Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Delaware; Infrastructure Requirements for the 2010 Sulfur Dioxide National Ambient Air Quality Standards, 63437-63438 [2013-25063]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 206 / Thursday, October 24, 2013 / Proposed Rules Dated September 19, 2013. Susan Hedman, Regional Administrator, Region 5. [FR Doc. 2013–24704 Filed 10–23–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–P ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY 40 CFR Part 52 [EPA–R03–OAR–2013–0492; FRL–9901–82– Region 3] Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Delaware; Infrastructure Requirements for the 2010 Sulfur Dioxide National Ambient Air Quality Standards Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Proposed rule. AGENCY: EPA is proposing to approve a State Implementation Plan (SIP) submittal from the State of Delaware pursuant to the Clean Air Act (CAA). Whenever new or revised national ambient air quality standards (NAAQS) are promulgated, the CAA requires states to submit a plan for the implementation, maintenance, and enforcement of such NAAQS. The plan is required to address basic program elements, including, but not limited to, regulatory structure, monitoring, modeling, legal authority, and adequate resources necessary to assure attainment and maintenance of the standards. These elements are referred to as infrastructure requirements. Delaware has made a submittal addressing the infrastructure requirements for the 2010 sulfur dioxide (SO2) NAAQS. This action proposes to approve portions of this submittal. DATES: Written comments must be received on or before November 25, 2013. SUMMARY: Submit your comments, identified by Docket ID Number EPA– R03–OAR–2013–0492 by one of the following methods: A. www.regulations.gov. Follow the on-line instructions for submitting comments. B. Email: fernandez.cristina@epa.gov. C. Mail: EPA–R03–OAR–2013–0492, Cristina Fernandez, Associate Director, Office of Air Program Planning, Mailcode 3AP30, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Region III, 1650 Arch Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19103. D. Hand Delivery: At the previouslylisted EPA Region III address. Such deliveries are only accepted during the mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with PROPOSALS ADDRESSES: VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:41 Oct 23, 2013 Jkt 232001 Docket’s normal hours of operation, and special arrangements should be made for deliveries of boxed information. Instructions: Direct your comments to Docket ID Number EPA–R03–OAR– 2013–0492. 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 information that you consider to be CBI or otherwise protected through www.regulations.gov or email. 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. Docket: All documents in the electronic docket are listed in the www.regulations.gov index. 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 in www.regulations.gov or in hard copy 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. PO 00000 Frm 00030 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 63437 Rose Quinto, (215) 814–2182, or by email at quinto.rose@epa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On May 29, 2013, the State of Delaware through the Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control (DNREC) submitted a revision to its SIP to satisfy the requirements of section 110(a)(2) of the CAA for the 2010 SO2 NAAQS. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: I. Background On June 22, 2010 (75 FR 35520), EPA promulgated a revised NAAQS for the 1hour primary SO2 at a level of 75 parts per billion (ppb), based on a 3-year average of the annual 99th percentile of 1-hour daily maximum concentrations. Pursuant to section 110(a)(1) of the CAA, states are required to submit SIPs meeting the applicable requirements of section 110(a)(2) within three years after promulgation of a new or revised NAAQS or within such shorter period as EPA may prescribe. Section 110(a)(2) requires states to address basic SIP elements such as requirements for monitoring, basic program requirements and legal authority that are designed to assure attainment and maintenance of the NAAQS. Section 110(a) imposes the obligation upon states to make a SIP submittal to EPA for a new or revised NAAQS, but the contents of that submittal may vary depending upon the facts and circumstances. In particular, the data and analytical tools available at the time the state develops and submits the SIP for a new or revised NAAQS affect the content of the submittal. The content of such SIP submittal may also vary depending upon what provisions the state’s existing SIP already contains. In the case of the 2010 SO2 NAAQS, states typically have met the basic program elements required in section 110(a)(2) through earlier SIP submittals in connection with the SO2 NAAQS. More specifically, section 110(a)(1) provides the procedural and timing requirements for SIPs. Section 110(a)(2) lists specific elements that states must meet for ‘‘infrastructure’’ SIP requirements related to a newly established or revised NAAQS. As mentioned above, these requirements include basic SIP elements such as requirements for monitoring, basic program requirements and legal authority that are designed to assure attainment and maintenance of the NAAQS. II. Summary