Revisions to the California State Implementation Plan, San Joaquin Valley Unified Air Pollution Control District and South Coast Air Quality Management District, 57907-57908 [E9-26958]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 216 / Tuesday, November 10, 2009 / Rules and Regulations of such rule or action. Parties with objections to this direct final rule are encouraged to file a comment in response to the parallel notice of proposed rulemaking for this action published in the proposed rules section of today’s Federal Register, rather than file an immediate petition for judicial review of this direct final rule, so that EPA can withdraw this direct final rule and address the comment in the proposed rulemaking. 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, Incorporation by reference, Intergovernmental relations, Nitrogen dioxide, Ozone, Particulate matter, Reporting and recordkeeping requirements, Sulfur oxides. Dated: October 13, 2009. Walter W. Kovallivk Jr., Acting Regional Administrator, Region 5. ■ [FR Doc. E9–26936 Filed 11–9–09; 8:45 am] 40 CFR part 52 is amended as follows: PART 52—[AMENDED] BILLING CODE 6560–50–P ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY 1. The authority citation for part 52 continues to read as follows: ■ 40 CFR Part 52 Authority: 42 U.S.C. 7401 et seq. [EPA–R09–OAR–2009–0272; FRL–8970–4] Subpart P—Indiana Revisions to the California State Implementation Plan, San Joaquin Valley Unified Air Pollution Control District and South Coast Air Quality Management District 2. Section 52.770 is amended by adding paragraph (c)(190) to read as follows: ■ § 52.770 Station, a power plant located in Warrick County, Indiana. (i) Incorporation by reference. (A) Indiana Administrative Code Title 326: Air Pollution Control Board, Article 6: Particulate Rules, Rule 7: Particulate Matter Emission Limitations for Southern Indiana Gas and Electric Company, Section 1: ‘‘Southern Indiana Gas and Electric Company (SIGECO)’’; Article 7: Sulfur Dioxide Rules, Rule 4: Emission Limitations and Requirements by County, Section 10: ‘‘Warrick County sulfur dioxide emission limitations’’; and Article 10: Nitrogen Oxides Rules, Rule 6: Nitrogen Oxides Emission Limitations for Southern Indiana Gas and Electric Company, Section 1: ‘‘Southern Indiana Gas and Electric Company (SIGECO)’’. Filed with the Secretary of State on July 31, 2008 and effective on August 30, 2008. Published in Indiana Register 326070309 on August 28, 2008, LSA Document #07–309(F). Identification of plan. * * * * * (c) * * * (190) On September 11, 2008, Indiana submitted a revision to its SIP. The revisions add particulate matter, sulfur dioxide, and nitrogen oxides control and emission limitations on the Southern Indiana Gas and Electric Company’s F.B. Culley Generating SCAQMD .............................................................. srobinson on DSKHWCL6B1PROD with RULES FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mae Wang, EPA Region IX, (415) 947–4124, wang.mae@epa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Throughout this document, ‘‘we,’’ ‘‘us’’ and ‘‘our’’ refer to EPA. Table of Contents I. Proposed Action Rule # 1158 Jkt 220001 ADDRESSES: EPA has established docket number EPA–R09–OAR–2009–0272 for this action. The index to the docket is available electronically at http:// 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. SUMMARY: EPA is finalizing approval of revisions to the San Joaquin Valley Unified Air Pollution Control District (SJVUAPCD) and South Coast Air Quality Management District 4103 4901 16:35 Nov 09, 2009 DATES: Effective Date: This rule is effective on December 10, 2009. I. Proposed Action II. Public Comments and EPA Responses III. EPA Action IV. Statutory and Executive Order Reviews SJVUAPCD ........................................................... SJVUAPCD ........................................................... VerDate Nov<24>2008 (SCAQMD) portions of the California State Implementation Plan (SIP). These revisions were proposed in the Federal Register on June 26, 2009, and concern particulate matter (PM) emissions from open burning, wood burning fireplaces and heaters, and the storage, handling, and transportation of coke, coal, and sulfur. We are approving local rules that regulate these emission sources under the Clean Air Act as amended in 1990 (CAA or the Act). AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Final rule. Local agency We proposed to approve these rules because we determined that they complied with the relevant CAA requirements. Our proposed action contains more information on the rules and our evaluation. 57907 Rule title Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 Submitted 05/17/07 10/16/08 04/06/09 12/23/08 07/11/08 12/23/08 III. EPA Action EPA’s proposed action provided a 30day public comment period. During this period, we did not receive any comments. Frm 00025 Amended Open Burning ....................................................... Wood Burning Fireplaces and Wood Burning Heaters. Storage, Handling, Transport of Coke, Coal and Sulfur. II. Public Comments and EPA Responses PO 00000 On June 26, 2009, (74 FR 30485), EPA proposed to approve the following rules into the California SIP: No comments were submitted that change our assessment that the submitted rules comply with the relevant CAA requirements. Therefore, as authorized in section 110(k)(3) of the Act, EPA is fully approving these rules into the California SIP. E:\FR\FM\10NOR1.SGM 10NOR1 57908 Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 216 / Tuesday, November 10, 2009 / Rules and Regulations srobinson on DSKHWCL6B1PROD with RULES IV. Statutory and Executive Order Reviews Under the Clean Air Act, the Administrator is required to approve a SIP submission that complies with the provisions of the Act and applicable Federal regulations. 