Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Connecticut; Redesignation of Connecticut Portion of the New York-New Jersey-Connecticut Nonattainment Area to Attainment of the 1997 Annual and 2006 24-Hour Standards for Fine Particulate Matter, 58467-58470 [2013-23098]

Download as PDF 58467 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 185 / Tuesday, September 24, 2013 / Rules and Regulations EPA-APPROVED REGULATIONS AND STATUTES IN THE DELAWARE SIP State regulation (7 DNREC 1100) State effective date Title/subject * * * * 1124 * Section 8.0 ................ * * Section 23.0 .............. * * Section 37.0 .............. * * * * * [FR Doc. 2013–23095 Filed 9–23–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–P ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY 40 CFR Parts 52 and 81 [EPA–R01–OAR–2013–0020; FRL– 9901–11– Region1] Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Connecticut; Redesignation of Connecticut Portion of the New YorkNew Jersey-Connecticut Nonattainment Area to Attainment of the 1997 Annual and 2006 24-Hour Standards for Fine Particulate Matter Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Final rule. AGENCY: EPA is approving the State of Connecticut’s June 22, 2012 request to redesignate the Connecticut portion of the New York-N. New Jersey-Long Island, NY-NJ-CT fine particle (PM2.5) area (i.e., New Haven and Fairfield Counties; herein called the ‘‘Southwestern CT Area’’ or ‘‘the Area’’) from nonattainment to attainment for the 1997 annual National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS or standards), as well as for the 2006 24hour PM2.5 NAAQS. As part of these tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with RULES SUMMARY: 18:59 Sep 23, 2013 Jkt 229001 3/11/11 * * * * * * * 4/13/12, 77 FR 22224 ........ * 3/11/11 4/13/12, 77 FR 22224 ........ * Graphic Arts Systems .................... * VerDate Mar<15>2010 * * * Coating of Flat Wood Panelling ..... * * * * Handling, Storage, and Disposal of Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs). * * Additional explanation Control of Volatile Organic Compound Emissions * * EPA approval date * 3/11/11 4/13/12 77 FR 22224 ......... * * approvals, EPA is approving: A State Implementation Plan (SIP) revision containing a 10-year maintenance plan for the Area; a 2007 base-year emissions inventory for the Area; and new motor vehicle emissions budgets (MVEBs) for the years 2017 and 2025 that are contained in the 10-year PM2.5 maintenance plan for the Area. This action is being taken in accordance with the Clean Air Act. This rule is effective on October 24, 2013. DATES: EPA has established a docket for this action under Docket Identification No. EPA–R01–OAR– 2013–0020. All documents in the docket are listed on the www.regulations.gov Web site. Although 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 through www.regulations.gov or in hard copy at the Office of Ecosystem Protection, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, EPA New England Regional Office, Office of Ecosystem Protection, Air Quality Planning Unit, 5 Post Office Square— Suite 100, Boston, MA. EPA requests that if at all possible, you contact the contact listed in the FOR FURTHER ADDRESSES: PO 00000 Frm 00019 Fmt 4700 Amended to add ‘‘flexible packaging printing’’ to the regulated category. Sfmt 4700 * * section to schedule your inspection. The Regional Office’s official hours of business are Monday through Friday, 8:30 to 4:30, excluding legal holidays. INFORMATION CONTACT Copies of the documents relevant to this action are also available for public inspection during normal business hours, by appointment at the Bureau of Air Management, Department of Energy and Environmental Protection, State Office Building, 79 Elm Street, Hartford, CT 06106–1630. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Alison C. Simcox, Air Quality Planning Unit, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, EPA New England Regional Office, Office of Ecosystem Protection, Air Quality Planning Unit, 5 Post Office Square—Suite 100, (Mail code OEP05– 2), Boston, MA 02109–3912, telephone number (617) 918–1684, fax number (617) 918–0684, email simcox.alison@ epa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Throughout this document whenever ‘‘we,’’ ‘‘us,’’ or ‘‘our’’ is used, we mean EPA. Organization of this document. The following outline is provided to aid in locating information in this preamble. I. Background and Purpose II. Final Action III. Statutory and Executive Order Reviews E:\FR\FM\24SER1.SGM 24SER1 58468 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 185 / Tuesday, September 24, 2013 / Rules and Regulations I. Background and Purpose On June 22, 2012, the Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (CT DEEP) submitted a request for EPA to redesignate the Connecticut portion of the New York-N. New Jersey-Long Island, NY-NJ-CT Area (i.e., the Southwestern CT Area) from nonattainment to attainment for the 1997 annual and 2006 24-hour PM2.5 NAAQS, and to approve a State Implementation Plan (SIP) revision containing an emissions inventory and a maintenance plan for the area. As part of its redesignation request, CT DEEP asked EPA to withdraw the SIPapproved 2009 motor vehicle emissions budgets (MVEBs) prepared using the MOBILE6.2 emissions model and to approve the 2017 and 2025 MVEBs prepared using the MOVES2010 emissions model. On July 19, 2013 (78 FR 43096), EPA published a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPR) for the State of Connecticut proposing to approve the state’s redesignation request and to approve the associated PM2.5 maintenance plan, as well as the 2007 base-year emissions inventory and new MVEBs for the years 2017 and 2025. EPA also proposed to withdraw the SIPapproved 2009 MVEBs prepared using MOBILE6.2. Specific details of Connecticut’s redesignation request, 2007 emissions inventory, Clean Air Act (CAA) Section 175A maintenance plan, and 2017 and 2025 MVEBs, and the rationale for EPA’s proposed approvals are explained in the NPR and will not be restated here. No public comments were received on the NPR. tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with RULES II. Final Action EPA is approving Connecticut’s June 22, 2012 redesignation request and maintenance plan for the Southwestern CT Area because the