of State Submittal On May 29, 2013, Delaware provided a submittal to satisfy section 110(a)(2) requirements of the CAA, that is the subject of this proposed rulemaking, for E:\FR\FM\24OCP1.SGM 24OCP1 63438 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 206 / Thursday, October 24, 2013 / Proposed Rules mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with PROPOSALS the 2010 SO2 NAAQS. This submittal addressed the following infrastructure elements: section 110(a)(2)(A), (B), (C), (D), (E), (F), (G), (H), (J), (K), (L), and (M). EPA has analyzed the above identified submittal and is proposing to make a determination that such submittal meets the requirements of section 110(a)(2)(A), (B), (C), (D)(i)(II), (D)(ii), (E), (F), (G), (H), (J), (K), (L), and (M) of the CAA, with the exception of the part D, Title I nonattainment planning requirements of section 110(a)(2)(I) and the portion of the submittal relating to section 110(a)(2)(D)(i)(I) on which EPA will take separate action. A detailed summary of EPA’s review and rationale for approving Delaware’s submittal may be found in the Technical Support Document (TSD) for this action which is available on line at www.regulations.gov, Docket ID Number EPA–R03–OAR–2013–0492. This proposed rulemaking action does not include section 110(a)(2)(I) which pertains to the nonattainment planning requirements of part D, Title I of the CAA, because this element is not required to be submitted by the 3-year submission deadline of section 110(a)(1) of the CAA, and will be addressed in a separate process. This proposed rulemaking action also does not address section 110(a)(2)(D)(i)(I) of the CAA. In accordance with the decision of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia (D.C. Circuit Court), EPA at this time is not treating the 110(a)(2)(D)(i)(I) SIP submission from Delaware as a required SIP submission. See EME Homer City Generation, L.P. v. EPA, 696 F .3d 7 (D.C. Cir. 2012), cert. granted, 2013 U.S. Lexis 4801 (2013). On June 24, 2013, the Supreme Court granted the petitions of the United States and others and agreed to review this D.C. Circuit Court decision. However, at this time the D.C. Circuit Court decision remains in place and unless it is reversed or otherwise modified by the Supreme Court, states are not required to submit 110(a)(2)(D)(i)(I) SIPs until EPA has quantified their obligations under that section. EPA will address the portion of Delaware’s May 29, 2013 SIP submittal addressing section 110(a)(2)(D)(i)(I) in a separate action. III. Proposed Action EPA is proposing to approve Delaware’s submittal that provides the basic program elements specified in section 110(a)(2)(A), (B), (C), (D)(i)(II), (D)(ii), (E), (F), (G), (H), (J), (K), (L), and (M), necessary to implement, maintain, and enforce the 2010 SO2 NAAQS, with the exception of the part D, Title I VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:41 Oct 23, 2013 Jkt 232001 nonattainment planning requirements of section 110(a)(2)(I) and the portion of the submittal relating to section 110(a)(2)(D)(i)(I) on which EPA will take separate action. EPA is soliciting public comments on the issues discussed in this document. These comments will be considered before taking final action. IV. Statutory and Executive Order Reviews 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 proposes to approve state law as meeting Federal requirements and does not impose additional requirements beyond those imposed by state law. For that reason, this proposed 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). PO 00000 Frm 00031 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 In addition, this proposed rule, pertaining to Delaware’s section 110(a)(2) infrastructure requirements for the 2010 SO2 NAAQS, 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. List of Subjects in 40 CFR Part 52 Environmental protection, Air pollution control, Sulfur oxides, Reporting and recordkeeping requirements. Authority: 42 U.S.C. 7401 et seq. Dated: September 24, 2013. W.C. Early, Acting Regional Administrator, Region III. [FR Doc. 2013–25063 Filed 10–23–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–P NATIONAL TRANSPORTATION SAFETY BOARD 49 CFR Part 821 [Docket No. NTSB–GC–2011–0001] Rules of Practice in Air Safety Proceedings National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB or Board). ACTION: Notice of proposed rulemaking; reopening of comment period. AGENCY: The NTSB amends the comment deadline for a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) published on September 19, 2013. The proposed change in the NPRM would require the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to provide releasable portions of the enforcement investigative report (EIR) to each respondent in emergency cases. DATES: The comment period for the proposed rule published September 19, 2013, at 78 FR 57602, is reopened. Comments must be submitted by November 6, 2013. ADDRESSES: A copy of the NPRM, published in the Federal Register (FR), is available for inspection and copying in the NTSB’s public reading room, located at 490 L’Enfant Plaza SW., Washington, DC 20594–2003. Alternatively, a copy is available on the government-wide Web site on regulations at https:// www.regulations.gov (Docket ID Number NTSB–GC–2011–0001). SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\24OCP1.SGM 24OCP1

