Revisions to the California State Implementation Plan, Mojave Desert Air Quality Management District, 29153-29156 [2011-12362]

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[FR Doc. 2011–12410 Filed 5–19–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4160–01–P ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY 40 CFR Part 52 [EPA–R09–OAR–2011–0030; FRL–9308–3] Revisions to the California State Implementation Plan, Mojave Desert Air Quality Management District [FR Doc. 2011–12358 Filed 5–19–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 8070–01–P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Direct final rule. Food and Drug Administration SUMMARY: AGENCY: 21 CFR Part 878 [Docket No. FDA–2006–N–0045; Formerly Docket No. 2006N–0109] Medical Devices; Reclassification of the Topical Oxygen Chamber for Extremities; Correction emcdonald on DSK2BSOYB1PROD with RULES AGENCY: Food and Drug Administration, HHS. ACTION: Final rule; correction. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is correcting a final rule that appeared in the Federal Register of April 25, 2011 (76 FR 22805). The document announced that SUMMARY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 15:03 May 19, 2011 Jkt 223001 EPA is taking direct final action to approve revisions to the Mojave Desert Air Quality Management District (MDAQMD) portion of the California State Implementation Plan (SIP). These revisions concern negative declarations for volatile organic compound (VOC) source categories for the MDAQMD. We are approving these negative declarations under the Clean Air Act as amended in 1990 (CAA or the Act). DATES: This rule is effective on July 19, 2011 without further notice, unless EPA receives adverse comments by June 20, 2011. If we receive such comments, we will publish a timely withdrawal in the Federal Register to notify the public PO 00000 Frm 00007 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 29153 that this direct final rule will not take effect. ADDRESSES: Submit comments, identified by docket number EPA–R09– OAR–2011–0030, by one of the following methods: 1. Federal eRulemaking Portal: http://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 http://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 http://www.regulations.gov or e-mail. http://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. Docket: The index to the docket for this action 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: Cynthia Allen, EPA Region IX, (415) 947–4120, allen.cynthia@epa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Throughout this document, ‘‘we,’’ ‘‘us’’ and ‘‘our’’ refer to EPA. Table of Contents I. The State’s Submittal A. What negative declarations did the State submit? B. Are there other versions of these negative declarations? E:\FR\FM\20MYR1.SGM 20MYR1 29154 Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 98 / Friday, May 20, 2011 / Rules and Regulations C. What is the purpose of the submitted negative declarations? II. EPA’s Evaluation and Action A. How is EPA evaluating the negative declarations? B. Do the negative declarations meet the evaluation criteria? C. Public Comment and Final Action III. Background Information A. Why were these negative declarations submitted? IV. Administrative Requirements I. The State’s Submittal they were adopted by the Mojave Desert Air Quality Management District (MDAQMD) and submitted by the California Air Resources Board (CARB). A. What negative declarations did the State submit? Table 1 lists the negative declarations we are approving with the dates that TABLE 1—SUBMITTED NEGATIVE DECLARATIONS Local agency MDAQMD MDAQMD MDAQMD MDAQMD MDAQMD MDAQMD MDAQMD MDAQMD MDAQMD MDAQMD MDAQMD MDAQMD MDAQMD MDAQMD MDAQMD MDAQMD MDAQMD MDAQMD MDAQMD MDAQMD .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... Title Pneumatic Rubber Tire Manufacturing ............................................................................................ Large Petroleum Dry Cleaners ........................................................................................................ Surface Coating of Cans ................................................................................................................. Surface Coating of Coils .................................................................................................................. Surface Coating Fabrics .................................................................................................................. Surface Coating Operations at Automotive and Light Duty Truck Assembly Plants ...................... Surface of Coating of Large Appliances .......................................................................................... Surface of Coating of Magnet Wire ................................................................................................. Vacuum Producing Devices or Systems ......................................................................................... Leaks From Petroleum Refinery Equipment ................................................................................... Process Unit Turnarounds ............................................................................................................... Equipment Leaks From Natural Gas/Gasoline Processing Plants .................................................. Synthesized Pharmaceutical Products ............................................................................................ Air Oxidation Process—SOCMI ....................................................................................................... Polymer Manufacturing SOCMI and Polymer Manufacturing Equipment Leaks ............................ Reactor Processes and Distillation Operations in SOCMI .............................................................. Synthetic Organic Chemical Polymer and Resin Manufacturing .................................................... Petroleum Refinery Equipment ........................................................................................................ Manufacture of High-Density Polyethylene, Polypropylene, and Polystyrene Resins .................... Fugitive Emissions From Synthetic Organic Chemical Polymer and Resin Manufacturing Equipment. On November 16, 2010, EPA determined that the submittal for Mojave Desert AQMD Negative Declarations submitted on October 22, 2010, met the completeness criteria in 40 CFR Part 51 Appendix V, which must be met before formal EPA review. On January 11, 2008, the submittal for Mojave Desert Negative Declarations submitted on July 11, 2007 was deemed by operation of law to meet the completeness criteria in 40 CFR Part 51 Appendix V, which must be met before formal EPA review. emcdonald on DSK2BSOYB1PROD with RULES B. Are there other versions of these negative declarations? There are no previous versions of these negative declarations. C. What is the purpose of the submitted negative declarations? The negative declarations were submitted to meet the requirements of CAA section 182(b)(2). Ozone Nonattainment areas classified at moderate and above are required to adopt volatile organic compound (VOC) regulations for the published Control Technique Guideline (CTG) categories and for major non-CTG sources of VOC or NOx. If a nonattainment area does not have stationary sources covered by an EPA published CTG, then the area is VerDate Mar<15>2010 Adopted 15:03 May 19, 2011 Jkt 223001 required to submit a negative declaration. The negative declarations were submitted because there are no applicable sources within the MDAQMD jurisdiction. EPA’s technical support document (TSD) has more information about these negative declarations. II. EPA’s Evaluation and Action A. How is EPA evaluating the negative declarations? The negative declarations are submitted as SIP revisions and must be consistent with Clean Air Act requirements for Reasonable Available Control Technology (RACT) (see section 182(b)(2)) and SIP relaxation (see sections 110(1) and 193.) To do so, the submittal should provide reasonable assurance that no sources subject to the CTG requirements currently exist or are planned for the MDAQMD. B. Do the negative declarations meet the evaluation criteria? We believe these negative declarations are consistent with the relevant policy and guidance regarding RACT and SIP relaxations. The TSD has more information on our evaluation. PO 00000 Frm 00008 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 01/22/07 01/22/07 01/22/07 01/22/07 01/22/07 01/22/07 01/22/07 01/22/07 01/22/07 01/22/07 01/22/07 01/22/07 01/22/07 01/22/07 01/22/07 01/22/07 01/22/07 08/23/10 08/23/10 08/23/10 Submitted 07/11/07 07/11/07 07/11/07 07/11/07 07/11/07 07/11/07 07/11/07 07/11/07 07/11/07 07/11/07 07/11/07 07/11/07 07/11/07 07/11/07 07/11/07 07/11/07 07/11/07 10/22/10 10/22/10 10/22/10 C. Public Comment and Final Action As authorized in section 110(k)(3) of the Act, EPA is fully approving the submitted negative declarations as additional information to the SIP because we believe they fulfill all relevant requirements. We do not think anyone will object to this approval, so we are finalizing it without proposing it in advance. However, in the Proposed Rules section of this Federal Register, we are simultaneously proposing approval of these negative declarations. If we receive adverse comments by June 20, 2011, we will publish a timely withdrawal in the Federal Register to notify the public that the direct final approval will not take effect and we will address the comments in a subsequent final action based on the proposal. If we do not receive timely adverse comments, the direct final approval will be effective without further notice on July 19, 2011. III. Background Information A. Why were these negative declarations submitted? These negative declarations were submitted to fulfill the requirements of CAA Section 182(a)(2). Section 182 requires that ozone nonattainment areas adopt VOC regulations found in the E:\FR\FM\20MYR1.SGM 20MYR1 Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 98 / Friday, May 20, 2011 / Rules and Regulations Control Technique Guideline Series and for all major non-CTG sources of VOC or NOX in their geographic area. Mojave Desert AQMD is a nonattainment area for ozone and thus is required to adopt reasonable available control technology (RACT) regulations for all CTG sources and major non-CTG sources. Section 110(a) of the CAA requires States to submit regulations that control VOC 29155 emissions. Table 2 lists some of the national milestones leading to the submittal of these local agency negative declarations. TABLE 2—OZONE NONATTAINMENT MILESTONES Date Event March 3, 1978 ................ EPA promulgated a list of ozone attainment areas Under the Clean Air Act as amended in 1977. 43 FR 8964; 40 CFR 81.305. EPA notified Governors that parts of their SIPs were inadequate to attain and maintain the ozone standard and requested that they correct the deficiencies (EPA’s SIP-Call). See section 110(a)(2)(H) of the pre-amended Act. Clean Air Act Amendments of 1990 were enacted. Pub. L. 101–549, 104 Stat. 2399, codified at 42 U.S.C. 7401– 7671q. Section 182(a)(2)(A) requires that ozone nonattainment areas correct deficient RACT rules by this date. May 26, 1988 ................. November 15, 1990 ....... May 15, 1991 ................. emcdonald on DSK2BSOYB1PROD with RULES IV. Administrative Requirements 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 VerDate Mar<15>2010 15:03 May 19, 2011 Jkt 223001 application of those requirements would be inconsistent with the Clean Air Act; and • Does not interfere with Executive Order 12898 (59 FR 7629 (Feb. 16, 1994)) because EPA lacks the discretionary authority to address environmental justice in this rulemaking. 