursuant to Sec.  55.12 of the OCS rule, consistency reviews will 
occur (1) at least annually; (2) upon receipt of a Notice of Intent 
under Sec.  55.4; or (3) when a state or local agency submits a rule to 
EPA to be considered for incorporation by reference in part 55. This 
proposed action is being taken in response to the submittal of 
requirements submitted by the Santa Barbara County APCD. Public 
comments received in writing within 30 days of publication of this 
document will be considered by EPA before publishing a final rule. 
Section 328(a) of the Act requires that EPA establish requirements to 
control air pollution from OCS sources located within 25 miles of 
States' seaward boundaries that are the same as onshore requirements. 
To comply with this statutory mandate, EPA must incorporate applicable 
onshore rules into part 55 as they exist onshore. This limits EPA's 
flexibility in deciding which requirements will be incorporated into 
part 55 and prevents EPA from making substantive changes to the 
requirements it incorporates. As a result, EPA may be incorporating 
rules into part 55 that do not conform to all of EPA's state 
implementation plan (SIP) guidance or certain requirements of the Act. 
Consistency updates may result in the inclusion of state or local rules 
or regulations into part 55, even though the same rules may ultimately 
be disapproved for inclusion as part of the SIP. Inclusion in the OCS 
rule does not imply that a rule meets the requirements of the Act for 
SIP approval, nor does it imply that the rule will be approved by EPA 
for inclusion in the SIP.

II. EPA's Evaluation

A. What criteria were used to evaluate rules submitted to update 40 CFR 
part 55?

    In updating 40 CFR part 55, EPA reviewed the rules submitted for 
inclusion in part 55 to ensure that they are rationally related to the 
attainment or maintenance of federal or state ambient air quality 
standards or part C of title I of the Act, that they are not designed 
expressly to prevent exploration and development of the OCS and that 
they are applicable to OCS sources. 40 CFR 55.1. EPA has also evaluated 
the rules to ensure they are not arbitrary or capricious. 40 CFR 55.12 
(e). In addition, EPA has excluded administrative or procedural 
rules,\2\ and requirements that regulate toxics which are not related 
to the attainment and maintenance of federal and state ambient air 
quality standards.
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    \2\ Each COA which has been delegated the authority to implement 
and enforce part 55, will use its administrative and procedural 
rules as onshore. However, in those instances where EPA has not 
delegated authority to implement and enforce part 55, EPA will use 
its own administrative and procedural requirements to implement the 
substantive requirements. 40 CFR 55.14 (c)(4).
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B. What requirements were submitted to update 40 CFR part 55?

    1. After review of the requirements submitted by the Santa Barbara 
County APCD against the criteria set forth above and in 40 CFR part 55, 
EPA is proposing to make the following District requirements applicable 
to OCS sources:

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102........................  Definitions................        06/19/08
201........................  Permits Required...........        06/19/08
202........................  Exemptions To Rule 201.....        06/19/08

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333........................  Control of Emissions From          06/19/08
                              Reciprocating Internal
                              Combustion Engines.
361........................  Small Boilers, Steam               01/17/08
                              Generators, and Process
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III. Administrative Requirements

A. Executive Order 12866: Regulatory Planning and Review

    Under Executive Order 12866 (58 FR 51735 (October 4, 1993)), the 
Agency must determine whether the regulatory action is ``significant'' 
and therefore subject to Office of Management and Budget (``OMB'') 
review and the requirements of the Executive Order. The Order defines 
``significant regulatory action'' as one that is likely to result in a 
rule that may:
    (1) Have an annual effect on the economy of $100 million or more or 
adversely affect in a material way the economy, a sector of the 
economy, productivity, competition, jobs, the environment, public 
health or safety, or State, local, or tribal governments or 
communities;
    (2) Create a serious inconsistency or otherwise interfere with an 
action taken or planned by another agency;
    (3) Materially alter the budgetary impact of entitlements, grants, 
user fees, or loan programs or the rights and obligations of recipients 
thereof; or
    (4) Raise novel legal or policy issues arising out of legal 
mandates, the President's priorities, or the principles set forth in 
the Executive Order.
    This action is not a ``significant regulatory action'' under the 
terms of Executive Order 12866 and is therefore not subject to OMB 
Review. These rules implement requirements specifically and explicitly 
set forth by the Congress in section 328 of the Clean Air Act, without 
the exercise of any policy discretion by EPA. These OCS rules already 
apply in the COA, and EPA has no evidence to suggest that these OCS 
rules have created an adverse material effect. As required by section 
328 of the Clean Air Act, this action simply updates the existing OCS 
requirements to make them consistent with rules in the COA.

