Approval and Promulgation of Implementation Plans; Revisions to the Nevada State Implementation Plan; Stationary Source Permits, 59321-59335 [2012-23121]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 188 / Thursday, September 27, 2012 / Rules and Regulations 40 CFR Part 52 [EPA–R09–OAR–2012–0141; FRL–9728–6] Approval and Promulgation of Implementation Plans; Revisions to the Nevada State Implementation Plan; Stationary Source Permits Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Final rule. AGENCY: EPA is finalizing a limited approval and limited disapproval of revisions to the applicable state implementation plan for the State of Nevada. The revisions include new or amended State rules governing applications for, and issuance of, permits for stationary sources, but not including review and permitting of major sources and major modifications under parts C and D of title I of the Clean Air Act. EPA is taking this action under the Clean Air Act obligation to take action on State submittals of revisions to state implementation plans. The intended effect of the limited approval and limited disapproval action is to update the applicable state implementation plan with current State rules with respect to permitting, and to set the stage for remedying deficiencies in the permitting rules with respect to certain new or revised national ambient air quality standards. This limited disapproval action would not trigger sanctions under section 179 of the Clean Air Act but does trigger an obligation on EPA to promulgate a Federal Implementation Plan unless the State of Nevada corrects the deficiencies, and EPA approves the related plan revisions, within two years of the final action. SUMMARY: Effective Date: This rule is effective on October 29, 2012. Docket: EPA has established docket number EPA–R09–OAR–2012–0141 for this action. The index to the docket for this action is available electronically at www.regulations.gov and in hard copy at EPA Region IX, 75 Hawthorne Street, San Francisco, California. While all documents in the docket are listed in the index, some information may be publicly available only at the hard copy location (e.g., copyrighted material), and some may not be publicly available at 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: Laura Yannayon, EPA Region IX, 75 Hawthorne Street (AIR–3), San Francisco, CA 94105, phone number (415) 972–3534, fax number (415) 947– 3579, or by email at yannayon.laura@epa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Throughout this document, the terms ‘‘we,’’ ‘‘us,’’ and ‘‘our’’ refer to EPA. DATES: ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY Table of Contents I. Proposed Action A. Summary of Proposed Action and Description of SIP Submittals B. Resolution of Prior Deficiencies C. New Deficiencies II. Public Comment on Proposed Action III. Final Action IV. Statutory and Executive Order Reviews I. Proposed Action A. Summary of Proposed Action and Description of SIP Submittals On June 28, 2012 (77 FR 38557), under section 110(k) of the Clean Air Act (CAA or ‘‘Act’’), EPA proposed a limited approval and limited 59321 disapproval of revisions to the Nevada State Implementation Plan (SIP). The revisions, which were submitted by the Nevada Division of Environmental Protection (NDEP) on January 24, 2011, include certain new or amended State rules [i.e., certain sections of Nevada Administrative Code (NAC)] that govern applications for, and issuance of, permits for stationary sources [a process referred to herein as ‘‘New Source Review’’ (NSR) and rules referred to herein as ‘‘NSR rules’’].1 NDEP’s January 24, 2011 submittal also includes a rescission of one definition from the existing SIP (the definition of ‘‘special mobile equipment’’). As described in our June 28, 2012 proposed rule (77 FR at 38557), on November 9, 2011, NDEP amended the January 24, 2011 submittal by replacing an NSR rule (NAC 445B.3457) that had been submitted on January 24, 2011 as a temporary regulation with the version of the rule that had been adopted by the State Environmental Commission (SEC) as a permanent regulation. On May 21, 2012, NDEP further amended the January 24, 2011 submittal by submitting a small set of additional NSR-related rules (and one statutory definition), certain clarifications concerning the previously-submitted NSR rules, and documentation supporting the selection of emissionsbased thresholds for triggering the public notice requirements for draft permits for certain source modifications. Table 1 below lists the rules (and one statutory definition) that were submitted by NDEP on January 24, 2011, November 9, 2011, and May 21, 2012 and on which EPA is taking final limited approval and limited disapproval action in this document. TABLE 1—SUBMITTED RULES (AND STATUTORY DEFINITION) GOVERNING NSR FOR STATIONARY SOURCES UNDER NDEP JURISDICTION tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with RULES Submitted rule NAC NAC NAC NAC NAC NAC NAC NAC NAC NAC NAC NAC NAC 445B.003 ...................... 445B.0035 .................... 445B.007 ...................... 445B.013 ...................... 445B.014 ...................... 445B.016 ...................... 445B.019 ...................... 445B.035 ...................... 445B.036 ...................... 445B.037 ...................... 445B.038 ...................... 445B.0423 .................... 445B.044 ...................... Title ‘‘Adjacent properties’’ defined ...................................................................... ‘‘Administrative revision to a Class I operating permit’’ defined .................. ‘‘Affected state’’ defined ............................................................................... ‘‘Allowable emissions’’ defined .................................................................... ‘‘Alteration’’ defined ...................................................................................... ‘‘Alternative operating scenarios’’ defined ................................................... ‘‘Applicable requirement’’ defined ................................................................ ‘‘Class I–B application’’ defined ................................................................... ‘‘Class I source’’ defined .............................................................................. ‘‘Class II source’’ defined ............................................................................. ‘‘Class III source’’ defined ............................................................................ ‘‘Commence’’ defined ................................................................................... ‘‘Construction’’ defined ................................................................................. 1 We note that the stationary source permitting rules that are the subject of today’s final rule are not intended to satisfy the requirements for pre- VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:28 Sep 26, 2012 Adoption date Jkt 226001 construction review and permitting of major sources or major modifications under part C (‘‘Prevention of Significant Deterioration of air PO 00000 Frm 00035 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 11/03/93 08/19/04 11/03/93 10/04/05 10/03/95 10/03/95 06/17/10 10/03/95 08/19/04 06/17/10 06/17/10 03/18/08 10/04/05 .................... .................... .................... .................... .................... .................... .................... .................... .................... .................... .................... .................... .................... Submittal date 01/24/11 01/24/11 01/24/11 01/24/11 01/24/11 01/24/11 01/24/11 01/24/11 01/24/11 01/24/11 01/24/11 05/21/12 01/24/11 quality’’) or part D (‘‘Plan requirements for nonattainment areas’’) of title I of the Clean Air Act. E:\FR\FM\27SER1.SGM 27SER1 59322 Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 188 / Thursday, September 27, 2012 / Rules and Regulations TABLE 1—SUBMITTED RULES (AND STATUTORY DEFINITION) GOVERNING NSR FOR STATIONARY SOURCES UNDER NDEP JURISDICTION—Continued Submitted rule NAC NAC NAC NAC NAC NAC NAC NAC NAC NAC NAC NAC NAC NAC NAC NRS NAC NAC NAC NAC NAC NAC NAC NAC NAC NAC NAC NAC NAC NAC NAC NAC NAC 445B.046 ...................... 445B.054 ...................... 445B.064 ...................... 445B.066 ...................... 445B.068 ...................... 445B.069 ...................... 445B.070 ...................... 445B.082 ...................... 445B.083 ...................... 445B.087 ...................... 445B.093 ...................... 445B.094 ...................... 445B.0945 .................... 445B.099 ...................... 445B.104 ...................... 485.050 ......................... 445B.107 ...................... 445B.108 ...................... 445B.117 ...................... 445B.123 ...................... 445B.124 ...................... 445B.1345 .................... 445B.138 ...................... 445B.142 ...................... 445B.147 ...................... 445B.154 ...................... 445B.156 ...................... 445B.157 ...................... 445B.179 ...................... 445B.187 ...................... 445B.194 ...................... 445B.200 ...................... 445B.287 ...................... NAC 445B.287(2) .................. NAC NAC NAC NAC NAC NAC 445B.288 445B.295 445B.297 445B.298 445B.305 445B.308 ...................... ...................... ...................... ...................... ...................... ...................... NAC 445B.310 ...................... NAC 445B.311 ...................... NAC NAC NAC NAC 445B.313 ...................... 445B.3135 .................... 445B.314 ...................... 445B.315 ...................... NAC 445B.318 ...................... NAC 445B.319 ...................... NAC 445B.325 ...................... tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with RULES NAC NAC NAC NAC 445B.331 ...................... 445B.3361 .................... 445B.3363 .................... 445B.33637 .................. NAC 445B.3364 .................... NAC 445B.3365 .................... NAC 445B.33656 .................. NAC 445B.3366 .................... NAC 445B.3368 .................... VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:28 Sep 26, 2012 Submittal date Title Adoption date ‘‘Contiguous property’’ defined .................................................................... ‘‘Dispersion technique’’ defined ................................................................... ‘‘Excessive concentration’’ defined .............................................................. ‘‘Existing stationary source’’ defined ............................................................ ‘‘Facility’’ defined .......................................................................................... ‘‘Federally enforceable’’ defined .................................................................. ‘‘Federally enforceable emissions cap’’ defined .......................................... ‘‘General permit’’ defined ............................................................................. ‘‘Good engineering practice stack height’’ defined ...................................... ‘‘Increment’’ defined ..................................................................................... ‘‘Major modification’’ defined ........................................................................ ‘‘Major source’’ defined ................................................................................ ‘‘Major stationary source’’ defined ............................................................... ‘‘Modification’’ defined .................................................................................. ‘‘Motor vehicle’’ defined ............................................................................... ‘‘Motor vehicle’’ defined ............................................................................... ‘‘Nearby’’ defined ......................................................................................... ‘‘New stationary source’’ defined ................................................................. ‘‘Offset’’ defined ........................................................................................... ‘‘Operating permit’’ defined .......................................................................... ‘‘Operating permit to construct’’ defined ...................................................... ‘‘Plantwide applicability limitation’’ defined .................................................. ‘‘Potential to emit’’ defined ........................................................................... ‘‘Prevention of significant deterioration of air quality’’ defined .................... ‘‘Program’’ defined ....................................................................................... ‘‘Renewal of an operating permit’’ defined .................................................. ‘‘Responsible official’’ defined ...................................................................... ‘‘Revision of an operating permit’’ defined .................................................. ‘‘Special mobile equipment’’ defined ........................................................... ‘‘Stationary source’’ defined ......................................................................... ‘‘Temporary source’’ defined ........................................................................ ‘‘Violation’’ defined ....................................................................................... Operating permits: General requirements; exception; restriction on transfers. [Provision addressing the operating permit requirements for certain types of Class I sources]. Operating permits: Exemptions from requirements; insignificant activities Application: General requirements .............................................................. Application: Submission; certification; additional information ...................... Application: Official date of submittal .......................................................... Operating permits: Imposition of more stringent standards for emissions .. Prerequisites and conditions for issuance of certain operating permits; compliance with applicable state implementation plan. Environmental evaluation: Applicable sources and other subjects; exemption. Environmental evaluation: Contents; consideration of good engineering practice stack height. Method for determining heat input: Class I sources ................................... Method for determining heat input: Class II sources .................................. Method for determining heat input: Class III sources ................................. Contents of operating permits: Exception for operating permits to construct; required conditions. Operating permits: Requirement for each source; form of application; issuance or denial; posting. Operating permits: Administrative amendment ........................................... Operating permits: Termination, reopening and revision, revision, or revocation and reissuance. Request for change of location of emission unit ......................................... General requirements .................................................................................. Operating permit to construct: Application .................................................. Operating permit to construct for approval of plantwide applicability limitation: Application. Operating permit to construct: Action by Director on application; notice; public comment and hearing. Operating permit to construct: Contents; noncompliance with conditions .. Operating permit to construct for approval of plantwide applicability limitation: Contents; noncompliance with conditions. Expiration and extension of operating permit to construct; expiration and renewal of plantwide applicability limitation. Additional requirements for application; exception ...................................... 09/16/76 .................... 10/04/05 .................... 10/04/05 .................... 10/03/95 .................... 10/03/95 .................... 03/18/08 .................... 11/03/93 .................... 10/03/95 .................... 10/04/05 .................... 11/03/93 .................... 08/19/04 .................... 05/10/01 .................... 08/19/04 .................... 10/03/95 .................... 05/10/01 .................... As amended in 2003 10/04/05 .................... 10/03/95 .................... 10/03/95 .................... 06/17/10 .................... 11/19/02 .................... 06/17/10 .................... 10/05/10 .................... 11/03/93 .................... 11/03/93 .................... 11/03/93 .................... 06/17/10 .................... 08/19/04 .................... 10/05/10 (repealed) ... 10/05/10 .................... 05/10/01 .................... 11/03/93 .................... 06/17/10 .................... 01/24/11 01/24/11 01/24/11 01/24/11 01/24/11 01/24/11 01/24/11 01/24/11 01/24/11 01/24/11 01/24/11 01/24/11 01/24/11 01/24/11 01/24/11 05/21/12 01/24/11 01/24/11 01/24/11 01/24/11 01/24/11 01/24/11 01/24/11 01/24/11 01/24/11 01/24/11 01/24/11 01/24/11 01/24/11 01/24/11 01/24/11 05/21/12 01/24/11 06/17/10 .................... 05/21/12 03/18/08 09/06/06 03/08/06 06/17/10 06/17/10 03/18/08 .................... .................... .................... .................... .................... .................... 01/24/11 01/24/11 01/24/11 01/24/11 01/24/11 01/24/11 09/06/06 .................... 01/24/11 10/05/10 .................... 01/24/11 10/05/10 11/19/02 11/19/02 03/08/06 .................... .................... .................... .................... 01/24/11 01/24/11 01/24/11 01/24/11 03/08/06 .................... 01/24/11 08/19/04 .................... 06/17/10 .................... 01/24/1 01/24/1 Jkt 226001 PO 00000 Frm 00036 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 E:\FR\FM\27SER1.SGM 09/06/06 06/17/10 12/09/09 08/19/04 .................... .................... .................... .................... 01/24/11 01/24/11 01/24/11 01/24/11 12/09/09 .................... 01/24/11 03/08/06 .................... 03/08/06 .................... 01/24/11 01/24/11 09/06/06 .................... 01/24/11 12/09/09 .................... 01/24/11 27SER1 59323 Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 188 / Thursday, September 27, 2012 / Rules and Regulations TABLE 1—SUBMITTED RULES (AND STATUTORY DEFINITION) GOVERNING NSR FOR STATIONARY SOURCES UNDER NDEP JURISDICTION—Continued Submittal date Submitted rule Title Adoption date NAC 445B.3375 .................... NAC 445B.3395 .................... Class I–B application: Filing requirement .................................................... Action by Director on application; notice; public comment and hearing; objection by Administrator; expiration of permit. Prerequisites to issuance, revision or renewal of permit ............................ Certain changes authorized without revision of permit; notification of authorized changes. Minor revision of permit ............................................................................... Significant revision of permit ........................................................................ Administrative revision of permit to incorporate conditions of certain permits to construct. Renewal of permit ........................................................................................ Class I general permit .................................................................................. Application: General requirements .............................................................. Action by Director on application; notice; public comment and hearing; expiration of permit. Required contents of permit ........................................................................ Application for revision ................................................................................. Renewal of permit ........................................................................................ Class II general permit ................................................................................. Application: General requirements .............................................................. Action by Director on application; expiration of permit ................................ Required contents of permit ........................................................................ Application for revision ................................................................................. Renewal of permit ........................................................................................ 09/06/06 .................... 03/18/08 .................... 01/24/11 01/24/1 03/18/08 .................... 10/04/05 .................... 01/24/1 01/24/11 08/19/04 .................... 11/19/02 .................... 09/06/06 .................... 01/24/11 01/24/11 01/24/11 11/12/08 11/19/02 03/08/06 10/05/11 .................... .................... .................... .................... 01/24/11 05/21/12 01/24/11 11/09/11 10/03/95 10/04/05 11/12/08 03/18/08 09/06/06 09/06/06 09/06/06 09/18/01 11/12/08 .................... .................... .................... .................... .................... .................... .................... .................... .................... 01/24/11 01/24/11 01/24/11 01/24/11 01/24/11 01/24/11 01/24/11 01/24/11 01/24/11 NAC 445B.340 ...................... NAC 445B.342 ...................... NAC 445B.3425 .................... NAC 445B.344 ...................... NAC 445B.3441 .................... NAC NAC NAC NAC 445B.3443 445B.3447 445B.3453 445B.3457 .................... .................... .................... .................... NAC NAC NAC NAC NAC NAC NAC NAC NAC 445B.346 ...................... 445B.3465 .................... 445B.3473 .................... 445B.3477 .................... 445B.3485 .................... 445B.3487 .................... 445B.3489 .................... 445B.3493 .................... 445B.3497 .................... In our proposed rule (77 FR 38557, at 38559), we discussed the regulatory history of the Nevada SIP and identified the existing Nevada SIP rules governing NSR for stationary sources under NDEP jurisdiction (see table 2). TABLE 2—EXISTING SIP RULES GOVERNING NSR FOR STATIONARY SOURCES UNDER NDEP JURISDICTION Fed. Reg. citation and EPA approval date tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with RULES Nevada Air Quality Regulations (NAQR) or Nevada Administrative Code (NAC) NAQR article 1.36—Commenced ..................................................................................................................... NAQR article 1.42—Construction ..................................................................................................................... NAQR article 1.43—Contiguous property ......................................................................................................... NAQR article 1.72—Existing facility .................................................................................................................. NAQR article 1.104—Major stationary source .................................................................................................. NAQR article 1.109—Modification .................................................................................................................... NAQR article 1.111—Motor vehicle .................................................................................................................. NAC 445.559—‘‘Operating permit’’ defined ...................................................................................................... NAQR article 1.182—Special mobile equipment .............................................................................................. NAQR article 1.187—Stationary source ........................................................................................................... NAC 445.649—‘‘Violation’’ defined ................................................................................................................... NAQR article 3.1.6 [‘‘Application forms for requesting the issuance of either a registration certificate or an operating permit can be obtained from the Director.’’). NAC 445.704 Registration certificates and operating permits required ........................................................... NAC 445.705 Exemptions ................................................................................................................................. NAC 445.706(1) Application date; payment of fees ......................................................................................... NAC 445.707 Registration certificates: Prerequisite; application; fee; issuance, denial; expiration ................ NAC 445.712 Operating permits: Prerequisite; application; fee; issuance, denial; posting ............................. NAC 445.713 Operating permits: Renewal ...................................................................................................... NAC 445.714 Operating permits: Replacement of lost or damaged permits ................................................... NAC 445.715 Operating permits: Revocation .................................................................................................. NAC 445.716 Operating permits: Change of location ...................................................................................... NAQR article 13.1 (‘‘General Provisions for the Review of New Sources’’), subsection 13.1.3(1) ................. NAQR article 13.1 (‘‘General Provisions for the Review of New Sources’’), subsections 13.1.4, 13.1.5, 13.1.6, and 13.1.7. NAQR article 13.2 [applicability thresholds for environmental evaluations (EEs)], subsections 13.2.3 and 13.2.4. NAQR article 13.3 [content requirements for EEs], subsection 13.3.1, 13.3.1.1, 13.3.1.2.2 ........................... 43 43 43 43 43 43 43 49 43 43 49 43 FR FR FR FR FR FR FR FR FR FR FR FR 36932; (August 21, 1978). 36932; (August 21, 1978). 36932; (August 21, 1978). 36932; (August 21, 1978). 36932; (August 21, 1978). 36932; (August 21, 1978). 36932; (August 21, 1978). 11626; (March 27, 1984). 36932; (August 21, 1978). 36932; (August 21, 1978). 11626; (March 27, 1984). 1341; (January 9, 1978). 49 49 49 49 49 49 49 49 49 46 40 FR FR FR FR FR FR FR FR FR FR FR 11626; 11626; 11626; 11626; 11626; 11626; 11626; 11626; 11626; 21758; 13306; (March 27, 1984). (March 27, 1984). (March 27, 1984). (March 27, 1984). (March 27, 1984). (March 27, 1984). (March 27, 1984). (March 27, 1984). (March 27, 1984). (April 14, 1981). (March 26, 1975). 47 FR 27070; (June 23, 1982). 47 FR 27070; (June 23, 1982). 2 NDEP’s NSR SIP retains certain nonattainment NSR provisions including the definition of the term, ‘‘lowest achievable emission rate’’ (LAER), and NAQR article 13.1.3(2) in the SIP. NAQR article 13.1.1 establishes an environmental evaluation (EE) requirement, and NAQR article 13.1.3(2) establishes the LAER requirement. LAER is defined to apply to applicants who are required to submit EEs, and such applicants are identified by emissions-based threshold values in article 13.2, 13.2.1, and 13.2.2, submitted on July 24, 1979 and approved on June 23, 1982 (47 FR 27070). Thus, the existing SIP definition for LAER, NAQR articles 13.1.1, 13.2, 13.2.1, and 13.2.2 must be retained in the SIP to properly interpret and apply the major source nonattainment requirements in NAQR article 13.1.3(2). VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:28 Sep 26, 2012 Jkt 226001 PO 00000 Frm 00037 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 E:\FR\FM\27SER1.SGM 27SER1 59324 Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 188 / Thursday, September 27, 2012 / Rules and Regulations tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with RULES We also described the previous version of the State’s NSR rules that we disapproved. See 73 FR 20536; (April 16, 2008). Our 2008 final disapproval of the previous version of the NSR rules provides the context for this rulemaking in that our evaluation of the resubmitted NSR rules focused on changes the State had made in response to the findings in our 2008 final rule. As discussed further below, in our proposed rule, we found that the State had adequately addressed all of the previously-identified deficiencies in the NSR rules but new deficiencies related to the new or revised PM2.5 and Pb national ambient air quality standards (NAAQS) prevent us from proposing a full approval of the rules. Therefore, we proposed a limited approval and limited disapproval of the submitted NSR rules. We did so based also on our finding that, while the rules did not meet all of the applicable requirements, the rules would represent an overall strengthening of SIP by clarifying and enhancing the NSR permitting requirements. B. Resolution of Prior Deficiencies In our June 28, 2012 proposed rule, we found that State had adopted rule revisions or provided sufficient explanation and documentation to fully address the 10 specific deficiencies that we found in the rules as set forth in our April 2008 final rule. First, we concluded that new or amended rules submitted for approval, including NAC 445B.0423 (‘‘Commence’’ defined), NAC 445B.069 (‘‘Federally enforceable’’ defined), NAC 445B.287, subsection (2) (Provision addressing the operating permit requirements for certain types of Class I sources), NRS 485.050 (‘‘Motor vehicle’’ defined), and NAC 445B.083 (‘‘Good engineering practice stack height’’ defined) adequately addressed the deficiencies related to the use of undefined terms or incorrect citations, the reliance on rules or statutory provisions that had not been submitted for approval as part of the SIP, or the confusion caused by submittal of multiple versions of the same rule. Second, we concluded that NAC 445B.138 (‘‘Potential to emit’’ defined), as amended, adequately addressed the deficiency in this definition related to the limits that qualify for treatment as part of a stationary source’s design for the purposes of determining its potential to emit. Third, by amending NAC 445B.187 (‘‘Stationary source’’ defined) to delete the exclusion for ‘‘special mobile equipment,’’ the State Environmental Commission (SEC) adequately VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:28 Sep 26, 2012 Jkt 226001 addressed the deficiency related to the necessary breadth of the definition of ‘‘stationary source’’ for NSR purposes. Fourth, we concluded that amendments to NAC 445B.313 (Method for determining heat input: Class I sources3) adequately addressed the deficiency related to the use of maximum heat input for applicability determination purposes with respect to combustion sources. Fifth, we concluded, based on NDEP’s explanation, that NAC 445B.331 (‘‘Request for change of location of emission unit’’) need not be amended to address the deficiency that we had identified previously. Sixth, we concluded that amendments to NAC 445B.3477 (‘‘Class II general permit’’) were adequate to resolve the deficiency related to public participation requirements for issuing such permits, and that, based on NDEP’s explanation, no further amendments in the rule were necessary. Seventh, we concluded that amendments to NAC 445B.311 (‘‘Environmental evaluation: Required information’’) adequately addressed the deficiency related to EPA approval for the use of a modification of, or substitution for, an EPA-approved model specified in appendix W of 40 CFR part 51. Eighth, we concluded that amendments to NAC 445B.3457 (‘‘Action by Director on application; notice; public comment and hearing; expiration of permit’’) adequately addressed the deficiencies related to public review of new or modified class II sources, notification to the air pollution control agencies for Washoe County or Clark County for class II sources proposed to be constructed or modified in Washoe County or Clark County, respectively, and public participation for new or modified sources of lead with potentials to emit 5 tons per year or more. In so concluding, we found that the emissionbased thresholds that the SEC has established in NAC 445B.3457 to 3 EPA generally refers to stationary sources with potentials to emit 100 tons per year or more of criteria pollutants (those for which national ambient air quality standards have been promulgated, such as, e.g., ozone, carbon monoxide, and particulate matter) as ‘‘major sources’’ and such sources with potentials to emit less than 100 tons per year as ‘‘minor sources.’’ Generally, speaking, the NSR program adopted by the Nevada SEC relies on the term ‘‘class I’’ sources to refer to ‘‘major sources’’ and ‘‘class II’’ and ‘‘class III’’ sources to refer to ‘‘minor sources.’’ In Nevada’s NSR program, generally speaking, ‘‘class III’’ sources are nonexempt sources with potentials to emit of less than 5 tons per year of criteria pollutants, while ‘‘class II’’ sources are those sources that are covered under the NSR rules but that are neither ‘‘class I’’ or ‘‘class III’’ sources. PO 00000 Frm 00038 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 identify class II permit revisions that are subject to the public participation requirement were acceptable under 40 CFR 51.161 (‘‘Public availability of information’’) because we believed that the emissions-based thresholds represented well-defined objective criteria and because we found that the thresholds established in NAC 445B.3457 were reasonably calculated to exclude from mandatory public participation only less environmentally significant sources and modifications. In addition, with respect to public participation associated with permits for new class II sources and for class II modifications, we noted that the SEC also revised NAC 445B.3457 to provide for notification to the public through means (a state Web site and mailing list) other than through the traditional newspaper notice. We concluded that the requirement to provide the required notice by ‘‘prominent advertisement’’ in 40 CFR 51.161(b)(3) for new or modified minor sources (other than synthetic minor sources) is media neutral and can be met by means other than, or in combination with, the traditional newspaper notice.4 See Memorandum dated April 17, 2012 from Janet McCabe, Principal Deputy Assistant Administrator, EPA Office of Air and Radiation, to Regional Administrators, Regions 1–10, titled ‘‘Minor New Source Review Program Public Notice Requirements under 40 CFR 51.161(b)(3).’’ With respect to NAC 445B.3457, we concluded that NDEP’s provision for notification through an Internet Web site designed to give general public notice and through a mailing list developed to include individuals that have requested to be included on such a list, with one exception, satisfied the requirement to provide the public with notice through ‘‘prominent advertisement’’ in the area affected. We believed that notification of proposed permit actions for one category of sources, synthetic minor sources, i.e., sources that have taken enforceable limitations to restrict their potential to emit below major source thresholds, must be made through traditional means of notification (i.e., newspaper notice) and preferably, should be made through traditional and electronic means on the grounds that 4 As noted in footnote 3, above, ‘‘minor sources’’ are sources that have the potential to emit regulated NSR pollutants in amounts that are less than the applicable major source thresholds. Synthetic minor sources are those sources that have the potential to emit regulated NSR pollutants at or above the major source thresholds, but that have taken enforceable limitations to restrict their potential to emit below such thresholds. E:\FR\FM\27SER1.SGM 27SER1 Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 188 / Thursday, September 27, 2012 / Rules and Regulations tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with RULES such sources should be treated for public participation purposes as major sources for which such notice is required. See 40 CFR 51.166(q)(2)(iii). While NAC 445B.3457 does not provide for traditional newspaper notice of class II sources that constitute synthetic minor sources, we concluded that the deficiency in Nevada’s public notice requirements with respect to synthetic minor sources was not significant due to the limited potential number of synthetic minor sources that might not be subject to traditional (newspaper) notice under the State’s NSR rules. Nonetheless, we recommended that the SEC amend the public notice regulations to ensure that the general public is notified of new synthetic minor sources by traditional (newspaper) means, at a minimum, or, preferably, in combination with electronic means. Ninth, we concluded that the deficiencies in the affirmative defense provision in NAC 445B.326 (‘‘Operating permits: Assertion of emergency as affirmative defense to action for noncompliance’’) were moot for the purposes of this rulemaking because NDEP did not include NAC 445B.326 in the revise sets of NSR rules submitted to EPA for action as a SIP revision. Lastly, we concluded that the amendments to NAC 445B.308 (‘‘Prerequisites and conditions for issuance of certain operating permits; compliance with applicable state implementation plan’’) adequately addressed the deficiencies by appropriately limiting the Director’s discretion to approve any permit for any source where the degree of emission limitation required is affected by that amount of the stack height as exceeds good engineering practice stack height or any other dispersion technique. In conclusion, based on our point-bypoint evaluation of the previous deficiencies in the previously-submitted NSR rules, we found that Nevada had adequately addressed all of the previously-identified deficiencies by submittal of appropriately amended rules and supporting documentation. Please see our June 28, 2012 proposed rule at pages 38560 to 38563 for additional discussion of our evaluation and conclusions concerning the resolution of the previously-identified deficiencies in the NSR rules. C. New Deficiencies While we believed that Nevada had adequately addressed the previouslyidentified deficiencies in the NSR rules, we found in our June 28, 2012 proposed rule that the State’s NSR rules fail to address certain new requirements that VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:28 Sep 26, 2012 Jkt 226001 were not in effect in 2008 when EPA last took action on them. Under 40 CFR 51.160, in connection with NSR, each SIP must set forth legally enforceable procedures that enable the State or local agency to determine whether the construction or modification of a facility, building, structure or installation or combination of these will result in, among other impacts, interference with attainment or maintenance of a national standard in the state in which the proposed source (or modification) is located or in a neighboring State. In our June 28, 2012 proposed rule, we concluded that the NSR rules did not meet the requirements of 40 CFR 51.160 with respect to the PM2.5 NAAQS and the lead (Pb) NAAQS. With respect to PM2.5, we recognized that NDEP had submitted ‘‘infrastructure’’ SIPs 5 to address the PM2.5 NAAQS and that, in those SIPs, NDEP indicated that NSR requirements for the PM2.5 NAAQS were to be met by evaluating new and modified sources for compliance with the PM10 standard. At the time these infrastructure SIPs were submitted, EPA’s policy allowed States to permit new or modified PM2.5 sources using the PM10 NSR program requirements as a surrogate for PM2.5. We also recognized that we did not take timely action on the PM2.5 ‘‘infrastructure’’ SIP submittals, and, as a result of the passage of time, the ‘‘surrogate’’ policy has lapsed (since May 16, 2011). As a result, States must now evaluate PM2.5 emissions from new or modified sources directly to determine whether such sources would violate the 24-hour (35 mg/m3) or annual (15 mg/m3) PM2.5 standards. See 40 CFR 51.166(a)(6)(i) and 73 FR 28321, at 28344; (May 16, 2008). The submitted NSR rules evaluated herein do not yet address PM2.5, and given the now current requirements for PM2.5 and the lapse of the surrogate policy, we concluded in our proposed rule that we cannot now fully approve the submitted NSR rules. With respect to lead (Pb), we recognized that NDEP submitted an infrastructure SIP on October 12, 2011 to address the 2008 Pb NAAQS and that we have not yet taken action on it. Furthermore, we recognize that, at the time NDEP submitted the Pb ‘‘infrastructure’’ SIP, the deadline for States to submit the necessary NSR5 ‘‘Infrastructure’’ SIPs refer to SIPs submitted in response to EPA’s promulgation of a new or revised NAAQS and include provisions necessary to comply with the SIP content requirements set forth in CAA section 110(a)(2), other than those arising from designation of any area within a state as ‘‘nonattainment’’ for the new or amended NAAQS. PO 00000 Frm 00039 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 59325 related changes to address the 2008 Pb NAAQS had not yet passed. Now, however, with the passage of time, the deadline for such NSR-related changes has passed, and we must evaluate the submitted NSR requirements against the now-current NSR requirements. Thus, similar to the approach we are taking for PM2.5, we find that the submitted NSR rules do not address the new rolling 3month average Pb NAAQS (0.15 mg/m3) and thus we concluded that we cannot now fully approve the submitted NSR rules. See 73 FR 66964, 67034–67041; (November 12, 2008). Lastly, we concluded in our proposed rule that the State Environmental Commission must revise the NSR rules to ensure protection of the PM2.5 and Pb NAAQS in the issuance of permits for new or modified sources or EPA must promulgate a FIP within two years of final action. For more information about our evaluation concerning the new deficiencies, please see the June 28, 2012 proposed rule at pages 38563– 38564. II. Public Comment on Proposed Action EPA’s proposed action provided a 30day public comment period. During this period, we received one comment letter, a letter from the Nevada Division of Environmental Protection (NDEP), dated July 27, 2012. In the July 27, 2012 letter, NDEP expresses general support for EPA’s limited approval of the updated NSR rules noting that it results in a significant update of the permitting provisions in Nevada applicable SIP. EPA appreciates NDEP’s significant efforts to fully address the deficiencies EPA identified in the previous submittals. III. Final Action No comments were submitted that change our assessment of the rules as described in our proposed action. Therefore, pursuant to sections 110(k) and 301(a) of the Clean Air Act, and for the reasons provided above and in our proposed rule, EPA is finalizing a limited approval and limited disapproval of revisions to the Nevada SIP that govern applications for, and issuance of, permits for stationary sources under the jurisdiction of the Nevada Division of Environmental Protection, excluding review and permitting of major sources and major modifications under parts C and D of title I of the Clean Air Act. Specifically, EPA is finalizing limited approval and limited disapproval of the new or amended sections of the Nevada Administrative Code (and one section of the Nevada Revised Statutes) listed in E:\FR\FM\27SER1.SGM 27SER1 59326 Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 188 / Thursday, September 27, 2012 / Rules and Regulations table 1 above as a revision to the Nevada SIP. EPA is taking this action because, although we find that the new or amended rules meet most of the applicable requirements for such NSR programs and that the SIP revisions improve the existing SIP, we have also found certain deficiencies that prevent full approval. Namely, the submitted NSR rules do not address the new or revised national ambient air quality standards for PM2.5 and lead (Pb) and must be revised accordingly. The intended effect of this limited approval and limited disapproval action is to update the applicable state implementation plan with current State rules with respect to permitting,6 and to set the stage for remedying deficiencies in the permitting rules with respect to new or revised national ambient air quality standards for PM2.5 and Pb. This limited disapproval action does not trigger mandatory sanctions under section 179 of the Clean Air Act because sanctions apply to nonattainment areas and no areas within the State of Nevada have been designated as nonattainment for the national PM2.5 or Pb standards. However, this limited disapproval action does trigger an obligation on EPA to promulgate a Federal Implementation Plan unless the State of Nevada corrects the deficiencies, and EPA approves the related plan revisions within two years of this final action. IV. Statutory and Executive Order Reviews A. Executive Order 12988, Regulatory Planning and Review The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) has exempted this regulatory action from Executive Order 128665, entitled ‘‘Regulatory Planning and Review.’’ tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with RULES B. Paperwork Reduction Act This action does not impose an information collection burden under the provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act, 44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq. Burden is defined at 5 CFR 1320.3(b). C. Regulatory Reduction Act The Regulatory Flexibility Act (RFA) generally requires an agency to conduct a regulatory flexibility analysis of any rule subject to notice and comment rulemaking requirements unless the agency certifies that the rule will not have a significant economic impact on a substantial number of small entities. Small entities include small businesses, 6 Final approval of the rules (and statutory provision) in table 1 supersedes the rules listed in table 2, above, in the existing Nevada SIP. VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:28 Sep 26, 2012 Jkt 226001 small not-for-profit enterprises, and small governmental jurisdictions. This rule will not have a significant impact on a substantial number of small entities because SIP approvals or disapprovals under section 110 of the Clean Air Act do not create any new requirements but simply approve or disapprove requirements that the State is already imposing. Therefore, because this limited approval/limited disapproval action does not create any new requirements, I certify that this action will not have a significant economic impact on a substantial number of small entities. Moreover, due to the nature of the Federal-State relationship under the Clean Air Act, preparation of flexibility analysis would constitute Federal inquiry into the economic reasonableness of State action. The Clean Air Act forbids EPA to base its actions concerning SIPs on such grounds. Union Electric Co., v. U.S. EPA, 427 U.S. 246, 255–66 (1976); 42 U.S.C. 7410(a)(2). D. Unfunded Mandates Reform Act Under section 202 of the Unfunded Mandates Reform Act of 1995 (‘‘Unfunded Mandates Act’’), signed into law on March 22, 1995, EPA must prepare a budgetary impact statement to accompany any proposed or final rule that includes a Federal mandate that may result in estimated costs to State, local, or tribal governments in the aggregate; or to the private sector, of $100 million or more. Under section 205, EPA must select the most costeffective and least burdensome alternative that achieves the objectives of the rule and is consistent with statutory requirements. Section 203 requires EPA to establish a plan for informing and advising any small governments that may be significantly or uniquely impacted by the rule. EPA has determined that this limited approval/limited disapproval action does not include a Federal mandate that may result in estimated costs of $100 million or more to either State, local, or tribal governments in the aggregate, or to the private sector. This Federal action takes a limited approval/limited disapproval action on pre-existing requirements under State or local law, and imposes no new requirements. Accordingly, no additional costs to State, local, or tribal governments, or to the private sector, result from this action. E. Executive Order 13132, Federalism Federalism (64 FR 43255, August 10, 1999) revokes and replaces Executive Orders 12612 (Federalism) and 12875 (Enhancing the Intergovernmental PO 00000 Frm 00040 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 Partnership). Executive Order 13132 requires EPA to develop an accountable process to ensure ‘‘meaningful and timely input by State and local officials in the development of regulatory policies that have federalism implications.’’ ‘‘Policies that have federalism implications’’ is defined in the Executive Order to include regulations that have ‘‘substantial direct effects on the States, on the relationship between the national government and the States, or on the distribution of power and responsibilities among the various levels of government.’’ Under Executive Order 13132, EPA may not issue a regulation that has federalism implications, that imposes substantial direct compliance costs, and that is not required by statute, unless the Federal government provides the funds necessary to pay the direct compliance costs incurred by State and local governments, or EPA consults with State and local officials early in the process of developing the proposed regulation. EPA also may not issue a regulation that has federalism implications and that preempts State law unless the Agency consults with State and local officials early in the process of developing the proposed regulation. This rule will not have substantial direct effects on the States, on the relationship between the national government and the States, or on the distribution of power and responsibilities among the various levels of government, as specified in Executive Order 13132, because it merely takes a limited approval/limited disapproval action on State rules implementing a Federal standard, and does not alter the relationship or the distribution of power and responsibilities established in the Clean Air Act. Thus, the requirements of section 6 of the Executive Order do not apply to this rule. F. Executive Order 13175, Coordination With Indian Tribal Governments Executive Order 13175, entitled ‘‘Consultation and Coordination with Indian Tribal Governments’’ (65 FR 67249, November 9, 2000), requires EPA to develop an accountable process to ensure ‘‘meaningful and timely input by tribal officials in the development of regulatory policies that have tribal implications.’’ This rule does not have tribal implications, as specified in Executive Order 13175. It will not have substantial direct effects on tribal governments, on the relationship between the Federal government and Indian tribes, or on the distribution of power and responsibilities between the E:\FR\FM\27SER1.SGM 27SER1 Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 188 / Thursday, September 27, 2012 / Rules and Regulations Federal government and Indian tribes. Thus, Executive Order 13175 does not apply to this rule. G. Executive Order 13045, Protection of Children From Environmental Health Risks and Safety Risks EPA interprets Executive Order 13045 (62 FR 19885, April 23, 1997) as applying only to those regulatory actions that concern health or safety risks, such that the analysis required under section 5–501 of the Executive Order has the potential to influence the regulation. This rule is not subject to Executive Order 13045, because it takes a limited approval/limited disapproval action on State rules implementing a Federal standard. H. Executive Order 13211, Actions That Significantly Affect Energy Supply, Distribution, or Use This rule is not subject to Executive Order 13211, ‘‘Actions Concerning Regulations That Significantly Affect Energy Supply, Distribution, or Use’’ (66 FR 28355, May 22, 2001) because it is not a significant regulatory action under Executive Order 12866. tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with RULES I. National Technology Transfer and Advancement Act Section 12 of the National Technology Transfer and Advancement Act (NTTAA) of 1995 requires Federal agencies to evaluate existing technical standards when developing a new regulation. To comply with NTTAA, EPA must consider and use ‘‘voluntary consensus standards’’ (VCS) if available and applicable when developing programs and policies unless doing so would be inconsistent with applicable law or otherwise impractical. EPA believes that VCS are inapplicable to this action. Today’s action does not require the public to perform activities conducive to the use of VCS. J. Executive Order 12898: Federal Actions To Address Environmental Justice in Minority Populations and Low-Income Population Executive Order (EO) 12898 (59 FR 7629 (Feb. 16, 1994)) establishes federal executive policy on environmental justice. Its main provision directs federal agencies, to the greatest extent practicable and permitted by law, to make environmental justice part of their mission by identifying and addressing, as appropriate, disproportionately high and adverse human health or environmental effects of their programs, policies, and activities on minority populations and low-income populations in the United States. VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:28 Sep 26, 2012 Jkt 226001 EPA lacks the discretionary authority to address environmental justice in this rulemaking. In reviewing SIP submissions, EPA’s role is to approve or disapprove state choices, based on the criteria of the Clean Air Act. Accordingly, this action merely takes a limited approval/limited disapproval action on certain State requirements for inclusion into the SIP under section 110 of the Clean Air Act and will not in-andof itself create any new requirements. Accordingly, it 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. K. Congressional Review Act 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 rule 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. section 804(2). L. Petitions for Judicial Review 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 November 26, 2012. Filing a petition for reconsideration by the Administrator of this final rule does not affect the finality of this rule for the purposes of judicial review nor does it extend the time within which a petition for judicial review may be filed, and shall not postpone the effectiveness of such rule or action. This action may not be challenged later in proceedings to enforce its requirements (see section 307(b)(2)). List of Subjects in 40 CFR Part 52 Environmental protection, Air pollution control, Incorporation by reference, Intergovernmental relations, Lead, Particulate matter, Reporting and recordkeeping requirements, Sulfur oxides. PO 00000 Frm 00041 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 59327 Dated: August 30, 2012. Jared Blumenfeld, Regional Administrator, Region IX. Therefore, 40 CFR Chapter I 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 DD—Nevada 2. Section 52.1470 in paragraph (c), Table 1 is amended by: ■ a. Adding new table entry titled ‘‘Nevada Revised Statutes, Title 43, Public Safety; Vehicles; Watercraft; Chapter 485, Motor Vehicles: Insurance and Financial Responsibility’’ at the beginning of the table; and under the new heading, adding an entry for ‘‘485.050’’; ■ b. Removing the entries for ‘‘Article 1.36,’’ ‘‘Article 1.42,’’ ‘‘Article 1.43,’’ ‘‘Article 1.72,’’ ‘‘Article 1.104,’’ ‘‘Article 1.109,’’ ‘‘Article 1.111,’’ ‘‘445.559,’’ ‘‘Article 1.182,’’ ‘‘Article 1.187,’’ ‘‘445.649,’’ ‘‘Article 3.1.6,’’ ‘‘445.704,’’ ‘‘445.705,’’ ‘‘445.706(1),’’ ‘‘445.707,’’ ‘‘445.712,’’, ‘‘445.713,’’ ‘‘445.714’’, ‘‘445.715,’’ ‘‘445.716,’’ ‘‘NAQR Article 13, subsection 13.1, paragraphs 13.1.4– 13.1.7,’’ and ‘‘NAQR Article 13, subsection 13.3’’; ■ c. Adding in numerical order entries for ‘‘445B.003,’’ ‘‘445B.0035,’’ ‘‘445B.007,’’ ‘‘445B.013,’’ ‘‘445B.014,’’ ‘‘445B.016, ‘‘445B.019,’’ ‘‘445B.035,’’ ‘‘445B.036,’’ ‘‘445B.037,’’ ‘‘445B.038,’’ ‘‘445B.0423,’’ ‘‘445B.044,’’ ‘‘445B.046,’’ ‘‘445B.054,’’ ‘‘445B.064,’’ ‘‘445B.066,’’ ‘‘445B.068,’’ ‘‘445B.069,’’ ‘‘445B.070,’’ ‘‘445B.082,’’ ‘‘445B.083,’’ ‘‘445B.087,’’ ‘‘445B.093,’’ ‘‘445B.094,’’ ‘‘445B.0945,’’ ‘‘445B.099,’’ ‘‘445B.104,’’ ‘‘445B.107,’’ ‘‘445B.108,’’ ‘‘445B.117,’’ ‘‘445B.123,’’ ‘‘445B.124,’’ ‘‘445B.1345,’’ ‘‘445B.138,’’ ‘‘445B.142,’’ ‘‘445B.147,’’ ‘‘445B.154,’’ ‘‘445B.156,’’ ‘‘445B.157,’’ ‘‘445B.187,’’ ‘‘445B.194,’’ and ‘‘445B.200,’’ under the heading for ‘‘Nevada Administrative Code, Chapter 445B, Air Controls, Air Pollution; Nevada Administrative Code, Chapter 445, Air Controls, Air Pollution; Nevada Air Quality Regulations— Definitions’’; ■ d. Removing the text heading ‘‘Nevada Administrative Code, Chapter 445, Air Controls, Air Pollution; Nevada Air Quality Regulations—Registration Certificates and Operating Permits’’ and adding ‘‘Nevada Administrative Code, Chapter 445B, Air Controls, Air Pollution—Operating Permits Generally’’, in its place; ■ e. Adding in numerical order under the newly revised heading, ‘‘Nevada ■ E:\FR\FM\27SER1.SGM 27SER1 59328 Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 188 / Thursday, September 27, 2012 / Rules and Regulations Administrative Code, Chapter 445B, Air Controls, Air Pollution—Operating Permits Generally.’’ entries ‘‘445B.287, excluding paragraphs (1)(d) and (4)(b),’’ ‘‘445B.288,’’ ‘‘445B.295,’’ ‘‘445B.297, excluding subsection (2),’’ ‘‘445B.298,’’ ‘‘445B.305,’’ ‘‘445B.308, excluding paragraph (2)(d) and subsections (4), (5), and (10),’’ ‘‘445B.310,’’ ‘‘445B.311,’’ ‘‘445B.313,’’ ‘‘445B.3135,’’ ‘‘445B.314,’’ ‘‘445B.315,’’ ‘‘445B.318,’’ ‘‘445B.319, excluding paragraph (3)(b),’’ ‘‘445B.325, excluding subsections (1), (3), and (4),’’ ‘‘445B.331,’’ ‘‘445B.3361, excluding paragraph (1)(b) and subsections (6) and (7),’’ ‘‘445B.3363,’’ ‘‘445B.33637,’’ ‘‘445B.3364,’’ ‘‘445B.3365,’’ ‘‘445B.33656,’’ ‘‘445B.3366,’’ ‘‘445B.3368,’’ ‘‘445B.3375, excluding subsections (2) and (3),’’ ‘‘445B.3395, excluding subsections (13), (14), and (15),’’ ‘‘445B.340, excluding subsection (3),’’ ‘‘445B.342, excluding paragraph (3)(e),’’ ‘‘445B.3425,’’ ‘‘445B.344,’’ ‘‘445B.3441,’’ ‘‘445B.3443,’’ ‘‘445B.3447, excluding subsection (4),’’ ‘‘445B.3453, excluding subsection (3),’’ ‘‘445B.3457,’’ ‘‘445B.346, excluding subsection (6)’’ ‘‘445B.3465,’’ ‘‘445B.3473,’’ ‘‘445B.3477,’’ ‘‘445B.3485,’’ ‘‘445B.3487,’’ ‘‘445B.3489,’’ ‘‘445B.3493,’’ and ‘‘445B.3497’’; and ■ f. Revising the entries for ‘‘NAQR, Article 13, subsection 13.1, paragraph 13.1.3 [excluding 13.1.3(3)]’’ and ‘‘NAQR Article 13, subsection 13.2’’ under the heading, ‘‘Nevada Air Quality Regulations—Point Sources and Registration Certificates.’’ The additions and revisions read as follows: § 52.1470 * Identification of plan. * * (c) * * * * * TABLE 1—EPA-APPROVED NEVADA REGULATIONS AND STATUTES State citation State effective date Title/subject EPA approval date Additional explanation Nevada Revised Statutes, Title 43, Public Safety; Vehicles; Watercraft; Chapter 485, Motor Vehicles: Insurance and Financial Responsibility 485.050 ................................... ‘‘Motor vehicle’’ defined ....... 10/1/03 [Insert Federal Register page number where the document begins] 9/27/12. Submitted on 5/21/12. Nev. Rev. Stat. Ann. § 485.050 (Michie 2010). Nevada Administrative Code, Chapter 445B, Air Controls, Air Pollution; Nevada Administrative Code, Chapter 445, Air Controls, Air Pollution; Nevada Air Quality Regulations—Definitions * 12/13/93 * [Insert Federal Register page number where the document begins] 9/27/12. 445B.0035 .............................. 09/24/04 [Insert Federal Register page number where the document begins] 9/27/12. * * * 445B.007 ................................ ‘‘Affected state’’ defined ....... * 12/13/93 * [Insert Federal Register page number where the document begins] 9/27/12. * * Submitted on 1/24/11. November 2010 codification of NAC chapter 445B published by the Nevada Legislative Counsel Bureau. * * * 445B.013 ................................ ‘‘Allowable emissions’’ defined. * 10/31/05 * [Insert Federal Register page number where the document begins] 9/27/12. 445B.014 ................................ 10/30/95 [Insert Federal Register page number where the document begins] 9/27/12. * * Submitted on 1/24/11. November 2010 codification of NAC chapter 445B published by the Nevada Legislative Counsel Bureau. Submitted on 1/24/11. November 2010 codification of NAC chapter 445B published by the Nevada Legislative Counsel Bureau. * * * 445B.016 ................................ ‘‘Alternative operating scenarios’’ defined. tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with RULES * * * 445B.003 ................................ ‘‘Adjacent properties’’ defined. * 10/30/95 * [Insert Federal Register page number where the document begins] 9/27/12. * * Submitted on 1/24/11. November 2010 codification of NAC chapter 445B published by the Nevada Legislative Counsel Bureau. * * * 445B.019 ................................ ‘‘Applicable requirement’’ defined. * 07/22/10 * [Insert Federal Register page number where the document begins] 9/27/12. * * Submitted on 1/24/11. November 2010 codification of NAC chapter 445B published by the Nevada Legislative Counsel Bureau. VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:28 Sep 26, 2012 ‘‘Administrative revision to a Class I operating permit’’ defined. ‘‘Alteration’’ defined .............. Jkt 226001 PO 00000 Frm 00042 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 E:\FR\FM\27SER1.SGM * * Submitted on 1/24/11. November 2010 codification of NAC chapter 445B published by the Nevada Legislative Counsel Bureau. Submitted on 1/24/11. November 2010 codification of NAC chapter 445B published by the Nevada Legislative Counsel Bureau. 27SER1 Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 188 / Thursday, September 27, 2012 / Rules and Regulations 59329 TABLE 1—EPA-APPROVED NEVADA REGULATIONS AND STATUTES—Continued State citation State effective date Title/subject EPA approval date Additional explanation * * Submitted on 1/24/11. November 2010 codification of NAC chapter 445B published by the Nevada Legislative Counsel Bureau. Submitted on 1/24/11. November 2010 codification of NAC chapter 445B published by the Nevada Legislative Counsel Bureau. Submitted on 1/24/11. November 2010 codification of NAC chapter 445B published by the Nevada Legislative Counsel Bureau. Submitted on 1/24/11. November 2010 codification of NAC chapter 445B published by the Nevada Legislative Counsel Bureau. * 10/30/95 * [Insert Federal Register page number where the document begins] 9/27/12. 445B.036 ................................ ‘‘Class I source’’ defined ...... 09/24/04 [Insert Federal Register page number where the document begins] 9/27/12. 445B.037 ................................ ‘‘Class II source’’ defined ..... 07/22/10 [Insert Federal Register page number where the document begins] 9/27/12. 445B.038 ................................ ‘‘Class III source’’ defined .... 07/22/10 [Insert Federal Register page number where the document begins] 9/27/12. * * * 445B.0423 .............................. ‘‘Commence’’ defined ........... * 04/17/08 * [Insert Federal Register page number where the document begins] 9/27/12. * * Submitted on 5/21/12. November 2010 codification of NAC chapter 445B published by the Nevada Legislative Counsel Bureau. * * * 445B.044 ................................ ‘‘Construction’’ defined ......... * 10/31/05 * [Insert Federal Register page number where the document begins] 9/27/12. 445B.046 ................................ ‘‘Contiguous property’’ defined. 12/04/76 [Insert Federal Register page number where the document begins] 9/27/12. * * Submitted on 1/24/11. November 2010 codification of NAC chapter 445B published by the Nevada Legislative Counsel Bureau. Submitted on 1/24/11. November 2010 codification of NAC chapter 445B published by the Nevada Legislative Counsel Bureau. * * * 445B.054 ................................ ‘‘Dispersion technique’’ defined. * 10/31/05 * [Insert Federal Register page number where the document begins] 9/27/12. * * Submitted on 1/24/11. November 2010 codification of NAC chapter 445B published by the Nevada Legislative Counsel Bureau. * * * 445B.064 ................................ ‘‘Excessive concentration’’ defined. * 10/31/05 * [Insert Federal Register page number where the document begins] 9/27/12. 445B.066 ................................ 10/30/95 [Insert Federal Register page number where the document begins] 9/27/12. * * Submitted on 1/24/11. November 2010 codification of NAC chapter 445B published by the Nevada Legislative Counsel Bureau. Submitted on 1/24/11. November 2010 codification of NAC chapter 445B published by the Nevada Legislative Counsel Bureau. * * * 445B.068 ................................ ‘‘Facility’’ defined .................. * 10/30/95 * [Insert Federal Register page number where the document begins] 9/27/12. 445B.069 ................................ ‘‘Federally enforceable’’ defined. 04/17/08 [Insert Federal Register page number where the document begins] 9/27/12. 445B.070 ................................ tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with RULES * * * 445B.035 ................................ ‘‘Class I–B application’’ defined. ‘‘Federally enforceable emissions cap’’ defined. 12/13/93 [Insert Federal Register page number where the document begins] 9/27/12. * * * 445B.082 ................................ ‘‘General permit’’ defined ..... * 10/30/95 * [Insert Federal Register page number where the document begins] 9/27/12. VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:28 Sep 26, 2012 ‘‘Existing stationary source’’ defined. Jkt 226001 PO 00000 Frm 00043 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 E:\FR\FM\27SER1.SGM * * Submitted on 1/24/11. November 2010 codification of NAC chapter 445B published by the Nevada Legislative Counsel Bureau. Submitted on 1/24/11. November 2010 codification of NAC chapter 445B published by the Nevada Legislative Counsel Bureau. Submitted on 1/24/11. November 2010 codification of NAC chapter 445B published by the Nevada Legislative Counsel Bureau. * * Submitted on 1/24/11. November 2010 codification of NAC chapter 445B published by the Nevada Legislative Counsel Bureau. 27SER1 59330 Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 188 / Thursday, September 27, 2012 / Rules and Regulations TABLE 1—EPA-APPROVED NEVADA REGULATIONS AND STATUTES—Continued State effective date Title/subject 445B.083 ................................ EPA approval date Additional explanation 10/31/05 [Insert Federal Register page number where the document begins] 9/27/12. Submitted on 1/24/11. November 2010 codification of NAC chapter 445B published by the Nevada Legislative Counsel Bureau. * * * 445B.087 ................................ ‘‘Increment’’ defined ............. * 12/13/93 * [Insert Federal Register page number where the document begins] 9/27/12. * * Submitted on 1/24/11. November 2010 codification of NAC chapter 445B published by the Nevada Legislative Counsel Bureau. * * * 445B.093 ................................ ‘‘Major modification’’ defined * 09/24/04 * [Insert Federal Register page number where the document begins] 9/27/12. 445B.094 ................................ ‘‘Major source’’ defined ........ 06/01/01 [Insert Federal Register page number where the document begins] 9/27/12. 445B.0945 .............................. ‘‘Major stationary source’’ defined. 09/24/04 [Insert Federal Register page number where the document begins] 9/27/12. * * Submitted on 1/24/11. November 2010 codification of NAC chapter 445B published by the Nevada Legislative Counsel Bureau. Submitted on 1/24/11. November 2010 codification of NAC chapter 445B published by the Nevada Legislative Counsel Bureau. Submitted on 1/24/11. November 2010 codification of NAC chapter 445B published by the Nevada Legislative Counsel Bureau. * * * 445B.099 ................................ ‘‘Modification’’ defined .......... * 10/30/95 * [Insert Federal Register page number where the document begins] 9/27/12. * * Submitted on 1/24/11. November 2010 codification of NAC chapter 445B published by the Nevada Legislative Counsel Bureau. * * * 445B.104 ................................ ‘‘Motor vehicle’’ defined ....... * 06/01/01 * [Insert Federal Register page number where the document begins] 9/27/12. * * Submitted on 1/24/11. November 2010 codification of NAC chapter 445B published by the Nevada Legislative Counsel Bureau. * * * 445B.107 ................................ ‘‘Nearby’’ defined ................. * 10/31/05 * [Insert Federal Register page number where the document begins] 9/27/12. * * Submitted on 1/24/11. November 2010 codification of NAC chapter 445B published by the Nevada Legislative Counsel Bureau. * * * 445B.108 ................................ ‘‘New stationary source’’ defined. * 10/30/95 * [Insert Federal Register page number where the document begins] 9/27/12. * * Submitted on 1/24/11. November 2010 codification of NAC chapter 445B published by the Nevada Legislative Counsel Bureau. * * * 445B.117 ................................ ‘‘Offset’’ defined ................... * 10/30/95 * [Insert Federal Register page number where the document begins] 9/27/12. * * Submitted on 1/24/11. November 2010 codification of NAC chapter 445B published by the Nevada Legislative Counsel Bureau. * * * 445B.123 ................................ ‘‘Operating permit’’ defined .. * 07/22/10 * [Insert Federal Register page number where the document begins] 9/27/12. 445B.124 ................................ tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with RULES State citation ‘‘Good engineering practice stack height’’ defined. 12/17/02 [Insert Federal Register page number where the document begins] 9/27/12. * * Submitted on 1/24/11. November 2010 codification of NAC chapter 445B published by the Nevada Legislative Counsel Bureau. Submitted on 1/24/11. November 2010 codification of NAC chapter 445B published by the Nevada Legislative Counsel Bureau. * 07/22/10 * [Insert Federal Register page number where the document begins] 9/27/12. ‘‘Operating permit to construct’’ defined. * * * 445B.1345 .............................. ‘‘Plantwide applicability limitation’’ defined. VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:28 Sep 26, 2012 Jkt 226001 PO 00000 Frm 00044 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 E:\FR\FM\27SER1.SGM * * Submitted on 1/24/11. November 2010 codification of NAC chapter 445B published by the Nevada Legislative Counsel Bureau. 27SER1 59331 Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 188 / Thursday, September 27, 2012 / Rules and Regulations TABLE 1—EPA-APPROVED NEVADA REGULATIONS AND STATUTES—Continued State citation State effective date Title/subject EPA approval date Additional explanation * * * 445B.138 ................................ ‘‘Potential to emit’’ defined ... * 12/16/10 * [Insert Federal Register page number where the document begins] 9/27/12. * * Submitted on 1/24/11. June 2012 codification of NAC chapter 445B published by the Nevada Legislative Counsel Bureau. * * * 445B.142 ................................ ‘‘Prevention of significant deterioration of air quality’’ defined. * 12/13/93 * [Insert Federal Register page number where the document begins] 9/27/12. * * Submitted on 1/24/11. November 2010 codification of NAC chapter 445B published by the Nevada Legislative Counsel Bureau. * * * 445B.147 ................................ ‘‘Program’’ defined ............... * 12/13/93 * [Insert Federal Register page number where the document begins] 9/27/12. * * Submitted on 1/24/11. November 2010 codification of NAC chapter 445B published by the Nevada Legislative Counsel Bureau. * * * 445B.154 ................................ ‘‘Renewal of an operating permit’’ defined. * 12/13/93 * [Insert Federal Register page number where the document begins] 9/27/12. 445B.156 ................................ ‘‘Responsible official’’ defined. 07/22/10 [Insert Federal Register page number where the document begins] 9/27/12. 445B.157 ................................ ‘‘Revision of an operating permit’’ defined. 