Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Delaware; Prevention of Significant Deterioration; Greenhouse Gas Permitting Authority and Tailoring Rule Revision, 13496-13497 [2013-04143]

Download as PDF 13496 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 40 / Thursday, February 28, 2013 / Rules and Regulations The formal SIP revision was submitted by Delaware on October 12, 2011 and supplemented on August 9, 2012. ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY 40 CFR Part 52 [EPA–R03–OAR–2012–0521; FRL–9783–7] Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Delaware; Prevention of Significant Deterioration; Greenhouse Gas Permitting Authority and Tailoring Rule Revision Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Final rule. AGENCY: EPA is approving a State Implementation Plan (SIP) revision submitted by the Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control (DNREC). This revision pertains to EPA’s greenhouse gas (GHG) permitting provisions as promulgated on June 3, 2010. This action is being taken under the Clean Air Act (CAA). DATES: This final rule is effective on April 1, 2013. ADDRESSES: EPA has established a docket for this action under Docket ID Number EPA–R03–OAR–2012–0521. All documents in the docket are listed in the www.regulations.gov Web site. Although listed in the electronic docket, some information is not publicly available, i.e., confidential business information (CBI) or other information whose disclosure is restricted by statute. Certain other material, such as copyrighted material, is not placed on the Internet and will be publicly available only in hard copy form. Publicly available docket materials are available either electronically through www.regulations.gov or in hard copy for public inspection during normal business hours at the Air Protection Division, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Region III, 1650 Arch Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19103. Copies of the State submittal are available at the Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control, 89 Kings Highway, P.O. Box 1401, Dover, Delaware 19903. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: David Talley, (215) 814–2117, or by email at talley.david@epa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: SUMMARY: srobinson on DSK4SPTVN1PROD with RULES I. Background On October 29, 2012 (77 FR 65518), EPA published a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPR) for the State of Delaware. The NPR proposed approval of revisions to Delaware’s Prevention of Significant Deterioration (PSD) program pertaining to the regulation of GHGs. VerDate Mar<15>2010 19:07 Feb 27, 2013 Jkt 229001 II. Summary of SIP Revision This revision pertains to EPA’s PSD permitting provisions relating to GHGs as promulgated on June 3, 2010 in the Tailoring Rule (75 FR 31514). The SIP revision modifies Delaware’s PSD program at 7 DE Admin. Code 1125 to establish appropriate emission thresholds for determining which new stationary sources and modifications become subject to Delaware’s PSD permitting requirements for their GHG emissions. Other specific requirements of this SIP revision and the rationale for EPA’s proposed action are explained in the NPR and will not be restated here. No public comments were received on the NPR. III. Final Action EPA is approving Delaware’s October 12, 2011 and August 9, 2012 submissions as a revision to the Delaware SIP. IV. Statutory and Executive Order Reviews A. General Requirements Under the CAA, the Administrator is required to approve a SIP submission that complies with the provisions of the CAA and applicable Federal regulations. 42 U.S.C. 7410(k); 40 CFR 52.02(a). Thus, in reviewing SIP submissions, EPA’s role is to approve state choices, provided that they meet the criteria of the CAA. Accordingly, this action merely approves state law as meeting Federal requirements and does not impose additional requirements beyond those imposed by state law. For that reason, this action: • Is not a ‘‘significant regulatory action’’ subject to review by the Office of Management and Budget under Executive Order 12866 (58 FR 51735, October 4, 1993); • Does not impose an information collection burden under the provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.); • Is certified as not having a significant economic impact on a substantial number of small entities under the Regulatory Flexibility Act (5 U.S.C. 601 et seq.); • Does not contain any unfunded mandate or significantly or uniquely affect small governments, as described in the Unfunded Mandates Reform Act of 1995 (Pub. L. 104–4); • Does not have Federalism implications as specified in Executive Order 13132 (64 FR 43255, August 10, 1999); PO 00000 Frm 00054 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 • Is not an economically significant regulatory action based on health or safety risks subject to Executive Order 13045 (62 FR 19885, April 23, 1997); • Is not a significant regulatory action subject to Executive Order 13211 (66 FR 28355, May 22, 2001); • Is not subject to requirements of Section 12(d) of the National Technology Transfer and Advancement Act of 1995 (15 U.S.C. 272 note) because application of those requirements would be inconsistent with the CAA; and • Does not provide EPA with the discretionary authority to address, as appropriate, disproportionate human health or environmental effects, using practicable and legally permissible methods, under Executive Order 12898 (59 FR 7629, February 16, 1994). In addition, this rule does not have tribal implications as specified by Executive Order 13175 (65 FR 67249, November 9, 2000), because the SIP is not approved to apply in Indian country located in the