Approval and Promulgation of Implementation Plans and Designations of Areas for Air Quality Planning Purposes; Alabama, Georgia, and Tennessee: Chattanooga; Determination of Attaining Data for the 1997 Annual Fine Particulate Standard, 31239-31241 [2011-13269]

Download as PDF rmajette on DSK89S0YB1PROD with RULES Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 104 / Tuesday, May 31, 2011 / Rules and Regulations Federal requirements, and does not impose additional requirements beyond those imposed by State law. For that reason, this proposed 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 CAA; 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 determination that the Pittsburgh Area has attained the 1997 8-hour ozone NAAQS 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 these actions and VerDate Mar<15>2010 14:21 May 27, 2011 Jkt 223001 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 August 1, 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. This determination that the Pittsburgh Area has attained the1997 8-hour ozone NAAQS 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. Dated: May 23, 2011, W.C. Early, Acting Regional Administrator, Region III. 40 CFR part 52 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 NN—Pennsylvania 2. In § 52.2037, paragraph (q) is added to read as follows: ■ § 52.2037 Control strategy plans for attainment and rate-of-progress: Ozone. * * * * * (q) Determination of attainment—In accordance with 40 CFR 51.918, EPA has determined that Pittsburgh-Beaver Valley 8-hour ozone nonattainment area has attained the 1997 8-hour ozone standard and that certain requirements of section 172(c) of the Clean Air Act are suspended as long as the nonattainment area continues to meet the 1997 8-hour ozone NAAQS. This determination is based upon complete, quality assured, and certified ambient air monitoring data that show the area has monitored attainment of the 1997 8-hour ozone NAAQS for the 2007 to 2009 monitoring PO 00000 Frm 00023 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 31239 period. Complete, quality-assured air monitoring data for 2010 are consistent with continued attainment. This determination suspends the obligation of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania to submit an attainment demonstration and associated reasonably available control measures (RACM), a reasonable further progress (RFP) plan, contingency measures, and other planning requirements related to attainment of the 1997 8-hour ozone NAAQS for the Pittsburgh Area for as long as the area continues to meet the 1997 8-hour ozone NAAQS. If a violation of the1997 8-hour ozone NAAQS is monitored in the Pittsburgh-Beaver Valley 8-hour ozone nonattainment area, this determination shall no longer apply. [FR Doc. 2011–13275 Filed 5–27–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–P ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY 40 CFR Part 52 [EPA–R04–OAR–2011–0084–201135; FRL– 9312–5] Approval and Promulgation of Implementation Plans and Designations of Areas for Air Quality Planning Purposes; Alabama, Georgia, and Tennessee: Chattanooga; Determination of Attaining Data for the 1997 Annual Fine Particulate Standard Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Final rule. AGENCY: EPA has determined that the Chattanooga, Tennessee-Georgia, fine particulate (PM2.5) nonattainment area (hereafter referred to as ‘‘the Chattanooga Area’’ or ‘‘Area’’) has attained the 1997 annual average PM2.5 National Ambient Air Quality Standard (NAAQS). The Chattanooga Area is comprised of Hamilton County in Tennessee, Catoosa and Walker Counties in Georgia, and a portion of Jackson County in Alabama. This determination of attainment is based upon quality-assured and certified ambient air monitoring data for the 2007–2009 period showing that the Area has monitored attainment of the 1997 annual PM2.5 NAAQS. The requirements for the Area to submit an attainment demonstration and associated reasonably available control measures (RACM), a reasonable further progress (RFP) plan, contingency measures, and other planning State Implementation Plan (SIP) revisions related to attainment of the standard shall be SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\31MYR1.SGM 31MYR1 31240 Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 104 / Tuesday, May 31, 2011 / Rules and Regulations suspended so long as the Area continues to attain the 1997 annual PM2.5 NAAQS. DATES: Effective Date: This final rule is effective on June 30, 2011. ADDRESSES: EPA has established a docket for this action under Docket ID Number EPA–R04–OAR–2011–0084. All documents in the docket are listed in the http://www.regulations.gov Web site. Although listed in the electronic docket, some information is not publicly available, i.e., confidential business information (CBI) or other information whose disclosure is restricted by statute. Certain other material, such as copyrighted material, is not placed on the Internet and will be publicly available only in hard copy form. Publicly available docket materials are available either electronically through http://www.regulations.gov or in hard copy for public inspection during normal business hours at the Regulatory Development Section, Air Planning Branch, Air, Pesticides and Toxics Management Division, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Region 4, 61 Forsyth Street, SW., Atlanta, Georgia 30303–8960. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Joel Huey or Sara Waterson, Regulatory Development Section, Air Planning Branch, Air, Pesticides and Toxics Management Division, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Region 4, 61 Forsyth Street, SW., Atlanta, Georgia 30303–8960. Mr. Huey may be reached by phone at (404) 562– 9104 or via electronic mail at huey.joel@epa.gov. Ms. Waterson may be reached by phone at (404) 562–9061 or via electronic mail at waterson.sara@epa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: rmajette on DSK89S0YB1PROD with RULES I. What action is EPA taking? II. What is the effect of this action? III. What is EPA’s final action? IV. Statutory and Executive Order Reviews I. What action is EPA taking? EPA is determining that the Chattanooga Area (comprised Hamilton County in Tennessee, Catoosa and Walker Counties in Georgia, and a portion of Jackson County in Alabama) has attaining data for the 1997 annual PM2.5 NAAQS. This determination is based upon quality assured, quality controlled and certified ambient air monitoring data that shows the Area has monitored attainment of the 1997 annual PM2.5 NAAQS based on the 2007–2009 data. Other specific requirements of the determination and the rationale for EPA’s action are explained in the notice of proposed rulemaking (NPR) published on March 22, 2011 (76 FR VerDate Mar<15>2010 14:21 May 27, 2011 Jkt 223001 15895). For summary purposes, a monitor in Rossville did not meet data completeness requirements for 2007 due to monitor shut-down. Data substitution was used to determine the attainment status of the Rossville site. The Georgia Environmental Protection Division (GA EPD) developed a weight-of-evidence approach for an alternative method of data substitution. EPA determined that GA EPD successfully demonstrated a strong correlation between the PM2.5 data from the Rossville site and two other sites in the Area. The annual design value for 2007–2009 for the Chattanooga Area is 12.7 μg/m3, at the Siskin Drive site (47–065–4002). The comment period closed on April 21, 2011. No comments were received in response to the NPR. IV. Statutory and Executive Order Reviews This action makes a determination of attainment based on air quality, and will result in the suspension of certain federal requirements, and it will 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 II. What is the effect of this action? under the Regulatory Flexibility Act (5 U.S.C. 601 et seq.); This final action, in accordance with • Does not contain any unfunded 40 CFR 51.1004(c), suspends the mandate or significantly or uniquely requirements for this Area to submit affect small governments, as described attainment demonstrations, associated in the Unfunded Mandates Reform Act RACM, RFP plans, contingency of 1995 (Pub. L. 104–4); measures, and other planning SIPs • Does not have Federalism related to attainment of the 1997 annual implications as specified in Executive PM2.5 NAAQS as long as this Area Order 13132 (64 FR 43255, August 10, continues to meet the 1997 annual PM2.5 1999); NAAQS. Finalizing this action does not • Is not an economically significant constitute a redesignation of the regulatory action based on health or Chattanooga Area to attainment for the safety risks subject to Executive Order 1997 annual PM2.5 NAAQS under 13045 (62 FR 19885, April 23, 1997); • Is not a significant regulatory action section 107(d)(3) of the Clean Air Act subject to Executive Order 13211 (66 FR (CAA). Further, finalizing this action 28355, May 22, 2001); does not involve approving • Is not subject to requirements of maintenance plans for the Area as Section 12(d) of the National required under section 175A of the Technology Transfer and Advancement CAA, nor does it involve a Act of 1995 (15 U.S.C. 272 note) because determination that the Area has met all application of those requirements would requirements for a redesignation. be inconsistent with the CAA; and III. What is EPA’s final action? • Does not provide EPA with the discretionary authority to address, as EPA is determining that the appropriate, disproportionate human Chattanooga Area has attaining data for health or environmental effects, using the 1997 annual PM2.5 NAAQS. This practicable and legally permissible determination is based upon quality methods, under Executive Order 12898 assured, quality controlled, and certified (59 FR 7629, February 16, 1994). In ambient air monitoring data showing addition, this 1997 PM2.5 clean NAAQS that this Area has monitored attainment data determination for the Chattanooga of the 1997 annual PM2.5 NAAQS during Area does not have tribal implications the period 2007–2009. This final action, as specified by Executive Order 13175 in accordance with 40 CFR 51.1004(c), (65 FR 67249, November 9, 2000), will suspend the requirements for this because the SIP is not approved to apply Area to submit attainment in Indian country located in the state, demonstrations, associated RACM, RFP and EPA notes that it will not impose plans, contingency measures, and other substantial direct costs on tribal planning SIPs related to attainment of governments or preempt tribal law. the 1997 annual PM2.5 NAAQS as long The Congressional Review Act, 5 as the Area continues to meet the 1997 U.S.C. 801 et seq., as added by the Small annual PM2.5 NAAQS. EPA is taking this Business Regulatory Enforcement final action because it is in accordance Fairness Act of 1996, generally provides with the CAA and EPA policy and that before a rule may take effect, the agency promulgating the rule must guidance. PO 00000 Frm 00024 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 E:\FR\FM\31MYR1.SGM 31MYR1 Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 104 / Tuesday, May 31, 2011 / Rules and Regulations 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 CAA, petitions for judicial review of this action must be filed in the United States Court of Appeals for the appropriate circuit by August 1, 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. 