B. Paperwork Reduction Act

    The OMB has approved the information collection requirements 
contained in 40 CFR part 55, and by extension this update to the rules, 
under the provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act, 44 U.S.C. 3501 et 
seq. and has assigned OMB control number 2060-0249. Notice of OMB's 
approval of EPA Information Collection Request (``ICR'') No. 1601.06 
was published in the Federal Register on March 1, 2006 (71 FR 10499-
10500). The approval expires January 31, 2009. As EPA previously 
indicated (70 FR 65897-65898 (November 1, 2005)), the annual public 
reporting and recordkeeping burden for collection of information under 
40 CFR part 55 is estimated to average 549 hours per response. Burden 
means the total time, effort, or financial resources expended by 
persons to generate, maintain, retain, or disclose or provide 
information to or for a Federal agency. This includes the time needed 
to review instructions; develop, acquire, install, and utilize 
technology and systems for the purposes of collecting, validating, and 
verifying information, processing and maintaining information, and 
disclosing and providing information; adjust the existing ways to 
comply with any previously applicable instructions and requirements; 
train personnel to be able to respond to a collection of information; 
search data sources; complete and review the collection of information; 
and transmit or otherwise disclose the information.
    An agency may not conduct or sponsor, and a person is not required 
to respond to, a collection of information unless it displays a 
currently valid OMB control number. The OMB control numbers for EPA's 
regulations in 40 CFR are listed in 40 CFR part 9 and are identified on 
the form and/or instrument, if applicable. In addition, EPA is amending 
the table in 40 CFR part 9 of currently approved OMB control numbers 
for various regulations to list the regulatory citations for the 
information requirements contained in this final rule.

C. Regulatory Flexibility Act

    The Regulatory Flexibility Act (RFA) generally requires an agency 
to conduct a regulatory flexibility analysis of any rule subject to 
notice and comment rulemaking requirements unless the agency certifies 
that the rule will not have a significant economic impact on a 
substantial number of small entities. Small entities include small 
businesses, small not-for-profit enterprises, and small governmental 
jurisdictions.
    These rules will not have a significant economic impact on a 
substantial number of small entities. These rules implement 
requirements specifically and explicitly set forth by the Congress in 
section 328 of the Clean Air Act, without the exercise of any policy 
discretion by EPA. These OCS rules already apply in the COA, and EPA 
has no evidence to suggest that these OCS rules have had a significant 
economic impact on a substantial number of small entities. As required 
by section 328 of the Clean Air Act, this action simply updates the 
existing OCS requirements to make them consistent with rules in the 
COA. Therefore, I certify that this action will not have a significant 
economic impact on a substantial number of small entities.

D. Unfunded Mandates Reform Act

    Title II of the Unfunded Mandates Reform Act of 1995 (``UMRA''), 
Public Law 104-4, establishes requirements for Federal agencies to 
assess the effects of their regulatory actions on State, local, and 
tribal governments and the private sector. Under section 202 of the 
UMRA, EPA generally must prepare written statement, including a cost-
benefit analysis, for proposed and final rules with ``Federal 
mandates'' that may result in expenditures to State, local, and tribal 
governments, in the aggregate, or to the private sector, of $100 
million of more in any one year. Before promulgating an EPA rule for 
which a written statement is needed, section 205 of the UMRA generally 
requires EPA to identify and consider a reasonable number of regulatory 
alternatives and adopt the least costly, most cost-effective or least 
burdensome alternative that achieves the objectives of the rule. The 
provisions of section 205 do not apply when they are inconsistent with 
applicable law. Moreover, section 205 allows EPA to adopt an 
alternative other than the least costly, most cost-effective or least 
burdensome alternative if the Administrator publishes with the final 
rule an explanation why that alternative was not adopted.
    Before EPA establishes any regulatory requirements that may 
significantly or uniquely affect small governments, including tribal 
governments, it must have developed under section 203 of the UMRA a 
small government agency plan. The plan must provide for notifying 
potentially affected small governments, enabling officials of affected 
small governments to have meaningful and timely input in the 
development of EPA regulatory proposals with significant Federal 
intergovernmental mandates,

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and informing, educating, and advising small governments on compliance 
with the regulatory requirements. Today's proposed rules contain no 
Federal mandates (under the regulatory provisions of Title II of the 
UMRA) for State, local, or tribal governments or the private sector 
that may result in expenditures of $100 million or more for State, 
local, or tribal governments, in the aggregate, or to the private 
sector in any one year. These rules implement requirements specifically 
and explicitly set forth by the Congress in section 328 of the Clean 
Air Act without the exercise of any policy discretion by EPA. These OCS 
rules already apply in the COA, and EPA has no evidence to suggest that 
these OCS rules have created an adverse material effect. As required by 
section 328 of the Clean Air Act, this action simply updates the 
existing OCS requirements to make them consistent with rules in the 
COA.