09/24/04 [Insert Federal Register page number where the document begins] 9/27/12. * * Submitted on 1/24/11. November 2010 codification of NAC chapter 445B published by the Nevada Legislative Counsel Bureau. Submitted on 1/24/11. November 2010 codification of NAC chapter 445B published by the Nevada Legislative Counsel Bureau. Submitted on 1/24/11. November 2010 codification of NAC chapter 445B published by the Nevada Legislative Counsel Bureau. * * * 445B.187 ................................ ‘‘Stationary source’’ defined * 12/16/10 * [Insert Federal Register page number where the document begins] 9/27/12. * * Submitted on 1/24/11. June 2012 codification of NAC chapter 445B published by the Nevada Legislative Counsel Bureau. * * * 445B.194 ................................ ‘‘Temporary source’’ defined * 06/01/01 * [Insert Federal Register page number where the document begins] 9/27/12. * * Submitted on 1/24/11. November 2010 codification of NAC chapter 445B published by the Nevada Legislative Counsel Bureau. * * * 445B.200 ................................ ‘‘Violation’’ defined ............... * 12/13/93 * [Insert Federal Register page number where the document begins] 9/27/12. * * Submitted on 5/21/12. November 2010 codification of NAC chapter 445B published by the Nevada Legislative Counsel Bureau. * * * * * * Nevada Administrative Code, Chapter 445B, Air Controls, Air Pollution—Operating Permits Generally tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with RULES 445B.287, excluding paragraphs (1)(d) and (4)(b). Operating permits: General requirements; exception; restriction on transfers. 07/22/10 [Insert Federal Register page number where the document begins] 9/27/12. 445B.288 ................................ Operating permits: Exemptions from requirements; insignificant activities. 04/17/08 [Insert Federal Register page number where the document begins] 9/27/12. 445B.295 ................................ Application: General requirements. 09/18/06 [Insert Federal Register page number where the document begins] 9/27/12. Jkt 226001 Fmt 4700 VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:28 Sep 26, 2012 PO 00000 Frm 00045 Sfmt 4700 E:\FR\FM\27SER1.SGM * Submitted on 1/24/11, except for subsection (2), which was submitted on 5/21/12. November 2010 codification of NAC chapter 445B published by the Nevada Legislative Counsel Bureau. Submitted on 1/24/11. November 2010 codification of NAC chapter 445B published by the Nevada Legislative Counsel Bureau. Submitted on 1/24/11. November 2010 codification of NAC chapter 445B published by the Nevada Legislative Counsel Bureau. 27SER1 59332 Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 188 / Thursday, September 27, 2012 / Rules and Regulations TABLE 1—EPA-APPROVED NEVADA REGULATIONS AND STATUTES—Continued State citation State effective date Title/subject EPA approval date Additional explanation Submitted on 1/24/11. November 2010 codification of NAC chapter 445B published by the Nevada Legislative Counsel Bureau. Submitted on 1/24/11. November 2010 codification of NAC chapter 445B published by the Nevada Legislative Counsel Bureau. Submitted on 1/24/11. November 2010 codification of NAC chapter 445B published by the Nevada Legislative Counsel Bureau. Submitted on 1/24/11. November 2010 codification of NAC chapter 445B published by the Nevada Legislative Counsel Bureau. 445B.297, excluding subsection (2). Application: Submission; certification; additional information. 05/04/06 [Insert Federal Register page number where the document begins] 9/27/12. 445B.298 ................................ Application: Official date of submittal. 07/22/10 [Insert Federal Register page number where the document begins] 9/27/12. 445B.305 ................................ Operating permits: Imposition of more stringent standards for emissions. 07/22/10 [Insert Federal Register page number where the document begins] 9/27/12. 445B.308, excluding paragraph (2)(d) and subsections (4), (5), and (10). Prerequisites and conditions for issuance of certain operating permits; compliance with applicable state implementation plan. Environmental evaluation: Applicable sources and other subjects; exemption. 04/17/08 [Insert Federal Register page number where the document begins] 9/27/12. 09/18/06 [Insert Federal Register page number where the document begins] 9/27/12. Environmental evaluation: Contents; consideration of good engineering practice stack height. Method for determining heat input: Class I sources. 12/16/10 [Insert Federal Register page number where the document begins] 9/27/12. 12/16/10 [Insert Federal Register page number where the document begins] 9/27/12. 445B.3135 .............................. Method for determining heat input: Class II sources. 12/17/02 [Insert Federal Register page number where the document begins] 9/27/12. 445B.314 ................................ Method for determining heat input: Class III sources. 12/17/02 [Insert Federal Register page number where the document begins] 9/27/12. 445B.315 ................................ Contents of operating per05/04/06 mits: Exception for operating permits to construct; required conditions. Operating permits: Require05/04/06 ment for each source; form of application; issuance or denial; posting. Operating permits: Adminis09/24/04 trative amendment. [Insert Federal Register page number where the document begins] 9/27/12. Operating permits: Termination, reopening and revision, revision, or revocation and reissuance. Request for change of location of emission unit. 07/22/10 [Insert Federal Register page number where the document begins] 9/27/12. 09/18/06 [Insert Federal Register page number where the document begins] 9/27/12. 445B.3361, excluding paragraph (1)(b) and subsections (6) and (7). General requirements .......... 07/22/10 [Insert Federal Register page number where the document begins] 9/27/12. 445B.3363 .............................. Operating permit to construct: Application. 01/28/10 [Insert Federal Register page number where the document begins] 9/27/12. 445B.33637 ............................ Operating permit to construct for approval of plantwide applicability limitation: Application. 09/24/04 [Insert Federal Register page number where the document begins] 9/27/12. Jkt 226001 Fmt 4700 445B.310 ................................ 445B.311 ................................ 445B.313 ................................ 445B.318 ................................ 445B.319, excluding paragraph (3)(b). 445B.325, excluding subsections (1), (3), and (4). tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with RULES 445B.331 ................................ VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:28 Sep 26, 2012 PO 00000 Frm 00046 [Insert Federal Register page number where the document begins] 9/27/12. [Insert Federal Register page number where the document begins] 9/27/12. Sfmt 4700 E:\FR\FM\27SER1.SGM Submitted on 1/24/11. November 2010 codification of NAC chapter 445B published by the Nevada Legislative Counsel Bureau. Submitted on 1/24/11. June 2012 codification of NAC chapter 445B published by the Nevada Legislative Counsel Bureau. Submitted on 1/24/11. June 2012 codification of NAC chapter 445B published by the Nevada Legislative Counsel Bureau. Submitted on 1/24/11. November 2010 codification of NAC chapter 445B published by the Nevada Legislative Counsel Bureau. Submitted on 1/24/11. November 2010 codification of NAC chapter 445B published by the Nevada Legislative Counsel Bureau. Submitted on 1/24/11. November 2010 codification of NAC chapter 445B published by the Nevada Legislative Counsel Bureau. Submitted on 1/24/11. November 2010 codification of NAC chapter 445B published by the Nevada Legislative Counsel Bureau. Submitted on 1/24/11. November 2010 codification of NAC chapter 445B published by the Nevada Legislative Counsel Bureau. Submitted on 1/24/11. November 2010 codification of NAC chapter 445B published by the Nevada Legislative Counsel Bureau. Submitted on 1/24/11. November 2010 codification of NAC chapter 445B published by the Nevada Legislative Counsel Bureau. Submitted on 1/24/11. November 2010 codification of NAC chapter 445B published by the Nevada Legislative Counsel Bureau. Submitted on 1/24/11. November 2010 codification of NAC chapter 445B published by the Nevada Legislative Counsel Bureau. Submitted on 1/24/11. November 2010 codification of NAC chapter 445B published by the Nevada Legislative Counsel Bureau. 27SER1 Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 188 / Thursday, September 27, 2012 / Rules and Regulations 59333 TABLE 1—EPA-APPROVED NEVADA REGULATIONS AND STATUTES—Continued State citation State effective date EPA approval date Additional explanation Operating permit to con01/28/10 struct: Action by Director on application; notice; public comment and hearing. Operating permit to con05/04/06 struct: Contents; noncompliance with conditions. [Insert Federal Register page number where the document begins] 9/27/12. Submitted on 1/24/11. November 2010 codification of NAC chapter 445B published by the Nevada Legislative Counsel Bureau. [Insert Federal Register page number where the document begins] 9/27/12. Operating permit to con05/04/06 struct for approval of plantwide applicability limitation: Contents; noncompliance with conditions. Expiration and extension of 09/18/06 operating permit to construct; expiration and renewal of plantwide applicability limitation. Additional requirements for 01/28/10 application; exception. [Insert Federal Register page number where the document begins] 9/27/12. Submitted on 1/24/11. November 2010 codification of NAC chapter 445B published by the Nevada Legislative Counsel Bureau. Submitted on 1/24/11. November 2010 codification of NAC chapter 445B published by the Nevada Legislative Counsel Bureau. Class I–B application: Filing requirement. 09/18/06 [Insert Federal Register page number where the document begins] 9/27/12. 445B.3395, excluding subAction by Director on applisections (13), (14), and (15). cation; notice; public comment and hearing; objection by Administrator; expiration of permit. 445B.340, excluding subPrerequisites to issuance, section (3). revision or renewal of permit. 04/17/08 [Insert Federal Register page number where the document begins] 9/27/12. 04/17/08 [Insert Federal Register page number where the document begins] 9/27/12. 445B.342, excluding paragraph (3)(e).. 445B.3364 .............................. 445B.3365 .............................. 445B.33656 ............................ 445B.3366 .............................. 445B.3368 .............................. 445B.3375, excluding subsections (2) and (3). Title/subject [Insert Federal Register page number where the document begins] 9/27/12. Submitted on 1/24/11. November 2010 codification of NAC chapter 445B published by the Nevada Legislative Counsel Bureau. [Insert Federal Register page number where the document begins] 9/27/12. Submitted on 1/24/11. November 2010 codification of NAC chapter 445B published by the Nevada Legislative Counsel Bureau. Submitted on 1/24/11. November 2010 codification of NAC chapter 445B published by the Nevada Legislative Counsel Bureau. Submitted on 1/24/11. November 2010 codification of NAC chapter 445B published by the Nevada Legislative Counsel Bureau. 10/31/05 [Insert Federal Register page number where the document begins] 9/27/12. 445B.3425 .............................. Certain changes authorized without revision of permit; notification of authorized changes. Minor revision of permit ....... 09/24/04 [Insert Federal Register page number where the document begins] 9/27/12. 445B.344 ................................ Significant revision of permit 12/17/02 [Insert Federal Register page number where the document begins] 9/27/12. 445B.3441 .............................. Administrative revision of permit to incorporate conditions of certain permits to construct. Renewal of permit ................ 09/18/06 [Insert Federal Register page number where the document begins] 9/27/12. 12/17/08 [Insert Federal Register page number where the document begins] 9/27/12. 445B.3447, excluding subsection (4). Class I general permit .......... 12/17/02 [Insert Federal Register page number where the document begins] 9/27/12. 445B.3453, excluding subsection (3). Application: General requirements. 05/04/06 [Insert Federal Register page number where the document begins] 9/27/12. 445B.3457 .............................. Action by Director on application; notice; public comment and hearing; expiration of permit. 10/26/11 [Insert Federal Register page number where the document begins] 9/27/12. Jkt 226001 Fmt 4700 tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with RULES 445B.3443 .............................. VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:28 Sep 26, 2012 PO 00000 Frm 00047 Sfmt 4700 E:\FR\FM\27SER1.SGM Submitted on 1/24/11. November 2010 codification of NAC chapter 445B published by the Nevada Legislative Counsel Bureau. Submitted on 1/24/11. November 2010 codification of NAC chapter 445B published by the Nevada Legislative Counsel Bureau. Submitted on 1/24/11. November 2010 codification of NAC chapter 445B published by the Nevada Legislative Counsel Bureau. Submitted on 1/24/11. November 2010 codification of NAC chapter 445B published by the Nevada Legislative Counsel Bureau. Submitted on 1/24/11. November 2010 codification of NAC chapter 445B published by the Nevada Legislative Counsel Bureau. Submitted on 1/24/11. November 2010 codification of NAC chapter 445B published by the Nevada Legislative Counsel Bureau. Submitted on 5/21/12. November 2010 codification of NAC chapter 445B published by the Nevada Legislative Counsel Bureau. Submitted on 1/24/11. November 2010 codification of NAC chapter 445B published by the Nevada Legislative Counsel Bureau. Submitted on 11/09/11. June 2012 codification of NAC chapter 445B published by the Nevada Legislative Counsel Bureau. 27SER1 59334 Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 188 / Thursday, September 27, 2012 / Rules and Regulations TABLE 1—EPA-APPROVED NEVADA REGULATIONS AND STATUTES—Continued State citation State effective date Title/subject 445B.346, excluding subsection (6). Required contents of permit 10/30/95 445B.3465 .............................. Application for revision ......... 10/31/05 445B.3473 .............................. Renewal of permit ................ 12/17/08 445B.3477 .............................. Class II general permit ......... 04/17/08 445B.3485 .............................. Application: General requirements. 09/18/06 445B.3487 .............................. Action by Director on appli09/18/06 cation; expiration of permit. 445B.3489 .............................. Required contents of permit 09/18/06 445B.3493 .............................. Application for revision ......... 10/25/01 445B.3497 .............................. Renewal of permit ................ 12/17/08 Nevada Air Quality Regulations—Point * * * NAQR, Article 13, subsection [related to registration certifi13.1, paragraph 13.1.3 [excates for point sources cluding 13.1.3(1) and subject to the requirement 13.1.3(3)]. for an environmental evaluation; additional requirements for such sources to be located in nonattainment areas]. tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with RULES NAQR Article 13, subsection 13.2 (excluding 13.2.3 and 13.2.4). * VerDate Mar<15>2010 [relates to thresholds used to identify sources subject to environmental evaluation requirement]. * 16:28 Sep 26, 2012 * Jkt 226001 PO 00000 EPA approval date [Insert Federal Register page number where the document begins] 9/27/12. Submitted on 1/24/11. November 2010 codification of NAC chapter 445B published by the Nevada Legislative Counsel Bureau. [Insert Federal Register Submitted on 1/24/11. November page number where the 2010 codification of NAC chapter document begins] 9/27/12. 445B published by the Nevada Legislative Counsel Bureau. [Insert Federal Register Submitted on 1/24/11. November page number where the 2010 codification of NAC chapter document begins] 9/27/12. 445B published by the Nevada Legislative Counsel Bureau. [Insert Federal Register Submitted on 1/24/11. November page number where the 2010 codification of NAC chapter document begins] 9/27/12. 445B published by the Nevada Legislative Counsel Bureau. [Insert Federal Register Submitted on 1/24/11. November page number where the 2010 codification of NAC chapter document begins] 9/27/12. 445B published by the Nevada Legislative Counsel Bureau. [Insert Federal Register Submitted on 1/24/11. November page number where the 2010 codification of NAC chapter document begins] 9/27/12. 445B published by the Nevada Legislative Counsel Bureau. [Insert Federal Register Submitted on 1/24/11. November page number where the 2010 codification of NAC chapter document begins] 9/27/12. 445B published by the Nevada Legislative Counsel Bureau. [Insert Federal Register Submitted on 1/24/11. November page number where the 2010 codification of NAC chapter document begins] 9/27/12. 445B published by the Nevada Legislative Counsel Bureau. [Insert Federal Register Submitted on 1/24/11. November page number where the 2010 codification of NAC chapter document begins] 9/27/12. 445B published by the Nevada Legislative Counsel Bureau. Sources and Registration Certificates * 2/28/80 * 46 FR 21758 (4/14/81) ........ 12/15/77 47 FR 27070 (6/23/82) ........ * Frm 00048 Additional explanation Fmt 4700 * * Submitted on 3/17/80. See 40 CFR 52.1490(c)(18)(i). NAQR article 13.1.3(3) was deleted without replacement at 73 FR 20536 (4/16/ 08). See 40 CFR 52.1490(c)(18)(i)(A). NAQR article 13.1.3(1) was superseded by approval of amended NSR rules at [Insert Federal Register page number where the document begins] 9/27/12. Submitted on 7/24/79. See 40 CFR 52.1490(c)(16)(viii). Subsection 13.2 includes paragraphs 13.2.1– 13.2.2. Paragraphs 13.2.3–13.2.4 were superseded by approval of amended NSR rules at [Insert Federal Register page number where the document begins] 9/ 27/12. * Sfmt 4700 E:\FR\FM\27SER1.SGM * 27SER1 * Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 188 / Thursday, September 27, 2012 / Rules and Regulations * * * * * [FR Doc. 2012–23121 Filed 9–26–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–P ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY 40 CFR Part 52 [EPA–R04–OAR–2012–0013(a); FRL–9732– 7] Approval and Promulgation of Implementation Plans; North Carolina: Approval of Rocky Mount Motor Vehicle Emissions Budget Update Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Direct final rule. AGENCY: EPA is taking direct final action to approve a revision to the North Carolina State Implementation Plan (SIP), submitted to EPA on February 7, 2011, by the State of North Carolina, through the North Carolina Department of Environment and Natural Resources (NCDENR), Division of Air Quality (DAQ). North Carolina’s February 7, 2011, submission supplements the original redesignation request and maintenance plan for the Rocky Mount, North Carolina 1997 8-hour ozone area submitted on June 19, 2006, and approved by EPA on November 6, 2006. The Rocky Mount, North Carolina 1997 8-hour ozone area is comprised of Edgecombe and Nash Counties in North Carolina. North Carolina’s February 7, 2011, SIP revision increases the safety margin allocated to motor vehicle emissions budgets (MVEBs) for both Edgecombe and Nash Counties to account for changes in the emissions model and vehicle miles traveled (VMT) projection model. EPA is approving this SIP revision pursuant to section 110 of the Clean Air Act (CAA or Act). North Carolina’s February 7, 2011, SIP revision meets all of the statutory and regulatory requirements, and is consistent with EPA’s guidance. DATES: This rule is effective on November 26, 2012 without further notice, unless EPA receives relevant adverse comment by October 29, 2012. If EPA receives such comment, EPA will publish a timely withdrawal in the Federal Register informing the public that this rule will not take effect. ADDRESSES: Submit your comments, identified by Docket ID No. EPA–R04– OAR–2012–0013 by one of the following methods: 1. www.regulations.gov: Follow the on-line instructions for submitting comments. 2. Email: R4–RDS@epa.gov. tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with RULES SUMMARY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:28 Sep 26, 2012 Jkt 226001 3. Fax: (404) 562–9019. 4. Mail: EPA–R04–OAR–2012–0013, 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. 5. Hand Delivery or Courier: Lynorae Benjamin, Chief, 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. Such deliveries are only accepted during the Regional Office’s normal hours of operation. The Regional Office’s official hours of business are Monday through Friday, 8:30 to 4:30, excluding federal holidays. Instructions: Direct your comments to Docket ID No. EPA–R04–OAR–2012– 0013. EPA’s policy is that all comments received will be included in the public docket without change and may be made available online at www.regulations.gov, including any personal information provided, unless the comment includes information claimed to be Confidential Business Information (CBI) or other information whose disclosure is restricted by statute. Do not submit through www.regulations.gov or email, information that you consider to be CBI or otherwise protected. The www.regulations.gov Web site is an ‘‘anonymous access’’ system, which means EPA will not know your identity or contact information unless you provide it in the body of your comment. If you send an email comment directly to EPA without going through www.regulations.gov, your email address will be automatically captured and included as part of the comment that is placed in the public docket and made available on the Internet. If you submit an electronic comment, EPA recommends that you include your name and other contact information in the body of your comment and with any disk or CD–ROM you submit. If EPA cannot read your comment due to technical difficulties and cannot contact you for clarification, EPA may not be able to consider your comment. Electronic files should avoid the use of special characters, any form of encryption, and be free of any defects or viruses. For additional information about EPA’s public docket visit the EPA Docket Center homepage at http:// www.epa.gov/epahome/dockets.htm. Docket: All documents in the electronic docket are listed in the www.regulations.gov index. Although PO 00000 Frm 00049 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 59335 listed in the index, some information is not publicly available, i.e., 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 in www.regulations.gov or in hard copy 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. EPA requests that if at all possible, you contact the person 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 federal holidays. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Zuri Farngalo, 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. Zuri Farngalo may be reached by phone at (404) 562–9152 or by electronic mail address farngalo.zuri@epa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Table of Contents I. Background II. EPA’s Analysis of North Carolina’s SIP Revision III. Final Action IV. Statutory and Executive Order Reviews I. Background The Rocky Mount, North Carolina 1997 8-hour ozone attainment and maintenance area is comprised of two counties—Edgecombe and Nash (hereafter referred to as the ‘‘Rocky Mount Area’’ or ‘‘Area’’). In accordance with the CAA, the Rocky Mount Area was designated nonattainment for the 1997 8-hour ozone national ambient air quality standards (NAAQS) on April 30, 2004, with an effective date of June 15, 2004. See 69 FR 23858. On June 19, 2006, the State of North Carolina, through NCDENR, submitted a final request for EPA to: (1) Redesignate the Rocky Mount Area to attainment; and (2) approve a North Carolina SIP revision containing a maintenance plan for Rocky Mount, North Carolina. 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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