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 40 CFR part 52 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 B—Alabama 2. Section 52.62 is amended by adding paragraph (b) to read as follows: ■ § 52.62 Control strategy: Sulfur oxides and particulate matter. rmajette on DSK89S0YB1PROD with RULES * * * * (b) Determination of Attaining Data. EPA has determined, as of May 31, 2011, the Chattanooga, Tennessee, nonattainment area has attaining data for the 1997 annual PM2.5 NAAQS. This determination, in accordance with 40 CFR 52.1004(c), suspends the requirements for this area to submit an attainment demonstration, associated reasonably available control measures, a reasonable further progress plan, contingency measures, and other planning SIPs related to attainment of the standard for as long as this area VerDate Mar<15>2010 14:21 May 27, 2011 Jkt 223001 ACTION: Subpart L—Georgia This document announces that effective April 11, 2011, EPA Region 1 has signed an agreement with the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection (MassDEP) delegating authority to implement and enforce the Federal Prevention of Significant Deterioration (PSD) program to the MassDEP. Therefore, effective that date, MassDEP is the implementing authority for the PSD program in Massachusetts. This document explains the consequences of this change for owners and operators of sources that have PSD permits or that will need such permits in the future. DATES: Effective Date: EPA’s PSD program delegation agreement with the MassDEP is effective on April 11, 2011. ADDRESSES: The Delegation Agreement is available either electronically through http://www.epa.gov/NE/communities/ nseemissions.html or in hard copy at the Office of Ecosystem Protection, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, EPA New England Regional Office, Office of Ecosystem Protection, Air Quality Planning Unit, 5 Post Office Square— Suite 100, Boston, MA. EPA requests that if at all possible, you contact the contact listed in the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section to schedule your inspection. The Regional Office’s official hours of business are Monday through Friday, 8:30 to 4:30, excluding legal holidays. Copies of the Delegation Agreement are also available for public inspection during normal business hours, by appointment at the Division of Air Quality Control, Department of Environmental Protection, One Winter Street, 8th Floor, Boston, MA. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Brendan McCahill, EPA Region 1, (617) 918–1652, or send an e-mail to mccahill.brendan@epa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Background: On June 30, 1982 EPA delegated authority to implement the Federal PSD program in 40 CFR 52.21 to the MassDEP. On December 31, 2002, EPA published in the Federal Register revisions to the Federal PSD regulations (67 FR 80186). A final rule revising the Federal portions of implementation plans in 40 CFR part 52 to include the revisions to the Federal PSD regulations was published in the Federal Register on March 10, 2003. Both of these actions were effective on March 3, 2003. On February 27, 2003, the MassDEP notified the Regional Administrator of EPA Region 1 that the MassDEP would not accept authority for the 3. Section 52.578 is amended by adding paragraph (b) to read as follows: ■ § 52.578 Control Strategy: Sulfur oxides and particulate matter. * * * * * (b) Determination of Attaining Data. EPA has determined, as of May 31, 2011, the Chattanooga, Tennessee, nonattainment area has attaining data for the 1997 annual PM2.5 NAAQS. This determination, in accordance with 40 CFR 52.1004(c), suspends the requirements for this area to submit an attainment demonstration, associated reasonably available control measures, a reasonable further progress plan, contingency measures, and other planning SIPs related to attainment of the standard for as long as this area continues to meet the 1997 annual PM2.5 NAAQS. Subpart RR—Tennessee 4. Section 52.2231 is amended by adding paragraph (c) to read as follows: ■ * * * * (c) Determination of Attaining Data. EPA has determined, as of May 31, 2011, the Chattanooga, Tennessee, nonattainment area has attaining data for the 1997 annual PM2.5 NAAQS. This determination, in accordance with 40 CFR 52.1004(c), suspends the requirements for this area to submit an attainment demonstration, associated reasonably available control measures, a reasonable further progress plan, contingency measures, and other planning SIPs related to attainment of the standard for as long as this area continues to meet the 1997 annual PM2.5 NAAQS. [FR Doc. 2011–13269 Filed 5–27–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–P ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY 40 CFR Part 52 [A–1–FRL–9310–9] Prevention of Significant Deterioration (PSD) Program; Massachusetts; Announcing Delegation Agreement Between EPA and Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). AGENCY: PO 00000 Frm 00025 Fmt 4700 Announcement of delegation agreement. SUMMARY: * Dated: May 19, 2011. Gwendolyn Keyes Fleming, Regional Administrator, Region 4. * continues to meet the 1997 annual PM2.5 NAAQS. § 52.2231 Control strategy: Sulfur oxides and particulate matter. 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[Federal Register Volume 76, Number 104 (Tuesday, May 31, 2011)]
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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