state, and EPA notes that it will not impose substantial direct costs on tribal governments or preempt tribal law. B. Submission to Congress and the Comptroller General 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). C. Petitions for Judicial Review 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 April 29, 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 pertaining to Delaware’s GHG regulations may not be challenged later E:\FR\FM\28FER1.SGM 28FER1 13497 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 40 / Thursday, February 28, 2013 / Rules and Regulations in proceedings to enforce its requirements. (See section 307(b)(2).) List of Subjects in 40 CFR Part 52 Authority: 42 U.S.C. 7401 et seq. requirements, Sulfur oxides, Volatile organic compounds. Dated: February 8, 2013. W.C. Early, Acting Regional Administrator, Region III. Environmental protection, Air pollution control, Carbon monoxide, Incorporation by reference, Intergovernmental relations, Lead, Nitrogen dioxide, Ozone, Particulate matter, Reporting and recordkeeping Subpart I—Delaware 2. In § 52.420, the table in paragraph (c) is amended by revising the entry for Regulation 1125, Section 1.0 to read as follows: ■ 40 CFR part 52 is amended as follows: PART 52—[AMENDED] § 52.420 * 1. The authority citation for part 52 continues to read as follows: ■ Identification of plan. * * (c) * * * * * EPA-APPROVED REGULATIONS IN THE DELAWARE SIP State regulation (7 DNREC 1100) State effective date Title/subject * * * 1125 Section 1.0 ..................... * * * * * ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY 40 CFR Part 52 [EPA–R03–OAR–2012–0305; FRL–9783–9] Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Maryland; Deferral for CO2 Emissions From Bioenergy and Other Biogenic Sources Under the Prevention of Significant Deterioration Program Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Final rule. AGENCY: EPA is approving a State Implementation Plan (SIP) revision submitted by the Maryland Department of the Environmental (MDE) on April 4, 2012. This revision defers until July 21, 2014 the application of the Prevention of Significant Deterioration (PSD) permitting requirements to biogenic carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions from bioenergy and other biogenic stationary sources in the State of Maryland. This action is being taken under the Clean Air Act (CAA). DATES: This final rule is effective on April 1, 2013. SUMMARY: srobinson on DSK4SPTVN1PROD with RULES * 8/11/12 2/28/13 [Insert page number where the document begins]. Jkt 229001 * * * Added definitions of ‘‘GHG’’ and ‘‘Subject to Regulation’’ under Section 1.9. Note: In section 1.9, the previous SIP-approved baseline dates for sulfur dioxide, particulate matter, and nitrogen dioxide in the definition of ‘‘Baseline Date’’ remain part of the SIP. * EPA has established a docket for this action under Docket ID Number EPA–R03–OAR–2012–0305. All documents in the docket are listed in the www.regulations.gov Web site. Although listed in the electronic docket, some information is not publicly available, i.e., confidential business information (CBI) or other information whose disclosure is restricted by statute. Certain other material, such as copyrighted material, is not placed on the Internet and will be publicly available only in hard copy form. Publicly available docket materials are available either electronically through www.regulations.gov or in hard copy for public inspection during normal business hours at the Air Protection Division, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Region III, 1650 Arch Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19103. Copies of the State submittal are available at the Maryland Department of the Environment, 1800 Washington Boulevard, Suite 705, Baltimore, Maryland 21230. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: David Talley, (215) 814–2117, or by email at talley.david@epa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: ADDRESSES: BILLING CODE 6560–50–P 19:07 Feb 27, 2013 Additional explanation Requirements for Preconstruction Permitting * [FR Doc. 2013–04143 Filed 2–27–13; 8:45 am] VerDate Mar<15>2010 * General Provisions ....... * * EPA approval date I. Background On September 7, 2012 (77 FR 55171), EPA published a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPR) for the State of PO 00000 Frm 00055 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 * * Maryland. The NPR proposed approval of a revision to the Maryland SIP which would defer until July 21, 2014 the application of PSD permitting requirements to biogenic CO2 emissions from bioenergy and other biogenic stationary sources in Maryland. The formal SIP revision (#12–02) was submitted by MDE on April 4, 2012. During the public comment period, EPA received a request from a commenter to extend the comment period. In response to that request, EPA re-opened the public comment period for an additional 30 days under additional notice on November 16, 2012 (77 FR 68721). II. Summary of SIP Revision EPA incorporated the biomass deferral into the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) governing state programs and into the Federal PSD program by amending the definition of ‘‘subject to regulation’’ under 40 CFR 51.166 and 52.21 respectively. Maryland implements its PSD program by incorporating section 52.21 by reference. This incorporation references a date specific version of the CFR and is updated periodically and submitted to EPA for approval into the SIP. In order to adopt the Biomass Deferral, Maryland has revised COMAR 26.11.06.14B(1) to incorporate the 2009 version of 40 CFR 52.21 ‘‘as amended by’’ the Tailoring Rule and the Biomass E:\FR\FM\28FER1.SGM 28FER1