40 CFR Part 52

[EPA-R09-OAR-2012-0141; FRL-9728-6]


Approval and Promulgation of Implementation Plans; Revisions to 
the Nevada State Implementation Plan; Stationary Source Permits

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

ACTION: Final rule.

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SUMMARY: EPA is finalizing a limited approval and limited disapproval 
of revisions to the applicable state implementation plan for the State 
of Nevada. The revisions include new or amended State rules governing 
applications for, and issuance of, permits for stationary sources, but 
not including review and permitting of major sources and major 
modifications under parts C and D of title I of the Clean Air Act. EPA 
is taking this action under the Clean Air Act obligation to take action 
on State submittals of revisions to state implementation plans. The 
intended effect of the limited approval and limited disapproval action 
is to update the applicable state implementation plan with current 
State rules with respect to permitting, and to set the stage for 
remedying deficiencies in the permitting rules with respect to certain 
new or revised national ambient air quality standards. This limited 
disapproval action would not trigger sanctions under section 179 of the 
Clean Air Act but does trigger an obligation on EPA to promulgate a 
Federal Implementation Plan unless the State of Nevada corrects the 
deficiencies, and EPA approves the related plan revisions, within two 
years of the final action.

DATES: Effective Date: This rule is effective on October 29, 2012.
    Docket: EPA has established docket number EPA-R09-OAR-2012-0141 for 
this action. The index to the docket for this action is available 
electronically at www.regulations.gov and in hard copy at EPA Region 
IX, 75 Hawthorne Street, San Francisco, California. While all documents 
in the docket are listed in the index, some information may be publicly 
available only at the hard copy location (e.g., copyrighted material), 
and some may not be publicly available at 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: Laura Yannayon, EPA Region IX, 75 
Hawthorne Street (AIR-3), San Francisco, CA 94105, phone number (415) 
972-3534, fax number (415) 947-3579, or by email at 
yannayon.laura@epa.gov.

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

Table of Contents

I. Proposed Action
    A. Summary of Proposed Action and Description of SIP Submittals
    B. Resolution of Prior Deficiencies
    C. New Deficiencies
II. Public Comment on Proposed Action
III. Final Action
IV. Statutory and Executive Order Reviews

I. Proposed Action

A. Summary of Proposed Action and Description of SIP Submittals

    On June 28, 2012 (77 FR 38557), under section 110(k) of the Clean 
Air Act (CAA or ``Act''), EPA proposed a limited approval and limited 
disapproval of revisions to the Nevada State Implementation Plan (SIP). 
The revisions, which were submitted by the Nevada Division of 
Environmental Protection (NDEP) on January 24, 2011, include certain 
new or amended State rules [i.e., certain sections of Nevada 
Administrative Code (NAC)] that govern applications for, and issuance 
of, permits for stationary sources [a process referred to herein as 
``New Source Review'' (NSR) and rules referred to herein as ``NSR 
rules''].\1\ NDEP's January 24, 2011 submittal also includes a 
rescission of one definition from the existing SIP (the definition of 
``special mobile equipment'').
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    \1\ We note that the stationary source permitting rules that are 
the subject of today's final rule are not intended to satisfy the 
requirements for pre-construction review and permitting of major 
sources or major modifications under part C (``Prevention of 
Significant Deterioration of air quality'') or part D (``Plan 
requirements for nonattainment areas'') of title I of the Clean Air 
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    As described in our June 28, 2012 proposed rule (77 FR at 38557), 
on November 9, 2011, NDEP amended the January 24, 2011 submittal by 
replacing an NSR rule (NAC 445B.3457) that had been submitted on 
January 24, 2011 as a temporary regulation with the version of the rule 
that had been adopted by the State Environmental Commission (SEC) as a 
permanent regulation. On May 21, 2012, NDEP further amended the January 
24, 2011 submittal by submitting a small set of additional NSR-related 
rules (and one statutory definition), certain clarifications concerning 
the previously-submitted NSR rules, and documentation supporting the 
selection of emissions-based thresholds for triggering the public 
notice requirements for draft permits for certain source modifications.
    Table 1 below lists the rules (and one statutory definition) that 
were submitted by NDEP on January 24, 2011, November 9, 2011, and May 
21, 2012 and on which EPA is taking final limited approval and limited 
disapproval action in this document.

Table 1--Submitted Rules (and Statutory Definition) Governing NSR for Stationary Sources Under NDEP Jurisdiction
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                                                                                                      Submittal
         Submitted rule                          Title                        Adoption date              date
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NAC 445B.003....................  ``Adjacent properties'' defined...  11/03/93.....................     01/24/11
NAC 445B.0035...................  ``Administrative revision to a      08/19/04.....................     01/24/11
                                   Class I operating permit''
                                   defined.
NAC 445B.007....................  ``Affected state'' defined........  11/03/93.....................     01/24/11
NAC 445B.013....................  ``Allowable emissions'' defined...  10/04/05.....................     01/24/11
NAC 445B.014....................  ``Alteration'' defined............  10/03/95.....................     01/24/11
NAC 445B.016....................  ``Alternative operating             10/03/95.....................     01/24/11
                                   scenarios'' defined.
NAC 445B.019....................  ``Applicable requirement'' defined  06/17/10.....................     01/24/11
NAC 445B.035....................  ``Class I-B application'' defined.  10/03/95.....................     01/24/11
NAC 445B.036....................  ``Class I source'' defined........  08/19/04.....................     01/24/11
NAC 445B.037....................  ``Class II source'' defined.......  06/17/10.....................     01/24/11
NAC 445B.038....................  ``Class III source'' defined......  06/17/10.....................     01/24/11
NAC 445B.0423...................  ``Commence'' defined..............  03/18/08.....................     05/21/12
NAC 445B.044....................  ``Construction'' defined..........  10/04/05.....................     01/24/11

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NAC 445B.046....................  ``Contiguous property'' defined...  09/16/76.....................     01/24/11
NAC 445B.054....................  ``Dispersion technique'' defined..  10/04/05.....................     01/24/11
NAC 445B.064....................  ``Excessive concentration''         10/04/05.....................     01/24/11
                                   defined.
NAC 445B.066....................  ``Existing stationary source''      10/03/95.....................     01/24/11
                                   defined.
NAC 445B.068....................  ``Facility'' defined..............  10/03/95.....................     01/24/11
NAC 445B.069....................  ``Federally enforceable'' defined.  03/18/08.....................     01/24/11
NAC 445B.070....................  ``Federally enforceable emissions   11/03/93.....................     01/24/11
                                   cap'' defined.
NAC 445B.082....................  ``General permit'' defined........  10/03/95.....................     01/24/11
NAC 445B.083....................  ``Good engineering practice stack   10/04/05.....................     01/24/11
                                   height'' defined.
NAC 445B.087....................  ``Increment'' defined.............  11/03/93.....................     01/24/11
NAC 445B.093....................  ``Major modification'' defined....  08/19/04.....................     01/24/11
NAC 445B.094....................  ``Major source'' defined..........  05/10/01.....................     01/24/11
NAC 445B.0945...................  ``Major stationary source''         08/19/04.....................     01/24/11
                                   defined.
NAC 445B.099....................  ``Modification'' defined..........  10/03/95.....................     01/24/11
NAC 445B.104....................  ``Motor vehicle'' defined.........  05/10/01.....................     01/24/11
NRS 485.050.....................  ``Motor vehicle'' defined.........  As amended in 2003...........     05/21/12
NAC 445B.107....................  ``Nearby'' defined................  10/04/05.....................     01/24/11
NAC 445B.108....................  ``New stationary source'' defined.  10/03/95.....................     01/24/11
NAC 445B.117....................  ``Offset'' defined................  10/03/95.....................     01/24/11
NAC 445B.123....................  ``Operating permit'' defined......  06/17/10.....................     01/24/11
NAC 445B.124....................  ``Operating permit to construct''   11/19/02.....................     01/24/11
                                   defined.
NAC 445B.1345...................  ``Plantwide applicability           06/17/10.....................     01/24/11
                                   limitation'' defined.
NAC 445B.138....................  ``Potential to emit'' defined.....  10/05/10.....................     01/24/11
NAC 445B.142....................  ``Prevention of significant         11/03/93.....................     01/24/11
                                   deterioration of air quality''
                                   defined.
NAC 445B.147....................  ``Program'' defined...............  11/03/93.....................     01/24/11
NAC 445B.154....................  ``Renewal of an operating permit''  11/03/93.....................     01/24/11
                                   defined.
NAC 445B.156....................  ``Responsible official'' defined..  06/17/10.....................     01/24/11
NAC 445B.157....................  ``Revision of an operating          08/19/04.....................     01/24/11
                                   permit'' defined.
NAC 445B.179....................  ``Special mobile equipment''        10/05/10 (repealed)..........     01/24/11
                                   defined.
NAC 445B.187....................  ``Stationary source'' defined.....  10/05/10.....................     01/24/11
NAC 445B.194....................  ``Temporary source'' defined......  05/10/01.....................     01/24/11
NAC 445B.200....................  ``Violation'' defined.............  11/03/93.....................     05/21/12
NAC 445B.287....................  Operating permits: General          06/17/10.....................     01/24/11
                                   requirements; exception;
                                   restriction on transfers.
NAC 445B.287(2).................  [Provision addressing the           06/17/10.....................     05/21/12
                                   operating permit requirements for
                                   certain types of Class I sources].
NAC 445B.288....................  Operating permits: Exemptions from  03/18/08.....................     01/24/11
                                   requirements; insignificant
                                   activities.
NAC 445B.295....................  Application: General requirements.  09/06/06.....................     01/24/11
NAC 445B.297....................  Application: Submission;            03/08/06.....................     01/24/11
                                   certification; additional
                                   information.
NAC 445B.298....................  Application: Official date of       06/17/10.....................     01/24/11
                                   submittal.
NAC 445B.305....................  Operating permits: Imposition of    06/17/10.....................     01/24/11
                                   more stringent standards for
                                   emissions.
NAC 445B.308....................  Prerequisites and conditions for    03/18/08.....................     01/24/11
                                   issuance of certain operating
                                   permits; compliance with
                                   applicable state implementation
                                   plan.
NAC 445B.310....................  Environmental evaluation:           09/06/06.....................     01/24/11
                                   Applicable sources and other
                                   subjects; exemption.
NAC 445B.311....................  Environmental evaluation:           10/05/10.....................     01/24/11
                                   Contents; consideration of good
                                   engineering practice stack height.
NAC 445B.313....................  Method for determining heat input:  10/05/10.....................     01/24/11
                                   Class I sources.
NAC 445B.3135...................  Method for determining heat input:  11/19/02.....................     01/24/11
                                   Class II sources.
NAC 445B.314....................  Method for determining heat input:  11/19/02.....................     01/24/11
                                   Class III sources.
NAC 445B.315....................  Contents of operating permits:      03/08/06.....................     01/24/11
                                   Exception for operating permits
                                   to construct; required conditions.
NAC 445B.318....................  Operating permits: Requirement for  03/08/06.....................     01/24/11
                                   each source; form of application;
                                   issuance or denial; posting.
NAC 445B.319....................  Operating permits: Administrative   08/19/04.....................      01/24/1
                                   amendment.
NAC 445B.325....................  Operating permits: Termination,     06/17/10.....................      01/24/1
                                   reopening and revision, revision,
                                   or revocation and reissuance.
NAC 445B.331....................  Request for change of location of   09/06/06.....................     01/24/11
                                   emission unit.
NAC 445B.3361...................  General requirements..............  06/17/10.....................     01/24/11
NAC 445B.3363...................  Operating permit to construct:      12/09/09.....................     01/24/11
                                   Application.
NAC 445B.33637..................  Operating permit to construct for   08/19/04.....................     01/24/11
                                   approval of plantwide
                                   applicability limitation:
                                   Application.
NAC 445B.3364...................  Operating permit to construct:      12/09/09.....................     01/24/11
                                   Action by Director on
                                   application; notice; public
                                   comment and hearing.
NAC 445B.3365...................  Operating permit to construct:      03/08/06.....................     01/24/11
                                   Contents; noncompliance with
                                   conditions.
NAC 445B.33656..................  Operating permit to construct for   03/08/06.....................     01/24/11
                                   approval of plantwide
                                   applicability limitation:
                                   Contents; noncompliance with
                                   conditions.
NAC 445B.3366...................  Expiration and extension of         09/06/06.....................     01/24/11
                                   operating permit to construct;
                                   expiration and renewal of
                                   plantwide applicability
                                   limitation.
NAC 445B.3368...................  Additional requirements for         12/09/09.....................     01/24/11
                                   application; exception.

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NAC 445B.3375...................  Class I-B application: Filing       09/06/06.....................     01/24/11
                                   requirement.
NAC 445B.3395...................  Action by Director on application;  03/18/08.....................      01/24/1
                                   notice; public comment and
                                   hearing; objection by
                                   Administrator; expiration of
                                   permit.
NAC 445B.340....................  Prerequisites to issuance,          03/18/08.....................      01/24/1
                                   revision or renewal of permit.
NAC 445B.342....................  Certain changes authorized without  10/04/05.....................     01/24/11
                                   revision of permit; notification
                                   of authorized changes.
NAC 445B.3425...................  Minor revision of permit..........  08/19/04.....................     01/24/11
NAC 445B.344....................  Significant revision of permit....  11/19/02.....................     01/24/11
NAC 445B.3441...................  Administrative revision of permit   09/06/06.....................     01/24/11
                                   to incorporate conditions of
                                   certain permits to construct.
NAC 445B.3443...................  Renewal of permit.................  11/12/08.....................     01/24/11
NAC 445B.3447...................  Class I general permit............  11/19/02.....................     05/21/12
NAC 445B.3453...................  Application: General requirements.  03/08/06.....................     01/24/11
NAC 445B.3457...................  Action by Director on application;  10/05/11.....................     11/09/11
                                   notice; public comment and
                                   hearing; expiration of permit.
NAC 445B.346....................  Required contents of permit.......  10/03/95.....................     01/24/11
NAC 445B.3465...................  Application for revision..........  10/04/05.....................     01/24/11
NAC 445B.3473...................  Renewal of permit.................  11/12/08.....................     01/24/11
NAC 445B.3477...................  Class II general permit...........  03/18/08.....................     01/24/11
NAC 445B.3485...................  Application: General requirements.  09/06/06.....................     01/24/11
NAC 445B.3487...................  Action by Director on application;  09/06/06.....................     01/24/11
                                   expiration of permit.
NAC 445B.3489...................  Required contents of permit.......  09/06/06.....................     01/24/11
NAC 445B.3493...................  Application for revision..........  09/18/01.....................     01/24/11
NAC 445B.3497...................  Renewal of permit.................  11/12/08.....................     01/24/11
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    In our proposed rule (77 FR 38557, at 38559), we discussed the 
regulatory history of the Nevada SIP and identified the existing Nevada 
SIP rules governing NSR for stationary sources under NDEP jurisdiction 
(see table 2).

            Table 2--Existing SIP Rules Governing NSR for Stationary Sources Under NDEP Jurisdiction
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 Nevada Air Quality Regulations (NAQR) or Nevada
            Administrative Code (NAC)                         Fed. Reg. citation and EPA approval date
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NAQR article 1.36--Commenced.....................  43 FR 36932; (August 21, 1978).
NAQR article 1.42--Construction..................  43 FR 36932; (August 21, 1978).
NAQR article 1.43--Contiguous property...........  43 FR 36932; (August 21, 1978).
NAQR article 1.72--Existing facility.............  43 FR 36932; (August 21, 1978).
NAQR article 1.104--Major stationary source......  43 FR 36932; (August 21, 1978).
NAQR article 1.109--Modification.................  43 FR 36932; (August 21, 1978).
NAQR article 1.111--Motor vehicle................  43 FR 36932; (August 21, 1978).
NAC 445.559--``Operating permit'' defined........  49 FR 11626; (March 27, 1984).
NAQR article 1.182--Special mobile equipment.....  43 FR 36932; (August 21, 1978).
NAQR article 1.187--Stationary source............  43 FR 36932; (August 21, 1978).
NAC 445.649--``Violation'' defined...............  49 FR 11626; (March 27, 1984).
NAQR article 3.1.6 [``Application forms for        43 FR 1341; (January 9, 1978).
 requesting the issuance of either a registration
 certificate or an operating permit can be
 obtained from the Director.'').
NAC 445.704 Registration certificates and          49 FR 11626; (March 27, 1984).
 operating permits required.
NAC 445.705 Exemptions...........................  49 FR 11626; (March 27, 1984).
NAC 445.706(1) Application date; payment of fees.  49 FR 11626; (March 27, 1984).
NAC 445.707 Registration certificates:             49 FR 11626; (March 27, 1984).
 Prerequisite; application; fee; issuance,
 denial; expiration.
NAC 445.712 Operating permits: Prerequisite;       49 FR 11626; (March 27, 1984).
 application; fee; issuance, denial; posting.
NAC 445.713 Operating permits: Renewal...........  49 FR 11626; (March 27, 1984).
NAC 445.714 Operating permits: Replacement of      49 FR 11626; (March 27, 1984).
 lost or damaged permits.
NAC 445.715 Operating permits: Revocation........  49 FR 11626; (March 27, 1984).
NAC 445.716 Operating permits: Change of location  49 FR 11626; (March 27, 1984).
NAQR article 13.1 (``General Provisions for the    46 FR 21758; (April 14, 1981).
 Review of New Sources''), subsection 13.1.3(1).
NAQR article 13.1 (``General Provisions for the    40 FR 13306; (March 26, 1975).
 Review of New Sources''), subsections 13.1.4,
 13.1.5, 13.1.6, and 13.1.7.
NAQR article 13.2 [applicability thresholds for    47 FR 27070; (June 23, 1982).
 environmental evaluations (EEs)], subsections
 13.2.3 and 13.2.4.
NAQR article 13.3 [content requirements for EEs],  47 FR 27070; (June 23, 1982).
 subsection 13.3.1, 13.3.1.1, 13.3.1.2.\2\.
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\2\ NDEP's NSR SIP retains certain nonattainment NSR provisions including the definition of the term, ``lowest
  achievable emission rate'' (LAER), and NAQR article 13.1.3(2) in the SIP. NAQR article 13.1.1 establishes an
  environmental evaluation (EE) requirement, and NAQR article 13.1.3(2) establishes the LAER requirement. LAER
  is defined to apply to applicants who are required to submit EEs, and such applicants are identified by
  emissions-based threshold values in article 13.2, 13.2.1, and 13.2.2, submitted on July 24, 1979 and approved
  on June 23, 1982 (47 FR 27070). Thus, the existing SIP definition for LAER, NAQR articles 13.1.1, 13.2,
  13.2.1, and 13.2.2 must be retained in the SIP to properly interpret and apply the major source nonattainment
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    We also described the previous version of the State's NSR rules 
that we disapproved. See 73 FR 20536; (April 16, 2008). Our 2008 final 
disapproval of the previous version of the NSR rules provides the 
context for this rulemaking in that our evaluation of the re-submitted 
NSR rules focused on changes the State had made in response to the 
findings in our 2008 final rule.
    As discussed further below, in our proposed rule, we found that the 
State had adequately addressed all of the previously-identified 
deficiencies in the NSR rules but new deficiencies related to the new 
or revised PM2.5 and Pb national ambient air quality 
standards (NAAQS) prevent us from proposing a full approval of the 
rules. Therefore, we proposed a limited approval and limited 
disapproval of the submitted NSR rules. We did so based also on our 
finding that, while the rules did not meet all of the applicable 
requirements, the rules would represent an overall strengthening of SIP 
by clarifying and enhancing the NSR permitting requirements.