40 CFR Part 52

[EPA-R04-OAR-2011-0084-201135; FRL- 9312-5]


Approval and Promulgation of Implementation Plans and 
Designations of Areas for Air Quality Planning Purposes; Alabama, 
Georgia, and Tennessee: Chattanooga; Determination of Attaining Data 
for the 1997 Annual Fine Particulate Standard

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

ACTION: Final rule.

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SUMMARY: EPA has determined that the Chattanooga, Tennessee-Georgia, 
fine particulate (PM2.5) nonattainment area (hereafter 
referred to as ``the Chattanooga Area'' or ``Area'') has attained the 
1997 annual average PM2.5 National Ambient Air Quality 
Standard (NAAQS). The Chattanooga Area is comprised of Hamilton County 
in Tennessee, Catoosa and Walker Counties in Georgia, and a portion of 
Jackson County in Alabama. This determination of attainment is based 
upon quality-assured and certified ambient air monitoring data for the 
2007-2009 period showing that the Area has monitored attainment of the 
1997 annual PM2.5 NAAQS. The requirements for the Area to 
submit an attainment demonstration and associated reasonably available 
control measures (RACM), a reasonable further progress (RFP) plan, 
contingency measures, and other planning State Implementation Plan 
(SIP) revisions related to attainment of the standard shall be

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suspended so long as the Area continues to attain the 1997 annual 
PM2.5 NAAQS.