E. Executive Order 13132, Federalism

    Executive Orders 13132, entitled ``Federalism'' (64 FR 43255 
(August 10, 1999)), requires EPA to develop an accountable process to 
ensure ``meaningful and timely input by State and local officials in 
the development of regulatory policies that have federalism 
implications.'' ``Policies that have federalism implications'' is 
defined in the Executive Order to include regulations that 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.''
    This proposed rule does not have federalism implications. It will 
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. These rules implement 
requirements specifically and explicitly set forth by the Congress in 
section 328 of the Clean Air Act, without the exercise of any policy 
discretion by EPA. As required by section 328 of the Clean Air Act, 
this rule simply updates the existing OCS rules to make them consistent 
with current COA requirements. These rules do not amend the existing 
provisions within 40 CFR part 55 enabling delegation of OCS regulations 
to a COA, and this rule does not require the COA to implement the OCS 
rules. Thus, Executive Order 13132 does not apply to this rule.
    In the spirit of Executive Order 13132, and consistent with EPA 
policy to promote communications between EPA and state and local 
governments, EPA specifically solicits comments on this proposed rule 
from State and local officials.

F. Executive Order 13175, Coordination With Indian Tribal Governments

    Executive Order 13175, entitled ``Consultation and Coordination 
with Indian Tribal Governments'' (65 FR 67249, November 9, 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.'' This rule does 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 and thus does not have ``tribal 
implications,'' within the meaning of Executive Order 13175. This rule 
implements requirements specifically and explicitly set forth by the 
Congress in section 328 of the Clean Air Act, without the exercise of 
any policy discretion by EPA. As required by section 328 of the Clean 
Air Act, this rule simply updates the existing OCS rules to make them 
consistent with current COA requirements. In addition, this rule does 
not impose substantial direct compliance costs tribal governments, nor 
preempt tribal law. Consultation with Indian tribes is therefore not 
required under Executive Order 13175. Nonetheless, in the spirit of 
Executive Order 13175 and consistent with EPA policy to promote 
communications between EPA and tribes, EPA specifically solicits 
comments on this proposed rule from tribal officials.

G. Executive Order 13045, Protection of Children From Environmental 
Health Risks and Safety Risks

    Executive Order 13045: ``Protection of Children from Environmental 
Health Risks and Safety Risks'' (62 FR 19885 (April 23, 1997)), applies 
to any rule that: (1) Is determined to be ``economically significant'' 
as defined under Executive Order 12866, and (2) concerns an 
environmental health or safety risk that EPA has reason to believe may 
have a disproportionate effect on children. If the regulatory action 
meets both criteria, the Agency must evaluate the environmental health 
or safety effects of the planned rule on children, and explain why the 
planned regulation is preferable to other potentially effective and 
reasonably feasible alternatives considered by the Agency.
    This proposed rule is not subject to Executive Order 13045 because 
it is not economically significant as defined in Executive Order 12866. 
In addition, the Agency does not have reason to believe the 
environmental health or safety risks addressed by this action present a 
disproportional risk to children.

H. Executive Order 13211, Actions That Significantly Affect Energy 
Supply, Distribution, or Use

    This proposed rule is not subject to Executive Order 13211, 
``Actions Concerning Regulations That Significantly Affect Energy 
Supply, Distribution, or Use'' (66 FR 28355, May 22, 2001) because it 
is not a significant regulatory action under Executive Order 12866.

I. National Technology Transfer and Advancement Act

    Section 12(d) of the National Technology Transfer and Advancement 
Act of 1995 (``NTTAA''), Public Law No. 104-113, 12(d) (15 U.S.C. 272 
note) directs EPA to use voluntary consensus standards in its 
regulatory activities unless to do so would be inconsistent with 
applicable laws or otherwise impractical. Voluntary consensus standards 
are technical standards (e.g., materials specifications, test methods, 
sampling procedures, and business practices) that are developed or 
adopted by voluntary consensus standards bodies. The NTTAA directs EPA 
to provide Congress, through OMB, explanations when the Agency decided 
not to use available and applicable voluntary consensus standards.
    As discussed above, these rules implement requirements specifically 
and explicitly set forth by the Congress in section 328 of the Clean 
Air Act, without the exercise of any policy discretion by EPA. As 
required by section 328 of the Clean Air Act, this rule simply updates 
the existing OCS rules to make them consistent with current COA 
requirements. In the absence of a prior existing requirement for the 
state to use voluntary consensus standards and in light of the fact 
that EPA is required to make the OCS rules consistent with current COA 
requirements, it would be inconsistent with applicable law for EPA to 
use voluntary consensus standards in this action. Therefore, EPA is not 
considering the use of any voluntary consensus standards. EPA welcomes 
comments on this aspect of the proposed rulemaking and, specifically, 
invites the public to identify potentially-applicable voluntary

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consensus standards and to explain why such standards should be used in 
this regulation.