42 U.S.C. 7410(k); 40 CFR 52.02(a). Thus, in reviewing SIP submissions, EPA’s role is to approve State choices, provided that they meet the criteria of the Clean Air Act. Accordingly, this action merely approves State law as meeting Federal requirements and does not impose additional requirements beyond those imposed by State law. For that reason, this action: • Is not a ‘‘significant regulatory action’’ subject to review by the Office of Management and Budget under Executive Order 12866 (58 FR 51735, October 4, 1993); • Does not impose an information collection burden under the provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.); • Is certified as not having a significant economic impact on a substantial number of small entities under the Regulatory Flexibility Act (5 U.S.C. 601 et seq.); • 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); • Does not have Federalism implications as specified in Executive Order 13132 (64 FR 43255, August 10, 1999); • Is not an economically significant regulatory action based on health or safety risks subject to Executive Order 13045 (62 FR 19885, April 23, 1997); • Is not a significant regulatory action subject to Executive Order 13211 (66 FR 28355, May 22, 2001); • Is not subject to requirements of Section 12(d) of the National Technology Transfer and Advancement Act of 1995 (15 U.S.C. 272 note) because application of those requirements would be inconsistent with the Clean Air Act; and • Does not provide EPA with the discretionary authority to address, as appropriate, disproportionate human health or environmental effects, using practicable and legally permissible methods, under Executive Order 12898 (59 FR 7629, February 16, 1994). In addition, this rule does not have tribal implications as specified by Executive Order 13175 (65 FR 67249, November 9, 2000), because the SIP is not approved to apply in Indian country located in the State, and EPA notes that it will not impose substantial direct VerDate Nov<24>2008 16:35 Nov 09, 2009 Jkt 220001 costs on tribal governments or preempt tribal law. 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 action and other required information to the U.S. Senate, the U.S. House of Representatives, and the Comptroller General of the United States prior to publication of the rule in the Federal Register. A major rule cannot take effect until 60 days after it is published in the Federal Register. This action is not a ‘‘major rule’’ as defined by 5 U.S.C. 804(2). Under section 307(b)(1) of the Clean Air Act, petitions for judicial review of this action must be filed in the United States Court of Appeals for the appropriate circuit by January 11, 2010. Filing a petition for reconsideration by the Administrator of this final rule does not affect the finality of this action 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, Incorporation by reference, Intergovernmental relations, Particulate matter, Reporting and recordkeeping requirements. Dated: September 18, 2009. Jane Diamond, Acting Regional Administrator, Region IX. Part 52, Chapter I, Title 40 of the Code of Federal Regulations is amended as follows: ■ PART 52—[AMENDED] 1. The authority citation for Part 52 continues to read as follows: ■ Authority: 42 U.S.C. 7401 et seq. Subpart F—California 2. Section 52.220 is amended by adding paragraphs (c)(364)(i)(A)(2) and (c)(364)(i)(B), and (c)(366) to read as follows: ■ § 52.220 * Identification of plan. * * (c) * * * (364) * * * PO 00000 Frm 00026 * Fmt 4700 * Sfmt 4700 (i) * * * (A) * * * (2) Rule 4901, ‘‘Wood Burning Fireplaces and Wood Burning Heaters,’’ amended on October 16, 2008. * * * * * (B) South Coast Air Quality Management District. (1) Rule 1158, ‘‘Storage, Handling, and Transport of Coke, Coal and Sulfur,’’ amended July 11, 2008. * * * * * (366) New and amended regulations for the following agencies were submitted on April 6, 2009, by the Governor’s designee. (i) Incorporation by reference. (A) San Joaquin Valley Unified Air Pollution Control District. (1) Rule 4103, ‘‘Open Burning,’’ amended May 17, 2007. * * * * * [FR Doc. E9–26958 Filed 11–9–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–P ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY 40 CFR Part 141 [EPA–HQ–OW–2009–0707; FRL–8979–5] Expedited Approval of Alternative Test Procedures for the Analysis of Contaminants Under the Safe Drinking Water Act; Analysis and Sampling Procedures AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Final rule. SUMMARY: This action announces the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA’s) approval of alternative testing methods for use in measuring the levels of contaminants in drinking water and determining compliance with national primary drinking water regulations. The Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA) authorizes EPA to approve the use of alternative testing methods through publication in the Federal Register. EPA is using this streamlined authority to make 25 additional methods available for analyzing drinking water samples required by regulation. This expedited approach provides public water systems, laboratories, and primacy agencies with more timely access to new measurement techniques and greater flexibility in the selection of analytical methods, thereby reducing monitoring costs while maintaining public health protection. DATES: This action is effective November 10, 2009. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Safe Drinking Water Hotline: (800) 426–4791 E:\FR\FM\10NOR1.SGM 10NOR1