requirements for approval have been satisfied. EPA has evaluated Connecticut’s redesignation request, and determined that it meets the redesignation criteria set forth in section 107(d)(3)(E) of the Clean Air Act. EPA believes that the redesignation request and monitoring data demonstrate that the area has attained the 1997 annual and 2006 24-hour PM2.5 standards. The final approval of this redesignation request will change the designation of the Southwestern CT Area from nonattainment to attainment for the 1997 annual and 2006 24-hour PM2.5 standards. EPA is also approving the associated PM2.5 maintenance plan for this area submitted on June 22, 2012 as a revision VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:12 Sep 23, 2013 Jkt 229001 to the Connecticut SIP. EPA has determined that the PM2.5 maintenance plan meets the requirements of section 175A of the CAA. In addition, EPA is also withdrawing the previously SIPapproved 2009 MVEBs prepared using MOBILE6.2 and is approving the 2017 and 2025 MVEBs prepared using the MOVES model. Finally, EPA is approving the 2007 comprehensive emission inventory for the Southwestern CT Area under CAA section 182(a)(1). III. Statutory and Executive Order Reviews Under the Clean Air Act, the Administrator is required to approve a SIP submission that complies with the provisions of the Act 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 Clean Air Act. 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 Clean Air Act; and PO 00000 Frm 00020 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 • 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. 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 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 25, 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 40 CFR Part 52 Environmental protection, Air pollution control, Incorporation by reference, Intergovernmental relations, Nitrogen dioxide, Particulate matter, Reporting and recordkeeping requirements, Sulfur oxides, Volatile organic compounds. 40 CFR Part 81 Environmental protection, Air pollution control, National parks, Wilderness areas. E:\FR\FM\24SER1.SGM 24SER1 58469 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 185 / Tuesday, September 24, 2013 / Rules and Regulations Dated: September 11, 2013. Stephen S. Perkins, Acting Regional Administrator, EPA New England. (PM2.5) area (i.e., New Haven and Fairfield Counties or the Southwestern CT Area) from nonattainment to attainment for the 1997 annual and 2006 24-hour PM2.5 standards. Connecticut submitted this request on June 22, 2012. As part of the redesignation request, the State submitted a maintenance plan as required by section 175A of the Clean Air Act. Elements of the section 175A maintenance plan include a contingency plan and an obligation to submit a subsequent maintenance plan revision as required by the Clean Air Act. The PM2.5 maintenance plan also establishes 2017 and 2025 Motor Vehicle Emission Budgets (MVEBs) for the Area. Connecticut is establishing 2017 MVEBs of 575.8 tons per year (tpy) for direct PM2.5 and 12,791.8 tpy for NOX, and 2025 MVEBs of 516 tpy for direct PM2.5 and 9,728.1 tpy for NOX, for the Southwestern CT Area for maintenance of the 1997 annual and 2006 24-hour PM2.5 standards. The 2017 and 2025 MVEBs were prepared with the MOVES Parts 52 and 81 of chapter I, title 40 of the Code of Federal Regulations are amended as follows: 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 H—Connecticut 2. Section 52.379 is amended by adding paragraph (h) to read as follows: ■ § 52.379 Control strategy: PM2.5. * * * * * (h) Approval—EPA is approving a request to redesignate the Connecticut portion of the New York-N. New JerseyLong Island, NY-NJ-CT fine particle model. Previously SIP-approved 2009 MVEBs prepared with MOBILE6.2 are being withdrawn. Finally, EPA is also approving a comprehensive 2007 emission inventory for this Area. PART 81—DESIGNATION OF AREAS FOR AIR QUALITY PLANNING PURPOSES 3. The authority citation for part 81 continues to read as follows: ■ Authority: 42 U.S.C. 7401 et seq. Subpart C—Section 107 Attainment Status Designations 4. Section 81.307 is amended by revising the entries for the New York-N. New Jersey-Long Island, NY-NJ-CT area in the Connecticut–PM2.5 (Annual NAAQS) table and in the Connecticut— PM2.5 [24-hour NAAQS] table to read as follows: ■ § 81.307 * * Connecticut. * * * CONNECTICUT—PM2.5 [Annual NAAQS] Designation a Designated area Date 1 New York-N. New Jersey-Long Island, NY-NJ-CT: Fairfield County .................................................................................................................................................. New Haven County ............................................................................................................................................ * * * * * Type 10–24–13 10–24–13 * Attainment. Attainment. * a Includes 1 This Indian Country located in each county or area, except as otherwise specified. date is 90 days after January 5, 2005, unless otherwise noted. CONNECTICUT—PM2.5 [24-Hour NAAQS] Designation for the 1997 NAAQS a Designation for the 2006 NAAQS a Designated area Date 1 New York-N. New Jersey-Long Island, NY-NJ-CT: Fairfield County ........................ New Haven County .................. * Type ........................ ........................ Unclassifiable/Attainment ............... Unclassifiable/Attainment ............... * * Date 2 * Type 10–24–13 10–24–13 Attainment. Attainment. * * a Includes 1 This tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with RULES 2 This Indian Country located in each county or area, except as otherwise specified. date is 90 days after January 5, 2005, unless otherwise noted. date is 30 days after November 13, 2009, unless otherwise noted. VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:12 Sep 23, 2013 Jkt 229001 PO 00000 Frm 00021 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 9990 E:\FR\FM\24SER1.SGM 24SER1 * 58470 * * Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 185 / Tuesday, September 24, 2013 / Rules and Regulations * * * [FR Doc. 2013–23098 Filed 9–23–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–P FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION 47 CFR Part 73 [MB Docket No. 13–182; RM–11701; DA 13– 1882] Television Broadcasting Services; Cedar Rapids, Iowa Federal Communications Commission. ACTION: Final rule. AGENCY: The Commission grants a petition for rulemaking filed by KGAN Licensee, LLC (‘‘KGAN Licensee’’), the licensee of KGAN (TV), channel 51, Cedar Rapids, Iowa. KGAN Licensee requests the substitution of channel 29 for channel 51 at Cedar Rapids, explaining that the channel substitution will serve the public interest by removing any potential interference with a wireless licensee in the Lower 700 MHz A Block located adjacent to channel 51 at Cedar Rapids. The substitution of channel 29 for channel 51 at Cedar Rapids, Iowa is found to serve the public interest. DATES: This rule is effective October 24, 2013. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Joyce L. Bernstein, Joyce.Bernstein@ fcc.gov, Media Bureau, (202) 418–1647. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This is a synopsis of the Commission’s Report and Order, MB Docket No. 13–182, adopted September 11, 2013, and released September 12, 2013. The full text of this document is available for public inspection and copying during normal business hours in the FCC’s Reference Information Center at Portals II, CY–A257, 445 12th Street SW., Washington, DC 20554. This document will also be available via ECFS (https:// fjallfoss.fcc.gov/ecfs/). This document may be purchased from the Commission’s duplicating contractor, Best Copy and Printing, Inc., 445 12th Street SW., Room CY–B402, Washington, DC 20554, telephone 1– 800–478–3160 or via the company’s Web site, https://www.bcpiweb.com. To request materials in accessible formats for people with disabilities (braille, large print, electronic files, audio format), send an email to fcc504@fcc.gov or call the Consumer & Governmental Affairs Bureau at 202–418–0530 (voice), 202–418–0432 (tty). This document does not contain information collection requirements tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with RULES SUMMARY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:12 Sep 23, 2013 Jkt 229001 subject to the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, Public Law 104–13. In addition, therefore, it does not contain any information collection burden ‘‘for small business concerns with fewer than 25 employees,’’ pursuant to the Small Business Paperwork Relief Act of 2002, Public Law 107–198, see 44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(4). Provisions of the Regulatory Flexibility Act of 1980 do not apply to this proceeding. The Commission will send a copy of this Report and Order in a report to be sent to Congress and the Government Accountability Office pursuant to the Congressional review Act, see 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A). List of Subjects in 47 CFR Part 73 Television. Federal Communications Commission. Barbara A. Kreisman, Chief, Video Division, Media Bureau. Final Rule For the reasons discussed in the preamble, the Federal Communications Commission amends 47 CFR part 73 as follows: PART 73—RADIO BROADCAST SERVICES 1. The authority citation for part 73 continues to read as follows: ■ Authority: 47 U.S.C. 154, 303, 334, 336, and 339. § 73.622 [Amended] 2. Section 73.622(i), the PostTransition Table of DTV Allotments under Iowa is amended by removing channel 51 and adding channel 29 at Cedar Rapids. ■ [FR Doc. 2013–23253 Filed 9–23–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6712–01–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration 49 CFR Parts 325, 350, 355, 365, 369, 370, 372, 375, 376, 380, 381, 382, 383, 384, 385, 386, 387, 389, 390, 391, 393, 395, 396, and 397, and Appendix G to Subchapter B of Chapter III [Docket No. FMCSA–2013–0292] RIN 2126–AB64 General Technical, Organizational, and Conforming Amendments to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), DOT. AGENCY: PO 00000 Frm 00022 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 ACTION: Final rule. This final rule makes technical corrections throughout FMCSA’s regulations. The Agency is making minor editorial changes to correct errors and omissions, ensure conformity with Office of the Federal Register style, and improve clarity. This rule does not make any substantive changes to the affected parts of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations (FMCSRs). DATES: This final rule is effective September 24, 2013. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ms. Elaine Walls, Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Office of the Chief Counsel, Regulatory Affairs Division, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., Washington, DC 20590–0001, by telephone at (202) 366–1394 or via email at elaine.walls@dot.gov. Office hours are from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. e.t., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. If you have questions on viewing the docket, please call Ms. Barbara Hairston, Docket Operations, telephone 202–366– 3024. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: SUMMARY: Legal Basis for the Rulemaking Congress delegated certain powers to regulate interstate commerce to the United States Department of Transportation (DOT or Department) in numerous pieces of legislation, most notably in section 6 of the Department of Transportation Act (DOT Act) (Pub. L. 85–670, 80 Stat. 931 (1966)). Section 55 of the DOT Act transferred to the Department the authority of the former Interstate Commerce Commission (ICC) to regulate the qualifications and maximum hours of service of employees, the safety of operations, and the equipment of motor carriers in interstate commerce. See 49 U.S.C. 104. This authority, first granted to the ICC in the Motor Carrier Act of 1935 (Pub. L. 74–255, 49 Stat. 543, Aug. 9, 1935), now appears in chapter 315 of title 49 of the U.S. Code. The regulations issued under this authority became known as the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations, appearing generally at 49 CFR parts 350–399. The administrative powers to enforce chapter 315 were also transferred from the ICC to the DOT in 1966 and appear in chapter 5 of title 49 of the U.S. Code. The Secretary of the U.S. Department of Transportation (Secretary) delegated oversight of these provisions to the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), a predecessor agency of the FMCSA. The FMCSA Administrator has been delegated E:\FR\FM\24SER1.SGM 24SER1