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 July 19, 2011. 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 PO 00000 Frm 00009 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 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, Ozone, Reporting and recordkeeping requirements, Volatile organic compounds. Dated: May 9, 2011. Jared Blumenfeld, 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 52.222 is amended by adding paragraphs (a)(1)(v) and (vi) to read as follows: ■ § 52.222 Negative declarations. (a) * * * (1) * * * (v) Pneumatic Rubber Tire Manufacturing, Large Petroleum Dry Cleaners, Surface Coating of Cans, Surface Coating of Coils, Surface Coating Fabrics, Surface Coating Operations at Automotive and Light E:\FR\FM\20MYR1.SGM 20MYR1 29156 Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 98 / Friday, May 20, 2011 / Rules and Regulations Duty Truck Assembly Plants, Surface of Coating of Large Appliances, Surface of Coating of Magnet Wire, Vacuum Producing Devices or Systems, Leaks From Petroleum Refinery Equipment, Process Unit Turnarounds, Equipment Leaks From Natural Gas/Gasoline Processing Plants, Synthesized Pharmaceutical Products, Air Oxidation Process—SOCMI, Polymer Manufacturing SOCMI and Polymer Manufacturing Equipment Leaks, Reactor Processes and Distillation Operations in SOCMI, and Synthetic Organic Chemical Polymer and Resin Manufacturing were submitted on July 11, 2007 and adopted January 22, 2007. (vi) Petroleum Refinery Equipment, Manufacture of High-Density Polyethylene, Polypropylene, and Polystyrene Resins, and Fugitive Emissions from Synthetic Organic Chemical Polymer and Resin Manufacturing Equipment were submitted on October 22, 2010 and adopted on August 23, 2010. * * * * * [FR Doc. 2011–12362 Filed 5–19–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–P ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY I. Background II. Public Comment III. EPA Action IV. Statutory and Executive Order Reviews 40 CFR Part 55 [OAR–2004–0091; FRL–9304–4] Outer Continental Shelf Air Regulations Consistency Update for California Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Final rule. AGENCY: EPA is finalizing the update of the Outer Continental Shelf (‘‘OCS’’) Air Regulations proposed in the Federal Register on January 10, 2011. 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 for which the Santa Barbara County Air Pollution Control District (‘‘Santa Barbara County APCD’’ or ‘‘District’’) is the designated COA. 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. emcdonald on DSK2BSOYB1PROD with RULES SUMMARY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 15:03 May 19, 2011 Jkt 223001 This rule is effective on June 20, 2011. The incorporation by reference of certain publications listed in this rule is approved by the Director of the Federal Register as of June 20, 2011. ADDRESSES: EPA has established docket number OAR–2004–0091 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: 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: Throughout this document, the terms ‘‘we,’’ ‘‘us,’’ or ‘‘our’’ refer to U.S. EPA. Organization of this document: The following outline is provided to aid in locating information in this preamble. DATES: I. Background On January 10, 2011 (76 FR 1389), EPA proposed to incorporate various Santa Barbara County APCD air pollution control requirements into the OCS Air Regulations at 40 CFR part 55. We are incorporating these requirements in response to the submittal of these rules by the District. EPA has evaluated the proposed requirements 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 that they are not arbitrary or capricious. 40 CFR 55.12(e). 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 PO 00000 Frm 00010 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 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. Public Comment EPA’s proposed action provided a 30day public comment period. During this period, we received no comments on the proposed action. III. EPA Action In this document, EPA takes final action to incorporate the proposed changes into 40 CFR part 55. No changes were made to the proposed action except for minor technical corrections to the list of rules in the part 55 regulatory text to accurately reflect the action we proposed. EPA is approving the proposed action under section 328(a)(1) of the Act, 42 U.S.C. 7627. 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. IV. Statutory and Executive Order Reviews Under the Clean Air Act, the Administrator is required to establish requirements to control air pollution from OCS sources located within 25 miles of States’ seaward boundaries that are the same as onshore air control requirements. To comply with this statutory mandate, EPA must incorporate applicable onshore rules into part 55 as they exist onshore. 42 U.S.C. 7627(a)(1); 40 CFR 55.12. Thus, in promulgating OCS consistency updates, EPA’s role is to maintain consistency between OCS regulations and the regulations of onshore areas, provided that they meet the criteria of the Clean Air Act. Accordingly, this action simply updates the existing OCS requirements to make them consistent with requirements onshore, without the E:\FR\FM\20MYR1.SGM 20MYR1

