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Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 7 / Thursday, January 10, 2013 / Rules and Regulations the letter dated November 4, 2011, the Petitioners asked for reconsideration of several aspects of the minor NSR rule and one aspect of the nonattainment major NSR rule. The EPA considered the Petitions, including the request for an administrative stay, along with information contained in the rulemaking docket, in reaching a decision on the Petitions generally and the request for an administrative stay specifically. In letters to the Petitioners dated December 19, 2012, the EPA Administrator, Lisa P. Jackson, expressed her intent to grant reconsideration of several aspects of the Petitions and denied reconsideration of several other aspects raised in the Petitions, including the request for administrative stay. She took no action at this time with respect to several other issues raised in the Petitions. The denials of reconsideration and of the request for an administrative stay constitute final agency action. DATES: January 10, 2013. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ms. ˜ Jessica Montanez, Air Quality Policy Division, Office of Air Quality Planning and Standards (C504–03), U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711, telephone number: (919) 541–3407; email address: montanez.jessica@epa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Where can I get copies of this document and other related information? This Federal Register notice, the petitions for reconsideration and the Dates of petitions to the EPA Petitioners American Petroleum Institute (API)/Independent Petroleum Association of America (IPAA)/America’s Natural Gas Alliance (ANGA). letter granting certain aspects of the petitions for reconsideration and denying the request for an administrative stay are available in the docket that the EPA established for the final rule titled, ‘‘Review of New Sources and Modifications in Indian Country,’’ published on July 1, 2011, 76 FR 38748, under Docket ID No. EPA– HQ–OAR–2003–0076. The table below identifies the Petitioners, the dates the EPA received the Petitions, the document identification number of the Petitions, the date of the EPA’s response, and the document identification number for the EPA’s response. Petition: document No. in docket Date of the EPA response 0172 December 19, 2012 ......... 08/30/2011 and 11/04/ 2011. 2211 The EPA response: document No. in docket 0173 wreier-aviles on DSK5TPTVN1PROD with Note: All document numbers listed in the table are in the form of ‘‘EPA–HQ–OAR–2003–0076–xxxx.’’ All documents in the docket are listed on the https://www.regulations.gov Web site. Although listed in the index, some information may not be publicly available, i.e., confidential business information 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 electronically through https:// www.regulations.gov or in hard copy at the EPA Docket Center, Docket ID. No. EPA–HQ–OAR–2003–0076, EPA West, Room 3334, 1301 Constitution Avenue, North West, Washington, DC. The Public Reading Room is open from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, excluding legal holidays. The telephone number for the Public Reading Room is (202) 566–1744, and the telephone number for the EPA Docket Center is (202) 566–1742. In addition to being available in the docket, an electronic copy of this Federal Register notice and the EPA’s response letter to the petitioners are also available on the World Wide Web at https://www.epa.gov/nsr and on the Tribal Air home page at https:// www.epa.gov/oar/tribal. VerDate Mar<15>2010 13:05 Jan 09, 2013 Jkt 229001 II. Judicial Review Under CAA section 307(b), judicial review of this final action is available only by filing a petition for review in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit on or before March 11, 2013. Dated: December 27, 2012. Gina McCarthy, Assistant Administrator, Office of Air and Radiation. [FR Doc. 2012–31742 Filed 1–9–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–P ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY 40 CFR Part 52 Determination of Attainment for the Yuba City-Marysville Nonattainment Area for the 2006 Fine Particle Standard; California; Determination Regarding Applicability of Clean Air Act Requirements Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Final