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[Federal Register Volume 74, Number 216 (Tuesday, November 10, 2009)]
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[FR Doc No: E9-26958]


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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

40 CFR Part 52

[EPA-R09-OAR-2009-0272; FRL-8970-4]


Revisions to the California State Implementation Plan, San 
Joaquin Valley Unified Air Pollution Control District and South Coast 
Air Quality Management District

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

ACTION: Final rule.

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SUMMARY: EPA is finalizing approval of revisions to the San Joaquin 
Valley Unified Air Pollution Control District (SJVUAPCD) and South 
Coast Air Quality Management District (SCAQMD) portions of the 
California State Implementation Plan (SIP). These revisions were 
proposed in the Federal Register on June 26, 2009, and concern 
particulate matter (PM) emissions from open burning, wood burning 
fireplaces and heaters, and the storage, handling, and transportation 
of coke, coal, and sulfur. We are approving local rules that regulate 
these emission sources under the Clean Air Act as amended in 1990 (CAA 
or the Act).

DATES: Effective Date: This rule is effective on December 10, 2009.

ADDRESSES: EPA has established docket number EPA-R09-OAR-2009-0272 for 
this action. The index to the docket is available electronically at 
http://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: Mae Wang, EPA Region IX, (415) 947-
4124, wang.mae@epa.gov.

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

Table of Contents

I. Proposed Action
II. Public Comments and EPA Responses
III. EPA Action
IV. Statutory and Executive Order Reviews

I. Proposed Action

    On June 26, 2009, (74 FR 30485), EPA proposed to approve the 
following rules into the California SIP:

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                                            Rule                 Rule title             Amended     Submitted
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SJVUAPCD..................................         4103  Open Burning.................     05/17/07     04/06/09
SJVUAPCD..................................         4901  Wood Burning Fireplaces and       10/16/08     12/23/08
                                                          Wood Burning Heaters.
SCAQMD....................................         1158  Storage, Handling, Transport      07/11/08     12/23/08
                                                          of Coke, Coal and Sulfur.
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    We proposed to approve these rules because we determined that they 
complied with the relevant CAA requirements. Our proposed action 
contains more information on the rules and our evaluation.