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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

40 CFR Part 52

[EPA-R09-OAR-2011-0030; FRL-9308-3]


Revisions to the California State Implementation Plan, Mojave 
Desert Air Quality Management District

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

ACTION: Direct final rule.

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SUMMARY: EPA is taking direct final action to approve revisions to the 
Mojave Desert Air Quality Management District (MDAQMD) portion of the 
California State Implementation Plan (SIP). These revisions concern 
negative declarations for volatile organic compound (VOC) source 
categories for the MDAQMD. We are approving these negative declarations 
under the Clean Air Act as amended in 1990 (CAA or the Act).

DATES: This rule is effective on July 19, 2011 without further notice, 
unless EPA receives adverse comments by June 20, 2011. If we receive 
such comments, we will publish a timely withdrawal in the Federal 
Register to notify the public that this direct final rule will not take 
effect.

ADDRESSES: Submit comments, identified by docket number EPA-R09-OAR-
2011-0030, by one of the following methods:
    1. Federal eRulemaking Portal: http://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 http://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 http://www.regulations.gov or e-mail. http://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.
    Docket: The index to the docket for this action 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: Cynthia Allen, EPA Region IX, (415) 
947-4120, allen.cynthia@epa.gov.

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

Table of Contents

I. The State's Submittal
    A. What negative declarations did the State submit?
    B. Are there other versions of these negative declarations?

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    C. What is the purpose of the submitted negative declarations?
II. EPA's Evaluation and Action
    A. How is EPA evaluating the negative declarations?
    B. Do the negative declarations meet the evaluation criteria?
    C. Public Comment and Final Action
III. Background Information
    A. Why were these negative declarations submitted?
IV. Administrative Requirements

I. The State's Submittal

A. What negative declarations did the State submit?

    Table 1 lists the negative declarations we are approving with the 
dates that they were adopted by the Mojave Desert Air Quality 
Management District (MDAQMD) and submitted by the California Air 
Resources Board (CARB).