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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

40 CFR Part 52

[EPA-R03-OAR-2013-0492; FRL-9901-82-Region 3]


Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; 
Delaware; Infrastructure Requirements for the 2010 Sulfur Dioxide 
National Ambient Air Quality Standards

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

ACTION: Proposed rule.

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SUMMARY: EPA is proposing to approve a State Implementation Plan (SIP) 
submittal from the State of Delaware pursuant to the Clean Air Act 
(CAA). Whenever new or revised national ambient air quality standards 
(NAAQS) are promulgated, the CAA requires states to submit a plan for 
the implementation, maintenance, and enforcement of such NAAQS. The 
plan is required to address basic program elements, including, but not 
limited to, regulatory structure, monitoring, modeling, legal 
authority, and adequate resources necessary to assure attainment and 
maintenance of the standards. These elements are referred to as 
infrastructure requirements. Delaware has made a submittal addressing 
the infrastructure requirements for the 2010 sulfur dioxide 
(SO2) NAAQS. This action proposes to approve portions of 
this submittal.

DATES: Written comments must be received on or before November 25, 
2013.

ADDRESSES: Submit your comments, identified by Docket ID Number EPA-
R03-OAR-2013-0492 by one of the following methods:
    A. www.regulations.gov. Follow the on-line instructions for 
submitting comments.
    B. Email: fernandez.cristina@epa.gov.
    C. Mail: EPA-R03-OAR-2013-0492, Cristina Fernandez, Associate 
Director, Office of Air Program Planning, Mailcode 3AP30, U.S. 
Environmental Protection Agency, Region III, 1650 Arch Street, 
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19103.
    D. Hand Delivery: At the previously-listed EPA Region III address. 
Such deliveries are only accepted during the Docket's normal hours of 
operation, and special arrangements should be made for deliveries of 
boxed information.
    Instructions: Direct your comments to Docket ID Number EPA-R03-OAR-
2013-0492. 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 information that you consider to 
be CBI or otherwise protected through www.regulations.gov or email. 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.
    Docket: All documents in the electronic docket are listed in the 
www.regulations.gov index. 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 in www.regulations.gov or 
in hard copy 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: Rose Quinto, (215) 814-2182, or by 
email at quinto.rose@epa.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On May 29, 2013, the State of Delaware 
through the Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental 
Control (DNREC) submitted a revision to its SIP to satisfy the 
requirements of section 110(a)(2) of the CAA for the 2010 
SO2 NAAQS.

I. Background

    On June 22, 2010 (75 FR 35520), EPA promulgated a revised NAAQS for 
the 1-hour primary SO2 at a level of 75 parts per billion 
(ppb), based on a 3-year average of the annual 99th percentile of 1-
hour daily maximum concentrations. Pursuant to section 110(a)(1) of the 
CAA, states are required to submit SIPs meeting the applicable 
requirements of section 110(a)(2) within three years after promulgation 
of a new or revised NAAQS or within such shorter period as EPA may 
prescribe. Section 110(a)(2) requires states to address basic SIP 
elements such as requirements for monitoring, basic program 
requirements and legal authority that are designed to assure attainment 
and maintenance of the NAAQS. Section 110(a) imposes the obligation 
upon states to make a SIP submittal to EPA for a new or revised NAAQS, 
but the contents of that submittal may vary depending upon the facts 
and circumstances. In particular, the data and analytical tools 
available at the time the state develops and submits the SIP for a new 
or revised NAAQS affect the content of the submittal. The content of 
such SIP submittal may also vary depending upon what provisions the 
state's existing SIP already contains.
    In the case of the 2010 SO2 NAAQS, states typically have 
met the basic program elements required in section 110(a)(2) through 
earlier SIP submittals in connection with the SO2 NAAQS. 
More specifically, section 110(a)(1) provides the procedural and timing 
requirements for SIPs. Section 110(a)(2) lists specific elements that 
states must meet for ``infrastructure'' SIP requirements related to a 
newly established or revised NAAQS. As mentioned above, these 
requirements include basic SIP elements such as requirements for 
monitoring, basic program requirements and legal authority that are 
designed to assure attainment and maintenance of the NAAQS.