J. Executive Order 12898: Federal Actions To Address Environmental 
Justice in Minority Populations and Low-Income Populations

    Executive Order 12898 (59 FR 7629 (Feb. 16, 1994)) establishes 
federal executive policy on environmental justice. Its main provision 
directs federal agencies, to the greatest extent practicable and 
permitted by law, to make environmental justice part of their mission 
by identifying and addressing, as appropriate, disproportionately high 
and adverse human health or environmental effects of their programs, 
policies, and activities on minority populations and low-income 
populations in the United States. EPA lacks the discretionary authority 
to address environmental justice in this proposed action. This rule 
implements requirements specifically and explicitly set forth by the 
Congress in section 328 of the Clean Air Act, without the exercise of 
any policy discretion by EPA. As required by section 328 of the Clean 
Air Act, this rule simply updates the existing OCS rules to make them 
consistent with current COA requirements.
    Although EPA lacks authority to modify today's regulatory decision 
on the basis of environmental justice considerations, EPA nevertheless 
explored this issue and found the following. This action, namely, 
updating the OCS rules to make them consistent with current COA 
requirements, will not have disproportionately high and adverse human 
health or environmental effects on minority or low-income populations 
because it increases the level of environmental protection for all 
affected populations without having any disproportionately high and 
adverse human health or environmental effects on any population, 
including any minority or low-income population. Environmental justice 
considerations may be appropriate to consider in the context of a 
specific OCS permit application.

List of Subjects in 40 CFR Part 55

    Environmental protection, Administrative practice and procedure, 
Air pollution control, Hydrocarbons, Incorporation by reference, 
Intergovernmental relations, Nitrogen dioxide, Nitrogen oxides, Outer 
Continental Shelf, Ozone, Particulate matter, Permits, Reporting and 
recordkeeping requirements, Sulfur oxides.

    Dated: July 24, 2008.
Kathleen H. Johnson,
Acting Regional Administrator, Region IX.

    Title 40 of the Code of Federal Regulations, part 55, is proposed 
to be amended as follows:

PART 55--[AMENDED]

    1. The authority citation for part 55 continues to read as follows:

    Authority: Section 328 of the Clean Air Act (42 U.S.C. 7401 et 
seq.) as amended by Public Law 101-549.

    2. Section 55.14 is amended by revising paragraph (e)(3)(ii)(F) to 
read as follows:


Sec.  55.14  Requirements that apply to OCS sources located within 25 
miles of States' seaward boundaries, by state.

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    (e) * * *
    (3) * * *
    (ii) * * *
    (F) Santa Barbara County Air Pollution Control District 
Requirements Applicable to OCS Sources.
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    3. Appendix A to CFR part 55 is amended by revising paragraph 
(b)(6) under the heading ``California'' to read as follows:

Appendix A to Part 55--Listing of State and Local Requirements 
Incorporated by Reference Into Part 55, by State