rule. AGENCY: EPA is taking final action to determine that the Yuba City-Marysville nonattainment area in California has attained the 2006 24-hour fine particle SUMMARY: Frm 00017 Fmt 4700 This rule is effective on February 11, 2013. DATES: [EPA–R09–OAR–2012–0781; FRL–9768–2] PO 00000 (PM2.5) National Ambient Air Quality Standard (NAAQS). This determination is based upon complete, qualityassured, and certified ambient air monitoring data showing that this area has monitored attainment of the 2006 24-hour PM2.5 NAAQS based on the 2009–2011 monitoring period. Based on the above determination, the requirements for this area to submit an attainment demonstration, together with reasonably available control measures (RACM), a reasonable further progress (RFP) plan, and contingency measures for failure to meet RFP and attainment deadlines are suspended for so long as the area continues to attain the 2006 24hour PM2.5 NAAQS. Sfmt 4700 EPA has established docket number EPA–R09–OAR–2012–0781 for this action. Generally, documents in the docket for this action are 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 at www.regulations.gov, some information may be publicly available only at the hard copy location (e.g., copyrighted material, large maps, multi-volume reports), and some may not be publicly available in either location (e.g., ADDRESSES: E:\FR\FM\10JAR1.SGM 10JAR1 2212 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 7 / Thursday, January 10, 2013 / Rules and Regulations Confidential Business Information). 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: John Ungvarsky, (415) 972–3963, or by email at ungvarsky.john@epa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Throughout this document, wherever ‘‘we’’, ‘‘us’’ or ‘‘our’’ are used, we mean EPA. Table of Contents I. Summary of Proposed Action II. Public Comments and EPA Responses III. EPA’s Final Action IV. Statutory and Executive Order Reviews wreier-aviles on DSK5TPTVN1PROD with I. Summary of Proposed Action On October 30, 2012 (77 FR 65646), EPA proposed to determine that the Yuba City-Marysville nonattainment area 1 has attained the 2006 24-hour NAAQS 2 for fine particles (generally referring to particles less than or equal to 2.5 micrometers in diameter, PM2.5). In our proposed rule, we explained how EPA makes an attainment determination for the 2006 24-hour PM2.5 NAAQS by reference to complete, quality-assured data gathered at a State and Local Air Monitoring Station(s) (SLAMS) and entered into EPA’s Air Quality System (AQS) database and by reference to 40 CFR 50.13 (‘‘National primary and secondary ambient air quality standards for PM2.5’’) and appendix N to [40 CFR] part 50 (‘‘Interpretation of the National Ambient Air Quality Standards for PM2.5’’). EPA proposed the determination of attainment for the Yuba City-Marysville area based upon a review of the monitoring network operated by the California Air Resources Board (CARB) and the data collected at the one monitoring site operating during the most recent complete three-year period (i.e., 2009 to 2011). Based on this review, EPA found that complete, quality-assured and certified data for the Yuba City-Marysville area showed that the 24-hour design value for the 2009– 2011 period was equal to or less than 35 m/m3 at the monitor site. See the data summary table on page 65648 of the October 30, 2012 proposed rule. We also 1 The Yuba City-Marysville PM 2.5 nonattainment area includes Sutter County and the southwestern two-thirds of Yuba County. This nonattainment area lies within the Sacramento Valley Air Basin and lies between the Chico PM2.5 nonattainment area to the north and the Sacramento PM2.5 nonattainment area to the south. 2 The 2006 24-hour PM 2.5 NAAQS is 35 micrograms per cubic meter (mg/m3), based on a 3year average of the 98th percentile of 24-hour concentrations. VerDate Mar<15>2010 13:05 Jan 09, 2013 Jkt 229001 noted that preliminary data available in AQS for 2012 indicates that the Yuba City-Marysville area continues to attain the NAAQS. In our proposed rule, based on the proposed determination of attainment, we also proposed to apply EPA’s Clean Data Policy to the 2006 PM2.5 NAAQS and thereby suspend the requirements for this area to submit an attainment demonstration, associated reasonably available control measures (RACM), a reasonable further progress (RFP) plan, and