II. Summary of State Submittal

    On May 29, 2013, Delaware provided a submittal to satisfy section 
110(a)(2) requirements of the CAA, that is the subject of this proposed 
rulemaking, for

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the 2010 SO2 NAAQS. This submittal addressed the following 
infrastructure elements: section 110(a)(2)(A), (B), (C), (D), (E), (F), 
(G), (H), (J), (K), (L), and (M).
    EPA has analyzed the above identified submittal and is proposing to 
make a determination that such submittal meets the requirements of 
section 110(a)(2)(A), (B), (C), (D)(i)(II), (D)(ii), (E), (F), (G), 
(H), (J), (K), (L), and (M) of the CAA, with the exception of the part 
D, Title I nonattainment planning requirements of section 110(a)(2)(I) 
and the portion of the submittal relating to section 110(a)(2)(D)(i)(I) 
on which EPA will take separate action. A detailed summary of EPA's 
review and rationale for approving Delaware's submittal may be found in 
the Technical Support Document (TSD) for this action which is available 
on line at www.regulations.gov, Docket ID Number EPA-R03-OAR-2013-0492.
    This proposed rulemaking action does not include section 
110(a)(2)(I) which pertains to the nonattainment planning requirements 
of part D, Title I of the CAA, because this element is not required to 
be submitted by the 3-year submission deadline of section 110(a)(1) of 
the CAA, and will be addressed in a separate process. This proposed 
rulemaking action also does not address section 110(a)(2)(D)(i)(I) of 
the CAA. In accordance with the decision of the U.S. Court of Appeals 
for the District of Columbia (D.C. Circuit Court), EPA at this time is 
not treating the 110(a)(2)(D)(i)(I) SIP submission from Delaware as a 
required SIP submission. See EME Homer City Generation, L.P. v. EPA, 
696 F .3d 7 (D.C. Cir. 2012), cert. granted, 2013 U.S. Lexis 4801 
(2013). On June 24, 2013, the Supreme Court granted the petitions of 
the United States and others and agreed to review this D.C. Circuit 
Court decision. However, at this time the D.C. Circuit Court decision 
remains in place and unless it is reversed or otherwise modified by the 
Supreme Court, states are not required to submit 110(a)(2)(D)(i)(I) 
SIPs until EPA has quantified their obligations under that section. EPA 
will address the portion of Delaware's May 29, 2013 SIP submittal 
addressing section 110(a)(2)(D)(i)(I) in a separate action.

III. Proposed Action

    EPA is proposing to approve Delaware's submittal that provides the 
basic program elements specified in section 110(a)(2)(A), (B), (C), 
(D)(i)(II), (D)(ii), (E), (F), (G), (H), (J), (K), (L), and (M), 
necessary to implement, maintain, and enforce the 2010 SO2 
NAAQS, with the exception of the part D, Title I nonattainment planning 
requirements of section 110(a)(2)(I) and the portion of the submittal 
relating to section 110(a)(2)(D)(i)(I) on which EPA will take separate 
action. EPA is soliciting public comments on the issues discussed in 
this document. These comments will be considered before taking final 
action.

IV. Statutory and Executive Order Reviews

    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 proposes to approve state law as meeting Federal 
requirements and does not impose additional requirements beyond those 
imposed by state law. For that reason, this proposed 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 proposed rule, pertaining to Delaware's section 
110(a)(2) infrastructure requirements for the 2010 SO2 
NAAQS, 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.

List of Subjects in 40 CFR Part 52

    Environmental protection, Air pollution control, Sulfur oxides, 
Reporting and recordkeeping requirements.

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

    Dated: September 24, 2013.
W.C. Early,
Acting Regional Administrator, Region III.
[FR Doc. 2013-25063 Filed 10-23-13; 8:45 am]
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