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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

40 CFR Part 52

[EPA-R03-OAR-2012-0521; FRL-9783-7]


Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; 
Delaware; Prevention of Significant Deterioration; Greenhouse Gas 
Permitting Authority and Tailoring Rule Revision

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

ACTION: Final rule.

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SUMMARY: EPA is approving a State Implementation Plan (SIP) revision 
submitted by the Delaware Department of Natural Resources and 
Environmental Control (DNREC). This revision pertains to EPA's 
greenhouse gas (GHG) permitting provisions as promulgated on June 3, 
2010. This action is being taken under the Clean Air Act (CAA).

DATES: This final rule is effective on April 1, 2013.

ADDRESSES: EPA has established a docket for this action under Docket ID 
Number EPA-R03-OAR-2012-0521. All documents in the docket are listed in 
the www.regulations.gov Web site. Although listed in the electronic 
docket, some information is not publicly available, i.e., confidential 
business information (CBI) or other information whose disclosure is 
restricted by statute. Certain other material, such as copyrighted 
material, is not placed on the Internet and will be publicly available 
only in hard copy form. Publicly available docket materials are 
available either electronically through www.regulations.gov or in hard 
copy for public inspection during normal business hours at the Air 
Protection Division, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Region III, 
1650 Arch Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19103. Copies of the State 
submittal are available at the Delaware Department of Natural Resources 
and Environmental Control, 89 Kings Highway, P.O. Box 1401, Dover, 
Delaware 19903.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: David Talley, (215) 814-2117, or by 
email at talley.david@epa.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

I. Background

    On October 29, 2012 (77 FR 65518), EPA published a notice of 
proposed rulemaking (NPR) for the State of Delaware. The NPR proposed 
approval of revisions to Delaware's Prevention of Significant 
Deterioration (PSD) program pertaining to the regulation of GHGs. The 
formal SIP revision was submitted by Delaware on October 12, 2011 and 
supplemented on August 9, 2012.

II. Summary of SIP Revision

    This revision pertains to EPA's PSD permitting provisions relating 
to GHGs as promulgated on June 3, 2010 in the Tailoring Rule (75 FR 
31514). The SIP revision modifies Delaware's PSD program at 7 DE Admin. 
Code 1125 to establish appropriate emission thresholds for determining 
which new stationary sources and modifications become subject to 
Delaware's PSD permitting requirements for their GHG emissions. Other 
specific requirements of this SIP revision and the rationale for EPA's 
proposed action are explained in the NPR and will not be restated here. 
No public comments were received on the NPR.

