Delegation of Authority to the State of West Virginia To Implement and Enforce Additional or Revised National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants and New Source Performance Standards, 69268 [2011-28898]

Download as PDF 69268 Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 216 / Tuesday, November 8, 2011 / Notices FERCOnlineSupport@ferc.gov. or call (866) 208–3676 (toll free). For TTY, call (202) 502–8659. Dated: October 31, 2011. Nathaniel J. Davis, Sr., Deputy Secretary. [FR Doc. 2011–28865 Filed 11–7–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY [D–WVA–2011–0002; FRL–9488–8] Delegation of Authority to the State of West Virginia To Implement and Enforce Additional or Revised National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants and New Source Performance Standards Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Notice of delegation of authority. AGENCY: On August 29, 2011, EPA sent West Virginia a letter acknowledging that West Virginia’s delegation of authority to implement and enforce NESHAP and NSPS had been updated, as provided for under the previously approved automatic delegation mechanisms. To inform regulated facilities and the public of West Virginia’s updated delegation of authority to implement and enforce NESHAP and NSPS, EPA is making available a copy of EPA’s letter to West Virginia through this notice. DATES: On August 29, 2011, EPA sent West Virginia a letter acknowledging that West Virginia’s delegation of authority to implement and enforce NESHAP and NSPS had been updated. ADDRESSES: Copies of documents pertaining to this action are available for public inspection during normal business hours at the Air Protection Division, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Region III, 1650 Arch Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19103– 2029. Copies of West Virginia’s submittal are also available at the West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection, Division of Air Quality, 601 57th Street SE., Charleston, West Virginia 25304. Copies of West Virginia’s notice to EPA that West Virginia has updated its incorporation by reference of federal NESHAP and NSPS, and of EPA’s response, may also be found posted on EPA Region III’s Web site at: http://www.epa.gov/ reg3artd/airregulations/delegate/ wvdelegation.htm. mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:29 Nov 07, 2011 Jkt 226001 Ray Chalmers, (215) 814–2061, or by email at chalmers.ray@epa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: West Virginia notified EPA that West Virginia has updated its incorporation by reference of federal NESHAP and NSPS to include many such standards, to the extent referenced in 40 CFR Parts 60, 61, and 63, as of June 1, 2010. EPA responded by sending West Virginia a letter acknowledging that West Virginia now has the authority to implement and enforce the NESHAP and NSPS as specified by West Virginia in its notice to EPA, as provided for under previously approved automatic delegation mechanisms. To inform regulated facilities and the public of West Virginia’s updated delegation of authority to implement and enforce NESHAP and NSPS, EPA is making available a copy of EPA’s letter to West Virginia through this notice. All notifications, applications, reports and other correspondence required pursuant to the newly delegated standards must be submitted to both the U.S. EPA Region III and to the West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection. A copy of the letter which EPA sent to West Virginia on August 29, 2011 follows: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: ‘‘John Benedict, Director Division of Air Quality West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection 601 57th Street Charleston, WV 25304 Dear Mr. Benedict: The United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has previously delegated to the State of West Virginia (West Virginia) the authority to implement and enforce various federal National Emissions Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants (NESHAP) and New Source Performance Standards (NSPS), which are found at 40 C.F.R. Parts 60, 61 and 63.1 In those actions EPA also delegated to West Virginia the authority to implement and enforce any future EPA NESHAP or NSPS on the condition that West Virginia legally adopt the future standards, make only allowed wording changes, and provide specified notice to EPA. In a letter dated July 11, 2011, West Virginia informed the EPA that West Virginia had updated its incorporation by reference of federal NESHAP and NSPS to include many such standards, to the extent referenced in 40 CFR Parts 60, 61, and 63, effective June 1, 2010. West Virginia noted that it understood that it was automatically delegated the authority to implement these standards. West Virginia committed to enforcing the standards in conformance with the terms of EPA’s previous delegations of authority. West Virginia made only allowed wording changes. West Virginia provided copies of the revised West Virginia Legislative Rules which specify the NESHAP and NSPS which West Virginia has adopted by reference. These revised Legislative Rules are entitled 45 CSR 34—‘‘Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants,’’ and 45 CSR 16— ‘‘Standards of Performance for New Stationary Sources.’’ These revised rules have an effective date of June 16, 2011. Accordingly, EPA acknowledges that West Virginia now has the authority, as provided for under the terms of EPA’s previous delegation actions, to implement and enforce the NESHAP and NSPS standards which West Virginia has adopted by reference in West Virginia’s revised Legislative Rules 45 CSR 34 and 45 CSR 16, both effective on June 16, 2011. Please note that on December 19, 2008, in Sierra Club v. EPA,2 the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit vacated certain provisions of the General Provisions of 40 C.F.R. Part 63 relating to exemptions for startup, shutdown, and malfunction (SSM). On October 16, 2009, the Court issued the mandate vacating these SSM exemption provisions, which are found at 40 C.F.R. §§ 63.6(f)(1) and (h)(1). Accordingly, EPA no longer allows sources the SSM exemption as provided for in the vacated provisions at 40 C.F.R. §§ 63.6(f)(1) and (h)(1), even though EPA has not yet formally removed the SSM exemption provisions from the General Provisions of 40 CFR Part 63. Because West Virginia incorporated 40 C.F.R. Part 63 by reference, West Virginia should also no longer allow sources to use the former SSM exemption from the General Provisions of 40 C.F.R. Part 63 due to the Court’s ruling in Sierra Club vs. EPA. EPA appreciates West Virginia’s continuing NESHAP and NSPS enforcement efforts, and also West Virginia’s decision to take automatic delegation of additional and more recent NESHAP and NSPS by adopting them by reference. If you have any questions, please contact me or Ms. Kathleen Cox, Associate Director, Office of Permits and Air Toxics, at (215) 814–2173. October 27, 2011 Sincerely, Diana Esher, Director, Air Protection Division’’ This notice acknowledges the update of West Virginia’s delegation of authority to implement and enforce NESHAP and NSPS. Dated: October 27, 2011. David Arnold, Acting Director, Air Protection Division, Region III. [FR Doc. 2011–28898 Filed 11–7–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–P 1 EPA has posted copies of these actions at: http://www.epa.gov/reg3artd/airregulations/ delegate/wvdelegation.htm. PO 00000 Frm 00031 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 9990 2 Sierra Club v. EPA, 551 F.3rd 1019 (D.C. Cir. 2008). E:\FR\FM\08NON1.SGM 08NON1