contingency measures for so long as the area continues to attain the 2006 24hour PM2.5 NAAQS. See pages 65648– 65650 of our October 30, 2012 proposed rule. In proposing to apply the Clean Data Policy to the 2006 PM2.5 NAAQS, we explained how we are applying the same statutory interpretation with respect to the implications of clean data determinations that the Agency has long applied in regulations for the 1997 8hour ozone and PM2.5 NAAQS and in individual rulemakings for the 1-hour ozone, PM10 and lead NAAQS. Please see the October 30, 2012 proposed rule for more detailed information concerning the PM2.5 NAAQS, designations of PM2.5 nonattainment areas, the regulatory basis for determining attainment of the NAAQS, CARB’s PM2.5 monitoring network, EPA’s review and evaluation of the data, and the rationale and implications for application of the Clean Data Policy to the 2006 PM2.5 NAAQS. II. Public Comments and EPA Responses EPA’s proposed rule provided a 30day public comment period. During this period, we received no comments. III. EPA’s Final Action For the reasons provided in the proposed rule and summarized herein, EPA is taking final action to determine that the Yuba City-Marysville nonattainment area in California has attained the 2006 24-hour PM2.5 NAAQS based on the most recent three years of complete, quality-assured, and certified data in AQS for 2009–2011. Preliminary data available in AQS for 2012 show that this area continues to attain the standard. EPA is also taking final action, based on the above determination of attainment, to suspend the requirements for the Yuba City-Marysville nonattainment area to submit an attainment demonstration and associated RACM, a RFP plan, contingency measures, and any other planning SIPs related to attainment of the 2006 PM2.5 NAAQS for so long as the area continues to attain the 2006 PO 00000 Frm 00018 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 PM2.5 NAAQS. EPA’s final action is consistent and in keeping with its longheld interpretation of CAA requirements, as well as with EPA’s regulations for similar determinations for ozone (see 40 CFR 51.918) and the 1997 fine particulate matter standards (see 40 CFR 51.1004(c)). Today’s final action does not constitute a redesignation of the Yuba City-Marysville nonattainment area to attainment for the 2006 24-hour PM2.5 NAAQS under CAA section 107(d)(3) because we have not yet approved a maintenance plan for the Yuba CityMarysville nonattainment area as meeting the requirements of section 175A of the CAA or determined that the area has met the other CAA requirements for redesignation. The classification and designation status in 40 CFR part 81 remain nonattainment for this area until such time as EPA determines that California has met the CAA requirements for redesignating the Yuba City-Marysville nonattainment area to attainment. If the Yuba City-Marysville nonattainment area continues to monitor attainment of the 2006 PM2.5 NAAQS, the requirements for the area to submit an attainment demonstration and associated RACM, a RFP plan, contingency measures, and any other planning requirements related to attainment of the 2006 PM2.5 NAAQS will remain suspended. If after today’s action EPA subsequently determines, after notice-and-comment rulemaking in the Federal Register, that the area has violated the 2006 PM2.5 NAAQS, the basis for the suspension of the attainment planning requirements for the area would no longer exist, and the area would thereafter have to address such requirements. IV. Statutory and Executive Order Reviews This final action makes a determination of attainment based on air quality and suspends certain federal requirements, and thus, this action would not impose additional requirements beyond those imposed by state law. For this reason, the final action: • Is not a ‘‘significant regulatory action’’ subject to review by the Office of Management and Budget under Executive Order 12866 (58 FR 51735, October 4, 1993); • Does not impose an information collection burden under the provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.); • Is certified as not having a significant economic impact on a substantial number of small entities E:\FR\FM\10JAR1.SGM 10JAR1 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 7 / Thursday, January 10, 2013 / Rules and Regulations wreier-aviles on DSK5TPTVN1PROD with under the