III. Final Action

    EPA is approving Delaware's October 12, 2011 and August 9, 2012 
submissions as a revision to the Delaware SIP.

IV. Statutory and Executive Order Reviews

A. General Requirements

    Under the CAA, the Administrator is required to approve a SIP 
submission that complies with the provisions of the CAA and applicable 
Federal regulations. 42 U.S.C. 7410(k); 40 CFR 52.02(a). Thus, in 
reviewing SIP submissions, EPA's role is to approve state choices, 
provided that they meet the criteria of the CAA. Accordingly, this 
action merely approves state law as meeting Federal requirements and 
does not impose additional requirements beyond those imposed by state 
law. For that reason, this action:
     Is not a ``significant regulatory action'' subject to 
review by the Office of Management and Budget under Executive Order 
12866 (58 FR 51735, October 4, 1993);
     Does not impose an information collection burden under the 
provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.);
     Is certified as not having a significant economic impact 
on a substantial number of small entities under the Regulatory 
Flexibility Act (5 U.S.C. 601 et seq.);
     Does not contain any unfunded mandate or significantly or 
uniquely affect small governments, as described in the Unfunded 
Mandates Reform Act of 1995 (Pub. L. 104-4);
     Does not have Federalism implications as specified in 
Executive Order 13132 (64 FR 43255, August 10, 1999);
     Is not an economically significant regulatory action based 
on health or safety risks subject to Executive Order 13045 (62 FR 
19885, April 23, 1997);
     Is not a significant regulatory action subject to 
Executive Order 13211 (66 FR 28355, May 22, 2001);
     Is not subject to requirements of Section 12(d) of the 
National Technology Transfer and Advancement Act of 1995 (15 U.S.C. 272 
note) because application of those requirements would be inconsistent 
with the CAA; and
     Does not provide EPA with the discretionary authority to 
address, as appropriate, disproportionate human health or environmental 
effects, using practicable and legally permissible methods, under 
Executive Order 12898 (59 FR 7629, February 16, 1994).
    In addition, this rule does not have tribal implications as 
specified by Executive Order 13175 (65 FR 67249, November 9, 2000), 
because the SIP is not approved to apply in Indian country located in 
the state, and EPA notes that it will not impose substantial direct 
costs on tribal governments or preempt tribal law.

B. Submission to Congress and the Comptroller General

    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).

C. Petitions for Judicial Review

    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 April 29, 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 pertaining to Delaware's GHG regulations may not be 
challenged later

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in proceedings to enforce its requirements. (See section 307(b)(2).)

List of Subjects in 40 CFR Part 52

    Environmental protection, Air pollution control, Carbon monoxide, 
Incorporation by reference, Intergovernmental relations, Lead, Nitrogen 
dioxide, Ozone, Particulate matter, Reporting and recordkeeping 
requirements, Sulfur oxides, Volatile organic compounds.

    Dated: February 8, 2013.
W.C. Early,
Acting Regional Administrator, Region III.

    40 CFR part 52 is amended as follows:

PART 52--[AMENDED]

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

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

Subpart I--Delaware

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2. In Sec.  52.420, the table in paragraph (c) is amended by revising 
the entry for Regulation 1125, Section 1.0 to read as follows:


Sec.  52.420  Identification of plan.

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    (c) * * *

                                  EPA-Approved Regulations in the Delaware SIP
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                                                          State
State regulation  (7 DNREC 1100)     Title/subject      effective    EPA approval date    Additional explanation
                                                           date
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                                1125 Requirements for Preconstruction Permitting
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Section 1.0.....................  General Provisions.      8/11/12  2/28/13 [Insert      Added definitions of
                                                                     page number where    ``GHG'' and ``Subject
                                                                     the document         to Regulation'' under
                                                                     begins].             Section 1.9. Note: In
                                                                                          section 1.9, the
                                                                                          previous SIP-approved
                                                                                          baseline dates for
                                                                                          sulfur dioxide,
                                                                                          particulate matter,
                                                                                          and nitrogen dioxide
                                                                                          in the definition of
                                                                                          ``Baseline Date''
                                                                                          remain part of the
                                                                                          SIP.
 
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