II. Public Comments and EPA Responses

    EPA's proposed action provided a 30-day public comment period. 
During this period, we did not receive any comments.

III. EPA Action

    No comments were submitted that change our assessment that the 
submitted rules comply with the relevant CAA requirements. Therefore, 
as authorized in section 110(k)(3) of the Act, EPA is fully approving 
these rules into the California SIP.

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IV. Statutory and Executive Order Reviews

    Under the Clean Air Act, the Administrator is required to approve a 
SIP submission that complies with the provisions of the Act and 
applicable Federal regulations. 42 U.S.C. 7410(k); 40 CFR 52.02(a). 
Thus, in reviewing SIP submissions, EPA's role is to approve State 
choices, provided that they meet the criteria of the Clean Air Act. 
Accordingly, this action merely approves State law as meeting Federal 
requirements and does not impose additional requirements beyond those 
imposed by State law. For that reason, this action:
     Is not a ``significant regulatory action'' subject to 
review by the Office of Management and Budget under Executive Order 
12866 (58 FR 51735, October 4, 1993);
     Does not impose an information collection burden under the 
provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.);
     Is certified as not having a significant economic impact 
on a substantial number of small entities under the Regulatory 
Flexibility Act (5 U.S.C. 601 et seq.);
     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);
     Does not have Federalism implications as specified in 
Executive Order 13132 (64 FR 43255, August 10, 1999);
     Is not an economically significant regulatory action based 
on health or safety risks subject to Executive Order 13045 (62 FR 
19885, April 23, 1997);
     Is not a significant regulatory action subject to 
Executive Order 13211 (66 FR 28355, May 22, 2001);
     Is not subject to requirements of Section 12(d) of the 
National Technology Transfer and Advancement Act of 1995 (15 U.S.C. 272 
note) because application of those requirements would be inconsistent 
with the Clean Air Act; and
     Does not provide EPA with the discretionary authority to 
address, as appropriate, disproportionate human health or environmental 
effects, using practicable and legally permissible methods, under 
Executive Order 12898 (59 FR 7629, February 16, 1994).
    In addition, this rule does not have tribal implications as 
specified by Executive Order 13175 (65 FR 67249, November 9, 2000), 
because the SIP is not approved to apply in Indian country located in 
the State, and EPA notes that it will not impose substantial direct 
costs on tribal governments or preempt tribal law.
    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 action and 
other required information to the U.S. Senate, the U.S. House of 
Representatives, and the Comptroller General of the United States prior 
to publication of the rule in the Federal Register. A major rule cannot 
take effect until 60 days after it is published in the Federal 
Register. This action is not a ``major rule'' as defined by 5 U.S.C. 
804(2).
    Under section 307(b)(1) of the Clean Air Act, petitions for 
judicial review of this action must be filed in the United States Court 
of Appeals for the appropriate circuit by January 11, 2010. Filing a 
petition for reconsideration by the Administrator of this final rule 
does not affect the finality of this action 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, Incorporation by 
reference, Intergovernmental relations, Particulate matter, Reporting 
and recordkeeping requirements.

    Dated: September 18, 2009.
Jane Diamond,
Acting Regional Administrator, Region IX.

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Part 52, 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 F--California

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2. Section 52.220 is amended by adding paragraphs (c)(364)(i)(A)(2) and 
(c)(364)(i)(B), and (c)(366) to read as follows:


Sec.  52.220  Identification of plan.

* * * * *
    (c) * * *
    (364) * * *
    (i) * * *
    (A) * * *
    (2) Rule 4901, ``Wood Burning Fireplaces and Wood Burning 
Heaters,'' amended on October 16, 2008.
* * * * *
    (B) South Coast Air Quality Management District.
    (1) Rule 1158, ``Storage, Handling, and Transport of Coke, Coal and 
Sulfur,'' amended July 11, 2008.
* * * * *
    (366) New and amended regulations for the following agencies were 
submitted on April 6, 2009, by the Governor's designee.
    (i) Incorporation by reference.
    (A) San Joaquin Valley Unified Air Pollution Control District.
    (1) Rule 4103, ``Open Burning,'' amended May 17, 2007.
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