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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

40 CFR Parts 52 and 81

[EPA-R01-OAR-2013-0020; FRL- 9901-11-Region1]


Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; 
Connecticut; Redesignation of Connecticut Portion of the New York-New 
Jersey-Connecticut Nonattainment Area to Attainment of the 1997 Annual 
and 2006 24-Hour Standards for Fine Particulate Matter

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

ACTION: Final rule.

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SUMMARY: EPA is approving the State of Connecticut's June 22, 2012 
request to redesignate the Connecticut portion of the New York-N. New 
Jersey-Long Island, NY-NJ-CT fine particle (PM2.5) area 
(i.e., New Haven and Fairfield Counties; herein called the 
``Southwestern CT Area'' or ``the Area'') from nonattainment to 
attainment for the 1997 annual National Ambient Air Quality Standards 
(NAAQS or standards), as well as for the 2006 24-hour PM2.5 
NAAQS. As part of these approvals, EPA is approving: A State 
Implementation Plan (SIP) revision containing a 10-year maintenance 
plan for the Area; a 2007 base-year emissions inventory for the Area; 
and new motor vehicle emissions budgets (MVEBs) for the years 2017 and 
2025 that are contained in the 10-year PM2.5 maintenance 
plan for the Area. This action is being taken in accordance with the 
Clean Air Act.