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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

[D-WVA-2011-0002; FRL-9488-8]


Delegation of Authority to the State of West Virginia To 
Implement and Enforce Additional or Revised National Emission Standards 
for Hazardous Air Pollutants and New Source Performance Standards

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

ACTION: Notice of delegation of authority.

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SUMMARY: On August 29, 2011, EPA sent West Virginia a letter 
acknowledging that West Virginia's delegation of authority to implement 
and enforce NESHAP and NSPS had been updated, as provided for under the 
previously approved automatic delegation mechanisms. To inform 
regulated facilities and the public of West Virginia's updated 
delegation of authority to implement and enforce NESHAP and NSPS, EPA 
is making available a copy of EPA's letter to West Virginia through 
this notice.

DATES: On August 29, 2011, EPA sent West Virginia a letter 
acknowledging that West Virginia's delegation of authority to implement 
and enforce NESHAP and NSPS had been updated.

ADDRESSES: Copies of documents pertaining to this action are available 
for public inspection during normal business hours at the Air 
Protection Division, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Region III, 
1650 Arch Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19103-2029. Copies of West 
Virginia's submittal are also available at the West Virginia Department 
of Environmental Protection, Division of Air Quality, 601 57th Street 
SE., Charleston, West Virginia 25304. Copies of West Virginia's notice 
to EPA that West Virginia has updated its incorporation by reference of 
federal NESHAP and NSPS, and of EPA's response, may also be found 
posted on EPA Region III's Web site at: http://www.epa.gov/reg3artd/airregulations/delegate/wvdelegation.htm.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ray Chalmers, (215) 814-2061, or by 
email at chalmers.ray@epa.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: West Virginia notified EPA that West 
Virginia has updated its incorporation by reference of federal NESHAP 
and NSPS to include many such standards, to the extent referenced in 40 
CFR Parts 60, 61, and 63, as of June 1, 2010. EPA responded by sending 
West Virginia a letter acknowledging that West Virginia now has the 
authority to implement and enforce the NESHAP and NSPS as specified by 
West Virginia in its notice to EPA, as provided for under previously 
approved automatic delegation mechanisms. To inform regulated 
facilities and the public of West Virginia's updated delegation of 
authority to implement and enforce NESHAP and NSPS, EPA is making 
available a copy of EPA's letter to West Virginia through this notice. 
All notifications, applications, reports and other correspondence 
required pursuant to the newly delegated standards must be submitted to 
both the U.S. EPA Region III and to the West Virginia Department of 
Environmental Protection. A copy of the letter which EPA sent to West 
Virginia on August 29, 2011 follows:

``John Benedict, Director
Division of Air Quality
West Virginia Department of
Environmental Protection
601 57th Street
Charleston, WV 25304

Dear Mr. Benedict:
    The United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has 
previously delegated to the State of West Virginia (West Virginia) 
the authority to implement and enforce various federal National 
Emissions Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants (NESHAP) and New 
Source Performance Standards (NSPS), which are found at 40 C.F.R. 
Parts 60, 61 and 63.\1\ In those actions EPA also delegated to West 
Virginia the authority to implement and enforce any future EPA 
NESHAP or NSPS on the condition that West Virginia legally adopt the 
future standards, make only allowed wording changes, and provide 
specified notice to EPA.
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    \1\ EPA has posted copies of these actions at: http://www.epa.gov/reg3artd/airregulations/delegate/wvdelegation.htm.
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    In a letter dated July 11, 2011, West Virginia informed the EPA 
that West Virginia had updated its incorporation by reference of 
federal NESHAP and NSPS to include many such standards, to the 
extent referenced in 40 CFR Parts 60, 61, and 63, effective June 1, 
2010. West Virginia noted that it understood that it was 
automatically delegated the authority to implement these standards. 
West Virginia committed to enforcing the standards in conformance 
with the terms of EPA's previous delegations of authority. West 
Virginia made only allowed wording changes.
    West Virginia provided copies of the revised West Virginia 
Legislative Rules which specify the NESHAP and NSPS which West 
Virginia has adopted by reference. These revised Legislative Rules 
are entitled 45 CSR 34--``Emission Standards for Hazardous Air 
Pollutants,'' and 45 CSR 16--``Standards of Performance for New 
Stationary Sources.'' These revised rules have an effective date of 
June 16, 2011.
    Accordingly, EPA acknowledges that West Virginia now has the 
authority, as provided for under the terms of EPA's previous 
delegation actions, to implement and enforce the NESHAP and NSPS 
standards which West Virginia has adopted by reference in West 
Virginia's revised Legislative Rules 45 CSR 34 and 45 CSR 16, both 
effective on June 16, 2011.
    Please note that on December 19, 2008, in Sierra Club v. EPA,\2\ 
the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia 
Circuit vacated certain provisions of the General Provisions of 40 
C.F.R. Part 63 relating to exemptions for startup, shutdown, and 
malfunction (SSM). On October 16, 2009, the Court issued the mandate 
vacating these SSM exemption provisions, which are found at 40 
C.F.R. Sec. Sec.  63.6(f)(1) and (h)(1).
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    \2\ Sierra Club v. EPA, 551 F.3rd 1019 (D.C. Cir. 2008).
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    Accordingly, EPA no longer allows sources the SSM exemption as 
provided for in the vacated provisions at 40 C.F.R. Sec. Sec.  
63.6(f)(1) and (h)(1), even though EPA has not yet formally removed 
the SSM exemption provisions from the General Provisions of 40 CFR 
Part 63. Because West Virginia incorporated 40 C.F.R. Part 63 by 
reference, West Virginia should also no longer allow sources to use 
the former SSM exemption from the General Provisions of 40 C.F.R. 
Part 63 due to the Court's ruling in Sierra Club vs. EPA.
    EPA appreciates West Virginia's continuing NESHAP and NSPS 
enforcement efforts, and also West Virginia's decision to take 
automatic delegation of additional and more recent NESHAP and NSPS 
by adopting them by reference.
    If you have any questions, please contact me or Ms. Kathleen 
Cox, Associate Director, Office of Permits and Air Toxics, at (215) 
814-2173.

October 27, 2011

Sincerely,

Diana Esher,

Director, Air Protection Division''

    This notice acknowledges the update of West Virginia's 
delegation of authority to implement and enforce NESHAP and NSPS.

    Dated: October 27, 2011.
David Arnold,
Acting Director, Air Protection Division, Region III.
[FR Doc. 2011-28898 Filed 11-7-11; 8:45 am]
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