DATES: Effective Date: This final rule is effective on June 30, 2011.

ADDRESSES: EPA has established a docket for this action under Docket ID 
Number EPA-R04-OAR-2011-0084. All documents in the docket are listed in 
the http://www.regulations.gov Web site. Although listed in the 
electronic docket, some information is not publicly available, i.e., 
confidential business information (CBI) or other information whose 
disclosure is restricted by statute. Certain other material, such as 
copyrighted material, is not placed on the Internet and will be 
publicly available only in hard copy form. Publicly available docket 
materials are available either electronically through http://www.regulations.gov or in hard copy for public inspection during normal 
business hours at the Regulatory Development Section, Air Planning 
Branch, Air, Pesticides and Toxics Management Division, U.S. 
Environmental Protection Agency, Region 4, 61 Forsyth Street, SW., 
Atlanta, Georgia 30303-8960.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Joel Huey or Sara Waterson, Regulatory 
Development Section, Air Planning Branch, Air, Pesticides and Toxics 
Management Division, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Region 4, 61 
Forsyth Street, SW., Atlanta, Georgia 30303-8960. Mr. Huey may be 
reached by phone at (404) 562-9104 or via electronic mail at 
huey.joel@epa.gov. Ms. Waterson may be reached by phone at (404) 562-
9061 or via electronic mail at waterson.sara@epa.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

I. What action is EPA taking?
II. What is the effect of this action?
III. What is EPA's final action?
IV. Statutory and Executive Order Reviews

I. What action is EPA taking?

    EPA is determining that the Chattanooga Area (comprised Hamilton 
County in Tennessee, Catoosa and Walker Counties in Georgia, and a 
portion of Jackson County in Alabama) has attaining data for the 1997 
annual PM2.5 NAAQS. This determination is based upon quality 
assured, quality controlled and certified ambient air monitoring data 
that shows the Area has monitored attainment of the 1997 annual 
PM2.5 NAAQS based on the 2007-2009 data.
    Other specific requirements of the determination and the rationale 
for EPA's action are explained in the notice of proposed rulemaking 
(NPR) published on March 22, 2011 (76 FR 15895). For summary purposes, 
a monitor in Rossville did not meet data completeness requirements for 
2007 due to monitor shut-down. Data substitution was used to determine 
the attainment status of the Rossville site. The Georgia Environmental 
Protection Division (GA EPD) developed a weight-of-evidence approach 
for an alternative method of data substitution. EPA determined that GA 
EPD successfully demonstrated a strong correlation between the 
PM2.5 data from the Rossville site and two other sites in 
the Area. The annual design value for 2007-2009 for the Chattanooga 
Area is 12.7 [mu]g/m\3\, at the Siskin Drive site (47-065-4002). The 
comment period closed on April 21, 2011. No comments were received in 
response to the NPR.

II. What is the effect of this action?

    This final action, in accordance with 40 CFR 51.1004(c), suspends 
the requirements for this Area to submit attainment demonstrations, 
associated RACM, RFP plans, contingency measures, and other planning 
SIPs related to attainment of the 1997 annual PM2.5 NAAQS as 
long as this Area continues to meet the 1997 annual PM2.5 
NAAQS. Finalizing this action does not constitute a redesignation of 
the Chattanooga Area to attainment for the 1997 annual PM2.5 
NAAQS under section 107(d)(3) of the Clean Air Act (CAA). Further, 
finalizing this action does not involve approving maintenance plans for 
the Area as required under section 175A of the CAA, nor does it involve 
a determination that the Area has met all requirements for a 
redesignation.