DATES: This rule is effective on October 24, 2013.

ADDRESSES: EPA has established a docket for this action under Docket 
Identification No. EPA-R01-OAR-2013-0020. All documents in the docket 
are listed on the www.regulations.gov Web site. Although 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 through 
www.regulations.gov or in hard copy at the Office of Ecosystem 
Protection, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, EPA New England 
Regional Office, Office of Ecosystem Protection, Air Quality Planning 
Unit, 5 Post Office Square--Suite 100, Boston, MA. EPA requests that if 
at all possible, you contact the contact listed in the FOR FURTHER 
INFORMATION CONTACT section to schedule your inspection. The Regional 
Office's official hours of business are Monday through Friday, 8:30 to 
4:30, excluding legal holidays.
    Copies of the documents relevant to this action are also available 
for public inspection during normal business hours, by appointment at 
the Bureau of Air Management, Department of Energy and Environmental 
Protection, State Office Building, 79 Elm Street, Hartford, CT 06106-
1630.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Alison C. Simcox, Air Quality Planning 
Unit, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, EPA New England Regional 
Office, Office of Ecosystem Protection, Air Quality Planning Unit, 5 
Post Office Square--Suite 100, (Mail code OEP05-2), Boston, MA 02109-
3912, telephone number (617) 918-1684, fax number (617) 918-0684, email 
simcox.alison@epa.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:  Throughout this document whenever ``we,'' 
``us,'' or ``our'' is used, we mean EPA.
    Organization of this document. The following outline is provided to 
aid in locating information in this preamble.

I. Background and Purpose
II. Final Action
III. Statutory and Executive Order Reviews

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I. Background and Purpose

    On June 22, 2012, the Connecticut Department of Energy and 
Environmental Protection (CT DEEP) submitted a request for EPA to 
redesignate the Connecticut portion of the New York-N. New Jersey-Long 
Island, NY-NJ-CT Area (i.e., the Southwestern CT Area) from 
nonattainment to attainment for the 1997 annual and 2006 24-hour 
PM2.5 NAAQS, and to approve a State Implementation Plan 
(SIP) revision containing an emissions inventory and a maintenance plan 
for the area. As part of its redesignation request, CT DEEP asked EPA 
to withdraw the SIP-approved 2009 motor vehicle emissions budgets 
(MVEBs) prepared using the MOBILE6.2 emissions model and to approve the 
2017 and 2025 MVEBs prepared using the MOVES2010 emissions model.
    On July 19, 2013 (78 FR 43096), EPA published a Notice of Proposed 
Rulemaking (NPR) for the State of Connecticut proposing to approve the 
state's redesignation request and to approve the associated 
PM2.5 maintenance plan, as well as the 2007 base-year 
emissions inventory and new MVEBs for the years 2017 and 2025. EPA also 
proposed to withdraw the SIP-approved 2009 MVEBs prepared using 
MOBILE6.2.
    Specific details of Connecticut's redesignation request, 2007 
emissions inventory, Clean Air Act (CAA) Section 175A maintenance plan, 
and 2017 and 2025 MVEBs, and the rationale for EPA's proposed approvals 
are explained in the NPR and will not be restated here. No public 
comments were received on the NPR.

II. Final Action

    EPA is approving Connecticut's June 22, 2012 redesignation request 
and maintenance plan for the Southwestern CT Area because the 
requirements for approval have been satisfied. EPA has evaluated 
Connecticut's redesignation request, and determined that it meets the 
redesignation criteria set forth in section 107(d)(3)(E) of the Clean 
Air Act. EPA believes that the redesignation request and monitoring 
data demonstrate that the area has attained the 1997 annual and 2006 
24-hour PM2.5 standards. The final approval of this 
redesignation request will change the designation of the Southwestern 
CT Area from nonattainment to attainment for the 1997 annual and 2006 
24-hour PM2.5 standards.
    EPA is also approving the associated PM2.5 maintenance 
plan for this area submitted on June 22, 2012 as a revision to the 
Connecticut SIP. EPA has determined that the PM2.5 
maintenance plan meets the requirements of section 175A of the CAA. In 
addition, EPA is also withdrawing the previously SIP-approved 2009 
MVEBs prepared using MOBILE6.2 and is approving the 2017 and 2025 MVEBs 
prepared using the MOVES model. Finally, EPA is approving the 2007 
comprehensive emission inventory for the Southwestern CT Area under CAA 
section 182(a)(1).