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California

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    (b) * * *
    (6) The following requirements are contained in Santa Barbara 
County Air Pollution Control District Requirements Applicable to OCS 
Sources:
Rule 102 Definitions (Adopted 06/19/08)
Rule 103 Severability (Adopted 10/23/78)
Rule 106 Notice to Comply for Minor Violations (Repealed 01/01/2001)
Rule 107 Emergencies (Adopted 04/19/01)
Rule 201 Permits Required (Adopted 06/19/08)
Rule 202 Exemptions to Rule 201 (Adopted 06/19/08)
Rule 203 Transfer (Adopted 04/17/97)
Rule 204 Applications (Adopted 04/17/97)
Rule 205 Standards for Granting Permits (Adopted 04/17/97)
Rule 206 Conditional Approval of Authority to Construct or Permit to 
Operate (Adopted 10/15/91)
Rule 207 Denial of Application (Adopted 10/23/78)
Rule 210 Fees (Adopted 03/17/05)
Rule 212 Emission Statements (Adopted 10/20/92)
Rule 219 Equipment Not Requiring a Written Permit Pursuant to 
Regulation II (Adopted 6/1/07
Rule 301 Circumvention (Adopted 10/23/78)
Rule 302 Visible Emissions (Adopted 10/23/78)
Rule 304 Particulate Matter-Northern Zone (Adopted 10/23/78)
Rule 305 Particulate Matter Concentration-Southern Zone (Adopted 10/
23/78)
Rule 306 Dust and Fumes-Northern Zone (Adopted 10/23/78)
Rule 307 Particulate Matter Emission Weight Rate-Southern Zone 
(Adopted 10/23/78)
Rule 308 Incinerator Burning (Adopted 10/23/78)
Rule 309 Specific Contaminants (Adopted 10/23/78)
Rule 310 Odorous Organic Sulfides (Adopted 10/23/78)
Rule 311 Sulfur Content of Fuels (Adopted 10/23/78)
Rule 312 Open Fires (Adopted 10/02/90)
Rule 316 Storage and Transfer of Gasoline (Adopted 04/17/97)
Rule 317 Organic Solvents (Adopted 10/23/78)
Rule 318 Vacuum Producing Devices or Systems-Southern Zone (Adopted 
10/23/78)
Rule 321 Solvent Cleaning Operations (Adopted 09/18/97)
Rule 322 Metal Surface Coating Thinner and Reducer (Adopted 10/23/
78)
Rule 323 Architectural Coatings (Adopted 11/15/01)
Rule 324 Disposal and Evaporation of Solvents (Adopted 10/23/78)
Rule 325 Crude Oil Production and Separation (Adopted 07/19/01)
Rule 326 Storage of Reactive Organic Compound Liquids (Adopted 01/
18/01)
Rule 327 Organic Liquid Cargo Tank Vessel Loading (Adopted 12/16/85)
Rule 328 Continuous Emission Monitoring (Adopted 10/23/78)
Rule 330 Surface Coating of Metal Parts and Products (Adopted 01/20/
00)
Rule 331 Fugitive Emissions Inspection and Maintenance (Adopted 12/
10/91)
Rule 332 Petroleum Refinery Vacuum Producing Systems, Wastewater 
Separators and Process Turnarounds (Adopted 06/11/79)
Rule 333 Control of Emissions from Reciprocating Internal Combustion 
Engines (Adopted 06/19/08)
Rule 342 Control of Oxides of Nitrogen (NOX) from 
Boilers, Steam Generators and Process Heaters (Adopted 04/17/97)
Rule 343 Petroleum Storage Tank Degassing (Adopted 12/14/93)
Rule 344 Petroleum Sumps, Pits, and Well Cellars (Adopted 11/10/94)
Rule 346 Loading of Organic Liquid Cargo Vessels (Adopted 01/18/01)
Rule 352 Natural Gas-Fired Fan-Type Central Furnaces and Residential 
Water Heaters (Adopted 09/16/99)
Rule 353 Adhesives and Sealants (Adopted 08/19/99)
Rule 359 Flares and Thermal Oxidizers (Adopted 06/28/94)
Rule 360 Emissions of Oxides of Nitrogen from Large Water Heaters 
and Small Boilers (Adopted 10/17/02)
Rule 361 Small Boilers, Steam Generators, and Process Heaters 
(Adopted 01/17/08)
Rule 370 Potential to Emit--Limitations for Part 70 Sources (Adopted 
06/15/95)

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Rule 505 Breakdown Conditions Sections A.,B.1,. and D. only (Adopted 
10/23/78)
Rule 603 Emergency Episode Plans (Adopted 06/15/81)
Rule 702 General Conformity (Adopted 10/20/94)
Rule 801 New Source Review (Adopted 04/17/97)
Rule 802 Nonattainment Review (Adopted 04/17/97)
Rule 803 Prevention of Significant Deterioration (Adopted 04/17/97)
Rule 804 Emission Offsets (Adopted 04/17/97)
Rule 805 Air Quality Impact Analysis and Modeling (Adopted 04/17/97)
Rule 808 New Source Review for Major Sources of Hazardous Air 
Pollutants (Adopted 05/20/99)
Rule 1301 Part 70 Operating Permits--General Information (Adopted 
06/19/03)
Rule 1302 Part 70 Operating Permits--Permit Application (Adopted 11/
09/93)
Rule 1303 Part 70 Operating Permits--Permits (Adopted 11/09/93)
Rule 1304 Part 70 Operating Permits--Issuance, Renewal, Modification 
and Reopening (Adopted 11/09/93)
Rule 1305 Part 70 Operating Permits--Enforcement (Adopted 11/09/93)
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