Regulatory Flexibility Act (5 U.S.C. 601 et seq.); • Does not contain any unfunded mandate or significantly or uniquely affect small governments, as described in the Unfunded Mandates Reform Act of 1995 (Pub. L. 104–4); • Does not have Federalism implications as specified in Executive Order 13132 (64 FR 43255, August 10, 1999); • Is not an economically significant regulatory action based on health or safety risks subject to Executive Order 13045 (62 FR 19885, April 23, 1997); • Is not a significant regulatory action subject to Executive Order 13211 (66 FR 28355, May 22, 2001); • Is not subject to requirements of Section 12(d) of the National Technology Transfer and Advancement Act of 1995 (15 U.S.C. 272 note) because application of those requirements would be inconsistent with the CAA; and • Does not provide EPA with the discretionary authority to address disproportionate human health or environmental effects with practical, appropriate, and legally permissible methods under Executive Order 12898 (59 FR 7629, February 16, 1994). In addition, this final action does not have tribal implications as specified by Executive Order 13175 (65 FR 67249, November 9, 2000), because the SIP obligations discussed herein do not apply to Indian Tribes, and thus this action will not impose substantial direct costs on tribal governments or preempt tribal law. The Congressional Review Act, 5 U.S.C. 801 et seq., as added by the Small Business Regulatory Enforcement Fairness Act of 1996, generally provides that before a rule may take effect, the VerDate Mar<15>2010 13:05 Jan 09, 2013 Jkt 229001 agency promulgating the rule must submit a rule report, which includes a copy of the rule, to each House of the Congress and to the Comptroller General of the United States. EPA will submit a report containing this action and other required information to the U.S. Senate, the U.S. House of Representatives, and the Comptroller General of the United States prior to publication of the rule in the Federal Register. A major rule cannot take effect until 60 days after it is published in the Federal Register. This action is not a ‘‘major rule’’ as defined by 5 U.S.C. 804(2). Under section 307(b)(1) of the CAA, petitions for judicial review of this action must be filed in the United States Court of Appeals for the appropriate circuit by March 11, 2013. Filing a petition for reconsideration by the Administrator of this final rule does not affect the finality of this action for the purposes of judicial review nor does it extend the time within which a petition for judicial review may be filed, and shall not postpone the effectiveness of such rule or action. This action may not be challenged later in proceedings to enforce its requirements. (See section 307(b)(2).) List of Subjects in 40 CFR Part 52 Environmental protection, Air pollution control, Incorporation by reference, Particulate matter, Nitrogen oxides, Sulfur oxides, Reporting and recordkeeping requirements. Dated: December 18, 2012. Jared Blumenfeld, Regional Administrator, Region IX. PART 52—APPROVAL AND PROMULGATION OF IMPLEMENTATION PLANS 1. The authority citation for Part 52 continues to read as follows: ■ Authority: 42 U.S.C. 7401 et seq. Subpart F—California 2. In § 52.247, paragraph (b) is added to read as follows: ■ § 52.247 Control Strategy and Regulations: Fine Particle Matter. * * * * * (b) Determination of Attainment: Effective February 11, 2013, EPA has determined that, based on 2009 to 2011 ambient air quality data, the Yuba CityMarysville PM2.5 nonattainment area has attained the 2006 24-hour PM2.5 NAAQS. This determination suspends the requirements for this area to submit an attainment demonstration, associated reasonably available control measures, a reasonable further progress plan, contingency measures, and other planning SIPs related to attainment for as long as this area continues to attain the 2006 24-hour PM2.5 NAAQS. If EPA determines, after notice-and-comment rulemaking, that this area no longer meets the 2006 PM2.5 NAAQS, the corresponding determination of attainment for that area shall be withdrawn. [FR Doc. 2013–00177 Filed 1–9–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–P Part 52, Chapter I, Title 40 of the Code of Federal Regulations is amended as follows: PO 00000 Frm 00019 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 9990 2213 E:\FR\FM\10JAR1.SGM 10JAR1