B. Resolution of Prior Deficiencies

    In our June 28, 2012 proposed rule, we found that State had adopted 
rule revisions or provided sufficient explanation and documentation to 
fully address the 10 specific deficiencies that we found in the rules 
as set forth in our April 2008 final rule.
    First, we concluded that new or amended rules submitted for 
approval, including NAC 445B.0423 (``Commence'' defined), NAC 445B.069 
(``Federally enforceable'' defined), NAC 445B.287, subsection (2) 
(Provision addressing the operating permit requirements for certain 
types of Class I sources), NRS 485.050 (``Motor vehicle'' defined), and 
NAC 445B.083 (``Good engineering practice stack height'' defined) 
adequately addressed the deficiencies related to the use of undefined 
terms or incorrect citations, the reliance on rules or statutory 
provisions that had not been submitted for approval as part of the SIP, 
or the confusion caused by submittal of multiple versions of the same 
rule.
    Second, we concluded that NAC 445B.138 (``Potential to emit'' 
defined), as amended, adequately addressed the deficiency in this 
definition related to the limits that qualify for treatment as part of 
a stationary source's design for the purposes of determining its 
potential to emit.
    Third, by amending NAC 445B.187 (``Stationary source'' defined) to 
delete the exclusion for ``special mobile equipment,'' the State 
Environmental Commission (SEC) adequately addressed the deficiency 
related to the necessary breadth of the definition of ``stationary 
source'' for NSR purposes.
    Fourth, we concluded that amendments to NAC 445B.313 (Method for 
determining heat input: Class I sources\3\) adequately addressed the 
deficiency related to the use of maximum heat input for applicability 
determination purposes with respect to combustion sources.
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    \3\ EPA generally refers to stationary sources with potentials 
to emit 100 tons per year or more of criteria pollutants (those for 
which national ambient air quality standards have been promulgated, 
such as, e.g., ozone, carbon monoxide, and particulate matter) as 
``major sources'' and such sources with potentials to emit less than 
100 tons per year as ``minor sources.'' Generally, speaking, the NSR 
program adopted by the Nevada SEC relies on the term ``class I'' 
sources to refer to ``major sources'' and ``class II'' and ``class 
III'' sources to refer to ``minor sources.'' In Nevada's NSR 
program, generally speaking, ``class III'' sources are non-exempt 
sources with potentials to emit of less than 5 tons per year of 
criteria pollutants, while ``class II'' sources are those sources 
that are covered under the NSR rules but that are neither ``class 
I'' or ``class III'' sources.
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    Fifth, we concluded, based on NDEP's explanation, that NAC 445B.331 
(``Request for change of location of emission unit'') need not be 
amended to address the deficiency that we had identified previously.
    Sixth, we concluded that amendments to NAC 445B.3477 (``Class II 
general permit'') were adequate to resolve the deficiency related to 
public participation requirements for issuing such permits, and that, 
based on NDEP's explanation, no further amendments in the rule were 
necessary.
    Seventh, we concluded that amendments to NAC 445B.311 
(``Environmental evaluation: Required information'') adequately 
addressed the deficiency related to EPA approval for the use of a 
modification of, or substitution for, an EPA-approved model specified 
in appendix W of 40 CFR part 51.
    Eighth, we concluded that amendments to NAC 445B.3457 (``Action by 
Director on application; notice; public comment and hearing; expiration 
of permit'') adequately addressed the deficiencies related to public 
review of new or modified class II sources, notification to the air 
pollution control agencies for Washoe County or Clark County for class 
II sources proposed to be constructed or modified in Washoe County or 
Clark County, respectively, and public participation for new or 
modified sources of lead with potentials to emit 5 tons per year or 
more. In so concluding, we found that the emission-based thresholds 
that the SEC has established in NAC 445B.3457 to identify class II 
permit revisions that are subject to the public participation 
requirement were acceptable under 40 CFR 51.161 (``Public availability 
of information'') because we believed that the emissions-based 
thresholds represented well-defined objective criteria and because we 
found that the thresholds established in NAC 445B.3457 were reasonably 
calculated to exclude from mandatory public participation only less 
environmentally significant sources and modifications.
    In addition, with respect to public participation associated with 
permits for new class II sources and for class II modifications, we 
noted that the SEC also revised NAC 445B.3457 to provide for 
notification to the public through means (a state Web site and mailing 
list) other than through the traditional newspaper notice. We concluded 
that the requirement to provide the required notice by ``prominent 
advertisement'' in 40 CFR 51.161(b)(3) for new or modified minor 
sources (other than synthetic minor sources) is media neutral and can 
be met by means other than, or in combination with, the traditional 
newspaper notice.\4\ See Memorandum dated April 17, 2012 from Janet 
McCabe, Principal Deputy Assistant Administrator, EPA Office of Air and 
Radiation, to Regional Administrators, Regions 1-10, titled ``Minor New 
Source Review Program Public Notice Requirements under 40 CFR 
51.161(b)(3).'' With respect to NAC 445B.3457, we concluded that NDEP's 
provision for notification through an Internet Web site designed to 
give general public notice and through a mailing list developed to 
include individuals that have requested to be included on such a list, 
with one exception, satisfied the requirement to provide the public 
with notice through ``prominent advertisement'' in the area affected.
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    \4\ As noted in footnote 3, above, ``minor sources'' are sources 
that have the potential to emit regulated NSR pollutants in amounts 
that are less than the applicable major source thresholds. Synthetic 
minor sources are those sources that have the potential to emit 
regulated NSR pollutants at or above the major source thresholds, 
but that have taken enforceable limitations to restrict their 
potential to emit below such thresholds.
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    We believed that notification of proposed permit actions for one 
category of sources, synthetic minor sources, i.e., sources that have 
taken enforceable limitations to restrict their potential to emit below 
major source thresholds, must be made through traditional means of 
notification (i.e., newspaper notice) and preferably, should be made 
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such sources should be treated for public participation purposes as 
major sources for which such notice is required. See 40 CFR 
51.166(q)(2)(iii).
    While NAC 445B.3457 does not provide for traditional newspaper 
notice of class II sources that constitute synthetic minor sources, we 
concluded that the deficiency in Nevada's public notice requirements 
with respect to synthetic minor sources was not significant due to the 
limited potential number of synthetic minor sources that might not be 
subject to traditional (newspaper) notice under the State's NSR rules. 
Nonetheless, we recommended that the SEC amend the public notice 
regulations to ensure that the general public is notified of new 
synthetic minor sources by traditional (newspaper) means, at a minimum, 
or, preferably, in combination with electronic means.
    Ninth, we concluded that the deficiencies in the affirmative 
defense provision in NAC 445B.326 (``Operating permits: Assertion of 
emergency as affirmative defense to action for noncompliance'') were 
moot for the purposes of this rulemaking because NDEP did not include 
NAC 445B.326 in the revise sets of NSR rules submitted to EPA for 
action as a SIP revision.
    Lastly, we concluded that the amendments to NAC 445B.308 
(``Prerequisites and conditions for issuance of certain operating 
permits; compliance with applicable state implementation plan'') 
adequately addressed the deficiencies by appropriately limiting the 
Director's discretion to approve any permit for any source where the 
degree of emission limitation required is affected by that amount of 
the stack height as exceeds good engineering practice stack height or 
any other dispersion technique.
    In conclusion, based on our point-by-point evaluation of the 
previous deficiencies in the previously-submitted NSR rules, we found 
that Nevada had adequately addressed all of the previously-identified 
deficiencies by submittal of appropriately amended rules and supporting 
documentation. Please see our June 28, 2012 proposed rule at pages 
38560 to 38563 for additional discussion of our evaluation and 
conclusions concerning the resolution of the previously-identified 
deficiencies in the NSR rules.

C. New Deficiencies

    While we believed that Nevada had adequately addressed the 
previously-identified deficiencies in the NSR rules, we found in our 
June 28, 2012 proposed rule that the State's NSR rules fail to address 
certain new requirements that were not in effect in 2008 when EPA last 
took action on them.
    Under 40 CFR 51.160, in connection with NSR, each SIP must set 
forth legally enforceable procedures that enable the State or local 
agency to determine whether the construction or modification of a 
facility, building, structure or installation or combination of these 
will result in, among other impacts, interference with attainment or 
maintenance of a national standard in the state in which the proposed 
source (or modification) is located or in a neighboring State. In our 
June 28, 2012 proposed rule, we concluded that the NSR rules did not 
meet the requirements of 40 CFR 51.160 with respect to the 
PM2.5 NAAQS and the lead (Pb) NAAQS.
    With respect to PM2.5, we recognized that NDEP had 
submitted ``infrastructure'' SIPs \5\ to address the PM2.5 
NAAQS and that, in those SIPs, NDEP indicated that NSR requirements for 
the PM2.5 NAAQS were to be met by evaluating new and 
modified sources for compliance with the PM10 standard. At 
the time these infrastructure SIPs were submitted, EPA's policy allowed 
States to permit new or modified PM2.5 sources using the 
PM10 NSR program requirements as a surrogate for 
PM2.5.
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    \5\ ``Infrastructure'' SIPs refer to SIPs submitted in response 
to EPA's promulgation of a new or revised NAAQS and include 
provisions necessary to comply with the SIP content requirements set 
forth in CAA section 110(a)(2), other than those arising from 
designation of any area within a state as ``nonattainment'' for the 
new or amended NAAQS.
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    We also recognized that we did not take timely action on the 
PM2.5 ``infrastructure'' SIP submittals, and, as a result of 
the passage of time, the ``surrogate'' policy has lapsed (since May 16, 
2011). As a result, States must now evaluate PM2.5 emissions 
from new or modified sources directly to determine whether such sources 
would violate the 24-hour (35 [micro]g/m\3\) or annual (15 [micro]g/
m\3\) PM2.5 standards. See 40 CFR 51.166(a)(6)(i) and 73 FR 
28321, at 28344; (May 16, 2008). The submitted NSR rules evaluated 
herein do not yet address PM2.5, and given the now current 
requirements for PM2.5 and the lapse of the surrogate 
policy, we concluded in our proposed rule that we cannot now fully 
approve the submitted NSR rules.
    With respect to lead (Pb), we recognized that NDEP submitted an 
infrastructure SIP on October 12, 2011 to address the 2008 Pb NAAQS and 
that we have not yet taken action on it. Furthermore, we recognize 
that, at the time NDEP submitted the Pb ``infrastructure'' SIP, the 
deadline for States to submit the necessary NSR-related changes to 
address the 2008 Pb NAAQS had not yet passed. Now, however, with the 
passage of time, the deadline for such NSR-related changes has passed, 
and we must evaluate the submitted NSR requirements against the now-
current NSR requirements. Thus, similar to the approach we are taking 
for PM2.5, we find that the submitted NSR rules do not 
address the new rolling 3-month average Pb NAAQS (0.15 [micro]g/m\3\) 
and thus we concluded that we cannot now fully approve the submitted 
NSR rules. See 73 FR 66964, 67034-67041; (November 12, 2008).
    Lastly, we concluded in our proposed rule that the State 
Environmental Commission must revise the NSR rules to ensure protection 
of the PM2.5 and Pb NAAQS in the issuance of permits for new 
or modified sources or EPA must promulgate a FIP within two years of 
final action.
    For more information about our evaluation concerning the new 
deficiencies, please see the June 28, 2012 proposed rule at pages 
38563-38564.

II. Public Comment on Proposed Action

    EPA's proposed action provided a 30-day public comment period. 
During this period, we received one comment letter, a letter from the 
Nevada Division of Environmental Protection (NDEP), dated July 27, 
2012. In the July 27, 2012 letter, NDEP expresses general support for 
EPA's limited approval of the updated NSR rules noting that it results 
in a significant update of the permitting provisions in Nevada 
applicable SIP. EPA appreciates NDEP's significant efforts to fully 
address the deficiencies EPA identified in the previous submittals.

III. Final Action

    No comments were submitted that change our assessment of the rules 
as described in our proposed action. Therefore, pursuant to sections 
110(k) and 301(a) of the Clean Air Act, and for the reasons provided 
above and in our proposed rule, EPA is finalizing a limited approval 
and limited disapproval of revisions to the Nevada SIP that govern 
applications for, and issuance of, permits for stationary sources under 
the jurisdiction of the Nevada Division of Environmental Protection, 
excluding review and permitting of major sources and major 
modifications under parts C and D of title I of the Clean Air Act. 
Specifically, EPA is finalizing limited approval and limited 
disapproval of the new or amended sections of the Nevada Administrative 
Code (and one section of the Nevada Revised Statutes) listed in

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table 1 above as a revision to the Nevada SIP.
    EPA is taking this action because, although we find that the new or 
amended rules meet most of the applicable requirements for such NSR 
programs and that the SIP revisions improve the existing SIP, we have 
also found certain deficiencies that prevent full approval. Namely, the 
submitted NSR rules do not address the new or revised national ambient 
air quality standards for PM2.5 and lead (Pb) and must be 
revised accordingly.
    The intended effect of this limited approval and limited 
disapproval action is to update the applicable state implementation 
plan with current State rules with respect to permitting,\6\ and to set 
the stage for remedying deficiencies in the permitting rules with 
respect to new or revised national ambient air quality standards for 
PM2.5 and Pb. This limited disapproval action does not 
trigger mandatory sanctions under section 179 of the Clean Air Act 
because sanctions apply to nonattainment areas and no areas within the 
State of Nevada have been designated as nonattainment for the national 
PM2.5 or Pb standards. However, this limited disapproval 
action does trigger an obligation on EPA to promulgate a Federal 
Implementation Plan unless the State of Nevada corrects the 
deficiencies, and EPA approves the related plan revisions within two 
years of this final action.
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    \6\ Final approval of the rules (and statutory provision) in 
table 1 supersedes the rules listed in table 2, above, in the 
existing Nevada SIP.
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IV. Statutory and Executive Order Reviews

A. Executive Order 12988, Regulatory Planning and Review

    The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) has exempted this 
regulatory action from Executive Order 128665, entitled ``Regulatory 
Planning and Review.''

B. Paperwork Reduction Act

    This action does not impose an information collection burden under 
the provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act, 44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq. 
Burden is defined at 5 CFR 1320.3(b).

C. Regulatory Reduction Act

    The Regulatory Flexibility Act (RFA) generally requires an agency 
to conduct a regulatory flexibility analysis of any rule subject to 
notice and comment rulemaking requirements unless the agency certifies 
that the rule will not have a significant economic impact on a 
substantial number of small entities. Small entities include small 
businesses, small not-for-profit enterprises, and small governmental 
jurisdictions.
    This rule will not have a significant impact on a substantial 
number of small entities because SIP approvals or disapprovals under 
section 110 of the Clean Air Act do not create any new requirements but 
simply approve or disapprove requirements that the State is already 
imposing. Therefore, because this limited approval/limited disapproval 
action does not create any new requirements, I certify that this action 
will not have a significant economic impact on a substantial number of 
small entities. Moreover, due to the nature of the Federal-State 
relationship under the Clean Air Act, preparation of flexibility 
analysis would constitute Federal inquiry into the economic 
reasonableness of State action. The Clean Air Act forbids EPA to base 
its actions concerning SIPs on such grounds. Union Electric Co., v. 
U.S. EPA, 427 U.S. 246, 255-66 (1976); 42 U.S.C. 7410(a)(2).

D. Unfunded Mandates Reform Act

    Under section 202 of the Unfunded Mandates Reform Act of 1995 
(``Unfunded Mandates Act''), signed into law on March 22, 1995, EPA 
must prepare a budgetary impact statement to accompany any proposed or 
final rule that includes a Federal mandate that may result in estimated 
costs to State, local, or tribal governments in the aggregate; or to 
the private sector, of $100 million or more. Under section 205, EPA 
must select the most cost-effective and least burdensome alternative 
that achieves the objectives of the rule and is consistent with 
statutory requirements. Section 203 requires EPA to establish a plan 
for informing and advising any small governments that may be 
significantly or uniquely impacted by the rule.
    EPA has determined that this limited approval/limited disapproval 
action does not include a Federal mandate that may result in estimated 
costs of $100 million or more to either State, local, or tribal 
governments in the aggregate, or to the private sector. This Federal 
action takes a limited approval/limited disapproval action on pre-
existing requirements under State or local law, and imposes no new 
requirements. Accordingly, no additional costs to State, local, or 
tribal governments, or to the private sector, result from this action.

E. Executive Order 13132, Federalism

    Federalism (64 FR 43255, August 10, 1999) revokes and replaces 
Executive Orders 12612 (Federalism) and 12875 (Enhancing the 
Intergovernmental Partnership). Executive Order 13132 requires EPA to 
develop an accountable process to ensure ``meaningful and timely input 
by State and local officials in the development of regulatory policies 
that have federalism implications.'' ``Policies that have federalism 
implications'' is defined in the Executive Order to include regulations 
that have ``substantial direct effects on the States, on the 
relationship between the national government and the States, or on the 
distribution of power and responsibilities among the various levels of 
government.'' Under Executive Order 13132, EPA may not issue a 
regulation that has federalism implications, that imposes substantial 
direct compliance costs, and that is not required by statute, unless 
the Federal government provides the funds necessary to pay the direct 
compliance costs incurred by State and local governments, or EPA 
consults with State and local officials early in the process of 
developing the proposed regulation. EPA also may not issue a regulation 
that has federalism implications and that preempts State law unless the 
Agency consults with State and local officials early in the process of 
developing the proposed regulation.
    This rule will not have substantial direct effects on the States, 
on the relationship between the national government and the States, or 
on the distribution of power and responsibilities among the various 
levels of government, as specified in Executive Order 13132, because it 
merely takes a limited approval/limited disapproval action on State 
rules implementing a Federal standard, and does not alter the 
relationship or the distribution of power and responsibilities 
established in the Clean Air Act. Thus, the requirements of section 6 
of the Executive Order do not apply to this rule.

F. Executive Order 13175, Coordination With Indian Tribal Governments

    Executive Order 13175, entitled ``Consultation and Coordination 
with Indian Tribal Governments'' (65 FR 67249, November 9, 2000), 
requires EPA to develop an accountable process to ensure ``meaningful 
and timely input by tribal officials in the development of regulatory 
policies that have tribal implications.'' This rule does not have 
tribal implications, as specified in Executive Order 13175. It will not 
have substantial direct effects on tribal governments, on the 
relationship between the Federal government and Indian tribes, or on 
the distribution of power and responsibilities between the

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Federal government and Indian tribes. Thus, Executive Order 13175 does 
not apply to this rule.

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

    EPA interprets Executive Order 13045 (62 FR 19885, April 23, 1997) 
as applying only to those regulatory actions that concern health or 
safety risks, such that the analysis required under section 5-501 of 
the Executive Order has the potential to influence the regulation. This 
rule is not subject to Executive Order 13045, because it takes a 
limited approval/limited disapproval action on State rules implementing 
a Federal standard.