                Table 1--Submitted Negative Declarations
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     Local agency                Title            Adopted     Submitted
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MDAQMD................  Pneumatic Rubber Tire      01/22/07     07/11/07
                         Manufacturing.
MDAQMD................  Large Petroleum Dry        01/22/07     07/11/07
                         Cleaners.
MDAQMD................  Surface Coating of         01/22/07     07/11/07
                         Cans.
MDAQMD................  Surface Coating of         01/22/07     07/11/07
                         Coils.
MDAQMD................  Surface Coating            01/22/07     07/11/07
                         Fabrics.
MDAQMD................  Surface Coating            01/22/07     07/11/07
                         Operations at
                         Automotive and Light
                         Duty Truck Assembly
                         Plants.
MDAQMD................  Surface of Coating of      01/22/07     07/11/07
                         Large Appliances.
MDAQMD................  Surface of Coating of      01/22/07     07/11/07
                         Magnet Wire.
MDAQMD................  Vacuum Producing           01/22/07     07/11/07
                         Devices or Systems.
MDAQMD................  Leaks From Petroleum       01/22/07     07/11/07
                         Refinery Equipment.
MDAQMD................  Process Unit               01/22/07     07/11/07
                         Turnarounds.
MDAQMD................  Equipment Leaks From       01/22/07     07/11/07
                         Natural Gas/Gasoline
                         Processing Plants.
MDAQMD................  Synthesized                01/22/07     07/11/07
                         Pharmaceutical
                         Products.
MDAQMD................  Air Oxidation Process--    01/22/07     07/11/07
                         SOCMI.
MDAQMD................  Polymer Manufacturing      01/22/07     07/11/07
                         SOCMI and Polymer
                         Manufacturing
                         Equipment Leaks.
MDAQMD................  Reactor Processes and      01/22/07     07/11/07
                         Distillation
                         Operations in SOCMI.
MDAQMD................  Synthetic Organic          01/22/07     07/11/07
                         Chemical Polymer and
                         Resin Manufacturing.
MDAQMD................  Petroleum Refinery         08/23/10     10/22/10
                         Equipment.
MDAQMD................  Manufacture of High-       08/23/10     10/22/10
                         Density Polyethylene,
                         Polypropylene, and
                         Polystyrene Resins.
MDAQMD................  Fugitive Emissions         08/23/10     10/22/10
                         From Synthetic
                         Organic Chemical
                         Polymer and Resin
                         Manufacturing
                         Equipment.
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    On November 16, 2010, EPA determined that the submittal for Mojave 
Desert AQMD Negative Declarations submitted on October 22, 2010, met 
the completeness criteria in 40 CFR Part 51 Appendix V, which must be 
met before formal EPA review.
    On January 11, 2008, the submittal for Mojave Desert Negative 
Declarations submitted on July 11, 2007 was deemed by operation of law 
to meet the completeness criteria in 40 CFR Part 51 Appendix V, which 
must be met before formal EPA review.

B. Are there other versions of these negative declarations?

    There are no previous versions of these negative declarations.

C. What is the purpose of the submitted negative declarations?

    The negative declarations were submitted to meet the requirements 
of CAA section 182(b)(2). Ozone Nonattainment areas classified at 
moderate and above are required to adopt volatile organic compound 
(VOC) regulations for the published Control Technique Guideline (CTG) 
categories and for major non-CTG sources of VOC or NOx. If a 
nonattainment area does not have stationary sources covered by an EPA 
published CTG, then the area is required to submit a negative 
declaration. The negative declarations were submitted because there are 
no applicable sources within the MDAQMD jurisdiction. EPA's technical 
support document (TSD) has more information about these negative 
declarations.

II. EPA's Evaluation and Action

A. How is EPA evaluating the negative declarations?

    The negative declarations are submitted as SIP revisions and must 
be consistent with Clean Air Act requirements for Reasonable Available 
Control Technology (RACT) (see section 182(b)(2)) and SIP relaxation 
(see sections 110(1) and 193.) To do so, the submittal should provide 
reasonable assurance that no sources subject to the CTG requirements 
currently exist or are planned for the MDAQMD.

B. Do the negative declarations meet the evaluation criteria?

    We believe these negative declarations are consistent with the 
relevant policy and guidance regarding RACT and SIP relaxations. The 
TSD has more information on our evaluation.