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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

40 CFR Part 52

[EPA-R09-OAR-2012-0781; FRL-9768-2]


Determination of Attainment for the Yuba City-Marysville 
Nonattainment Area for the 2006 Fine Particle Standard; California; 
Determination Regarding Applicability of Clean Air Act Requirements

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

ACTION: Final rule.

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SUMMARY: EPA is taking final action to determine that the Yuba City-
Marysville nonattainment area in California has attained the 2006 24-
hour fine particle (PM2.5) National Ambient Air Quality 
Standard (NAAQS). This determination is based upon complete, quality-
assured, and certified ambient air monitoring data showing that this 
area has monitored attainment of the 2006 24-hour PM2.5 
NAAQS based on the 2009-2011 monitoring period. Based on the above 
determination, the requirements for this area to submit an attainment 
demonstration, together with reasonably available control measures 
(RACM), a reasonable further progress (RFP) plan, and contingency 
measures for failure to meet RFP and attainment deadlines are suspended 
for so long as the area continues to attain the 2006 24-hour 
PM2.5 NAAQS.

DATES: This rule is effective on February 11, 2013.

ADDRESSES: EPA has established docket number EPA-R09-OAR-2012-0781 for 
this action. Generally, documents in the docket for this action are 
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 at www.regulations.gov, some 
information may be publicly available only at the hard copy location 
(e.g., copyrighted material, large maps, multi-volume reports), and 
some may not be publicly available in either location (e.g.,

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Confidential Business Information). 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: John Ungvarsky, (415) 972-3963, or by 
email at ungvarsky.john@epa.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Throughout this document, wherever ``we'', 
``us'' or ``our'' are used, we mean EPA.

Table of Contents

I. Summary of Proposed Action
II. Public Comments and EPA Responses
III. EPA's Final Action
IV. Statutory and Executive Order Reviews

I. Summary of Proposed Action

    On October 30, 2012 (77 FR 65646), EPA proposed to determine that 
the Yuba City-Marysville nonattainment area \1\ has attained the 2006 
24-hour NAAQS \2\ for fine particles (generally referring to particles 
less than or equal to 2.5 micrometers in diameter, PM2.5).
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    \1\ The Yuba City-Marysville PM2.5 nonattainment area 
includes Sutter County and the southwestern two-thirds of Yuba 
County. This nonattainment area lies within the Sacramento Valley 
Air Basin and lies between the Chico PM2.5 nonattainment 
area to the north and the Sacramento PM2.5 nonattainment 
area to the south.
    \2\ The 2006 24-hour PM2.5 NAAQS is 35 micrograms per 
cubic meter ([micro]g/m\3\), based on a 3-year average of the 98th 
percentile of 24-hour concentrations.
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    In our proposed rule, we explained how EPA makes an attainment 
determination for the 2006 24-hour PM2.5 NAAQS by reference 
to complete, quality-assured data gathered at a State and Local Air 
Monitoring Station(s) (SLAMS) and entered into EPA's Air Quality System 
(AQS) database and by reference to 40 CFR 50.13 (``National primary and 
secondary ambient air quality standards for PM2.5'') and 
appendix N to [40 CFR] part 50 (``Interpretation of the National 
Ambient Air Quality Standards for PM2.5''). EPA proposed the 
determination of attainment for the Yuba City-Marysville area based 
upon a review of the monitoring network operated by the California Air 
Resources Board (CARB) and the data collected at the one monitoring 
site operating during the most recent complete three-year period (i.e., 
2009 to 2011). Based on this review, EPA found that complete, quality-
assured and certified data for the Yuba City-Marysville area showed 
that the 24-hour design value for the 2009-2011 period was equal to or 
less than 35 [micro]/m\3\ at the monitor site. See the data summary 
table on page 65648 of the October 30, 2012 proposed rule. We also 
noted that preliminary data available in AQS for 2012 indicates that 
the Yuba City-Marysville area continues to attain the NAAQS.
    In our proposed rule, based on the proposed determination of 
attainment, we also proposed to apply EPA's Clean Data Policy to the 
2006 PM2.5 NAAQS and thereby suspend the requirements for 
this area to submit an attainment demonstration, associated reasonably 
available control measures (RACM), a reasonable further progress (RFP) 
plan, and contingency measures for so long as the area continues to 
attain the 2006 24-hour PM2.5 NAAQS. See pages 65648-65650 
of our October 30, 2012 proposed rule. In proposing to apply the Clean 
Data Policy to the 2006 PM2.5 NAAQS, we explained how we are 
applying the same statutory interpretation with respect to the 
implications of clean data determinations that the Agency has long 
applied in regulations for the 1997 8-hour ozone and PM2.5 
NAAQS and in individual rulemakings for the 1-hour ozone, 
PM10 and lead NAAQS.
    Please see the October 30, 2012 proposed rule for more detailed 
information concerning the PM2.5 NAAQS, designations of 
PM2.5 nonattainment areas, the regulatory basis for 
determining attainment of the NAAQS, CARB's PM2.5 monitoring 
network, EPA's review and evaluation of the data, and the rationale and 
implications for application of the Clean Data Policy to the 2006 
PM2.5 NAAQS.