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

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

I. National Technology Transfer and Advancement Act

    Section 12 of the National Technology Transfer and Advancement Act 
(NTTAA) of 1995 requires Federal agencies to evaluate existing 
technical standards when developing a new regulation. To comply with 
NTTAA, EPA must consider and use ``voluntary consensus standards'' 
(VCS) if available and applicable when developing programs and policies 
unless doing so would be inconsistent with applicable law or otherwise 
impractical.
    EPA believes that VCS are inapplicable to this action. Today's 
action does not require the public to perform activities conducive to 
the use of VCS.

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

    Executive Order (EO) 12898 (59 FR 7629 (Feb. 16, 1994)) establishes 
federal executive policy on environmental justice. Its main provision 
directs federal agencies, to the greatest extent practicable and 
permitted by law, to make environmental justice part of their mission 
by identifying and addressing, as appropriate, disproportionately high 
and adverse human health or environmental effects of their programs, 
policies, and activities on minority populations and low-income 
populations in the United States.
    EPA lacks the discretionary authority to address environmental 
justice in this rulemaking. In reviewing SIP submissions, EPA's role is 
to approve or disapprove state choices, based on the criteria of the 
Clean Air Act. Accordingly, this action merely takes a limited 
approval/limited disapproval action on certain State requirements for 
inclusion into the SIP under section 110 of the Clean Air Act and will 
not in-and-of itself create any new requirements. Accordingly, it 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.

K. Congressional Review Act

    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 rule 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. 
section 804(2).

L. Petitions for Judicial Review

    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 November 26, 2012. Filing a 
petition for reconsideration by the Administrator of this final rule 
does not affect the finality of this rule for the purposes of judicial 
review nor does it extend the time within which a petition for judicial 
review may be filed, and shall not postpone the effectiveness of such 
rule or action. This action may not be challenged later in proceedings 
to enforce its requirements (see section 307(b)(2)).

List of Subjects in 40 CFR Part 52

    Environmental protection, Air pollution control, Incorporation by 
reference, Intergovernmental relations, Lead, Particulate matter, 
Reporting and recordkeeping requirements, Sulfur oxides.

    Dated: August 30, 2012.
Jared Blumenfeld,
Regional Administrator, Region IX.

    Therefore, 40 CFR Chapter I 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 DD--Nevada

0
2. Section 52.1470 in paragraph (c), Table 1 is amended by:
0
a. Adding new table entry titled ``Nevada Revised Statutes, Title 43, 
Public Safety; Vehicles; Watercraft; Chapter 485, Motor Vehicles: 
Insurance and Financial Responsibility'' at the beginning of the table; 
and under the new heading, adding an entry for ``485.050'';
0
b. Removing the entries for ``Article 1.36,'' ``Article 1.42,'' 
``Article 1.43,'' ``Article 1.72,'' ``Article 1.104,'' ``Article 
1.109,'' ``Article 1.111,'' ``445.559,'' ``Article 1.182,'' ``Article 
1.187,'' ``445.649,'' ``Article 3.1.6,'' ``445.704,'' ``445.705,'' 
``445.706(1),'' ``445.707,'' ``445.712,'', ``445.713,'' ``445.714'', 
``445.715,'' ``445.716,'' ``NAQR Article 13, subsection 13.1, 
paragraphs 13.1.4-13.1.7,'' and ``NAQR Article 13, subsection 13.3'';
0
c. Adding in numerical order entries for ``445B.003,'' ``445B.0035,'' 
``445B.007,'' ``445B.013,'' ``445B.014,'' ``445B.016, ``445B.019,'' 
``445B.035,'' ``445B.036,'' ``445B.037,'' ``445B.038,'' ``445B.0423,'' 
``445B.044,'' ``445B.046,'' ``445B.054,'' ``445B.064,'' ``445B.066,'' 
``445B.068,'' ``445B.069,'' ``445B.070,'' ``445B.082,'' ``445B.083,'' 
``445B.087,'' ``445B.093,'' ``445B.094,'' ``445B.0945,'' ``445B.099,'' 
``445B.104,'' ``445B.107,'' ``445B.108,'' ``445B.117,'' ``445B.123,'' 
``445B.124,'' ``445B.1345,'' ``445B.138,'' ``445B.142,'' ``445B.147,'' 
``445B.154,'' ``445B.156,'' ``445B.157,'' ``445B.187,'' ``445B.194,'' 
and ``445B.200,'' under the heading for ``Nevada Administrative Code, 
Chapter 445B, Air Controls, Air Pollution; Nevada Administrative Code, 
Chapter 445, Air Controls, Air Pollution; Nevada Air Quality 
Regulations--Definitions'';
0
d. Removing the text heading ``Nevada Administrative Code, Chapter 445, 
Air Controls, Air Pollution; Nevada Air Quality Regulations--
Registration Certificates and Operating Permits'' and adding ``Nevada 
Administrative Code, Chapter 445B, Air Controls, Air Pollution--
Operating Permits Generally'', in its place;
0
e. Adding in numerical order under the newly revised heading, ``Nevada

[[Page 59328]]

Administrative Code, Chapter 445B, Air Controls, Air Pollution--
Operating Permits Generally.'' entries ``445B.287, excluding paragraphs 
(1)(d) and (4)(b),'' ``445B.288,'' ``445B.295,'' ``445B.297, excluding 
subsection (2),'' ``445B.298,'' ``445B.305,'' ``445B.308, excluding 
paragraph (2)(d) and subsections (4), (5), and (10),'' ``445B.310,'' 
``445B.311,'' ``445B.313,'' ``445B.3135,'' ``445B.314,'' ``445B.315,'' 
``445B.318,'' ``445B.319, excluding paragraph (3)(b),'' ``445B.325, 
excluding subsections (1), (3), and (4),'' ``445B.331,'' ``445B.3361, 
excluding paragraph (1)(b) and subsections (6) and (7),'' 
``445B.3363,'' ``445B.33637,'' ``445B.3364,'' ``445B.3365,'' 
``445B.33656,'' ``445B.3366,'' ``445B.3368,'' ``445B.3375, excluding 
subsections (2) and (3),'' ``445B.3395, excluding subsections (13), 
(14), and (15),'' ``445B.340, excluding subsection (3),'' ``445B.342, 
excluding paragraph (3)(e),'' ``445B.3425,'' ``445B.344,'' 
``445B.3441,'' ``445B.3443,'' ``445B.3447, excluding subsection (4),'' 
``445B.3453, excluding subsection (3),'' ``445B.3457,'' ``445B.346, 
excluding subsection (6)'' ``445B.3465,'' ``445B.3473,'' ``445B.3477,'' 
``445B.3485,'' ``445B.3487,'' ``445B.3489,'' ``445B.3493,'' and 
``445B.3497''; and
0
f. Revising the entries for ``NAQR, Article 13, subsection 13.1, 
paragraph 13.1.3 [excluding 13.1.3(3)]'' and ``NAQR Article 13, 
subsection 13.2'' under the heading, ``Nevada Air Quality Regulations--
Point Sources and Registration Certificates.''
    The additions and revisions read as follows:


Sec.  52.1470  Identification of plan.

* * * * *
    (c) * * *

                                                  Table 1--EPA-Approved Nevada Regulations and Statutes
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                                                                       State  effective
           State citation                     Title/subject                  date               EPA approval date            Additional explanation
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       Nevada Revised Statutes, Title 43, Public Safety; Vehicles; Watercraft; Chapter 485, Motor Vehicles: Insurance and Financial Responsibility
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485.050.............................  ``Motor vehicle'' defined...  10/1/03                [Insert Federal Register     Submitted on 5/21/12.
                                                                                            page number where the       Nev. Rev. Stat. Ann. Sec.
                                                                                            document begins] 9/27/12.    485.050 (Michie 2010).
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 Nevada Administrative Code, Chapter 445B, Air Controls, Air Pollution; Nevada Administrative Code, Chapter 445, Air Controls, Air Pollution; Nevada Air
                                                            Quality Regulations--Definitions
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                                                                      * * * * * * *
445B.003............................  ``Adjacent properties''       12/13/93               [Insert Federal Register     Submitted on 1/24/11. November
                                       defined.                                             page number where the        2010 codification of NAC
                                                                                            document begins] 9/27/12.    chapter 445B published by the
                                                                                                                         Nevada Legislative Counsel
                                                                                                                         Bureau.
445B.0035...........................  ``Administrative revision to  09/24/04               [Insert Federal Register     Submitted on 1/24/11. November
                                       a Class I operating                                  page number where the        2010 codification of NAC
                                       permit'' defined.                                    document begins] 9/27/12.    chapter 445B published by the
                                                                                                                         Nevada Legislative Counsel
                                                                                                                         Bureau.
 
                                                                      * * * * * * *
445B.007............................  ``Affected state'' defined..  12/13/93               [Insert Federal Register     Submitted on 1/24/11. November
                                                                                            page number where the        2010 codification of NAC
                                                                                            document begins] 9/27/12.    chapter 445B published by the
                                                                                                                         Nevada Legislative Counsel
                                                                                                                         Bureau.
 
                                                                      * * * * * * *
445B.013............................  ``Allowable emissions''       10/31/05               [Insert Federal Register     Submitted on 1/24/11. November
                                       defined.                                             page number where the        2010 codification of NAC
                                                                                            document begins] 9/27/12.    chapter 445B published by the
                                                                                                                         Nevada Legislative Counsel
                                                                                                                         Bureau.
445B.014............................  ``Alteration'' defined......  10/30/95               [Insert Federal Register     Submitted on 1/24/11. November
                                                                                            page number where the        2010 codification of NAC
                                                                                            document begins] 9/27/12.    chapter 445B published by the
                                                                                                                         Nevada Legislative Counsel
                                                                                                                         Bureau.
 
                                                                      * * * * * * *
445B.016............................  ``Alternative operating       10/30/95               [Insert Federal Register     Submitted on 1/24/11. November
                                       scenarios'' defined.                                 page number where the        2010 codification of NAC
                                                                                            document begins] 9/27/12.    chapter 445B published by the
                                                                                                                         Nevada Legislative Counsel
                                                                                                                         Bureau.
 
                                                                      * * * * * * *
445B.019............................  ``Applicable requirement''    07/22/10               [Insert Federal Register     Submitted on 1/24/11. November
                                       defined.                                             page number where the        2010 codification of NAC
                                                                                            document begins] 9/27/12.    chapter 445B published by the
                                                                                                                         Nevada Legislative Counsel
                                                                                                                         Bureau.
 

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                                                                      * * * * * * *
445B.035............................  ``Class I-B application''     10/30/95               [Insert Federal Register     Submitted on 1/24/11. November
                                       defined.                                             page number where the        2010 codification of NAC
                                                                                            document begins] 9/27/12.    chapter 445B published by the
                                                                                                                         Nevada Legislative Counsel
                                                                                                                         Bureau.
445B.036............................  ``Class I source'' defined..  09/24/04               [Insert Federal Register     Submitted on 1/24/11. November
                                                                                            page number where the        2010 codification of NAC
                                                                                            document begins] 9/27/12.    chapter 445B published by the
                                                                                                                         Nevada Legislative Counsel
                                                                                                                         Bureau.
445B.037............................  ``Class II source'' defined.  07/22/10               [Insert Federal Register     Submitted on 1/24/11. November
                                                                                            page number where the        2010 codification of NAC
                                                                                            document begins] 9/27/12.    chapter 445B published by the
                                                                                                                         Nevada Legislative Counsel
                                                                                                                         Bureau.
445B.038............................  ``Class III source'' defined  07/22/10               [Insert Federal Register     Submitted on 1/24/11. November
                                                                                            page number where the        2010 codification of NAC
                                                                                            document begins] 9/27/12.    chapter 445B published by the
                                                                                                                         Nevada Legislative Counsel
                                                                                                                         Bureau.
 
                                                                      * * * * * * *
445B.0423...........................  ``Commence'' defined........  04/17/08               [Insert Federal Register     Submitted on 5/21/12. November
                                                                                            page number where the        2010 codification of NAC
                                                                                            document begins] 9/27/12.    chapter 445B published by the
                                                                                                                         Nevada Legislative Counsel
                                                                                                                         Bureau.
 
                                                                      * * * * * * *
445B.044............................  ``Construction'' defined....  10/31/05               [Insert Federal Register     Submitted on 1/24/11. November
                                                                                            page number where the        2010 codification of NAC
                                                                                            document begins] 9/27/12.    chapter 445B published by the
                                                                                                                         Nevada Legislative Counsel
                                                                                                                         Bureau.
445B.046............................  ``Contiguous property''       12/04/76               [Insert Federal Register     Submitted on 1/24/11. November
                                       defined.                                             page number where the        2010 codification of NAC
                                                                                            document begins] 9/27/12.    chapter 445B published by the
                                                                                                                         Nevada Legislative Counsel
                                                                                                                         Bureau.
 
                                                                      * * * * * * *
445B.054............................  ``Dispersion technique''      10/31/05               [Insert Federal Register     Submitted on 1/24/11. November
                                       defined.                                             page number where the        2010 codification of NAC
                                                                                            document begins] 9/27/12.    chapter 445B published by the
                                                                                                                         Nevada Legislative Counsel
                                                                                                                         Bureau.
 
                                                                      * * * * * * *
445B.064............................  ``Excessive concentration''   10/31/05               [Insert Federal Register     Submitted on 1/24/11. November
                                       defined.                                             page number where the        2010 codification of NAC
                                                                                            document begins] 9/27/12.    chapter 445B published by the
                                                                                                                         Nevada Legislative Counsel
                                                                                                                         Bureau.
445B.066............................  ``Existing stationary         10/30/95               [Insert Federal Register     Submitted on 1/24/11. November
                                       source'' defined.                                    page number where the        2010 codification of NAC
                                                                                            document begins] 9/27/12.    chapter 445B published by the
                                                                                                                         Nevada Legislative Counsel
                                                                                                                         Bureau.
 
                                                                      * * * * * * *
445B.068............................  ``Facility'' defined........  10/30/95               [Insert Federal Register     Submitted on 1/24/11. November
                                                                                            page number where the        2010 codification of NAC
                                                                                            document begins] 9/27/12.    chapter 445B published by the
                                                                                                                         Nevada Legislative Counsel
                                                                                                                         Bureau.
445B.069............................  ``Federally enforceable''     04/17/08               [Insert Federal Register     Submitted on 1/24/11. November
                                       defined.                                             page number where the        2010 codification of NAC
                                                                                            document begins] 9/27/12.    chapter 445B published by the
                                                                                                                         Nevada Legislative Counsel
                                                                                                                         Bureau.
445B.070............................  ``Federally enforceable       12/13/93               [Insert Federal Register     Submitted on 1/24/11. November
                                       emissions cap'' defined.                             page number where the        2010 codification of NAC
                                                                                            document begins] 9/27/12.    chapter 445B published by the
                                                                                                                         Nevada Legislative Counsel
                                                                                                                         Bureau.
 
                                                                      * * * * * * *
445B.082............................  ``General permit'' defined..  10/30/95               [Insert Federal Register     Submitted on 1/24/11. November
                                                                                            page number where the        2010 codification of NAC
                                                                                            document begins] 9/27/12.    chapter 445B published by the
                                                                                                                         Nevada Legislative Counsel
                                                                                                                         Bureau.

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445B.083............................  ``Good engineering practice   10/31/05               [Insert Federal Register     Submitted on 1/24/11. November
                                       stack height'' defined.                              page number where the        2010 codification of NAC
                                                                                            document begins] 9/27/12.    chapter 445B published by the
                                                                                                                         Nevada Legislative Counsel
                                                                                                                         Bureau.
 
                                                                      * * * * * * *
445B.087............................  ``Increment'' defined.......  12/13/93               [Insert Federal Register     Submitted on 1/24/11. November
                                                                                            page number where the        2010 codification of NAC
                                                                                            document begins] 9/27/12.    chapter 445B published by the
                                                                                                                         Nevada Legislative Counsel
                                                                                                                         Bureau.
 
                                                                      * * * * * * *
445B.093............................  ``Major modification''        09/24/04               [Insert Federal Register     Submitted on 1/24/11. November
                                       defined.                                             page number where the        2010 codification of NAC
                                                                                            document begins] 9/27/12.    chapter 445B published by the
                                                                                                                         Nevada Legislative Counsel
                                                                                                                         Bureau.
445B.094............................  ``Major source'' defined....  06/01/01               [Insert Federal Register     Submitted on 1/24/11. November
                                                                                            page number where the        2010 codification of NAC
                                                                                            document begins] 9/27/12.    chapter 445B published by the
                                                                                                                         Nevada Legislative Counsel
                                                                                                                         Bureau.
445B.0945...........................  ``Major stationary source''   09/24/04               [Insert Federal Register     Submitted on 1/24/11. November
                                       defined.                                             page number where the        2010 codification of NAC
                                                                                            document begins] 9/27/12.    chapter 445B published by the
                                                                                                                         Nevada Legislative Counsel
                                                                                                                         Bureau.
 
                                                                      * * * * * * *
445B.099............................  ``Modification'' defined....  10/30/95               [Insert Federal Register     Submitted on 1/24/11. November
                                                                                            page number where the        2010 codification of NAC
                                                                                            document begins] 9/27/12.    chapter 445B published by the
                                                                                                                         Nevada Legislative Counsel
                                                                                                                         Bureau.
 
                                                                      * * * * * * *
445B.104............................  ``Motor vehicle'' defined...  06/01/01               [Insert Federal Register     Submitted on 1/24/11. November
                                                                                            page number where the        2010 codification of NAC
                                                                                            document begins] 9/27/12.    chapter 445B published by the
                                                                                                                         Nevada Legislative Counsel
                                                                                                                         Bureau.
 
                                                                      * * * * * * *
445B.107............................  ``Nearby'' defined..........  10/31/05               [Insert Federal Register     Submitted on 1/24/11. November
                                                                                            page number where the        2010 codification of NAC
                                                                                            document begins] 9/27/12.    chapter 445B published by the
                                                                                                                         Nevada Legislative Counsel
                                                                                                                         Bureau.
 
                                                                      * * * * * * *
445B.108............................  ``New stationary source''     10/30/95               [Insert Federal Register     Submitted on 1/24/11. November
                                       defined.                                             page number where the        2010 codification of NAC
                                                                                            document begins] 9/27/12.    chapter 445B published by the
                                                                                                                         Nevada Legislative Counsel
                                                                                                                         Bureau.
 
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445B.117............................  ``Offset'' defined..........  10/30/95               [Insert Federal Register     Submitted on 1/24/11. November
                                                                                            page number where the        2010 codification of NAC
                                                                                            document begins] 9/27/12.    chapter 445B published by the
                                                                                                                         Nevada Legislative Counsel
                                                                                                                         Bureau.
 
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445B.123............................  ``Operating permit'' defined  07/22/10               [Insert Federal Register     Submitted on 1/24/11. November
                                                                                            page number where the        2010 codification of NAC
                                                                                            document begins] 9/27/12.    chapter 445B published by the
                                                                                                                         Nevada Legislative Counsel
                                                                                                                         Bureau.
445B.124............................  ``Operating permit to         12/17/02               [Insert Federal Register     Submitted on 1/24/11. November
                                       construct'' defined.                                 page number where the        2010 codification of NAC
                                                                                            document begins] 9/27/12.    chapter 445B published by the
                                                                                                                         Nevada Legislative Counsel
                                                                                                                         Bureau.
 
                                                                      * * * * * * *
445B.1345...........................  ``Plantwide applicability     07/22/10               [Insert Federal Register     Submitted on 1/24/11. November
                                       limitation'' defined.                                page number where the        2010 codification of NAC
                                                                                            document begins] 9/27/12.    chapter 445B published by the
                                                                                                                         Nevada Legislative Counsel
                                                                                                                         Bureau.

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445B.138............................  ``Potential to emit''         12/16/10               [Insert Federal Register     Submitted on 1/24/11. June 2012
                                       defined.                                             page number where the        codification of NAC chapter
                                                                                            document begins] 9/27/12.    445B published by the Nevada
                                                                                                                         Legislative Counsel Bureau.
 