C. Public Comment and Final Action

    As authorized in section 110(k)(3) of the Act, EPA is fully 
approving the submitted negative declarations as additional information 
to the SIP because we believe they fulfill all relevant requirements. 
We do not think anyone will object to this approval, so we are 
finalizing it without proposing it in advance. However, in the Proposed 
Rules section of this Federal Register, we are simultaneously proposing 
approval of these negative declarations. If we receive adverse comments 
by June 20, 2011, we will publish a timely withdrawal in the Federal 
Register to notify the public that the direct final approval will not 
take effect and we will address the comments in a subsequent final 
action based on the proposal. If we do not receive timely adverse 
comments, the direct final approval will be effective without further 
notice on July 19, 2011.

III. Background Information

A. Why were these negative declarations submitted?

    These negative declarations were submitted to fulfill the 
requirements of CAA Section 182(a)(2). Section 182 requires that ozone 
nonattainment areas adopt VOC regulations found in the

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Control Technique Guideline Series and for all major non-CTG sources of 
VOC or NOX in their geographic area. Mojave Desert AQMD is a 
nonattainment area for ozone and thus is required to adopt reasonable 
available control technology (RACT) regulations for all CTG sources and 
major non-CTG sources. Section 110(a) of the CAA requires States to 
submit regulations that control VOC emissions. Table 2 lists some of 
the national milestones leading to the submittal of these local agency 
negative declarations.

                 Table 2--Ozone Nonattainment Milestones
------------------------------------------------------------------------
                  Date                                 Event
------------------------------------------------------------------------
March 3, 1978...........................  EPA promulgated a list of
                                           ozone attainment areas Under
                                           the Clean Air Act as amended
                                           in 1977. 43 FR 8964; 40 CFR
                                           81.305.
May 26, 1988............................  EPA notified Governors that
                                           parts of their SIPs were
                                           inadequate to attain and
                                           maintain the ozone standard
                                           and requested that they
                                           correct the deficiencies
                                           (EPA's SIP-Call). See section
                                           110(a)(2)(H) of the pre-
                                           amended Act.
November 15, 1990.......................  Clean Air Act Amendments of
                                           1990 were enacted. Pub. L.
                                           101-549, 104 Stat. 2399,
                                           codified at 42 U.S.C. 7401-
                                           7671q.
May 15, 1991............................  Section 182(a)(2)(A) requires
                                           that ozone nonattainment
                                           areas correct deficient RACT
                                           rules by this date.
------------------------------------------------------------------------

IV. Administrative Requirements

    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 interfere with Executive Order 12898 (59 FR 7629 
(Feb. 16, 1994)) because EPA lacks the discretionary authority to 
address environmental justice in this rulemaking.
    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 July 19, 2011. 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. 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, Ozone, Reporting and 
recordkeeping requirements, Volatile organic compounds.

    Dated: May 9, 2011.
Jared Blumenfeld,
Regional Administrator, Region IX.

    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 52.222 is amended by adding paragraphs (a)(1)(v) and (vi) to 
read as follows:


Sec.  52.222  Negative declarations.

    (a) * * *
    (1) * * *
    (v) Pneumatic Rubber Tire Manufacturing, Large Petroleum Dry 
Cleaners, Surface Coating of Cans, Surface Coating of Coils, Surface 
Coating Fabrics, Surface Coating Operations at Automotive and Light

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Duty Truck Assembly Plants, Surface of Coating of Large Appliances, 
Surface of Coating of Magnet Wire, Vacuum Producing Devices or Systems, 
Leaks From Petroleum Refinery Equipment, Process Unit Turnarounds, 
Equipment Leaks From Natural Gas/Gasoline Processing Plants, 
Synthesized Pharmaceutical Products, Air Oxidation Process--SOCMI, 
Polymer Manufacturing SOCMI and Polymer Manufacturing Equipment Leaks, 
Reactor Processes and Distillation Operations in SOCMI, and Synthetic 
Organic Chemical Polymer and Resin Manufacturing were submitted on July 
11, 2007 and adopted January 22, 2007.
    (vi) Petroleum Refinery Equipment, Manufacture of High-Density 
Polyethylene, Polypropylene, and Polystyrene Resins, and Fugitive 
Emissions from Synthetic Organic Chemical Polymer and Resin 
Manufacturing Equipment were submitted on October 22, 2010 and adopted 
on August 23, 2010.
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