II. Public Comments and EPA Responses

    EPA's proposed rule provided a 30-day public comment period. During 
this period, we received no comments.

III. EPA's Final Action

    For the reasons provided in the proposed rule and summarized 
herein, EPA is taking final action to determine that the Yuba City-
Marysville nonattainment area in California has attained the 2006 24-
hour PM2.5 NAAQS based on the most recent three years of 
complete, quality-assured, and certified data in AQS for 2009-2011. 
Preliminary data available in AQS for 2012 show that this area 
continues to attain the standard.
    EPA is also taking final action, based on the above determination 
of attainment, to suspend the requirements for the Yuba City-Marysville 
nonattainment area to submit an attainment demonstration and associated 
RACM, a RFP plan, contingency measures, and any other planning SIPs 
related to attainment of the 2006 PM2.5 NAAQS for so long as 
the area continues to attain the 2006 PM2.5 NAAQS. EPA's 
final action is consistent and in keeping with its long-held 
interpretation of CAA requirements, as well as with EPA's regulations 
for similar determinations for ozone (see 40 CFR 51.918) and the 1997 
fine particulate matter standards (see 40 CFR 51.1004(c)).
    Today's final action does not constitute a redesignation of the 
Yuba City-Marysville nonattainment area to attainment for the 2006 24-
hour PM2.5 NAAQS under CAA section 107(d)(3) because we have 
not yet approved a maintenance plan for the Yuba City-Marysville 
nonattainment area as meeting the requirements of section 175A of the 
CAA or determined that the area has met the other CAA requirements for 
redesignation. The classification and designation status in 40 CFR part 
81 remain nonattainment for this area until such time as EPA determines 
that California has met the CAA requirements for redesignating the Yuba 
City-Marysville nonattainment area to attainment.
    If the Yuba City-Marysville nonattainment area continues to monitor 
attainment of the 2006 PM2.5 NAAQS, the requirements for the 
area to submit an attainment demonstration and associated RACM, a RFP 
plan, contingency measures, and any other planning requirements related 
to attainment of the 2006 PM2.5 NAAQS will remain suspended. 
If after today's action EPA subsequently determines, after notice-and-
comment rulemaking in the Federal Register, that the area has violated 
the 2006 PM2.5 NAAQS, the basis for the suspension of the 
attainment planning requirements for the area would no longer exist, 
and the area would thereafter have to address such requirements.