                                                                      * * * * * * *
445B.142............................  ``Prevention of significant   12/13/93               [Insert Federal Register     Submitted on 1/24/11. November
                                       deterioration of air                                 page number where the        2010 codification of NAC
                                       quality'' defined.                                   document begins] 9/27/12.    chapter 445B published by the
                                                                                                                         Nevada Legislative Counsel
                                                                                                                         Bureau.
 
                                                                      * * * * * * *
445B.147............................  ``Program'' defined.........  12/13/93               [Insert Federal Register     Submitted on 1/24/11. November
                                                                                            page number where the        2010 codification of NAC
                                                                                            document begins] 9/27/12.    chapter 445B published by the
                                                                                                                         Nevada Legislative Counsel
                                                                                                                         Bureau.
 
                                                                      * * * * * * *
445B.154............................  ``Renewal of an operating     12/13/93               [Insert Federal Register     Submitted on 1/24/11. November
                                       permit'' defined.                                    page number where the        2010 codification of NAC
                                                                                            document begins] 9/27/12.    chapter 445B published by the
                                                                                                                         Nevada Legislative Counsel
                                                                                                                         Bureau.
445B.156............................  ``Responsible official''      07/22/10               [Insert Federal Register     Submitted on 1/24/11. November
                                       defined.                                             page number where the        2010 codification of NAC
                                                                                            document begins] 9/27/12.    chapter 445B published by the
                                                                                                                         Nevada Legislative Counsel
                                                                                                                         Bureau.
445B.157............................  ``Revision of an operating    09/24/04               [Insert Federal Register     Submitted on 1/24/11. November
                                       permit'' defined.                                    page number where the        2010 codification of NAC
                                                                                            document begins] 9/27/12.    chapter 445B published by the
                                                                                                                         Nevada Legislative Counsel
                                                                                                                         Bureau.
 
                                                                      * * * * * * *
445B.187............................  ``Stationary source''         12/16/10               [Insert Federal Register     Submitted on 1/24/11. June 2012
                                       defined.                                             page number where the        codification of NAC chapter
                                                                                            document begins] 9/27/12.    445B published by the Nevada
                                                                                                                         Legislative Counsel Bureau.
 
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445B.194............................  ``Temporary source'' defined  06/01/01               [Insert Federal Register     Submitted on 1/24/11. November
                                                                                            page number where the        2010 codification of NAC
                                                                                            document begins] 9/27/12.    chapter 445B published by the
                                                                                                                         Nevada Legislative Counsel
                                                                                                                         Bureau.
 
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445B.200............................  ``Violation'' defined.......  12/13/93               [Insert Federal Register     Submitted on 5/21/12. November
                                                                                            page number where the        2010 codification of NAC
                                                                                            document begins] 9/27/12.    chapter 445B published by the
                                                                                                                         Nevada Legislative Counsel
                                                                                                                         Bureau.
 
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                           Nevada Administrative Code, Chapter 445B, Air Controls, Air Pollution--Operating Permits Generally
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445B.287, excluding paragraphs        Operating permits: General    07/22/10               [Insert Federal Register     Submitted on 1/24/11, except for
 (1)(d) and (4)(b).                    requirements; exception;                             page number where the        subsection (2), which was
                                       restriction on transfers.                            document begins] 9/27/12.    submitted on 5/21/12. November
                                                                                                                         2010 codification of NAC
                                                                                                                         chapter 445B published by the
                                                                                                                         Nevada Legislative Counsel
                                                                                                                         Bureau.
445B.288............................  Operating permits:            04/17/08               [Insert Federal Register     Submitted on 1/24/11. November
                                       Exemptions from                                      page number where the        2010 codification of NAC
                                       requirements; insignificant                          document begins] 9/27/12.    chapter 445B published by the
                                       activities.                                                                       Nevada Legislative Counsel
                                                                                                                         Bureau.
445B.295............................  Application: General          09/18/06               [Insert Federal Register     Submitted on 1/24/11. November
                                       requirements.                                        page number where the        2010 codification of NAC
                                                                                            document begins] 9/27/12.    chapter 445B published by the
                                                                                                                         Nevada Legislative Counsel
                                                                                                                         Bureau.

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445B.297, excluding subsection (2)..  Application: Submission;      05/04/06               [Insert Federal Register     Submitted on 1/24/11. November
                                       certification; additional                            page number where the        2010 codification of NAC
                                       information.                                         document begins] 9/27/12.    chapter 445B published by the
                                                                                                                         Nevada Legislative Counsel
                                                                                                                         Bureau.
445B.298............................  Application: Official date    07/22/10               [Insert Federal Register     Submitted on 1/24/11. November
                                       of submittal.                                        page number where the        2010 codification of NAC
                                                                                            document begins] 9/27/12.    chapter 445B published by the
                                                                                                                         Nevada Legislative Counsel
                                                                                                                         Bureau.
445B.305............................  Operating permits:            07/22/10               [Insert Federal Register     Submitted on 1/24/11. November
                                       Imposition of more                                   page number where the        2010 codification of NAC
                                       stringent standards for                              document begins] 9/27/12.    chapter 445B published by the
                                       emissions.                                                                        Nevada Legislative Counsel
                                                                                                                         Bureau.
445B.308, excluding paragraph (2)(d)  Prerequisites and conditions  04/17/08               [Insert Federal Register     Submitted on 1/24/11. November
 and subsections (4), (5), and (10).   for issuance of certain                              page number where the        2010 codification of NAC
                                       operating permits;                                   document begins] 9/27/12.    chapter 445B published by the
                                       compliance with applicable                                                        Nevada Legislative Counsel
                                       state implementation plan.                                                        Bureau.
445B.310............................  Environmental evaluation:     09/18/06               [Insert Federal Register     Submitted on 1/24/11. November
                                       Applicable sources and                               page number where the        2010 codification of NAC
                                       other subjects; exemption.                           document begins] 9/27/12.    chapter 445B published by the
                                                                                                                         Nevada Legislative Counsel
                                                                                                                         Bureau.
445B.311............................  Environmental evaluation:     12/16/10               [Insert Federal Register     Submitted on 1/24/11. June 2012
                                       Contents; consideration of                           page number where the        codification of NAC chapter
                                       good engineering practice                            document begins] 9/27/12.    445B published by the Nevada
                                       stack height.                                                                     Legislative Counsel Bureau.
445B.313............................  Method for determining heat   12/16/10               [Insert Federal Register     Submitted on 1/24/11. June 2012
                                       input: Class I sources.                              page number where the        codification of NAC chapter
                                                                                            document begins] 9/27/12.    445B published by the Nevada
                                                                                                                         Legislative Counsel Bureau.
445B.3135...........................  Method for determining heat   12/17/02               [Insert Federal Register     Submitted on 1/24/11. November
                                       input: Class II sources.                             page number where the        2010 codification of NAC
                                                                                            document begins] 9/27/12.    chapter 445B published by the
                                                                                                                         Nevada Legislative Counsel
                                                                                                                         Bureau.
445B.314............................  Method for determining heat   12/17/02               [Insert Federal Register     Submitted on 1/24/11. November
                                       input: Class III sources.                            page number where the        2010 codification of NAC
                                                                                            document begins] 9/27/12.    chapter 445B published by the
                                                                                                                         Nevada Legislative Counsel
                                                                                                                         Bureau.
445B.315............................  Contents of operating         05/04/06               [Insert Federal Register     Submitted on 1/24/11. November
                                       permits: Exception for                               page number where the        2010 codification of NAC
                                       operating permits to                                 document begins] 9/27/12.    chapter 445B published by the
                                       construct; required                                                               Nevada Legislative Counsel
                                       conditions.                                                                       Bureau.
445B.318............................  Operating permits:            05/04/06               [Insert Federal Register     Submitted on 1/24/11. November
                                       Requirement for each                                 page number where the        2010 codification of NAC
                                       source; form of                                      document begins] 9/27/12.    chapter 445B published by the
                                       application; issuance or                                                          Nevada Legislative Counsel
                                       denial; posting.                                                                  Bureau.
445B.319, excluding paragraph (3)(b)  Operating permits:            09/24/04               [Insert Federal Register     Submitted on 1/24/11. November
                                       Administrative amendment.                            page number where the        2010 codification of NAC
                                                                                            document begins] 9/27/12.    chapter 445B published by the
                                                                                                                         Nevada Legislative Counsel
                                                                                                                         Bureau.
445B.325, excluding subsections (1),  Operating permits:            07/22/10               [Insert Federal Register     Submitted on 1/24/11. November
 (3), and (4).                         Termination, reopening and                           page number where the        2010 codification of NAC
                                       revision, revision, or                               document begins] 9/27/12.    chapter 445B published by the
                                       revocation and reissuance.                                                        Nevada Legislative Counsel
                                                                                                                         Bureau.
445B.331............................  Request for change of         09/18/06               [Insert Federal Register     Submitted on 1/24/11. November
                                       location of emission unit.                           page number where the        2010 codification of NAC
                                                                                            document begins] 9/27/12.    chapter 445B published by the
                                                                                                                         Nevada Legislative Counsel
                                                                                                                         Bureau.
445B.3361, excluding paragraph        General requirements........  07/22/10               [Insert Federal Register     Submitted on 1/24/11. November
 (1)(b) and subsections (6) and (7).                                                        page number where the        2010 codification of NAC
                                                                                            document begins] 9/27/12.    chapter 445B published by the
                                                                                                                         Nevada Legislative Counsel
                                                                                                                         Bureau.
445B.3363...........................  Operating permit to           01/28/10               [Insert Federal Register     Submitted on 1/24/11. November
                                       construct: Application.                              page number where the        2010 codification of NAC
                                                                                            document begins] 9/27/12.    chapter 445B published by the
                                                                                                                         Nevada Legislative Counsel
                                                                                                                         Bureau.
445B.33637..........................  Operating permit to           09/24/04               [Insert Federal Register     Submitted on 1/24/11. November
                                       construct for approval of                            page number where the        2010 codification of NAC
                                       plantwide applicability                              document begins] 9/27/12.    chapter 445B published by the
                                       limitation: Application.                                                          Nevada Legislative Counsel
                                                                                                                         Bureau.

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445B.3364...........................  Operating permit to           01/28/10               [Insert Federal Register     Submitted on 1/24/11. November
                                       construct: Action by                                 page number where the        2010 codification of NAC
                                       Director on application;                             document begins] 9/27/12.    chapter 445B published by the
                                       notice; public comment and                                                        Nevada Legislative Counsel
                                       hearing.                                                                          Bureau.
445B.3365...........................  Operating permit to           05/04/06               [Insert Federal Register     Submitted on 1/24/11. November
                                       construct: Contents;                                 page number where the        2010 codification of NAC
                                       noncompliance with                                   document begins] 9/27/12.    chapter 445B published by the
                                       conditions.                                                                       Nevada Legislative Counsel
                                                                                                                         Bureau.
445B.33656..........................  Operating permit to           05/04/06               [Insert Federal Register     Submitted on 1/24/11. November
                                       construct for approval of                            page number where the        2010 codification of NAC
                                       plantwide applicability                              document begins] 9/27/12.    chapter 445B published by the
                                       limitation: Contents;                                                             Nevada Legislative Counsel
                                       noncompliance with                                                                Bureau.
                                       conditions.
445B.3366...........................  Expiration and extension of   09/18/06               [Insert Federal Register     Submitted on 1/24/11. November
                                       operating permit to                                  page number where the        2010 codification of NAC
                                       construct; expiration and                            document begins] 9/27/12.    chapter 445B published by the
                                       renewal of plantwide                                                              Nevada Legislative Counsel
                                       applicability limitation.                                                         Bureau.
445B.3368...........................  Additional requirements for   01/28/10               [Insert Federal Register     Submitted on 1/24/11. November
                                       application; exception.                              page number where the        2010 codification of NAC
                                                                                            document begins] 9/27/12.    chapter 445B published by the
                                                                                                                         Nevada Legislative Counsel
                                                                                                                         Bureau.
445B.3375, excluding subsections (2)  Class I-B application:        09/18/06               [Insert Federal Register     Submitted on 1/24/11. November
 and (3).                              Filing requirement.                                  page number where the        2010 codification of NAC
                                                                                            document begins] 9/27/12.    chapter 445B published by the
                                                                                                                         Nevada Legislative Counsel
                                                                                                                         Bureau.
445B.3395, excluding subsections      Action by Director on         04/17/08               [Insert Federal Register     Submitted on 1/24/11. November
 (13), (14), and (15).                 application; notice; public                          page number where the        2010 codification of NAC
                                       comment and hearing;                                 document begins] 9/27/12.    chapter 445B published by the
                                       objection by Administrator;                                                       Nevada Legislative Counsel
                                       expiration of permit.                                                             Bureau.
445B.340, excluding subsection (3)..  Prerequisites to issuance,    04/17/08               [Insert Federal Register     Submitted on 1/24/11. November
                                       revision or renewal of                               page number where the        2010 codification of NAC
                                       permit.                                              document begins] 9/27/12.    chapter 445B published by the
                                                                                                                         Nevada Legislative Counsel
                                                                                                                         Bureau.
445B.342, excluding paragraph         Certain changes authorized    10/31/05               [Insert Federal Register     Submitted on 1/24/11. November
 (3)(e)..                              without revision of permit;                          page number where the        2010 codification of NAC
                                       notification of authorized                           document begins] 9/27/12.    chapter 445B published by the
                                       changes.                                                                          Nevada Legislative Counsel
                                                                                                                         Bureau.
445B.3425...........................  Minor revision of permit....  09/24/04               [Insert Federal Register     Submitted on 1/24/11. November
                                                                                            page number where the        2010 codification of NAC
                                                                                            document begins] 9/27/12.    chapter 445B published by the
                                                                                                                         Nevada Legislative Counsel
                                                                                                                         Bureau.
445B.344............................  Significant revision of       12/17/02               [Insert Federal Register     Submitted on 1/24/11. November
                                       permit.                                              page number where the        2010 codification of NAC
                                                                                            document begins] 9/27/12.    chapter 445B published by the
                                                                                                                         Nevada Legislative Counsel
                                                                                                                         Bureau.
445B.3441...........................  Administrative revision of    09/18/06               [Insert Federal Register     Submitted on 1/24/11. November
                                       permit to incorporate                                page number where the        2010 codification of NAC
                                       conditions of certain                                document begins] 9/27/12.    chapter 445B published by the
                                       permits to construct.                                                             Nevada Legislative Counsel
                                                                                                                         Bureau.
445B.3443...........................  Renewal of permit...........  12/17/08               [Insert Federal Register     Submitted on 1/24/11. November
                                                                                            page number where the        2010 codification of NAC
                                                                                            document begins] 9/27/12.    chapter 445B published by the
                                                                                                                         Nevada Legislative Counsel
                                                                                                                         Bureau.
445B.3447, excluding subsection (4).  Class I general permit......  12/17/02               [Insert Federal Register     Submitted on 5/21/12. November
                                                                                            page number where the        2010 codification of NAC
                                                                                            document begins] 9/27/12.    chapter 445B published by the
                                                                                                                         Nevada Legislative Counsel
                                                                                                                         Bureau.
445B.3453, excluding subsection (3).  Application: General          05/04/06               [Insert Federal Register     Submitted on 1/24/11. November
                                       requirements.                                        page number where the        2010 codification of NAC
                                                                                            document begins] 9/27/12.    chapter 445B published by the
                                                                                                                         Nevada Legislative Counsel
                                                                                                                         Bureau.
445B.3457...........................  Action by Director on         10/26/11               [Insert Federal Register     Submitted on 11/09/11. June 2012
                                       application; notice; public                          page number where the        codification of NAC chapter
                                       comment and hearing;                                 document begins] 9/27/12.    445B published by the Nevada
                                       expiration of permit.                                                             Legislative Counsel Bureau.

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445B.346, excluding subsection (6)..  Required contents of permit.  10/30/95               [Insert Federal Register     Submitted on 1/24/11. November
                                                                                            page number where the        2010 codification of NAC
                                                                                            document begins] 9/27/12.    chapter 445B published by the
                                                                                                                         Nevada Legislative Counsel
                                                                                                                         Bureau.
445B.3465...........................  Application for revision....  10/31/05               [Insert Federal Register     Submitted on 1/24/11. November
                                                                                            page number where the        2010 codification of NAC
                                                                                            document begins] 9/27/12.    chapter 445B published by the
                                                                                                                         Nevada Legislative Counsel
                                                                                                                         Bureau.
445B.3473...........................  Renewal of permit...........  12/17/08               [Insert Federal Register     Submitted on 1/24/11. November
                                                                                            page number where the        2010 codification of NAC
                                                                                            document begins] 9/27/12.    chapter 445B published by the
                                                                                                                         Nevada Legislative Counsel
                                                                                                                         Bureau.
445B.3477...........................  Class II general permit.....  04/17/08               [Insert Federal Register     Submitted on 1/24/11. November
                                                                                            page number where the        2010 codification of NAC
                                                                                            document begins] 9/27/12.    chapter 445B published by the
                                                                                                                         Nevada Legislative Counsel
                                                                                                                         Bureau.
445B.3485...........................  Application: General          09/18/06               [Insert Federal Register     Submitted on 1/24/11. November
                                       requirements.                                        page number where the        2010 codification of NAC
                                                                                            document begins] 9/27/12.    chapter 445B published by the
                                                                                                                         Nevada Legislative Counsel
                                                                                                                         Bureau.
445B.3487...........................  Action by Director on         09/18/06               [Insert Federal Register     Submitted on 1/24/11. November
                                       application; expiration of                           page number where the        2010 codification of NAC
                                       permit.                                              document begins] 9/27/12.    chapter 445B published by the
                                                                                                                         Nevada Legislative Counsel
                                                                                                                         Bureau.
445B.3489...........................  Required contents of permit.  09/18/06               [Insert Federal Register     Submitted on 1/24/11. November
                                                                                            page number where the        2010 codification of NAC
                                                                                            document begins] 9/27/12.    chapter 445B published by the
                                                                                                                         Nevada Legislative Counsel
                                                                                                                         Bureau.
445B.3493...........................  Application for revision....  10/25/01               [Insert Federal Register     Submitted on 1/24/11. November
                                                                                            page number where the        2010 codification of NAC
                                                                                            document begins] 9/27/12.    chapter 445B published by the
                                                                                                                         Nevada Legislative Counsel
                                                                                                                         Bureau.
445B.3497...........................  Renewal of permit...........  12/17/08               [Insert Federal Register     Submitted on 1/24/11. November
                                                                                            page number where the        2010 codification of NAC
                                                                                            document begins] 9/27/12.    chapter 445B published by the
                                                                                                                         Nevada Legislative Counsel
                                                                                                                         Bureau.
                                       Nevada Air Quality Regulations--Point Sources and Registration Certificates
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NAQR, Article 13, subsection 13.1,    [related to registration      2/28/80                46 FR 21758 (4/14/81)......  Submitted on 3/17/80. See 40 CFR
 paragraph 13.1.3 [excluding           certificates for point                                                            52.1490(c)(18)(i). NAQR article
 13.1.3(1) and 13.1.3(3)].             sources subject to the                                                            13.1.3(3) was deleted without
                                       requirement for an                                                                replacement at 73 FR 20536 (4/
                                       environmental evaluation;                                                         16/08). See 40 CFR
                                       additional requirements for                                                       52.1490(c)(18)(i)(A). NAQR
                                       such sources to be located                                                        article 13.1.3(1) was
                                       in nonattainment areas].                                                          superseded by approval of
                                                                                                                         amended NSR rules at [Insert
                                                                                                                         Federal Register page number
                                                                                                                         where the document begins] 9/27/
                                                                                                                         12.
NAQR Article 13, subsection 13.2      [relates to thresholds used   12/15/77               47 FR 27070 (6/23/82)......  Submitted on 7/24/79. See 40 CFR
 (excluding 13.2.3 and 13.2.4).        to identify sources subject                                                       52.1490(c)(16)(viii).
                                       to environmental evaluation                                                       Subsection 13.2 includes
                                       requirement].                                                                     paragraphs 13.2.1-13.2.2.
                                                                                                                         Paragraphs 13.2.3-13.2.4 were
                                                                                                                         superseded by approval of
                                                                                                                         amended NSR rules at [Insert
                                                                                                                         Federal Register page number
                                                                                                                         where the document begins] 9/27/
                                                                                                                         12.
 
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