III. What is EPA's final action?

    EPA is determining that the Chattanooga Area has attaining data for 
the 1997 annual PM2.5 NAAQS. This determination is based 
upon quality assured, quality controlled, and certified ambient air 
monitoring data showing that this Area has monitored attainment of the 
1997 annual PM2.5 NAAQS during the period 2007-2009. This 
final action, in accordance with 40 CFR 51.1004(c), will suspend the 
requirements for this Area to submit attainment demonstrations, 
associated RACM, RFP plans, contingency measures, and other planning 
SIPs related to attainment of the 1997 annual PM2.5 NAAQS as 
long as the Area continues to meet the 1997 annual PM2.5 
NAAQS. EPA is taking this final action because it is in accordance with 
the CAA and EPA policy and guidance.

IV. Statutory and Executive Order Reviews

    This action makes a determination of attainment based on air 
quality, and will result in the suspension of certain federal 
requirements, and it will 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 CAA; 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 1997 PM2.5 clean NAAQS data determination for the 
Chattanooga Area 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

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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 CAA, petitions for judicial review 
of this action must be filed in the United States Court of Appeals for 
the appropriate circuit by August 1, 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. 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, Particulate matter.

    Dated: May 19, 2011.
Gwendolyn Keyes Fleming,
Regional Administrator, Region 4.

    40 CFR part 52 is amended as follows:

PART 52--[AMENDED]

0
1. The authority citation for part 52 continues to read as follows:

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

Subpart B--Alabama

0
2. Section 52.62 is amended by adding paragraph (b) to read as follows:


Sec.  52.62  Control strategy: Sulfur oxides and particulate matter.

* * * * *
    (b) Determination of Attaining Data. EPA has determined, as of May 
31, 2011, the Chattanooga, Tennessee, nonattainment area has attaining 
data for the 1997 annual PM2.5 NAAQS. This determination, in 
accordance with 40 CFR 52.1004(c), suspends the requirements for this 
area to submit an attainment demonstration, associated reasonably 
available control measures, a reasonable further progress plan, 
contingency measures, and other planning SIPs related to attainment of 
the standard for as long as this area continues to meet the 1997 annual 
PM2.5 NAAQS.

Subpart L--Georgia

0
3. Section 52.578 is amended by adding paragraph (b) to read as 
follows:


Sec.  52.578  Control Strategy: Sulfur oxides and particulate matter.

* * * * *
    (b) Determination of Attaining Data. EPA has determined, as of May 
31, 2011, the Chattanooga, Tennessee, nonattainment area has attaining 
data for the 1997 annual PM2.5 NAAQS. This determination, in 
accordance with 40 CFR 52.1004(c), suspends the requirements for this 
area to submit an attainment demonstration, associated reasonably 
available control measures, a reasonable further progress plan, 
contingency measures, and other planning SIPs related to attainment of 
the standard for as long as this area continues to meet the 1997 annual 
PM2.5 NAAQS.

Subpart RR--Tennessee

0
4. Section 52.2231 is amended by adding paragraph (c) to read as 
follows:


Sec.  52.2231  Control strategy: Sulfur oxides and particulate matter.

* * * * *
    (c) Determination of Attaining Data. EPA has determined, as of May 
31, 2011, the Chattanooga, Tennessee, nonattainment area has attaining 
data for the 1997 annual PM2.5 NAAQS. This determination, in 
accordance with 40 CFR 52.1004(c), suspends the requirements for this 
area to submit an attainment demonstration, associated reasonably 
available control measures, a reasonable further progress plan, 
contingency measures, and other planning SIPs related to attainment of 
the standard for as long as this area continues to meet the 1997 annual 
PM2.5 NAAQS.

[FR Doc. 2011-13269 Filed 5-27-11; 8:45 am]
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