IV. Statutory and Executive Order Reviews

    This final action makes a determination of attainment based on air 
quality and suspends certain federal requirements, and thus, this 
action would not impose additional requirements beyond those imposed by 
state law. For this reason, the final action:
     Is not a ``significant regulatory action'' subject to 
review by the Office of Management and Budget under Executive Order 
12866 (58 FR 51735, October 4, 1993);
     Does not impose an information collection burden under the 
provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.);
     Is certified as not having a significant economic impact 
on a substantial number of small entities

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under the Regulatory Flexibility Act (5 U.S.C. 601 et seq.);
     Does not contain any unfunded mandate or significantly or 
uniquely affect small governments, as described in the Unfunded 
Mandates Reform Act of 1995 (Pub. L. 104-4);
     Does not have Federalism implications as specified in 
Executive Order 13132 (64 FR 43255, August 10, 1999);
     Is not an economically significant regulatory action based 
on health or safety risks subject to Executive Order 13045 (62 FR 
19885, April 23, 1997);
     Is not a significant regulatory action subject to 
Executive Order 13211 (66 FR 28355, May 22, 2001);
     Is not subject to requirements of Section 12(d) of the 
National Technology Transfer and Advancement Act of 1995 (15 U.S.C. 272 
note) because application of those requirements would be inconsistent 
with the CAA; and
     Does not provide EPA with the discretionary authority to 
address disproportionate human health or environmental effects with 
practical, appropriate, and legally permissible methods under Executive 
Order 12898 (59 FR 7629, February 16, 1994).
    In addition, this final action does not have tribal implications as 
specified by Executive Order 13175 (65 FR 67249, November 9, 2000), 
because the SIP obligations discussed herein do not apply to Indian 
Tribes, and thus this action will not impose substantial direct costs 
on tribal governments or preempt tribal law.
    The Congressional Review Act, 5 U.S.C. 801 et seq., as added by the 
Small Business Regulatory Enforcement Fairness Act of 1996, generally 
provides that before a rule may take effect, the agency promulgating 
the rule must submit a rule report, which includes a copy of the rule, 
to each House of the Congress and to the Comptroller General of the 
United States. EPA will submit a report containing this action and 
other required information to the U.S. Senate, the U.S. House of 
Representatives, and the Comptroller General of the United States prior 
to publication of the rule in the Federal Register. A major rule cannot 
take effect until 60 days after it is published in the Federal 
Register. This action is not a ``major rule'' as defined by 5 U.S.C. 
804(2).
    Under section 307(b)(1) of the CAA, petitions for judicial review 
of this action must be filed in the United States Court of Appeals for 
the appropriate circuit by March 11, 2013. Filing a petition for 
reconsideration by the Administrator of this final rule does not affect 
the finality of this action for the purposes of judicial review nor 
does it extend the time within which a petition for judicial review may 
be filed, and shall not postpone the effectiveness of such rule or 
action. This action may not be challenged later in proceedings to 
enforce its requirements. (See section 307(b)(2).)

List of Subjects in 40 CFR Part 52

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

    Dated: December 18, 2012.
Jared Blumenfeld,
Regional Administrator, Region IX.

    Part 52, Chapter I, Title 40 of the Code of Federal Regulations is 
amended as follows:

PART 52--APPROVAL AND PROMULGATION OF IMPLEMENTATION PLANS

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

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

Subpart F--California

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2. In Sec.  52.247, paragraph (b) is added to read as follows:


Sec.  52.247  Control Strategy and Regulations: Fine Particle Matter.

* * * * *
    (b) Determination of Attainment: Effective February 11, 2013, EPA 
has determined that, based on 2009 to 2011 ambient air quality data, 
the Yuba City-Marysville PM2.5 nonattainment area has 
attained the 2006 24-hour PM2.5 NAAQS. This determination 
suspends the requirements for this area to submit an attainment 
demonstration, associated reasonably available control measures, a 
reasonable further progress plan, contingency measures, and other 
planning SIPs related to attainment for as long as this area continues 
to attain the 2006 24-hour PM2.5 NAAQS. If EPA determines, 
after notice-and-comment rulemaking, that this area no longer meets the 
2006 PM2.5 NAAQS, the corresponding determination of 
attainment for that area shall be withdrawn.

[FR Doc. 2013-00177 Filed 1-9-13; 8:45 am]
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