III. Statutory and Executive Order Reviews

    Under the Clean Air Act, the Administrator is required to approve a 
SIP submission that complies with the provisions of the Act 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 Clean Air Act. 
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 Clean Air Act; 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.
    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 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 25, 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

40 CFR Part 52

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

40 CFR Part 81

    Environmental protection, Air pollution control, National parks, 
Wilderness areas.


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    Dated: September 11, 2013.
Stephen S. Perkins,
Acting Regional Administrator, EPA New England.
    Parts 52 and 81 of chapter I, title 40 of the Code of Federal 
Regulations are 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 H--Connecticut

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2. Section 52.379 is amended by adding paragraph (h) to read as 
follows:


Sec.  52.379  Control strategy: PM2.5.

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    (h) Approval--EPA is approving a request to redesignate the 
Connecticut portion of the New York-N. New Jersey-Long Island, NY-NJ-CT 
fine particle (PM2.5) area (i.e., New Haven and Fairfield 
Counties or the Southwestern CT Area) from nonattainment to attainment 
for the 1997 annual and 2006 24-hour PM2.5 standards. 
Connecticut submitted this request on June 22, 2012. As part of the 
redesignation request, the State submitted a maintenance plan as 
required by section 175A of the Clean Air Act. Elements of the section 
175A maintenance plan include a contingency plan and an obligation to 
submit a subsequent maintenance plan revision as required by the Clean 
Air Act. The PM2.5 maintenance plan also establishes 2017 
and 2025 Motor Vehicle Emission Budgets (MVEBs) for the Area. 
Connecticut is establishing 2017 MVEBs of 575.8 tons per year (tpy) for 
direct PM2.5 and 12,791.8 tpy for NOX, and 2025 
MVEBs of 516 tpy for direct PM2.5 and 9,728.1 tpy for 
NOX, for the Southwestern CT Area for maintenance of the 
1997 annual and 2006 24-hour PM2.5 standards. The 2017 and 
2025 MVEBs were prepared with the MOVES model. Previously SIP-approved 
2009 MVEBs prepared with MOBILE6.2 are being withdrawn. Finally, EPA is 
also approving a comprehensive 2007 emission inventory for this Area.

PART 81--DESIGNATION OF AREAS FOR AIR QUALITY PLANNING PURPOSES

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3. The authority citation for part 81 continues to read as follows:

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

Subpart C--Section 107 Attainment Status Designations

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4. Section 81.307 is amended by revising the entries for the New York-
N. New Jersey-Long Island, NY-NJ-CT area in the Connecticut-
PM2.5 (Annual NAAQS) table and in the Connecticut--
PM2.5 [24-hour NAAQS] table to read as follows:


Sec.  81.307  Connecticut.

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                           Connecticut--PM2.5
                             [Annual NAAQS]
------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                              Designation \a\
         Designated area          --------------------------------------
                                      Date \1\              Type
------------------------------------------------------------------------
New York-N. New Jersey-Long Island, NY-NJ-CT:
    Fairfield County.............        10-24-13  Attainment.
    New Haven County.............        10-24-13  Attainment.
 
                              * * * * * * *
------------------------------------------------------------------------
\a\ Includes Indian Country located in each county or area, except as
  otherwise specified.
\1\ This date is 90 days after January 5, 2005, unless otherwise noted.


                                               Connecticut--PM2.5
                                                 [24-Hour NAAQS]
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                      Designation for the 1997 NAAQS \a\     Designation for the 2006 NAAQS \a\
          Designated area          -----------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                       Date \1\              Type             Date \2\              Type
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
New York-N. New Jersey-Long
 Island, NY-NJ-CT:
    Fairfield County..............  ..............  Unclassifiable/              10-24-13  Attainment.
                                                     Attainment.
    New Haven County..............  ..............  Unclassifiable/              10-24-13  Attainment.
                                                     Attainment.
 
                                                  * * * * * * *
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\a\ Includes Indian Country located in each county or area, except as otherwise specified.
\1\ This date is 90 days after January 5, 2005, unless otherwise noted.
\2\ This date is 30 days after November 13, 2009, unless otherwise noted.


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